Clinton Hall takes it’s inspiration from Castle Clinton located in Battery Park. The main goal for the owners to have a American beer hall was to get people together away from their phones and laptops. This can be clearly seen with their communal tables, a wide variety of games offered and huge shared dishes. The bar has a bewildering array of specialty beers served on tap. The servers were warm and welcoming but with so many tables to attend they do get quite busy. With a laidback and chill vibe, this place is a perfect after work spot for drinks and food.
With some recommendations from our server we were all set with our order. We got the Dipper Trio, Truffle Parmesan Fries and the Famous Doughnut Grilled Cheese. The dipper Trio consisted of Guacamole, Spicy Feta, Squash Hummus along with Pita Chips. All three dips were pretty average and missed the oomph factor. The Truffle Parmesan Fries which was again nothing special and we thought could have been better. Next was their Famous Doughnut Grilled Cheese and it totally lives up to the hype! The Doughnut has a crisp on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. The tomato dip goes so perfectly well with the Doughnut and cheese. Each bite of this was simply heavenly!
We ordered the Crispy Chicken Stack for entrees. This sandwich was loaded with Fried Chicken, Fried Pickles, Cole Slaw, Pickles and a lip smacking Hot Honey Sauce. It’s not just a sandwich, it’s a monstrous sandwich and definitely a contender for the recently trending Chicken Sandwich Wars.
For dessert, our choice was obvious. If there’s anything with Red Velvet on the menu, we want it! So we got the Red Velvet WTF Waffle and we had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. This one dessert is good enough as a whole meal for three/four people. There’s no adjective to describe how ginormous this dessert was. It includes three stacked Waffles, a big slice of Red Velvet Cheesecake, Vanilla Icecream, loads of whipped cream, crushed Oreo, Sprinkles and M&Ms. The Red Velvet Cheesecake was extraordinarily delicious and we hope they put it up on their menu separately too. The waffles were soft they escalate slowly on each and every taste bud and make you close your eyes. Perfection.