Food was very good, however I was expecting it to be just a little better. Service was great.
What the web site said and what was offered did not match. Web site said there was a pre fix menu and it was not avail. One enteree not served as described on menu. I think it could be very loud if filled. Tables very close together. Generally very tasty. Apparently a new owner and chef came in this week. Has a great reputation but I was not overwhelmed.
I have been to Hamilton's and it never disappoints. However, beware, it is a BYOB, and "The Boathouse" across the street charges and arm and a leg for a low end bottle of wine. So remember your wine! Food is very good, excellent menu. Nice atmosphere, but the acoustics are terrible. Very loud.
Mediocre. Not up to par. Delmonico steak tough. Bologhenese tasteless. Will not return.
Great hidden gem in Lambertville. Loved the food, atmosphere, and service. Great, standard items on the menu. I had the tuna special and it was delicious. Also the oysters on deviled eggs were a favorite as well! We will certainly return!
The rack of lamb was one of the best ever. Service was great and we would go back again.
Hamilton Grill Room is a wonderful venue for dinner. Especially in the warmer months when the outside area is open. The staff is personable, knowledgeable and professional. We have been to Hamilton Grill Room many times and will continue to be frequent customers.
My wife and I were married at Hamilton's Grill Room and we will go back as often as the Fates allow! The food is exquisite and the service always impeccable.
We've eaten at Hamilton's Grill a few times, the food and service are always outstanding.
Had a great time at Hamiltons as we have come to expect. Atmosphere is always comfortable and chic at the same time. Wait staff is excellent and the food is excellent-express your preferences and they will accommodate. Always a wonderful evening.
We have been to Hamilton’s Grill Room for many years and it has always been a great experience. We tend to order more seafood, especially the shrimp with anchovy butter and the whole branzini. We love the food and the ambiance. The service is usually very good but sometimes it depends on the server. We’ll keep going because we love it. Can’t wait for warm weather so we can sit outside!
Food was good but portions on the specials were a little weak. Room needs painting - doors and windows look tired.
First time here. Saw mixed reviews on line but wanted to give it a shot. What a nice little gem. Comfortable place, with a healthy Thursday night dinner crowd. Service was decent and food was outstanding. A nice new find , and a good selection of oysters, which is key. Remember BYOB.
Our first visit, we...well I... went for the oyster dinner. My wife and I both enjoyed our food very much. Great service.
My sister and I really enjoyed our get-a-way dinner. We shared 3 appetizers and one main dish. All were excellent. The only downside was that we were seated near the open kitchen which was heavy with grilled meat smell. If you do not liked grilled food smells in your clothes and hair- just request not to be seated near the open kitchen. Worthwhile diner for sure!
I have been going to this restaurant for years , I cannot say enough goods about it .The staff ,food and you can bring your own wine . Don't forget to stop in the boat house for a drink before or after dinner simply the best.
Our favorite restaurant for over 30yrs . Food , service everything on point always
Really enjoyed the experience. Food was great and BYO makes it economical to enjoy a great meal with your favorite bottle of wine
It was great!!
Nice atmosphere. Good food. Service courteous but a little slow. All in all good experience... above average for the area .but not exceptional.. will go back
lovely restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food.
with the Boathouse across the alley, it is just a delightful
Wow wow wow. This byob is wonderful. My wife and I loved it. Service, food, coffee. Everything was perfect. It’s so nice to see a restaurant get it right. A can’t miss. Can’t wait to go back.
We had a wonderful meal. Service somewhat slow but wait staff very pleasant and accommodating
We always have a great experience at Hamilton’s Grill Room but once in a while they have VERY Large parties going on during dinner. This past Saturday was one such occasion where my wife and I were seated between 2 obnoxiously loud parties. The restaurant should use the building in the back for catering affairs and the main restaurant for intimate dining. Mingling both large and small groups of diners/couples will ultimately cost the restaurant patrons.
Sooo disappointing. Del Monico steak not edible. Lamb chops just ok. Appetizers excellent. Service and ambiance delightful. Thank you Ryan. But entrees get 2 thumbs down and that's being kind. No reason to return after such a let down.
Locals night. $25 three course menu. One of the best meals I’ve had there and I eat there frequently. Started with grilled calamari with anchovy butter Main course was roasted cod with braised cabbage. Finished with bread pudding. Just perfect.
We’d looked forward to trying this place and it was a big disappointment and waste of money. Very uninspired food. Server forgot a side, forgot a drink, got our friend's requested salmon donenness off by a lot, and forgot our dessert. We ordered a dozen oysters and every single one had broken pieces of shell messily left inside. Overall the food was lackluster and overpriced. We felt embarrassed to have brought a friend here. Won’t be back.
Good food, scallops with butter truffle sauce was excellent
A very long (over 30 minutes)wait even with a reservation, and no space to stand, but hey, you can make friends that way. After that:
Food was excellent; service was excellent.
Very disappointed with our dinner at Hamilton's Grille. The seating was extremely tight and the staff kept smashing into my chair whenever they had to serve the table next to us. A little thought to table placement could have avoided the issue. The disturbance was frequent and the young man clearing plates from the table next to us banged into me so often it was like it was my fault that I was in his way. Incidentally, I am an average sized 5'10 male.
I ordered a Delmonico steak which was filled with gristle and difficult to chew let alone swallow. I've had better steaks from Giant Supermarket. It was flavorful but so much stringy gristle you felt like you were going to choke yourself when swallowing.
My wife's meal was OK but nothing special.
Another issue that you have to deal with is if you are going to this restaurant, DO NOT drive down the alley that it is located on and think you are going to park near the restaurant. The alley that GPS tells you to turn down to get to the restaurant is a dead end with about 6 parking spots that are shared by the two restaurants and one bar located down the alley. It is impossible to back up out of the alley because other cars are following their GPS into the quagmire. Park on the street before turning into the alley and walk back the block or so to get to the restaurant.
Great service , ambiance and food
Good food. Great service. No wait time. Wife loved the scallops. She said the bread pudding with whipped cream was the best she ever had. Talked about it for days!
Nice place tucked away off the street and along the tow path overlooking the canal. The rooms inside are very charming and cozy, either with lovely windows or with a view of the open grill. For appetizers, we had a kale salad that was delicious, if a bit strong on the citrus, and some shrimp in an anchovy butter, which was another strong flavor with garlic. Splitting the two was a good combination as the citrus mellowed out the shrimp. Then we both happened to have the scallops, which were fine. They weren't overdone or anything, but were very strong on the salt and seasoning.
In general, if you like one or two very dominant flavors in your food, I would think it's a lovely spot. Additionally, it's a BYOB, so grab a couple of bottles just a block or two away and it's a nice evening. However, if you like more nuanced flavors in your food, it's still a nice time, and service staff were very pleasant, but it wouldn't be my first choice for that palette.
Food was great. It was our first visit on Friday night. The chef was friendly and greeted us when we came in. You can tell he takes pride in his restaurant!
I wish the menu had more conventional dishes. I am not a fish eater, and I avoid red meat......so where's the chicken. There are a number of good, easy chicken dishes
Grill is amazing! We love to sit at the bar and watch our food grilled on the spot.
Very disappointed in the food. Scallops very bland. Mustard crusted lamb had no mustard crust.
The Grill was a nice discovery—great food, friendly service. It got a bit loud once the room filled up, so go early if you want to talk. The appetizers are a decent size and the entrees are generous. The butterscotch pudding is to die for. BYOB. We will go back when evenings are lighter for the view.