Hamilton's Grill Room

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2254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(609) 397-4343
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Miller
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Private party facilities
Contact: catering@hamiltonsgrillroom.com

Please visit our website to review our catering brochure, which includes photographs and descriptions of rooms and spaces at the Hamilton's Grill Room available for private parties.
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Private party contact
catering@hamiltonsgrillroom.com: (609) 397-4343
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Catering
At the Grill Room, the combination of fresh imaginative cuisine, flawless service and warm ambiance has the kind of alchemy that turns ordinary events into extraordinary occasions. In your home of other venue it's an equally custom experience. Whether simple or lavish, traditional or unconventional, large or small, each celebration is highly personal, and produced with infinite thoughtfulness and care.

At your place or ours expect...perfection to the last detail.
On & off site catering.
Contact: catering@hamiltonsgrillroom.com
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Cross street
North Union Street
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Parking details
Street parking requires feeding the meter with quarters. One quarter for 20 minutes with a 2 hr maximum. There is limited parking in the alley, & also in Finkel's parking lot along the canal after 5:00pm.
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Special events & promotions
Weddings . Cocktail Parties . Rehearsal Dinners . Bridal / Baby Showers . Anniversaries . Graduations . Fundraisers . Birthdays
Christening / Confirmations . Bar / Bat Mitzvahs . Holiday Celebrations Business Events . Corporate Meetings . Team Building -Cooking Classes

Unforgettable events begin with careful attention to details and uncompromising standards. Rest assured that in the hands of our gracious, polished, and genuinely caring staff your celebration will shine. They'll be no attitude, no pretension and nary a cummerbund or ruffled shirt. Trust us to produce tasteful events tailored to your needs and flawlessly executed.

Contact: catering@hamiltonsgrillroom.com
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2254 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was especially delicious. We’ve gone here for years and this was one of the best dinners we’ve had—all 4 of us loved what we ordered.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The missing ingredient at this otherwise great destination restaurant is the quality of the food. It has been hit or miss the last three or four visits that we made. I think it may be a combination of lowering the quality of the ingredients and lack of attention to detail. I hope the new owner can turn the food quality around. Everything else is just fine as is!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Father’s Day with family.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Hamilton's Grill has a new owner and chef. Not to worry! We were told it was even better than before and it is. The meal was super and given the perfect night for open air dinning along the canal, it couldn't be better.
The restaurant is on the pricey side, but BYOB made the cost not unreasonable

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great meal and service! Happy to see Brian taking over this great spot!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Apparently their succulent lamb chops must be a big seller, 'cause we didn't dine too late, and they were already almost out of them ! Yes indeed, they were good .

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We've been going to Hamilton's since it opened. We especially enjoy the lovely outdoor dining next to the fountain. Although the food and service were good I was annoyed by the reservation policy. When I made the reservation I asked for outdoor seating. When I called to confirm the reservation they noted I had asked for outdoor seating. When we arrived, although there were open tables outside, the hostess told us she couldn't seat us outside and that they don't reserve those seats but that it was first come first served. When I pointed out that there were a couple of tables for two open, one of which had a "reserved" sign on it, I was told that this was for a "shareholder". After I persisted in my request to be seated outside my wife and I were placed at an open outside table. Within 10 minutes of our being seated I saw that two other couples were seated outside at 2 tables originally set for 4. Not sure therefore what exactly their "policy" is. Having to go through this initial hassle marred what was otherwise a nice night.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

we love the food at Hamilton's Grill....fresh, flavorful and seasonal. It never fails to please!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The good, service and ambience are
always top shelf here!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Second visit since Brian took over as chef. Scallops first time Lamb second time. Both excellent. Noise level varies by room. The garden room is pleasant even though the entrance passes through this room.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A BYOB tucked off the main streets of Lambertville that has great food, a limited menu but good variety with good service. It is expensive but worth it.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The shrimp were raw and were sent back. They promptly cooked them, but they tasted like iodine. The sweetbreads were tasteless. The blueberry pie was good. The price was exorbitant considering the poor quality and lack of taste of the food.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was excellent but slow to come.. service or kitchen?

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Timeless space. The new menu is DELICIOUS!! Stephanie’s service was perfection as always.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very nice evening. I actually thought the food was better than usual. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive, the ambiance is always delightful and the location is so pleasant. A lovely evening indeed.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Delicious meal. Appetizer was a bit challenging .. shrimp was fully shelled.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

excellent new chef / owner at the helm, Brian Held!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent food, perfunctory service.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

New chief/part owner Brian has refreshed the menu selections while retaining the ambience.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was very good - a nice menu selection and presentation. Service was a bit slow and we needed to ask more than once for items requested. We learned that the restaurant is under new management, so hope they can work the kinks out. Like in the past, hope that they will offer outside dining once the weather improves.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

3rd time here and the food is as good as ever. Unfortunately the service has been declining and has made it tough to return. The wait staff is understaffed and overwhelmed and hopefully will get it straightened out ASAP.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had Mother's Day lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed. Was a bit surprised to arrive & see the Prix fixed menu, but overall it worked out. The food was delicious! They accommodated my daughter, who is a vegan, with a beautiful platter of veggies. The rest of us enjoyed the crab cheesecake as an appetizer (she had the house salad) and the scallops as the main course. My husband & I enjoyed the pignoli tart and the "kids" had the fresh fruit. The service was great, our waitress was friendly and professional. We enjoyed our lunch tremendously. We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

To start with the positive, the atmosphere is charming and the desserts were delicious. The rest was a bit disappointing. We went for Mother’s Day brunch. The brunch menu was never posted online, despite a message saying it was imminent, so we were unhappily surprised by the prix fixe menu being entirely lunch items, with no vegetarian option even upon request. They were self-admittedly understaffed for Mother’s Day, and the service - while very friendly - was not only slow but disorganized (wrong dishes, dropped items, clearing plates while people were still eating, etc.) Mostly the food was good, despite an underwhelming Niçoise salad and some extremely gritty scallops, but definitely not worth $45 a pop. I honestly don’t think we will eat there again. Perhaps a different day with a different menu and sufficient staff would have been much better.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our 4th or 5th time at the restaurant and it was a special occasion for our youngest daughter’s College Graduation. As always, the atmosphere and service were very good and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very good service, down to earth classy atmosphere. A little pricey, but would return for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our dinner was 5 stars! Cream of mussel soup and sweetbreads with wild mushroom risotto. Would definitely go back. The only thing that would have made the experience even better was NOT to be seated in the room with the grill. There are bar stools around the grill and it gets VERY noisy.
Can't wait for outside dining when the weather finally gets and stays nice.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My husband and I have been dining at Hamilton’s for years, some great meals some not so great. NOW great is the operative word. The food is simply wonderful and the service is beyond reproach. The restaurant feel so much more comfortable now . What a lovely place to spend an evening!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This is an unparalleled dining experience, with arguably the best food in the area.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We met friends for dinner at Hamilton's last weekend, and we were seated in the porch area, overlooking the canal. The waiter was very good and professional, and the food was interesting and delicious. I had a duck ravioli appetizer, and my husband had mussel soup. Both were excellent, The colossal shrimp were colossal and had a delicious anchovy sauce good for dipping. Entrees are on the pricey side, but you can share or stick with appetizers, which are very appealing. It is a BYOB restaurant, so no cocktails, and we didn't try dessert, which looked fairly ordinary.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We've eaten here before and the food has always been good. This time it was exceptionally good and our server, Chanel, was wonderful. We talked about how delicious our food was for the past two days!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The salmon and halibut melted in your mouth. Veg & potatoes cooked to perfection. Very good wait staff. Confused that open table did not show any tables open prior to 8:45; we arrived at 8:15 and there were 5-7 open tables. We we seated immediately, but would have appreciated an earlier choice via open table.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our food was fantastic the service was poor. We have been patrons for years but we were extremely disappointed, in fact, we got up without having dessert because we could bare more of a wait. The manager had her back to us when we left. Not the same aura when Mr Hamilton was alive!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The best in this area. Food and service outstanding. We even like BYOB

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The Hamilton Grill Room has great ambience and the fact that it's a BYO is wonderful. The food was very good too. However, there were some avoidable missteps that brought down the overall quality of the meal. White table clothes and candles, great! But don't then cheapen it by putting white butcher paper on top of the linens. The stuffed gnocchi was a fun idea, but its size made it difficult to keep the dough from being dense. My lamb with morel sauce was delicious, but it sat under the heat lamp too long and my chef-recommended medium-rare meat was medium-well by the time it came to the table. That's a pretty significant misstep for a $38 plate. All that said, with a little more attention to detail, this restaurant has all of the pieces it needs to be something exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful evening at Hamiltons Grill Room. The new menu is wonderful! Cannot wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Gnocchi appetizer special was delicious and the two fish dishes we had were top notch.
The flavors were amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Delicious food . Lovely staff. Staff must be very careful when they guaranteed allergen free meals. My companion had to send two dishes back when they came with butter after telling the staff that there was a daily allergy involved.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Usually a very nice dinner, but tonight there was a table of 4 with a very load woman who was fond of hearing her voice. Unfortunately, she was so load that it actually interfered with our conversation.
The wait staff was completely unconcerned, even after my wife mentioned it.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Reliably wonderful and beautiful restaurant with great service.

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