The Hawke, Lambertville, NJ: A Restaurant Review

The Hawke Restaurant
The Hawke Restaurant
74 S. Union St.
Lambertville, NJ

The Hawke: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American Steakhouse

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Well executed - offers a good selection of aged, prime-cut beef and seafood selections

Service: Welcoming, attentive

Ambiance/Decor: Attractive, and inviting with a modern urban contemporary, yet charming look. The outdoor dining experience is one of the best in Lambertville.

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - Very High

Dress: Very Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a well-executed selection of steaks and seafood with bar service equipped with a good selection of craft beers.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a BYOB in a quiet, low-key dining atmosphere,

Recommended dishes: When available, one of the aged, prime-cut steaks, The Sesame Ahi Tuna; and the Lobster & Crab Pappardelle

Liquor: Full-service bar with an extensive bar menu with a wide variety of craft beers, specialty cocktails, and wines.

Restaurant Review

Formerly the Inn of the Hawke, now under new management since the summer of 2022 and rebranded The Hawke, is located a 10-minute walk from the main downtown section, in a charming circa 1860's, 6-room small hotel.

Now owned and operated by brothers Tony and Joseph Vitella of the Metro Restaurant Group which also owns and operates several excellent restaurants in NJ including the Metro Grill in Ewing, and Metro North in Princeton.

The Hawke is a great spot to celebrate a special occasion, especially a romantic occasion or date night. One of the dining rooms features a fireplace, a nice touch during the colder months.

The menu features an excellent selection of well-executed preparations of aged, prime-cut steaks, seafood, and traditional American entrees and appetizers.

A warmer summer months attraction is outdoor dining on the garden patio shaded by four 100-year-old sycamore trees, is heated with patio heaters during the cooler spring and fall months.

The Interior is upscale done up in a modern contemporary, yet charming look. The walls are shades of grey and tan mixed with faux brick. Tables spaced close together are set with linen. With poor acoustics, the noise level can get loud for quiet conversation.

Complimentary valet parking is available, though, on busy weekend evenings, the lot fills up fast

(updated: February 2024)

To complete the overnight Lambertville experience, book a stay overnight at The Hawke.

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