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Bridge Cafe

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8 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1228
+1 908-996-6040
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Clifton, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had a chicken club sandwich for lunch. The chicken is hard, chewy, dry and bland, like it's been cooked twice over the day before. The burgers and the soup were ok. The cake for dessert was dry and tasted old.

2 Thank ginniemae2013
Warren, New Jersey
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a great place for expresso/cappuccino and superb pastry. Terrace to sit and sip while the river flows by

Thank Andrew K
philadelphia, pa
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69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

As we sat talking at our outside patio seats, awaiting our meals, the chef was observed picking tomatoes from the vine in a small vegetable garden near our table. The grilled shrimp Greek salad plate was so good and fresh we came back a second time to enjoy it again. Homemade hummus, fresh greens with cucmber, a variety of ilives... More 

Thank Yennacbor
central jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Have been to the Cafe a few times for take out coffee on weekends, but had my first sit-down dining experience there yesterday -- mid-week lunch. It was during the heavy rain we've been having here the last few days and being that Frenchtown is a river town and prone to flooding, I was even afraid they wouldn't be open.... More 

Thank whocares99
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172 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is not a fancy place. Good for lunch but I wouldn't recommend dinner. The best thing about it is the location. Nice view of the river.

Thank mayflower57
Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Food is ok, but don't go there during the slow afternoon hours. The owner sits at the table closest to the front door like a pasha, barking loud advice across the room to the young women who work for him ("watch what Iris does, see how hard she works?" that sort of thing) and drumming loudly on the table along... More 

Thank scott s
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We love Frenchtown and we love the Bridge cafe! Great location -right on the banks of the river - and the menu is varied and delicious, including all of the ice creams and desserts! It's casual dining but it's just what we're looking for when we're out with the children. Wait staff are always very pleasant and the food arrives... More 

Thank hollytree63
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We visited for a late lunch on a Sunday. This restaurant has a prime location near to the hiking trail and river bridge on the main street, Pleasant atmosphere in the covered area off the main cafe, though would have been better to have not been seated right next to the "not an entrance" door that everyone used as an... More 

Thank Maurice P
Kent, UK
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Wow - what a lovely afternoon! The food was delicious and perfect for a family afternoon in the sun in French town. Didn't feel rushed but also didn't have to wait too long - perfect really! Only thing is the Puds looked out of this world but I resisted :)

Thank Bloomelle
Hamilton, NJ
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

if you are a picky eater, this might not be the place for you, but as a foodie, I think this place is great! I've been there in the Spring & Summer & both times I was able to enjoy outdoor seating. The service is great but if you have a large party... be prepared to squeeze in! It's located... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1228
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Frenchtown
  • Phone Number: +1 908-996-6040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?