Clintons Bar and Grille

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Clintons Bar and Grille offers a vibrant and casual atmosphere with details in our custom lighting, a fully stocked bar area with lounge seating, and a focus on guest satisfaction that provides an unique dining experience in the heart of Clinton.

The detailed contempoary American menu leaves plenty of options for any of our guests' palates ranging from the ever popular butternut squash raviolis to our deliciously tender filet. Come experience a little slice of the city on High Street.
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KL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time dining at Clintons Bar and Grille. We did not have a great experience last year and but this visit was outstanding! Kelsey was our server and she was friendly and attentive to our table. The bread and dipping oil was delicious. We had a party of four and all ordered a different selection. We were all very happy with our meal choices ( shrimp and pasta, lobster ravioli, short ribs and the haddock). The portions were good and prices reasonable. I will definitely return to Clintons Bar and Grille !

JT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been to C.B.G before and enjoyed my experience. This was the first time my husband had dined there. We both enjoyed our experience, the food was perfection and our waitstaff was exceptional! We never felt rushed even though it was a busy Saturday night...We will be back again!

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.
Food was delicious and on time!!

DR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service at Clinton's is the best. We were running a bit late and called to extend our reservation. No problem, they moved it the 15 minutes that we needed and thanked us for the heads up. We were dining with my elderly parent who needed help with the menu and the drinks and navigating to the rest room (but refused help from us). The wait staff could see the issue and stepped in without calling attention to anything out of the ordinary and helped with the menu and the room navigation.

The food was quite good for all of us. Salmon, roast chicken, and lobster ravioli were the entrees. All delicious, nicely prepared and well presented. The lobster ravioli was very special with the lobster "garnish" on the plate. The wines were also nicely chosen as recommended by our waiter.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time there. High energy place. Food was outstanding. Service was warm, friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

60th birthday dinner

KO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Clinton Bar & Grille never disappoints. The menu is diverse and everything we've had has been good. Don't ever eliminate the short ribs or the bread pudding dessert. Those are two of our favorites. Fiona was our server and she was excellent---very attentive and engaging. We brought two friends of ours who had never dined here before and they both loved it!

LB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This was my 3rd time visiting CB&G. I met up with a girlfriend for a mid-week dinner on a Thursday night at 7:15 pm. We were seated at the front of the restaurant next to the bar. Unfortunately, we found it excessively loud, almost to the point that we couldn't hear each other speak. It wasn't a rowdy crowd or anything unusual, it was just busy. Our waitress was rather curt, and we didn't feel very welcomed on this particular night. The drinks were great - we had the sangria and the cucumber cocktail. Our food was also fabulous - I had the famous haddock, and she had the ravioli special. All in all it was a wonderful meal, but the atmosphere and the waitress brought down the mood a bit.

M
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Filet mignon was to die for! Prepared to perfection and so tender and flavorful! A perfect Birthday dinner!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

F
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

most excellent! we really enjoy the menu and staff

d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clinton’s bar and grill is fantastic!!!! The food is always perfect and the staff are so welcoming and personable. Our favorite restaurant by far!!!!!

n
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was very good, a bit noisy but acceptable sitting in bar area

W
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ricky!
We love Kelsey!

S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We have been to this restaurant many times. It is always very noisy and lights are kept low but the food and wait staff were always very good. Not so this time. It had been awhile since we were there last and quite honestly I was not prepared for the wait staff to be in such a disarray. It was busy there but that is not a cause for the wait staff to be in such a rush. Our wine glasses were put down on the table so hard I’m surprised they didn’t break, had to remind her to bring bread and even then had to wait an extra 10 minutes for it. The wait staff kept walking through the tables so fast , it felt like we were on a freeway. NOT relaxing at all. As far as the food. My wife’s filet was dry and without taste our guest’s chicken was fine. Mine was NOT good at all. I ordered the rib eye which I have had many times prior and it was always very good. This time I knew something was different looking at it. I tried to cut and the knife was not able to unless I pushed down hard. Meat was dry, tough and tasteless. Only half was edible the rest was grizzly. The manager came over and admitted they were buying a lower quality meat because of cost. Both he and the waitress told me it is a “choice cut”. Maybe that is true but it was a lousy cut of meat and should not have been served. At least they took my meal off the bill.
Not sure if I will go back but I know it won’t be for awhile. It is not cheap here and they need to get their act together.

P
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you walk though the door Albert welcomes you with open arms, Ricky the most fabulous server/ bartender mixes the most delicious cocktail for your consumption and your start to your delicious meal begins! We ❤️CBG as it always feels like home between the food and the staff. The food is consistently on point. The place is buzzing as it is most definitely a diamond in the rough located right on Clinton High St.

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The main fault was with parking. Never expected to have a difficult time parking @ 5:30. Was not aware of there being a street festival which resulted in road closures and heavy traffic and lack of street parking. No dedicated parking for restaurant that I could see. Was late for reservation because of this. My meal, Potato Chip Encrusted Haddock, was excellent and our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Will be back again!!

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great date night spot. Fantastic food and very good friendly service with a nice vibe.

HH
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a little gem hidden in the old town of Clinton. Went for dinner with a friend unbelievable the food was Dynamite the service was perfect atmosphere magnificent you couldn't ask for anything more if I have to give it a downfall little noisy do to the open room but you can live with that excellent excellent excellent

KF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu has not changed since the start of 2019, so it could benefit from an update to refresh choice. Service was excellent, and the food was delicious, enjoyed by all four in the party. Special mention to the calamari appetizer, tender and perfectly cooked with an excellent sauce!

e
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love the food
Staff
Manager
Everyone
You feel like family by the time you leave and welcomed when you return
Make sure you have the bread pudding with extra spoons
Yum

c
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Local favorite. Brought another friend this time and he loved it as well.
(There isn't anything I tried that hasn't been special.)
We shared the BUTTERNUT SQUASH FILLED RAVIOLIS, BROWNED BUTTER SAGE SAUCE, BABY LEAF SPINACH, SHAVED ASIAGO appetizer. The sauce was wonderful!!
This time I had the steak tips with the Arugula salad. My date had the WALNUT ENCRUSTED WARM GOAT CHEESE, FIELD GREENS salad and the TRUFFLED PAN SEARED SCALLOPS (appetizer).
All cooked perfectly and very yummy.

It was a little hard to have a conversation, but still my favorite restaurant in the area!

KC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Waitress nice but made several mistakes resulting in overcooked steaks. Unable to accommodate food allergy without having to change whole order. Needless to say none of us are ate at the same time resulting in an unsatisfying birthday dinner.

L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time eating there. Everything we got was delish. Someone gave us a gift certificate to try it. The only complaint is that it is on the pricey side and we probably wouldn’t take the family of 5 there for dinner. But my husband and I will come again.

S
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The 4 of us had a great meal. Lots of dishes to choose from. Very original menu.

W
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Service is attentive and energetic! Wait time is perfect. Wine list is great!

KC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service (server Stephanie)!

HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our meals and the service were outstanding. The restaurant was a bit noisy

DW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, excellent service. Definitely will go there again.

BW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the Clinton bar and grille! They had a great wine selection. I had the best chicken Marsala and my boyfriend had an amazing filet. Prices for good for the quality of food. We also sat outside so the noise level was fine. It was a Friday night so the service was a little bit slow but the food was worth the wait =) would definitely go back!

JM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Taste, timeliness, temperature, accurate, hospitable and price-worthy are all the descriptive words that come to mind in recalling all of the 6 meals I have consumed here.
Regardless of the meals/experience being an on-line reservation for the indoor, outdoor patio or to-go order placed by phone; I am always greeted warmly and the food exceeds my Italian, red-tape expectations!
“Undoubtedly the highest caliper in town!”
JM

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for a night out. It is a little loud so don’t expect a quiet night out. Apps are great and entrees are very good.

TD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service. Prices are high but honestly the food is high quality. Homemade pasta is delicious! The place is super busy so I would highly recommend making a reservation a day in advance.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Felt rushed due to crowd/ needing our table

MA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for it being so noisy we couldn't carry on a conversation, it was a great evening. The food was outstanding and so was the service.

SL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The food was fabulous! I had the potato chip crusted haddock on asparagus risotto. OMG! I get it every time we go there. My husband had the chicken parm and said it was the best he has ever had.

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Good food, good service. Will return.

E
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great local restaurant. Love that it is classy, quiet, and excellent food. Have brought friends there several times and never disappointed. Would highly recommend if you are in the Clinton area.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was very good my husband would recommend the filet.

NA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food..great service..told them it was an anniversary and they took care of us brilliantly .will be back many times .a hidden gem in Clinton

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