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The Clinton House

The Clinton House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.TheClintonHouse.com
  • Phone: (908) 730-9300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Pete Gialias
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining available for parties over 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Warren (908) 730-9300
  • Entertainment: The Bob Egan Entertainment group provides a rotating group of musicians on Friday evenings starting at 7:00 pm and Sunday afternoons staring at 4pm in our bar/lounge area.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the front and side of the building. A private parking lot is also available across the street.
A word from The Clinton House
The Clinton House located in beautiful historic Clinton, NJ was established as an inn in 1743. The cuisine centers on ample portions of fresh seafood prepared with an European flair, prime meats, and desserts baked in our in house bakery.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Diner Reviews
  • "We reserve the Clinton House to celebrate special occasions but the price of the food is very reasonable considering the quality of the food is phenomenal. The drink prices far exceed expectations, too. Top shelf drinks were only $6.50 which is hard to come by and especially in such a nice restaurant. The charbroiled sirloin with the brandied au jus and the smoked trout were hands down homeruns. From start to finish, the meal and overall experience with the wait staff was fantastic. Looking forward to trying more menu items."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We recently visited the Clinton House again, after an absence of a year or two. It remains one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is always excellent, the service friendly and accommodating, and the building itself an historic treasure. It is a bit pricey, but dependably excellent and suitable for special occasions and for entertaining visitors."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "we try to get there once a month...travel quite a way so...it must be worth it...always treated like old friends."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Always love going to the Clinton House for their outstanding menu items. We prefer a quiet, cozy area to dine where we can enjoy our alone time, so we asked for a booth in the back room. To our surprise the tables were full with very energetic diners, which limited our conversation to be heard above the rest."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Reservation for 4, seated when everyone arrived. We had wonderful service, waitress was great , answering questions, checking with chef etc. Food was great, A very enjoyable and relaxing evening. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We usually eat here on special occasions. The food is almost always terrific and we've never been disappointed with the experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Tried the Clinton House as we were passing through Clinton on the way home. It was kind of what I expected - the restaurant was right out of the 1950s - menu, décor, and service. The food was okay, the décor could use an update, but the service was great. We really enjoyed Yvonne's service. That said, there are so many better restaurants in the area, so I would not return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A lovely dining place. Waitresses are all friendly. I look forward to dining there soon."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "everything was perfect. Especially the waitress, Sheryl, who was a true professional."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful setting. Historic building with beautiful stain glass and wooden beams throughout and a great bar area. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "always good food and good service...reliable for a special occasion"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Clinton House is always good - never had a bad meal. The wait staff are always excellent, they get things right. The staff are also friendly and warm and make you feel like you're part of the family. Always a firm favorite when we want good food with a good atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been going there for 35 years. We know we will enjoy our meal. I will say that the dress of some patrons left a lot to be desired; kids in little league uniforms? Shorts and sleeveless Ts on men? What happened to class?"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "To Whom It May Concern: We are so happy that we have decided to return eating at the Clinton House. The food is fabulous. Best prime rib that I ever had! Carol, our waitress, is a delightful, caring individual. Overall, a wonderful experience! We shall remain loyal customers."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent. I had the crab cakes. Comparable to the best I have had. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The timelessness of the structure and quality of food has never waivered. Great Place and very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "EVERYONE MAKES YOU FEEL SO WELCOME....THE FOOD IS GREAT & NEW ITEMS NEVER DISAPPOINT...."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Filet mignon and Rack of Lamb grilled perfectly. A bit pricey but entrees included salad, potato and vegetable. Would have preferred nicer ambiance. They sat us in bar area rather than main dining room. Experienced waitress was friendly and attentive. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "If you love old time food such as calves liver with bacon & onions, snapping turtle soup, and kings cut roast beef cooked to perfection, then this is the place for you! The atmosphere is cozy, but probably could use some updating. And the servers are sometimes a little smart alecky but that's because many of them have been working there for 30 years so they've earned it. I find the wine list a bit lacking, but that is because I am a Sauvignon Blanc drinker and they don't seem to have the best selection of these wines. But the food is very good, so the limited choice in wine easy to overlook."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had a good experience except the hostess was very rude - argued with me about the reservation since I changed the number from 5 to 6 people on open table!!! There was plenty of room for us and there was a table for 6 empty!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I read some bad reviews about the CH. I didn't find anyone of the scenarios mentioned. Great place, Great Food, Great Service!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My first visit to the Clinton house was perfect. Food service and ambience all very good. Our wait service was a joy. Will look forward to returning very soon."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "food is always good...sevice is the same...never a surprise, just good food"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Have been going here for years, it is our go to place, cozy, comfortable, friendly, and always good food and pleasant service. Have never had a bad meal. We are fortunate to have this restaurant and even though we travel 35 minutes to get there we go here often."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "as always the food was excellent and the service was courteous, friendly & prompt"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Clinton House has wonderful, delicious food. It never disappoints. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves great cuisine"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I recommend eating at The Clinton House. We had a lovely table. The waitress was excellent. She replenished our drinks in a promptly manner. The service was superb. Our food was hot and delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This was a family occasion that included 4 generations. Our seating was as requested, where requested and the server requested and our table was waiting for us. Service was excellent considering the stress of a holiday crowd. Food was enjoyed by all. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had 8 people, everyone wanted something different, and we were handled wonderfully. We all enjoyed meeting in the bar before, then we went to our table and the fun and good food continued, and ended our night w/a trip back to the bar ... all was exactly what we wanted."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good Food, Good Place to eat - always a dependable meal"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "WE TRY TO GET TO THE CLINTON HOUSE ONCE A MONTH..DESPITE THE TRAVEL TIME....WE'RE ALWAYS WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS & THE MENU NEVER FAILS TO MAKE YOUR TASTE BUDS WATER..."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Once again we had a fabulous evening at The Clinton House! We went seafood for our menu and came away very pleased. Clams Casino and Mussels Marinara were gastric wonders as appetizers. Both of us had the Seafood Newburg - Yumm! The atmosphere was relaxing with a perfect quiet atmosphere for enjoying ourselves."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I love dining at the Clinton House because the quality of food is always reliably wonderful, and the service is terrific!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Party of 5 including some from out of time. Wide menu selection - good quality and quantity Good atmosphere and although about 75% full on a Tuesday evening we could have our own conversation comfortably"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had the specials Crabmeat in a filo dough with scallops and stuffed salmon, both excellent!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Beef Wellington was not cooked as ordered (medium came out rare) , and when trying to fix it, it became well done. We did order a different meal in place of it, and they were very apologetic. They treated us well and all the food was very good. Mistakes happen, and we will come back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "When I come here I love the snapper turtle soup which is one of the regular recipes on the menu. I find their lunch specials very good in quality as well as value. In this case it was the liver and bacon. The wine list is well-suited to the food. If not large it offers a nice variety at some attractive prices. I had a couple of glasses of a pinot grigio; often I have had ales. Service is usually pretty good. Today, I had to interrupt a lengthy conerversation between my waitress and a couple about cancer treatment in order to get her attention for more wine. The food is not really sophiticated, but I have always found it dependable when dining alone or with others. As a country inn would go, I would say a solid 4 stars all round."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had another great business meeting at the Clinton House. One of the most consistent restaurants I have visited. Food and Service always excellent. I would sincerely recommend."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "When my in-laws come to town - this is the only place they want to go. Fabulous dinner as always!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "everything went as planned; the reservation was honored as requested with a table next to the large fireplace. Service & dinner were excellent; very efficient, courteous and pleasant. We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday dinner."
    Dined on 2/23/2014