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Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1643 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We had been to Mistral before and were not dazzled. Elements was excellent and we had a great time. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was great, food was elegant and delicious. Kyle and the wait staff were informative yet unobtrusive. We definitely plan on coming back and are interested to see how the menu changes with each season. More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1760 reviews
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food and service excellent as always. Had the 20oz dry aged rib eye and it was excellent. Pricey but excellent. More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4517 reviews
Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

I really wanted to comment about our server Sam. I’m just assuming here, but she must be a mother herself, because my wife had our 3 month old son in her arms was trying to cut her chicken parm. As I was offering to cut it for my wife, Sam said she would have the kitchen do it, really top notch service, it’s the little things. One small complaint about the Lobster raviolis, I felt the pasta was just slightly aldente, other wise, the lobster and sauce were perfect. More

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The Solomon Room at The Chauncey Conference CenterThe Solomon Room at The Chauncey Conference Center
14 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

The meals are fantastic with main course, dessert and a salad bar. The staff are very pleasant and attentive. For the price, ambiance and location, it's a great deal. Part of the restaurant is under construction but barely noticable. More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2868 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Don’t want to say this, but the lunch time is crunch time to eat as you need to go back to office. During our visit, when we arrive , I think we were the third to be seated, and thinking that it will be fast, But it was not. That’s all. More

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La MezzalunaLa Mezzaluna
982 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Mezzaluna is a great place for a nice dinner w family or friends. We came on restaurant week and their menu was the best value of all the eateries in Princeton. Much to choose from including chicken, lamb, fish and pasta. Our party had eggplant appetizers and calamari and both were delicious. The sauce is the mark of a good Italian restaurant and Mezzaluna's marinara doesn't disappoint--delicate basil overtones and a robust tomato taste. For entrees our party had the herb and nut crusted rack of lamb, which were finger licking good. We also ordered the grouper with shrimp in a whole grain mustard bechamel sauce, an exquisite blanket of cream and crunch enrobing a flaky filet of grouper. Desserts included tiramisu, which was good but lacked the amaretto/coffee flavor, and ricotta cheesecake, which was uncharacteristically shiny and sweet. Mezzaluna allows you to BYOB, but if you forget, they have an ample wine selection, including California and imported vintages. The owner and waiters were very attentive, and made us feel like special guests. That is what a great meal is all about. I heartily recomment Mezzaluna, for food ambiance and service. More

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Local GreekLocal Greek
60 reviews
Greek | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Went during restaurant week with my cousin for some bonding time and we both loved everything about the restaurant. Def worth making a reservation! More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1917 reviews
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Always a great place especially when you are pressed for time and have a reservation. More

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MediterraMediterra
2616 reviews
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We always feel welcome and at home at Mediterra. The food is always fabulous and they have a great wine selection. Kids are welcome and they have a relaxed attitude to kids despite the setting. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I can't recommend them more! More

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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
988 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Made a reservation for 2 to celebrate our engagement. This is our special occasion place. The food was delicious as usual and the service was excellent. Our server was pleasant. My only complaint is that the restaurant was too hot. I was sweating thru most of the meal. More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
2078 reviews
Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We loved our lunch. We can for Restaurant Week so the value for our choices was exceptional. The berry bread pudding was yummy, as was the spring risotto! More

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Metro NorthMetro North
1574 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We started with drinks at the bar. The bartenders were wonderful. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - PrincetonRuth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
1617 reviews
Steakhouse | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

The food was perfect and the service created a great dining experience. Excellent! More

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for SculptureRats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
3191 reviews
Contemporary French | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Very cool place. It feels like you are walking into a fantasy land. Just had some appetizers and drinks but both were delicious. An afternoon at Grounds for Sculpture followed by a meal at Rats - perfect! A real world-class, hidden gem in Trenton. More

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MistralMistral
1557 reviews
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Always a great experience at one of my favorite restaurants around. The food is so creative and imaginative in addition to being so delicious. We sat at the bar first and ate some happy hour priced appys and drinks, then sat at the Chefs counter which overlooks the kitchen. This was the first time we ever sat there so it was interesting to see all the action. For appys at the bar we had the cauliflower beignets, deviled eggs and chicken wings. They have really interesting cocktails and great beers on tap. For dinner we had the duck, salmon buccatini and we shared winter salad and burrata-all really good. The service was very attentive and friendly. Menu has something for everything from meat to fish to vegetarian. Look forward to getting back again. More

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Trattoria ProcacciniTrattoria Procaccini
305 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful food that was perfectly seasoned, served in generous portions, and served with a smile. A great dinner! More

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Despaña PrincetonDespaña Princeton
597 reviews
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great location, great food and terrific service. More

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The Peacock InnThe Peacock Inn
1361 reviews
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

A first time customer but I will be back. The food was innovative and delicious. The ambiance was unique, comfortable and elegant. More

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P.F. Chang's - PrincetonP.F. Chang's - Princeton
48 reviews
Asian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food and server were great. Hostess was rude. More

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Flight Lounge PrincetonFlight Lounge Princeton
19 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Flight Lounge is actually closed for lunch, yet reservations are available on Open Table. Consequently, lunch did not take place at Flight Lounge but at the hotel’s grill/coffee shop instead... More

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Forrestal Grille PrincetonForrestal Grille Princeton
9 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful food. Fun. More

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MehekMehek
40 reviews
Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Comprehensive a la carte menu. Excellent food. Wonderful spice combinations. Restaurant decor is basic so food justifies a visit. Bring your own bottle. More

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Piccolo Trattoria - PenningtonPiccolo Trattoria - Pennington
187 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Huge quantities, great seafood! More

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Houlihan's - PrincetonHoulihan's - Princeton
12 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great time. Good creative food. Something for everyone. More

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Bahama Breeze – PrincetonBahama Breeze – Princeton
351 reviews
Caribbean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Our overall experience was good and the night was fun for a busy Friday. Our waitress was excellent and our food came out in a timely manner. The drinks and appetizers were very good. Our meals were pretty good but two of my friends said their meals were too salty. I ordered Key Lime Pie for dessert (there was plenty to share) and wow it was delicious! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - PrincetonTGI FRIDAYS - Princeton
17 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Friendly greet and seated promptly. It was an early lunch but waitress had many tables to serve. She did an excellent job. The food is tasty. The manager stopped by at the end to ask about our experience. We had joined the club so we receive points for dining then you can redeem them for free food which we did this time. More

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Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency PrincetonArtisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton
85 reviews
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We shared the lamb/veal/pork meatballs and chicken flatbread and veggie potstickers . For a hotel restaurant everything was excellent. More

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Yankee Doodle Tap RoomYankee Doodle Tap Room
160 reviews
Gastro Pub | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

As on earlier occasions, a very nice dining experience in the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. I do recommend this venue to all who are looking for a great pub meal experience in a fantastic venue in the heart of historical Princeton. For the history buffs, the Nassau in the name of the overarching Nassau Inn is a sympathetic reminder of the Dutch colonists settling in the area in days long gone. Fortunately, the great food in the Tap Room has no relation with 17th century Dutch cuisine. More

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Crown of IndiaCrown of India
7 reviews
Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Excellent chicken tikka, wonderful garlic naan, unassuming atmosphere. Difficult to judge service because they were preparing for a New Year’s Eve Function More

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Chennai ChimneyChennai Chimney
18 reviews
Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

I ordered a lamb dish, it was tasty but I would have liked the lamb to be more tender. The atmosphere is very nice and service was excellent. More

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Cafe ViennaCafe Vienna
3 reviews
Cafe Dining | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

A welcome place with pleasant outdoor seating. Outstanding omelettes, breads, and cakes. The service has long been spotty, though well-intentioned. Sometimes it takes several requests to get water or the promised steamed milk. More

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Krispy Krust PizzaKrispy Krust Pizza
Reviews coming soon
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Your local pizzeria for your go to Italian cravings. Quality food for exceptional prices, and a great cozy atmosphere to enjoy your meal. With great service, and quality food we assure you that you will want to relive this experience. We accommodate to your cravings. We look forward to serving you soon.More

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Princeton's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1643 reviews
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We had been to Mistral before and were not dazzled. Elements was excellent and we had a great time. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was great, food was elegant and delicious. Kyle and the wait staff were informative yet unobtrusive. We definitely plan on coming back and are interested to see how the menu changes with each season. More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4517 reviews
Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

I really wanted to comment about our server Sam. I’m just assuming here, but she must be a mother herself, because my wife had our 3 month old son in her arms was trying to cut her chicken parm. As I was offering to cut it for my wife, Sam said she would have the kitchen do it, really top notch service, it’s the little things. One small complaint about the Lobster raviolis, I felt the pasta was just slightly aldente, other wise, the lobster and sauce were perfect. More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1760 reviews
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food and service excellent as always. Had the 20oz dry aged rib eye and it was excellent. Pricey but excellent. More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2868 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Don’t want to say this, but the lunch time is crunch time to eat as you need to go back to office. During our visit, when we arrive , I think we were the third to be seated, and thinking that it will be fast, But it was not. That’s all. More

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Local GreekLocal Greek
60 reviews
Greek | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Went during restaurant week with my cousin for some bonding time and we both loved everything about the restaurant. Def worth making a reservation! More

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La MezzalunaLa Mezzaluna
982 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Mezzaluna is a great place for a nice dinner w family or friends. We came on restaurant week and their menu was the best value of all the eateries in Princeton. Much to choose from including chicken, lamb, fish and pasta. Our party had eggplant appetizers and calamari and both were delicious. The sauce is the mark of a good Italian restaurant and Mezzaluna's marinara doesn't disappoint--delicate basil overtones and a robust tomato taste. For entrees our party had the herb and nut crusted rack of lamb, which were finger licking good. We also ordered the grouper with shrimp in a whole grain mustard bechamel sauce, an exquisite blanket of cream and crunch enrobing a flaky filet of grouper. Desserts included tiramisu, which was good but lacked the amaretto/coffee flavor, and ricotta cheesecake, which was uncharacteristically shiny and sweet. Mezzaluna allows you to BYOB, but if you forget, they have an ample wine selection, including California and imported vintages. The owner and waiters were very attentive, and made us feel like special guests. That is what a great meal is all about. I heartily recomment Mezzaluna, for food ambiance and service. More

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MediterraMediterra
2616 reviews
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We always feel welcome and at home at Mediterra. The food is always fabulous and they have a great wine selection. Kids are welcome and they have a relaxed attitude to kids despite the setting. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I can't recommend them more! More

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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
988 reviews
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Made a reservation for 2 to celebrate our engagement. This is our special occasion place. The food was delicious as usual and the service was excellent. Our server was pleasant. My only complaint is that the restaurant was too hot. I was sweating thru most of the meal. More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
2078 reviews
Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We loved our lunch. We can for Restaurant Week so the value for our choices was exceptional. The berry bread pudding was yummy, as was the spring risotto! More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1917 reviews
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Always a great place especially when you are pressed for time and have a reservation. More

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