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Published May 23rd 2012
Since opening Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant in 2001, husband and wife restaurateurs—Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, have been delighting loyal patrons, curious passersby and tourists with freshly baked goods and home-cooked style dishes that have repeatedly won high praises and press mentions in local, national and global publications.

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant is at 4 Clinton Street, between East Houston & Stanton in Manhattan, NY.

Frequent customers couldn't agree more, as they form lines outside this cozy, down-to-earth dining venue at 4 Clinton Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side (LES) neighborhood.

The family-friendly eatery offers soups, burgers, sandwiches, salads and many sides. It's also well known for breakfast and brunch, which means you can avail yourself of breakfast items all day long, every day. Rest assured, since their menu offerings are made in small batches using fresh ingredients, patrons note that their food items rival, and even surpass those from commercial chains. It's no surprise then that many of their tasty fare, including pies, muffins and pancakes occupy "Best of" lists, having been voted in various categories by readers of numerous media.

Choose from an array of options, including the Country Breakfast, which comes with three eggs any style, hash brown and grilled ham steak. A flaky and tender buttermilk biscuit—voted "Best in NY" by the "Village Voice", accompanies the meal.

Or how about the Clinton St. Omelette, which comprises of hash browns, sourdough toast and a choice of two fillings?

Both the Country Breakfast (top entree in photo) or the Clinton St. Omelette are great choices.

Perhaps you're in the mood for their Brioche French toast, which is topped with slivers of almonds and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Brioche French toast with slivers of almonds.

If you're leaning towards pancakes, try one of their flavors, such as blueberry pancakes, and perhaps you'll taste why theirs was voted "Best Pancakes" by readers of "New York" magazine. Should you be dining in during February—it's all about pancakes that month, and they'll feature one of their many offerings each day.

Light and tasty blueberry pancakes, topped with jam.

And when you're ready to resume your own tour of the Lower East Side, you'll leave knowing why so many folks, including tourists "must visit" Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant when they travel to the Big Apple.
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Why? Find out why their tasty fare wins high praises.
When: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 646-602-6263
Where: 4 Clinton Street (between East Houston and Stanton), New York
Cost: Varies
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