A new restaurant called Clancey has soft-opened at 79 Clinton St. (Rivington Street), in the space that was most recently home to Yunnan Kitchen.
As yesterday’s feature in the New York Post noted, the name is a mashup of Clinton Street and Delancey Street. The place is serving “modern, upscale comfort food” with nods to the Lower East Side’s, “history as a traditional landing point for Jewish and then Chinese immigrants.”
Clancy was opened by Todd Birnbaum (Pinch – Pizza by the Inch) and Dennis Bogart (The Ainsworth, 121 Fulton Street, American Whiskey). The chef is Matthew Walker, who has worked at spots such as Bar Americain, Jazz Standard and Blue Smoke.
On the opening menu, you’ll find entrees such as herb roasted chicken, skirt steak and a cheeseburger with fried onions (entree prices range from $15-23). Starters included chargrilled oysters, “Yesterday Lo Mein” with crispy pork belly and a daily pickle jar. There are specialty cocktails for $12 and craft beers.
Right now the restaurant is open for dinner only. There’s a happy hour starting at 4. Weekend brunch will be added later.