We recommend every place we feature in this website.  Rather than pan a bunch of mediocre stuff, we just leave it out.  And we try to update our reviews regularly.  So feel free to explore our archives as well as our new reviews, and every location from the “lowest” rated to the highest.  We believe they’re all worthwhile.

We place particular focus on places within the city limits of Trenton, but we don’t stop there.  If you live or work in Trenton, you have the opportunity to hop in your car — or take a brief train ride — to some of the most extraordinary places in the world! So why wouldn’t you?  And why wouldn’t we cover that?

If you live or work outside of the city limits (in “Greater Trenton”), you’ll also find a lot on this site of interest.  First and foremost, you’ll find some extraordinary establishments within the City of Trenton itself:  special places that reflect the diversity and vitality of what really is happening here. It’s not only the old Italian places (of which only a few survive), or the historic sites (which are still important), but also the restaurants and shops and businesses of the people who are making history in today’s Trenton.  But you’ll also find that we cover worthwhile spots in Trenton’s suburbs as well.  Some may be familiar to you, some may be new, but we think they add to the quality of life for all of us.  We define our “service area” as first Trenton, then all of Mercer County and eastern Bucks, and then the closer parts of Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Burlington counties.  For lifestyle activities like hiking, cycling, and going to the beach, we describe locations up to 90 minutes drive from Trenton.

Enjoy, and let us know how you feel!  Please suggest new places to cover anywhere in Greater Trenton.  And participate by commenting on reviews, and liking us or posting to our Facebook page, Friends of Hidden Trenton.

A Highly Opinionated Guide