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Hamilton Inn

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4480 East Lake Rd, Hamilton, NY
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great dinner spot

Not too many dinner choices in Hamilton, but this place is definitely a romantic spot with great atmosphere and great food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann K
New Hartford, New York
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New Hartford, New York
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not too many dinner choices in Hamilton, but this place is definitely a romantic spot with great atmosphere and great food.

Thank Ann K
Binghamton, New York
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great place for a romantic dinner. Food was fantastik!!!! The Hamilton Inn is so beautiful, you will feel spoiled.

Thank cooleymo
Kailua, Hawaii
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This classic New England Inn serves food that is innovative and resonably priced. I had a gnocchi with dried carrot chips that was very intriguing. My son had a delicious pork tenderloin, with a sweet/savory maple sauce and a piece of crisply cooked speck. Very nice combination of salty, sweet and umami flavors. We had a delightful New Zealand Pinot... More 

Thank Marcia B
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We've dined here two times before and had very good meals and experiences. This time, portion sizes were minuscule. $35 for a cod entree contained tiny piece of fish, 3 halves of a baby potato and sauce. The dollop of greens on the plate was small as wll. Pork entrees left everyone hungry too. Strip steak didn't disappoint, however. Normally... More 

Thank HAV847
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant is widely agreed on as the best option for fine dining in the Hamilton area. For a nice dinner (frequented by visiting Colgate parents) this is a great choice. Often compared to the Colgate Inn, the Hamilton Inn offers a slightly finer dining environment and more creative dishes. While dining at The Hamilton Inn with a party of... More 

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Greene, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spent the night in this wonderful quaint country inn. Wonderful room. Be sure to try to get room #2. Two room suite with private in room bath. Only five rooms at the inn, so you need to call well in advance in the summer. Check in at Colgate Inn in town, and then a short drive to the inn. That... More 

Thank Dave R
Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good specials and menu has lots to choose from. Well-prepared dinners and bartending was fine. In cool/cold weather, nice fire in fireplace.

Thank Ronald490
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I came here every week when I went to Colgate! I just graduated and this really was the only fine dining restaurant within 20 miles of the university. The manager is the greatest guy in the world and Zachariah always does a great job waiting tables. I am not going to miss the food in Hamilton, but I will miss... More 

Thank ACM11231991
Millburn, NJ
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hadn't been back to the Hamilton Inn since our first visit years ago. Pretty much as I had remembered it. The food was good, and the service was fine. We appreciated the fact that the manager also came around a couple times to ask if everything was okay. We also appreciated that our waitress, noting our son was not feeling... More 

1 Thank unicorn3
Buda, Texas
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317 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Hamilton Inn has held forth in a roomy old remodeled farmhouse for over 25 years now, and for many years it was our favorite in the Hamilton area. A few years ago the former owner closed the place down for a time; Colgate University stepped in and reopened the property, keeping the rustic ambiance and fine-dining aspirations. Since that... More 

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Meghan L, Manager at Hamilton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Itinerant_scholar, Thank you for your review of the Hamilton Inn. I am sorry to hear that your recent experience was not what you had hoped for. Of course we strive to treat each of our guests to a special and memorable experience with warm, welcoming service, excellent wine and dinner menu choices, and a freshly prepared, delicious meal. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4480 East Lake Rd, Hamilton, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 315-824-1245

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?