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Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant

16103 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3442
+1 718-845-5100
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baked clams” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16103 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3442
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with my wife in August for her birthday. The baked clam breading was extra good. The clams themselves were rubbery. The main course dishes we had were eh. Don't know what the big deal about this place is. Good to go Monday...More

Thank ss1783
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience was not up to par with the very high standards we uphold. Our management team is always available to address any concerns and will always go...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lenny's is an neighborhood favorite. Great service. Delicious food. Reasonable priced. Portions are generous. I had breaded lobster shrimp and baked clams. OMG!!!

Thank Nora M
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 Star review. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience with us! -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place isn't all that like many people make it seem. I think most people just want to jump on the bandwagon and say it's good just because a few famous people have gone there to eat. However, Lenny's Clam Bar is not all that...More

Thank pralle1995
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your feedback is important to us. We are sorry that you didn't seem to have an enjoyable dining experience with us. Please provide us with details such as date and time of visit, servers name (if known) and what food you were served. Thank you,...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided on a small dinner while our daughter was off visiting friends last week. Was told by a friend about this restaurant awhile ago, but never visited it. I should have. From the moment that we entered the restaurant till we...More

Thank supply46
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 Star review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the baked clams and linguine with clam sauce- they are certainly favorites among our customers. We look forward to your next visit. -The Management Team...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Came recommend by the hotel and was a good call. Was slightly nervous when entered as had a vanity wall with celebrity photos but when walked in it was packed, and on a Tuesday evening. Food good honest Italian care which I thoroughly enjoyed. Onion...More

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JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for visiting Lenny's while staying here in NY. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to post your 4 Star review, and hope to be able to serve you again next time you are in the area. -The Management Team at...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a visit to Riis Park beach. We ordered a dozen clams on the half shell and after eating just one, we quickly realized that one dozen was simply not going to be enough! They were so fresh and tasty. We will definitely...More

Thank Barbara F
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 Star review! Our clams on the half shell are definitely a favorite especially in the summer season. We appreciate your patronage and hope to serve you again soon. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar

Reviewed 21 July 2017

I love this place. I was there about 12:00 Saturday night and the service was just as good as it would be during the day, We had Dave as our waiter and he was awesome. You have to have the Lobster Bisque, It is one...More

Thank pamela j
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that your dining experience was enjoyable. We look forward to serving you again soon. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I'm puerto Rican and I love my spanish food but when I want some good Italian food this is where I go. This place has great selections and everything I've ate there was the best Italian food. I've been to other Italian restaurants but nothing...More

Thank Jose R
JoeDeCandia, Public Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your 5 Star review. Our family recipes have been passed down through generations, so the food here is authentic Italian at its best. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went there for lunch on July 4th. Not bad. The price is pretty much the same in any bar/club you went to. I thought the martini are over priced though, $15 each glass. We had baked clams and calamari, not bad at all and...More

Thank countymd
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Baked Clams and. Calamari--they are favorites. As far as cocktail pricing goes, you will find our prices are comparable to other restaurants in this area. We...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food is always excellent and the service is very good we always come back. If you are looking for a Italian Resturant this is the place to go

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JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your recent visit and 5 Star review! We appreciate your comments and look forward to serving you again. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar

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mhaffner82
6 May 2016|
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Response from VFF63 | Reviewed this property |
I would say they will for a group of 6 or more. Call and ask, they have generous seating capability. Large main room and side rooms as well.
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Michael S
26 March 2015|
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Response from JoeDeCandia | Property representative |
Good Morning- We are open until 2am and have a full menu and bar until closing. Since we are located only 5 minutes from JFK Airport, you should have a smooth transition to your next flight. We look forward to your visit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16103 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3442
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Howard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 718-845-5100
  • E-mail
Description
THE STORY OF LENNY’S: Family Owned and Operated for over 40 Years ​My father, Joseph DeCandia, was born in Bari, Italy and came to America in 1956 at the age of 18. He took odd jobs as a dishwasher, a baker and a butcher. In 1958 he took a job at “Lenny’s Pizza” in Brooklyn on 86th Street where he started to learn the pizza business. A year later he went to work at “Lenny’s Pizza” on Nostrand Avenue which he later purchased in 1960. In 1969 my father decided to expand and opened “Lenny’s Pizza” on Cross Bay Blvd and 160th Avenue. Still wanted to grow in 1973, her purchased Ernie’s Bar on a handshake, located at 161-03 Cross Bay Blvd. He took this small bar and developed it into “Lenny’s Clam Bar” which opened on January 11, 1974. His original menu (which is posted on the entrance wall) consisted of only a few items, including his now popular medium-hot sauce. Business started off slower than expected so my father decided to try TV commercials featuring himself and some then famous celebrities. I realized while working alongside my father that together with hard work, great food, good service and his personal attention what truly can be attributed to Lenny’s popularity and fame was him inviting people into his restaurant by saying “Ask for Joe and get a free glass of wine on the house.” We continue to use all the finest ingredients and highest quality products with the same recipes, traditions and values that Lenny’s was built on. My father passed away in 2002. Today “Lenny’s Clam Bar” is still operated and run by myself and my family. Come and enjoy a wonderful dinner. Buon Appetito!
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