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Favorite Spots in Hunterdon & Mercer Counties

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I'm trying to find new places to eat/drink in Hunterdon and Mercer counties. My favorites around are Elements in Princeton, Blue Bottle in Hopewell, Hamilton's in Lambertville, Rosemont Cafe in Rosemont, and for sushi, I like Aijei in Princeton and Ota-ya in Lambertville. Am I missing you favorite spots? Can be bar, lunch, dinner, whatever. Thanks!

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Blue Bottle Cafe
101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525

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  1. One 53, Rocky Hill. Great food & vibe. We dine at the bar very frequently as do many other couples. Tables are a bit tight and not our preference. We enjoy the inevitable yet enjoyable conversations struck up with others seated at the bar. Weeknights are better than Saturdays when it's most busy. Highly recommend the the escargot app & the muscovy duck breast w/spinach gnocchi entree, both on their current menu. Also enjoy the well prepared cocktails along with an interesting wine list, captain's list and by the glass selection.

    http://www.one53nj.com/

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    One 53
    153 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

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    1. re: Foody4life

      I keep telling myself I'm going to try One 53. Think we'll finally get over there.

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      One 53
      153 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

      1. re: CaviarAndCodfish

        We love the food at One53 but find the service really poor. Yes, they're nice and so on, but it is sooo slow. Not like enjoyably paced slow, but like: will i ever get my food, slow. I have never, ever been there when this wasn't the case, and I've been at least 12 times since they've opened. Still, we're not deterred since the food is really good and the options around here aren't many. However, having said that, we do find that the service has actually gotten slower and slower, each time we've been--and it doesn't matter, full house, no events, slow night, whatever!

    2. Highly recommend 55 Main, in Flemington (with the caveat that I have not been there in about a year - - presumably it is still excellent but perhaps another CH can confirm).

      http://www.55main.com/reviews.html

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      55 Main
      55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

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      1. re: Forklaw

        Thanks for that. Hadn't heard of 55 Main.

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        55 Main
        55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

        1. re: CaviarAndCodfish

          Skip 55 Main for dinner and go for lunch instead.

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          55 Main
          55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

          1. re: madgreek99

            I agree with madgreek. 55 Main is a superb lunch venue. The food is excellent, the portions quite generous and the prices are really good - great value for a great experience.

            We've had dinner a few times there and never had as satisfactory experience as we've had at lunch. And the prices are MUCH higher at dinner.

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            55 Main
            55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

      2. A few local bar favorites would include: The Boathouse (classic cocktails in a comfortable setting), Left Bank Libations (for a nightcap) and the Swan Bar (great drinks by a true pro behind the bar and a kitchen that's always on top of their game) ... all in Lambertville and all preferably not on a weekend. : )

        Another bar, Rossi's in the Chambersburg section of Trenton has been around forever. Gets rave reviews for their burger and home made chips. We've yet to try but it's on our go to (very soon) list.

        And for pizza, the defacto Mercer county fav is DeLorenzo's. Hudson St, Trenton for the classic old world experience or Robbinsville for the 21st century experience!

        1. how about Eno Terra in Kingston?

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          Eno Terra
          4484 Route 27, Kingston, NJ 08528

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          1. re: glutton

            Love Eno Terra. Beautiful place and we had a great meal there last September.

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            Eno Terra
            4484 Route 27, Kingston, NJ 08528

          2. Here's a list of places I've enjoyed in Hunterdon County:

            Fox and Hound Tavern, Lebanon
            Dora's, Clinton
            The Fine Diner, Clinton - does breakfast and lunch only
            Circa, High Bridge
            Gronsky's Milk House, High Bridge - blueberry pancakes!
            Casa Maya, High Bridge
            Frenchtown Inn
            Tewksbury Inn, Oldwick
            The General Store, Oldwick - VERY busy at lunch
            55 Main, Flemington
            Fusion on Main, Flemington
            Teaberry's, Flemington - great lunches (and teas!)
            The Market Roost, Flemington
            Blue Fish Grill, Flemington
            Baker's Treat, Flemington - wonderful baked goods, don't miss
            The Cafe at Rosemont - brunch or lunch, NOT dinner
            Miel's Restaurant, Stockton
            Sergeantsville Inn, Sergeantsville
            Canyon Creek Grill - burgers!
            Pittstown Inn
            Perryville Inn
            Harvest Moon Inn, Ringoes
            Milford Oyster House - terrific seafood

            In addition to the places already mentioned for Lambertville, I have enjoyed Manon (does dinner only), Marhaba (Middle Eastern food), Anton's at the Swan and Thai Tida.

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            Tewksbury Inn
            55 Main St, Oldwick, NJ 07830

            Canyon Creek Grill
            1060 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

            Perryville Inn
            167 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827

            Gronsky's Milk House
            125 W Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829

            Pittstown Inn
            350 Pittstown Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867

            Blue Fish Grill
            9 Central Ave Ste 4, Flemington, NJ 08822

            Thai Tida Restaurant
            236 N Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530

            The Fine Diner
            1 W Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809

            Harvest Moon Inn
            1039 Old York Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551

            Frenchtown Inn
            7 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

            55 Main
            55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

            Milford Oyster House
            92 Water St, Milford, NJ 08848

            Sergeantsville Inn
            PO Box 183, Sergeantsville, NJ 08557

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            1. re: ambrose

              Can't disagree with any of ambrose's recommendations, and would add just one more - - Aikou in Flemington serves extraordinary sushi.

              http://www.aikouasiancuisine.com/abou...

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              Aikou
              63 Reaville Ave, Flemington, NJ 08822

              1. re: ambrose

                I should have mentioned that Casa Maya, the Mexican restaurant in High Bridge, shares a building with Café Hola, a super little place that serves breakfast and lunch. The two restaurants are owned by the same couple but the food at Café Hola is more Cuban in nature. This place is not to be missed; the food is very good and the value can't be beat! If you go for breakfast, definitely try the Cuban French toast.