three generations of serving the Whitestone community and hopes you
hospitality at the Clinton.Thank
you for your patronage.
a time, in the
Whitestone was called Clintonville after DeWitt Clinton, the governor
of New York who was instrumental in building
the Erie Canal.Clinton
was a Queens
resident who summered in Whitestone. Although the restaurant did not
have a name, local
residents referred to
it as “The Clinton” and the name stuck.The building was constructed
in 1901, housed a
“speakeasy” saloon during
Prohibition and is one of the oldest commercial sites in town.