Hopewell tonight (Friday night) - downmarket
Looking for a casual place to dine in Hopewell tonight. I would normally go to Blue Bottle, but casual is the key word. Nomad Pizza? Would we even be able to get a table tonight? Any suggestions appreciated...
Nomad will be packed. no outside winter dining is really a drag on business. If you get there early, you might have a chance.
There's always Tigers Tale or the Rocky Hill Tavern as local casual alternatives to the preferred dining at Blue Bottle or One53. Not particulary fond of either but we still find ourselvs going to both TT and RHT when the others are booked solid.
Another place we go to (often on Fridays for a more casual meal when others are packed) is Main Street Bistro in the Princeton shopping center. Good food, casual, usually never a wait, may be worth the drive for you.
I have to say that it is funny to me to read that there are so many choices -- let alone upmaket choices! We lived in Hopewell for 5 years (moved away 9 years ago). At the time, pretty much the ONLY food choices were the Hopewell Inn, Chubby's luncheonette, Vincenzo's Pizza, the soup place for lunch, and a bad Chinese take-out! Oh and the little cafe that started in the farm market (what is now I believe the Blue Bottle).
So, it's hard to imagine how much the town has changed (relatively quickly) in culinary options! We usually used to go to Princeton or Lawrenceville to go out to eat.