Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering
Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering

Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chamberswalk.com/
  • Phone: (609) 896-5995
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch- Everyday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mario Mangone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Chambers Walk has been catering fine events for over 25 years. The full service catering company accommodates both corporate and social events, whether elegant weddings or business lunches.

    Professional catering directors help with all aspects of your event, from site selection to incredible menu, from service staff needs to rental equipment and tenting.

  • Private Party Facilities: Chambers Walk is available for your next special event. Not just a corner of the room, but the entire restaurant at your service. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations and small intimate weddings, and a great space for corporate events including audio/visual needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristen Fischer 6098965995x
  • Entertainment: On Friday and Saturday evenings - Jazz Guitarist Dick Gratton performs soft background music, beginning at 6:00 pm. For more information: www.allaboutjazz.com/dickgratton


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gordon Aveneue & Route 206
  • Public Transit: New Jersey Transit bus stop is on Route 206, aka Main Street, across the street (northbound to Princeton) or one block south (southbound to Trenton)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available behind our building and in addition there are numerous parking areas one block north or south.
A word from Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering
In the heart of Lawrenceville’s "village", this BYOB serves Contemporary American Bistro fare with a nod to Mediterranean influences. The seasonal menu uses local and organic whenever possible and gluten-free or child-friendly requests are welcomed.

The open-kitchen design is entertaining and live music is presented on Friday and Saturday evenings. Express service at lunchtime helps accommodate busy schedules, while in the evening attentive table service makes for a relaxing and enjoyable meal.
Lunch reservations are only accepted for parties of 6 or more, please contact us for more information.

Cooking classes are presented on Monday evenings, and the restaurant is available for private events.
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Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (7)special occasion (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wednesday Evening
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This was a very enjoyable dinner with an excellent beef vegetable soup and Griggstown chicken breast. Food and service were both up to their usually high standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very nice touches, such as a willingness to split a salad into two portions. Attentive yet unobtrusive service, and not being rushed out the door. Definitely a pleasant dining experience. By the way, the bread and dipping oil were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    JSH1978
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Have not been here for dinner and purchased a Spin Saver coupon. Dinner on a Wednesday night was easy to book and a relaxing experience. stuffed pepper bruchetta appetizer had a nice heat to it, which our server mentioned when we ordered. great taste too!! THe special penne with pulled pork, just roasted no bbq sauce, was excellent. Flavorful, and filling. The linguini with seafood was fair. Not a flavorful sauce and too much sauce and the mussels were fishy. Half portion was just fine and appreciated that they offered it. Will go back because the menu had many other choices that I would try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the2Bs
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant is atmospheric with a guitarist. Food was average as was service. I ordered salmon and when I mentioned I did not want mashed sweet potatoes because of cream, they substituted roasted potatoes instead of more veggies. That was ok but salmon was tasteless- no lemon provided. Waitress was ok but distant. Husband ordered pork chops which were ok, nothing special. Dessert was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good!
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This consistently great food and service really sums up my many meals here at Chambers Walk. It's just what I like about a casual dining experience in a wonderful bistro setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan and gluten free option
    Beaneater
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    In addition to wonderful food, service and atmosphere we were very pleased to see a gluten free vegan entre which was delicious. We will see you again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great dining experience: the food was fresh and delicious, the waitress/service was outstanding (she was very pleasant and professional and the guitar player was playing at just the right level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Chambers Walk!
    noahVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is fresh; most is local and organic. Being a vegan, I appreciated that they had a delicious vegan option (a savory chick pea cake with a side of kale and a side of beets). While I didn't enjoy looking at my husband's whole sea bass, he loved it! We had a nice table by the window and there was a guitar player which made for a very pleasant evening! Service was very friendly. BYOB, with an option to purchase local wine. We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Seating outside is too close to the road. Stay inside. It is a lovely restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bisto Dinner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I made a very good dinner on 3 of their smaller plates. The fish soup was one of the best soups that I ever had here; thick and chunky, it was delicious. Also very good were the steamed clams with a very nice mix of summer vegetables. All in all, a very good dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering reviews archive.
  • Wonderful food and service
    frdsgrl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have been here several times and have never been disappointed with the quality and presentation of the food and the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MAS45
    MAS45
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is very good as is the service. The atmosphere inside is lovely and calm. Outside is nice too except for the truck traffic on 206 which is very unfortunate. If you don't mind it, then outside is fine. The only issue with the food is that I had ordered a grilled eggplant appetizer that sounded wonderful but when it was served, it was cold and I just assumed it would be hot. I wasn't thrilled with it. Would have been great hot. Otherwise, everything else we ate was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The pork tenderloin was delicious, as was the chilled tomato and cucumber soup. All in all, a very good meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had our anniversary date night and it was great. The food and the guitar player were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glaswegian
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were lucky to be there on a quiet evening. The restaurant can be noisy. Food is imaginative and tasty; service friendly and attentive; prices are very moderate.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ugh. not for us!
    diner1VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    So disappointed! The atmosphere was lovely, the staff friendly and the reviews seemed decent. However the food was very sub par. The salmon was looked like it came from the supermarket and the beef was very low grade. We will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuesday Diner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Quiet tuesday night dinner that included some very good food from their new Spring menu. it was the usual high quality food and service one may expect.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I made a very nice dinner on three of their smaller courses. It was very good quality food from the soup to the half order of the pappardelle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    bobs
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We have been going to Chambers Walk restaurant for years. The experience is always tremendous; the food is excellent, the service attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere conducive to fine dining. This place is a local gem. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Night's Music
    JudyWVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We dined at Chambers Walk on Saturday evening and were pleasantly surprised to hear a jazz guitarist playing. He is an accomplished musician and his style was perfect for the cafe which was rather noisy otherwise. We had the tomato bisque and chicken vegetable soup which were flavorful, yet not outstanding. The stuffed flounder was not really stuffed and just placed over wild rice and broccoli. The dish was rather pedestrian. I've eaten here on a few occasions for lunch, and I believe that lunch is a better choice. Service was attentive, and I like the fact that we were offered our choice of tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Gem in Lawrenceville, NJ
    vivelafrance
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had a perfectly prepared meal in a beautiful candlelight atmosphere with quiet lovely live guitar music. The waiter is the nicest one I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He offered me and my fellow diners a free sample of leek soup. I enjoyed stuffed flounder with wild and white rice pilaf. Simply delicious! My fellow diners ordered from the pub menu and thoroughly enjoyed their burgers. We capped it off with cranberry-apple crisp with vanilla gelato that was crunchy and tangy/sweet. I have been to this restaurant for lunch many times and the food has always been superb. This was my first dinner experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough. One more shout out to the head waiter who is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall bad experience
    PhilCoppola
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    To begin with two entrances are just confusing. Close one or have two hostess stations. Camein through front and felt I was left I no mans land. I had the crab bisque my wife the lobster risotto. These both came out way too quickly. Both had obviously been prepared ahead of time which is a huge no-no for risotto. The bisque was less bisque and more soup. Both lacked seasoning or finish. We both had the surf and turf. The filets were both tough and weren't seasoned. The scallops were cooked perfectly. Unfortunately the bed of carrots were raw and drenched in an overly sweet balsamic vinegar. I sent the carrots back only to be given more raw carrots. We didn't stay for dessert. The check came to $121.00 with tip. What a waste...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We eat at Chamberswalk a lot and we're always glad we did. It's a great neighborhood place with a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. The wait staff is superb - just the right amount of friendly and always knowledgeable and ready to accommodate any special requests. The food is consistently delicious - prepared with an innovative, elegant simplicity that let's the essential flavors come together in a harmonious but still distinct fashion. We love Chamberswalk. It's by far our favorite Lawrenceville Main Street restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Expireances
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I do eat here three or four times a month. It's only a few miles away, never any problems finding parking and, most importantly, the consistent quality of the food (always 4 stars or better).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    iwc1021
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Lovely music on Saturday nights... BYO.... delish food and great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choices
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Whether it might be ordering small portions, tapas style, or the larger dinner entrees . . . I always enjoy a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really, a great dinner experience
    willdrivefordinner
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Really, a great dinner experience in every way. Will definitely go again. This place has it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Dining
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Lunches or dinners, The high quality of both the food and service makes this bisto a very special place for great dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience As Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We love coming to Chambers Walk. The food is always excellent and you feel very welcome there. I was with girlfriends the other night and will soon be returning with my family. They have a wide array of food offerings and always have a vegetarian option on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    A BYOB bistro that's always great. 4+ stars on food and service. Had my first taste of the new Autumn menu and loved what I tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very friendly place!
    likesgreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Hostess and chef greeted me upon arrival - could't have been nicer. Menu was varied and interesting. Had caesar, fried green tomatoes and skate. Caesar was excellent. Tomatoes were superb. Skate was really good, though very slightly overcooked. Jazz guitaris added ambience and I would happily go back when visiting Lawrenceville - great spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Jasmin
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My first visit and certainly will not be my last. The staff was very attentive and the food was superb. Thanks to the chef for sending us a taste of their soup (at no cost to us). A must visit and I will most certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice first impression
    Emencee
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Arrived 1/2 hour early for reservation and was immediately seated at a choice window table...nice. Our server was pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. Very good chicken noodle soup as a starter...nice. i'm very fussy about crab cakes so I was hesitant to order them at a restaurant where I did not have dining experience. Not to worry, the crab cakes were chocked full of crab meat and pan seared to perfection...very nice. My dining partner ordered salmon and was delighted with her choice....nice. Background music from a guest guitarist was delightful but became difficult to hear when noise level increased. BYOB adds to the overall attraction of this restaurant.....nice. We'll be back and, perhaps, sit outside to converse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great.
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Food is always +4 stars and service is always outstanding (the nice little extras they do for their diners). A couple of times in the past month I had some very 'special' dinner specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening at Chambers Walk
    eatoutmoreoften
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I invited a group of colleagues for dinner at Chambers Walk. I have often eaten at this restaurant, as well as having attended private parties there. It is always a pleasurable experience - the food and service are wonderful - the menu gets better and more interesting every time I go. It truly is a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    Norseman
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I thought the restaurant was very charming. The live music was amazing! The food was very good ...very tasty and something new. I just wish the portions were slightly larger. And instead of giving "a piece of bread" maybe leave a basket. (just my two cents)
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good first impression
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This was our first dinner at the restaurant. The food was excellent, and the service attentive. A jazz guitarist was playing--very nice touch. The room, however, magnifies voices, and one loud table that night created a din in the whole restaurant. In any case, we'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Green
    GreenVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Very good restaurant & it's a BYO. Service and atmosphere are very good. Sometimes fish is slightly overcooked. Otherwise, very good. Recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chambers Walk is one of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Chambers Walk is one of the gems of Lawrenceville. Excellent food, an interesting menu that changes with the seasons due to local produce, exceptional service, and a friendly, cozy ambience. Make a reservation and bring your own bottle!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chambers Walk is an outstanding
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Chambers Walk is an outstanding BYOB bistro. Always a great dining experience from the food to the most attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.