We’ll start off 2017’s actual workweek (sorry if you were in yesterday) with a round of applause for a
new restaurant/bar that gets New York dining in 2017.
This place is called Clancey, and it’s on Clinton Street, and it’s got some appealing food that very
purposefully doesn’t reinvent the wheel. It’s open now.
When we say “doesn’t reinvent the wheel,” we don’t mean it’s not good, or that there aren’t some
twists. We mean they’ve got things on the menu with names like Something Wrapped in Bacon on a Toothpick, Yesterday Lo Mein
and Obligatory Burger. Refreshing, right?
Drinking alcohol is also encouraged. There to assist with that is, notably, a cocktail list. A spicy tequila
number called Mangos on Fire and a Grilled Lime Gimlet appear on it.
We can’t deny, though, that as you settle in at the bar or the communal table or whatever your preferred
seating apparatus (looks
at the place here), cocktail in hand, you might encounter some more original things—bourbon-glazed
shrimp or chargrilled oysters, for instance. Not everything can be a sarcastic nod to urban dining