The Clinton House

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1175 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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.
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vipAdam
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I was a little put off by the $2 per person charge applied to our bill for COVID.

I live and eat out all the time in Manhattan yet I have never come across a COVID charge per person by a restaurant before.

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vipThomasM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had been there and it was a very nice day since we had to be seated for outside dining. It is an Historical Inn that is beautifully restored in a great location near downtown Clinton, NJ. The food was excellent as well as the service.
We have definitely planned to return to see more of the area and dine there again.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed evening but staff was stretched by not enough waiter thus making things a little slow.

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vipCherylK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night, amazing setting, great food and service.

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chikowga
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Eric ,our waiter , was attentive to our needs,pleasant and very professional. We sat outside and it was very comfortable.

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DebraH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We ate outside on the porch on a hot steamy July evening. A few strategically placed portable fans would have made our dining experience much cooler. However, I give them an A for making an effort to bring patrons back to their restaurant and would encourage everyone to go out and help support small local business, especially those in downtown Clinton.

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Syl9
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice Luncheon with my cousin. We shared the beat salad, clams casino and crab cake appetizers. Was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is very different dining outdoors. But overall is was nice experience. After 4 months it was great getting out.

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jill
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I think the Clinton house has tried to make the most of our current situation. I do wish they had an outside bar that you could stop by for a drink.
The food was delicious and it was really nice for a birthday dinner. I like the fact that they adjusted the menu and put more inexpensive items on and food like a cheeseburger or a salad. Its so hot to eat heavy food in the heat.

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KMorgante
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is safely set apart, and each table has overhang or umbrella. Staff was very attentive and followed safe sops very well. Menu has a good array of fresh seasonal options, as well as savory hearty meals (nice portions and delicious). We had the beet salad, crab cakes which were light and perfectly prepared (mostly crab), short ribs and mashed potatoes along with great cocktails served icy in mason jars. Outdoor seating is set off of active road and entrance to downtown Clinton and river, so there is constant activity around but it fits well with the setting and does not impact conversation.

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vipCherylK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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JaneP
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great, seating was great, food was great! I don’t remember the name of our server, wish I did, because he was awesome. So friendly and fun. He was very patient as well, it took us a while to place an order for food because my companion and I were busy talking. His service was attentive, meaning we never had to flag him down to ask for anything. I gave a 25% tip but once I got home I wished I had given more. Having to wear a mask while working is difficult, more so if it’s hot outside but he was very friendly despite it! This was my first time here and would definitely come back again!

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HankF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the service to the meal and drinks!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful, relaxing outdoor dining, tables spaced far enough apart to make everyone comfortable. Delicious food and beautiful presentation to make every occasion a special occasion!

JR
JennaR
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was super sweet! Sat us right away and we had fresh mason jar cocktails and a great dinner on their front porch with a passing thunderstorm (we didn’t get a bit wet!).

Would go back again!

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vipCherylK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the front porch. Perfect!

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SharonD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner and the ambience was better than expected. Will definitely go back. I miss the salad that used to come with your meals.

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CarolD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to finally have dinner at the Clinton House! It was a beautiful night and the food never disappoints.

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since March. I think I might enjoy it outside at the Clinton House better than inside. Wonderful experience.

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Margaretd
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was our waiter and did a great job! The food was delicious!

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vipBGT1
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time there, and each dish the 4 of us had was delicious.
The service was attentive and the ambiance lovely.
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated parents 70th birthday!

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RichK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, experience was very good. Food was just below very good as I don't care for a vegetable medley. Service was very good. There was a potential problem with a gift card due to their system being down but the manager was very accommodating in helping us through it.

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PAtE
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was just the 2 of us for our 50th anniversary. The only unfortunate issue is that we were seated in a room with 2 or 4 large parties that were very loud. Next time I hope to get reservations by directly calling the Clinton House.

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vipCeeJay
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the ambiance of this restaurant. Cozy fireplaces and very warm. Server was outstanding. Could not do enough for us but did not hover. Chicken and Seafood was ok and slightly on the bland side. Would get steak next time, it looked great! Desserts were good and the ‘pour’ on my scotch/rocks was wonderful. Would go back for sure.

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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
190 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a Family Lunch

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vipThomasM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colonial ambiance, great food, great bar. Bet service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. We always go there for special occasions as it’s a little on the pricey side.

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ThomasF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I had the swordfish special. It was about 1/4 inch thick and totally overcooked.

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vipCharlieO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was not as good as usual. a little disappointing. Must have been an of night.

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MsSF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five people had different platters, all of which were outstanding. Best margaritas!! Particularly exceptional service! Big thanks to Heather who did everything she could for us!

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vipNotWorthTheTrip
Tahoe
94 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to the Clinton House restaurant, this is a very historical location. Located right on the banks of a pond/river and the building is a beautiful Colonial style. The restaurant has a vibrant bar scene and there is entertainment on the the weekends. Food quality is superior to any other steak houses I've been too, I ordered the Queen size cut of Prime Rib and it was very large and delicious. Service is spot on and pricing is moderate for what you're served. I strongly recommend a visit if you're ever in the Clinton, NJ area.

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RMR1
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My husband likes his steak medium well, just pink. The waitress insisted that it will come out brown not pink. After some discussion, he relented and she brought out a medium rare steak. He was very upset because of her insistence on the wellness and wouldn't listen to him. Food was just okay, will probably no go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We arrived for a reservation at 5 started with two beers and an appetizer portobello mushroom Styx the salad was fresh and good I had the filet mignon which was ordered medium rare but was barely medium very disappointed and was below my expectations all else was good waitress and the restaurant staff were gracious and offered our deserts on the house which we accepted

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vipJeff37
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service

Our server, Laurie was friendly and helpful and helped make our experience as good as the quality of the food

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AmandaT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting which is surprising since we live right down the road! The food was great, our waitress was wonderful! I wish I could remember her name! Overall, great experience will definitely return and recommend.

RB
RichardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Unfortunately the server spilled my mothers wine all over my mother. Waitress did not offer anything for the mistake. She was soaked. No free drink, no discount. Don’t even think she told the manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Cute environment. The service was slightly rushed but overall I would recommend.

JJ
JJCP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Clinton House was great again, including the best seafood fra diavlo we’ve ever had ! Slight markdown for table, but understand they had to jam people in on busy holiday night

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