Blue Point Grill
Blue Point Grill

Blue Point Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jmgroupprinceton.com/bluepointgrill/
  • Phone: 6099211211x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Urias
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Entertainment: Live jazz Saturdays on the patio, weather permitting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot located next door to us, behind the Ivy Inn. Side streets are also free parking.
A word from Blue Point Grill
Amazing lineup of the freshest seafood and shellfish, simply prepared to showcase their true flavors. Daily menu that includes a full RAW BAR, classics like New England Clam Chowder and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, to more exotic seafood items such as Whole Greek Bronzino, Australian Barramundi and Point Judith Skate Wings.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Blue Point Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
447 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (285)great for outdoor dining (246)fit for foodies (236)special occasion (115)hot spot (67)good for groups (66)kid-friendly (56)romantic (45)great for lunch (21)great for brunch (12)scenic view (7)late-night find (7)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Very extensive fish menu
    Mitch1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Restaurant has one of the largest fish menus outside of a NYC seafood restaurant. We ordered the grilled sardines for appetizers which were excellent and bouillabaisse and salmon for main course. Both were very good. The broth in the bouillabaisse was very tasty. Would definitely return when visiting Princeton next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Predictably wonderful!
    deliciosa
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Once again we enjoyed a perfect seafood meal. Our food was wonderfully prepared and our server, Tommy, was attentive, friendly and professional. We will be back again and again. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fresh fish in our area
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We love Blue Point...it's the perfect place for fresh fish we have never been disappointed... Our waiter, Tom was awesome...smart, friendly, and witty.. One criticism is some dishes were way too expensive...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently great
    traveler092013VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food there is not just consistently great, but is also healthy, not pretentious. Service is consistently good. Enough said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Not cheap, but worth every penny. BYOB reduces the pain somewhat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pupmama
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is always fresh and well prepared. We always enjoy the outdoor seating--even given that the Nassau Street traffic can get pretty loud at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood Selection
    NewtoNJ
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took my parents here when they came to town and everyone was pleased with their meals. Not a restaurant for someone who doesn't love seafood. Everything we had was fantastic, but remember it is BYOB so come prepared! Try the calamari and the Crawfish Etoufee! Will be going back for special occasions in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2eat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have been coming to Blue Point since it opened about 15 years ago. We have never had a bad experience. They have numerous fish and sea food choices. Yesterday I had the soft shell crab which was excellent. My husband had the steelhead salmon/Chilean sea bass special which he loved. We both recommend Blue Point highly. The food is of the highest quality and sourced so it never gets too pricey. The servers are knowledgable and extremely friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great
    traveler092013VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This restaurant serves simply made absolutely delicious honest food. Unfortunately, the last two times ae dined there, they run out of the whole fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good
    TishVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fish was really nicely cooked, not over done, simple, big portions, very fresh. The sides were also really good and fresh. My only issue with the place was that my clothes smelled like fish from the inadequate kitchen ventilation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant in Princeton
    Princetonpop
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you are in the mood for seafood, this is the only place to go in Princeton. The food is always well-prepared and the service is always good. Reservations are a must. If you are new to Princeton, this is a bring your own wine establishment, corkage is free! Come prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Luvlbi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    this is the best seafood restaurant. They have many choices of seafood and will be prepared to your likings. We have been here many times and have always had great food. Mussels are outstanding and give you a plentiful portion. The service is great and the servers are always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood done right!!!!
    NJSeafoodFan
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My party had a number of the soups and chowders an all were excellent. The wild caught New Jersey bluefish was outstanding. Highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denice
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The only thing better than the food was the service. Truly very fresh fish prepared the way one requests it. Additions and substitutions easily accommodated. Very friendly staff. A pleasure spending time and money there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding seafood
    Youngcouple
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I've had the mixed grill (Irish Salmon & Chilean Sea Bass) with garlic mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts. Both fish were fantastic (but I have to say that the Sea Bass is my preferred by far). The seafood is always prepared to perfection in this place. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner
    PrincetonNJVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been to Blue Point probably 10 times this year, and it really amazes me how consistently great I find the service and food. Servers all seem to love their job, work together and create a fun experience. I usually start with fresh oysters, and there's always a great selection from the adjacent seafood store with the same owner. This time I went with a seafood stew at the suggestion of the waitress, and it was a winner. Usually I stick with salmon or another fresh fish. They will prepare things as simply as you'd like, including just steaming the Brussels sprouts if you don't want the sautéed version. Sitting outside on the wide sidewalk is a little noisy, but not bad after about 8:30 pm. BYOB makes a joyful wine or beer experience easy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Bathinape84
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Ate the mako shark.....it was amazing! There other entrees that I would try when I go again. I would recommend this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh seafood, great service
    opentable25VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This BYO restaurant is right on Nassau Street in Princeton. With over 70 seats for outdoor dining this is an ideal location for enjoying the town. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about all the fresh fish. If you are a seafood lover, you've got to try this place. Added bonus--right next store is a fish market that sells the same fresh fish cooked at the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    Rednose63
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been coming to Blue Piint Grill for many years and we have never been disappointed. The food is always terrific as well as the service. The noise level inside can get a bit loud at times but you always wait for seating outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    PleasedinPrinceton
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been coming to the Blue Point Grill for many years. The food is always fresh and well-prepared. It is not a restaurant for lingering over a meal, though. The menu 'sides' have remained the same. Their 'formula' works if what you are seeking is a good fish dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reserveVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The Blue Point is always good! You can't beat the fresh fish anywhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    redhookgirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I used to come here all the time when I lived in Princeton. I moved away almost ten years ago and was thrilled to come back and find out that it's as good as ever. Lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first but not last visit.....
    ForestHillsFoodie1
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have always wanted to go to Blue Point grill but having moved from NJ, I finally had an opportunity for my son and his family to join me (and do the driving). It was fabulous. Our server, Shannon, was wonderful and the food was really great. It was a 100% pleasurable experience and one that I hope to have again. I wish there were a similar place in my 'hood......but not yet! Excellent evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality food, great choice
    spongeted
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    There's always a great choice on the menu here, the quality is great and the portions are generous. This is one of the best restaurants in Princeton, where you feel like your money is going towards good quality food, as opposed to pretentious menus/surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I thought the portions were huge and you def. got your moneys worth.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mikep
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The only fresher fish would be to catch it on a boat and cook it in the galley!!! Great Fish /Excellent seafood presentations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Are we at the coast?
    PickyNewYorker
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Blue Point Grill was outstanding. The menu packs in a magnificent selection of seafood—everything to fit your mood. We started off with a sampling of oysters, and followed that with salad. Both were incredibly fresh and flavorful and not just fillers while waiting for the main course. The main course, though, was above and beyond. The suzuki mulloway was prepared with lemon and capers, and though it looked simple it was one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Definitely would recommend this place. Best part? It's byob. So bringing your own wine means more to spend on those amazing oysters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood I know
    TomB
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Superb seafood, best I know of in New Jersey. Outdoor dining is great, indoor is fine can be a bit noisy. BYO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Princeton Classic
    TonyBVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went to the Blue Point Grill specifically for some Oysters. The place was, as always, mobbed and noisy. It is that way because you can't get better or fresher fish anywhere. it doesn't have much else to recommend it but what fish! We shared the 18 piece oyster sampler and had appetizers to go with it., grilled octopus and sardines. The oysters were briny fresh, the appetizers were simply prepared but delicious. If that sort of thing is what you want, go for it. It is what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Point memorable dining
    famdine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at the Blue Point with our two boys, age 13 and 10. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. We weren't sure if our 10 year old would like the Lobster Bisque so the server quickly gave him a small taste and he loved it. That was very nice of them. The menu was varied with many special fish you wouldn't get elsewhere. I had the shrimp and crawfish etoufee that was out of this world yummy. My wife had the paella, which she especially liked. Our 13 year old had a massive slab of swordfish that even a teenager could like. And our 10 year old had a perfectly prepared chicken cutlet. The banana chocolate chip rum bread pudding was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    BostonWannabe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the second time I have been able to come to this establishment. Both times have been great! Love the food & the service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never better - Portuguese octopus
    MissMia
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The best seafood place in Princeton NJ! Great selection of fresh, wild caught fish that can't be found all the time in other restaurants' menus! One item to die for is the Portuguese octopus - nicely balanced flavor, oiliness, grilled just right. Phenomenal mussels - they really pick the outstanding ones for customers! Also, have to love their mixed grill combinations that let you taste two fish at the same time. The only downside - stick with the seafood. The filet mignon comes out a bit dry, the chicken is just 'chicken' that you would eat anywhere else. P.S. BYOB works great for foodies who are also wine lovers as you don't have to spend $$$ to have a great pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish, Good service
    MaggieAteHere
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Friendly staff served great food. BYOB but liquor store near by. Nice atmosphere and convenient location in Princeton. Enjoyable evening. Wish I had to be in Princeton more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specializes in Seafood
    MadDog
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Has a great variety of oysters available. Had sardine appetizer - OK. Halibut for entre was a little over cooked which is a cardinal sin for a seafood restaurant. BYOB is a plus. Difficult parking. Princeton continues to suffer with paucity of outstanding restaurants.
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  • Great Seafood
    m2eat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was our first time back to this restaurant in a while and we were very impressed with both the food and the service. The seafood selection was extensive and everything was simply but deliciously prepared. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed and outdoor dining is an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two thumbs up!!!
    Gimonique
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I really enjoyed my steak dinner. It was marinated and cooked to perfection!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Salty
    Same
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The mixed fish grill entree was very good. The clam pasta was way too salty - night and day when compared to the ones we had even at moderate/inexpensive restaurants in Italy - if the clams were fresh, why would you do that? Also, we had to constantly wave away a fly or flies during the meal (in door).
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  • Tintable
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very loud.. Food came cold.. Small servings this time..
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  • best seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    we drive an hour and a half to come here small world coffee then best seafood in jersey(or philly)
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Fish!
    CLV1030
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Whether it is oysters, chowder, Salmon or Scallops the Blue Point Grill has the freshest food in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.