Martine's River House

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215 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Serving seasonal American cuisine in a casual dining setting along the banks of the Delaware River in New Hope, PA. Come by to fulfill your hunger and feast your eyes on the view!

RIVERSIDE DINING
Seasonal Dishes. Classically Inspired. Contemporary Feel.
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JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was terrible. Waiter didn't acknowledge us many times and food was extremely slow. Many tables came and left while we waited for our meal. Waiter never once said sorry or acknowledge the long wait. Just unacceptable.

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RR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times and always have a great experience. Food is great and service is very good.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

One meal was excellent - the other was overcooked (dry).
Very loud that caused confusion over our order.
Waitress was very accommodating and respectful -

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E
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My crab cake appetizer was bland, almost tasteless. The sauce that should have given it its flavor was a tiny drop on top of it. The other 3 members of the party enjoyed their salads. They ran out of my first choice for an entree and I ordered the lamb chops special. I was glad that they had run out of the scallops. The lamb was perfectly cooked to the medium rare that I requested. The broth under it that the vegetable were in was magnificent -spicey and plentiful. Unlike most restaurants, the dish was served with a spoon for the broth. I couldn't finish it and took the remainder home. There was enough to fill a soup bowl. Everyone else enjoyed their steaks which were cooked exactly as requested and the portion was more than ample. The tira misu was pleasant and attractively presented. The problem with the restaurant, which was very full on this January Saturday night was that it was so noisy that you couldn't hear the person that you were sitting next to, even if you were basically yelling. There is nothing to absorb sound in the room and the ambiance suffers from not being able to enjoy the company with whom you're dining. It was too dark to take advantage of what must be a lovely view of the water in daylight or early evening. At times the service was understandably slow, but our server stopped by our table to let us know that our food would be coming soon. It was nice to know that we weren't forgotten.

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LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Martine's. The flavors for our mains - the lamb and scallops - were incredibly well balanced. We had a perfect table overlooking the river and excellent service. It was quite loud in the restaurant, though I think much of that was due to one extremely loud four-top!

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KL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Drinks good. Cozy bar. Nice views. Food was fine, nothing to gush about and not terrible. A definite for pre-dinner drinks!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was friendly and exceptional. Great service. Did not interrupt conversation at 4 top table. She was attentive to ordering special ordering requests. We will be back because of her great, friendly service.

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JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I have been coming to Martines from the very beginning.
For some reason the night we were there, everything about the food was off.
We were very disappointed.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and ambiance very good. Our dinner was 2 hours and 15 minutes long. The wait staff of 3 could not adequately handle both dining room floors . There was a big time gap between salad and entree.
Don't plan anything afterwards. We will go again knowing this.

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LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

No vegetarian options on a holiday prix fixe menu (which they did not tell us about when they called to confirm). So we left and had to scramble for food elsewhere.

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V
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was poor and slow, the food was mediocre and the prices were outrageous for what we got ($140 for two entrees and 3 drinks). We were handed the check without being asked if we wanted coffee or desert. And if you're gonna charge those prices, put the butter in a dish, don't serve it in wrapped butter continentals like a cafeteria.

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SF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a 1st date/ blind date visit for me. Food, Service, Ambiance, is reliably good so it makes for a great dining experience

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EG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Came here for Thanksgiving-just 2 of us. Upon sitting down, my friend had a funny look on her face-turns out her chair was broken! We told the waiter and he did not take the chair away, he just said, "oh, no". We asked for water and the waiter spilled some on my menu (which was laminated). He apologized, took the menu, shook off the water on the floor, and gave it back to me. Still had spots on it so I wiped it with my cloth napkin. We never received any bread or were asked if we wanted any, yet there were small plates on the table, and we later noticed bread on other tables. I waited quite awhile for my wine, then the waiter came back and asked me again what kind I wanted. It was 4:30 and I ordered the Thanksgiving turkey special. I was told that they were low on sweet potatoes, and was asked if it be okay if they gave me regular mashed. I wondered if they would run out of everything for the later diners. Our food finally arrived, and we looked at each other after a few bites, "Is your food hot?" "No, not really". My turkey was lukewarm but the potatoes were hotter. The turkey was good, but not slices as I had expected, but small chunks- there was a bit of gristle and some skin too. The vegetables were a little under cooked, but good. We decided to get dessert, apple pie and pumpkin pie, and I ordered a decaf coffee. The pies were small slices and very cold as if just taken out of the fridge. The crusts on both were thick and tough-hard to cut with a fork. My coffee was lukewarm. I complained to the waiter about the coffee and he apologized and took it away. He came back with another cup saying, "This is from a fresh pot". As I was up until the wee hours of the morning, I think he probably gave me regular, not decaf. Considering the lengths they went to to confirm that we were coming (a phone call, another reminder email and an email to confirm (again), you would think they would be ready to serve an expected number of people a HOT meal.

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R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went to Martine's for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and they did not disappoint. We were pleased with the food and service. And the chef even accommodated our request for pumpkin pie.

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W
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful spot on the Delaware and lovely when the weather permits sitting on the patio. Our server was great and we got our food promptly which was important because we were going to a show at the Playhouse. The food was good, but not great, and we were put off by the note on the menu about "no substitutions." In this time of customer service, that doesn't set the right tone.

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N
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was outstanding! Unfortunately I do not remember his name. He couldn’t have been more pleasant! One in our party had limited things she could eat and he worked this out for her perfectly.

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m
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful view of the Delaware River from the inside tables, nice place settings, and the food was very enjoyable. Just wish parking was easier in New Hope.

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m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favorite restaurants (for decades).

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Sadly, we were never able to reach the restaurant... after frustrating 40 minute search for parking (and paying for parking that actually didn't exist in one of the locations recommended by the restaurant when we called to let them know we were running late because of parking), we gave up and drove down the road for a more relaxed experience. Unless you are Ubering in or staying in town and can walk there, don't bother. Also not very impressed that when I called to cancel the reservation, the restaurant didn't bother to pick up my call. Given that you can't cancel a reservation on Open Table once you have reached your booking time, they no doubt wasted a good half an hour with an empty table.

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RR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and service was great. The food was of good portions and very nice presentation. Good value for the price and overlooks the river for a romantic evening dinner.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was Amazing! Our waiter was our best friend by the end of the night. Cozy atmosphere. Will be going back.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Steak was perfect and we loved the baby vegetables

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CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow. When dinner food was finally delivered it was cold. Ice cold rib eye. Very disappointed.

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c
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service & top notch food!

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Martine's finally has a new chef and the food was very good. We had decided a year ago we would not be back until there was a new chef and she did not disappoint. The service however was terrible. Our server didn't come take our drink order for 15 minutes after sitting down, we had to ask someone to find her to take our order, our dinner took 3.5 hours for 4 people and we had to ask again to find her for our check. Not a smile or friendly comment the entire evening. We will try Martine's again because the food was good with hope the service is better.

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JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday (party of 4). Our waiter was very attentive, professional in all ways and kindly delivered dessert with a candle. The food was excellent! Our visit was marred only by a very loud, obnoxious group of 4 seated next to us. One man yelled all the way to and in the rest room! Sad that people like this even come to an upscale restaurant like Martine's!

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were terrific!
We are looking forward to returning.

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K
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. New menu was spectacular. The outdoor patio looking over the River was enchanting.

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MR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Mediocre, but overpriced food. Best part of the experience were the drinks. Only after waiting 45 minutes for our appetizer (ordered the crab cake) did our server offer us some bread for the table. Then we waited another 45 minutes for our entrees. (Ordered the bucatini and veal milonase) - Nothing which should have taken 90 minutes to come out of the kitchen. The food was good, but nothing worth the prices they charge. The restaurant wasn’t full - so the kitchen couldn’t have been that backed up. It was so loud our server couldn’t even hear us order. And then she never bothered to come back and see how our food was after it took an hour and a half to come out of the kitchen. Will absolutely not be returning. Definitely do not recommend.

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S
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

There were a few reasons I would not return to this restaurant. One, the service was very slow. Other tables around us had eaten and paid by the time we got our food. Two, there were a few yellow jackets that tormented us the entire meal and one landed in my beer and drowned. Three, the food was overpriced for the quality. I am all for fine dining and paying for a delicious meal. This was not delicious, I had the burger and it was as if the meat was not seasoned. The fries were very good though. My friend had the chicken sandwich and there was barely any chicken in the sandwich, it was mostly breading. With all of the other options in New Hope, I do not see us returning.

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NM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Mojitos and peach sangria were fabulous. Food was good and river view was fabulous.

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MA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been eating at Martine's for years and it never dissappoints.

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KS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had heard all good things about Martine’s And we were not disappointed! Great ambiance and views. Nice little bar. Limited but varied selection and everything was delicious! Only slip was ordered a salad and never received it. But not billed for it either. Overall a great time and we will be back!!

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SS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious & the server was just as good as the food.

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CZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erica was wonderful! Food for dinner was fabulous.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Since we were staying in Lambertville, we could walk here. We liked the look and feel and the menu has a very nice selection. It was our anniversary and we wanted glasses of champagne but they don’t sell high end champagne by the glass and we didn’t want to buy a bottle. So that was a bummer. The wine selection was ok. The salads were different than the typical and very tasty. The appetizers and entrees were good. Good mass appeal. The service was very good. Overall a good experience.

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G
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had hoped to sit outside with a view of the river. Due to rain, had to sit inside, which was nice but was too cold and the table next to us was a loud group - somewhat took away from our experience. Food however was very good.

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KH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent. Didn’t like paper over tablecloths, seemed tacky for the prices. Dining area could use a little sprucing up. Great view of the river. All in all, a very enjoyable, delicious meal.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a really nice dinner here. It’s expensive for what you get, in my opinion. But for a special occasion it was worth it. Beautiful views, good menu and great cocktails.

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