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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

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31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011 (NJ 12)
+1 908-996-3200
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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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Long Valley, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Always wonderful , fantastic food , beautiful setting , lovely stroll around town . It's just perfect and family friendly with polite children

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Thank pmoran226
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

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 of our Delaware River town. Again, thank you. More 

Frenchtown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 afternoon. The dining room was quaint, comfortable and well decorated. The waiter took good care... More 

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Thank robn4q
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

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 offer every Sunday (as well as Saturday nights, downstairs in The Rathskeller Pub). Again, thank... More 

Long Valley, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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1 Thank pmoran226
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

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!! More 

Frenchtown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 building or restaurant part cozy.

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

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 fortunate to be a part of Frenchtown, a town that prides itself on being open... More 

Kinnelon, New Jersey
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go away someplace quiet for NYE. We stayed in a standard room. The location is great. There is nothing to do in this town. Quiet is an understatement. This town is dead. The room was OK. There was no closet and we put our clothes on the second bed in the room. The room... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch the other day and ate on the pub side. Although the food was delicious, with very generous portions, Mike the bartender/server made the experience that much more memorable. Great personality, great knowledge, and the self-proclaimed "condiment King" he made us laugh, feel at home and delivered everything and more. I hope he is appreciated, because... More 

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

Fantastic review!! We are so pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations, and yes, Mike is terrific and we always make sure to share feedback from our patrons with our staff--b/c they deserve it!! We absolutely love to hear the accolades that truly highlight the commitment of our dedicated staff. The National Hotel is celebrating it's 165th year... More 

New Jersey
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585 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Frenchtown is very small but has ample dining opportunities. This old mansion with grand columns in the front just around the corner from the center of town and offers very nicely decorated and clean dining areas along with a basement Ratskeller which reportedly gets crowded later in the evening and has live music on weekends. We sat at the bar... More 

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Thank TonyK300
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Well, we can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you for your feedback and the great review on our appetizers and wine choices! We are very fortunate to have incredibly dedicated and talented staff, from our servers to our bartenders, kitchen staff and hotel staff, and we are thrilled to read your review and how much you enjoyed your visit!... More 

Japan
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197 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We went to the National Hotel in Frenchtown for the first time this Sunday afternoon. We sat at the bar and ordered a couple of beers. The interior of this place is awesome. There were 2 other people there when we arrived around 4:30. Before we left, 2 other people had arrived and sat at the bar also. We ordered... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. In fact, that was that particular bartender's last day at The National Hotel. Clearly, as much as we pride ourselves on the level of excellence of our food and drinks, service is at the core of a customer's experience, and unfortunately, this individual simply wasn't focused on our patrons. We hope that you will return,... More 

Wall Township, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

excellent, creative meals, wonderful top notch service . Bar staff was efficient and friendly . Very much a warm friendly atmosphere .

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

Just a quick note to thank you for your review, and to let you know that we've shared it w/our dedicated staff. Your words captured the essence of what we strive to accomplish each and every day, and we cannot thank you enough for making sure to share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. Again, THANK YOU! More 

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Restaurant Details

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