Whether you are craving a formal gourmet meal or a locally brewed beer, it’s within a short drive of the Raritan Inn. Our local restaurants offer meals from the simple to the sublime, and fall within every budget.
Max’s Market & Eatery
In Califon, one mile from the Inn, Max’s BYOB offers high-quality updated Italian specialities.
Glen Gardner Inn
This local favorite, housed in a 1760 historical landmark building, was originally a stagecoach stop. The Tap Room is known for handcrafted ales. Open for dinner only. Outdoor dining in season. 7.5 miles from the Inn.
Located in the heart of horse country, and the historic district of Oldwick, offers fine dining in a friendly tavern atmosphere. Outside dining in season. 8.7 miles from the Inn. NJ Monthly review.
The Long Valley Pub and Brewery
The Long Valley Pub and Brewery, 5 minutes from the Inn and residing in a breathtakingly restored 200 year old barn, is well-known for its award winning ales.
Located just down the road from the Inn, offering authentic homemade Latin American dishes. Seating is available seasonally on their back patio.
Kirsten’s Italian Grill
Located in Lebanon, famous for its homemade bread, wood-fired pizzas and seafood and pasta dishes. BYOB.
Located in an old German stone barn in the center of Long Valley, serves authentic Hong Kong style cuisine.
Serves authentic Mexican cuisine in a casual atmosphere. BYOB. Front porch seating available.
A new restaurant featuring fine Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and grills. BYOB. Located on Route 22 in Lebanon, about 10 minutes from the Inn. Read a review from the NY Times.
Offers unique Italian Mediterranean fusion dishes, with homemade pastas and is vegan friendly. BYOB.
Prickly Pear Restaurant
Serves contemporary American cuisine in a warm casual atmosphere. Learn how to prepare & cook a 4-course dinner at their monthly cooking classes. Located on Main St., in Hackettstown about 15 minutes from the Inn.
The Fox and Hound Tavern
An elegantly restored 19th century stagecoach stop in, naturally, a hunting theme. The moderately-priced food is considered “new American”, but with hints of foreign flavor. It is about 15 minutes from the Inn. See a review.
In Chester, about 10 minutes from the Inn, Benito’s Trattoria serves Northern Italian food with attentive service, set in the middle of the historic town of Chester. Guests may bring their own bottle of wine. A local review.
Redwoods Grill & Bar
In Chester, about 10 minutes from the Inn, Redwoods Grill & Bar specializes in wood-grilled cuisine. Enjoy patio dining during warmer weather.
The newest location of a popular, critically acclaimed Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant, very reasonably priced, BYO drinks, only 15 minutes from the Inn.
A local review.
The Star Ledger calls it “festive with cozy intimacy.” Read more…
Take a quick trip around the world with Circa’s “small plate” menu. Read this 3-star review.
Executive Chef Matt Pozarycki has a way with Brussels sprouts! Read how he serves them on small plates at his restaurant.
Clean Plate Kitchen
Located in scenic Clinton, it is known for its use of local ingredients and a wide variety of vegan and gluten-free dishes. The menu also has burgers, chicken and seafood options.
Read this review from the NY Times.
On Route 513 in Califon, Tony’s Bistro is a relaxed, casual family restaurant with a familiar Italian menu.
Valley Restaurant & Pub
On Route 513 in Long Valley, Valley Restaurant & Pub is a local Italian/American casual eatery with a lovely patio for outdoor eating.
The newest destination in the quaint rural town of Hackettstown for breakfast and lunch. Both owners were chefs at the acclaimed Hamilton Farm Golf Club before opening Stella’s. Take-out food is also available, and don’t miss their newest addition: gourmet cupcakes. See a review.
Located on Main St. in Hackettstown, about 15 minutes from the Inn.
Rambo’s Country Store
Also on Main Street in Califon, Rambo’s Country Store serves up homemade salads and wonderful deli sandwiches. The store is an old-fashioned general store conveniently located right off the Columbia Trail.
Califon General Store
An old-fashioned general store on Main Street in Califon, Califon General Store offers great deli food to be enjoyed on their expansive front porch.
The Gladstone Tavern
The Gladstone Tavern offers traditional American cuisine in an historic setting in the middle of a quaint small town.
The Clinton House
Housed in a building from 1743, The Clinton House offers fine dining in an upscale atmosphere. It is approximately 20 minutes from the Inn.
A good choice for new northern Italian dining. It offers a seasonal menu with daily specials. During warm weather, outdoor seating is available. BYOB.
The Pluckemin Inn
About 20 minutes from the Inn, The Pluckemin Inn serves a contemporary American cuisine in an historic setting with large fireplaces and an extensive wine list.
The Bernards Inn
The Bernards Inn offers romantic dining housed in a historic Inn in downtown Bernardsville. While you will pay a price for the elegance, it is sure to be an unforgettable dining experience. Read a New York Times review here.
Read about chef Corey Heyer tending the restaurant’s gardens and drawing inspiration for the menu.
Due Terre Enoteca
An Italian restaurant located about 30 minutes away in Bernardsville, Due Terre Enoteca earned glowing reviews from the Star Ledger, NJ Monthly, and the New York Times. Serving classic Italian cuisine with a “dynamic wine list”, Due Terre is not to be missed.
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill
A romantic dining experience as rated by the New York Times, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is located thirty minutes away in Flemington. Enjoy moderately priced meat and seafood cooked at an open kitchen in a old, cozy two-storied Victorian.
The menu at Ninety Acres is mostly comprised of food grown on-site and from local farms. The restaurant, located in a restored carriage house, is part of the Ninety Acres Culinary Institute on property once owned by the king of Morocco. Review by Cody Kendall, Star Ledger.
The Frenchtown Inn
While a bit farther from the Inn at about a 40 minute drive, the Frenchtown Inn is very well-received in critics’ circles and is worth the distance. Zagats calls it “a lovely eatery on the Delaware River … a wonderful place to celebrate an important moment.”
Zagat writes that the Grand Cafe in Morristown embodies elegance to the hilt. This “formal” French restaurant set in a townhouse is surely “pricey”, but the “wonderful” cuisine and “top-notch” “veterans” for servers more than compensate; it’s “one of the last bastions of classic fine dining around.” More…
Mehndi Indian Restaurant
In Morristown, Mehndi Indian Restaurant serves classic Indian dishes with style and substance. It has earned rave reviews from the NY Times, Zagat, and the Star Ledger. More…
In Lambertville, Brian’s features an open kitchen with French and Italian inspired food. Tight budgets can opt for gourmet pizzas from the wood-burning oven or the 3-course prix fixe meal. BYOB. (609) 460-4148. Read a review.