If you're a foodie, you want to know where—and how--your food grew. It's fascinating, it's a good health practice and it provides extra pleasure from everyday experiences, like a meal with friends. elements is the American restaurant serving local steak and seafood, but with global influences in seasoning and cooking methods. A true culinary adventure!
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
3-course brunch menu priced at $69 per person. $39 children's menu for kids 12 and under. 4-course dinner menu priced at $99 per person. Only menu available. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours subject to $50 charge per person.
Sunday, 12 May, 2019
Even having experienced a number of tasting menu format dinners around the world, I can still confidently say this was one of the most memorable, best value fine dining experiences we have had. The creativity of flavors and presentation combined with the well-suited wine pairings and welcoming service will certainly bring us back. 45 minutes away in NYC, restaurants with similar formats charge 50-100% more and most don’t even come close to the level of execution here. Definitely recommend for anybody looking for a fine meal in Princeton, and I would dare say it’s almost worth a trip there for the meal itself.
Met a candidate for a final interview and it was perfect
Outstanding and innovative cuisine. Attentive service from the chef to the maitre d'. Excellent sommelier.
Amazing tasting experience; a rare find without having to trek into NY or Philly. The service was perfect and food was inventive and delicious...there wasn't one thing we didn't like. If you can't make it out to French Laundry (Napa) - go here, you won't be disappointed!
This is a spectacular restaurant. We drive in from NYC to go there when we can as we prefer it to any of the places we have been since we moved to NYC four years ago. The service is lovely and the food is uniformly delicious and interesting.
Fantastic experience! Awesome sevice, amazing food, and a great way to spend our 20 year anniversary!
Our latest visit involved a set menu and featured the extraordinary wines of Morgato Cellars. Each of the four courses of Chef Anderson's menu was simply phenomenal, including the Kunik cheese for "dessert." Creativity was present in each dish. Elements is always exceptional!
STuffy and full of itself. THe wine by the glass prices were ridiculous! The whole experience was disappointing.
The service was excellent from the start, lots of smiling and plenty of you welcomes. The food was heavenly and it added to our 5th year wedding anniversary, making it one to remember. We will be dinning with Elements again! Please inform your staff that there service is not taken lightly, and every gesture enhanced our time there.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
The restaurant is on the expensive side and you are subject to a price fix that contains some good parts and some poor courses but you have little choice so subject to both (you pay for the good and the bad). Wine list is very weak for an upscale place like this. And then they decide what you are going to tip them - suddenly at bill paying time they slap you with a 20% service charge (its not on their website nor on the menu) - very poor behaviour - would not recommend this place unless hsppy getting ripped off.
For a special occasion, I'd recommend Elements. The setting is lovely, the food is excellent and the service is very good. The price is, however, steep.
Totally amazing foodie experience worth of the most distinguished world restaurants.
Elements is a bit difficult to find. They don't advertise much on the outside. It's actually on the second floor of the Mistral restaurant. We were seated right away, the cocktails we ordered were quite creative and tasty. The food was outstanding and the offered wine pairings worked very well with each course. Overall amazing food, great surroundings and near-perfect service. We will certainly be back soon.
Food was very fresh and presented in an very elegant way.
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.
Unfortunately way overpriced for the food, service, lack of attention to detail. Trying to be a 3 star Michelin restaurant in nyc with price tags to match, but falls seriously short
Elements was a beautiful restuarant with outstanding service. I enjoyed the set menu with the chefs explaining every dish to you, along with the preparation process. This is an upscale restuarant, with a large variety of wine options. I would definitely save this for a special occasion.
Great service, great portions and delicious unique food
Phenomenal experience. Only one area for improvement: offer the final element of the amazing meal, the home made peppermint patty, for sale. I would have purchased a dozen!
Amazing food and service!
superb food and drink with perfect ambiance and hospitality for total enjoyment of the experience and one's companions
Love special occasion dinner, expertly prepared, lots of surprises, attentive but not intrusive service. Just right.
I absolutely love this place. The food is outstanding, and I love the fact that they prepared a special vegan menu for me. I loved the wine pairings. Service is always outstanding.
Elements is a nice Princeton dining option with good food, unique presentations and attentive staff. That said, they decided to put a 20% gratuity as automatic to the bill. Given that they already push the limits on price to quality for the Princeton area I was very annoyed by the presumption. Now I tend to overtip, but having it added automatically for a party of two and at 20% I felt was too much and I will never go back as a result.
Fantastic. Careful, meticulous and first rate wine and food. Neither precious nor overly rich...just right. The bar downstairs is a cattle car, but the restaurant itself is peaceful and elegant.
Wonderful dinner from start to finish!
One word...EXCEPTIONAL from start to finish!! Worth every dollar!
Exceptional. Superlatives can’t match the experience. Best in Princeton by a long shot.
We had the chef's tasting meal which started slow but finished nicely. The cost was high, not surprisingly, but it was a special occasion and we will have fond memories of our meal there. Staff was very pleasant. Parking at the nearby deck was convenient.
I was not expecting a prize fixe menu, having last eaten here years ago. I was not hungry enough for the 5 courses, the lesser of the two options (the other is 9 courses!). There are a few extra tidbits added throughout the meal, all as delicious as the printed options. Every course was superb, and I managed to make it almost to the end. Had to bring dessert home, but it was divine the following day. The service, presentation, creativity and food quality are outstanding. Be prepared to spend a bit. I would suggest a special occasion with lots of time to eat, drink and digest.
Impossible to explain such an experience. Food, cocktails, and ambiance was a perfect 10. Will go back soon.
This is a gastronomic experience. If you can afford it ...dont miss this amazing restaurant. The presentation is incredible. I ordered the chefs choice 9 course. Each one had unbelievable flavors. I ate things I never thought I would because of the chefs expertise. It was a romantic attentive delicious one of a kind most memorable anniversary treat!
Amazing night at Elements. Very special place to celebrate with a loved one. Food was presented in such a unique way & was absolutely delicious. I have had lots of tasting menus, but this one was extra special. It is alittle pricey, but well worth it if you are celebrating a special occasion. I hope to go back in the near future.
Everything was amazing but where we were seated, at the front of the restaurant by the window it was very very cold, there was a couple on a table next to us that also commented on how cold it was by the windows.. we asked that the heat be turned on which they kindly did but it was still chilly..
Every single dish that came out of the kitchen was amazing. I tried foods that I never would have ordered for myself with their tasting menu and I will absolutely be returning!
We had an excellent meal, not a place to go every evening but nice for a special occasion.
Great food, great experience. Just make sure you make a reservation in the front of the restaurant where the kitchen is visible. We were tucked in a small back room that hurt the atmosphere. But great experience non the less.
From start to finish, Elements was spectacular. I went there with my wife and we got the chef’s tasting with the premium wine pairing. While it was not inexpensive, it was worth every cent.
Each course was perfectly complemented by a wine pairing and each was better than the next. With out going into detail on all the courses, a few that stuck out from our experience was the cuttlefish, smoked quail egg and the Waygu ribeye.
Each of the deserts were amazing and the coffee was excellent of course.
Presentation, service, taste were all amazing.
The experience is comparable to Latour at the Grand Cascades Lodge but with a slightly less stuffy/more modern ambiance.
We were given a gift Certificate to elements. We enjoyed the experience and food very much and would definitely go again. It is awkward when you walk in initially. We walked in a door that said elements yet it was a bar of a different name. We had to ask a few people until we were directed to the reception desk and then taken upstairs. Overall, we liked it very much
The food was phenomenal. The chefs brought out each dish. The wait staff and the chefs even signed a birthday card for my boyfriend, which was a nice touch.