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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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11 - 20 of 89 reviews

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 28 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 26 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 6 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 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 6 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 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 6 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

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 6 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 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 6 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

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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
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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