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The Clinton House

4.5
805 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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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
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Phone number
(908) 730-9300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pete Gialias
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Private party facilities
Private dining available for parties over 30.
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Private party contact
Julie Warren: (908) 730-9300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Parking is available in the front and side of the building. A private parking lot is also available across the street.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 805 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We have lived in the area for 21 years and never visited. It is a landmark restaurant in the area. After this first visit I will return again and again. The food was great and the service was impeccable. Make sure you make reservations. I choose a whine from a small list that was on the table and I was pleased by the value for the bottle.

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vipduke (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a nice place to dine, but lately, the prices have really risen, and the quality of the food no better. Have yet to have a good piece of prime rib there - always chewy. But the vegetables served are hard. We asked our server if we could order cooked vegetables, and the reply was that it wouldn't matter because that's how they are served and that there were many complaints about the hard vegetables. Plus, there's too much of a delay between the kitchen and the table as butter won't even melt on the vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always an enjoyable meal with great menu offerings, excellent specials, great atmosphere and exceptional service. Always recommended!

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oldfriend49 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

we love this restaurant for our meeting with old friends.....the wait staff is excellent...make you feel at home....& pete, at the bar, is great, too

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious food, but the service was forgetful. Will def be back soon!

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vipMarionM (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We come every year to celebrate our birthdays.
Always a fabulous meal with great service

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JaneB (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very disappointed. Had reservations made well in advance but seated terrible spot. Prime rib was tough. Friends filet migion overdone. Waitress very busy. Practically threw the desert menus at us. Prices higher than show on line. Dinner for four with one drink no dessert 192.00 without the tip. Will not return

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PaulMichael (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good comfort food with excellent service and a warm atmosphere. All staff is readily accommodating. The servers are clear with specials and answers to any questions. Additionally, all staff is welcoming and cheerful. All around a very pleasant place to get plenty of delicious, filling meals. I absolutely recommend this place for dinner or lunch. I have not been here for breakfast or brunch so I can't offer an opinion on them.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a favorite of mine - comfortable, old school, solid service, yummy.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Relaxing atmosphere, good food and plenty of easy parking

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Boblu (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful as usual but I was disappointed that you no longer serve Snapper soup. If you have it on some special occasion I would certain like to know. You made it and served it very well.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

OUR SERVER, CHERYL, was the best waitress I have ever encountered. No intrusive, very helpful and always there when we needed her.

as for the interior of the restaurant, there were two girls around the age of 12 running around. It made me nervous to see them mover all over - i was expecting them to knock over a waiter carring a ltry of food or running into a patrol.

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Sara (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, this restaurant delivers a fantastic meal. I love coming here for special meals with family and friends. The service is wonderful and the staff always does there best to accommodate special requests. I love the old world feel of the decor and their fireplaces. I love visiting this place in Historic Downtown Clinton!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great meal and a great value . The staff is freindly and the atmosphere is a welcome one.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The Clinton House has it all - excellent food, beautiful ambiance and knowledgeable waiters. I have been going here for the past 30 years and it is NEVER a disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I/WE HAVE VISITED THE CLINTON HOUSE MANY TIMES IN THE PAST. UNFORTUANTELY MY FILET MIGNON WAS NOT UP TO THE NORMAL STANDARDS THAT I HAVE HAD BEFORED. IT WAS A FAIR PIECE OF MEAT, AT THE BEST. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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Nancykru5 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The Clinton House is always a fantastic dining experience. The food, including the oysters and the Filet mignon au blue, was pure perfection. The entire staff was welcoming and on top of their game. We had a wonderful table by the fireplace which added to a special date night. This restaurant is a neighborhood treasure that shouldn’t be missed.

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Nutrimostofflemington1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We arrived for a reschedule office Christmas party. The parking across the street was easy.The staff was friendly,attentive,and helpful in recommendations. Food was excellent,hot and well displayed. The location was easy for a after dining stroll through the town of Clinton..

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UncleRichie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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Philip (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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Ronzo1162 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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Bada (New York Area)
5.0  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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anon (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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DeanK124 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day with family.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dining atmosphere and menu. Servers are always pleasant.

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Annie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 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

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