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Rocky Hill Inn

A Rocky Hill, NJ Restaurant Rating and Review


Rocky Hill Inn
137 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

Rocky Hill Inn, NJ


Restaurant Rating Legend
Fine Dining

No Stars Below average
One star Average
Two stars Above Average
Three stars Excellent
Four stars Best in Class

Casual Dining

N/A= A casual dining eatery, not rated as a fine dining restaurant 

Rocky Hill Inn

Price Moderate Expensive
Fare American

Restaurant Ratings

Overall Rating    

thumbs up Uses locally sourced "Farm to Table" fresh ingredients.

thumbs up Serves some of the best burgers in the area.

thumbs up The full service bar offers an excellent selection of craft beers from the tap and by the bottle including Mother's Milk, Guinness, Harpoon, Weltenburger, Ommegang, and many more.

thumbs downLimited entree menu

Value: Good
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good tavern food, a nice selection of craft & micro brewed beers, and food prepared with locally sourced fresh "Farm to Table" Ingredients.
Not Recommended For: Diners who may prefer a larger selection of eclectic menu dishes
Recommended dishes: "RHI Burger" with apple-wood smoked bacon, grilled onion, cheddar, and sunny side egg; Local Grilled Double Boned Pork Chop; and the Grilled "Griggstown Farm" Chicken
Liquor: Full service bar with large selection of micro and craft brews on tap along with an extensive beer & wine selection.

Restaurant Review

The Rocky Hill Inn is an historic Tavern/Restaurant (circa1745) that reopened in 2008 under new management with owners Chef Evan Blomgreen and his wife Maria.

The ambience of the tavern/restaurant gives of a colonial/Victorian era ambience. There are two sides to the Inn; the tavern side, which has a bar and more casual seating, and the dining room side, which is more formal. There is also outside seating in the front.

The Tavern room has a relaxed, casual ambience with a full bar, TV's, rustic wood trimmings, hard wood flooring, and an eating area off bar with rustic butcher block tables.

The dining room is more formal Victorian decor done up with Milliken carpeting along with two fireplaces graced with antique glass decanters originally owned by the chef's father, and tables set with white linen tablecloths and napkins. The room gives off a light ambience painted in five colors and leaf chandlers. However, the room is overly bright without soft lighting that dampens the ambience.

The tavern bar is a popular meeting place and the focal point for meeting up with friends for a beer and a burger. They offer an excellent selection of craft beers from the tap and by the bottle including Mother's Milk, Guinness, Harpoon, Weltenburger, Ommegang, and many more.

Regardless of which side you are seated, you can order from either menu.

Chef Evan Blomgren, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, honed his culinary skills at Lahiere's in Princeton, Chamber's Walk in Lawrenceville, The Metuchen Inn, and the Church Street Bistro in Lambertville.

Under Chef Blomgreen, the quality of food has achieved an upgrade from the previous restaurant. He brings his passion for sustainable farming and healthy food ingredients in his food preparation. Most of the ingredients are sourced from local farms including the produce, cheese, fish and meats.

The entree menu selections are "New American" with a French and Italian influence.

The Rocky Hill Inn is family and child friendly.

Available for small private paries in the Turret Room (circa1860) seating five to eight, with its original tin ceilings, and five full windows the room lends itself to a bright private area open to bar. For larger social gatherings and corporate functions of up to 40 guests, the Homestead Room upstairs is available.

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