The Hamilton Inn
The Hamilton Inn

The Hamilton Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hamiltoninnjc.com/
  • Phone: 2018395818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday: Friday 11:30AM - 4:00PM
    Brunch Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00 PM
    Brunch Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Dinner Sunday & Monday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Dinner Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Late Night Kitchen Friday & Saturday: 11:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Catering menus available in house or online @ www.hamiltoninnjc.com. For any and all inquiries please contact John @ Jgondevas@gmail.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th St
  • Public Transit: Grove St. Path

    Newport Path
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot located at 723 Jersey Avenue.

    Street Parking almost never a problem.
A word from The Hamilton Inn
Welcome to The Hamilton Inn! We are open daily for both Lunch and Dinner, and you can join us for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Hamilton Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (28)great for brunch (26)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (15)good for groups (10)special occasion (9)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great spot in Hamilton Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My company and I ate out at the Hamilton Inn for a special occasion, they hosted Dine Out for Mila a fundraiser for a local girl recently diagnosed with Leukemia. The drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert were all very delicious and everyone in our party of ten was very pleased with our entire experience at the Hamilton Inn. Our server, Yvonne was professional, patient, and very friendly. The manager, John is exceptional. We love the Hamilton Inn always, but this night was a little more special than a typical evening at this local gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection in Jersey City
    MattyKraus
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I can't say enough about this place. I've been for Brunch and late Lunch and both times everything we ordered was absolutely amazing. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great reason to visit....
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    ....is Wednesday nights for the $1 Oysters. Our recent experiences with their service and outstanding food keeps us going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuluVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Get the turkey burger! Also Tuesdays for trivia night is fun (except the woman reading the questions is kind of grating).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • friendly and accomodating staff
    lendlsz
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    quaint place to have dinner/brunch. friendly staff. will come back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our 2 recent experiences were great -- service was professional and attentive -- and everything we ordered was delicious. We had stayed away from this restaurant for a few years (after repeated bad service back in 2011) so we are very happy that we have given them another chance. Try it, you will like it!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Ambiance, Disapointing Food
    Tantanbourine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We really, really wanted to like the place as its so adorable and in our neighborhood, but I think if you stray from burgers and wings, you'll be dissatisfied. Great little neighborhood spot, well designed, fun atmosphere - exactly what we were looking for. Friendly hostess and server, but the food was lacking. Tuna app was soaked in soy sauce or something very salty, although it was a very large portion for the price. Both of our entrees left much to be desired. And for a $24 steak, no steak knife found its way to the table and a $17 french dip did not resemble a french dip in any way. A tiny bit of steak on a massive roll and a tiny pot of thick gravy that was supposed to be the jus? $100 for 2 people.. not quite worth it, sadly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbourhood Gem!!
    Duncan21
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Such a great place!!! I never ever disappointed. Great neighbourhood gastro pub!! Great service great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Fan of the Berkshire Pulled pork sandwich. Huge fan of the Chillaquiles (sp?)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything.
    millstaste
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Hamilton Inn staff were very friendly and accommodating. Seafood tasted fresh and clean! Presentation of entrees were superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I've been there once before but recently took my husband there for Sunday brunch. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed the food and service. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Four of us walked from Hoboken on a beautiful summer evening. We enjoyed the atmosphere. It wasn't too loud or crowded even on a Friday. We really enjoyed the soup dumplings! The burgers were all good, but nothing special. The truffle fries were a nice touch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Lunch
    kex320
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great spot for lunch. The egg pizza was devoured in minutes as soon as the server put it on the table. Good food and nice staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Good Brunch menu, food is always good. Some drinks on the menu changed, my wife was not too happy with that. Sat at the bar, gal behind the bar was not too friendly...very businesslike but overall a good experience and I definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall the service and food was very good: especially the Spicy Tuna Tartare and the Sweet Potato Salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Diner With Old friends
    Dawn
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was great. The drinks were over priced to say the least. $12.00 martini served in small champagne saucer that was 1/2 full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent good food & ambience
    lafab714
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Hamilton Inn is a popular neighborhood spot, especially on weekends. Food is consistently good; service friendly and polite. Accepts walk-ins and reservations. During busy brunch times, though, be prepared to wait for a table even if you have a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just moved to NJ
    Danny
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We just moved to Jersey City from NY and we stumbled upon this neighborhood gem. We are used to the convenience of NYC and was pleasantly surprised by how late the Hamilton Inn was open. The food was great and we didn't have to cheat on our organic diet. This spot will definitely be one that I frequent often.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    MikePHX
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I just love his place. The food and service are top notch. The quality is exceptional with organic beef and local sourcing. Good drinks and not overpriced. Emphatically recommended by me!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the The Hamilton Inn reviews archive.
  • Convivial atmosphere and food
    lafab714
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The Hamilton Inn consistently delivers good food and congenial atmosphere. Great choices for brunch and lunch. Very popular as a late night spot on weekends. The restaurant reflects the friendliness of the neighborhood. As weather warms, reservations (and a little patience) is recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Doug
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Was very busy, our table was not readily available and not sure the reservation made a difference but we were seated fairly soon. Food was good, would return.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    What's to say great food, great atmosphere loved this place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nikki
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    we had a 3pm reservation / there was only the brunch menu- which didn't offer much for options other then eggs for vegitarian (my party had someone who was vegitarian) so at 3-3:30 he only had eggs as an option - and his meal was over-cooked - 3 ppl ordered soup dumplings the dough was raw - also had the French dip/ which u would expect sliced thin meat- it was a small steak cut - to slices - but def not what u want in a French dip- the service was fine nothing over the top-
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    happymom1952
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner for five at Hamilton Inn. Great varied and delicious menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Newport gem!
    JJVV
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We stopped by for $1 oysters . Good $1 oysters are hard to come by outside of NYC. We ordered 20 east coasts which were some of the thickest, succulent oysters I've had. The horseradish was good too - it had a mild spiciness with hints of vinegar. They have 1/2 priced beer, wine, well, and cocktails from 12-4 & 4-7 which nets out to $4-6 drinks. I got a tequila negroni (tegroni) for $6 and was thrilled with the quality. I tried the pulled pork sandwich. It was loaded with meat and a sweet BBQ sauce, though the bread was soft and it was hard to keep the sandwich together. I didn't mind. Overall, the service was speedy and frequent and the ambiance had a rustic hipster vibe (think 19th century saloon). I highly recommend The Hamilton Inn.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • returning
    pamkVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This was my third time here. I love the truffle flat bread pizza so much I haven't tried anything else on the menu. It can get crowded but the staff and customers are all friendly. It is a nice place to hang out. Daily specials are offered. After this terrible winter can't wait to go on a nice day and sit outside.Ask for a drink menu there are some interesting choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Ambiance
    Jeppy1229
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I was on a quest to find another restaurant in Jersey City which I've never been to that turns out to be a gem and I think I found one. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. I think the whole ambience in there was great, and everything I had for dinner was out of this world. I would definitely recommend to all and I will be back there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service. Very cute atmosphere
    techy
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great Service. Very cute atmosphere. Recommend IPA beer and cucumber and berry for cocktail. Ahi Tuna Burger is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than my expectation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Went there for dinner. Place looks bigger from outside, tables are placed closely to each other. Food was so-so, nothing memorable. Wine (malbec) that I had was good though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot in the Nabe
    Babsbunny77VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Decided to try this place on Saturday night with boyfriend. Love the location and really enjoyed the food. We had the french onion soup dumplings & goat cheese pierogies to start, and then split the pappardelle pasta and steak frites for entrees. Everything was very good. The only downside was that my bf had 2 pretty bad Manhattans and for $14 a drink, that's not a good thing. They both had way too much Vermouth, which is pretty awful. However, after commenting halfway through the second one that it was terrible, the server graciously had it remade and it was a significant improvement. Definitely planning to come back & looking forward to trying some of the other items on the menu! Boyfriend loved it too. He just might order scotch instead!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apps more exciting than Main Dishes
    NewJerseyJosh
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I discovered this place a few months ago and really like it a lot. Putting it on our list of go-to spots. We both agreed that the apps are much more exciting than most of their main dishes - but don't take that as a negative! They are great at what they make and its all be stellar, but you will read the menu of apps and say "I HAVE to try that!". Brunch is great too, busy but not completely crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Casual & even Clients
    tredd87
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Having been dining at Hamilton Inn a few years now, the food is always consistent with a great variety of options even if you walk in there with absolutely no idea what you're in the mood for. This last time, I took clients new to downtown JC to check out a "new" restaurant and HI absolutely nailed it. Service was great and the food impeccable. To have such a higher end neighborhood bar & restaurant nearby is such a benefit in living near Hamilton Park. Kudos to the team for always a job well done!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodwise....one of the best
    GJG306
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Foodwise....one of the best Brunches I've exprerienced in a long time. Service slower than it should be & noise level can be extreme.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighhorhood Gem
    nycmiadg
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Cute, neighborhood gem with a great bar and ambiance. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food disappointed
    Docsworld
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The service was pleasant. I loved the ambiance. It was the food that was a disappointment. My husband, from Texas, asked if the ribs were beef ribs. Waiter said yes. Ribs came, were pork (thank God he's not kosher). Then when husband told waiter that they were pork, waiter insisted they were beef;-(. Unless they came from a calf, they were not beef. My fish special, the red snapper over risotto , may not have been snapper. It was pretty overdone and rubbery. The risotto was really greasy too. The mojito (sp) pitcher was 3/4 water. That was a buzz bummer as we all were looking forward to some minty kick from the mojo!! I really wanted this to be a hit as it's a fem of a location: right near some great friends place; but it wasn't;-(
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and nice ambience
    tad1232000VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Always enjoy the food and the view is fun at Hamilton Inn. Be good to have some new different choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to Hamilton Inn
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I've been to Hamilton Inn several times, and it's always impossible to get a table for brunch without a reservation. I planned ahead and made a reservation, only to find they were behind that morning. However, they graciously gave us a round of drinks on the house and we were seated within 15 minutes. Food is good, service is nice. Great for brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy Brunch With Mom
    EvilBunnyRbbts
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We made a reservation about 2 hours before we showed up. When we got there it was obvious the staff was in the weeds, but everyone was keeping cool. Despite the reservation, we had to wait for our table (again, super busy), but the host bought us a round of drinks as an apology so we didn't mind one bit! We both got steak and eggs- the steak was delicious, but moms sunny side up eggs definitely trumped my scrambled. All in all we had a great time,.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming restaurant with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Beautiful Restaurant, with old world charm. Great wine list. I tried the Riesling, nice and dry the way I like it. We went for the Hudson restaurant week menu, the oysters were great, very fresh. I loved the Beef Duo and mashed potatoes with blue cheese! desert was a rich dark chocolate cake and ice-cream. The service was very efficient. I will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fine casual and convivial
    EarlA3VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A fine casual and convivial place to grab a good meal in Jersey City. It's an interesting menu and the quality of the food is very high. One note - as the Hamilton Inn has a tile floor, they don't really need to crank the stereo system. I like a lively environment, but it's just a little too loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic