Fare: American Traditional
Food Quality: The menu execution and preparation is barely a notch above banquet quality. Serves all natural & grass-fed steaks
Service: Friendly, attentive, though inconsistent during busy periods.
Decor: Historic circa 1743 setting, old rustic, cozy with old, beamed ceilings, and a fireplace.
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Low - Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a traditional American, steak-oriented menu in a cozy historic setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer eclectic food in a vibrant trendy setting
Recommended dishes: The Filet Mignon USDA black angus topped with sauteed mushrooms and au jus; The Rack of Lamb, New Zealand all-natural grass fed & finished lamb with demi-glace, and a roasted tomato; and The Sauerbraten German marinated roasted beef, served with potato pancakes and red cabbage.
Liquor: Full service bar with a good beer list and wine selection
This historic restaurant circa 1743, located in the heart of the Historical Community of Clinton, serves up traditional American food in a rustic country setting. It has recently been renovated to restore its 18th century atmosphere.
The ambiance is warm, cozy with old, beamed ceilings, and a fireplace.
The patrons tend to be 50+. If you get there on a busy weekend and need to wait for a table, they have a cocktail lounge to enjoy a per-dinner drink. The restaurant is especially festive during the winter months or the holiday season when the stone fireplaces are lit.
The Traditional menu execution is barely a notch above banquet quality, with an emphasis on natural & grass-fed steaks
The menu items are strict a la carte. Sides are priced seperately. Note of caution - verify cost of addition sides before ordering.
They are family friendly with a children's menu.
The Clinton House is Closed on Monday and Open six day/week for Lunch & Dinner
(Updated July 2021)
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