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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
CUISINES
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch

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Menu

GREENS‏
House Salad
Mixed baby greens, toasted pecans and goat cheese
6.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine, arugula, fresh-shaved asiago, croutons and creamy caesar dressing
8.00
Chopped Fattoush Salad
Romaine, spinach leaves, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, radish, picholine olives and fresh mint, lemon sumac vinaigrette
12.00
Apple and Fennel Salad
Shaved apples and fennel, arugula leaves, asiago cheese, lemon thyme vinaigrette
9.00
Marinated Kale Salad
Kale marinated with citrus, garlic, sliced red onions, crumbled smoked blue cheese and pine nuts
10.00
All salad dressings are created and hand-made at the national hotel caesar, balsamic, lemon thyme, smoked chili and tomato vinaigrette, blue cheese
BOWLS
Seasonal Soup
A special creation inspired by the ingredients and flavors of the season
Half4.00
Full6.00
Red Lentil Dahl
Indian-spiced lentil stew
Half4.00
Full6.00
Kheema Chili
Authentic indian beef chili, lentils, green chilies over basmati rice, cilantro, red onions, with paratha bread
Half6.00
Full8.00
Moroccan Stew
Chick peas,‏ kale, sweet potato in a roasted garlic and robust vegetable broth
Half6.00
Full8.00
WRAPS AND ROLLS‏
The National Burger
Lancaster county ground black angus, fresh bakery bun
9.00
Cheese+1.00
Bacon+2.00
The Smokey Blue Burger
Lancaster county ground black angus, schneiderwind farm's maple candied bacon and smoked blue cheese, fresh bakery bun
12.00
Lamb Kofta Sliders
3 moroccan-spiced lamb sliders, pickled red onions and preserved lemon aïoli, fresh-baked slider rolls
13.00
Seitan and Plantain Sliders (Vegan)
3 seitan (wheat meat) sliders, toasted cumin, onions and smoked chilies, fried sweet plantain, fresh-baked slider rolls
11.00
Baba Ganoush Wrap (Vegan)
Fire-roasted eggplant‏ spread, roasted tomatoes, chopped onion, avocado, romaine, lemon sumac vinaigrette
9.00
Wrap with paratha bread
Gluten free rice flour based wrap
The National's Cubano Chicken
Grilled chicken‏ breast, sliced seasoned pork, dill pickles, melted swiss cheese, red onions, fresh garlic aïoli, chiabata bread
12.00
Wrap with paratha bread
Gluten free rice flour based wrap
Turkey and Pear Butter Panini
Fruit-brined turkey breast, savory pear and sage butter, schneiderwind farm's maple candied bacon, sliced red onions, arugula, bire, 7-grain bread
10.00
Steak and Egg BLT
Grilled skirt steak, pan-fried egg, sliced tomatoes, maple candied bacon, romaine, finished with sea salt and ground pepper, chiabata bread
12.00
All above served with fresh-cut fries
STARTS / SMALL PLATES
Lebanese Plate
Hummus, baba ganoush, marinated olives, fattoush salad, flatbreads and crackers
15.00
Calamari
Toasted cumin and garlic-crusted calamari, finished with scallions in a preserved lemon aïoli
13.00
Empanadas
8.00
Pork and Plantain
Slow roasted pulled pork, fried sweet plantains and chilies, over a cilantro chutney)
Empanada De Pino (Vegan)
Seitan (wheat meat), olives, raisins and chilean spices over tomato jus)
Spicy Tuna with Lotus Chips
Sashimi-grade tuna in a creamy wasabi dressing and crispy lotus root chips
15.00
Lotus Root and Paneer Fritters
In an authentic cashew sauce
8.00
Nachos
Black bean and blistered corn salsa, jalapeños, ricotta salata and fresh herbs, avocado lime crème
9.00
Wings
Traditional, sriracha honey, smoked chili lime rub
Small6.00
Large8.00
Oysters
Ask server for choices
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PLATES‏
Churrasco Steak
10 oz. Steak, sliced, marinated in toasted cumin and garlic, over garlic mashed potatoes and and choice of sauce**
28.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Delmonico Steak
12 oz. Delmonico lancaster county aged rib eye, grilled to your liking, over roasted garlic mashed potatoes, choice of vegetable and choice of sauce**
32.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
The National's Braised Short Ribs
Beef short ribs, braised, over bacon and onion confit potatoes (risotto style)
26.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Roasted Chicken
1/2 chicken,‏ fruit-brined and roasted, fig and lemon jam over a saffron and pine nut couscous
25.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Sweet Potato Ravioli (Vegetarian)
Pan-roasted ravioli, smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds in a cilantro brown butter
18.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Lobster Risotto
Maine lobster, wild mushrooms, truffled-creamed arborio rice topped with crispy prosciutto, sage oil
28.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Stuffed Sweet Acorn Squash (Vegan)
In a latin black bean and corn stew over sautéed kale in a tomato jus
18.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Kadai Fish
Market fresh fish, authentic indian coconut sauce, grilled scallions over tamarind and mustard seed basmati rice
26.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
Fish and Chips
Our own‏ beer-battered cod, fresh-cut fries, house-made tartar sauce
16.00
House steak
Sriracha honey
Smoked chili rub
SIDES
(Serves two)
Lotus Chips
4.00
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
4.00
Sautéed Kale
4.00
Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese
4.00
Fresh-Cut Fries
4.00
Seasonal Vegetables
4.00
BEVERAGES‏
Soda
2.00
Juices
3.00
COFFEE, TEA AND CAPPUCCINO
Coffee
Regular and decaf
3.00
French-Pressed Coffee
4.00
Ethiopian yirgacheffe
Highlander grog (Scottish whiskey and vanilla)
Hazelnut creme
Iced Coffee
3.50
Iced Tea
3.00
Loose Leaf Hot Teas
4.00
English breakfast
Darjeeling
Jasmine (green)
Yerba matte smoked (decaf - herbal infused)
Cappuccino
4.00
Espresso
3.00
DESSERTS‏
Raspberry Linzer Tart
6.00
Chocolate Polenta Tart
7.00
Lemon Mousse Cake
6.00
Mixed Berry Pie
5.00
Country Cheesecake
5.00
Ask your server about our seasonal dessert selections
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

We stayed this weekend for a wedding in town. Spacious room, friendly accommodating staff, June was fantastic! Beds were very comfortable. The upstairs bar and restaurant was a pleasant step back in time decor with a modern flair menu. The National Burger was perfect! We...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank edubbs
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

First time at establishment, came for a family luncheon. Very friendly & accommodating staff. Well poured drinks and food with a flair. Loved the Mediterranean appetizer & the falafel was really very good. Will visit again!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank DebR806
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

We're truly grateful to you for your review. Thank you for sharing your experience with our menu filled with classic American dishes as well as international choices that span the globe. We're extremely proud to have our drinks menu elevate the experience for our patrons...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

As the title goes, Middle Eastern flavors and menu items occupy a tad too much of the menu to make regular visitors out of us home-towners. We too quickly run out of variations, so we're relegated to salads and over-the-top fish 'n chips, to die...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Mark S
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you were able to try one of the faves on our menu that we have continued to feature from DAY ONE!! This Saturday, we have our 10th anniversary celebration at The National Hotel with an outdoor live music festival (no cover),...More

Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

First of all, the building itself is a wonderfully historic part of the town. The charm simply cannot be denied. We had drinks on the porch since the weather was beautiful . Management and staff were all very nice and accommodating. When the 4 of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2019

A little late, but we did want to thank you for your wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to share this with the TripAdvisor community. We're so glad that you had a great experience at The National Hotel and that you noticed all...More

Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

A very historic beautiful building with a great bar. Stopped in for cocktails a nice unique drink menu a lot of house infused liquors. Good crowd . Menu was all over the board, did not eat. Rooms upstairs and a bar in the basement that...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bukagirl
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stop in Frenchtown with us, and had the opportunity to sample some of our hand-crafted cocktails. In fact, our menu is distinct in its dedication to providing an international flair...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

Our 12-person family group came together hurriedly, and I needed to find a place in Frenchtown to accommodate ages 12 through 94 on a Saturday night. The National came through with flying colors. Although not handicapped accessible, we did get our 94-year-old into the dining...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank j9mitchell
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

For food and drink...this place is an absolute gem. Not only does the menu constantly change with fresh ideas, the offerings are always delish and fresh. The drinks...really...not like anywhere else. Mike is the best bartender ever...both with his concoctions and friendliness. Just tell him...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dave911nj
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

We've kept your feedback on our bulletin board, and even though it's so long since you wrote, I thought I should let you know that all these months later, your words continue to validate our staff's dedication to our patrons. Reviews such as yours continue...More

Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited The National with family and had a great experience. We visited for an early dinner so it wasnt very crowded and we were seated immediately without a reservation. They had a good sized menu and an entire page of specials so there was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank raychick427
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I stayed at this hotel for three nights and ate every night at the restaurant. Service was very good and the facility is cute. The food was just average with the exception of the hamburger which was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank El0nB
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in the quaint little town of Frenchtown NJ...A hidden gem of a Riverside town in the Delaware Valley section of NJ. The town offered great shops, coffee shops and a few restaurants...not much actually but perfect for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Amy B
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Response from dave911nj | Reviewed this property |
Most stores in Frenchtown are only open till 5pm all days of the week.
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Nigel B
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Response from RJTand | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on 2nd street behind the National. There is also a public lot next to the gas station across the street and another public lot about 1 block away up route 12 next to the small convenience store.
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