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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)
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American, Bar
PRICE
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LOCATION
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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11 - 20 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went to the National for a quick lunch. We were the only people in the place. Ordered the Mediterranean Plate. Came out with four small containers of the dips. NO olives. NO Feta. For $14!! Cook was very unfriendly and had plenty of time to...More

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

We were extremely distressed to see your review about the dish you ordered--which is consistently a favorite of our guests--especially because our dishes are always inspected and brought out by our server (and never by our kitchen staff), prior to putting anything down on a...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

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

Such a wonderful review!! We just wanted to share with you that we have used your review as part of our training, letting our staff know how much our patrons really care about the entire experience--from food, to drinks, to an overnight stay, to the...More

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...More

Thank Stephen W
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,...More

Thank Kathy L
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

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...More

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!More

Thank Ambeeee
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank BlizzardHockeyDad
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

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...More

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.More

2  Thank maaafoose
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

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,...More

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...More

1  Thank CountyGent
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

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,...More

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 18 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

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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 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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