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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.

2 West Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

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

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 730-9300

Website:
http://www.theclintonhouse.com/

Entertainment:
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 Details:
Parking is available in the front and side of the building. A private parking lot is also available across the street.

Executive Chef:
Pete Gialias

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining available for parties over 30.

Private Party Contact:
Julie Warren: (908) 730-9300

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Clinton House Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Cozy (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Seasonal (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Scenic View (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great menu and good choice of specials. Many long time favorites that are hard to find elsewhere. Very comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vegan, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and food as usual. Anna Maria as always greeted us and seated us at a booth as I requested.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very pleased with our meal ! Their dinner specials which include salad, coffee, and dessert are wonderful !

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was very nice, the service was great, food was wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Hostess, Julie, welcomed us warmly, showing us to our pre-set table and assuring we were
comfortable. (Julie is such a pleasant and gracious person!)
Our food (and the menu, too) was very much to everyone’s liking. Water/other beverages
were kept re-freshened.
Lighting, ambiance, seating, and ambient sound were all perfectly suited to our liking.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the food, each other’s company and the relaxed time
to visit!
We’ll definitely be back!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

While this restaurant gets very high marks, on two occasions I have been disappointed on the payment process. For example, we are told that you cannot provide separate checks, and yesterday we were not able to use a bank gift card.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place for dinner and drinks !
Everything was excellent- food and service - especially the fireplace

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have recently moved to this neighborhood from UES. Manhattan so we have been looking for restaurants with good food and ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day with family.

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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always great meals, both appetizer & main course. Good wine choices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dining atmosphere and menu. Servers are always pleasant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed our Christmas celebration at the Clinton House that is perched to the west of a river that runs through the charming, historic town of Clinton. A Norman Rockwell experience. Food delicious, servers attentive and ambiance perfect

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I went to the Clinton House for a group celebration of a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent. I was here a few years ago and not that impressed, but this time I enjoyed it. There was more variety on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was wonderful and it was a very pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The Clinton House is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. It's my "go to" place. Love the ambiance; fireplace and the bar is one of my favorite places to go for a light bite and cocktails.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The wait staff is always friendly and helpful. The food is consistently delicious. There are many excellent dishes to choose from on the menu. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the area.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Special birthday meal for my husband. Food was fantastic as always. I had the filet mignon medallions, my grandmother had the crab cakes-tons of lump crab meat in there without fillers-which were fantastic, and my husband had beef goulash. Another outstanding meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food and quiet dining

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always just have the best experience at The Clinton House. From being greeted by everyone near door when you enter, to politeness of hostess while seating, to bus boy who brought water and bread, and of course wonderful service. Food is wonderful and just cannot get enough of the Sauerbraten. For the holidays their special dessert is a chocolate yule log that is out of this world with such a moist cake portion and yummie chocolate mouse. We just love it here

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Once again, we were thoroughly pleased with our dinner entrees. However, we didn't feel we received our "normally" expected service. While the server was pleasant, not attentive. When our orders were taken, the menus remained in front of our friend. It just wasn't what I've come to expect from the Clinton House. While I completely understand that everyone has off days, we had an early reservation (5pm) and it would have been more pleasant if the server had been different.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion
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food5
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service3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Have not been here in quite a number of years. Very pleased to see that things haven’t changed. Everything is still outstanding! We definitely will return and won’t wait so long.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

we use the Clinton House to meet old friends.....the ambience & staff make it a great experience...& the food is great, too....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

As usual, everything was perfect about our recent lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

First time here and was quite happy with the lunch. I was responsible for finding a place for our work holiday luncheon that was within reasonable office driving distance. Came across the Clinton House in my search and was very glad it was the place I chose. Food, service and ambiance was spot on. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Was pleasantly decorated for the holiday as well to get us in the spirit. Would definitely recommend and will go back.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went to the Clinton House for a pre-Christmas get together with family and friends. They have a warm and cozy atmosphere which is just what we were looking for. Everyone loved the restaurant and raved about their meals ranging from filet mignon to seafood. Our server was very attentive. We go to the Clinton House every few months and always enjoy it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was good. The waiter was not as attentive as better restaurants. The prime rib was very high

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 9, 2017

we enjoyed dining at the Clinton house about 8 years ago and decided to go again for a special night out. The food was mediocre. We ordered sauerbraten and duck from the daily specials. The sauerbraten was off and the potato pancakes were thick and doughy. The duck was dry as well as the rice and the only flavor was from the gravy. The salad and broccoli side were the best parts of the meal. Service was very good. If we ever return, friends have suggested only ordering steak.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent local place that has been around for years ! Great atmosphere, food and drinks . Sit at the bar or by the fireplace , listen to a real luve pianistvand have a great time with family and friends ... enjoy !

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

No matter how many years go by between many visits to the Clinton House, it is always as excellent as the previous time. The ambiance is relaxed and welcoming; the service is very attentive and although it is on the more expensive side, what you get for it is substantial and well-prepared. I ordered the twin lobster tails and I was amazed at how large they were. They were well worth the price. The deserts are also worth saving room for. My friend had the chocolate decadence cake which she said was superb and I had the bread pudding,which in my opinion is the best I've ever had. The Clinton House is definitely a place that you want to come back to frequently.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was a lot busier than the last time. But we understand the holiday season.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The Clinton House is always a great place.....nice atmosphere, good food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a great meal and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent experience. Accommodating to change in reservation time and still gave us a booth! Warm and welcoming. Excellent and responsive waitress. Great wine list offering my favorite single prosecco. It was cold and delicious. I always order the crab cakes; they are divine. They are all about the crab. Sides were to-die-for au gratin potatoes and perfectly steamed and seasoned broccoli. Bread baked in the onsite bakery is delicious and arrives warm. The bakery also makes the desserts for the restaurant. We stopped in after lunch to get some goodies to go. Everything looked so delicious it was hard to decide what to get. Love this place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great place to meet friends for dinner! Quiet comfortable atmosphere and always excellent food and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was ok, but the hostess was rude and wait staff was not much better. It was hard to get past how the staff treated their patrons.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wayyyyy over priced. For example...$40 for a queen cut prime rib that was just OK. And $50 for the king cut! I don't mind spending money for value but it's lacking here. Go to Ruth Chris. The atmosphere was very nice.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Choices for every taste.
Very friendly waitress.
Yummy food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had dinner at the Clinton House with friends and loved every minute of the experience. Three of our party had the filet mignon which was prepared to perfection; nobody was disappointed. I had the special Stuffed Branzino which was outstanding in flavor and the presentation was phenomenal. May I suggest being seated outside of the bar area if you want to have an intimate dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was great. Superb food was enhanced by lovely service. Sprucing up the place a bit is the only recommendation I could make. Same as twenty years ago .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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