Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon
Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon

Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pauliesrestaurantandsaloon.com/
  • Phone: 6098821150
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

    Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm

    Saturday: 5:00pm -11:30pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Michael Sujansky
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment is featured every Friday and Saturday night from 6-10 PM. Usually a 1-2 person band on an acoustic guitar or piano; we're sure you'll find it most enjoyable for dinner. The performer will subtly enhance your dining experience, perhaps without you even noticing it.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Diane Drive
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop directly across the street from the restaurant, on West Upper Ferry Road.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Adequate parking is available on our 2.3 acre lot.
A word from Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon
Paulie's is a full-service Italian Continental style restaurant that focuses on delivering delicious food through excellent customer service. Located inside a former Victorian Mansion that dates back to the 1860's, you'll find the comforts of home mixed with five star dining. We have three separate rooms inside, all with ornate fireplaces, and feature outdoor seating in the warm months with an unbeatable view of beautiful West Upper Ferry Road. We've been under new management since early February, and have made improvements to the menu as well as expansions to our wine, single malts/bourbons, and craft beer selections. Happy Hour is every Tuesday - Friday from 4-6, featuring drink specials and our Special Saloon Menu. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings feature a Prix Fixe Menu Option, where guests can choose between three delicious courses for just $23.95 per person. Live music is played every Friday and Saturday night! Come to Paulie's for an experience like no other.
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Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (16)great for lunch (11)good for groups (11)scenic view (10)romantic (9)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Surprise treat
    EsquireVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The last time I dined at Paulie's it was horrible. Hearing that it had new owner and chef, I gave this historic Trenton eatery another chance. Dining al fresco, my dining partner and I were treated to a delicious lunch on a terrace shaded by umbrellas. The continental cuisine with an Italian accent hit the spot. A very reasonably priced wine added to our enjoyment. I will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My husband and I ate dinner on a recent Wednesday evening and had not been at Pauli's since the restaurant changed hands. We love the outdoor dining option and the atmosphere is always pleasant. My caprise salad was very good as was my husband's beef filet. My veal piccata, was very disappointing and in fact, I left most of it on my plate which I never do with food I am paying for. The veal tasted like cardboard. We will give it another shot sometime soon, but I would hate to cross Pauli's off our list of comfortable restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    local
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The setting is lovely, the server was polite and reasonably attentive (I think the servers were a bit overwhelmed by their table load?) A loooong interval between appetizer and main course. Salmon was very tasty, steak should have been much more tender than it was, although tasty, other fish wasn't exciting (and it was the house specialty.) We ate from the Prix Fixe menu and had a 6:30 reservation--they were out of 2 of the desserts by the time we were ordering.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    Rutheone
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Glad we tried this great restaurant. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding italian restaurant
    Luv2DineOut
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A lovely, elegant 1850's style mansion converted and restored to it's original stature is the setting for this fine dining experience. We started with a meatball appetizer followed by an expertly prepared veal parmigiana that was 3 thin well-prepared cutlets enough for two adults. Finally, a banana cream pie slice topped off this delectable dining experience. This is a dining experience in a beautiful suburban setting that is not to be missed. Good enough to be a setting for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specials were lovely!
    RichL
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We've been to Paulie's three times now and have had fun at the bar but were not impressed with the food until the most recent visit (Aug 2014). This time we ordered all specials and were quite pleased. We got NJ Fluke which was perfectly prepared -- I asked for it "medium rare" which I often do when I fear the kitchen might cook a fish to death otherwise! In any case, it came out moist and delicious. The Eggplant Rollantini was also excellent. It had a wonderful toasted eggplant flavor and included a thin wrap of tasty prosciutto. The steamed muscles were quite small but the sauce was lovely. The Caesar (not a special) was ok but the dressing was a bit too heavy. The server was pleasant but disappeared for 5 or 10 minutes at a time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for outdoor dining
    KarenO1000
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I went to Paulie's with a friend on a beautiful evening. We sat outside and since it was not too crowded (it was a Thursday night) we sat for over two hours enjoying the food and drinks. The service was great and our server was very sweet. The only issue was a few airplanes overhead from the very close Mercer Airport, but that was actually kind of a fun distraction. There were only two planes in the two hours we were there, so it wasn't a big deal. The food was very good -- the appetizers are just wonderful. I will definitely be going back to Paulie's very soon and often!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had the duck entrée with two sauces on the side delicious (teeny bit burnt skin, but still great), Penne with marinara, delicious Caesar salad, house Merlot-all around good food. Even the foods of my neighboring tables looked good. Atmosphere & staff were nice, close quarters but quiet, there's a small bar too. It was rainy so no outdoor seating but it's there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hoppy17
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Since it was just a perfect day five of us girls decided to try Paulie's for lunch and sit outdoors. All five of us loved the food and will look forward to going back for dinner. My husband and I have been going to Paulie's with the old ownership for years and always enjoyed but thought it could use a renovation. The new owner has kept it's neighborhood charm and cleaned it up a lot. Hear there is a new chef as well but would love to try a dinner entree. I enjoyed Paulie's for years and hope to enjoy this new era as well for years to come.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A++ Experience
    Yardleygirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food at Paulie's was simply prepared with no pretenses! Excellent quality and presentation and the food's natural good taste shown through. The seafood risotto special appetizer was amazing as was my generous serving of salmon in a light garlic sauce and the shrimp fra diablo. A totally enjoyable experience. Our first time there but not our last!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rview
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food and sevice was excellent. I appreciate the server clarifying if coupons were of use. We had a good time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Umumgood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Reservations are convenient via computer. The prix fix was interesting and good. The four of us enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    FranSVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The whole meal from start to finish was Outstanding. Nice touch with the owner visiting table, will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birdine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Salad and soup outstanding. Veal entrees not as tender as we would like but tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great patio
    BobL
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The patio faces the large front lawn and street in a quiet residential neighborhood. Very pleasant. Had no problem getting patio seating on a Friday night. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roll with the flow
    shouldbeaicritic
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had a great time and fabulous meals. It was an experience, since there was a horrific rain, severe thunder and lightning, causing 4 or 5 power outages. It was exciting, but didn't make any difference to our service or meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    Suzie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Perfect place for a date night! Outdoor dining was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Surprise
    Hopewelldiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We didn't know what to expect since it seemed to be an old tavern. But the place was charming, outside seating and live entertainment added to the small dining room we were in. It felt like someone's living room. The food was great. We all ordered different items and all we pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will try again
    Cathy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The meatball appetizers were excellent, very Italian and perfect for sharing. Entrees: I ordered the shrimp fra diavlo. The sauce was not superb and given the local competition, it needed to be. The shrimp, however, was done to perfection and very large. Others at the table had the specials, which were all very good. The service, sadly, was mixed. The waitress was friendly and accommodating, but I never received my Sauvignon Blanc, but fortunately wasn't charged for it either. We had asked for olive oil to dip our bread, because we saw it on other tables with fresh olives and rosemary. None was brought to us. We borrowed some from the set table behind us. There were enough flashes of brilliance to give this place a try again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good place for dinner with friends
    livetoeat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We enjoyed the former Paulie's Anna Rose very much. The food was good and the ambiance intimate and warm. We gave the new Paulie's a try this past weekend with friends. They still have an interesting menu and some creative specialties. We were disappointed in the new decor, which lost the former character and charm of the former Paulie's. That being said the food was very good and well prepared. Service was a bit slow, but since we were there to catch up with friends it was acceptable. There was a guitarist who played great music from our era - the 60's and 70's. All things considered it was a good evening and we would return for another dinner and try the outdoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New ambiance
    luvopntbl2VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Paulie's is under some remodeling and what they have done so far is beautiful. There is a new owner and chef and although one is always apprehensive for change with a special place, so far so good. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 3 reviews are from the Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon reviews archive.
  • Nice outdoor seating
    Trent
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Getting an outdoor table fills up quickly. Luckily we were there early. Also made it for the $5 Sangria happy hour. Food was for the most part good. Prixe Fix menu is a good bargain. Fresh Blue Points on the half shell were good. Accompanying cocktail and Mignonette were a little weak. You always take a chance ordering an Asian dish at a non-Asian restaurant. The seared tuna on seaweed salad was the weakest dish of the night. Fish was fresh and prepared well. Great Banana Cream Pie and Strawberries and Cream desserts. Would come back just for the pie. Server was great. Only problem is they only had one server on the patio. She was busting her butt but was slammed by all the tables. They needed to give her more help.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bar Food
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My first time here; although, I had been here under previous owners. I came in for lunch and a couple of pints. The beef soup was good (full of veggies and a few small meatballs), perhaps a bit salty. The Vodka penne was also good. If not fine dining or very creative, I think it's a good choice for casual dining. I had an IPA as well as a pint of Stella. Both had a slightly odd taste. There was a whiff of something a bit off in both. I was told by my server that 2 of the four draughts weren't pouring, so I suppose there was something wrong with the taps or line. I printed out the $5 off coupon and it helped to make up for the beer expireance. I'm hopeful that these little difficulties may be sorted soon enough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Others nearby are better
    SchmooVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service was well meaning but not particularly efficient. Long waits for main courses. Food was ok-ample portions-but under-seasoned and pretty pricey. There are better Italian restaurants in the immediate area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic