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About Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering

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.

2667 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Lunch- Everyday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Gordon Avenue & Route 206

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 896-5995

Website:
http://www.chamberswalk.com/

Entertainment:

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.

Parking Details:
Parking is available behind our building and in addition there are numerous parking areas one block north or south.

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)

Executive Chef:
Mario Mangone

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.

Private Party Contact:
Kristen Fischer: (609) 896-5995

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Chambers Walk Cafe & Catering Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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?

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Chambers Walk is a real gem! I highly recommend this eatery to everyone....the food is great, the service is very friendly-an all around hit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The lamb shank that's part of the new menu for the season was delicious. Paired with a salad, it made a wonderful meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2016

We had a wonderful experience. We dined with a group of 7 and the service was excellent and the food superb. This is a BYOB and they are most accommodating with the wine and glasses and made the experience very special. We have dined a few times at Chambers Walk in the past few months and have not disappointed. The menu changes and there are always a few specials added.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2016

All in all a positive experience. Our server knew the menu and was attentive. The Caesar salad we split was very good. Lettuce was crisp, and the dressing was tasty and applied in moderation. The fresh bread was nice and my wife's chicken was delicious. My crab cakes were just so-so. The flavor was good, but no lump crab meat...something I expect from a place of Chambers Walk caliber. On the plus side of my meal, the carmelized red cabbage with bacon was yummy. I would certainly go back, I just wouldn't order the crab cakes again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

An overall great experience. Friendly hostess, waiters, and kitchen. Nice selection of specials. Food was excellent from appetizers to dessert. You can never go wrong at Chamber's Walk.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Excellent meal. Staff was courteous and efficient.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Food and service was excellent! Many menu options + bistro selections!
Great for conversation.. noise level is low. Charming ambiance. EXCELLENT service.
Waiter was patient and appreciative of our visit. :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

My pork medallions seemed unusually fatty and meal was steaming hot (like just out of microwave). Service was indifferent.
I like the restaurant but was disappointed with the overall experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

The new fall menu has wonderful options across appetizers, main plates and desserts. A true neighborhood gem with great food, wonderful service and a pleasant feel in energy and friendliness. Love it!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner! Food was very good, nicely presented and our waiter also did a great job. We will return and bring friends next time!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

It's still a great, local gem that I come to 3 or 4 times a month; solid and dependable food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Great neighborhood gem in the heart of Lawrenceville. Solid breadth of type of food, using seasonal ingredients. Genuine, friendly service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The food, service and ambience are all flawless at Chambers Walk Cafe. We have been there many times and never had a bad experience. Local art adorns the walls and the current exhibition by SiriOm Singh was especially enchanting.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Sensational food, ambience, service...I could go on, but it is not necessary. The three of us in our party could not have been more pleased or satisfied. My entree of salmon served over a risotto and spinach was so good. Dining companions each ordered the fillet mignon, grilled to each diner's specifications. Our desserts were little jewels that finished off a perfect dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2016

consistent performer...good food, good service and we can usually get a table at the time we want.
BYOB is a big plus.
i like supporting local restaurants and plan more visits.

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