Upscale american brewpub ambiance. Nothing unusual or exciting there, fits in with its upscale mall location well and yet has that casual man ambiance. Excellent, excellent food, very well matched to beer but rivalling and sometimes exceeding the beer in quality. Perhaps the bar is a bit lower because it’s a brewpub, but probably the best meal I’ve had in a brewpub or bar in a long time. The beer was generally all good with one or two standouts that I would return to but nothing I’ll stay up nights thinking about. The featuring of a smoked beer really got me here and it was a pretty good one. The Amber ale took a clear second place on my visit. Good, fast service, efficient. Mind their own biz which is basically all I wanted. By the way the grilled peaches for dessert are fantastic. Also our entrees were the citrus pork and chichken melba, both excellent. I had a good time and will definitely go back when there are new interesting beers, it’s even a place you can take your girlfriend without much problem since the food is good and you can walk around new hope and lambertville after.
New Hope. Hi-tech, industrial environment with very distinct, sanitized lines. Beers are very good and so is the food. I very nice place to stop in after hanging out in Lambertville/New Hope. Check out Cross-Country Nurseries in Rosemont NJ, about 15 min away for a whole incredible selection of chiles and tomato plants. This was the annual excursion
Interesting building and ambience. Very clean while still being warm. Art for sale on the walls (although some of it looked like stuff I could draw). Food was good, didn’t have time for dessert, and beers weren’t bad either. Service was harried but pleasant.
I had a great time at Triumph, New Hope, and have to disagree with the previous opinions. I think the beers here are much cleaner and are more solid all around than Princeton. The IPA wasn’t hoppy enough for me, but I am admitedly a hophead. The Dunkel and German Pils were fabulous. I was also impressed with the beer and cheese pairings and the well informed staff.
Large dark modern tavern looks. Touristy mall location. Gentle, enthusiast and proud (in a good way) service. No beers were really that impressive, but I’ve seen what they can do at GABF and I imagine the batch of impy just was not their best that day. It’s a nice stop for really bring on the way to Philly for us, but I wouldn’t go any special lenghts any more as this was one of my most anticipated brewpubs in the whole country.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2005| Updated October 12, 2005
Nice little brewpub/restaurant in a small shopping center in cute and popular New Hope village. Service was very courteous and could answer beer-related questions. Beers were somewhat of a disappointment, even the imperial stout. Everything was well-made though, just nothing spectacular in the lineup we had that day. The brick walls decorated with paintings in the room adjoining the high-ceiling bar area gave the place a unique feel to say the least. I hope the Princeton location is better, because we were disappointed by the beers here, considering their reputation.
A more neo-modern ambiance, more metallic than woodsy, than the typical tavern / brewpub atmosphere so the environment depends on your preference. Can go outside to the patio in nice weather which is cool. Haven’t tried entree’s though the appetizers have been inconsistent, both good & fair. Beer selection is their own on tap - love the coffee & cream stout. Gets rocking bands sometimes. Visit here and The River Horse in Lambertville when you’re in the area.
It’s a trendy town, New Hope, and you’re likely to find this brewpub filled with trendy people dining, drinking, and working. Very good beers, although I think not up to par with the Princeton beers, with some exceptions. Food is fine but overpriced, beer is reasonable and they have happy hour. They seem to be less reliant on the ’regular’ beer lineup aside from the honey wheat and they rotate through other styles more frequently. Today’s trip I found Impy Stout, Gothic Ale (like a gruit) on cask, Saison, Bengal IPA, Vienna Lager. Good stuff. I even overheard the bartender explaining the Gothic Ale to a customer, and she was right on the money! I’d visit more regularly if it wasn’t a 1 1/2 hour ride for me.
Not a bad place to go for lunch. I stopped here after a session st the River Horse Brewery on the other side of the river. At at a table with my son. food and service was fine. Tried a couple of beers. Waiters busy serving food, are not the same as an attentive bartender. After lunch we drove immediately to the Triumph Brewery in Princeton where the crowd was more interactive, noisier and the beer flowed easier. Nice finish to the day
Modern, clean, metro-hip newish brewpub in an upscale shopping area/condo development a short ways from downtown. The beers were mostly above average though nothing really stood out. Great service from the bartender who seemed somewhat interested in RB..nice relaxing atmosphere.