Food Quality: Serves a well-executed, inspirational, artfully presented menu.
Service: Professional, friendly, without being intrusive, and with attention for the details
Ambiance/Decor: Romantic circa 1805 Historic ambiance with exposed brick walls, a fireplace, wine bottle displays, fresh flowers, and crystal chandeliers, and tables set with white linen.
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy fine dining amenities and well-prepared food in an attractive historic inn setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer casual dining and a comfort food menu more suitable for families with kids
Recommended dishes: When available, The Bone-In Grilled Veal Chop; The Australian Rack of Lamb; and The Roast Duck Breast and Apple Stuffed Quail.
Liquor: Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails.
The Frenchtown Inn is a charming romantic restaurant located in a popular weekend getaway scenic location in a 19th century circa 1805, white-columned building on the banks of the Delaware River.
In 1985, the building initiated a renovation project. The first floor was transformed into three beautiful dining rooms and a bar area, which resulted in a fine dining restaurant in Frenchtown.
In 1996, Tom, Laura, Andrew, and Colleen Tomko purchased the Frenchtown Inn, and continues the tradition of the serving fine dining in Frenchtown.
Chef/owner Andy Tomko is a graduate of the Johnson and Wales University culinary School. He later honed his culinary skills at the Black Swan in Princeton, as an Executive Chef at Cooper Hill Country Club, in Flemington, and finally as Executive Chef, at the Inn at Mill Race Pond in Hope, NJ, before acquiring the Frenchtown Inn.
Chef Tomko presides over a well-executed, inspirational menu, with French eclectic dishes and wild game selections.
They are very accommodating in adjusting for dietary restrictions.
If you are planning a special occasion, do your best to make reservations on a quiet weekday evening, ask for a cozy nook, and your chances of fine romantic dining experience will be good.
While waiting for your table, have a cocktail in the attractive bar/grill room; They offer many excellent wines by the glass.
The decor and ambiance of the dining rooms have a rustic flair with the main dining room done up exposed brick walls, a fireplace, wine bottle displays, fresh flowers, and crystal chandeliers, and tables set with white linen. The Riverside Dining Room offers a view of the Delaware river.
The Grill room present a less formal ambiance with a wood finished bar, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and a bistro menu that offers items such as burgers, ribs, fish, and chips.
The attractive decor continues throughout the Inn, including the ladies' room decorated with co-owner Colleen Tomko's mother's vintage hats.
Outdoor dining is available on the porch during the warmer months. Take in the scenic views of the bridge, the river and the canal. However, on a nice day the wait can be extensive, and it's suggested that you request an outdoor table when making reservations.
The servers are professional, and friendly, with attention for the details like the silverware being replenished before each course and the table being swept of crumbs before dessert.
Staying in town for a weekend, they also offer a great Sunday brunch.
The Frenchtown Inn is open five days/week
Wednesday - Friday Dinner, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday Dinner, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday - Brunch/Dinner, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(Updated: November 2021)
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