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“Old World Bistro”

Hamilton's Grill Room
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Ranked #18 of 46 Restaurants in Lambertville
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Union Street
Description: Garden seating inside and out. Catering on and off site: Weddings, Cocktail Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal / Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Graduations, Fundraisers, Birthdays, Christening / Confirmations, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Holiday Celebrations, Business Events, Corporate Meetings, Team Building -Cooking Classes. Established in 1986. Canal side, nestled in the European charm of a courtyard near the Delaware River and surrounded by quaint antique shops and art galleries, it is the remarkable creation and signature of award winning Broadway set designer and restaurateur Jim Hamilton, & reflects his one-of-a-kind signature style. Warm, soulful and sophisticated, the Grill Room remains one of the most romantic & unique places to dine in the Northeast. As owner of the popular Hamilton's Grill Room in Lambertville-NJ, Jim Hamilton is well-known in the restaurant and arts community, and his years as a theater set designer gained him a reputation on Broadway and beyond.
New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Old World Bistro”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I came for lunch with two friends on a summery day, which enabled us to sit out in the shady outside area. The food was lovely, and the server/somelier charming. A warm atmosphere for friends to have a leisurely lunch. The beet borscht---I still remember savoring every spoonful. I chose well. BYOB makes it more affordable too.

  • Visited August 2013
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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Top Eatery in Lambertville, NJ”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I have been to Hamilton's Grill Room a number of times and have never been dissapointed. The food, service and surroundings were perfect. It may be a bit difficult to find, but well worth it. It was not the weather to eat out, although when the weather is nice, it is a welcoming place to dine outside. That being said, the interior is cozy and eclectic. Chef Jim Hamilton knows his way around this patron's heart. From appetizer to dessert you can't do better

  • Visited September 2013
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princeton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wait Staff must go”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The food at HGR is good, but not remarkable. Unfortunately their wait staff is completely lacking in warmth or graciousness. The waiters seem to blame the patrons for their first career choice not working out.

  • Visited November 2013
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“A Classic in the Country”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My wife and I dined at Hamilton's twice in the past two weeks and numerous times over many years. The place is impressive in so many ways.

Hidden in a quiet courtyard the restaurant shares with the best quiet bar in town, guests are greeted at the door by a welcoming wood stove (in season) and a crisp and courteous manager who'll show you to a table. Outdoor dining is available when the weather permits, but inside you'll find several lovely small dining rooms, one of them a tiny space right in front of the grill chef who is cooking the fish and meat for the day's meals. The other rooms are decorated with classical murals and the glow of candles.

Our food choices lately have covered the menu. One night it was steak frites and a veal chop, the other visit included several different fish preparations for our group of six. There were several salad options including a lovely display of freshly prepared beets. There always seems to be at least one vegetarian entree on the menu, although I admit I've never tried one.

Service is friendly and professional, although when the place is fully booked (that's every weekend), it can take a while to get someone's attention.

Lunch is available on weekends, making this a great destination for a weekend drive. Have fun!

  • Visited October 2013
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Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Consistly Eccellent”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The food is always of the highest quality and the preparationis always excellent. Our most recent visit was with some friend and we had fish and they had the steak. All four dishes were excellent.

Visited October 2013
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