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Witherspoon Grill
Witherspoon Grill

Witherspoon Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://jmgroupprinceton.com/witherspoon/
  • Phone: (609) 924-6011
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Christian Graciano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a separate room, "The Red Room," that can hold up to 27 people for a smaller event. Please call for more information regarding parties and events.
  • Private Party Contact: Laura English (609) 924-6011
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nassau Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Spring Street Garage is directly behind the restaurant and there is on-street parking available within walking distance of the restaurant.
A word from Witherspoon Grill
Witherspoon Grill is a classic American steakhouse, with a casual, straightforward spin. Witherspoon Grill is committed to providing top-quality food in a warm, welcoming environment.

The Witherspoon Grill is the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2008!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been here many times before and it never disappoints. We sat outside since it was a nice night, and it was much quieter than inside. The food is always great and we both enjoyed our entrees and the dessert!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Dined here with three colleagues for lunch. Wait person was personable and informative. Wine list was quite good but missed a similar beer list. Food was excellent and the ambiance was light and lively (we were still able to have a serious conversation without difficulty)."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Pleasant ambience and good, friendly service. A nice place to be, especially in the evening. I've had good luck with both meat and fish dinner entrees. Lunch was a little pricey; the lobster risotto ($16) was heavy on the cheese for my taste; the lobster itself was a little chewy in places. The salads looked good with plenty of fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This is such a classy restaurant. We brought friends here for the first time and they were very impressed. Keep it up. Love the new dinner specials. Delicious"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "All four people enjoyed their dinners. Filet tips were great. Mussels appetizer was enjoyable, large mussels. We will be back"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Ate outside -- beautiful day. Service good. Very good food -- lemon chicken very good. chocolate peanut butter desert better! Would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "CSC Dinner Club Review: The ambiance on the inside and outdoor seating was very nice. The wait staff was cordial but could be a little more attentive. The food was tasty with good presentation but pricey for the quality. For example, the lobster bisque did not have lump lobster meat in it. The sirloin on the steak salad was not very tender. On the flip side the mashed potatoes, short ribs, onion rings and bread pudding are worth returning for. We would give Witherspoon Grill a second chance."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We arrived at 8:15 on a busy Saturday night and were seated at an outdoor table. The cheese plate was a scrumptious offering of three varieties accompanied by dried fruit and crackers. Wanting to play it different for main courses we decided to share sides of mashed Yukon gold potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and sautéed broccolini. All were prepared and seasoned perfectly and our server was knowledgable and friendly making it a perfect night. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great, jazz trio -- entertaining without being overbearing during dinner. Food was delicious, even though only one of us ordered a steak. The fish special was also terrific, as were all our salads and accompaniments. Really enjoyed this dining experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I've been here multiple times and the food has always been stupendous. The service is great, very genuine and personable people. I love the atmosphere, upscale, modern, sheak. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal and a good time."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Standard steakhouse fare, not very interesting or well done. My husband had a hangar steak special, which was advertised as a "butter-fly" cut, but wasn't. I would have tolerated the food, which was not bad, just not ourstanding, but our waitress Rachel was awful. She seemed downright miffed when I declined a second glass of wine. Never came back to the table after the meals were served. Stopped by only after we were finished, and someone else had cleared the table of the dirty dishes, to present the bill with her cloying and transparent sweetness. Ugh."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very responsive to our request for a table location. Staff was friendly."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I don't like fish but I always get the trout here. Great under $30 bottles of wine."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Terrific food service and atmosphere! Loved our meal and haven't had a bad one ...went for our 20 yr anniversary -- that special"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Loved everything about the event but the noise! Was with 3 couples, and because it was a rectangular table, we could not hear what was beign discussed at the other end."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have gone to this restaurant many times and this time was by far the worst experience we have had. The waitress was not customer-focused. She kicked our friend's husband's foot 3x even though she saw that he had an injury and was wearing a boot. The food was not prepared the way we wanted. After we spoke to the manager, we got help but we still had a bad taste while we were there. We don't recommend going on a Saturday night with kids if you aren't going to drink (we are not drinkers and we had kids)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We chose Witherspoon Grill because we were looking for quality steaks in the Princeton area. The bone-in ribeyes were amazing. The menu is great, lots of choices."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food but had to wait until 7:45 to be seated when we had 7:00 reservation. Manager was GREAT and gave us some gratis apps and coffee. They were overbooked but he kept his cool and was very sorry for the inconvenience.."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A really good "New York" steakhouse outside of NY."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Witherspoon Grill is one of my favorite restaurants to lunch with friends. I can always expect excellent service, great food, and a fun and comfortable atmosphere whether we are dining inside or outside the restaurant. My go to place! I loved my B-Day candle on the yummy Bananas Foster!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a good time here. The pork chops and steak had done as we asked for. The Cesar salad was great. My sons finished them!!! I had fish which is also great. The service was great. The waitress knew what we wanted. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've been here many times, but this visit was outstanding in every way from the service (Alyssa was terrific!), to the daily specials and the new under $30 a bottle wine list. Manager Robert was very cordial. A wonderful, relaxing lunch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had an amazing brunch- everything we had was delicious. I always get the crab cake and chopped salad. My friend got the steak sandwich and he said it was the best he ever had!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a group of 8. Arrived at 6:30 PM, entree served 90-minutes later, dessert served 1 hour later. After 3 hours I asked for the manager. It took 5 minutes for the server to find him. He was not sympathetic. After 3 hours I had to go to the manager again to ask for the check and then it was an additional 10-minutes before it arrived. I was entertaining colleagues visiting our college from Europe and across the country and I was quite embarrassed. I was also not pleased with the manager who did nothing to make any amends. While the food was outstanding, I would not take colleagues there again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was very good and atmosphere was terrific. Very enjoyably experience. Highly recommend when in Princeton."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I've eaten at Witherspoon Grill many times and keep coming back! The food never disappoints and the selection of entrees is fairly comprehensive; there is something for everyone. We had two vegetarians in our party and they both found plenty of choices. Eating outside is wonderful, but there can be a wait IF you don't make a reservation. The service is great - attentive but not overbearing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was fabulous - staff very attentive - sat out on patio - beautiful day - just a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Even though we arrived late for our reservation we were seated immediately. No questions asked and had a fabulous meal and great service. Great wine list with excellent suggestions from bar and wait staff. Highly recommend whole fish selection. Well seasoned and great portion size for true fish lovers."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Many options to choose from, attentive service, good food and creative cocktails"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Oysters are always the best around - service is fabulous - food cooked perfect everytime! Brought a couple with us that had never been there before - they we seriously impressed!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ordered shrimp Cocktail and Caesar salad for starter. In Shrimp Cocktail, there were 6 shrimps for $16 which is about fine. Caesar salad came in a very small plate with two oily old fried toasts for $9. The breads couldn't be broken with teeth. Then we ordered 4 Filet Mignon steaks. A plate with one Filet Mignon steak in the middle and few shreds of fried onion came ($38) and without any sauce or sides. It is a crime to serve Filet Mignon dry in an empty plate. They should have some respect for steak. We ordered fries and mashed potatoes separately each for about $8. Both fries and mashed potatoes were old and reheated. I did not complain simply because my parents were my guests. I will not go there again and will not recommend it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "By far one of the best restaurants in Princeton for service, ambiance, quality of food and price/value. We go here a lot and are always pleased with our experience"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have been here several times and never dissappointed. Service team is outstanding (attentive, responsive, professional and engaging) and choice of menu items gives a wide range for everyone. If I was forced to say something negative the Ceasar Salad portion is quite small for the price. The Bar is a great place to meet and the outdoor dining in downtown Princetion is one of the best. Parking is right next door which is another big plus."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Witherspoon Grill is an absolute delight - downtown Princeton's non-chain version of Capital Grill, with excellent food, attentive service, and an overall well-run operation. Its price range dictates it as a special occasion destination, but well worth returning numerous times."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service was outstanding. Had one of the best wines ever there!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Witherspoon was wonderful as always. Our server, Rachel, was extremely informative, capable but also fun. There was a small jazz group playing but conversation was still able to be had in a normal voice. The trout was moist & delicious and the lobster risotto was heavenly."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "First time at Witherspoon. Service was good, food came quick. Restaurant is right next next to the big parking lot, and very convenient."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had lunch outside on the patio. Great service and food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent. If I could do it all over again, I would pick another waiter. Not very nice..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent including the sides and appetizer. The cocktails were also very good. Went on a Wednesday night at 8:00 and it was very busy...luckily we had made reservations. Service was a little slow to start, but eventually caught up. As others have posted, the noise level is very high (we choose to eat inside). The restaurant is expensive, but is probably on par with other Princeton locations of the same quality. Dinner with drinks, appetizer, and desserts...could be $200 for two people real quick. It should also be noted that the spring street parking garage is right next to the restaurant...parking couldn't have been easier. I recommend this place to others and will also come back. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014