Bucks County trip
I'll be staying in New Hope for a few days in early June. Would appreciate any suggestions for good dinners and lunches. Open to any cuisine, but certainly interested in any off-the-beaten path suggestions.
I've posted about the Carversville General Store before. It's a little general store at the end of one of Bucks County's prettiest roads (Fleecydale Rd.). It has great sandwiches, New York newspapers, La Colombe coffee, a good cheese selection, a few meats to go with the cheeses, etc. Take 32 North out of New Hope for a few miles, left on Fleecydale, enjoy the view and the houses for a few miles, and at the end of the road, the General Store will be on your left. Finally, exhale and relax, you're in Bucks County....
For dinner, I've never been, but further up Rt. 32 I think I remeber hearing some good things about Evermay on the Delaware. Probably pretty formal.
Carversville Inn.. is a wonderful destination, and I wholeheartedly endorse it. I would caution going any further north of Dilly's Corners currently due to the road being out and construction going on. Keep South to the New Hope area, or cross the river at Stockton. There you will find the Stockton Inn, Miel's and if you go further north, Frenchtown Inn in Frenchtown and Ship Inn on the Jersey Side. Further South as was mentioned there are wondreful choices in both New Hope and Lambertville. I am biased AGAINST Havana, which I think is over priced and does not deliver value. Triumph has good beer and ok food. Siam is ok, but I would head up 29 a bit to Thai Thida which has a better menu. Siam Thai is the same as the one in Newtown and Buckingham and Center City (and Doylestown Fusion restaurant). It is good not great. I would suggest Thai Thida over Siam.
In Lamberville I swear by Antons at the Swann.. try the sweetbreads there. Great food.. better value to be had at the bar.
49 North Main Lamberville for some innovative cooking.
Cafe Galleria in Lambertville for cooking with heart, wonderful vegan and vegetarian cooking
In New Hope itself there are a ton of options. Lots of restaurants with outdoor seating along Main St (Havana Restaurant, etc). Triumph Brewery is pretty good for a nice microbrew and dinner. And Dilly's corner makes great burgers and unique milkshakes - it's a few miles north of New Hope on River Road.
I actually like some of the restaurants just across the river (a short walk across the bridge) in Lambertville, NJ. Siam Thai Restaurant had great Thai food. Lilly's on the canal is also good for lunch or dinner, and Tortuga's Mexican Village is down a little street, but it has great mexican food.
Romantic would be Hotel du Village or Phillips Mill in New Hope, A fun bar is at the Stockton Inn, the garden bar is open, they usually have entertainment, a local bar and beautiful. Evermay is closed as is 49 North Main it is now a Mexican Restaurant. New Hope is lacking good restaurants but Marcellas North the old Martines is hit or miss but charming. Martines is a nice place to have lunch. You could always have a nice picinic on the river. Bon Appetit
For lunch, you might consider the patio garden at the Mansion Inn. At The Landing, you can eat at a table right on the river if the weather is nice. After lunch, walk around town, then stop at Mother's for dessert and cappucino (haven't been to Mother's in a couple of years--hope this is still a good idea). Havana, Karla's, and Triumph Brewery are also good for lunch. Dinner depends on what kind of atmosphere you are looking for. I can second Antons at the Swan in Lambertville as well as Hotel du Village.
Right across the bridge in Lambertville has some great options...Full Moon for amazing omelettes, Inn of the Hawk or Lilly's on the Canal for lunch, Boathouse for drinks before dinner (this is a must if you like eclectic, they also have a nice outdoor area), Manon for dinner (french byo), Left Bank Libations (in Lambertville House) for after dinner drinks on the porch. Carversville is quite good but there are so many options closer that I might not bother with the drive. Must have a drink at Marsha Browns. Only stay for dinner if you really like seafood. Phillips Mill is very cozy and romantic (also a byo with some french influence). Hamilton's has a nice outdoor area and it's a very fun atmosphere. I'm not a huge fan of the food, but everyone else raves about it. Don't hit Havana's, Logan Inn or Karla's - tourist traps.