Food/Drink: The pancakes were to die for - and great to share for a group (we split between four). Blueberry is the most popular but we went for the banana walnut and it was really delicious. The group agrees "best pancakes we've had!"
The eggs benedict was good, but not the best. (You have a choice of traditional ham or house smoked salmon, we had one of each). The biscuit was a nice twist on the classic dish, but it crumbled every time you put a fork in it, so it was really hard to eat. Also, it didn't come with any side dishes. Portion-wise, it is okay that there weren't any side dishes, but it would have been nice to have something to mix it up with. Bottom line, you don't come here for the eggs benedict, you come for the pancakes!
The huevos rancheros were fine, but one big mess. The presentation, as pictured below, was pretty, but very impractical to eat. Were we supposed to burrito-tize it? The sauces were a bit watery which made it difficult to wrap up, so while all the ingredients are portioned nicely on different parts of the tortilla, it was hard to put it all into a single bite.
And finally, the sugared bacon (not pictured) was GREAT - thin, sweet and salty all at once.
In terms of drinks, the bloody Mary ($11) was excellent (didn't come with olives though).
Atmosphere: The restaurant itself is very very small, probably about 11 tables. There is a cute bakery set up when you walk in, followed by a tiny bar, a single booth and a couple of tables. There is usually a good two-hour wait. The ambiance is like any other little brunch place - it didn't have a special vibe, definitely wasn't trendy. You could totally show up in sweats or a hoodie and feel fine.
Clinton Street Baking Company: 4 Clinton Street (between East Houston and Stanton), 646-602-6263
Sunday brunch: 9AM - 6PM (every other day: 8AM - 4PM)