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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Blue Point Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
446 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (278)great for outdoor dining (247)fit for foodies (227)special occasion (123)hot spot (64)good for groups (62)romantic (50)kid-friendly (50)great for lunch (21)great for brunch (10)scenic view (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Point memorable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish, Good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tintable
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very loud.. Food came cold.. Small servings this time..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as ever !
    regiVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    awesome dinning last sunday - outside dinning with the people we love ! life better can not be better !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, Casual Dining
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Blue Point is located in downtown Princeton, NJ which an upscale college town. The restaurant has a lively group of young and mature diners. The wait staff is very attentive and the food was fresh, tasty and presented very well. The menu was based on what was available on that day, so the menu changes every day. We had Cape May Salt Oysters as an appetizer, a warm goat cheese salad and a mixed grill consisting of wild salmon and Sea Bass ..... Yum, Yum!! As good as we have had anywhere. We took of own wine and there as no corking fee. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb quality and variety
    NygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fish is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Only complaint is high noise level. I guess thats one reason people eat outside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GotFish
    PrincetonDiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This place has excellent fish and service is customer friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mtzion
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    the food was extraordinary and the service even better. we live at the shore and have been to some of the areas top seafood restaurants-Blue Point Grill leaves the others in the dust. Had the grilled octopus-outstanding! Scallops were cooked to order and absolutely "melt in your mouth" good. Service was attentive, courteous and helpful. Could not have asked for anything better. we left feeling as though we had a "culinary experience."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    Willbeback
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have eaten here many times and it is always great! The fish is so fresh and delicious. Service is usually very good but this time our server was exceptionally good. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best restaurant in ages
    efgreview
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This meal was wonderful from appetizers to dessert! We loved the oysters, the seared tuna, and our entrees that included scallops artic char , sea bass and blackened catfish - all were terrific. We are already planning a return trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh fish
    Colachris
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food service and surroundings are wonderful. Had the sea bass.....outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good!
    livehere
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As locals we make Blue Point Grill a regular stop and are never disappointed. Food is always good, fresh & arrives in reasonable time. It is a noise filled scene so not necessarily a spot for romantic or deep interactions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service...Not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've been to Blue Point Grill and always enjoy the food. We were seated quickly this particular evening but then waited 15 minutes before a waiter appeared. Staring at our bottle of wine, he finally introduced himself. The meal itself was good except the Salmon we ordered cooked through was delivered rare. The waiter did offer to correct the situation but we had been sitting long enough. Unfortunately not the best experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish selections!
    Chuck
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was very good and the fish selections we're very good! Service was good, noise level was high but ok for a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Katarina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing place, spectacular food! The mussels in the butter/garlic sauce were delicious. The scallops with garlic mashed was out of this world. Our waiter Fernando was very friendly, helpful. Would definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Schreibmanmat2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service and food were awesome top seafood restaurant in the state great find
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark this time
    AndySVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Eat here fairly often and really generally enjoy the fresh and varied seafood. The menu changing daily to the days catch is great. The service this day was very slow and disappointing, nice when they got to you, but very slow. Empty water glasses and such all around, to be fair it was many people sitting outside that were waiting for things. Maybe missing a server. The Chilean Sea Bass at 40ish was great but we don't eat starches, and it comes with a baked potatoe. Asked for a vegetable instead but they do not substitute. So, a little expensive this night for bad service, a piece of very good fish sitting alone on the plate....maybe offer a salad or veggie.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    houstonresidentVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Very good seafood in an unremarkable, unexpected spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • freshest seafood anywhere
    JDFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We started with a nice sized cup of Manhattan she crab chowder which was delicious, but perhaps a few too many potatoes. The house salas was okay. But the crab and avocado martini was fabulous. Served with tortilla chips, this perfect. For entrees we had blackened catfish that was done perfectly and served with a baked potato, and, as always, I can't resist the scallops which were nicely grilled and served with a baked sweet potato. Absolutely delicious and enough to take home (after the starters). Service was attentive and professional, and best of all, not rushed. We hadn't been here in years, but that will definitely change. We'll be returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE BEST CRAB CAKES
    Swede
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Unless I cook at home...and I've never made crab cakes (why would I!!) these are absolutely the best..worth a big drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Princeton's Best
    FoodDoc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You crave the best fish, served by always knowledgeable servers, with the best sweet potato fries or mashed? Always a hot scene but Open Tables gets you in? BLUE POINT is THE place! Never disappoints! Bring some wine along and enjoy the friendly staff, excellent starters and another memorable meal. Large selection of the freshest fish found anywhere. Excellent sides, too. But the main course is generous and I delightfully wash it along with some Muscadet or Sancerre. Perhaps a Sav. Blanc from New Zealand. Been here often and it has never missed the mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Wilks44
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for dinner here on Saturday night. Party of 5 with some dietary issues. Wait staff was great. Answered all of our questions. The oysters were so fresh ... My son loved them! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Princeton Gem!!
    Cynthia
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I came here for my B-Day with a group of five and we had so much fun! Thank you Carlos and Kristina! I haven't been to BPG in awhile and can't remember why. Everything is fresh. The seafood is simple but perfect. Later we walked across the street to Thomas Sweets for ice cream. So great. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying but deafening!
    HopefulPatron
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had reservations and were seated right away. We then sat for almost twenty minutes and no waiter/waitress came to our table. I finally flagged down one of the waiters, "Chris". He took excellent care of us for the rest of the evening and is an outstanding waiter. The food was very good and the portions were generous. The seafood was fresh and cooked to order. The noise level is deafening. We could not converse at the table because the noise level was so great. If you go in milder weather, sit outside where it is quiet and you can hold a conversation with your dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Fish
    Like2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From appetizer to entree to dessert, everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NCYMLR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    everything was great. the wait staff and the host staff were fantastic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TulanearchiVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Grilled shrimp, spicy mayo & garlic smash///perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique & Always Very Good
    GreenVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A BYO with outside dining and great food (seafood) is difficult to find in the Princeton area (think Mistral and the more sophisticated Eno Tera). Service @ Blue Point is always excellent. PS there is a liquor store next block.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Point Grill in Princeton
    buddydiner2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food is excellent and service is good as well. It's a little noisy if you are seated close to the kitchen but the excellent food makes up for any downsides. BYOB adds charm and you know that it's not a pretentious place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic