Favorite Spots in Hunterdon & Mercer Counties
- CaviarAndCodfish Mar 23, 2010 10:33 AM
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!
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525
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.
153 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553
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!
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.
55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
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!
Here's a list of places I've enjoyed in Hunterdon County:
Fox and Hound Tavern, Lebanon
The Fine Diner, Clinton - does breakfast and lunch only
Circa, High Bridge
Gronsky's Milk House, High Bridge - blueberry pancakes!
Casa Maya, High Bridge
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!
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.
55 Main St, Oldwick, NJ 07830
Canyon Creek Grill
1060 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
167 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827
Gronsky's Milk House
125 W Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829
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
7 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Milford Oyster House
92 Water St, Milford, NJ 08848
PO Box 183, Sergeantsville, NJ 08557
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.