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Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering

4.5
209 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
In the heart of Lawrenceville’s "village", this BYOB serves American Bistro fare utilizing quality ingredients, prepared simply. The seasonal menu uses local and organic whenever possible and gluten-free or child-friendly requests are welcomed.

The open-kitchen design is entertaining. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Lunch- Everyday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 896-5995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Mangone
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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.
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Private party contact
Kristen Fischer: (609) 896-5995
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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.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gordon Avenue & Route 206
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Parking details
Parking is available behind our building and in addition there are numerous parking areas one block north or south.
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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)
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Entertainment

Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 209 People Are Saying
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The servers are phenomenal, especially Bogdan, and the food is exceptionally good, too.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Haven't been there for a few years. Shame on us! Overall food and service was very good.
We had a pleasurable evening.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My Mim and I had a wonderful meal at Chamber’s Walk and will be back the next time we go out! Staff was superb as well as the food.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Chambers Walk is quiet and unhurried. The menu selection is good and the food is good. Upon entering, however, I could smell industrial cleaning supplies which was very unappetizing. We were there on a Saturday night and it was less than half full. We arrived at 6 and left at 9. By 9:00 they were taking the tablecloths off the tables and cleaning up the restaurant. That's pretty early for a Saturday evening.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The opener of bread left something to be desired as they were cold dinner rolls (think sports banquet type). Later we saw some delicious looking bread (sourdough?) being served instead. We were thrilled with the two appetizer specials; one being a roasted portabella with roasted red peppers and spinach, and the other grilled asparagus with buratta, spinach and crostini.
Entrees were also amazing ( grilled pork chop and an organic salmon). We split the gluten free apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The crisp was barely warmed with made it a disappointment. Overall the food and service were very good. They used to have a guy playing a quiet guitar in the background during dinner which was always a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of our favorites. Food and service is always excellent. Love the Salmon.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice surprise. Hadn't been here in awhile and had a great evening. Menu is excellent and served nicely. Will return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The lamb shank, cod piccatta, and roasted salmon were delicious! As usual, the service was attentive and personal. We love this place!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The pork chop was very nicely done; it was one of several things that I've had from the recent menu that I could recommend to others. When I was seated I was surprised to see a friend and his wife at the table next to me. They were very happy about what they had ordered, too.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

quite a charming surprise.....we have been to other local restaurants but for some reason had never dined here...this will clearly becoming one of our favorite local restaurants

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place. The food is always fresh and creative. Great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

As usual, the food and service were exceptionally good. I had a shank of lamb that fell off the bone and was absolutely delicious. Portions are generous and pricing is quite reasonable. It's BYO so even more affordable in that regard. Only slight negative is that the dining room can get a bit loud when busy/crowded.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointing. New Year's Eve, early dinner, large VERY loud party that made it impossible to hear each other and enjoy our meals. Food had wonderful flavor but 3 of us had lamp chops and they were the fattiest I have eaten anywhere. Vegetables were swimming in oil. Soup good, shrimp cocktail very good, crab and artichoke dip very good. Service was good. I will pay top dollar for quality but this didn't match the price.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We were a family group getting together for the holidays. The waiter was so pleasant and helpful. The food was very good. We tried several entrees . They were all very good.
I have been there for lunch my first time for dinner. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Best food in Lawrenceville! One of my top 3 restaurants in the area!

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2017

The soup and a couple of the smaller bistro plates made for an excellent Wednesday evening dining experience.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We were disappointed. Did not live up to the reviews. We were offered water when seated but then no other beverage and no beverages are on menu. Waitress was impersonal and did not even make eye contact. She did not check back and we waited a long time for our check. The special salad of the day was excellent but the osso buco was fatty and did not have much flavor. The quality of the Griggstown chicken was very good but preparation lacked imagination. Too many other good choices for dining out to go back.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was tasty and well prepared. BUT - we were a party of 6 people and the service seemed very slow. There was a long wait between ordering and when salads and soup appeared. In my opinion, the waiter made major missteps with our group. When one of our group ordered a chicken dish, he did not mention that it was dark meat (on the bone). She was unable to eat it - it looked too red on the inside. The restaurant did cook her some boneless chicken breast at no additional charge. Two people ordered meals off of the entre menu, plus they ordered specialty salads featured that evening. The waiter did not tell them that the dinners already came with salads. He subsequently served these folks 2 salads each at the same time. Essentially, we were unnecessarily paying for 2 upscale salads that were not needed. Big faux pas that cost us about $20 more.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Dinner at Chambers Walk is always a pleasure. The food is good, the staff pleasant and typically it's quiet enough to carry on a conversation in normal indoor voices.

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Best food in Lawrenceville. One of top 3 restaurants in Mercer county. Our local gem!

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

I dine here two or three times a month (under 3 miles from home) and always enjoy the great food and the exceptionally good service. I meet with the same staff members who first served me when I re-discovered this restaurant 5 years ago (I lunched here frequently when they were in Princeton on Chambers Walk). The contemporary ambience is perfect for a casual meal. This BYOB bistro has really become a standard by which I seem to judge any others that I may visit.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Appetizers were fantastic, flank steak tacos Yum. I have a 13 ounce sirloin steak which look like a 16 ounce sirloin steak with Collie flower mash potatoes simply awesome

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

As always, great food, great service, a great meal. Our out of town guests were very impressed.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Dine there often and food is always fresh and well presented and prepared. Service cordial and Mario always gives us an extra treat for an appetizer or a taste before the main course. Delicious! Go there! We have been for quite a while now.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Chambers Walk is by far our favorite restaurant in the Lawrenceville area. They cook with local ingredients and create some delectable combinations. The atmosphere is always warm and inviting. I feel like they cook with a lighter touch. Although their portions are generous, I never leave feeling like the food was too rich or heavy. I always enjoy the fresh and authentic taste of their dishes.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Really great service- BYOB option was highly accommodated and the food was excellent! By no means chain restaurant quality but also a very family friendly atmosphere which you don't always get with BYOBS and exceptional cuisine. They were so flexible with our large group and even let us bring a birthday cake as we were there celebrating. Excellent, looking into taking a cooking class they offer in the near future!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Great place to eat. Food is awesome - I have never had better soups and the quiche is wonderful with pastry like a cloud. Service is excellent and very pleasant. You are remembered and regognized on returning visits which I make often.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2017

I want to like Chambers Walk Cafe. We have used them a few times for catering and that has always worked out well - they are nice and professional to work with and put out a quality product. But every time we go to the Cafe we are disappointed. Based on this last experience, we will not return. The food was mediocre at best (much worse than the catering food), and the service (if you can call it that) was horrible.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

I was quite happy with a very delicious New England style fish soup that was a special of the day and the lamb shank, which I have had at least half a dozen times here this winter. All in all, it was very fine meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

As always food was excellent and service just right
Very good value and farm to table menu

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

The food was excellent--creative, fresh, healthy, and locally sourced. The only suggestion that our table would have is to ask the waitress pay more attention to her tables. The hostess was more attentive than our waitress. After asking for a few minutes before ordering (since she came quickly after we were seated), she disappeared. We did not see her anywhere in the dining room or the open kitchen for about 10 minutes. The hostess sensed our displeasure and found our waitress. (The hostess had filled our water glasses three times at this point.) We had asked for a salad to be divided, and she only brought out 2 instead of 3 plates with the salad. She almost argued with us when we seemed puzzled. Finally, the main course was served. Upon finishing our meals, we were sitting for several more minutes until the hostess asked if we cared for dessert. We ordered some, and again the waitress seemed to take an exceptionally long time to bring those to the table. The food was wonderful--the waitress was not. We were not 'slow eaters,' and this meal required an hour and 45 minutes--too long for our taste--a Thursday evening dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Thoroughly enjoyable. Friendly with the staff. Just delightful.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

We really liked eating here, once we got our table. We reserved on Open Table but the website obviously didn't communicate with the restaurant, because they didn't have us on record. Luckily, they had a table and we were seated promptly. It's clearly not the restaurant's fault but perhaps the Open Table people ought to look into the communication problem. This is a good establishment with really nice service and a calm atmosphere. Food is very well prepared and portions are generous. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

This is a wonderful place. My son use to come here when he was at college. We now all moved to the area and just find it just as great, food done well.menu has specials and also will cater to special diet when possible.
The also have a cooking school so you can try their recipes.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Whether selections from the smaller-portioned bistro menu, or a dinner entree, the variety of choices are excellent and the quality is superb.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

We come here often for birthday dinners, a night out with out-of-town guests, and other semi-special occasions, because we love the good food and we love the excellent service. Latest meal-- I had the root vegetable soup which was out of this world delicious-- very flavorful, (not at all bland, or too much salt substituting for flavor), with notes of celeriac, parsnip, carrot. My entree was pork with a wild mushroom duxelle stuffing on the inside and a perfectly seared fat cap (special that night), with sides of parsnip/potato mash that my wife kept stealing forkfuls of, and sauteed broccolini-- also superb. My wife had a very generous potato/artichoke casserole for an appetizer (I tasted it and also wonderful, although it was a very close second to my soup). She had the veal scallopini with lemon butter, capers, and angel hair pasta-- very good, but it also didn't trump my pork dish.

We always ask for Bogdan as our waiter if he's there that evening-- professional in the European style. Always there when you need him-- quiet, understated, smooth, confident, and an experienced professional. We're tired of the millenial "hi my name is ___ and I'll be serving you tonight" routine at other restaurants-- it's not about you, it's about our evening out enjoying a special occasion.

I like that they tell you the price of the specials for the night, and that they are in the same range as the entrees on the menu-- makes you feel like the chef is creating something different, unexpected, and fun that night alongside the regular dishes, not that they are simply adding high-priced specials to gouge the unwary and rack up the bill. Alas, no dessert this time, we were too full. Just a decaf cappucino for me and herbal tea for my wife. Sometimes the decibel level can be a tad high for our taste, depending on the evening, but it's a very minor quibble compared to the impeccable food and service. Did I say we love this place?

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Food is always great. Menu is always changing fresh food always. Great very friendly atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Went for New Year's Eve and had a wonderful meal and the service was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Fabulous dinner on New Year's Eve. Everything was presented and cooked to perfection! Ambiance was so nice and no one rushed us. There was a special menu offered along with the regular menu. Kudos to the chef, staff and Mario for making our evening a memorable one!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

My family and I love this place! The staff is very friendly and very accommodating and the service is attentive but not overly intrusive allowing for group conversations to flow. The variety of entrees is perfect for a family with different tastes and a flair for adventure. Local wines or byob makes this place perfect! The salmon with fennel mashed potatoes was yummy! And Mario's Mama's Meatballs were delicious.

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