60 Second Review: Hamilton Inn

12/2/2010:

Dinner and a show in Jersey City

One great, and super-easy night outside of Hoboken – is to catch a show at the J City Theater – then have a few drinks and a fabulous meal at the Hamilton Inn in Jersey City.

Our group sampled numerous items during the night – and will definitely make this trip as part of our regular rotation!

Hamilton Inn Review Capsules:

  • Pepperjack Cheese Fries w/ Bacon and Demiglace served w/ Ranch
    Something about these fries made them seem like they were being served at a western ranch with a perfect steak. They are medium sized but substantial, and the melted cheese and dipping sauce is perfect. These fries and a small salad could have even been the perfect meal with a few beers. ($8)
  • Candied Pecan Salad w/ Field Greens, Pears, Warm Goat Cheese, Balsamic
    Not usually a fan of goat cheese (one of my only “deal breakers” on a menu) but I tried this and actually thought the salad was excellent and the goat cheese not bad at all. Those who actually appreciate goat cheese will love it – great combination of flavors. ($9)
  • Crispy Chicken Wings
    These should not be confused with the wings that are an American staple at bars and restaurants (not that there isn’t a time and place for the everyday “wings and blue cheese appetizer” with several pints of beer over a game. These are different: larger, crunchier, better spiced, and the accompanying vegetables (carrots and celery) are extremely fresh. ($8)
  • French Onion Soup Dumplings
    This was a little surprising, for some reason. It came in a ceramic dish with holes in which the dumplings were cooked, with cheese smothered over the entire appetizer. It was like a combination of wontons and French onion soup – a surprisingly good combo – but after trying so many other appetizers I reached my saturation point and will have to try it again on its own to form a genuine opinion. ($12)
  • Fig Mascarpone Cheese Ravioli
    Sweet as far as ravioli go, but creamy and delicious. The sauce was amazing, and the mascarpone perfect with the fig. I was a little thrown off by the texture (figs can have a grittiness to them) but otherwise this was perfect.
  • East L.A. Fish Tacos
    Delicious. One great thing about these tacos was that the fish was still intact in a filet, so they were easy to manage. The Pico de Gallo and avocado were so fresh, along with the other toppings.($10)
  • Risotto of the Day – Steak Risotto
    Not usually a “risotto-orderer” but this was above average. The pieces of steak were perfectly cooked, and some risottos can be over-salted but I found this was creamy and more mildly salted / spiced. This is the type of entree that would be perfect with a few glasses of wine.

Hamilton Inn – Jersey City: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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6 Comments on "60 Second Review: Hamilton Inn"

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

Great Place!!!! Even better that it isn’t in Hoboken!!!!!!!

mooshu
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mooshu

“OMG”. Stay there so that you won’t be in Hoboken either.[quote comment=”200590″]Great Place!!!! Even better that it isn’t in Hoboken!!!!!!![/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

So… I just realized that I’ve been here before, but not for dinner. Yet.

Over the summer I had brunch at this place with friends. It was pretty good and the staff was very nice.

mooshu
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mooshu

Not a fan of figs so much. But my GOD, I’d put on 20 lbs. for the rest of that food.

nbm3
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nbm3

The french onion soup dumplings are the exact same at the Madison and Clinton Social

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

This food looks amazing. Wish there were menu items like this in Hoboken.

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