Vincent’s Clam Bar – Garden City, LI, NY

My niece’s birthday lunch was at Vincent’s Clam Bar.  We have been coming here for so many years when I grew up as a kid, but don’t really remember it too much except for a few things.  Some of my fondest memories were my dad getting Linguine with White Clam and the Baked Clams.

The facade is different these days.

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And the inside a little different and more modern.IMG_8618 IMG_8622But the food is still just as good.

Here is our main appetizer, the Calamari.  Fresh, crisp and hot.  With medium and mild marinara to dip it in.  Yum.

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Those Baked Clams that I mentioned earlier?  They still taste just as great as they used to.

Don’t be fooled by those places that sell you Baked Stuffed Clams.  It’s not the same.  Those are a little bit of clams minced into stuff and put back into the shell.  This is a whole clam with breading and stuffing in the shell.  There’s a huge difference in the taste of it.IMG_8621

I’m not normally a seafood on pizza kind of guy.  But you know what?  The White Clam Sauce Pizza was awesome.  Clams were meaty, crust perfect New York style, and while there was a lot of garlic, it’s White Clam!IMG_8623

Meatball and Sausage Pasta.  The meat is good, but pretty standard.IMG_8624

Chicken Parm.  This is the lunch portion.

The amount of chicken was a little thin, but it was done right.IMG_8626Childhood.  You love it, you think about it and if you’re lucky, you get to relive moments of it.  Just like I did today.

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