The Clinton House

4.4
1484 reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Closed Christmas Day.
Parking for The Clinton House is located in the lot across the street.
Since 1743, locals and travelers alike have come to the historic Clinton House for superior quality steaks and seafood. Today our diverse menu is carefully paired to our award-winning selection of fine wines chosen by our expert sommelier. Our tavern features perfectly mixed classic cocktails to warm even the chilliest Hunterdon County night. Come to The Clinton House for superb food, fine wine, and friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1484 People Are Saying
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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Clinton House is a Wonderful place, servers are excellent! As is the Food and Beverages available.

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vipDonB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was ok. Strange sauce on $65 ribeye. Supposed to be onion rings with it but may have been cabbage. Cod was lukewarm. Will give it another try though. Bit overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and ambiance are great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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ElizabethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was delicious. The lobster cocktail was amazing. The lobster was cooked perfectly and served partially cracked and icy cold! It was a real treat. Our server was attentive and welcoming. Although expensive, it was well worth the price. We will definitely be back soon.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 18, 2022

Thank you, Elizabeth. We very much appreciate you for taking the time to leave a review. We're thrilled to have loyal customers like you. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent Service

The Clinton House
Responded on January 18, 2022

Thank you!

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Unclbil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My only disappointment was the apple pie was not up to the outstanding pie I’ve been accustomed to in the past.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 18, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry you didn't love the apple pie, but thrilled you enjoyed your meal!

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AnnaO
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service rom David was great. He was happy to help and laughed with us. Will definitely recommend Clinton House. Food was exceptional

The Clinton House
Responded on January 11, 2022

David is wonderful! Thank you for joining us Anna, we appreciate you joining us.

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vipMarthaC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible, horrible and upsetting experience! Ordered a steak and side of fries from the a la carte menu; the steak was delivered with a ramekin of ketchup for the fries, but no fries. Sometime went by and the general manager came by asking if all was well. We told them no, that the side of fries had not arrived with the steak, but yet we saw that other patrons had received their dish with fries while we had been patiently waiting for side order of fries. The GM says well you should have ordered the fries with your steak. We pointed out that the server had brought the ketchup for the fries. The GM then says you don’t understand “the dish the other table ordered it automatically comes with fries, it is part of the menu item.

So if you order a la carte you should expect to get your food whenever the kitchen feels like bringing it out to you because it isn’t part of the menu description.

The strange thing is that we also order another dish from the a la carte menu with a rice side dish and it was brought out at the same time as the steaks.

Next time we will order the $16 sandwich with the $48 steak so we can be sure and get the $7 fries. At least we can all eat at the same time. LOL

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our meal came out long after everyone around us who came in after us. Had to track down the waiter to give him the check. Had to track him down to find out about our food. Food was good, hot, presented well once it came.
I did tell them we were there for a birthday on open table and put it in the notes on the reservation but wasn’t recognized at all not sure why they even ask!

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vipWendyW
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top notch. It was delightful. I

The Clinton House
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you, Wendy!

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AthenaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We will be back for another meal. Thanks

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you, Athena, we're looking forward to having you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and ambiance is fabulous! My wife and I absolutely love this place!

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you!

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Darci
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were delicious and served in a timely manner. We did not like our alcoholic drinks and did feel the prices were much higher than usual.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Hi Darci, thank you for letting us know your thoughts. We only use the best quality ingredients in everything we serve and our costs reflect the changing food costs. Thank you again and we hope to have you back in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We arrived early for our 5:00 reservation. We were seated early. Waiter was conscientious and worked hard to ensure we had a good experience.
You need to bring back the Smoked Trout to the appetizer menu.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for your feedback, we thrilled you enjoyed everything. And, we'll definitely thinking about bringing the smoked trout back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated directly in front of a gas fireplace, quickly served with water and drinks, then favored with tasty appetizers and savory entrees, finishing with coffee. The crew was preparing for New Year's Eve parties, but never left our late lunch group feeling rushed. They did a great job.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you!

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PatK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I visit Clinton House every month to keep in touch. It's a halfway point for both of us.. The food, service, and charm of the place make the visit extra special.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you, Pat!

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BilltheBullhorn
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner … excellent as always

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

So glad you enjoyed it!

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ElizabethB
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We went to the Clinton House on Christmas Eve. I haven’t been there for at least 20 years and was excited to go back! The service was great and the food was very good/excellent. Fantastic menu options for both food and drink. They were able to accommodate my special dietary needs without a problem. Holiday decorations were nice and festive! The carpet needed thorough cleaning or replacing (may have been there since my childhood) and gross stained ceiling in the ladies room needs to be attended to.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for your feedback, Elizabeth!

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Rarelypoorrating
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Must be new management and staff. Have been a customer for over 40 years,frequently on Christina eve, etc. Chaotic, disorganized, poorly trained and slow to respond service. Worse was the drop in quality of the food. They now nickle dime for everything Ala cart... Stale bread is $3.50,which is insulting. Doubt we'll go back. Bill ran $80 per person without alcohol. A real shame.

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CherylD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived early for our reservation and was seated within minutes. Great customer service

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you, Cheryl!

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NYFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was better than expected. Little hiccup when we were first seated. We waited a while for someone to acknowledge us. I went and told Manager. She was great. We had our appetizer comped and were attended to for rest of evening.

Overall a great experience and will be back.

The Clinton House
Responded on January 4, 2022

We're sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience! Thank you for joining us!

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NayNay
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was very good. The food was just okay.
Two of us got the Stuffed Flounder special and the portion was minuscule and there was no side with it. It was more like an appetizer size, not an entree. Thank goodness they ordered a side of fries or they would have starved. It was also a ripoff for what we paid for it.
The shrimp cocktail was only 4 pieces. Most places are 5-6 pieces. Also a ripoff for the price.
My Chicken and artichoke over risotto was like risotto soup.
Usually it’s 5 stars dining, this time was a huge disappointment!

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar
Kristi & Carlos took. Good care of us

The Clinton House
Responded on December 21, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an awesome place. Old, warm, charming with great food and drinks.

The Clinton House
Responded on December 21, 2021

Thank you!

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HenryJK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

When we arrived it was not overly busy but the service was extremely slow. I think the server was inconsistent and at times annoying. The food was average, which was unfortunate because I've had good food there in the past. The establishment itself is very nice. Parking can be difficult but there is public parking down the road through the town of Clinton, its a bit of a walk but its not too bad. You can also park across the street by the Exxon station if there is space available.

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ZDinBedminster
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a group dinner here and it was fabulous. The service was excellent and they were really welcoming.

The Clinton House
Responded on December 21, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Wish they kindly let us know they were approaching closing time instead of cutting the music abruptly and pulling the vacuum out and rolling u

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anthony
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manager Michelle does a great job taking care of her customers I appreciate her always trying to give me either Sarah or Christie her two best waitresses. Hope that the Clinton House will have complete diner specials like they did for Thanksgiving.

The Clinton House
Responded on December 14, 2021

Michelle is the best. Thank you Anthony! We have speacial features every weekend and a special Christmas Eve menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas party ! Awesome steaks cooked to perfection. Wait staff crisp and attentive.

The Clinton House
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you, hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and food. Entree a little pricey but everywhere is now.
Have been there twice, staff is great but understaffed. They provide great service and customers need to understand the new norm of being understaffed and be patient. Definitely recomend.

The Clinton House
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We appreciate your business and hope to have you back in again soon!

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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
217 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Historic Restaurant with Fabulous Service, Food and Lavation selections.

The Clinton House
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review!

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ChrisL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Seemed very understaffed, which you see these days.. but management should be limiting seatings then. You shouldn’t pack the place with a third the staff. Also I think very overpriced for the quality. There was a baked crab for $50.. ridiculous!

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vipGDG1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved our lunch items, wonderful lobster bisque and fish tacos made with grilled snapper, with lots of fish. Wonderful warm atmosphere for the holidays and attentive service. Wish there was a wider choice of lunch items, some smaller and less expensive versions of dinner entrees would be appreciated. But we did enjoy our time there.

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chikowga
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in a very relaxing atmosphere right beside the fireplace. The food was outstanding and the waiter,John, was a wonderful server. My family had a great time. Thank you so much.

The Clinton House
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to write us. Please come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was great and our waiter John was incredible!

The Clinton House
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you! And John is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good average at best and over priced.

The Clinton House
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

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SheilaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Met friends we haven't seen in a while. We had been there a week or so ago and so nice we had the same server who actually remembered us. Atmosphere allows for conversation. It was a busy Saturday evening, but we felt taken care of very well. The food came out hot and was served as requested. They have a good variety of menu items from seafood appetizers to full entrees to simple salad and burgers, however it is a bit on the pricey side for some items.

The Clinton House
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Sheila, thank you so much! We hope you're able to join us again soon. At the Clinton House, we invest heavily in using the best ingredients in everything we serve and that may be refelected in the price. Thanks again!

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StephanieS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

I had gone hoping for the filet mignon I had in the past, with onions in demi sauce and bleu cheese, but the server told me that was no longer available and kind of discouraged me from the filet overall. We ordered a seafood casserole, which was basically shrimp, scallops and crabmeat boiled in butter soup, with onions, celery and carrots slivered. I've never heard of such a thing, unless it is a fish soup.....and the shrimp was half blue, to the tail, as it was undercooked. The scallops were mushy, boiled, and the crabmeat was mealy. My friend ordered the sauerbraten. Meat was dry and tasteless, the cabbage was too sweet and there were two giant cinnamon sticks in the cabbage!!! The best part of that dish was the potato cake, which I would liken to a step above the McDonald's hash brown. I am so very tired of the COVID excuse, especially for an establishment as old as the Clinton House. No excuse for this considering the prices and reputation they SHOULD want to uphold. I did see a great burger being served at another table. Next time (if there is a next time) I won't expect anything but a great burger!

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vipljwdine
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made reservations a week ahead of time because of the holidays. We also reserved early at 5:00 to have a nice quiet dinner. When we arrived we were put in the bar area that was very loud. My husband asked if we could be put in the dining room which was more quiet. He was told we would need reservations for that. He told her that we did have reservations for over a week and that she just sat us down. She said we had to wait for the manager. The manager said that the only tables for two were in the bar area which was a lie because we saw tables for two in the dining room. Anyway she gave us a table by the front door with no silverware and no one to wait on us. After sitting for about 15 minutes someone finally asked us if we wanted water. 15 minutes later we got water. Then we ordered our drinks appetizers and dinner all at the same time hoping that we might get some service but finally realized that was not going to happen. We were not there to order cheeseburgers. My husband and I were there to have a nice meal and felt that we were being mistreated so we left. We had also made reservations for Christmas Eve through Open Table that we have now canceled because we cannot go through what we went through tonight. My husband and I understand that restaurant’s are having a hard time these days and have tried to help them out as much as we can including be more patient and tipping more because we know that restaurant employees have been suffering. We will not return to this restaurant again because of the way we were treated.

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You can order delivery directly from The Clinton House using the Order Online button. The Clinton House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 730-9300.

The Clinton House is rated 4.4 stars by 1484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.