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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 good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
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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
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My wife and I visited recently and we ordered the pork belly sandwich which was full of fat and cold in the middle. The steak sandwich was no better and full of grizzle. Bartender had a large tatoo across her chest that she seemed to...More

Thank Bob S
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Your feedback is very much appreciated, even though surprising given that we have strict quality control measures in place & the 2 items you list on your review are 2 of our most popular & highly ordered menu choices. Nevertheless, we will look into this....More

Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have eaten here for both lunch and dinner. Nice atmosphere, eclectic menu , very trendy chef ! Always enjoy our meal here.

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Out on another motorcycle tour with my husband. We love to venture west towards the Delaware Water Gap where there are numerous small towns on NJ side that are connected to PA by cute waling/driving bridges and quaint towns. Ended up in Frenchtown late afternoon....More

Thank monkeyboobs
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My husband and I ordered their turkey "Panini". Although it does say it's on whole grain bread, it was on thin sandwich bread. My first bite was a fatty piece of skin which I couldn't even bite through. I they had to use a knife...More

Thank barbara k
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

My BF and I stopped for an impromptu cocktail and snack and weren't disappointed. The atmosphere at the bar was chill, surrounded by dark wood and cozy lighting. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. Seven good draughts available, and a great house Chardonnay. Unlike many...More

Thank Kellydina
thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Thank you so much for your feedback! What a wonderful review--& we are so pleased that you chose The National Hotel for your meal/drinks. We will share all of your comments w/our staff, b/c so much of what you wrote is a reflection of their...More

Reviewed 25 March 2014

We are always searching for a spot that is casual, has good food and bar....found it!! On a recent Saturday evening, we had a causal dinner in the tavern consisting of burgers and sandwiches Our server was courteous and prompt. Loved the bar scene as...More

1  Thank Layla524
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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