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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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12:30 - 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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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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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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390 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 

Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 had anticipated and now explains why their front patio is always "busy" when we drive... More 

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

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 find the service and the quality of the food and drinks to be consistent, thanks... More 

Clovis, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank TheReeds2016
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

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 the time to share your feedback on how welcoming our main Restaurant and Bar, and... 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 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 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 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 

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?