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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Top-notch moderately priced dining. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This used to be great and the food is still ok. Service was horrible this evening, and has been getting worse. That's probablyt why it was really empty at 8:30 pm on a Saturday night. Sat for 15 minutes with no service. Then a passing waiter offered to get us a drink while we waited for our server. He came back 10 mins later and was then our server. They didn't have the wine we selected. Earlier they ran out of the rum for the mojito. Then we had cold congealed lobster bisque on a very hot dish, it had obviously been sitting the whole 20 mins it took to get it. They finally microwaved it after 2 attempts to bring a warm one. Horrible. Parmesan shrimp was ok, nothing special, bad value for the price. Go to Bonefish instead."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Fiod was just ok. overcooked fish and vegtables is not appetizing."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service with a welcoming smile. Remembering to refill the ice tea. Fresh food, delicious salad. (Soup has a bit too much salt, but that is a constant.) One of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistently good. Good food. Good Service. Convenient parking. A great place to go for a special occasion or just a night out!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food and service were very good and the service was outstanding"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went to Big Fish to celebrate the birthday of a family member, and we had a wonderful dinner. Our server was terrific (friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable), and our food was delicious. The atmosphere was also very pleasant. A great evening!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Extremely courteous, friendly staff. Excellent salads. Fresh rolls. Delicious."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Lovely evening dining outside..inside the noise level could present a challenge to hear whole conversations. The food quality is consistently good. The prices need to be reviewed by management. Competition down the road and competition coming to Marketfair will force this issue. A better value at the same quality will force decisions to be made. It must be noted, the service is great too. The food is great. It simply seems I'm more price aware with the options --- for great fish -- less than a mile away."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place has turned into an average fish restaurant. Food was just fair; not much taste. service was fair due to a new hire. Manager tried to make it better but still very fair. Too bad. It used to be much better before the new chain bought it and cookie cut it to fair."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was good, but food was forgettable. They need to up their game to compete with all the new restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service continues to be excellent. However, the salmon on the early menu was "fishy." This is the first time we have encountered this situation, The crene brulee is the best ever."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the food. The lobster bisque soup was served barely lukewarm. The stuffed shrimp was dry, overcooked and tasteless. I ordered an add-on (additional charge) vegetable (cauliflower with a sauce.) It, too, was tasteless, even with the sauce. When I bit into one piece, I thought I had broken a tooth. Turns out it was two pieces of some thing hard (almost like a popcorn kernal that didn't pop.)I showed them to the server, he claims the chef indicated it was cheese that had hardend???. I had to ask the server twice for a glass of water, while the table next to me was asked by their server if they wanted lemon or lime in their water. (Mine had neither when I finally got it)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had Lunch. Food was good. Kind of quiet for a Thursday afternoon. Bread with the veggies in it was delicious."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great selection of fish and good service at reasonable prices"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Some of the reviews did not speak highly of the food here...however, my fiance and I were pleasantly surprised about the quality and the presentation. We both ordered the broiled seafood platter and it was excellent! The crab cake was my favorite! It was presented over a tomato with a (hollandaise?) sauce....so yummy! I will say that it was a little on the pricey side and our drinks were def. a little pricey for being overflowing with ice. But it was a nice atmosphere and overall an enjoyable experience....good date night."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very good food, convenient location reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "If you like tasty perfectly cooked seafood... This is not the place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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