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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

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American, Bar
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31 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ (NJ 12)
9089963200
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Clovis, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food!!! The dining room bar and the Tavern downstairs are great places to meet he locals is this charming town!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Always wonderful , fantastic food , beautiful setting , lovely stroll around town . It's just perfect and family friendly with polite children

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have passed this hotel, bar and restaurant for years and always see how crowded it is on weekends. I figured they must have good food, for so many people to patronize this establishment. So finally, my husband and I visited on a late Sunday afternoon. The dining room was quaint, comfortable and well decorated. The waiter took good care... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Always wonderful and a warm welcome . People mention other establishments , we always recommend the National . Local is always best 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Was there on a Saturday night. Ate in the bar, beautiful room. Some locals, some visitors. Had the Wild Mushroom Risotto, very good. Owner and staff very friendly. Best to go a little early in the evening due to parking.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I really enjoyed the ambiance and the quality of this restaurant. Frenchtown is a nice town and this restaurant is a good addition. This B & B/ restaurant is in an old building but I like that. They do a good job of making the building or restaurant part cozy.

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself at The National Hotel. You are absolutely correct that we are a historic building; the original building was from 1833 and it was rebuilt in 1850, so there truly is a lot of history. We are incredibly fortunate to be a part of Frenchtown, a town that prides itself on being open... More 

Kinnelon, New Jersey
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go away someplace quiet for NYE. We stayed in a standard room. The location is great. There is nothing to do in this town. Quiet is an understatement. This town is dead. The room was OK. There was no closet and we put our clothes on the second bed in the room. The room... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch the other day and ate on the pub side. Although the food was delicious, with very generous portions, Mike the bartender/server made the experience that much more memorable. Great personality, great knowledge, and the self-proclaimed "condiment King" he made us laugh, feel at home and delivered everything and more. I hope he is appreciated, because... More 

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

Fantastic review!! We are so pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations, and yes, Mike is terrific and we always make sure to share feedback from our patrons with our staff--b/c they deserve it!! We absolutely love to hear the accolades that truly highlight the commitment of our dedicated staff. The National Hotel is celebrating it's 165th year... More 

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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502 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Frenchtown is very small but has ample dining opportunities. This old mansion with grand columns in the front just around the corner from the center of town and offers very nicely decorated and clean dining areas along with a basement Ratskeller which reportedly gets crowded later in the evening and has live music on weekends. We sat at the bar... More 

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Thank TonyK300
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Well, we can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you for your feedback and the great review on our appetizers and wine choices! We are very fortunate to have incredibly dedicated and talented staff, from our servers to our bartenders, kitchen staff and hotel staff, and we are thrilled to read your review and how much you enjoyed your visit!... More 

Japan
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went to the National Hotel in Frenchtown for the first time this Sunday afternoon. We sat at the bar and ordered a couple of beers. The interior of this place is awesome. There were 2 other people there when we arrived around 4:30. Before we left, 2 other people had arrived and sat at the bar also. We ordered... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. In fact, that was that particular bartender's last day at The National Hotel. Clearly, as much as we pride ourselves on the level of excellence of our food and drinks, service is at the core of a customer's experience, and unfortunately, this individual simply wasn't focused on our patrons. We hope that you will return,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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
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
  • Phone Number: 9089963200

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