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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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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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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!More

1  Thank TheReeds2016
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

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...More

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 childrenMore

Thank pmoran226
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank robn4q
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

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...More

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 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

1  Thank pmoran226
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

We absolutely appreciate your review, your feedback, and your continued support of The National Hotel Restaurant & Bar. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community!!

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.

Thank Mary Ellen O
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...More

Thank ORANGECELL
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank thomas-Sommer
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...More

Thank Lisapitz
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank TonyK300
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2015

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,...More

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...More

Thank PaceJapan
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

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...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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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 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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