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Colgate Inn

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1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
315-824-2300
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No...
The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Colgate Inn is one of the most popular restaurants among students for occasions including birthdays and visiting parents. The food is good but it is certainly one of the fancier and pricier options in town. Its often hard to get reservations on popular weekends (and they sometimes only offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Utica, New York
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Bar was comfortable and welcoming. Had we settled for drinks, all would have been fine. But the roast beef panini was awful, a few shreds of beef on tasteless toast. We had "Utica greens" as well. But there are a few dozen places where the greens are much, much better, and the portions larger. Stick with drinks and eat somewhere... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Colgate Inn is one of the most popular restaurants among students for occasions including birthdays and visiting parents. The food is good but it is certainly one of the fancier and pricier options in town. Its often hard to get reservations on popular weekends (and they sometimes only offer buffet-style dining at these times), so call ahead to make... More 

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USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The renovations are terrific. This is our go-to place for drinks, lunch and dinner when in town. Friendly servers, very good food. Love sitting outside on the patio for apps and drinks!

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic place for a business lunch, dinner date or night out. The food was fantastic as was the venue itself and the service was very good.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

have a drink on the patio (in the warm weather) and watch Hamilton downtown go about it's business. Great place to meet friends.

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Morrisville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have eaten at the Colgate Inn a few times and I was looking for a place to have my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary party so I started shopping around between Hamilton and Cazenovia area. I went to a few places and had dinner and talked with them about prices and menu's. I decided on the Colgate Inn. I am... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are in Hamilton, your choices are limited. We took our daughter and some teammmates to the Inn for dinner. We were seated at a table that had direct sunlight blasting into one or more of us as it was setting. No blinds on window to block it. The food was pretty sad. I ordered the Southwestern Chicken soup... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great beer selection. Charcuterie with all NYS cheese and meat was incredible. Lamb tacos tasted like Mexico.

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Metis-sur-Mer, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Given the limited choices in Hamilton NY, anyone who sends their kid(s) to Colgate will get plenty of experience with this place. While it looks lovely, and can be so at times, the overall value is just 'so-so'. The food in the restaurant is usually okay, but never 'great' and on occasion, terrible. The front desk staff is hit and... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for lunch yesterday after touring Colgate. Arrived at 2pm, were seated w quickly and told by the waiter, he would be right with us. He never returned to the table. Another waitress finally took our order......45 minutes later had to ask where the starters of soup were? 3ish got soup finally. Then over an hour after ordering...manager came and... More 

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Additional Information about Colgate Inn

Address: 1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone Number: 315-824-2300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamilton
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 315-824-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.

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