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About The Clinton House
The Clinton House located in beautiful historic Clinton, NJ was established as an inn in 1743. The cuisine centers on ample portions of fresh seafood prepared with an European flair, prime meats, and desserts baked in our in house bakery.
Clinton, NJ 08809
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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The Bob Egan Entertainment group provides a rotating group of musicians on Friday evenings starting at 7:00 pm and Sunday afternoons staring at 4pm in our bar/lounge area.
Parking is available in the front and side of the building. A private parking lot is also available across the street.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining available for parties over 30.
Private Party Contact:
Julie Warren: (908) 730-9300
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Clinton House Ratings and Reviews
Brought my mother, a local, for her birthday. This is her choice; last year as well. All meals come with a salad and the red Catalina dressing with blue cheese should not be missed. I had the petit filet au bleu sitting on sautéed mushrooms and onions with potatoes and it was absolutely fabulous! We'll be back again.
We visited here again for our 1st year of marriage and 11th year together anniversary. The food was fantastic and we were seated by the fire place. We had the clams Casio o and French onion soup. For our main dish we went with the beef Wellington and the filet. Both were cooked perfectly. We’ve been here several times before and as usual the food is always consistently great. The staff is always pleasant and made our anniversary special for us.
Our first time for dinner was wonderful, table for two by the fireplace!The ambience by the fireplace made the meal even more enjoyable. The service was excellent. I ordered the filet mignon that was cooked to perfection, my wife had the stuffed pork chop, she said was delicious .
We also had drinks,i must say my Bloody Mary was the best i have ever had! The
finishing touch was desert,delicious cheesecake!Highly recommend and we are looking forward to coming back soon.
This was the fourth time I've visited Clinton House and was underwhelmed in this instance. My first experience, I could leave nothing but glowing reviews, a braised lamb loin was done to absolute perfection. The next time I came for lunch and had a plain, forgettable cheeseburger. The third time I left saying I'd give it another shot, as I vaguely remember the meal having redeeming qualities.
This time left some to be desired, but, I must say, it was partially our own doing. Our server was pleasant, attentive, and hard working. We ordered a house cabernet and a Guinness, both left a bad taste in our mouth's. The cab was practically cooking wine, while the Guinness was poured incorrectly (I assumed it would be ordering it, but none the less, could have been pleasantly surprised). The house salad's were thrown together and drenched with a lazy vinaigrette, resembling what you'd get at a pizza parlor. Our meals, filet and strip steak, were again, forgettable.
I'd return, with lower expectations and for lunch. If impressed, I'd be tempted to give dinner a go again for the sheer history and location.
Another great meal at the Clinton House. Highly recommend the Sauerbraten - seasoned just right and incredibly beautiful meat. Fabulous potato pancakes and as a final topper the best bread pudding you could ask for. Thanks Clinton House - can't wait to be back.
We have been dining there for years. A little expensive but worth it. Always an excellent meal, very comfortable there, friendly staff, nice bar area. Parking can sometime be challenging if you have a handicapped person in your party.... so drop off and go park somewhere.
Went there for me and my wife's anniversary for the first time on Saturday and it was the best meal that I had in a very long time and enjoyed our time together
There was no rush we took our time The food was excellent and the staff was very pleasant
We both look forward to going back again
We had been to the Clinton House many years ago when it was the previous owners! Many great memories! We were going back to relive our great expectations of the prime rib for a special occasion. It really was a beautiful piece of meat, but not living up to our expectations. It really needed to be seasoned more! I wish I could say I truly loved it! But with that said, the restaurant was absolutely packed on a Saturday night. The wine list was decently priced! We had 2 birthdays in our party, that were previously noted on the reservation, and no acknowledgement made. I have to say.. I was overall, disappointed.. Sorry! Not worth the $300+ for the meal..
I booked the Clinton house because it was in between our home and my sister in laws home ... we celebrated my Mother in laws 86th birthday ... the food, atmosphere &a company was excellent ... Its a celebration she won't forget ... the staff was friendly & on top of everything ... she loved the part when they bought out her dessert singing "happy birthday" (which we weren't charged for) awesome surprise. Will be returning next week with a group of nurses for an evening out.
Always enjoyable coming to Clinton and taking a walk along the water and past the Old Mill. The Clinton House’s food options have a good range without being too excessive. The menu appealed to 4 people, ages 11-51. The pecan crusted pork tenderloin, sauerbraten and steak, were all delicious. The stone interior/ surround gives the dining area a very unique look. Though a lot of white noise / chatter, the acoustics somehow allow for easy conversation at the dining tables.
Our waitress was great -there when we needed her, gone when we didn't...
Food was well prepared, fresh ingredients and SERVED HOT which seems to be a big challenge for most restaurants these days.
I have realized, after all these years, that a good restaurant experience has to be at least equal to what you can prepare at home or better. Our meal met that challenge...and my wife is great cook!
We were knowingly seated next to a historic customer that remained on a business mobile call after 7pm, we very pleasantly asked to be moved after realizing that the noisce of the mobile conversation was not going to diminish after 30 minutes at least. WSe were promptly reseated in a nice manner. Also ran out of the white wine we chose for our seafood meals. Food was extremely salty. Our wait staff was very pleasant and enjoyed the restaurant in other ways. We walked to the restaurant from our hotel in order that we could drink our wine knowing we could walk back to our hotel after a long drive that day.
The food was excellent and the wait staff attentive but the whole process was rushed felt we were at a diner and they were trying to open the table up for the next party. We were waited on immediately and a drink order was taken and delivered in a few minutes. So far excellent. When drinks were delivered we were asked if ready to order or would we like a few minutes. I asked for a few minutes because my wife and I wanted to sip on our cocktail for a while and catch up. In about a minute and a half the wait staff returned and asked if we were ready to order. I gave in and we ordered. Within 2 minutes our salads were there and within 5 minutes we were eating our main course. So much for a leisurely meal.
We had a wonderful dinner on Monday for our anniversary. It was our first time visiting Clinton House. The service was excellent. I was surprised to find the restaurant was quite busy on a Monday night, but it was. The food does come out very quickly so it doesn't feel like a leisurely meal, however I'm guessing has we asked to slow it down, they would have. The wines by the glass were just OK. Other than that, everything was excellent. I had their crab cakes and my husband had a Kansas City veal chop. Both were delicious. Bottom line, we would go back.
We had a fabulous family get together at the Clinton House on Saturday evening! We attended their Lobster/Clam Bake special event that we saw advertised on Facebook. We have been to the Clinton House before on several occasions and have always had a wonderful meal. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent! We all got the Lobster/clam bake special and thoroughly enjoyed it!
This time we brought our two young grandsons with us, ages 16 months and 3 years old. The Clinton House wouldn't normally be someplace that I'd recommend for young children, but, it worked out great! The staff was terrific and they even accommodated a special request meal for the children of a plain grilled chicken breast and vegetables!
We truly had an amazing time! Can't wait to go again!
We were celebrating a milestone birthday. Our server, "Queenie" was attentive and pleasant.
We actually ask for her whenever we dine at the Clinton House.
We left with a decadent desert as a birthday present. We dine here often and look forward to the next time.
All of the staff from front of the house, waitress, and bakery made our parents' 50th wedding anniversary a night to remember. The bakery was able to fix an accident which occurred with the "wedding" cake and it looked absolutely perfect! The table was set exactly how I had imagined it. We would not hesitate to come back for a dinner for 2 or our next big party! Thank you again for a wonderful night!
We have been going to the Clinton House for 25 years. The food WAS excellent, the value WAS excellent. We have since moved away and since we were close by, decided to have dinner with friends we would go to the Clinton House with. Upon our arrival, we were seated at a booth, that because I am short, body parts would be resting on the table. I told the server that we would like to move to a regular table and why. She said that she was not sure we could be accommodated and at that time I would have left, had she not come back and said ok. I ordered a shrimp cocktail that looked awesome, but the shrimp were tough and perhaps overcooked? The filet mignon aue prouve was only about 1 inch thick, when in the past they have been at least 2 inches thick. The sauce was thin, more gravy like. So, I am sorry to say that busy or not, is not an excuse to lower standards. We will not return, sorry to say.
Always find great food at The Clinton House. Their regular menu is just as tasty as their specials! Normally, I opt for the Seafood Newburg but decided to try the Baked Seafood special, and was I ever delighted! A beautiful mix of shrimp, scallops and crabmeat in a light sauce was spectacular, and my husband had the filet mignon which was a done perfectly. It's great that the restaurant offers a salad as part of the meal too!
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