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Lunch in the area around Lambertville NJ or New Hope PA

professor shorthair Aug 29, 2013 04:53 PM

Lunch in the area around Lambertville NJ or New Hope PA. Not much to else to say. We will be a group of 4 with no dietary restrictions.

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  1. ambrose RE: professor shorthair Aug 30, 2013 11:18 AM

    Not sure what you're after but one of our favorite spots, which is popular with locals, is Caffe Galleria. A little off the main drag so a lot of day trippers are not aware of it.


    1. famdoc RE: professor shorthair Aug 30, 2013 03:19 PM

      Nice user name, shorthair. A tribute, I hope, to Professor Longhair.

      Agree with Cafe Galleria. Also, in New Hope, you've got two great choices: Hearth and Sprig and Vine. Hearth is fairly new and features a mostly vegetarian menu, with some excellent selections. Sprig and Vine is vegan, but please have an open mind: very creative use of fresh vegetables. Plus, at lunch, a great sandwich selection.

      As you may know, parking in New Hope (and, sadly, increasingly in Lambertville) can be a b$%^h, particularly on weekends. Best to park in the Union Square complex and walk from there.

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        professor shorthair RE: famdoc Aug 30, 2013 05:19 PM

        Thanks for the heads up on parking. We walk alot so we will park a mile or so away and walk into town maybe.

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        madgreek99 RE: professor shorthair Aug 30, 2013 05:55 PM

        In Lambertville, I like Marhaba for Middle Eastern food. In New Hope, I second the vote for Sprig and Vine. Delicious!

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          lemarais RE: professor shorthair Aug 31, 2013 04:02 PM

          Lambertville Station is reliable, if unremarkable. Good "pub food". Good drinks and very nice outdoor seating area. Good lunch choice in the area.

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            professor shorthair RE: lemarais Aug 31, 2013 04:28 PM

            Caffe Galleria looks good. It has turned out that we will be doing dinner and not lunch.

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              famdoc RE: professor shorthair Aug 31, 2013 07:35 PM

              Dinner means many, many more options. A few miles north of Lambertville, you'll find two excellent choices: Via Ponte in Stockton and The Pass in Rosemont. In Lambertville, D'Floret.
              Several recent threads on Chowhound provide more details about each of these restaurants.

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                ambrose RE: professor shorthair Sep 1, 2013 05:38 AM

                Yeh, dinner opens up a whole new world. Again, it depends on what you're looking for. Perhaps if you gave us some more info, we could help more. Also, you mention eating in the "area around" Lambertville and New Hope. How far are you willing to travel? Via Ponte and The Pass are good recs from famdoc.

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                  littlecmad RE: professor shorthair Sep 2, 2013 06:00 PM

                  For dinner then I say Hamilton's Grill room, Anton's at the Swan or Inn of the Hawke! Depends how much you want to spend. Also, just down the road on Stockton is The Stockton Inn.

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                littlecmad RE: professor shorthair Sep 1, 2013 03:05 AM

                I second Cafe Galleria but I also like Triumph Brewery and Full Moon. The Landing is nice for sitting by the water also.

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                  DavidinCotuit RE: professor shorthair Sep 2, 2013 05:21 PM

                  It's been years but we enjoyed Ondine's which was just down the river from New Hope, Pa. Don't even know if it's still there.

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                    jracpa RE: professor shorthair Sep 2, 2013 05:34 PM

                    A number of years ago, I had the fajitas' at Havana, which is located on Main Street, along the river. Just cross the bridge into PA, and it is down the street a little bit on the right.

                    I just checked, and it is still there. The fajitas are a unique preparation, with the chicken/onions/peppers being served in a small crock/bowl and covered with a broth of some kind. I recall them as being outstanding. They have outdoor tables that overlook the street.

                    1. PuniceaRana RE: professor shorthair Sep 2, 2013 08:22 PM

                      For really good Peruvian and Mexican fare, I recommend trying El Tule, http://www.eltulerestaurant.com/ I only went with Peruvian selections but they were stellar. Especially the ceviche. Don't forget the Perucian style hot chocolate either....so good, and just the right amount of spice.

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                        bropaul RE: professor shorthair Sep 5, 2013 05:38 PM

                        I recently had dinner at Nikolas in New Hope. I splurged and went for the 4 course dinner with wine pairing. It was very, very good. Not over the top, but very solidly prepared Mediterranean food.

                        I also went to El Tule for the first time and thought the Peruvian dishes I had were fantastic.

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