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Clinton House

2 W Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1207
+1 908-730-9300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2 W Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1207
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family birthday dinner for 4. 2 steak, veil pram, apple stuffed pork chops, 7 drinks, pumpkin pie and roll for deserts. Very attentive waitress, very good everything. $210+ tax and tip. We come here, not as often. Lovely place, fit to impress.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a friend here for lunch (she knew they gave a complimentary dessert for birthdays and it was hers) and was very impressed. This is one of those historic inns, well kept up, comfortable seating and great food. We both got the seasonal acorn squash...More

Thank everly23
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know why I've waited so long to comment on a restaurant that I've enjoyed for many decades (55 Years). Had to go there the other evening when I realized I had too many twenties jamming up my wallet. This is not only a...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I've had lunch and dinner here on different occasions and it's always a pleasant experience for me. The host Anna is gracious and the waitstaff is patient when I take forever to make a decision. The seafood newburg is lip-smacking good. I must caution though...More

Thank Jannie G
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Every time my family visits the Clinton House we are amazed by how constantly the food is great. It's like the place never has a bad night. The staff is always friendly an very helpful. The bar I swear is like an episode of cheers...More

Thank cruchysdad
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Food was terrible. Atmosphere was nothing special. This is a place that in it's prime must have been very nice. However, it no longer lives up to it's prior reputation. There is another similar Inn style restaurant in Pittstown (name withheld) that...More

Thank CrimeInParis1
Reviewed 21 August 2017

What should have been a wonderful evening turned out to be just ho-hum. Very disappointed. Not sure our waitress understood that meaning of the word "service". She looked perplexed, confused and/or bored the whole time! It frankly ruined our meal. The food was good, the...More

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ag32, Manager at Clinton House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm deeply sorry that your server was not up to our standards on the evening of your visit. We strive to provide an excellent experience for our guests and we fell short. I would ask that you contact us directly...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Good food and service; menu selection variable and interesting. Not complicated. Conveniently located in downtown Clinton, right next to the Museum, bridge, and waterfall.

Thank Pablosodahead
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My daughter and son-in-law had their rehearsal dinner at this restaurant last year, and the affair was handled very well by the Clinton House. With this in mind we encouraged our daughter to make a reservation with them during a recent visit last weekend. Prior...More

Thank ValueFinder29455
ag32, Manager at Clinton House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your review. If you could please contact us directly to discuss the issue with your server we would greatly appreciate it. I'm sorry service was not up to standards during your visit. Again, we strive to provide the best possible experience for...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very rustic (Circa 1743) and quite larger than you might have thought once you got inside. There was a bar area with live music which appeared to be a fun place to be. We sat way in the back in a large room which was...More

Thank MrOcho
ag32, Manager at Clinton House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

We have installed a brand new filtration system for the drinking water served to our guests. We recognized an issue with increasing mineral deposits in the water. A new filtration system for our ice machines was also purchased. Thank you for your feedback, but this...More

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Bill D
25 May 2016|
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Response from Rob V | Reviewed this property |
Should be. Call and ask for Valerie. They have a good sized dining room.
Gwen G
19 January 2016|
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Response from LowCarbZone | Reviewed this property |
Check with the restaurant.
16 November 2015|
Response from ag32 | Property representative |
Causal neat attire is fine. Jeans are also acceptable. Thanks for your inquiry. Best Wishes, Anna Maria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 W Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1207
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 908-730-9300
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