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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

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31 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ (NJ 12)
The Link Bus (local Hunterdon County transit service), Transbridge Bus Lines (PA, NJ & NYC commuter service).
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Original Food and Drink

My wife and I love this restaurant. There are so many unique and delicious food combinations and a seasonal Drink menu that is just as unique as the food. The service in the restaurant and at the bar is always prompt and very friendly, more than can be said about some other Inns in Frenchtown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
RJTand
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Clinton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Clinton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I love this restaurant. There are so many unique and delicious food combinations and a seasonal Drink menu that is just as unique as the food. The service in the restaurant and at the bar is always prompt and very friendly, more than can be said about some other Inns in Frenchtown. The atmosphere feels comfortable and... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went to National Hotel last night with another couple in their recommendation. What a nice find. Great looking bar area. Back dining room was very nicely done. good selection from small plates to entrees. Some Vegan and vegetarian Indian items. who knew they had Ballantine IPA on Tap. Had gumbo and wings. worked for me. spouse had eggplant and honey... More 

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your ABSOLUTELY wonderful review! You captured the fact that we offer many choices (food & drink) for our patrons. What a great way to kick off 2015 than with your review!! Thank you again!! More 

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had Christmas Eve dinner here as first time visitors and couldn't have been more pleased with our "unexpected Christmas present." The ambiance was just as described, it felt like we stepped back in time. Our waitress, Gianna, was extremely friendly and helpful. One of the nicest things about this restaurant is the vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu choices, clearly... More 

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

The title of your review is "An unexpected Christmas Present," but in fact, it is "An unexpected New Year's Eve Present" for us!! Thank you so much for every single word you wrote. You captured the essence of our vision, the fact that we work so hard to create a menu that we hope will be enjoyed by our community--a... More 

Marlton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Food is well worth the trip. The veal special was scarfed down by my wife and I fully consumed the pork shank. Add in the fact that the wine list is affordable and you have a great combination. Also much of the offering bring in the Indian spice fusion.

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

We are incredibly grateful to you for carving out the time to write your review. It is always so uplifting to read reviews where our guests share their experiences and let us know that we "got it right." And, the fact that you also appreciate our efforts to create dishes that utilize ingredients from far-away lands that add layers of... More 

Upper Black Eddy. Pa.
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We usually go to Frenchtown National Hotel restaurant every few months or more, we have a favorite, fish & chips, it is just as good as the fish and chips at Nancy's in Oak Buffs, Martha's Vineyard where president Obama goes on his vacations. It was so good there that I never forgot it until I went to Frenchtown. The... More 

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to the National Hotel and being a frequent guest. We are glad that you are returning customers and enjoy our food. We remember this incident and we addressed it with the waiter in question, as soon as you informed our manager about it, However, in his defense, the waiter did replace your beer with a full... More 

New Hope, PA
Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We only had dinner in the downstairs restaurant and did not stay overnight. We chose to sit at one of the tables in the bar room instead of the (empty) main dining room. The bar stools were filled making the low-ceilinged room very noisy. Themenu includes some interesting Indian dishes. Well priced wine list too.

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cherry hill
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The cocktails and wines are fairly priced and done well. The servers are all friendly and we felt welcomed. The food was 50% good and 50% mediocre. The good was warm crab and mushroom salad and duck confit BLT. I don't know what the previous reviewer was writing about when he/she described how good the gumbo was. I received a... More 

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cocktails and felt the wine selections are fairly priced. We strive to create a comfortable atmosphere, where everyone is welcome. The same can be said about our food choices. We have worked very hard to create a fall and winter menu that will take advantage of locally-sourced... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Pete (owner) and his school mate Marlon go the extra mile to make all guests, diners, or bar folk comfortable. Whether you eat in the dining room, at the bar, or downstairs in the "Rat" you're in for a delicious meal. The new fall menu was introduced this month and brings back one of my favorites -- gumbo. Other recommendations... More 

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Newtown, Pa
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

It was about 9:00 pm on a Saturday night. We were simply looking for nice atmosphere, good drinks and dinner. It's a neat old inn with dining room and Rathskeller. The bar was lively. We were asked by the hostess dining or bar. We chose dining room. Very nice server who suggested some items from the menu. We were in... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I visited recently and we ordered the pork belly sandwich which was full of fat and cold in the middle. The steak sandwich was no better and full of grizzle. Bartender had a large tatoo across her chest that she seemed to like to show off. she also had a black eye. Not sure why management allows... More 

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Your feedback is very much appreciated, even though surprising given that we have strict quality control measures in place & the 2 items you list on your review are 2 of our most popular & highly ordered menu choices. Nevertheless, we will look into this. As far as your feedback on our staff, OUR BARTENDER HAD RECENTLY BEEN IN A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ
    (NJ 12)
  • Public Transportation: The Link Bus (local Hunterdon County transit service), Transbridge Bus Lines (PA, NJ & NYC commuter service).
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Frenchtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?