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Annediamo Apr 19, 2010 05:12 PM


I am a Boston hound doing long-distance planning for a 30-person luncheon wedding to be held at a restaurant in Hunterdon County. I love restaurants in old buildings that serve modern, New American eclectic cuisine, with pluses for cooking seasonally and sourcing locally. I also want a place that is organized and efficient in handling groups, and doesn’t totally break the bank. So far, my top candidates are:

Harvest Moon Inn, Ringoes, NJ
Lambertville Station
Hamilton’s Grill, Lambertville
Anton’s at the Swan, Lambertville
The Frenchtown Inn, Frenchtown NJ
Sergeantsville Inn, Sergeantsville NJ

Any comments on the food, atmosphere, efficiency of these venues? Any great spot fitting the bill that I have not mentioned?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Annediamo, the hungry bride-to-be

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

Frenchtown Inn
7 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Lambertville Station Restaurant
11 Bridge Street, Lambertviile, NJ 08530

Sergeantsville Inn
PO Box 183, Sergeantsville, NJ 08557

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    Annediamo May 8, 2010 08:07 AM

    Thanks for the thoughtful suggestions, everyone. We'll be deciding soon and I will report back!

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      pitterpatter Apr 21, 2010 01:27 PM

      I went to a wedding at Hamilton's Grill, and it was fantastic and gorgeous. If your guests have never been to Lambertville, they will enjoy browsing the town which overlooks the Delaware River, and maybe visiting The Boathouse, which is across the alley. That would be my first choice.

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        madgreek99 Apr 21, 2010 12:05 PM

        Bride -To-Be,
        Do yourself a big favor and skip the Harvest Moon Inn and Lambertville Station. Both of them serve food that ,on a good day, is only marginally adequate. Have you looked into Matt's Red Rooster in Flemington? Also, Lillys on the Canal in Lambertville? The Sergeantsville Inn is very good and has a wonderful atmostphere. I would skip the Stockton Inn, though. Food is NOT good and service is amateur. I will say that they do have a wonderful and historic building, though. I agree with Perryville Inn. They have a beautiful building, nice grounds for photos, convenient to Rt. 78 and best of all, wonderful food. May be a bit expensive for you, though. Others to consider are Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, Tewksbury Inn, and Cafe at Rosemont. Good Luck!

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        1. re: madgreek99
          flourgirl Apr 24, 2010 07:22 AM

          I don't know that I agree that the Lambertville Station is "only marginally adequate." (I agree that the Harvest Moon is not what it used to be.) While I've certainly had better food than at the Lambertville Station, it has a very nice location and atmosphere (and tons of parking) and I've had some very pleasant meals there.

          Lambertville Station Restaurant
          11 Bridge Street, Lambertviile, NJ 08530

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          Forklaw Apr 19, 2010 05:44 PM

          There are many, many possibilities. A few more to consider are listed below, and all should be able to accomodate a 30 person party without a problem. They all should have websites.
          1. Glen Gardner Inn (Glen Gardner, NJ) - - http://www.glengardnerinn.com/ -- often overlooked because it is northern end of county, and does not seem to get the same press as the others, but I've had some very good meals there - - been there 5 times in as many years - - and it has nice, thick stone walls if you like the old inn feel.
          2. Perryville Inn (Union Township, NJ) - - http://www.theperryvilleinn.com/
          3. The Pittstown Inn (Pittstown, NJ) - http://www.pittstowninn.com/
          4. The National Hotel (Frenchtown, NJ) - - http://www.thenationalhotelnj.com/ - - I have not been there since renovated but I suspect owners would be very accomodating.
          5. Stockton Inn (Stockton, NJ) - - http://stockton-inn-restaurant-bar-fine-dining-historic.eggzack.com/
          6. Fox and the Hound (Lebanon, NJ) - - http://www.foxandhoundtavern.com/home.htm
          7. The Grand Colonial - http://www.grandcolonialnj.com/ - - Not my favorite, and quite a bit bigger than the others mentioned above, but they're certainly experienced with weddings and parties.
          Good luck and let us know where you end up and how it went.

          Perryville Inn
          167 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827

          Pittstown Inn
          350 Pittstown Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867

          Grand Colonial
          86 State Route 173, Hampton, NJ 08827

          Stockton Inn
          Main Street (corner of Bridge), Stockton, NJ 08559

          Glen Gardner Inn
          161 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826

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          1. re: Forklaw
            johnlockedema Apr 19, 2010 05:50 PM

            Pittstown Inn would work great.

            Pittstown Inn
            350 Pittstown Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867

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