The Hamilton Inn

4.6
429 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to The Hamilton Inn! We are open daily for both Lunch and Dinner, and you can join us for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Tad overpriced.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very fresh and in large servings. Best calamari we've ever had. Waitress could not have been better.

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MB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If it's Sunday, you'll find us here--It's our favorite spot in JC. We actually drive here from Hackensack. The staff is tops...always friendly and accommodating. Even on our first visit a few years back, we were treated like friends. The food is delish...especially the avocado toast with pickled red onion. Draft beer list always has a few local brews. Music nice mix of Otis, Stevie, Aretha...wish I was back there right now :-)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Since it’s an old building building is drafty and cold.

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N
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch at the Hamilton Inn this morning was a lovely experience. The Bloody Mary was tasty but I doubt there was much vodka in it. On an empty stomach, no effect at all. The coffee was very good, plentiful and hot. My avocado toast was good (eggs nice and runny, plenty of avocado) but the eggs would’ve been better even hotter. Nice salad with it. Would’ve loved a choice of a wheat or multigrain English muffin. Everyone else’s food seemed to be great. The chilequiles got a rave review from my friend. One negative- it was pretty cold sitting by the window. At one point the music was too loud but upon request it was immediately lowered so we could converse with our friends more easily. We were not rushed in the slightest, something we all appreciated. Overall a very nice experience. Will return.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service. Amazing value. Will return.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the ambiance and the aesthetic of the restaurant. All the food was had was OK (except, pork buns were great!). We plan to come back again but order different things. The cocktail menu on OT was not what they were serving in the restaurant, so we were unable to get some of the things we had planned on.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch at the Hamilton

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I usually love coming here for brunch. The waiter was very accommodating and friendly. The food is delicious and they have drink specials which makes it better.

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DC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

For a New Years Day dining experience everything was subpar.
Ordered an aperol spritz and the waiter thought I wanted a non alcoholic beverage ... ordered the house salad and asked for fresh pepper and they never brought it. Ordered the filet Benedict and the eggs were hard boiled. Overall a bad experience especially for a holiday dining dinner. The manager was aware of all of these issues and didn’t have the decency to come and apologize. Won’t be back

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h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

food here is amazing but the service was ok. Our waiter was fantastic but it was crowded and the kitchen was backed up. It took us 2.5 hours to leave here. We had a reservation but still waited 20 minutes to be seated. We also witnessed the manager giving a couple some special treatment. Their appetizers and entree came out 10 mins apart. We ordered the same appetizer and waited another 30 mins for our entrees. The place is tiny and popular. Do not expect to come on the weekends for Brunch without a reservation. Its 45 mins to an hour wait, otherwise. If you make a reservation don't expect it to be honored. If you come here on a busy weekend expect it to take most of your early afternoon.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I went for a New Years dinner with my sister.

Of course there was a prix fixe menu for the holiday. My sister and I ordered the exact same things.

Appetizers: Crab cakes
A bit too fishy for me, but my sister loved them.

Entree: We each had the filet mignon, medium well which came along with mashed potatoes and spinach. I substituted the mashed for fries. This made me happy as my previous experience with prix fixe holiday menus do not allow substitutions (but I took a chance since there were fries as a side for another entree option).

When it finally came out both my sister and I had completely different steaks. Hers was more well done while mine was almost raw in the center. Complete inconsistency in the kitchen and shows they do not check the temperature of their steaks prior to serving them.

It was also supposed to be an 8 oz. steak, but that couldn’t be anymore than 5 oz. An 8 oz steak is pretty normal, but this wasn’t even as big as my palm and I’m a petite 5’1”. Luckily, I ate earlier in the day so I wasn’t starving.

It was well seasoned, but the fact that it was undercooked took away from the experience. Our server also took his time getting to us so I didn’t bother waiting to send it back just so it can come back charred. I didn’t want a well done steak like my sister’s.

My French fries were nothing to write home about. They were actually a bit soft, some soggy due to the spinach.

Dessert: Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream
I LOVE cake. I have only had good flourless cake once in my life so I was curious.

They served it in a small bowl atop a flat plate. Again with the inconsistencies, I had a big scoop of ice cream and some whipped cream which covered the entire top. My sister had little barely covering the top. It was basically a muffin top above a bunch of hot chocolate syrup. We barely ate it. It wasn’t even tasty.

Also, horrible wine selections. Everything was mediocre. Not with the $200 tab.

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BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went there for New Year's Eve and they didn't seem prepared for the crowd. There was a fairly expensive prefix menu but we were okay with that since it was New Years. Our food took a very long time to come out and was cold when it arrived, and they ran out of the dessert we ordered, which we were surprised by since we ordered it two hours in advance. Our server was apologetic about everything though and overall it was still a pretty good meal. We'll probably give them a second chance on a calmer night.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great, great service. Brooklyn vibe. Food is solid. Ambience and service were notably great.

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MM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was very underwhelming since we had been excited to try this place for brunch for awhile. Everything was just mediocre, service and food wise.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, a bit pricey for what you get.

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HH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Nothing special here honestly. Oysters were the best part of brunch. French toast was a total over sugared fat fest and the fried fish sandwhich was extra deep fried (read: dry af). The cocktails were nothing amazing. Cute neighborhood joint thats good for a quick bite and sip but not for hungry foodies

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Was very disappointed in the service. Our party ordered a veggie burger, but the order had to be sent back twice because it was wrong. Then to top it all off, the server actually served a real beef burger to a person that doesn't eat meat. The venue was not busy at the time and there was just really no excuse for the careless mistakes.

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E
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good to better for the neighborhood, not worth much of a trip, at least for food or service

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Table not ready when we got there

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MD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Wait staff was exceptional and personable. Was uncertain about parking, which made it a challenge. Arrived after 6PM and parked and took a chance parking on the street. Would suggest that the owners clarify parking possibilities and make it easier on patrons. Great place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here countless times and the food is amazing, quality is consistent and the service is always excellent! Must haves are the French onion soup, the truffled egg pizza and the French dip sandwich!! But everything on the menu is equally delicious!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was tasty, drinks were good. Could have benefitted from a few more visits by the wait staff as I would have had a couple more drinks. Biggest issue for me was the eggs on the eggs Benedict were not poached correctly so my yolks were cooked through which kind of defeats the purpose of an eggs Benedict. Still tasted good so didn’t complain. Will be visiting again.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal but were disappointed that we still waited 1/2 an hour to be seated with a reservation 4 days in advance. Several other parties were seated while we waited. Not sure what this issue was but it made things awkward with our out of town guests.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch selections but we decided on lunch after seeing other plates come out.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place...excellent food

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the casual vibe and good food. A bit like a pub but scaled up! Relaxed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best place for Sunday brunch

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BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Their nachos are fantastic, as are the chilaquiles, breakfast burritos, burgers... most of the menu is worth it. Oh, especially the truffled egg pizza. The Buffalo wings, however, are meh; too acidic without enough heat to back it up.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Fries were overdone, twice. Salad was just lettuce; no cucumber, onion or tomato!

Service was slow, the two hosts could help waiting staff a little more instead of just standing at the desk.

Ran out of multiple ingreients despite being 11:30am on a Saturday.

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l
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Really delicious brunch! The only downside is the restaurant is a bit small and they cram too many tables in there so you're likely on top of another table during your meal. However, the food is delicious and the drinks are strong, definitely worth it.

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k
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, very comfortable. Efficient, friendly service. Good food well prepared. And good prices for the high quality. Daily specials make it even more fun. Great local joint.

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h
Key West
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Hamilton Park neighborhood restaurant with a comfy feel. Very friendly and accommodating service when we asked if we could come 30 minutes earlier than our reservation. Kid-friendly and very understanding of kids' needs, including bringing some extra orange slices from the bar to nosh on. Breakfast burrito was very good and the potatoes it came with were especially tasty. Nice that they have $5 mimosas and bloody Marys! Only wish their brunch menu was a little more extensive - there aren't all that many items to choose from.

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OT
Los Angeles
669 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch experience. We sat outside. Our waitperson was attentive - sandwiches were amazing. Tasty and wonderful. Dessert a treat. Loved the fact that you were able to order brunch items and regular menu items. Definitely a gem.

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NC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best brunches i have been to!
i cannot wait to come back for happy hour and dinner

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner here. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the portions were solid.
Good beer and wine selection. Unfortunately the day we went, the Hamilton Inn had just undergone some work so there were out of some products.

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great celebrating my birthday brunch with my family and friends. You guys are always the best for brunch!

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SV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here many times and look forward to another visit!

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food quality has gone down recently. My salmon was severely burnt even though I order medium rare. French toast was deflated, eggs Benedict yolks are not running, fries are stale. The servers were friendly and cute place. Hopefully they can rectify the food quality soon!

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