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“Saturday Afternoon Delight”

The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #9 of 23 Restaurants in Frenchtown
Price range: USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: NJ 12
Transit: The Link Bus (local Hunterdon County transit service), Transbridge Bus Lines (PA, NJ & NYC commuter service).
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, great service. . . What a delight!

Thank Kathy L
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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 always goes out of his way) catering to our guests' needs. We are absolutely thrilled to know that you carved out the time to share this with the TripAdvisor community and cannot thank you enough. We look forward to welcoming you back to The National Hotel!

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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!

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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 with the TripAdvisor community.

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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 go there again when we are in Frenchtown.

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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 received from our bartender, Mike. Our staff's dedication in the care they take from the food that is creatively crafted to the level of service offered, is priceless. Thank you once again for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community!!

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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.

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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, thank you.

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Reviewed 13 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 and the restaurant. One to three singers, with over-amped speakers -- to say nothing of lousy singing -- made it well neigh impossible to even speak with the waiter, much less with our dining companions. Three of our group are local residents, and not new to The National. The decibel count in the restaurant had to be in the 140 - 180 range, potentially audio -injurious! No wonder we had headaches even before we had a drink. We all vowed to never again step foot in The National. What were the owners thinking when they made a business decision to allow this band in their place of business?

I ordered a dining "wrap". The wrap was pre-cooked in deep fat, with the stuffing inserted after the fact. Tasteless. But who could taste anything in the din?

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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, as you could probably tell by the attendance, which is why Management has decided to have live music on Sundays in the main bar. You are correct that Riverfest draws visitors and residents to the center of town each year. Unfortunately, you mistook the music genre to be country and western music, but as the name of the band suggests, Waterfront Blues, plays blues music, and they are a favorite of locals and visitors to Frenchtown. To respond to your question from your review, the latter is why Management has booked them on several Sundays throughout these last few years. In addition, regarding the wrap: It is not fried; it is grilled with no added fat. The grilled Paratha bread is used as a wrap as described on our menu. We feel really sorry that you will not be back. However, if you do decide to return, please be assured that you will be more than happy with our ambiance and service as the numerous other reviews on TripAdvisor indicate.

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