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Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering
Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering

Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chamberswalk.com
  • Phone: (609) 896-5995
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • 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 (609) 896-5995
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The pork tenderloin was delicious, as was the chilled tomato and cucumber soup. All in all, a very good meal!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had our anniversary date night and it was great. The food and the guitar player were great."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Lovely music on Saturday nights... BYO.... delish food and great ambiance!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Whether it might be ordering small portions, tapas style, or the larger dinner entrees . . . I always enjoy a great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Really, a great dinner experience in every way. Will definitely go again. This place has it all."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Lunches or dinners, The high quality of both the food and service makes this bisto a very special place for great dining experiences."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "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."
    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)"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Chambers Walk is an outstanding BYOB bistro. Always a great dining experience from the food to the most attentive service."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Great BYOB bistro. I come here frequently; it's that great combination of food, service and atmosphere that does it."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "Great bistro-fare! Love the quiet guitar music on the weekends!"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "It was all very good; the food and the service. I especially loved my pork chops which are part of their Spring menu."
    Dined on 6/6/2013
  • "Another fine meal a Chamber's Walk. It's always a pleasure to dine, here."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "We had a delightful dinner for a special occasion. Food was delicious. Definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Very good food and service. They were going to the new Spring menu and everything was great."
    Dined on 5/23/2013
  • "A great place to get a great meal. It is BYOB and there are no neighbourhood liquor stores (maybe a 10 minute round-trip), so be prepared."
    Dined on 5/15/2013
  • "As a frequent diner at this cafe, I have always experienced the most attentive service and the highest quality food. I love nothing better than to bring a bottle of wine and have a leisurely dinner. In the heat of summer, I opt for the lunches here with a pint or two of ale. Lunch seems to be restricted to mostly salads and sandwiches, but I often had the lunch specia past or pair a couple of items."
    Dined on 5/15/2013
  • "We had a large group which was easily accomodated and not rushed. Excellent menu and service. Appreciated the care for gluten free options."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "We always enjoy Chambers Walk. We love the staff, who give us a great welcome and fuss over us. The food is always delicious, especially the soups. But the noise!"
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "I have been to Chambers Walk many times. The dining, food and ambiance is that of a very good neighborhood spot. I think you will like it. On many Friday evenings there is excellent backround music."
    Dined on 4/26/2013