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Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton
Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton

Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.princeton.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/
  • Phone: (609) 734-4200
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Perrotti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our glass enclosed executive Private Dining Room in the Artisan Kitchen and Lounge will provide you with both the elegance of fine dining, to a very comfortable business setting. With seating of up to 50 guests, this exclusive area will meet all of your specific needs. Special event packages are available to meet your every expectation.
  • Private Party Contact: Alan Cagle (609) 734-4069
  • Entertainment: Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club and Dinner show.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Lavish New Years Eve Gala, Christmas Day Brunch, Easter Brunch, Mothers Day Brunch, Thankgiving Day Brunch, Weekend Comedy Shows

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alexander Road and Route 1
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking in private lot also available.
A word from Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton
Artisan Kitchen's exotic oasis provides superb ambiance for entertaining clients of enjoying a romantic dinner. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Artisan Kitchen features Mediterranean influences culinary cuisines. The menu is designed to please every palate. Intimate private dining is available with a glass enclosed room. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Brunch on Mother's day was very good. The food is excellent, the service is average the seating is OK. The cost is a bit high. The brunch cost included 18% service charge (six or more people, we were six) and 18% gratuity...This is about 38% of the total bill for non-food items (simply service). "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We made an early reservation in order to eat dinner before an event that began at 7 p.m. We arrived promptly at 5:30. A busboy brought little platters with bits of bread and filled our water glasses. No waiter came. Eventually, a busboy took our order. No food came. As time went by we spoke with the manager. No food came. We spoke with the manager again. No food came. The manager finally reported he was "trying" to talk to the kitchen but they were unresponsive. At 6:35 we left for our event, never having eaten. We noticed this happened at selected other tables too. My advice: stay away!! especially if you're hungry!!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "They did not honor my reservation. When we were finally seated the table had no glass or silverware. They were terribly understaffed. The restaurant was packed full of people attending the talk upstairs. 10 minutes till waitress appears. We told her now only had 20 minutes. When the women sitting next to us left (without paying because they couldn't get anyone to give them a check!!!) We moved to the extra two spots at their table so we had glass & silverware. We never got water. (or the wine I ordered) we asked for the check & to-go containers as we received our food(because we didn't have time to eat the food) the bus boy was incredibly rude to me when I asked him for a container because our waitress had disappeared. Management fail!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I went to Hyatt for many times when it was still crystal restaurant and I appreciate it better than this time. When the brunch was taken over by artisan it us not good as what I'm expecting . Ambience is boring, music is dry , service suck and waiter don't know what they're doing. We waited a long time to be greeted by our waitress and we have to ask where she is. There's no proper introduction to a place . They didn't welcome us as a guest.less food compared as before . Too croweded and noisy surroundings. Not worth of how much we paid for. And we decided we are not planning to go back anymore"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a business dinner there and the food was tasty and well prepared. The ladies who served us were excellent as well. Will be back there in the very near future."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We went the day after Christmas so there was no one in the restaurant but us, which was a little weird, but the food was good and the service nice."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Have gone to this brunch on Christmas Day three years in a row, and have never been disappointed. The food options are very good, the servers are very attentive and the Hyatt works hard to make the day feel special (nice ice sculptures, by the way). Of particular note on this visit were the crab claws, the smoked salmon and the cheese options. Also a very varied dessert buffet. And Michael, one of the cooking staff leads, is the best---he even joined us at our table for cheese, crackers and conversation."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Decent food at reasonable prices, good service but lacks atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "There was only 1 waiter and his helper for the entire restaurant that was full. Our food was cold and improperly cooked and we left it - no offer to make it right. The seating is in the open lobby area of the basement and is supposed to be a dining in the garden experience; however there was also a wedding party with all its guest milling about on the atrium with running & screaming children, etc. No music, but the noise of the surroundings is you ambience. The best part of the meal was the Crystal Garden Salad made with slivers of cucumber creating a bowl for the arrugula, bleu cheese, cranberries, and nuts - delicious."
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "The bar menu could have a better tapas offering...But what we did order was great...On the dinner menu the grilled atlantic char was fantastic and the crystal garden salad with apples, pecan and crumbled cheese was so good and eye catching people actually take its picture...The service was what makes me want to come back, Brian the bartender and server of our meal was top notch all the way...The service was memorable enough that every time we return we will ask to sit in his section or relax in the Koi Pond Club Bar next to the Crystal Garden"
    Dined on 5/30/2012
  • "We felt like we had outside seating near a koi pond and enjoyed a great meal and equally great service. It would be great if they expanded the small plates/tapas section of the menu for when you aren't as hungry, because the food is always great."
    Dined on 5/30/2012
  • "Food and variety did not meet past performance. Have been here for several years. This event was disappointing."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "The description doesnt't really clue you into the fact that you're eating in the interior courtyard of the hotel. The excellent food does not match the ambiance as you are surrounded by loud guests, a tv room for the kids, and tables fit for a mall eating area, not a fine restaurant. The food was excellent, but they really should isolate the area from the hotel, and class it up."
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "This was the worst dinning for us. The food and the service was terrible. I will give it a zero rating for the food and for the service. We will never go back to the crystal garden again."
    Dined on 3/3/2012
  • "The food was disappointing, and very expensive. It is not worth a return trip."
    Dined on 2/18/2012
  • "I came here for a quick lunch on New Year's Eve Day; I sat in The Koi Pond Club. Dawn, the bartender, was HORRENDOUS; no personality; she got upset when she found out I was not ordering an alcoholic beverage. I ordered a coke and she only filled it up 3/4 way; when I brought it to her attention, she said "DO YOU WANT MORE?". She did not give me an itemized bill; I had to ask for it. $4.00 is LUDICROUS for a soda. I asked to speak to a Manager, but he didn't seem too phased. This Hyatt is now being run by Davidson Group and it has really gone down hill. I will not do business with them again! STAY AWAY!"
    Dined on 12/31/2011
  • "From the food to the service everything was fantastic and will definitely return again."
    Dined on 12/11/2011
  • "The variety and the quality of the food was very good. It is a little expensive so come early and bring your appetite to make it worth your while. Traditional breakfast bar, cereal and bread station, seafood bar, entree bar, omelet station, carving station, and a desert bar. The Belgian waffles were excellent. The mini cannoli were very good. It is going on my "places to eat once or twice a year" list."
    Dined on 12/11/2011
  • "We enjoyed ourselves very much. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 11/13/2011
  • "Very disappointing. Service was slow. Kids from the hotel were running around the area."
    Dined on 11/4/2011
  • "The food was good and the staff was excellent, but it was a bit over-priced. That's what you get for the convenience of having a restaurant in a hotel though... If you're staying there and don't want to take the free shuttle elsewhere, the food is definitely good!"
    Dined on 10/9/2011
  • "We actually dined in the Koi Pond lounge. The food was fair; not as good as other Hyatts I have been to. Service was good; but then I asked for mustard, and I had to wait for that. It was OK for Happy Hour; which is only 2 hours long; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm."
    Dined on 7/28/2011
  • "The Easter Bunch was first class all the way. The food, service and ambiance was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/24/2011
  • "The breakfast buffet was fair. Very standard foods. The fresh fruit tray needed to be restocked. We were there for approx 45 minutes and the same melon slices (about 5) were there the entire time. However, the guy making the omelets was great--the omelet was the highlight of the meal."
    Dined on 4/24/2011
  • "This was a horrible experience as it was my birthday week, Easter Sunday, and I thought we had made reservations for the Easter Brunch. This was the regular breakfast which was relocated in an ugly ballroom with poor lighting, unappetizing food (Hilton Garden Hotels give a much better breakfast for their hotel guests). The hostess couldn't fit us into the Easter Brunch as we had told her about the mistake we made so we went to another restaurant in downtown Princeton. Live and learn."
    Dined on 4/24/2011
  • "The Crystal Garden restaurant is an open area akin to a food court in a mall. Nicer decor, yes, but certainly not a spot for a romantic dinner. The server was lovely and very informative. The food was very disappointing. The potatoes were over salted and the crab was barely there in the crab cakes. My husband ordered duck that was well disguised in barbeque sauce. They did adjust our bill and asked that we come back and give them a second chance. I don't think we'll bother."
    Dined on 3/26/2011
  • "Even though the food was good, the service was very bad and I would not recommend it to other diners. When I arrived there was no one to seat me. The lady at the bar eventually noticed me standing around and seated me. When I was finished with my main meal I waited 15 minutes before someone came and cleared the table. I waited again to order desert and get desert and again to get the bill."
    Dined on 3/25/2011
  • "Was there for breakfast. They had a nice buffet with quiche, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, fruit and a good assortment of breads and pastries. Definitely had a hotel feel rather than a restaurant, but it was a good breakfast. You could also order off the menu, but we chose the buffet."
    Dined on 2/21/2011
  • "I remember back when you could barely get a table for brunch due to the crowds. Now it's quiet...too quiet...and it may have something to do with the lackluster service that moves in ultra slow motion. You can be half-finished with brunch before you get someone's attention to bring more coffee or juice, and we had to bus our own plates to an empty table because we just couldn't get anyone to come by. The food isn't bad, but it's nothing stellar."
    Dined on 2/20/2011
  • "Have been going to Hyatt Sunday brunch for special occasions for 15 years. Always have a good time. Food is very good and friendly service. Highly recommend for ANY occasion."
    Dined on 2/13/2011
  • "Soup and sandwich for three with three drinks was $100. before gratuity. Very overpriced."
    Dined on 12/26/2010
  • "This is a convenient restaurant to dine in when visiting Princeton. Although not crowded at the time we were there, the service was exceptional and friendly. The menu was varied and the food we both ordered was beautifully presented and had an excellent taste. It was a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 12/15/2010
  • "As always, the Hyatt was great. Barbara is the absolute best waitress, so ask for her!!"
    Dined on 11/7/2010
  • "I definitely felt rushed. I got a little attitude from the servers."
    Dined on 10/2/2010
  • "Had a nice lunch at the Koi Bar due to the fact that the restaurant was closed. Jeff was extremely helpful; he was very nice, personable, and very professional. My hamburger was very good; there were so many fries I could. not finish"
    Dined on 9/11/2010
  • "We had a very lovely evening , relaxed etc. Regret Prosecco splits not a bar option.Waitress was outstanding. Travel time was very worthwhile."
    Dined on 8/20/2010
  • "Did not sit down to eat because; 1) empty to the point of resembling a mausoleum 2) situated in middle of lobby a major disappointment."
    Dined on 8/14/2010
  • "Love the waitstaff and the food has always been great. If you're looking for a nice quiet place to have dinner the Crysta Garden is where you need to be."
    Dined on 6/25/2010
  • "Wonderful buffet brunch with a wide variety of foods from seafood, omelette station, salads and even a low table with kid friendly foods like mac and cheese. Even though it was a self serve buffet, our waiter was not very attentive never offering more coffee or other drinks. The dessert array was amazing with a huge choice. There was also a variety of nuts, muffins and various breads and rolls. Will definitely go back as it's worth the money even though a little pricey"
    Dined on 6/20/2010
  • "nice place and great buffet selection. this year, they removed the 'make your own omelette' section and now charge extra if you want an omelette. No more smoked salmon, either. was much better last year"
    Dined on 6/6/2010