Blue Bottle Cafe

4.8
621 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
With seasonally inspired menus featuring local produce, hormone/antibiotic-free meats and sustainable fish and seafood, The Blue Bottle Café will delight even the most discerning diners. Chef-Owner Aaron Philipson is known for his bold flavors, pristine sauces, and thoughtful combinations of delectable ingredients. Comprised of three intimate dining rooms, the restaurant is perfect for casual get togethers, business lunches and dinners and other private events. Book weekends early for preferred seating times! **The Blue Bottle Cafe manages their Saturday night reservations exclusively by phone. Please call the restaurant directly for availability.

Specials

Wednesday is Local's Night

Enjoy a $32pp 3 course prix every Wednesday! Menu changes weekly

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 19, 2019

Ends: May 20, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-8:45PM

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

3 course prix fixe brunch menu, $39pp adults, $20 kids menu. Bloody Mary Mix and OJ available for breakfast's favorite beverages... BYOB

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 621 People Are Saying
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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good ambience, good food, good service. Highly recommend.

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TF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because I am hearing impaired I always choose p restaurants where I have a chance of hearing my dining companion(s). I also tend to dine at times that are unlikely to be crowded. At 1PM the environment was just right. Excellent food & service makes this a "go-to" restaurant.

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j
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been going here for years. The food from bread, appetizers, entrees to dessert are consistently outstanding-tasty, with different textures and combinations, and sauces. Simply, the food is terrific. Added to this is the staff is always knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. On top of all this, it's a BYO with a liquor store down the street that will deliver if you forget to bring your own. It can't get better than this folks!!! The owner is always on site too which is why it stays consistently outstanding.

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D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Bottle Cafe is our favorite restaurant. It never fails. The best Mother's Day destination.

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FR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at this cafe. The food is always great, the service is friendly and efficient. My wife and I consider this one of the top restaurants in the area. Thanks for a memorable mother's day to all!
gratefully,
The Rev. Canon Jack Belmont

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit! Loved everything. The food was amazing and the service was friendly. Would make the long drive again- it's worth it!

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VS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance! Only wish they were more vegan friendly!

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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A local treasure that makes every dining experience a delight.

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s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best Restaurant in the area...consistently excellent food...a changing and inventive menu...excellent service...and friendly people. Well worth making the trip to Hopewell.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle Cafe has quickly become the FAVORITE spot to take beloved family and friends for lovely experiences. The menu is limited, by design, but outstanding. Every single dish is outstanding.

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PK
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners of Blue Bottle wisely maintain the quality by not expanding, exploring new tastes and recognizing their clientele
BYOB doesn't hurt, either..
I especially liked the special menu for those who endure the detour. Smart thinking.

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NG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Interesting flavor combinations. Very fresh. Great service. Friendly and welcoming even on a busy Saturday evening.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Outstanding food, but service staff could you some retraining in customer service & soft skills. Hostess was brusque with her tone & attitude. Server was non engaged & indifferent and keep in mind this was not during peak time. We had an 8:00 dinner reservations.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing experience: dinner, desserts were delicious. We were party of four celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Very happy with experience and attentive service.

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WD
New York Area
989 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The new Spring menu offers up some great choices. I enjoyed the chicken liver mousse with the sea bream over asparagus risotto. Prepared perfectly, I thought this was an outstanding combination.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We consider the extraordinary Blue Bottle Cafe to be a 5 ⭐️ restaurant because it is fine dining without the high prices. The ambiance was casual but elegant. Our entree selections were sourced locally and prepared expertly with care to enhance the natural flavors. Service staff was friendly and very knowledgeably answered our questions. We plan on many repeat visits to this outstanding restaurant.

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l
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night, prix-fixe "locals night" menu had variety and everything was delicious.

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P
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down our favorite restaurant in the Princeton- Hopewell- Lawrenceville area. The food is always innovative, fresh and delicious - the setting and staff, warm and welcoming. They accommodate food allergies and any dietary restrictions. Great for a special occasion or just for any night of the week and it's BYOB!! The greenhouse room offers a touch of romance. Don't miss it!

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j
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time!! Food was amazing, well thought out and put together. We’ll be revisiting in the near further. Several members of our party remarked that it was the best meal they had had in a long time!

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The local home of the IMPOSSIBLE BURGER - not to be missed - especially with the added flare of the fabulous Blue Bottle chefs. Well done, everyone!!

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We found this to be an expensive meal . Food was good but not at the level of the price. Service was rather haphazard. We got someone else's desert before we got our meal. We got our bread after the appetizer. We had not tried this restaurant in a long while and we thought we'd give it a try but the whole event had too much to be desired and the price was way out of line with the experience. Disappointing

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle Cafe had good food and an attentive staff. There was an ample parking lot in front of the restaurant. The food was a little pricey and the menu was limited in selection. All-in-all it was very good.

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PR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, friendly staff! Would definitely visit again

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J
Philadelphia
362 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably great! Perfect Blue Bottle salad. Fantastic seafood bucatini. Magnificent pork trio. Superb dessert. Super service. Sensational evening.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at the Blue Bottle Cafe on a Wednesday night, which is "Locals Night." Our food was delicious, especially the Pork done two ways - pork belly and pork tenderloin. The tenderloin was amazingly tender and yummy!

This was amazing food in a comfortable atmosphere and I would highly recommend it!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Bottle never disappoints. It is consistently really good every time we go. Food, service and ambiance. After all these years it was our first opportunity to take advantage of the wed eve pre fixe special. I can’t say enough about how generous of a meal it was. Given the very reasonable price we were rather amazed at the high quality offerings and as always Rory offers free unintentional entertainment!!

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food! They accommodated all our special needs.

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BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle Cafe always delivers delicious food that is beautifully presented. We sat in the small sunny room to the left of the doorway and we were greeted by Rory who warmly welcomed longtime Montgomery residents. The Wednesday set-price meal at $32, was three savory courses. I’ll definitely return again and again.

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LF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had asked for a quieter table on a busy night, so they seated us in their greenhouse
area, which was quieter. It also has a nice view of the small stream running behind the
building, and vegetation so, being springtime, that was nice. All enjoyed ordering off
the Wednesday night "Locals" menu; the three courses were very tasty, nicely
presented and the salmon was delicious. Service was discreet and we'll return soon.
In all, it was everything we hoped it would be.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together!

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great! Service was good. We had a child and asked if they had a kids menu they said they would make a variety of kids dishes. Nice I thought so my 8 year old grandson picked chicken fingers and French fries. To our surprise they changed us $26. He literally had 5 fingers and a few shoestring French fries. The adult chicken diner was $27. Shame on you😩

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely dining experience our servers were lovely. Very attentive and witty without smothering. Food was excellent. A+

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have not had such a good meal in a long, long time. Really well done fine dining menu without being overly pretentious or intimidating. I highly recommend the duck appetizer and the vanilla bean creme brulee.

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TF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our favorite restaurant in the area.

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TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was a little slow but would still highly recommend this place, especially for locals night on Wednesday’s!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Friendly staff, good service, OK food but expensive for what you get. Always feel welcome. Best restaurant around since Brothers Moon closed.

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WD
New York Area
989 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I tried the local's menu for an outstanding combination of a smoked duck starter with a salmon entrée. The latter had an excellent mustard sauce with a little edge, but not too extreme, that really pleased me. The banana financier was a simple, yet delicious dessert.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Always top notch food and service. Love this restaurant for special occasions and just darn good food.

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s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. These folks know what they are doing.

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m
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very good food and service..........restaurant was very chilly inside.

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