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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011 (NJ 12)
+1 908-996-3200
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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1,388 reviews
965 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 735 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historic inn and bar in old Frenchtown, the inn retains its charm and you feel like you're stepping back in time. Our bartender/waiter was outstanding. He was more a creative mixologist than a bartender. He also knew and understood the food menu. I had the fish and chips, that uses fresh fish and a delicious batter. They weren't greasy at... More 

1 Thank James S
Annandale, New Jersey
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing special here! It disappoints me to say but I do say AVOID! Not worth it! I've said it before go were the locals go and you will see no locals here?! Why! It's a tourist trap! It's good food but nothing WOW! Or even new! It's good. Ok it's good at the there price? No! There living on 1985... More 

Thank Stephen W
Flemington, New Jersey
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a great place to get a specialized mixed drink created by the bartender, Mike! The small plates are tasty and the entrees have generous portions. The bar is a warm, comfy place to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon. Great food, great drinks, great service. . . What a delight!

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

And what a delight it is for us to respond to your incredible review!!! You absolutely captured the essence of what we do, creating a warm and comfortable space for our patrons to enjoy their time in Frenchtown, with our dedicated staff (especially Mike who always goes out of his way) catering to our guests' needs. We are absolutely thrilled... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went there a couples now, always have excellent service and a great meal. The bartender mike is the best!

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

Mike is THE KING in Frenchtown!! He absolutely kills it!! His dedication to The National Hotel's patrons is undeniable, and moreover, his professionalism and absolute love for what he does shows day in and day out. Thank you for sharing your incredible review and feedback with the TripAdvisor community. More 

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife's family. Mike, our bartender and restaurant server was very helpful. We started at the bar with drinks and the chicken nachos. Great nachos! Dinner was great. Everyone had something different from the menu. We all enjoyed our meals. Plan to go there again when we are in Frenchtown.

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

Terrific!! We look forward to welcoming you back to The National Hotel the next time you are in Frenchtown. We thank you for your wonderful feedback and are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us ranging from the food to the service you received from our bartender, Mike. Our staff's dedication in the care they take from the... More 

Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Decent drinks. Bartender was a bit cocky. Nice stop in area though. Should be open later. Would go again.

2 Thank markfF2210JR
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad that you were able to carve out the time to stop by. We are always happy to see new guests and extremely gratified when they make The National Hotel a place to which they like to return. Again, thank you. More 

New York, NY
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The person who booked our dinner reservation for four guests provided NO advance warnings. As we arrived at The National Hotel Restaurant, we learned about Frenchtown's "Riverfest" Sunday. What do we find but a country & western band straddling the doorway between the bar area and the restaurant. One to three singers, with over-amped speakers -- to say nothing of... More 

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

Thank you for you review. We do not control the events in town and Riverfest is one of those events. We do inform our guests if asked about the happenings in town. With confidence, we can state that the band was not 'injurious' to anyone, as you could probably tell by the attendance, which is why Management has decided to... More 

New Jersey
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455 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Always wanted to go, finally did, and will definitely be back for sure. The service was amazing to start, and the bartender superb. The grilled scallops and watermelon is a must have as an appetizer. The shrimp risotto was great, as well as the turkey and brie sandwich. The canoli martini...wow. The ambiance... More 

1 Thank dave911nj
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

How wonderful to read that you enjoyed your experience at The National Hotel and that you will return!! We have shared your feedback with our staff, complimenting them on the quality of the food and the level of service that you describe as "amazing;" that is just wonderful! Our bartender is such a pro, and we are thrilled that you... More 

Milford, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food is great and the dining room bar is just gorgeous. Must be quite old, as is the hotel, but beautifully kept and charming. We love going here in winter when there are few tourists and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming as we come in from the cold. My husband, the Burger Man, says the blue cheese... More 

1 Thank 673annf
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad that you continue to make the time to visit The National Hotel in Frenchtown. We're incredibly pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the different things you have tried on our menu, and knowing that your husband favors our Insanity Burger is great feedback that we've shared with our Executive Chef. You are also quite right that... More 

Califon, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We have eaten at the National twice now over the past few months. Food and drink have both been inventive and delicious. This last visit, we sat at the bar and I have to compliment bartender Mike. He is very creative in crafting their signature cocktails, and we're always delighted to meet an artful and enthusiastic bartender.

1 Thank LancerX6
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

We are so appreciative of your feedback, and especially to learn that you were so pleased by our bartender. Mike is truly an incredible member of our staff who goes out of his way to pay attention to detail and make every patron's experience the absolute best it can be. Again, thank you so much for sharing your experience with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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