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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
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Food prep pretty consistent and good. Service is attentive and usually good although at times delay in food/drinks is obvious. The bar is v busy in early evening. Drinks could use refresher."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The outdoor tables are so close together that it's a little weird if you don't engage in conversation with the adjacent table. The food is absolutely fantastic. I had a most unique cantaloupe gazpacho and delicious crawfish étouffée"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Delicious as always. Looking forward to a change in the special seasonal menu. Last summer featured a watermelon gazpacho and we keep hoping it will return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was the first time my fiancé and I ate at Big Fish, and we were both very happy with our decision to go there. The food was excellent from the salad to the salmon dish with crab that I had. I loved it!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very good food, convenient location reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Took a group of co-workers from Germany to dinner, sat outside making it feel more European, food was great, service was great, overall experience was fantastic. Bar was really hopping and most of the out-of-towners said they would go back on the other nights and sit at the bar for dinner alone or to meet people. Made a good first impression to our guests."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Haven't been there in ages after moving out of the area but I was pleasantly surprised at the menu choices and had a great tasting meal with a light atmosphere that wasn't super noisy and wasn't so quiet that we had to whisper either. Very nice time so I'll be back especially for the gluten free options. I left full and satisfied which says a lot about a good restaurant when you've got food allergies."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Excellent as always with the best service ever. Our waitress anticipated every need. Looking forward to what we hope will be additional menu offerings now that summer has arrived."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was not as good as expected. Scrambled eggs seemed almost as if they were made from powder, and smoked salmon wasn't up to usual standards."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "place for sea food and well prepared food, Bread basket is wonderful Nice wine list"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always enjoyable. Cheerful, willing staff, delicious food. Thank you, Big Fish."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant, I took my husband for fathers day. I thought the menu selection was very good and the sea food fresh. They had a wide selection of wine and the food was well prepared and very tasty. I would not hesitate to go back, and will."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Big Fish has not changed at all over the years, a good seafood meal in a modern themed restaurant. Unfortunately, their unchanging nature has showed itself in their choice of dishes; almost all of their fish are farm raised, which for me is a red flag for excessive antibiotics, hormones and pesticide levels. Only three fish dishes there were wild caught. They need to catch up with the times; consumers are becoming alert to their food choices."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! Consistently great food and service."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Consistently wonderful. Sinful creme brulee. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was good. Decent portions and reasonably priced. Nice selection of beers on tap. Service was fair at best. Took a long time to take our drink order even though restaurant was only about 20% full. Took long to bring drinks. Request for lemon for soda needed to be made twice. Service was really below average"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I, a retired couple, went for a late lunch on a Friday, arriving at 1pm. Restaurant wasn't busy at that time (many open tables) so we thought we'd have a fairly quick lunch and have plenty of time to browse the adjoining book store before we had to get home to attend to our pets. Well, we didn't finish until well after 3pm. The food was good but the service was very slow and our server generally inattentive. A group of four was seated next to us about 10 minutes after we arrived and no server came to them for 15 minutes so they just left. Several servers, other than ours, just seemed to be walking around. Probably will go back for one more time since menu and food were good. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Neigborhood gem specializing in fresh fish says it all."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food was really good, but service matters too. We walked in, the woman at the front was talking on the phone. For about 4 minutes, with no acknowledgement of our presence. Not good. Saying "I'll be right with you" would have gone a long way. Plates were not cleared off between courses, which was weird. They just piled up on one side of the 4-seat table (we were a party of two). So, do a little training on service and you can be a great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Took two moms there for a special dinner all of us impressed with the seafood options we selected"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We made a last-minute reservation for a party of 10 at 7:45 PM. We were on the backside of the evening meal rush hour. Surprisingly enough, as the restaurant cleared, our service slowed. Our waiter didn't take our dinner order until the appetizers were already served and mostly eaten, as everyone was famished. Appetizers were tasty but portions very small. For example, the crab cake appetizer was a single crab cake, yet ran over $10. Almost seemed like someone had eaten one on the way out of the kitchen! Waiter continued to circle our table after the entrees were served, but didn't ask anyone if they wanted another beverage, no refills offered on water, etc. Anyone wanting anything had to flag him down, which seemed a little too reactive."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "If you like tasty perfectly cooked seafood... This is not the place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Whenever we are in the NJ/PA area we are sure to have dinner here at least once. Always good food. Always good service."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was mediocre. All meals arrived together but some were cold. Need to find a better way to keep it warm. Server was good but I hate when a restaurant suggests how much to tip. Their suggested 18% tip included the cost of tax which is incorrect. I usually tip 20% but this annoyed me so much I only tipped 15% on the cost minus the tax. Will not be back for a long time if at all"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was my first time to Big Fish but not for my colleagues - this is "the spot" at least once when we come down to NJ for business frequently. The food is always delicious; however, our server this time was hard to understand - he seemed like a soft speaker."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "First-rate with excellent attentive service. Appreciate the regularly updated special menu."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We came on a Sunday at 11:30. I had made a reservation for six people, but that turned out to be unnecessary as it was nearly empty when we arrived. Our server was pleasant and service was good. Everyone liked their food. We were pleasantly surprised that there was a jazz duo playing and that made for a nice atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Everything was great, food, service, everything, I will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My Mother's Day dinner started off with the waitress spilling 6 glasses of water on me and my daughter. We spent the next 2 hours freezing. The waitress did apologize. We had a table of 10 and I think the manager could of comped something but never offered."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "food was ok. not that impressed for mother's day brunch. thought i'd try it as it was a halfway meeting point for my parents & myself. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Convenient location and good happy hour makes this an attractive stop. Food is average, wait staff is often missing. Very un-attentive. Pricey for quality…..if in Princeton, you have better options for fresh fish, knowledgeable and service oriented staff with options of outdoor dining."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This was a back up plan that turned out great. The booth was a little uncomfortable ie the table was too high for the bench seats but other then that everything else was perfect. Great selection of specials and every bit of what we ordered was outstanding! Will move up on our list of places to go for special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was quite empty when we arrived, food was ok but service was but slow. Had to ask for refills of iced tea and water."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Four of us decided to try the new Sunday brunch. It was a success and will look forward to another brunch visit. Thank you, Big Fish, for delicious poached egges!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We've been to Big Fish a number of times. Overall its a good place to go, and food has been very good. We have come here with and without our two year old, and have had great success. Fresh fish, shrimp, lobster bisque.. all very good, and good size fish portions. The only thing that I'd say needs a little work is the service. Sometimes its great, with immediate response, and good level of attention. And others is just bad enough to get annoying. Where we will be wondering, where is the waiter, is he going to come over with our check? or our bread? and then they will show up. Regardless, its not enough of a problem to hinder our return trip, just something to note.. But it has been like this for the last 4 years or so. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Tried the very creative special seasonal menu. Lamb chops with dukkah spices were exceptional. Kudos to Big Fish for being adventuresome. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We frequent Big Fish, but tonight we booked our reservation online for the first time and the hostess decided to give us a table in the very back of the restaurant next to the restrooms! Surprised by this odd placement, I asked her why we were being placed in the back as we past many open tables and booths in a much more favorable location. Needless to say, she didn't answer my question but asked us where we would prefer to sit as our first choice would be a booth closer to the front. We got our pick happy to say. Though I hope this doesn't happen again or to other customers."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I really did not enjoy my meal. It was just very bland. No seasoning. The salmon was cooked to long. 12 buck for a mixed drink, is way over the top."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fresh fish deliciously prepared and excellent, professional service. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Service was not great , not the servers fault. Many of the fish selections were out by 8pm. Bread took 30 minutes to be delivered to our table. Not great experience "
    Dined on 4/18/2014