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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€American,
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
+1 908-996-3200
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold day and they had a sign advertising warm adult beverages. It worked. The drinks were excellent. Especially the Cannoli Martini, which won an award of some kind recently. We also had a light lunch of apps that we shared and they...More

Thank gd-2005
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Was visiting in town and stopped with family for lunch here. The menu posted showed a variety of options for lunch so we went inside to see about finding a place on the porch to eat. No one was around that we could find, so...More

Thank HuskerCob
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We were very surprised to see this review, because all of the feedback we have received has been incredibly positive about our Brunch choices. We are truly blessed to have a talented team in our...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had brunch at the National Hotel with a group of friends on a Saturday. There were 11 of us. It wasn't busy, so we practically had the room to ourselves. It is charming and has a lovely atmosphere, set in a colonial hotel. They...More

Thank bgswedie
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

We remember you very clearly! We truly enjoyed having you experience our weekend Brunch menu and service. Mike is an extraordinary bartender who pays attention to detail and enjoys making sure our guests are receiving not only the very best service, but also the best...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

old time hotel with a bar restaurant. Good food--good choice of tap beer. Mike the bartender is greatMore

Thank tonymig524
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

We are truly appreciative of your review. It is our pleasure to create a welcoming atmosphere every day we're open for our guests, and we are proud that Mike and the rest of our staff are dedicated and talented beyond belief. We're thrilled that you...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

At first glance, you'd think you found a nostalgic & historic hotel. The you grab a drink, sit down and eat, and you just enjoy the ambiance! Mike the bartender will most likely greet you if you're just grabbing a drink and a bite to...More

Thank Charles S
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Where should we start...you covered it ALL! Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review, for the terrific accolades you bestowed on us, and for sharing with the TripAdvisor community, how much you enjoyed the different aspects of The National Hotel. From our dedicated staff in...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

First time visiting this quaint, little town. Enjoyed the local sights and window shopping. Stopped at the Inn on a quiet Saturday afternoon for a light lunch. Beautiful historical building and bar - the wood work is amazing. It has a rustic atmosphere and nice...More

Thank LLyons
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your 4-star review. We're very happy to learn that you enjoyed the food and that we were responsive to your requests for seating changes. It is always our goal to make sure our guests have the very best experience possible, and wherever...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Mike the bartender is the best. He talks up his drinks because he is like no other. He has a mind for drinks like no other. His banana drink for the fall is amazing, and his cannoli Martini is to die for. The food at...More

1  Thank dave911nj
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Wow! Such a wonderful review. You absolutely captured the enthusiasm and work ethic of Mike. He is a true professional, who comes into work every day full of ideas to make every guest's experience beyond their expectations. All of his signature drinks are made with...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

An historic bar/restaurant/hotel, it is a quaint, hometown, and historic place to dine. It has a brunch on Sat/Sun for $14 p/p and it is an enjoyable rustic venue. Great manhattans, service, and menu. Downtown location with great shopping location. Enjoy the moment and the...More

Thank Pablosodahead
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Wonderful to read your review, and that you enjoyed your experience at The National Hotel. Our staff is always outdoing themselves to provide the best possible service to accompany our savory dishes and unique cocktails. Thank you for carving out the time to share your...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The atmosphere alone could save this place in my book, but it did not need saving as the food and service were both excellent when we visited a few weeks ago. Brunch selection was varied with fair prices ($14.95 and that included a drink). Unique,...More

Thank Crazyhorse30
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are incredibly pleased to learn that you enjoyed our new Brunch menu and service. Mike is indeed a talented bartender, who is incredibly knowledgeable and always helpful to our guests. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

In short, stay away. After spending $70.00, the only thing we enjoyed were the two bottles of beer that we drank to wash away a nasty experience.More

Thank John K
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

We are at a loss. We have tried to locate you to see if we could get more details about your experience, but have been unable to do so. If you have the time, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you (908.996.3200)...More

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Nigel B
25 July 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
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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