The Clinton House
Since 1743, locals and travelers alike have come to the historic Clinton House for superior quality steaks and seafood. Today our diverse menu is carefully paired to our award-winning selection of fine wines chosen by our expert sommelier. Our tavern features perfectly mixed classic cocktails to warm even the chilliest Hunterdon County night. Come to The Clinton House for superb food, fine wine, and friends.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Have been going here for years. Food and service are always good and staff is very pleasant. I am a little dismayed that some changes have been made to the menu that I don't view as improvements. One, the mussels were always in a delicious red sauce that has been replaced with a white sauce. Two, $3.95 to have bread on the table? Really? Three, most entrees are ala carte now with sides in the $8 range. Four, salad does not come with the meal any longer. All prices are higher which most people are willing to pay for good food but also taking away bread on the table and a salad with the meal at the same time as raising prices seems like over-reaching to me!
Always a nice place to relax and catchup with friends. Never feel rushed, food is good, staff attentive....a good place to dine
This was a highlight of an eight day trip between Newport, RI and northern New Jersey. The server Brooke was among the best I've ever experienced.
Took my mom there for her 84th birthday -- she loved it! We sat near the fireplace--very cozy, comfortable. And the food was excellent! The staff members were ever so kind to us for this special event.
Food good-not great, way over priced! Service poor, explanation of menu poor. I don’t want to spend 3 hours to eat dinner!!
Had to ask for bread since it took over an hour for the entree to come out and I was pretty hungry by that time. And even with that request it took 20 minutes to get bread and the server brought it out after the meal came but first he asked if we still wanted the bread since the entree is served. It should not be assumed that either you get bread or the entree. Had to ask for silverware when we could find the server and the bill came without a pen to sign the credit card receipt. Better training is needed.
It was a great evening...I was meeting with an old friend who I haven't seen in over 10 years. I was a little disappointed that they wouldn't let us stay at our table for the evening. Even though we assured them we would eat and drink and tip very well (which we did). They said there were other reservations for our table and we had to take it to the bar which was ok....we just would have preferred to stay at our table. I know it's a "business" and turn over makes the $$$....I guess I was just a little disappointed about that. But great food, great service, great atmosphere!
Hi Lisa, thank you for your comments. We are, of course, obligated to seat people who have made reservations. But we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us!
The quality of the food and service was outstanding as always! Our waitress was especially well informed and helpful!
Thank you, Chris!
Charming historic inn with excellent food and friendly staff.
Went for our anniversary. Made a reservation. Didn’t look like we needed one hardly anyone else there. It was a Wednesday evening. Server very attentive. Food very good. Was nice and quiet.
Thank you for joining us and happy anniversary!
Enjoyed the friendly and casual atmosphere; we loved being seated at a round table for the size of our party. Our waitress was very attentive and made great suggestions for our meal selections which were served to order. A la carte-menu pushes up the cost of an already expensive entree but sides can be shared by two. Food was delicious and we especially loved the light and fluffy cheesecake!
Thank you, Michelle, we're so glad you enjoyed everything!
Food was disappointing. In view of the high prices, expected something more than a slab of meat and mound of french fries. Eggplant dish tasted as if it had been frozen. The drinks were good and the inn itself was unique. The town of clinton quaint and nice to walk around.
This is my 4th visit in about a month. I am in town for business and am very pleased with the consistency of the food and the service. Both are outstanding.
Thank you, Steve!
Awesome food and service with a beautiful ambiance
I cannot say enough about the Clinton House. While many top restaurants are going more casual, I am very happy that this restaurant is maintaining its high standards! The ambience is the best! The only negative comment I have is that I live over an hour away and cannot get there as often as I would like!
Rocky, thank you so much! We pride ourselves on keeping the quality high for our ingredients, food, wine, service, and ambiance. Thank you for calling that out and being part of the Clinton family!
The menu is more limited than it used to be and they are short staffed. The one bar tender was waiting on our table so service was slow. My dinner was cold but I didn’t complain. It’s still one of my favorite restaurants. Once this short staffed crisis is over, I’m sure The Clinton House and all restaurants with this prob will be back to normal.
Hi Kathy, thank you for your feedback and your patience with us. No matter, we are so sorry that your experience was less than perfect. We'd love to hear more about what happened, please email Chrissy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful ambiance and healthy noise level. The hostess was very friendly and recognized our Open Table reservation, which sometimes was problematic in the past. Our servers were extremely polite and courteous. The food presentation was very good and tasted excellent. Our meals consisted of filet mignon, red snapper, mussels, clams casino, and NY strip steak. Fish was very fresh. Salads and sides were not included but also very fresh. No bread was offered or served. We were not offered additional water or drinks. It was a Friday night and seemed like the servers were understaffed, but it’s understandable given the times we currently live in. I would frequent this beautiful restaurant more if they would just include the salad and sides with the meal, or maybe if the service or food presentation was exceptional. Until then, it’s reserved for only special occasions. Compared to the Pittstown Inn, I would say Pittstown Inn offers more in terms of food, service, presentation and ambiance for the same price category.
Hi, thank you for your feedback. We switched to a la carte service options to allow our customers to ability to select what they prefer. We do hope to have you back in with us again.
Very nice experience. The waiter was very attentive, as we had to wait for our friends to arrive. Food was very good, however the only negative was that our espresso's were delivered luke warm and were about the equivalent of a half a shot glass. Very disappointing.
A wonderful setting to have a meal. The building is warm and rustic, and set next to downtown Clinton, making for a great excursion. They food was excellent, with portions larger than we expected, for an upscale establishment. The wait staff is very personable, which made for a great experience.
Thank you, Amanda! We hope to have you join us again soon.
Every time we visit the Clinton area we always stop by the Clinton House for
a fabulous meal. Whether it is lunch or dinner the food is always good.
Very nice menu with a variety of meals to please anyone's taste buds. Wonderful
wine list too. The service is always friendly and efficient and the dining area is quaint
and charming. Would highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.
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Excellent food and great atmosphere. A bit pricey but well worth it when you sample the food and how everything is prepared.
Thank you so much, Ted. We invest in providing the best quality food and service and so it's always wonderful when that's recognized. Hope to have you in again soon!
Charming place. The food was good and the wait staff was exceptional! Friendly and responsive. Loved that we were allowed to linger without any cues that it was time to leave. Traveled over an hour to join friends there and it was worth the trip!!
Thank for joining us Edie, we hope to see you in again soon.
The food was OUTSTANDING! We got the burger, French onion soup, and eggplant rotini. Our server, not sure his name, but he had a quirky mustache, was beyond helpful and excellent. Not from around the area, but would recommend in a heartbeat.
Thank you, Hannah!
We were seated at a lovely booth. The ribeye was delicious and cooked perfectly. The sea bass over heirloom tomato salad was wonderful. The only criticism is that it seemed to take an inordinate amount of time between placing drink orders and receiving the drinks.
Thank you for your feedback Kim. We're so sorry for the delay in delivering yor drink order. We're checking on this to make sure it doesn't happen again.
A charming venue and excellent food. The staff are always pleasant and eager to please.
Thank you for joining us!
Always my husband and I have a great time we loved this place. Food, service is always great. atmosphere of the restaurant beautiful.
Michelle is great! Thank you so much for your feedback!
Poor service, overpriced food. I will not be going back
Hi Randy, thank you for your feedback. We're so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time with us. Please contact Chrissy at email@example.com and let us know more about what happened.
Loved the Clinton House
So glad to hear that Christine!
Service was exceptionally thoughtful. Food was very good. Walking around the town with 3 musician groups was the cherry on top!
Thank you, Patti! Hope to have you in again soon.
We always have a great experience at The Clinton House. You are treated like you are a part of the family. Love it!
You ARE part of our family! Thank you!
We were celebrating our 56th anniversary so our seating close to the bar wasn't ideal. Our filet and crab cakes were delicious, but the potato pancakes were burnt. Since the last time we dined here the prices have gone up 30%. The wait staff was excellent.
Hi Patrick, thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are truly sorry your pancakes were not cooked correctly. Please be assured, that is out of the norm and we do hope you give us another opportunity.
Great food, nice atmosphere and amazing red raspberry sangria!
Thank you, Michele!
All in our party of three enjoyed the Clinton House. Nice selection of food, pleasant server top offed with homemade chocolate tart. Definitely on list to return.
We look forward to having you back Steven!
We had great service but surprised to see increased prices with less offered on the plate. We also had to pay for bread, which is a significant change. It appears that the increased cost doesn’t amount to what we were offered in the past~it’s much less. We used to get a salad, baked potato and broccoli with our steak. Now it’s a steak with 3 onion rings— ugh!
Hi Jessica, thank you for your feedback. The Clinton House focuses on providing our guests with the best quality food made with the best quality ingredients at the best prices we can offer. We've also switched to a la carte, allowing our guests to choose exactly what they want. We do hope you understand and give us another opportunity to wow you.
Great food, great service. We've been there a number of times and never walk away dissatisfied.
Visiting from out of state this was exactly what we wanted! Delicious food, historical building, fantastic service
Thank for taking the time to visit us. We do hope to have you back again soon!
food was great,survice was very good. friendly, and was not rushed.
Thank you, Bronk, we're thrilled you had a wonderful experience with us!
We have always enjoyed going to the Clinton House, but things have changed. Meal was good, filet mignon, good, but the price has skyrocketed. I have not been there in a couple of years but last time I remember the filet being about $36 including a salad, bread, potato and vegetable. Last night the filet was $48. plus the cost of a salad, potato and vegetable. If you wanted bread, you had to buy it for $3.95. My meal was the filet and potato and that cost $54.
I know that they have lost money due to COVID, I can understand moderate price increases. But at these prices, they will lose more customers.
Our servers were very good, attentive, prompt and friendly.
Hi John, thank you for coming in and taking the time to share your feedback. While COVID was tough for us all, please be assured our prices are reflective of the cost associated with providing the best quality food and ingredients to our guests. We do hope you give us another chance!
The food and service was outstanding. We were seated promptly and the staff was excellent. The appetizers and main courses were wonderful. nd the Desert was great.
We had a wonderful evening at the Clinton house.
Thank you, Bernard! We appreciate your kind words and hope to have you back again soon!
My favorite neighbor gem loved this place.
You can order delivery directly from The Clinton House using the Order Online button. The Clinton House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 730-9300.
The Clinton House is rated 4.4 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.