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monice Jan 20, 2006 08:06 PM

My boyfriend surprised me by booking a B&B for v-day weekend in new hope, pa. I'd love to surprise him by finding a fabulous restaurant in the area. I'm assuming it will be a busy weekend, so I'd like to make a reservation. Price not that important - maybe under $75 pp? Thanks!

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    nyebaby37 Jan 22, 2007 03:16 PM

    Cuttalossa Inn on River Road, about 15 no of New Hope. VERY romantic, surrounded by the River on one side, and a natural waterfall on the other. Lovely place, decent food. www.cuttalossainn.com also downstairs is a very nice fireplace.

    1. famdoc Jan 21, 2007 11:45 PM

      There is no question that The Inn at Phiilips Mill is considered one of the most romantic restaurant in Bucks County. Housed in an eighteenth century stone house, the restaurant consists of four separate dining rooms (plus a terrace in the warm weather). The food can be described as pseudo-French (no insult intended). Prices are reasonable (figure about $80 per couple for appetizer, main course and dessert). BYO a big plus. No credit cards, but they accept checks. Reservations a must, particularly on weekends. Once considered the finest of the New Hope restaurants, I would say the quality of food preparation has tired somewhat through the years (I say that, but acknowledge that I eat there at least twice a year).
      Every special is described in detail by the servers, usually including the suspicious phrase "finished with...," as in "the bass is finished with a mango chutney." I never accept that phrase as being a legitimate culinary term.

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        jdf Jan 21, 2007 09:30 PM

        To join in with the chorus, we stayed at The Woolverton Inn too, which we love. Had a nice, romantic dinner at The Inn at Phillips Mill. French leaning menu, if I remember correctly. But, we drove by the Sergeantville Inn, and really liked the look of the place and the menu. Vowed to go there next time.

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          armartin Jan 21, 2007 03:08 PM

          On a recent trip to New Hope, my parents came home raving about a dinner they had in a church. Amazing food and wine selection, and you couldn't beat the ambience. Anyone know the name of this place?

          Abby

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            flourgirl Jan 21, 2007 09:25 PM

            I believe that's Marsha Brown. I've only been there for cocktails; can't speak to the food.

            Has anybody been to Martine's lately? We used to go alot and loved it, and I think it's the most romantic restaurant in the area. But we haven't been there in a very long time, and when I checked out some reviews on the place, they were somewhat mixed.

          2. flourgirl Jan 21, 2007 03:05 PM

            I second Hamilton's Grill Room in Lambertville. And if you are in the mood for a cocktail before dinner, the Boathouse is a great stop - and it's right across the courtyard from Hamilton's.

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              ben61820 Jan 21, 2007 03:01 PM

              well,i cant really help with the restaurant, but i can tell you that afterwards you two can head over to Triumph Brewery for some killer housebrews. the atmosphere is good, too. dont know your age, but no worries, the design and decor of the place attract everyone from 20somethings to coolish 50yr olds like my pops.
              their beer is really the way to go, tho:)
              decent live music sometimes, too.

              1. famdoc Jan 21, 2007 02:59 PM

                Sorry, that should have been "deafeningly"

                I would not consider No. 9 to be "romantic" by any stretch of the imagination.

                1. famdoc Jan 21, 2007 02:57 PM

                  I've been a fan of No. 9 for some time now, but must alert other hounds that No.9 has become very popular. As a result, the small room is often deafingly noisy. On a recent Saturday evening, a table of six women celebrating a special event with plenty of wine and even some booze were unpleasantly loud. Even after that table left the restaurant, our waitress had to shout to be heard. I also have to question the NYC-style prices: I paid $29 for a tilapia special, served with grilled pineapple, plantain and avocado. The dish was unspectacular.

                  When in the Lambertville-New Hope area, we still like Hamilton's Grill Room and Just Eat (in the Buckingham Green strip mall). Both require advance reservations on weekends.
                  There are dozens of other well-regarded restaurants on both sides of the Delaware, just search the Tristate and Mid-Atlantic boards for suggestions.

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                    RGR Jan 21, 2006 12:04 PM

                    I really like a restaurant called No. 9, in Lambertville, just over the bridge from New Hope. Though the small space is not romantic, it is quite pleasant. Service is friendly and competent. Most important of all, the food is first rate!

                    Link: http://www.nolegsneeded.com/9/

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                      Ray Jan 21, 2006 06:42 AM

                      I was just in New Hope 2 weeks ago and had a GREAT dinner at "The Mansion". Ask for Scott the waiter he was very helpful. I know they have a web site so you can preview the menu.

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                        monica Jan 20, 2006 08:11 PM

                        Just looked some things up and found "Landings" and "Odettes" - anyone know about these?

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                          Rob Jan 21, 2006 07:00 AM

                          My fiance and I stayed at the Woolverton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey (right across the bridge from New Hope). Their website, woolvertooninn.com under the dining guide section gives a brief description of all the area restaraunts. They also link you to many of their websites. As for the Landing (I assume that is what you were refffering to), it is very good food but not particulary romantic especially this time of year when you can not sit outside on the water. Also, Marsha Brown's we felt was overpriced and the food was pedestrian at best.

                          As for the Woolverton Inn, I would highly recommend it to anyone going to New Hope.

                          Enjoy your stay in New Hope.

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                            MKS Jan 21, 2006 01:51 PM

                            When in the New Hope area we always have dinner at the Sergeantsville Inn. The rest. is in a house that was built in 1734. Very cozy and romantic with new american cuisine. We also love the Woolverton Inn and try to stay there as often as we can. The first time we stayed there it was our anniv. and the innkeepers when asked recommended the Serg. Inn for a special anniv. dinner which it was. BTW it's across the river on the Jersey side but very close.

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                              Borgy Jan 24, 2006 03:18 PM

                              Ditto the raves on the Woolverton. My wife and I visit once a year. But back to the question at hand: We absolutely love Manon, right across the bridge from New Hope in Lambertville, NJ, 609-397-2596. Cozy (some might say cramped) storefront BYO, exceptional French bistro fare. If you can get the one table by the front window, you'll find it a very romantic setting indeed. Faux Van Gogh's Starry Night mural spans the ceiling. Bon appetite!

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                              flourgirl Jan 21, 2007 09:33 PM

                              The Landing is a beautiful place to dine in nice weather when you can eat outside on the patio - gorgeous view of the river. Or at least it was. We used to have lunch there fairly often, and the food was really good. But the last couple of times we ate there, the food just wasn't up to their previous standards.

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