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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

We recently visited Frenchtown National Hotel & were pleasantly surprised. Last time we were there we did not have a good experience. But the manager tried to make up for it this time. Also, we had a different server who was very helpful & charming....More

1  Thank Duckie123
Reviewed 17 February 2015

My wife and I love this restaurant. There are so many unique and delicious food combinations and a seasonal Drink menu that is just as unique as the food. The service in the restaurant and at the bar is always prompt and very friendly, more...More

Thank RJTand
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Went to National Hotel last night with another couple in their recommendation. What a nice find. Great looking bar area. Back dining room was very nicely done. good selection from small plates to entrees. Some Vegan and vegetarian Indian items. who knew they had Ballantine...More

thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2015

Thank you for your ABSOLUTELY wonderful review! You captured the fact that we offer many choices (food & drink) for our patrons. What a great way to kick off 2015 than with your review!! Thank you again!!

Reviewed 25 December 2014

We had Christmas Eve dinner here as first time visitors and couldn't have been more pleased with our "unexpected Christmas present." The ambiance was just as described, it felt like we stepped back in time. Our waitress, Gianna, was extremely friendly and helpful. One of...More

1  Thank Di C
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2015

The title of your review is "An unexpected Christmas Present," but in fact, it is "An unexpected New Year's Eve Present" for us!! Thank you so much for every single word you wrote. You captured the essence of our vision, the fact that we work...More

Reviewed 15 December 2014

Food is well worth the trip. The veal special was scarfed down by my wife and I fully consumed the pork shank. Add in the fact that the wine list is affordable and you have a great combination. Also much of the offering bring in...More

1  Thank Dennis08053
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2014

We are incredibly grateful to you for carving out the time to write your review. It is always so uplifting to read reviews where our guests share their experiences and let us know that we "got it right." And, the fact that you also appreciate...More

Reviewed 6 December 2014

We usually go to Frenchtown National Hotel restaurant every few months or more, we have a favorite, fish & chips, it is just as good as the fish and chips at Nancy's in Oak Buffs, Martha's Vineyard where president Obama goes on his vacations. It...More

1  Thank Duckie123
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2014

Thank you for returning to the National Hotel and being a frequent guest. We are glad that you are returning customers and enjoy our food. We remember this incident and we addressed it with the waiter in question, as soon as you informed our manager...More

Reviewed 17 November 2014

We only had dinner in the downstairs restaurant and did not stay overnight. We chose to sit at one of the tables in the bar room instead of the (empty) main dining room. The bar stools were filled making the low-ceilinged room very noisy. Themenu...More

1  Thank AviCa
Reviewed 9 November 2014

The cocktails and wines are fairly priced and done well. The servers are all friendly and we felt welcomed. The food was 50% good and 50% mediocre. The good was warm crab and mushroom salad and duck confit BLT. I don't know what the previous...More

1  Thank kod
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2014

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cocktails and felt the wine selections are fairly priced. We strive to create a comfortable atmosphere, where everyone is welcome. The same can be said about our food choices. We have worked...More

Reviewed 3 November 2014

Pete (owner) and his school mate Marlon go the extra mile to make all guests, diners, or bar folk comfortable. Whether you eat in the dining room, at the bar, or downstairs in the "Rat" you're in for a delicious meal. The new fall menu...More

Thank Robb A
Reviewed 29 October 2014

It was about 9:00 pm on a Saturday night. We were simply looking for nice atmosphere, good drinks and dinner. It's a neat old inn with dining room and Rathskeller. The bar was lively. We were asked by the hostess dining or bar. We chose...More

1  Thank Newtown_PaShopper
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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