Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Excellent food preparation with a French/Italian influence
Well prepared wild game menu items
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy fine dining amenities and well prepared food in an attractive historic setting.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer casual dining and comfort food in a family setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, The New Zealand Venison over Wild Rice; The Australian Rack of Lamb over a Cranberry; and The Roast Sliced Magret Duck Breast and 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 white-columned building on the banks of the Delaware River.
Chef/owner Andy Tomko is a graduate of the Johnson and Wales University culinary School. Chef Tomko presides over a well trained staff giving very good service and a menu based on well prepared French eclectic dishes with a blend of Italian. They are very accommodating in making adjustments 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 attractive decor continues throughout the Inn, including the ladies' room decorated with co-owner Colleen Tomko's mother's vintage hats.
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.
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.
Staying in town for a weekend, they also offer a great Sunday brunch.
They are a favorite during the holiday season for diners who enjoy game such as Roast Goose stuffed with apricot corn bread. pheasant, wild boar, venison and rabbit paired with regional fruits and vegetables of the season.
The Frenchtown Inn is open for Lunch: Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 to 3:00pm
For Dinner: Wednesday- Saturday 5:00 to 9:00pm
Sunday 3:00 to 6:00pm. - Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
The Frenchtown Inn is also open on Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.
(updated: October, 2018)
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