Across the Row Bistro

4.5
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Casual Fine dinning in a quaint historic home in the center of the village of Clinton. An eclectic American Bistro serving Thursday thru Monday evenings from 5pm. Accommodating vegetarian and Vegan diners, as well as Gluten free.

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Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Thu - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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WC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and experience as always ! The staff is always very pleasant and helpful. Food is always prepared fresh. Very tasteful décor and atmosphere.

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CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time there. Great food and a lovely atmosphere.

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A
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Across the Row for Parents Weekend at Hamilton College (five of us including an 18 year old and twin 15 year old boys) . It is minutes away from the school in a lovely house in downtown Clinton. The menu is small but varied enough that we all found something we wanted. The food was very good (steaks, salmon and sea bass) and the service was excellent. Our waitress was pleasant but not overbearing and the food came out very quickly. It is a bit pricey but nice for a special occasion. The atmosphere is very cozy and feels like home :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents weekend - Hamilton

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KJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Party of three, appetizers were very good, two of the three meals were not good, the two meals that failed were both red meats, the first with lamb quality of meat was poor very fatty and under cooked, ordered medium, second a rib-eye, was cooked as ordered medium but quality of meat again was fatty.

For three adults, two appetizers, two beers, aside from two meals under performing total bill with tip $198 Disappointing as not a lot of options for fine dining in Clinton, NY area, do not expect to return

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OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it was great! I was there with two other people and they boasted about how great their meal was, too!

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It can be disheartening for a vegetarian to scan a menu and find no veggie entrees, which made for a rough start. But our server was quick to step in and call out the chef, who came to the table, interviewed both vegetarians, and came up with a terrific option to satisfy both. Overall it was a great meal.

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ER
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Great food but we waited for an hour and a half for our food to come out - this would have been fine although our waitress did not speak to us the entire time to let us know that there was a problem with the food. We attempted to waive her over but she was unreachable and it was quite frustrating. 7pm reservation, ordered food at 7:15ish, food did not arrive until 9pm. Great food but very disappointing service.

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RR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crab cake appetizer was incredible. Lobster Mac and cheese was very good as well.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food but service was a bit slow.

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FD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The coconut curry scallops were delicious. It was like eating dessert for the entree

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B
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Only 1 Waitress for entire outside had to keep going in to ask for someone to take drink order appetizers etc.... Out of several selections. No specials. Meals were satisfactory.

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stuffed flounder entree was outstanding. My dining artner enjpyed the lamb chops but did not find them remarkable. Salad was very fresh, good variety of ingredients. Super crumbly bleu sheese dressing. A very enjoyable dinner

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere outside on the porch. Food was delicious. Service perfect.

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday dinner. Excellent service and menu options. We had eggplant and tomato bruschetta appetizer and lamb chops and chicken entrees. Food was delicious. A plus to dine outside on a covered porch on a rainy summer evening.

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BO
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm told that I am fussy and hard to please, but Across the Row is 5 star all the way. A "can't-miss" eatery.

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RW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner on the porch. Food was,company, and staff made it a great birthday celebration.

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at Across the Row!! Service great!! Meal absolutely delicious!!

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at Across the Row Bistro several times and the food is excellent! Chef Brian is very conscientious and friendly. The service was also outstanding. This is one of the best restaurants in the Mohawk Valley region. While ours was a special occasion for eating there, you don't need a reason to have a terrific meal. Also, we sat outside and it was wonderful.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As my ratings show I was completely impressed with this restaurant. Food, Service, and appearance excellent. I will be returning again. I suggest others do the same.

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n
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great Food and ambiance in old house with nice outdoor space when weather permits. Homey kind of place and well intentioned service but hardly overly attentive.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Was very disappointed. Had heard good things and we had guests in from out of town, and decided to try it. We were the ONLY diners in the dining room--- on a Friday night- and the service was beyond slow. We waited way too long to place drink orders, had to get up to get a second round, and dinners took a LONG time to come out. The food was a mix... two loved their dinners, two of us did not. It is lovely inside, and I wish we had had a better experience.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice hidden gem in Clinton. Food was delicious and service was attentive. Definitely would recommend. Mary was awesome.

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was lovely and not too loud, though since it was only about half full I cannot say if it is true all the time. In the summer they have some outdoor seating which is nice, unfortunately it is still much too cold for that. All in all, not a cheap meal but seeing as I have not run into anything on the menu that hasn't been fantastic the value is still quite good.

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CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food quality and prompt service. The owner/chef visited our table which was a nice compliment to an exceptional evening.

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were very pleased with our meal from start to finish. The atmosphere was quaint and charming and featured local artwork available for purchase. We started with the Artichokes Grill which was the perfect light start. Between the Pork Osso Bucco, the Lobster Mac and Cheese, the Roasted Half Duck and the Tuscan stuffed Chicken we had a nice array of entrees. We were all so pleased we shared tastes and decided we must come back and sample others! It was all quite delightful!

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CB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting ambience. Enjoyable lunch and good service.

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DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience, wonderful evening, will definitely return.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food in a comfortable home like setting. It’s on the expensive side, but worth every penny. Small menu, but anything you order will be exquisite with varying flavors. Very different taste combinations that will not disappoint! Highly recommended!

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food with a menu to meet broad interest.

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DM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere!

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite when I come to CNY. This is one of the best restaurants in the Utica-Rome area

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service we're outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I get together periodically over the year to catch up. We have eaten in
many different restaurants with mixed enjoyment but "Across Row Bistro" is a true
winner. The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. We will be back. I will certainly be referring friends to this fantastic restaurant.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service and warm atmosphere. Enjoy dining in this restaurant

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DN
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic Ambiance.Special atmosphere and incredible food. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Across the Row Bistro! Food is fabulous and the staff is wonderful.
Would highly recommend to everyone.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I finally got to this place when a couple of college friends came to town, and I was so glad I took them there! It surpassed all my expectations. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was eclectic and cozy, the staff was great! I would highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time for dinner. Great place for an anniversary dinner. The menu is selective, but with that comes a dinner prepared to the T. Everything tasted astonishing. The chef is an amazing cook!

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g
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was terrible at best. Tuna was inedible. Tried to give us a table in the worst spot near servers station when there were plenty of other options. Don't go...

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