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About Blue Point Grill

Amazing lineup of the freshest seafood and shellfish, simply prepared to showcase their true flavors. Daily menu that includes a full RAW BAR with 8-12 different varieties of oysters nightly, classics like New England Clam Chowder and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, to more exotic seafood items such as Whole Greek Bronzini, and Point Judith Skate Wings. BYOB - BEER & WINE ONLY

* Please pardon our appearance. Our patio is currently under construction as we create our rooftop dining* Outdoor seating will be not be available until further notice* We apologize for the inconvenience*

258 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Pine St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 921-1211

Website:
http://jmgroupprinceton.com/bluepointgrill/

Parking Details:
Private lot located next door to us, behind the Ivy Inn. Access to our lot is off of Nassau Street. Side streets are also free parking.

Executive Chef:
Edgar Urias

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

Blue Point Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (86)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Good for a Date (60)
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Special Occasion (58)
Casual (49)
Healthy (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Worth the Drive (42)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Authentic (35)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Business Meals (25)
Cozy (23)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fun (18)
Romantic (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Seasonal (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Organic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

salmon and mixed grill (salmon and mahi mahi) entrees were excellent. Outstanding choice of fresh fish, the best around. Mussel appetizer could have been more generous, mussels were very small.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have eaten here regularly but this time my Opah was over cooked and slightly dry. Usually fish is prepared perfectly. Noise level very loud and very cold inside. It was 62 outside which is strange for winter but it was so freezing inside, I couldn’t wait to leave.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Consistently excellent food, friendly service and a lively atmosphere. If you don’t like BPG, you shouldn’t eat out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time dinner. Had the Fried Shrimp and Crab Cakes. Presentation was excellent, the taste was beyond expectations and the prices were quite moderate. Although somewhat crowded, the service was very good. Very pleased. Will be back!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was executed beautifully and service was great. As usual at the Blue Point Grill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, great service, great experience! We visited to celebrate a birthday and we're not disappointed. Fresh ingredients and delicious recipes make for a wonderful meal.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We always enjoy our meals here. It’s the place to go for fresh seafood

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Perfect appetizer, perfect entree and perfect dessert!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was simply one of the most tasty, beautiful meals I've had in a long time. We've been multiple times and it never disappoints. There wasn't much left on the plate from any of the 8 of us. Great, friendly, relaxed service. Just love it!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good fish -- worth the price and the crowd -- kind of friendly actually -- professional servers are a relief.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place and food - they do need to invest in a better door heater to handle cold temperatures. It was very cold in the restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service is incredible because the staff has been there for years. Regardless of which fish you choose, it will be cooked to perfection. Been there a dozen+ times and never sent anything back. Plates come out hot, grilled octupus appetizers comes in a delicious garlic, buttery sauce and sides that are included in price of meal are all yummy (garlic mashed are ridiculous!) You'll be too full for dessert, which is just as well since their desserts are mediocre at best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorites restaurant for fish. Best in NJ.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

another awesome and delicious dinner experience!
food is excellent; service outstanding!
place was a little too cold though.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely the best choice for fresh oysters. Always served ice cold and expertly opened- nice full bodies, not a mangled cut up oyster.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant plain and simple. It is a BYOB, so that helps keep the cost down a little. Overall I would say a 4.5 out of 5.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Organic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

As usual, the food was great, especially the oysters on a half shell and the Chilean sea bass. Service was also wonderful, the waitress saw our needs (such as for extra napkins and drink refills) and took care of them before we asked. Pacing of courses was also good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The restaurant was completely filled with guests, yet service was exceptional and we didn’t have to wait very long for our food. The food was fresh and very tasty- a real treat! I loved the lobster bisque soup and the pistachio encrusted trout. Our waitress, Sam, was very attentive and frequently checked on us to make sure everything was OK. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service and entrees (scallops and crab cakes). My Buffalo Calamari was well flavored but definitely over cooked.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We live in North Jersey and took a ride down to the Blue Point Grill after having the most delicious meal there about 6 months ago. It is by far this freshest Seafood I've ever eaten and is prepared perfectly. The wait staff is very knowledgeable, we trusted the recommendations this time as well as the last time and we're not disappointed. I recommend this to everyone, it is a fantastic restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We love this place and have probably eaten there over a hundred times in the last seventeen years; in some respects, even with the influx of good new places in town, this may be the most reliably satisfying restaurant in Princeton. All that having been said, we began to notice this time that there is quite a bit of variation in quality among the menu items. We were determined on this occasion to strike out beyond our usual choices, and by and large we regretted it. Our advice is to stick with the raw oysters, with the more simply prepared appetizers, and, absolutely, to focus on those main course dishes that involved the simplest possible preparation. The quality of their fish is impeccable; it's best to order things that are prepared with nothing more ambitious than olive oil, lemon, and capers. Then you'll be guaranteed a good (though not a bargain) meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good, well prepared and delicious. Cost is high for what you get.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The mussels were very salty and the paella was quite heavy and bland. The food is OK but not up to national/international standards. The restaurant is recommended but not for special occasions, rather, everyday dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our absolute favorite central Jersey restaurant! Very best seafood !
Casual and BYOB. Plan ahead, this gem is busy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went to the Blue Point Grill for Christmas Eve. The place was busy and energetic. The service was outstanding. The East Point oysters are DELICIOUS - no shells in the serving. Served ice cold. The grilled Portuguese octopus was grilled to perfection with great flavor. The she-crab soup was a little spicy but not much crab. The lobster pasta with mussels and clams was out of this world flavorful, cooked just right and LOTS of lobster pieces. The shrimp cocktail was ok. Love this restaurant for local and regional fish. Also highly recommend the monk fish. Desserts was plentiful to choose from.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Online photos of food and restaurant are deceptive. As a seafood restaurant all seafood dishes ordered were over cooked and smothered in butter. Do not waste your time dining at Blue Point Grill if your expecting exceptional or even descent food. Very disappointing and will never dine here again!!! HORRIBLE!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Go here often and this restaurant has never disappointed us. Excellent, fresh food and always friendly servers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I always enjoy coming here. The food and service was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and very nice staff ! The best place in town to eat and enjoy the fresh fish!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent fresh seafood. Fresh oysters the best ever and had simply grilled corvina from s America and asked for extra capers and got exactly what I requested. Brought wine but there's 2 liquor stores adjacent
Have been here previously and will come back many more times

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We are so happy to find this restaurant online. The foods are so delicious and fresh. The side dishes are fair enough, excellent. The services are outstanding and awesome. We have a highly recommended! We will be back :). THANKS A LOT

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Still excellent food as we've come to expect. Tried the dinner special which was Maine lobster pasta and it was excellent. The other dishes tried by our party were all excellent as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Again went pre-theater (Princeton Bach Brandenburgs) with friends. Professional service and New York City grade seafood. BPG is always a treat and worth the 1.5 hr drive from Chester County.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

One word.....AMAZING!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great! The grilled octopus is fantastic. Always enjoy Blue Point food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a good meal here. Food is fresh and good menu choices for a balanced meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

If you like seafood, this is an excellent restaurant!! Great specials and it's a BYOB !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Consistently excellent seafood and service, a favorite location in Princeton. BYOB is a plus.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great as usual. Consistent and excellent as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Becoming regulars....once a month.... best variety of fresh seafood anywhere....no close match...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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