Clam Bar History

At the turn of the 19th century, New York's Little Italy saw the first of what would be many Italian clam bars. These clam bars all had one thing in common. It was all about the sauce. Guests would choose a sweet, medium or hot sauce to compliment their Italian favorites.

And for many years, guys and dolls enjoyed their Italian dishes with some fine hooch. Unfortunately, during Prohibition, fans of clam bars would have to jump to a juice joint to wet their whistles.

For generations, my familia lived in New York and experienced firsthand the journey of the Italian clam bars. I have great memories of getting spiffy and visiting our local clam bar. I always thought it would’ve been the cat’s pajamas to walk thru the door of an Italian clam bar on the day Prohibition ended.

In creating Speaks Clam Bar, we did just that. Where the finest Italian meals in the great clam bar tradition are enjoyed in the fun-loving spirit of the speakeasy. Perfect for a swell time with your friends.

House-made Pasta & Sauces

Fresh, house made pasta

We know pasta from a box is like a wet blanket. Speaks Clam Bar pasta is made fresh in house for all guests to see. We make the traditional clam bar sauces fresh in house as well.

Word has it that this joint is jumpin'!
Let's meet for some hooch
and a Swell Time with some guys and dolls.

Grab some fresh seafood or I-talian specialties.
Since the Prohibition has ended 
we can enjoy food at our favorite clam bar
without having to jump to a juice joint! 

You get to choose from
Lobster Bisque, New England Clam Chowder
or a Caesar Salad to start.

After some more hooch decide between
Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Parmesan,
Spaghetti and Meatballs
or Shrimp Scampi Penne (GF)

You don't have to decide until you get there - and have some hooch.

Join us for a Swell Time enjoying
the fun-loving spirit of the Speakeasy.

There will be a cash bar
Price includes exclusive use of the rooftop
 your selection of starter and entrée, 20% gratuity and tax.
Casual dressy attire