Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.81mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 2.96mi
  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.81mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 2.96mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.81mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 2.96mi
  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.81mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 2.96mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (22)
See All
Cozy (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
750 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.
I

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great meal, we always have the same things. Love the stuffed pork chop? And the seafood newburg

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food for a fair price! The service was great too!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great American Fare..very dependable

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We have been coming to Clinton House Inn for over thirty years, and never have had a bad meal,
I just wish they would advertise their specials on line.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good and service was amazing. Husband ordered a steak and it came out just as he requested. My seafood Newburgh was fantastic. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Beautiful location....perfect to celebrate special occasions. Superb food, excellent service, reasonably priced.....exceptional value. We visit often. Always a wonderful experience. Will visit many more times.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We hadn’t been to the Clinton Inn for several years but found it a very nice setting for a good meal. The steaks were great and done to perfection. Lovely piano in the background was a nice touch. We will make time to go there again with friends soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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..

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, People Watching, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Consistently good food and service; can be way too noisy; eclectic customers

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and excellent service! Everyone from the host to the server was pleasant and made you feel welcomed!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 4, 2017

All I can say is this...You are my favorite and the ambiance is way above most!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our dinner there was very nice. Service was great as well as our food. The place was not that crowded but seemed a little noisy. I would recommend and will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Clinton House is a solid choice for dinner. The Lobster Bisque soup was fantastic and the crab cakes were very good as well. Atmosphere and service were on the mark.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The Clinton House Dinner this week was fabulous. Crab cakes are the best in NJ. Great place for business meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I have been here twice and both times had the surf and turf. Excellent service and food!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Clinton House is one of our favorites! Friendly, warm staff, excellent food and a wonderful ambiance!! A must go to!!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Most consistent restaurant in the town of Clinton. Excellent food all around. Stand out dishes include the Blue Ribbon Steak, Crab Cakes, and Prime Rib. Excellent service all around. One of my favorites.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on August 1, 2017

service was outstanding meal was excellent and cooked to my request

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food and service is always Great! I drive 45 minutes to get there, passing many other restaurants on the way! Clams Casino is outstanding! Prime Rib is awesome! will feed a family !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food was very tasty. Portions were good. Obviously pricey but that's just the kind of place it is. The booth was very tight. Other booths looked normal sized but ours was tight.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.