I stopped in the Clinton House for a gift certificate for my sister and just fell in love with the feel of the place, I had never been inside. I felt like I went back in time 25 years. My meal was wonderful, my husband just wished the lobster tail was broiled not steamed, loved the clam on the half shell. I was very impressed with the staff and how fast we were served. Can't wait for the next time!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to the
We have been coming to the Clinton House for years. They are consistent with the quality and they also have a bakery on premises. Save room for dessert because the offering is always outstanding. If you can catch their very seasonal strawberry Napoleon, you're in for a real treat.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Clinton House is a Solid Choice
I have enjoyed the Clinton House each time I have eaten there. This time, however, I thought that the food was overpriced.
Not that the food was poor, it was just that the main course was not to the House's usual standards. Every place has an off night and perhaps I should not have deviated from the lamb, always excellent, or the other steak choices.
The French Onion soup was good. And the deserts were impeccable as always. I am sure to return to the Clinton House in the future.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
#1 for beef...always exceptional...one of my all time favorites! Been dining here for 40 years. My wife adores the sauerbraten.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must stop when passing hrough
My wife and I discovered this restaurant about ten years ago. We were on or way from Boston to Harrisburg, stopped locally and found the Clinton House by chance. What a find. I now travel every year with members of a band making the same trip and we always leave a day early and split the journey at Clinton so we can have dinner at the Cllinton House. Great food!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Food and Service
I've eaten here several times and it's always an outstanding dining experience: from the warm greeting by the young/pretty Anna to the generous and hearty Sauerbraten. Dining room was cozy and inviting and service was attentive but not overbearing. Definitely worth the experience.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant however the reception desk was sticky to the touch. A turn off when you first walk in. Thankfully the food redeemed itself. I realize it is a very old establishment.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, our dining experience was heightened by the quality of our dinners!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good By All Accounts.
I came in for lunch ( I have also been here for dinner) and was very pleased with my Maryland crab cakes. I also appreciated the IPAs on tap. The service was very attentive to details.
As far as Hunterdon County village inns go, this is among the very best!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Clinton House is wonderful, the food is perfection! This restaurant never disappoints!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the old rustic ambiance.
Loved the old rustic ambiance. Great food and relaxed atmosphere. Great place for a date night out.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
third time a charm
this was our third time here within the past few months- this time for my moms 83rd birthday. Although there's was a bit of a wait to get seated due to confusion with another party, the melt-in-your-mouth grilled veal tenderloin was outstanding and made this trip the best of the three. We topped it off by sharing some delicious tiramisu for dessert.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the Clinton House and dine here regularly. The steak is always fantastic and cooked as you ask. However they do have a good specials range so we opted for the Grouper with a Horseradish crust - just awesome. Love this place and love the staff - always positive, helpful and friendly.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
first time for all
There were 5 people in our party. The staff was friendly, food was served in a timely fashion. and..... was delicious. we all enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be going back. looking forward to it.:-)
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Friends
Party of four -- soup and sandwiches -- veg soup tasty -- sandwiches roast beef -- enough for two sandwiches each -- very good.
Blacken Swordfish over lettuce - done perfectly -- five pieces of fish. Flounder perfect -- very nice afternoon. Service attentive.
Will come again --
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been dining here format years and always find the food delicious and the staff friendly
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
OUR FAVORITE PLACE...
WE TRY TO GET TO THE CLINTON HOUSE ONCE A MONTH, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE TRAVEL ABOUT AN HOUR TO GET THERE.....WE'RE ALWAYS GREETED LIKE LONG, LOST FRIENDS....MADE TO FEEL MOST WELCOME....
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious - as it
Food was delicious - as it always is at the Clinton House.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great crab cakes! it is near
Great crab cakes! it is near a scenic spot in town. great for walk after the meal.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Historic Gem, w/great
Great Historic Gem, w/great service w/staff that actually know what they're doing. Great Food, Drinks and Service - can't beat it!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have never been disappointed at The Clinton House and this time was no exception. We enjoyed our meals and our server was great!! We will be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This historic restaurant is
This historic restaurant is worth the trip! The crab cakes are amazing and the steaks delicious. The staff is courteous and attentive. The overall dining experience was wonderful.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming here for years. Always outstanding. Service is wonderful and the staff treat you like family.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thursday dinner & magic
Food is always great at the Clinton House. We made a reservation online because I received an email about a magician being there. Magic was great for my kids and the magician had great personality and very child oriented. We had a great time!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food and experience.
Our only suggestion would be additional handicap parking or valet for physically differently abled.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Anniversary Dinner
We weren't disappointed - our meal was delectable; as always.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only was the food delicious, but I saw items on the menu I've not seen anywhere in years. Our waitress, Carol, was entertaining with personality plus! We sat in the bar area where everyone seemed happy and the entertainment was outstanding.
Good food +good music = a GREAT night.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great but the food was just ok. The prime rib had no flavor the beef Wellington was pretty good but greatly overlooked. The special appetizer was an antipasti that came out looking like something that a diner would served. I do have to the say the server was perfect and it was our anniversary and they bought us 2 desserts. To be fair we live an hr from there and we are used to eating in manhattan for occasions.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though I don't dine here
Even though I don't dine here often, whenever I've gone to the Clinton House, it never disappoints. It consistently has excellent food, the service is always very attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere is very relaxing. While it's by no means inexpensive, the extra cost is well worth it.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
Originally from the area so I know this restaurant. Good food, good service, friendly atmosphere. Great for a group or just for two. Plenty of menu choices. Good dining experience.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always loved Clinton House for their food and atmosphere. We like to spend once a week enjoying a great meal at a good price and Clinton House fits the bill. One hint for those who want that "quiet" dinner - stay away from the room near the bar.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
need new bakery!!
Both my guest and myself were quite happy with our food with a couple of exceptions: (a) we realize that some "chefs" refuse to steam oysters and will only offer them raw, I travel extensively and find that the better restaurants will cater to their customers. I strongly urge The Clinton House to rethink this policy.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and Romantic
The feel of the dining experience was warm and comfortable. The food was exceptional and the staff was very polite and friendly. Food selection was excellent and I look forward to returning to try more of what was offered on the menu. Definitely a place to go for special occasions!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit
Visited for the first time for our anniversary. Had a great meal. Service was very good even though the restatuant was very busy. We will definitely be back. Great place to go for a nice dinner without the kids.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The four of us were seated on time. Waitress was very attentive. The wine was fabulous and so were our meals. We left with smiles!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak In New Jersey
We frequent this restaurant as often as possible. We have never had a bad meal. The Prime Rib and Blue Ribbon Steaks are by far the best I've found in New Jersey. Portions are alway ample and the atmospher relaxing. We booked this last dinner with friends through Open Table and made a special request for a table in front of the fireplace in the older wing known as the gun room as we consider it to be the best table in the room. That is exactly where we were seated at precisely the time of our reservation. Could not have been more pleased. On this occasion I selected the "Hunters Veal T-Bone" from the specials menu and my wife ordered the crab cakes from the regular menu. Both meals were expertly prepared nicely presented.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Return to the Clinton House
We go for the Friday night entertainment but the food is very good. On this visit the place was unexpectedly busy and the management compensated us for waiting longer than normal for drink/food orders. Always enjoy it here.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive for frequent dining
Dinner was great. I had lamb; he had the special crab strudel. It's just pricey - 1 appetizer, 1 soup, an inexpensive bottle of wine, 2 mid-priced dinners, and dessert/coffee - $170 including tip. The food was wonderful, and we enjoyed a leisurely meal for a busy Saturday night. We just can't afford it very often, which makes this a "special occasion" place in our book. In warmer weather, perfect for a nice stroll around the corner to the old mill and bridge.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
WE MEET WITH HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS ABOUT ONCE A MONTH....TAKES US ABOUT AN HOUR TO GET TO THE CLINTON HOUSE....BUT, SO WORTH THE DRIVE....
NEVER DISAPPOINTED & THE STAFF THERE CAN'T BE BEAT....
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time back but I will go back
First time in Clinton and searched the web for a restaurant with charm for lunch. Enjoyable ,great lunch and will go back again. Thank you
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Birthday Dinner!
We had a wonderful time at The Clinton House for my daughter's birthday! I had the best dinner there than I have had in a long time. The service was exceptional and the ambiance was beautiful.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner and Service Impressive
The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Friendly staff made the dining experience extra special!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited this restaurant for the first time based on a friend's recommendation. Extensive menu and attractive wine list. Two of our party had the Beef Wellington (which is not commonly seen on menus anymore) and found it to be quite tasty. The prime rib was a generous cut of tender, well-flavored meat. Desserts are made in their own bakery and are superb - try the Pumpkin Roll (like a carrot cake, only better).
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Pleasant Evening
Four of us had a pleasant time on Wednesday night. We were very disappointed that they were out of the much-anticipated crab cocktail or crab au gratin, but our dinners were good, nicely presented, and more than ample. It had been a very long time since my husband and I had been to the Clinton House, but we'll be back again soon.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for business lunch
Met here for a business lunch/interview. Food great as always, lovely restaurant. The restaurant was rather full (everyone was in the fireplace room), so the noise level was higher than I would have liked, but not intolerable.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friends had recommended this
Friends had recommended this place to me, we were not disappointed. From the food to the drinks, wine choices & atmosphere, everything was awesome.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A happy birthday!
A group of fiends took me to The Clinton House for my birthday. The food was great, and our server Valerie was fun and efficient. We were a noisy and rambunctious group and she served us all night with good humor and a smile.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I met 3 other business associates for lunch. It was quite crowded but noise was not overbearing and table was situated so that there was plenty of room. Nice, charming atmosphere and good lunch. Excellent shrimp bisque soup. All sandwiches used big rolls and I'm not a fan of that much bread so I ate crab cake sandwich without bread. Crab cake was good. Overall, this was a very nice place for lunch.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent - a little pricey
excellent - a little pricey but great food, nice selection and excellent service
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I realize that it's holiday
I realize that it's holiday time, but I thought the restaurant was a bit too crowded, the noise level was very high. It was hard to be able to talk to one another at our own table.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM