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JanR Dec 11, 2011 11:14 AM

Friends want to go the Logan Inn and I'm wary based on things I've heard over the years. Anyone been recently?

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    cwdonald RE: JanR Dec 11, 2011 01:26 PM

    Jan, are you referring to the Logan Inn in New Hope?

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      Chefpaulo RE: JanR Dec 11, 2011 01:41 PM

      Assuming this is the one in New Hope, its your basic pricey American fare (twin 5 oz. lobster tails and wild rice for $47) with nothing really inspired. The menu is very Wm. Penn Inn/Blue Bell Inn in composition (clams casino, rack of lamb, Caesar salad, etc.) but add on your premium for being an historic fixture in a tourist trap town. There are so many other good choices in the area, across in Lambertville or in Doylestown. Could your friends be persuaded to reconsider?
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      1. crazyspice RE: JanR Dec 11, 2011 01:56 PM

        We have been there a few times because everything else was crowded. Very average over priced food.

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          JanR RE: crazyspice Dec 11, 2011 02:42 PM

          Thank you. This is what I expected. Hope we can persuade them to reconsider.

          My first choice out that way was No. 9 but unfortunately it closed. Any suggestions out that way? They live in Doylestown and have been nice about coming to the city often with us. We want to return the favor.

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            crazyspice RE: JanR Dec 11, 2011 03:05 PM

            Why not just go to Doylestown? NH is not that far from D-Town and there are a number of great restos in D-Town. Slate Blue, Honey, Freight House, Domani Star (BYOB). Love them all. I would stay away from Fig & Vine.

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              cwdonald RE: crazyspice Dec 11, 2011 04:46 PM

              Freight house is a meat market, over priced and produces mediocre food. Domani Star is ok. If you want Italian, I would go to Il Melograno instead. Honey is spectacular. I am very partial to Slate Blue but not everyone likes it. Think French Country Bistro.

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                crazyspice RE: cwdonald Dec 12, 2011 05:40 AM

                It has been a while since we went to Freight House. Thanks for making that point. We will give Il Melograno a try for Italian. I have heard other people talk about it. We like that DS is BYOB.

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              cwdonald RE: JanR Dec 11, 2011 03:07 PM

              Honey or Slate Blue in Doylestown. Inn at Phillips Mill in New Hope. Seargentsville Inn in NJ. The restaurant that will be replacing No. 9 is worth keeping an eye out for. It will be called Brian's, and is from the people that ran Rouget in Newtown. May open by the end of the year.

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                JanR RE: cwdonald Dec 11, 2011 03:38 PM

                Thanks crazyspice and cwdonald. Good suggestions. Also, didn't know about Brian's.

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                  famdoc RE: JanR Dec 12, 2011 08:40 AM

                  Agree that Logan Inn is your basic downtown New Hope tourist destination.
                  But that does not mean you can't find good food in the Lambertville/New Hope region.
                  I suggest you search this board for prior threads on the subject, but will add my two cents. If their destination is New Hope, there's no need to drive 20 minutes to Doylestown, although, if they do, the above destinations are fine. Crazyspice and I have an ongoing difference of opinion on Vine and Fig Tree. I was there this past weekend and had another fine meal. Honey is quite good, I've heard Slate Blue is good, but inspect their menu, as prices are high.

                  In New Hope, the Inn at Phillips Mill is an old standby. We've been going there for 25 years or more, through its ups and downs, and can say, after a recent visit, they're again in an upswing.

                  In Lambertville, Hamilton's Grill Room is without a doubt the best there is. Manon is fine. Inn at the Hawke has fine bar food. Marhaba has excellent middle Eastern food.

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                    cwdonald RE: famdoc Dec 12, 2011 03:34 PM

                    FamDoc, I think you should check the prices at Slate Bleu again, as they remade their menu in the last six months. No dish over 20 dollars. You might not get huge portions, but I find the food quite good. Again it is not Per Se by any means, but it is good French Country Bistro fair. Comparing its prices to Freight House which has steaks in the forty dollar range and no skill in the kitchen to cook such a piece of meat, I certainly believe that Slate Bleu offers more value than Fright House as I prefer to call it.

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                      famdoc RE: cwdonald Dec 12, 2011 04:36 PM

                      Thanks, cwdonald. My wife shops at the Talbot's next door from time-to-time, and each time I've looked at the menu, I found it expensive. However, haven't been there since the new menu. At those prices, is it now tapas-style small plates? Is it BYO?

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                        cwdonald RE: famdoc Dec 12, 2011 06:35 PM

                        It's not small plates, just not gigantic portions. Wine list is online. Not great bargains but drinkable wine. Www.slatebleu.com.

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