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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)
+1 908-996-3200
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Pete (owner) and his school mate Marlon go the extra mile to make all guests, diners, or bar folk comfortable. Whether you eat in the dining room, at the bar, or downstairs in the "Rat" you're in for a delicious meal. The new fall menu was introduced this month and brings back one of my favorites -- gumbo. Other recommendations... More 

Thank Robb A
Newtown, Pa
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

It was about 9:00 pm on a Saturday night. We were simply looking for nice atmosphere, good drinks and dinner. It's a neat old inn with dining room and Rathskeller. The bar was lively. We were asked by the hostess dining or bar. We chose dining room. Very nice server who suggested some items from the menu. We were in... More 

1 Thank Newtown_PaShopper
Milford, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My wife and I visited recently and we ordered the pork belly sandwich which was full of fat and cold in the middle. The steak sandwich was no better and full of grizzle. Bartender had a large tatoo across her chest that she seemed to like to show off. she also had a black eye. Not sure why management allows... More 

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

Your feedback is very much appreciated, even though surprising given that we have strict quality control measures in place & the 2 items you list on your review are 2 of our most popular & highly ordered menu choices. Nevertheless, we will look into this. As far as your feedback on our staff, OUR BARTENDER HAD RECENTLY BEEN IN A... More 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have eaten here for both lunch and dinner. Nice atmosphere, eclectic menu , very trendy chef ! Always enjoy our meal here.

Thank Tina D
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Out on another motorcycle tour with my husband. We love to venture west towards the Delaware Water Gap where there are numerous small towns on NJ side that are connected to PA by cute waling/driving bridges and quaint towns. Ended up in Frenchtown late afternoon. Strolled around a bit and landed at this old Hotel. It has the makings of... More 

Thank monkeyboobs
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My husband and I ordered their turkey "Panini". Although it does say it's on whole grain bread, it was on thin sandwich bread. My first bite was a fatty piece of skin which I couldn't even bite through. I they had to use a knife and fork to eat my turkey "sandwich". These things happen but it also happened when... More 

Thank barbara k
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

My BF and I stopped for an impromptu cocktail and snack and weren't disappointed. The atmosphere at the bar was chill, surrounded by dark wood and cozy lighting. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. Seven good draughts available, and a great house Chardonnay. Unlike many local spots, the national hotel had no big screen TVs and blaring music to distract... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! What a wonderful review--& we are so pleased that you chose The National Hotel for your meal/drinks. We will share all of your comments w/our staff, b/c so much of what you wrote is a reflection of their hard work. Thank you again & we look forward to welcoming you back to The... More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We are always searching for a spot that is casual, has good food and bar....found it!! On a recent Saturday evening, we had a causal dinner in the tavern consisting of burgers and sandwiches Our server was courteous and prompt. Loved the bar scene as it had a great mix of people having a good night out. Frenchtown is a... More 

1 Thank Layla524
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

A friend and I stopped for dinner around 6pm on Wednesday, February 12th. There was only one other group dining and one couple at the bar, but service was s l o w. Our waitress said she was new and that's ok we all have to start somewhere, but it was obvious to us she had not been trained/briefed as... More 

Thank catcat6327
Frenchtown, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We are locals and went for Mother's Day a few years ago. Some might think the prices are high and the food average to good, but the history surrounding the building made it worth the visit. Remodeled in 1851, and at one time a brothel and stage coach stop, it also boast visits from Annie Oakley and members of Bill... More 

Thank Sammy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?