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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

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American, Bar
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31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011 (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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is great and the dining room bar is just gorgeous. Must be quite old, as is the hotel, but beautifully kept and charming. We love going here in winter when there are few tourists and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming as we come in from the cold. My husband, the Burger Man, says the blue cheese... More 

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Thank 673annf
Califon, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at the National twice now over the past few months. Food and drink have both been inventive and delicious. This last visit, we sat at the bar and I have to compliment bartender Mike. He is very creative in crafting their signature cocktails, and we're always delighted to meet an artful and enthusiastic bartender.

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Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have driven past this place 2 times per day on commute to work for several years now and just never stopped until recently. What a HUGE surprise we had. We didn't expect the quality or the service we received. It was much more than we had anticipated and now explains why their front patio is always "busy" when we drive... More 

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

What an absolute treat to read your review! We've made sure our staff is aware of your feedback and how pleased you are with your experience at The National Hotel. It's wonderful to learn that you'll visit us again, and we are confident that you'll find the service and the quality of the food and drinks to be consistent, thanks... More 

Clovis, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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1 Thank TheReeds2016
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

You captured the essence of Frenchtown in your review! It is an absolutely charming Delaware River town filled with artists, musicians, unique shops and galleries, and great places to spend a day (or a lifetime). Thank you for the review, and thank you for making the time to share your feedback on how welcoming our main Restaurant and Bar, and... More 

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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Thank pmoran226
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

5-stars!! What a terrific review. Thank you for carving out the time to share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community! The beauty of Frenchtown is how welcoming it is and we're thrilled that you feel the same way, from the people to the natural beauty of our Delaware River town. Again, thank you. More 

Frenchtown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank robn4q
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad that you were able to make the time to stop in on a Sunday afternoon. Thank you for your kind words and for letting us know how much you enjoyed the dishes you had, as well as the live music that we offer every Sunday (as well as Saturday nights, downstairs in The Rathskeller Pub). Again, thank... More 

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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
Bar scene, Romantic
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 St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?