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About Stockton Inn
Permanently Closed - The historic Stockton Inn, circa 1710, is nestled in the quaint Borough of Stockton, just a few minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of New Hope PA and Lambertville NJ. Sitting near the banks of the Delaware River, which separates New Jersey and Pennsylvania, it is a relaxing hour's drive from both NYC and Philadelphia.
The Inn proudly serves colonial inspired American cuisine so indulge yourself in the Inn's romance and revel in her storied history.
No other country inn in the region offers more!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Stockton, NJ 08559
Hours of Operation:
TAVERN: Open Daily,
Mon - Fri at 4:30pm,
Sat & Sun at Noon
Thurs thru Sun, at 5pm
Tuesday thru Sun, at 5pm during the Holidays
Saturdays & Sundays,
Noon to 3pm in Dining Areas,
Until 5pm in Tavern
DAILY HAPPY HOUR
M - F at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun 3 to 5pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking is available in our convenient private lot.
Private Party Facilities:
If you are looking for a special place to celebrate a special occasion, the Stockton Inn is available for full or partial buyouts up to 90 days in advance.
Private Party Contact:
Michelle Long: (888) 468-9192
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Stockton Inn - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We ate at the Stockton Inn on New Years Eve, not usually a restaurants best performance. That being said the there was only one 5 course prix fixed menu with no alternatives except on the second course, which had a 15$ up charge,I would expect everything to have been perfectly prepared. Most of the courses were good, although not very warm. The lobster soufflé was not very good at all, just spongy and tasteless. The fillet had very good flavor but the portion was a single slice a 1/4 thick. The service was very good and the cocktails at the bar excellent.
Anther winning meal at the Stockton Inn. Visited for New years eve when service and food could be less than sterling elsewhere. Not so here! The Stockton Inn did not fail to scintillate the tastebuds with an incredible prix-fixed menu. You cannot help but be lulled into a sense of happiness as you experience the warmth of this historic building, view the murals, and bask in the glow of cozy fireplace.
Although the food was very good, the service was almost non-existent. The waiter was inattentive to a point where we had to actually go looking for him to pay our bill. Also, he never checked on us to see if we needed anything or to ask if we were satisfied with our food.
In looking around the dining room, we were not alone in our issues with the wait staff. Several other diners appeared to be having issues. More than once we heard a waiter apologize to a diner because of an incorrect order or other service issue.
This is a nice restaurant with great food, but that must get their waiters more customer oriented if they wish to succeed.
We had the small sample plates as our main meal for a change. We always like the appys best anyway. They were great variety, very tasty and just enough . Atmosphere is always fantastic at the Inn. Not a cheap night out, but always worth the occasion. Can't wait to go back.
Unfortunately we were rushed having our Christmas Eve dinner (5 courses with wine tasting) all happened in an hour! The food was fair and not exceptional and the wine was not actually a good paring to our taste anyway. Also there was too much wine offered to the point of us getting drunk! Comparing Peacock Inn and other good restaurants, the Stockton Inn faired poorly.
We decided to celebrate Christmas Eve at the Stockton Inn. The historic cozy setting is just perfect and the food is excellent. They were only offering a 5 course prix fixe menu for the holiday and it was excellent. My favorite courses were the lobster flan and the filet mignon, but all of them were excellent. The chef is very creative with his approach to dishes.
The hostess and waitstaff seem largely inexperienced...seating us at a table that had been reserved for someone else, and then asking us to get up and move mid-way through the meal. Menu was very adventurous, however a few too many non-traditional ingredient combinations ruined the staples for us.
I think the menu is much too complicated. When it takes the 4 of us a long, long time to find some things we like, it tells me something. We are from Philadelphia area and have many choices of restaurants and were expecting something more "basic" , "tavern-style" yet well thought out with touches of sophistication . The small plates, i/e. mushroom toasts, were far too salty; the other spices used on other dishes much too overpowering. Main dishes, Korean dish was awful; scallops were done well but I thought there would be more pumpkin in the polenta or as an added sauce; our two other friends were not pleased with their meals as well. We would not take the time to drive to the Stockton Inn and if we happen to be in the area, would not dine there. Maybe the bar menu would be more to our liking, if we chose to return.
We so want to like this place. The atmosphere is simply wonderful. But when we entered we were met with a horrible smell. We couldn't decide if it was cat odor (do they have a house cat?) or if it was a sort of mildew (and yes, I know some mildew or mold does smell like cat). Oh well, in the dining room where we were seated the odor disappeared. But although there were only three tables dining in the whole place on a Sunday night, it was a little offputting for all the adjoining rooms to be pitch dark. It seems so unwelcoming.
The server was very friendly and nice. She told us about the half price wine night on Sunday -- "we sell our wines at our cost -- half price-- so it's a great deal". I would suggest the management send someone out to a local wine store to buy their wines instead of getting them from their current source. If half the wine list price is their cost -- they are making a huge mistake in their buying. For example we had a bottle of Selini Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc -- readily available retail for $8.99 to $10.99. On the wine list it is $38 so we paid $19 -- still basically a double mark-up from retail. I noted one Zinfandel I knew that retails at about $20 but on their list it is $80! I'm glad we were there on a "half price wine" night!
The food was good - well prepared, but ordering rainbow trout, I'd expect an entire trout, not just half of one cut into three pieces to look like "more". The plate was sparse, with everything to one side as if they forgot to put the rest of the meal on it. The octopus appetizer was good, but SO skimpy. They say it is to share -- one tentacle about 6 inches long cut into three pieces? For $15 or so?
All in all, it just seems they're trying to be pretentious and upscale, but it doesn't work. The place seems to call for good simple comfort food at a decent price. I strongly suspect if they did that and it was good and reasonable, they'd have a lot more than three tables on a Sunday night.
We were here early on a weeknight, so I can't speak to the noise level of other diners. As for service, Tara was fantastic! She made sure our glasses were always full, and drinks came out in a timely fashion. She was friendly, personable, and actually seemed happy to be there.
We loved the food, and had plenty to take home (neither of us are heavy eaters). The salad was dressed nicely and the greens were fresh and crispy. The mushroom toast, though a tad salty, were packed with flavor. The grilled octopus was cooked just right, and the miso tenderloin so tender, we didn't need a knife.
I had the house merlot, which was fine, and came to the table in a timely fashion. Some reviewers here have complained about the amount of time they had to wait for there food or drink. We didn't have that problem, and honestly, I don't see the issue.... I go to a nice restaurant, sitting next to the fireplace, and I don't want to feel rushed.
I did tell Tara we were starving when we first sat down, and within minutes we had an appetizer. WITH of cocktails.
So overall, our experience at The Stockton was so delightful, it's now our go-to place for a nice early dinner.
My fiancee and I ate here with friends this week and the food was fantastic! Everything we tried was delicious...from the octopus, to the raviolis, to the tenderloin each dish was superb! The service and wine were excellent! I highly recommend this Inn for a great time and a great meal!
I chose the Stockton Inn for my tiny company's Christmas party. We had a great time trying a few anticiplates and small plates. The food was just excellent, and although we had everything we wanted, including dessert, we did not leave with that overfilled feeling. We had a cozy table near the fire, and our server Sam was just wonderful! We'll be back!
Service was terrible (11/19 - 3+ hrs. for 4 people). Staff admitted that the kitchen was overwhelmed, which is a critical problem for a small plate restaurant. Long waits and poor service have been reported by other diners (see other reviews).
In our OpenTable reservation request, we explained that 2 couples were celebrating wedding anniversaries together. All 4 of us dressed for a fine dining experience on our anniversaries, but were seated in the casual area of the restaurant. Evidently, the dining room was closed. Next, after placing our drink order, our server returned with a question; 'What is a rye sour?". (Was there a bartender working that evening?) The Stockton Inn actively markets a small plate (sharing?) menu, yet the kitchen isn't equipped to handle the volume of small plates ordered by it's guests. Our second order of 4 small plates arrived 45 minutes after being placed. Our server rarely checked-in with us during our long wait, and we had to flag her down for more rolls and butter while we waited. During the 45 minute wait, we were assured twice that our meal would be, 'right out' and 'out in 3 minutes'. The staff finally admitted that the kitchen was overwhelmed. At the end of our lengthy meal, we were told that we were comp'ed for 2 desserts and 1 drink. The poor service, no attention to satisfying customer requests (Does anyone read the OpenTable reservation request?) and terrible delays overshadowed the good taste of our small plate food. Our anniversary dinners will certainly be remembered. We hope that no other OpenTable diners have a similar negative experience at the Stockton Inn, but please realize that it is a distinct possibility (read other reviews also).
SAM was our wait person. She was fabulous. Miso beef was tender but far too salty (and I love salt). Only 1 beef small plate very disappointing cheese board excellent selection. But honestly I can't remember what else we ate. I guess my expectations exceeded my meal.
I have been dining at the Stockton Inn for about thirty years for both personal and business occasions. In that time it has gone through several changes of ownership and management. About a year ago the food and the service had deteriorated to the point that I took my periodic business meetings elsewhere. A NY Times review a few months ago indicating they were under new management made me decide to return. In the several business dinners I have had since then, I have been pleased by the new menu and the service. At our dinner on this past Friday night one of my colleagues said, "It looks like the Stockton Inn is back." I feel the same way and am glad to see it. We will return.
We were concerned about the service, after reading numerous reviews, but our server, Cole, was prompt and knowledgable. Good service throughout. The drink opinions were mixed: the Cosmo was fair, but their Manhattan specialty, the Lenape, was fine. Appetizers also mixed: their "potacho" was quite good, the beef tenderloin with mizo was very good, but the lobster fritters were too heavily sauced. 0 for 2 on the main courses. They need to work on some good standards. Wine selection dubious; very few we recognized. Wonderful murals, and great atmosphere, but best for drinks and nibbles.
Another excellent dinner at the Inn.
Potachos and Tuna nicoise were outstanding as were the frites we ordered for the table.
Miso glazed tenderloin was drenched in soy and , although the meat was done to perfection, the glaze overwhelmed every other flavour.
Generous and perfectly executed drinks, professional and unobtrusive service.
Avoid like the plague. My husband and I both agreed that after thousands of meals here and abroad, this meal surpassed all others for being the worst. For starters, I returned a poorly made cosmo...the replacement was minimally better. The wine list was ill-conceived. We normally order a bottle of wine and we chose to forgo wine based on the list provided.
Now, on to the food. The bread put on the table was a breakfast biscuit that was hard and tasteless. The scallop appetizer had a metallic taste. We both had the same entree however it looked different on our plates because my cauliflower panna-cotta was soupy and runny while my husband's looked like a flan. Either way it was utterly tasteless. The "trumpet mushroom" bits were like shoe-leather and tasted like they'd sat under a heat lamp for days. The few and tiny pieces of cauliflower were bland, making the entire presentation of the dish "white" - mushroom bits, cauliflower and cauliflower flan. My husband was curious as to why his entree had less food on it than his entree.
As for service, it was very average and we were disappointed to receive our appetizer before our cocktail.
We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Stockton Inn. The Staff was very friendly, comfortably attentive and quite helpful with menu suggestions. Special thanks to Brynn, our server, and Judd, the bartender!. Every dish we had was superb. We shared the miso glazed beef tenderloin (MELT IN YOUR MOUTH TENDER!), the Potachos (interesting), and the char-grilled octopus & beets (wonderful!). We each had the wild halibut with red quinoa, sweet potato and wilted spinach (the halibut could have been a slightly larger filet...). We opted for ice cream for dessert as that was the only obvious gluten-free choice (though we can't be too sure about that either!). We left the restaurant happy and a little hungry (which is a good thing - we weren't stuffed to our gills!).