Looking for an approachable, farm fresh spot in Harlem for some thoughtful New American cuisine, then Clay is just the place for you.
Brought to you by a team that has culinary and bar experience in some of New York’s finest, Clay’s menu is dedicated to careful sourcing in both the cuisine and in its eclectic natural wine list and inventive craft cocktails.
Executive Chef Gustavo Lopez (ex Terroir, Lupa and DBGB) offers a menu of creative dishes that focus on simplicity. All his ingredients are sourced from local farms that provide big flavors on each plate.
We tried the brunch menu at Clay and were delighted by the gentle sophistication of each dish we tasted.
The wine program is helmed by Gabriela Davogustto (L’Apicio, Café Altro Paradiso) who is extremely passionate about natural wines. Clay recently was awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The exceptionally creative cocktails available at Clay are a result of Bar Director Andrea Needell Matteliano‘s tremendous talent.
I love that there is a spot like Clay in Harlem. It has a thoughtful feel to it and seems to have slid right into the neighborhood dining scene, offering its own take on food and drinks.
Clay is open Tues-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm, and Sunday for brunch 12pm-3:30pm, dinner 5:30pm-10pm.
Here is some of what we tried:
Fine & Mellow and Quiet Fire
Housemade English Muffins
Roasted Beet & Hon Shimeji Salad
Corn Arepa, Duck Confit & Poached Egg
Yogurt Panna Cotta
Disclaimer: I was invited to this establishment as press for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own