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Restaurant for Monday Lunch in Lambertville/New Hope?

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60s Girl Jun 25, 2009 10:59 AM

Hi everyone,
We're planning an outing to Lambertville/New Hope, which shortsightedly, is on a Monday when many restaurants are closed. Can anyone recommend someplace nice for lunch that does open Mondays? Also, are the shops open on Mondays? I'm hoping that they will want to capitalize on the summer season and stay open.

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    60s Girl Jun 30, 2009 10:49 AM

    Just wanted to report back that we wound up at Martine's. It was the first place we hit and we were hungry! I must say, we had a lovely time. The service was cordial and at an appropriate pace. Each one of us enjoyed our lunches (two salads and a quesadilla (sp?)). The view of the river was spectacular, as advertised. I would highly recommend it for lunch. Of course, I don't know what it was like in it's previous location and can't speak to the quality at dinner. Thank you StantonChef and everyone, for all of the excellent recommendations, which I'm sure I'll make use of in the future.

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      StantonChef Jun 30, 2009 12:03 PM

      60's girl: so glad it worked out. You can't beat the location, and I know it would have been a relatively safe bet for lunch. Thanks for the follow-up. Now where do you want to go? lol

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        60s Girl Jul 2, 2009 03:21 PM

        Ha! Right, onward and upward! ;-) Well, next we'll be going to Lambertville. I'm thinking we'll go on a Wednesday so that Lilly's will be open. I was there for dinner once and thought it was really charming. Thanks once again for the great recommendation!

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      aklein Jun 25, 2009 06:18 PM

      in new hope, we had a decent lunch at Mothers as well as Wildflowers

      also really disappointed with the new Martine's... loved the old space much better, as well as the food....

      lambertville station's is pretty good... also in L-ville really liked Cafe Full Moon
      http://www.cafefullmoon.com... Sneddon's and Caffe Galleria aren't bad, either

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        ambrose Jun 26, 2009 05:34 AM

        I really like the Full Moon and if the weather is poor I would head there rather than one of the riverside establishments I mentioned above (IMHO, the food is better at the Full Moon).

        Lilly's seems to receive wildly variable reviews. For the OP, however, this is moot because the restaurant is not open on Mondays.

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          Foody4life Jun 26, 2009 05:52 AM

          Love the Full Moon as well. Great in all regards.

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            60s Girl Jun 26, 2009 08:52 AM

            Thank you Foody4life, ambrose and akein for your input and excellent suggestions. I will report back to let you know where we went.

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          gbean Jun 29, 2009 09:00 AM

          Anybody know what's in the old Martine's building?

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            Foody4life Jun 29, 2009 11:02 AM

            It's now Marcella's (northern italian cuisine). They used to have the small place on 32 (river road) near Washington Crossing. Solid italian. Was BYOB when it first opened at the old Martine's. May now have a license. We haven't been back in a while.

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              gbean Jun 29, 2009 12:41 PM

              Although I haven't been in some time I will miss the cozy old Martine's.

        3. ambrose Jun 25, 2009 05:58 PM

          I personally do not like Martine's. Something (negative) happened when this restaurant changed locations a few years ago. We went to the new location twice and will not be returning. You can read about my penultimate visit here:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/468463

          I never bothered to post about my last visit. In fairness, I know that some people like the place. If you search on the PA board, you'll find a number of discussions that include Martine's.

          If it's a nice day, you'll probably want to sit outside. I would therefore suggest the Lambertville Station Restaurant on the Jersey side or The Landing on the PA side. The food is quite acceptable at both places but the ambience can't be beat. If you go a little before noon, you can probably snag a riverside table at The Landing.

          http://www.lambertvillestation.com/default.aspx?pg=home&rp=home

          http://www.landingrestaurant.com/

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            StantonChef Jun 25, 2009 12:27 PM

            Martine's River House in New Hope is open for Lunch on Monday's. It's very nice! Make sure you sit out back on the patio overlooking the river.

            http://www.martinesriverhouserestaura...

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              60s Girl Jun 25, 2009 04:51 PM

              Thanks so much for the info, StantonChef! Can't wait to check it out.

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                Foody4life Jun 25, 2009 06:36 PM

                gotta agree with ambrose & akein. The new Martine's (riverside) is to be avoided. The old adage holds true here - the closer you get to the water, the worse the dining experience.

                Martine's had been our favorite in NH for many years.

                We LOVED the old place with its massive stone walls, welcoming fireplace and intimate fine dining. The cuisine and staff were always great and more than accommodating - whether in the crush of tourist weekends or the calm of mid winter weeknights.

                Sadly, the new location is nothing like the old. No ambiance except for the river, indifferent service, unwelcoming hosts and an uninspired menu now prevail. Great for the one and done visits by the tourists, but nothing for locals to want to come back to.

                We've had a couple of enjoyable lunches recently at Lilly's by the Canal in Lambertville. Have not visited for dinner, but the lunch was quite nice.

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