Hamilton's Grill Room

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Canal side, nestled in the European charm of a courtyard near the Delaware River & surrounded by quaint antique shops & art galleries, it is the remarkable creation & signature of award-winning Broadway set designer & restaurateur Jim Hamilton, & reflects his one-of-a-kind signature style. Warm, soulful & sophisticated, the Grill Room remains one of the most romantic & unique places to dine in the Northeast. The Grill room's vibrant menus combine great style with a reverence for Mediterranean-inspired classics. Expertly prepared with skill & passion, our seasonal offerings include grilled foods with voluptuous flavors liberally borrowed from cultural influences ranging from France, Greece & Italy to Spain & Morocco. Featuring fresh ingredients from some of the region's best purveyors, dishes are artful & generously portioned at the same time they are satisfyingly simple. CATERING at your place or ours expect perfection to the last detail.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Rack of Lamb was delicious

GE
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. Each room has its own personality. All are cozy and warm. The food is exactly what you would expect and fits the atmosphere

JE
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening gathering with friends and family at Hamilton’s Grill Room. Everyone was delighted with their choice of entrees all beautifully presented ranging from a hearty lamb stew with polenta to a generous halibut with subtle mushroom jus to an equally generous portion of fresh grilled salmon to plump still seasonal scallops and also a prime grade of beautiful steak that arrived slightly over done and was quickly whisked back to the kitchen and replaced under 3 minutes with a perfect medium-rare. Also not to be missed is a seemingly modest arugula salad with pickled vegetables which is sublime and a perfect transition from summer to fall salad. Desserts looked delicious but everyone was already well-satisfied to indulge ....

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Steven has major snob attitude. We eat out regularly in Princeton and NYC and were very disappointed with the level of service provided by Steven. He pretty much ignored us and was not helpful in menu questions.

DP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

C
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great waitstaff was attentive and it was a beautiful patio setting. Also loved the BYOB aspect. We will definitely be back!

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience...food, ambience, service & gorgeous setting!

GD
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience (as usual) at Hamilton Grill! We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and our server Lauren was fantastic! Both of our meals were done to perfection! We will go back sooner rather than later! A big THANK YOU to the entire staff for making our night very special!!!

JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the third time in a month that we’ve been here and every time it is excellent. The food is very well prepared and the staff is friendly and professional.

JC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

WA
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Slow Sunday. Excellent wait staff but otherwise, no one home

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

Great service, they made some extra gravy for my daughter.
Fantastic food, my wife said her salmon was the best she had ever eaten
Just remember this is BYOB

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, as usual. This was our second time there, and the food was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! Price Fixed Wednesday’s are wonderful!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service a bit slow. Luckily we weren't in a hurry, so did not mind.

CS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat inside in a nearly empty restaurant. It was a Tuesday night so the place was quiet.
Our server was attentive and friendly. We all enjoyed meals from the menu or from the daily
specials. We all commented on how delicious on each of our choices, especially the vegetable
antipasto. As we all ordered different dishes, scallops, lamb ragout, halibut and the salmon special
and as we shared each other's foods commented on the wonderful tastes we experienced. This is
the place to go for a special dining experience.

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Have dined in Hamilton several previous occasions but this recent experience was very disappointing. The food taste did not have nuance that I experienced before. The food taste was more on the “edible” level.
Not sure what has happened. But I will not return.

DS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular idyllic outdoor setting accompanied by wonderful food and service. Courtyard setting with the Boathouse across the way cannot be topped. A+

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and it was a perfect night to dine outside!

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I took my wife there for her birthday and were quite disappointed when, at 7 PM we ordered off the price fixe menu, which had 4 main courses, were told 10 mins after ordering that they were out of steak. The other choices were 2 seafood dishes and chicken. Considering the time we ordered and the fact this is considered a steakhouse we were speechless. If we hadn’t opened the wine we would have left. The food itself was okay, for $40 was overpriced, especially the first of 4 courses which was bruschetta on 2 pieces of hard bread. Not really a course in my opinion. We had stopped going to this restaurant 10 years ago because the food had become not worth the trip. We had hopes of the new owner improving the dining experience. We were wrong. The restaurant decor is dated and unchanged since we used to go there 15-20 years ago. The paper covering the table linens was another detail that ruined the experience. On a good note our server was pleasant and prompt. Needless to say, we won’t return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place. Large family birthday party. But need to speak up if something not right. Got table outside by the garbage cans in the back and they were dragged out while we were still eating. Need to install some kind of screen to block view of garbage cans. Waiter Forgot one appetizer, not enough bread for entire party, coffee never came. Hard to get water glasses filled. But can’t beat byo and main entrees were delicious. Fabulous ambiance and just chalked up slow service and mistakes to under staffed at end of summer as extra staff gone back to school.

JQ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday at Hamilton's Grill with husband and adult kids. The service, food and atmosphere is outstanding. We had scallops with cauliflower puree, steak, lamb over polenta, and the salmon - all were fantastic! We also had oysters, and salads and they were fantastic too. This is my "go to" place for special occasions but to be honest, my husband and I often just show up mid week and it never fails to impress us. I recommend Hamilton's Grill to EVERYONE.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, professional, attentive but not overly formal. Food was very good quality, fresh ingredients and good preparation!

LF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, phenomenal ambience. Excellent, as always!

CO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

My wife and 2 daughters had dinner on the 24th of August for my birthday. We had 4 appetizers that consisted of 2 shrimp and anchovy, 1 salmon cake and 1 gnocchi. Or orders wer pretty simple, 3 steaks and 1 salmon entree. No issues with the apps as they cam hot and were delicious. The issue was with our entrees. ALL entrees were cold. I did not know that they were all cold until I went home and my wife and children told me. The steak comes with butter on the steak, they were so cold the butter did not melt. I had taken a couple of bites out my accompaniments, potatoes and vegetables before I got the waiters attention and to him my steak was cold. He removed the plate and a couple of minutes later returned with a hot steak and COLD accompaniments(the same ones he took away). I gave up and just ate. Normally a $60 per head meal you would expect them to plate fresh accompaniments or maybe comp my meal as it was not enjoyable. Any how the cooking has changed since we were there last and it will be a long time before we go back. Oh and to management get rid of the butcher paper. It really cheapens the whole experience. Looks like you are trying to cut corners with your cooking and linens.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary - dinner was great and ambiance wonderful - thank you!!

RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is wonderful at this quiet spot in Lambertville near the river. It is a special ambience as well. Very welcoming and relaxing.

PO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Two of us ordered halibut dish. Not much taste. Ambiance outside is delightful. Chocolate mousse delish! I feel that it is overpriced.

s
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I look forward to dining at Hamilton's Grill whenever I'm in Bucks County.
The location is sublime - along the canal in Lambertville - and the food and service are predictably excellent. Fresh ingredients and innovative combinations keep the menu interesting. Seating can be in a more formal dining room, an enclosed porch with festive lights covering the ceiling, or at outdoor tables on a spacious patio shaded by umbrellas. The experience is always a pleasure.

CC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went to celebrate wedding anniversary. Went for Wed prix fixe. Service by Chanel was excellent. She apologized for the noise level - extremely loud! but calmed down a bit after one large table left. Bread is worth mentioning, comes from bakery in Brooklyn? Goat cheese ravioli as starter was delicious. Pan seared duck breast was awesome as well. Carrot puree was very tasty. Dessert offerings were tiramisu and flourless chocolate tort - both wonderful. Coffee was great too - La Colombe Pacific Blend. Overall a wonderful evening once we got past the fact that we had to be as loud or louder than those around us!! We will be back!

AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Four of us went for the Wednesday Prix Fixe dinner...Food was average at best and at $40 a head not a good value for the quality of food offered. Many better options around town for less. The restaurant is dated and frankly DIRTY in it's appearance and would benefit greatly from a deep clean and makeover. I would not go back

GN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent the Hamilton Grill often and love it. However, the service can be just average sometimes. This time were very pleased to have a great waitress that even poured our wine after opening the bottle. Previously, the other waitress had never done that.

LE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a wonderful place for my husband and I to have a nice dinner out! We both enjoyed absolutely everything we ate. We didn't know it was BYOB, but we do for next time! I can't wait to go back the next time I am in the area.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. Awesome all around. Food excellent, service excellent. Five stars. We’ve been here

MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. We sat on their cozy patio and enjoyed an amazing meal. We got the ravioli starter, and it was encredible, then I had the grilled trout and my husband had the scallops. Both entrees were scrumptious. The server, Stephanie, was great. We will definitely return.

R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst dining experience EVER! This restaurant has gone downhill since Jim Hamilton (the former owner passed away). The menu offers fewer entrees than before and they are exceedingly expensive $36 - $42).

Went with the family for dinner. After 1 hour and forty minutes our entrees had not been prepared, despite our waiter stating, "your meals will be right up."

This former #1 restaurant in Lambertville has fallen to #11. It is easy to see why. The grill needs serious help. I do not recommend.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous

RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great waitress. Great experience. Would highly recommend.

e
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. Rack of lamb and steak were as good as we’ve had, and the chicken breast was perfectly grilled.

MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so sweet, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was beyond amazing ... from our salad to my salmon to the amazing dessert. This place is a gem.

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