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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

) #11 of 17 Restaurants in Frenchtown $$ - $$$ American,
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
+1 908-996-3200
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“dining room” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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11 - 20 of 76 reviews

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...More

1  Thank dave911nj
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

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...More

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...More

1  Thank 673annf
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

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...More

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...More

1  Thank LancerX6
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

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...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Have driven past this place 2 times per day on commute to work for several years now and just never stopped until recently. What a HUGE surprise we had. We didn't expect the quality or the service we received. It was much more than we...More

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

What an absolute treat to read your review! We've made sure our staff is aware of your feedback and how pleased you are with your experience at The National Hotel. It's wonderful to learn that you'll visit us again, and we are confident that you'll...More

Reviewed 16 July 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 26 August 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 19 June 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 26 August 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 2 June 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 26 August 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 12 May 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 9 September 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 26 April 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 10 January 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 27 February 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

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Nigel B
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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
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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