HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >

Lawrenceville Inn

Karen K Aug 31, 2009 10:04 AM

Any thoughts on this place? food,service, ambience, value?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. ambrose RE: Karen K Aug 31, 2009 03:32 PM

    Karen, the Lawrenceville Inn has had its ups and downs during the last few years. There have been several owners (and several chefs) so any information from before February of this year should be ignored.


    Quite by chance, the New York Times reviewed the Inn just last weekend. Here's what they had to say:


    2 Replies
    1. re: ambrose
      Karen K RE: ambrose Aug 31, 2009 03:57 PM

      I read the New York Times review and was looking for a few other opinions. Thanks ambrose.

      1. re: Karen K
        ambrose RE: Karen K Aug 31, 2009 06:57 PM

        Hope you get some comments from people who have been to the "new, new Lawrenceville Inn". :-))

    2. ambrose RE: Karen K Sep 10, 2009 08:52 AM

      It just never ends for this once great restaurant. It would be interesting to know the back story but the bottom line is that the Lawrenceville Inn is no more (at least for now!).


      1 Reply
      1. re: ambrose
        MercerChow RE: ambrose Sep 10, 2009 10:05 AM

        Unbelievable. Part of the saga is in this news report:


      2. ambrose RE: Karen K Oct 9, 2009 07:03 AM

        I really hope someone out there is taking notes so that the soap opera that is the Lawrenceville Inn can be written! Now Dennis Foy and his wife are going to give it a shot. I hope the place lasts long enough that I can go.

        A positive sign is that the chef comes from Restaurant Nicholas.


        3 Replies
        1. re: ambrose
          Karen K RE: ambrose Oct 9, 2009 11:25 AM

          A real soap opera, for sure. Can't wait to hear from anyone who gets there.

          1. re: ambrose
            bucksguy14 RE: ambrose Oct 19, 2009 10:23 AM

            I don't think Executive Sous Chef is Michael Metzner, who comes from Restaurant Nicholas is "the chef"; I think "the chef" is Dennis Foy! Don't know the truth of the following statement because I wasn't there, but I've been told by a reliable friend of mine that the downstairs dining rooms were sold out this past weekend when it opened. I hope they make a go of it. We loved their place in Pt. Pleasant.

            1. re: ambrose
              meggiescall RE: ambrose Nov 4, 2009 08:53 AM

              Personally, I though the last two chefs were amazing! Gaetano and Micah were not only talented but created an atmosphere that was welcoming and homey! Their menu was different and delicious. Where ever you are...best of luck!

              85 W Somerset St, Raritan, NJ 08869

            2. 0
              0luke1 RE: Karen K Sep 12, 2010 09:05 AM

              Excellent dinner. Service was excellent. Varied menu, but not too many choices. Three kinds of fish. Nice specials. Crab appetizer was very delicious, Gnocchi were outstanding. I ordered chicken and it was moist and flavorful. Enjoyed the kitchen room.

              Dennis Foy stopped by our table - I had met him once before at his "driveway" restaurant in Bay Head - it came up in conversation that he spent 22 years in the Army and is a Vietnam vet.

              Lawrenceville Inn
              2691 Main St, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

              1. s
                SallySoup RE: Karen K Nov 20, 2011 08:58 AM

                Dennis Foy's CLOSED in July 2011.

                The original owners of the Lawrenceville Inn are back and plan to open a flower shop~cafe called "Buds & Bowls"...soup, salads, sammies...and flowers, of course!...The menu features mostly gluten free goodies...cupcakes, cookies, muffins, etc...with some "regular bread" for the sammies...as well as GF bread for those who prefer it.
                Ingredients will be Local, Organic and "clean"...
                Lunch Tues-Sat open from 11-4
                PLANNED OPENING DAY: Tuesday November 29th 2011.

                Lawrenceville Inn
                2691 Main St, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

                Show Hidden Posts