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Sep 26, 2006 01:54 AM

Where to eat dinner in Bucks County area

I'll be staying in Lambertsville in a couple of weeks. I'm looking for a nice, romantic place for dinner that has a cozy feel. No particular cuising required, but obviously looking for great food. I've heard good things about the Inn at Phillips Mill, the Frenchtown Inn and Manon. Preferences? Or should I be considering somewhere else?

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  1. Lambertville has great dining options. We spend the weekend there every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

    In the past we've liked Hamilton's Grill, but the experience hasn't been stellar lately and the prices keep rising (although we are going there in a few weeks for our anniversary since we have a gift certificate).

    Our new favorite place is No. 9. Excellent food, but the space is teeny tiny. The braised short rib is a family favorite.

    We also like Lilly's on the Canal, which is across the street from No. 9.

    I've also heard good things about Manon, but never tried it. Same goes for Yardley Inn, which a friend enjoys for every special occasion.

    1. Lambertville is a thorougly charming town and, as SarahEats mentioned, there is lots of great dining to be had both in town and in the surrounding areas.

      We've had dinner at Manon many times. The food is very good, service is pleasant, and the small interior has charming decor.

      We also like No. 9. I agree with SarahEats that the New American cuisine served there is first rate. Service is friendly and efficient. While the decor is rather plain, it's certainly pleasant enough. I don't consider the room to be teeny. Yes, it is small, but they manage to provide adequate spacing between tables. In fact, Manon is actually smaller and tables are much closer.

      In Flemington (about 10-15 minutes from Lambertville), I highly recommend Matt's Red Rooster Grill. The owners previously worked at Hamilton's Grill. The basic concept of the two restaurants is similar, but I think Matt's is far superior when it comes to food quality, service, and atmospherics.

      If you want to go upscale, La Bonne Auberge, in New Hope, serves superb classic French cuisine. It's located in a charming inn surrounded by lovely gardens. The owners added on to the original structure so that the main dining is quite large, comfortable, elegant, and romantic.

      Enjoy your stay in Lambertville and Bon Appetit!

      1. Cross the (scenic) bridge in equally charming New Hope, PA, and visit the new Martines Riverside restaurant located right on the river (gorgeous view) and excellent food. On Ferry Street right by the river (adjacent to the Playhouse).