Tavern at the Colgate Inn
Great little place, loved the atmosphere. The food was excellent, as was our waitress she was great at recommending! Will definitely go there again. Great date night!!!
Always an excellent place for a nice meal and atmosphere. Got us out in time for the basketball game!!!
Best stop in town before any Colgate game. Does need parking though, as had to spend some time locating a street parking spot. Also, main entrance to the restaurant is not clear.
We were staying at the Inn and were able not only to eat in the Tavern but visit The Library and both were wonderful experiences. The customer service and personalities of the staff were top notch and helped to make our stay memorable. Food was excellent with the french onion soup a favorite. Our only suggestion would be to extend the hours of the kitchen for food and the hours of both on a Fri/Sat night.
We went to the Colgate Inn to celebrate my son’s birthday. It was a nice atmosphere with good food. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us for this celebration. We will definitely be going back!
The service is always very slow. The breakfast is very good but dinner menu is limited.
Food was good. Service was good. But they seated us at a table which we discovered soon thereafter that the table was rocking back and forth sufficiently that it would spill you drinks, so we asked to be moved to another table. They accommodated us and everything was fine after that. However, they then reset the table, never bothered to shim it up so that it still continued to rock and presumably, then seated someone else there at some point. WTF?
Good food, good service - nice place to eat in town
Always a pleasure to have dinner at the Inn. They have now opened a “speak easy” bar in the Library and we had an enjoyable time with some old fashion drinks.
The filet mignon and strip steak were delicious -- we will definitely eat there again!!
We were at the Colgate Inn for a family wedding. The entire restaurant and bar staff were so accommodating and patient with us. What started as a dinner for two, my husband and I turned into a dinner for about 20! The Inn has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed many meals there and all were outstanding. I can’t forget the speakeasy on the lower level either. What an excellent weekend.
We stayed at the Inn and our room was incredible with the balcony overlooking the village green.
We can’t wait to visit again!
I love the ambiance at the Tavern at the Colgate Inn. It's rustic and cozy with a huge open wood fireplace. The menu has a great variety and prices are reasonable. The only downside's are that the fireplace does not give off enough heat so it's drafty and the service was extremely slow despite only 1 other table that was already served it seemed. My friends had never been and enjoyed the charm of the Inn and cute town of Hamilton! Will visit again 😊
Great food with family.
Staff attentive and manager Matt very professional and friendly
The filet mignon was outstanding. One of the best I’ve had!
The room was as bad as the restaurant. No luxury here. For the same quality, go to the Holiday Inn.
Got into town late and had a great dinner at the Tavern.
Thank you for choosing the Colgate Inn and we're glad that we were able provide a great meal for you. We'll see you soon!!
A nice restaurant in a college town. The food was good but not exceptional. Service was fine but the noise was overwhelming - difficult to talk under the conditions.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, David. The Tavern does get pretty busy and perhaps our downstairs speakeasy concept, The Library, would be more comfortable for you on your next visit. We have great drinks and food, the service is very personable and there's a much calmer vibe. We'll see you soon!!
It is a great place to get together and eat and chat with friends! Good Food, service and atmosphere!
Thank you for the kind words, Tamara, and also for taking the time to provide us with feedback. If there is anything else we can do to provide a 5 star experience, please let us know. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!!
The place is beautiful. The food was outstanding. The prices are a little high.
The services was horrible.
Great food, service, and atmosphere! The only thing we were disappointed with was the jalepeno margarita which didn't taste like a margarita and seemed very watered down.
My 2nd time at the Tavern as I have twin freshman - one at Colgate ande one at Hamilton. We love the warmth of the Inn and the Tavern. Food delicious and really freiendly wait staff. Looking forward to 4 years of visits! PS- Pretzel and cheese app is so yummy!!!!
Ate in Tavern after a football game, so no review of main dining. Tavern menu is limited. Hamburger was over cooked and dry probably due to the busy scene of after-game revelry. Beer selection was good. Never had a bad meal or a great meal there, just consistently good.
Birthday and parents weekend
Thank you for the five star review! Please come see us again soon!
By far the highlight of our time was meeting and talking with Steve, who was the bartender. You have a gem in Steve.
This is always a great spot to stop for a bite to eat when we drop our son off for school. Enjoy having a nice local place to relax and have a nice meal!
The table wasn't ready , the dinner took over 2 hours. They kept saying how busy it was but there were several empty tables and it was freshman drop off. therefore it should have been expected
It was our first time there and were very happy with everything we had a reservation but arrived early and they had no problem seating us wish there were more choices on the menu but the food was delicious overall very pleased everyone was very friendly will definitely be back.
Half price apps? Did not show on bill.
Otherwise good food!
Really wish there were more vegetarian options! There wasn't even one vegetarian entree. The garden burger is alright, but on a special occasion (like it was when I visited) I would have liked to get more of a serious plate.
We ate here several times while staying at the hotel and visiting Colgate. Restaurant was quite nice. Good menu and loved the outdoor patio. No other decent options in the town but this was quite good.
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!!!
I was with a party of nine and it took over two hours for our meal to reach the table. Once it made it, most of the food was completely undercooked and underwhelming. Overall, a very disappointing experience at what was an old favorite.
Relaxing meet for brunch. Nice enough but the food wasn’t special; Cobb salad, Reuben sandwich, avocado pita. Interesting and fine, 4 out of five.
Dear SteveB, Thank you for joining us at The Tavern for brunch. I am sorry to hear the food wasn't a wow factor for you, but happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to have you as our guests again soon. Warm regards, Kendra
The Inn is iconic. The food and service need to be improved. The staff is inattentive when this place is busy and seem disorganized.
This place used to be such a great dinner spot, now mostly its overpriced with food that is tolerable but nothing special.
The bartender is horrible, we sent back 3 drinks that were made poorly. I noticed he just pours the various items in without shaking or stirring.
There was a guitarist and he was so loud we had to scream to talk at the table.
Had lunch at the tavern and it was delicious. Service was great and the ambiance there is so nice. Great gem in Hamilton!
Consistently good food, the tavern is a must while visiting the small college town of Hamilton, NY- both because it’s one of the only “games in town” and also because the charm of the Inn and Tavern are delightful and exactly what one envisions as a college town establishment!!
We have visited the Tavern at the Colgate Inn several times in the past 4 years while our daughter attended Colgate University. The food is always good, the service is usually fair, this visit being no exception. Overall our waiter was attentive and courteous, however we had to ask him several times for lemon and ketchup, only one of which we actually received. That said, the atmosphere is always energetic and fun and what you'd expect and look for in a small college town. It's one of the only "games in town" and we will definitely be back again any time we visit Hamilton, NY!
Wonderful experience! Food was delicious especially the scallops and jam!!