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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
+1 908-996-3200
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Frenchtown after a day of wine tasting in the area. We first stopped at the bar that was active and our bartender was outstanding. I wish I could say the same thing about our hotel room. The room was in very bad shape....More

Thank surfcity1712
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Your porch could be packed! Stop throwing people in the RAT! A lot of people like the porch for drinks . Stop pushing the crap bar! Disappointed! Wake up Pete!

Thank pmoran226
Reviewed May 6, 2018

My boyfreind and myself stopped here for lunch and a drink. Bartender was very knowledgeable about the diferent beers on tap. Food was delicious and the place was very charming. We ate out on the porch which is right at the center of a pretty...More

Thank JenLavin
Reviewed November 13, 2017

It was a cold day and they had a sign advertising warm adult beverages. It worked. The drinks were excellent. Especially the Cannoli Martini, which won an award of some kind recently. We also had a light lunch of apps that we shared and they...More

1  Thank gd-2005
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Was visiting in town and stopped with family for lunch here. The menu posted showed a variety of options for lunch so we went inside to see about finding a place on the porch to eat. No one was around that we could find, so...More

Thank HuskerCob
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We were very surprised to see this review, because all of the feedback we have received has been incredibly positive about our Brunch choices. We are truly blessed to have a talented team in our...More

Reviewed September 18, 2017

I had brunch at the National Hotel with a group of friends on a Saturday. There were 11 of us. It wasn't busy, so we practically had the room to ourselves. It is charming and has a lovely atmosphere, set in a colonial hotel. They...More

1  Thank bgswedie
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

We remember you very clearly! We truly enjoyed having you experience our weekend Brunch menu and service. Mike is an extraordinary bartender who pays attention to detail and enjoys making sure our guests are receiving not only the very best service, but also the best...More

Reviewed September 8, 2017

old time hotel with a bar restaurant. Good food--good choice of tap beer. Mike the bartender is greatMore

Thank tonymig524
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

We are truly appreciative of your review. It is our pleasure to create a welcoming atmosphere every day we're open for our guests, and we are proud that Mike and the rest of our staff are dedicated and talented beyond belief. We're thrilled that you...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

At first glance, you'd think you found a nostalgic & historic hotel. The you grab a drink, sit down and eat, and you just enjoy the ambiance! Mike the bartender will most likely greet you if you're just grabbing a drink and a bite to...More

Thank Charles S
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Where should we start...you covered it ALL! Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review, for the terrific accolades you bestowed on us, and for sharing with the TripAdvisor community, how much you enjoyed the different aspects of The National Hotel. From our dedicated staff in...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017

First time visiting this quaint, little town. Enjoyed the local sights and window shopping. Stopped at the Inn on a quiet Saturday afternoon for a light lunch. Beautiful historical building and bar - the wood work is amazing. It has a rustic atmosphere and nice...More

Thank LLyons
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you for your 4-star review. We're very happy to learn that you enjoyed the food and that we were responsive to your requests for seating changes. It is always our goal to make sure our guests have the very best experience possible, and wherever...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Mike the bartender is the best. He talks up his drinks because he is like no other. He has a mind for drinks like no other. His banana drink for the fall is amazing, and his cannoli Martini is to die for. The food at...More

1  Thank dave911nj
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Wow! Such a wonderful review. You absolutely captured the enthusiasm and work ethic of Mike. He is a true professional, who comes into work every day full of ideas to make every guest's experience beyond their expectations. All of his signature drinks are made with...More

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Nigel B
July 25, 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 908-996-3200
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