By Liz Johnson

With its rolling hills, meandering waterways and beautiful countryside, Hunterdon County offers the perfect romantic setting for any Valentine’s Day outing. Add to it an abundance of historic inns and charming eateries and you and your date are poised for an enchanting evening. Here are a few venues to choose from:

(Hint: Each of these restaurants is a past Happening List Winner, so you KNOW they’re favorites in the community. To vote for your favorites in the 2019 Happening List, click here.)

Lambertville Station

11 Bridge Street, Lambertville


Housed in a former train station, this Hunterdon Happening Winner for several years running is located alongside the Delaware River at the foot of the Lambertville-New Hope bridge.


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Double tap if there’s no where you’d rather be 🔥🔥🔥

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The National Hotel

31 Race Street, Frenchtown


Latin America and Indian-influenced menu with hand-crafted drinks, including warm martinis, located in an historic hotel, a 2018 Hunterdon Happening Best Kept Secret Winner.

The Clinton House

2 West Main Street, Clinton


Built in the 1820s as a tavern and hotel, the landmark Clinton House serves up European favorites. Its also a best place for Steak Hunterdon Happening Winner 2018.

El Tule Restaurant

49 N. Main Street, Lambertville


Cozy and colorful spot serving Mexican and Peruvian dishes and winner of Hunterdon Happening BYOB restaurant for three years running.

Matt’s Red Rooster Grill

22 Bloomfield Ave., Flemington


This New American Hunterdon Happening Winner 2017 is located a charming Victorian in downtown Flemington. Quiet dining upstairs, local color downstairs. BYOB


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Salmon surf & turf

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