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“Great college town Inn”
Review of Colgate Inn

Colgate Inn
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great college town Inn”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The restored Inn is a nice centerpiece to the revitalized center of Hamilton NY. It has been many years since we visited, and the entire area looks quite a bit better than we remembered. Moving the Colgate bookstore "downtown" was a big help. The Hamilton Farmers Market was very busy in the village green on the last weekend in October - a fun experience.
We had a lovely dinner in the Madison Room at the Inn; the sea bass was among the best I have ever had. We also had coffees on the patio the following day as we watched the activity at the Farmers market. Service was great. The atmosphere of a traditional college Inn was well captured in the renovation. The food deserves 5 stars.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank tjstjs
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English first
Syracuse, New York
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“WOW - beautifully remodeled and great food to enjoy too!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

It had been some years since I had visited the Colgate Inn. When I was a kid, we use to attend a Sunday brunch in their 'old' dining room section on special occassions (Mother's Day etc.) and then a few years back had lunch in their bar/pub section and that was pretty good as well but I returned over the summer for a lunch and was really surprised!! They have done such a beautiful job refurnishing the downstairs. The restaurant is beautiful. It has a colonial atmosphere with lovely wood floors and a beautiful wood bar. It really has a warm welcoming atmosphere. Food is good too. I had a very nice quiche - nice size portion - with a side salad. Great wait staff. Attentive. The outside of the inn looks the same as ever - which was always beautiful but the inside - what a change. Open and airy and larger than I ever remember it being. Try the Colgate Inn if you are in the area.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank kayofcny
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Portland, Maine
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389 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

In all the years we've eaten here - 4 years and counting - the service has never ever been less than stellar (for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner) and the food never less than fabulous! So talk of rude and/or inattentive service or inconsistent food are just plain wrong in this (highly opinionated) reviewers view. The food - whether breakfast lunch and/or especially dinner - is artfully prepared, reasonably priced, friendly and professionally served, and just fantastic. If all those accolades aren't enough to entice you to go, then nothing will. But you'd be wrong! Very wrong.

Thank theghostwriter
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Cocktail party”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My friends hosted a cocktail party there. Food very good and friendly servers. Also had lunch there. It's very quaint.

Visited October 2012
Thank AlwaysShopping
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Upstate New York
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A charming Inn in a lovely village.”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Colgate Inn is the place to take someone for a special occasion. Their brunch is wonderful, many items from which to choose and each and every one is done to perfection. Take the ride to Hamilton and the Colgate Inn. You won't be sorry.

Thank bnbmcgee
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