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The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar

31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
+1 908-996-3200
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 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 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank tonymig524
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 yesterday

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 3 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 12 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 2 weeks ago

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 19 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 14 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 2 weeks ago

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 30 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 2 weeks ago

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

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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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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