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Big Fish - Princeton
Big Fish - Princeton

Big Fish - Princeton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com/big-fish/index.asp
  • Email: bfpr@ldry.com
  • Phone: (609) 919-1179
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday:11:00am - 4:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alecia Angioletti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of FREE parking right in front of the restaurant and around MarketFair Mall.
A word from Big Fish - Princeton
One Bite & You’ll be Hooked! Enjoy fresh fish, mouthwatering seafood, choice steaks, daily chef features & one-of-a-kind specialties featuring the best local/seasonal ingredients available. All with impeccable service in a fun, eclectic, high-energy atmosphere.

Our bar features Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7, featuring appetizers & drink specials from $2-$5! Also, join us for Brunch every Sunday from 11-3!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food excellent as usual. Small quibble: we would prefer if the server waited until both patrons had finished before removing dishes. However, we do commend the wait person for remembering to fill up the iced tea regularly."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My husband had a great dinner and mine was O.K. A little dry but due to my order rather than any problem with restaurant. Excellent veggies and amazing dessert. I'll definitely return and order something with a little more moisture (ordered just grilled; no topping). A fun and energetic place to eat."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fish delicious as always but the creme brulee cannot be topped anywhere. It is truly unbelievably delicious."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I love Big Fish. The food is excellent and prepared uniquely in a very appealing way. The chef should be commended. My service was a little rushed. The server was eager to remove our appetizer plates before we were finished because our entrees were ready."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been eating at Big Fish weekly for the past couple of months, but our experience on Friday was very disappointing. My husband's tuna arrived gross and inedible and they were out of his first replacement request. After 15 minutes his replacement meal arrived (my daughter and I were pretty much finished by then) and then the bill arrived with both of his entrees on it. Management really dropped the ball here, I think. I will hesitate to return after this experience. Also, the quality of my scallops was very poor and I'm not even sure that they were really scallops. It is too bad because we stay at the hotel next door to this restaurant weekly, but will have to use the other restaurants in the complex from now on."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We really REALLY like the Big Fish. From the friendly reception to the excellent food. A family favorite."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "food has gottten better and better. People a bit weirder. All OK!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect given its attached to a Mall, but the food was really good. Pretty typical surburban/chain food decor but I would recommend for the food alone."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My expectation was raised when i read it was a seafood restaurant .. i was very dissapointed in the portion size of the broiled combo for $27 .. 4 bay scallops ... a mushy crabcake .. and the vegetable were so overdone .. horrible"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Go to Witherspoon Grill often. Great specials .. great food .. great service!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Found many mixed reviews about this place. Was visiting family near Princeton NJ and needed seafood as it was a Friday during Lent. Made reservations through OpenTable. We had 7p.m. and arrived about 10 minutes late due to traffic in area. Hostess very friendly and seated us immediately. Place was extremely busy but found service to be very good and food delicious. Would definitely return when in area."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We loved it here! The buffalo chicken flatbread was amazing and the HH specials were great."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We met friends for an afternoon lunch. We had 3 appetizers -- oysters, calamari and tuna. All of them were EXCELLENT. Our choice of lunch was Chilean Bass -- it was a special and wonderful. The drink we choose was the Parker's Margarita with Grand Marnier....delicious. Dessert was the BIG FISH. A great lunch with wonderful friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Big Fish never dissappoints. Everytime we go we ask ourselves why we dont visit more often. The service is very attentive and the good is very tasty. Great menu with lots of delicious options and interesting specials. Their drink menu is good too and I always recommend their happy hour to friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a table for 5. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. We all really enjoyed all the dishes we tried. The atmosphere is fun and the food is delicious. The service was good too."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We loved the variety of dining options available and the fact that our reservation was honored on a busy Saturday night. We sampled the broiled seafood, an arctic char special which my husband loved, and salmon, all very good. The dinner salads were a nice size and the Big Fish soup was delicious. The wine list is California heavy, and I wish they offered New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by the glass, but they don't. My husband's Southern Comfort Perfect Manhattan was done just right. Our waitress was very patient and even though we changed our drink orders on her a couple of times, she got it all right. The menu uses a bit too fine print and in the low light is a bit difficult to read. Overall, though, a great experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Thank you for making our night out special!! Everyone in our party (7) had great food. It was crowded, but the server did the best he could to get everything out on time . One dinner did not make it to the table with the others but the manager came out and offered soup and appetizers to that individual. Each of our menus had a Happy 29th and 50th Birthdays message which was a nice added touch !!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Calamari app and tuna tartar didn't stand a chance. Both delicious and the addition of the fried veg with the calamari was a nice touch. We both had the grilled swordfish. She had the lump crab topping, I went with avocado pico. he fish were both perfectly done, mix veg side was done right as well. A bit too much rice for both but we're 'low carb' people. For the average eater it would be about right. Dessert was a molten chocolate cake for her, I went with the key lime pie. 2 coffees. The perfect ending to the meal. With this winter we're in the outside patio was not open but looks like it would be a nice sit once it warms up. This was a 2nd choice, as I couldn't get a reservation on short notice downtown, and I'm glad I didn't."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Just went this past weekend. Fish was dry with no flavor - and this was a special. Service was poor and slow. Don't waste your money - better off at a chain. The only redeeming quality is the bar is lively"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday on a Saturday night ages ranged from 2 to 64; with 2 folks having food allergies. The waiter was super. He was very attentive to all our needs. Besides being friendly, warm, energetic.his recommendations were very helpful to all. Dinner was just great and the berry sangria fabulous. Everything was prepared well and delicious; topped off with some yummy coconut sorbet from the Bent Spoon. The Big Fish ended up being the perfect back drop to a very special day, thank you! For sure we will be back. Donna Princeton NJ"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The seafood is their specialty and it was nicely prepared."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I came here with my co-workers on a whim because we were in a training session all day on Alexander Road. They were craving fish and this was the closest restaurant we could find without getting stuck in horrendous Route 1 traffic. Pleasantly surprised by the presentation and quantity of the food."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Consistent and quality food at a reasonable price are the ingredients for this restaurant. If you become a regular I recommend joining the Landry loyalty program as it really does provide a nice discount over time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was just ok. Have to call this cheesecake factory of fish. Nothing special. Way over priced for what you can get at a privately owned restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Don't know what they did to make that lobster (steamed, whole) so darn tasty, but it was literally the best lobster I've had in the last 5 years."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service, as always! Wonderful, diverse menu, seafood is always beautifully prepared and presented! Love sitting in the booths in the bar area - very nice ambience - particularly in the evening!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's Day with my partner. Waitress gave great service and a very friendly personality. Food was amazing. If you're in the mood for seafood, Big Fish is the perfect restaurant for you."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made the reservation on Valentine's day. The reception and seating were not fair when they could easily made it better for us. The food is good in general."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Does not live up to expectations. Food was poor. Will not go here again. Big let down."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Haven't been to Big Fish in a few years, so was hoping the food was still good...and it didn't disappoint. Everything was very very good. The fish was awesome, and my wife had the steak and even though it is a seafood place, that was very good also. Will definitely not be waiting a few years to go back again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Tonight I went to Big for my Birthday…when my sister asked the waiter if they could sing for me he said no and made a face."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Delicious dinner, and good glass of wine. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Couldn't accurately describe specials. Made no effort to make up for wrongly described dishes served."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have been here a few times over the years. haven't been back in a long time since the last time was sub par. We waited for the mall renovation to be completed and just went back the other night. This time brining our nearly 2 year old. Blacked grilled snapper, stuffed shrimp, and fried cod. All were flavorful, and prepared properly. Service and time was all good as well. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a 7:30 reservation on a Saturday night. I have to say that the restaurant is not easy to find. It is in the back of Barnes & Noble, and there is no big sign advertising the place. We were seated right away, even though the restaurant was crowded. The server took 10 minutes to come to the table and get our drink order. Then he would disappear for a while. He would leave long gaps of time in between each visit. We didn't leave the restaurant until 9:30. The couple next to us, who had a different waiter, arrived 45 minutes after us and still left before us."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Terrible service, wait more than 20 minutes with a reservation, nobody was over there to seat us down. After told the server about onions allergy, still serve me with onions on. Give me somebody else credit card when I ask for my check....."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our dinner. Both order off the fresh fish selection and it was fresh and prepared as requested. Service was attentive and very professional."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Big fish. We were several minutes late for our reservation, but they sat us immediately. They were right on us. The service was good from the start; the decor is attractive, and the food was very good. We had to make a movie, which is right next door, and they got us out on time. In fact, we made the credits!!! We don't usually make them. Overall, I reccommend this restaurant for an enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had seven people for a business lunch and this was a great place to meet and entertain. The menu options were great and the food was delicious and well presented. The service was very friendly and accommodating but took a long time between ordering and receiving our food. The waiter was really nice however, and it was a lovely meal. Great place to go if you justwant to relax and not feel hurried and you have the time to do so."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "FOOD IS GREAT! service not so much. Was not to happy with the service. Went there for my mother's bday which was her first time and I recommended and i was very disappointed in the level of service we recieved. I usually am the last one to ever complain about anything but I was highly disappointed."
    Dined on 1/4/2014