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In a city where going to an ‘exciting’ restaurant can sometimes mean paying $90 to sit in a neon basement and eat things like marinated leaves with distilled pigs’ tears on top, it’s comforting to remember that places like Clay exist.
Clay is an upscale spot in Harlem where you can get a special-but-not-too-formal meal. There aren’t any potentially made-up ingredients like pigs’ tears on the menu here – instead, you’ll find pretty common flavor combinations, like pork belly and apple, gnocchi with squash and sage, and strip steak with potatoes and salsa verde. But just because you’ve probably experienced these ingredients before in one way or another, doesn’t mean you should skip them in search of something newer and flashier.