Dennis Foys Lawrenceville Inn
A NJ Restaurant Rating and Review


Dennis Foys Lawrenceville Inn
2691 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ
(609) 219-1900

Dennis Foy's Lawrenceville, NJ



Price Moderate - Expensive
Fare New American

Restaurant Ratings

Food 3.0 Stars
Service 2.0 Stars
Decor 2.0 Stars
Overall Rating 2.5 Stars
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Restaurant Review

Dennis Foys Lawrenceville Inn opened in October, 2009 and thus far has demonstrated that it is a restaurant to be watched.

This is an interesting combination of a new restaurant opening in a location that has had two restaurant closings in the past year, with new owner and acclaimed Chef Dennis Foy that has had his last four restaurants close after four years; Dennis Foy - New York, Bay Point Prim - Point Pleasant, Dennis Foy's - Point Pleasant, and EQ - New York.

Having gotten that out of the way, this still doesn't suggest that Dennis Foy's Lawrenceville Inn isn't going to be a winner. Time will tell.

The ambiance and decor is understated with the dining areas consisting of four simply decorated rooms that double as a showcase for his paintings. The main floor has a 20 seat dining room and a 16-seat open kitchen. The second floor has two private dining rooms with seating for 20. The tables are set with fresh flowers and it appears he brought the tables and chairs from his former Pt Pleasant restaurant, though they seem out of character with the victorian style house the restaurant occupies.

The reasonably priced seasonal menu offers a limited selection of well prepared contemporary American dishes using local organic farm ingredients and day boat fish.

Chef Foy has put together a well qualified team of chefs to work with him. Sous Chef Michael Metzner, a Johnson & Wales University graduate, was formerly with Restaurant Nicholas in Middletown, and Pastry Sous Chef, Priscilla Rojas previously worked at several top rated restaurants in NYC

Estella Quiñones-Foy, Chef Foy’s wife and business partner oversees the operation of the restaurant and the wait staff.

When available, the recommended dinner starters are: The Butternut Squash Soup with pumpkin seeds; and The Sautéed Homemade Gnocchi, Sage.

When available, the recommended dinner entrees are: Any of the daily home made pastas; and The Classic Cassoulet Toulouse; or The Seared Red Snapper with fennel confit, Parisian potatoes, and thyme.

Save room for dessert. The desserts at Dennis Foys Lawrenceville Inn are simply sumptuous.


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