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Best American Restaurants in Princeton


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A photo of Mistral restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 25 times today
Mistral is renowned for its Contemporary American cuisine that adeptly incorporates a tapas-style approach. Reviews abound with praise for the restaurant's innovative dishes, which combine creativity and excellent execution. The restaurant's intimate setting enhances the dining experience, making it conducive for conversations. The food at Mistral has been described as dynamic, interesting, and nothing short of spectacular, with specific dishes like the prawns, spicy clams, and Mexican Bread Pudding earning high praise. The service is consistently excellent, marked by professionalism, humor, and warmth. From the energetic ambiance to the expertly prepared dishes, Mistral has carved a solid reputation as a great place to enjoy good Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Elements Restaurant restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 2 times today
Elements Restaurant, located in Princeton, comes highly recommended for its astounding American cuisine. The menu offers a clever presentation of each course, with variety and impeccable service. As one review notes, "the variety of the courses paired with the exquisite plating makes this trip to Princeton well worth it." The restaurant is known for its creative and well-executed dishes that seem to never disappoint. The innovation extends to their wine pairings, with selections from lesser-known producers, which guests describe as "revelatory." As one review sums it up, "Everything was fabulous - food, service, presentation." Elements Restaurant provides a unique dining experience that is both inventive and delicious, setting it apart in the realm of American cuisine.
A photo of Triumph Restaurant and Brewery restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Princeton
Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton consistently delivers a remarkable American cuisine experience, widely praised by patrons for the fantastic food, great selection of beers on tap, and friendly, efficient service. The ambiance of the restaurant earns accolades as lively and inviting, perfect for friendly gatherings. The shrimp and grits, the eggplant main dish, the chicken schnitzel, and the deliciously customized burgers are highlights among the menu options, as mentioned in the reviews. Whether you're planning a romantic proposal or just a casual lunch, the accommodating staff are prepared to create a memorable experience. As one reviewer suggests, "Keep up the great job!"
A photo of Seasons 52 - Princeton restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 73 times today
Seasons 52 in Princeton consistently delivers high-quality American cuisine according to numerous reviews. Patrons highlight the diverse offerings on the menu, from the sesame grilled salmon salad and the lobster and mozzarella flatbread, to the Kona-Crusted Lamb Loin and wood-grilled filet mignon. The small portion desserts, such as the pecan pie, are a particular favorite. The restaurant is noted for its outstanding service, with several reviewers naming their servers and commending their attentiveness. It's a preferred destination for special occasions, with one couple noting it was their best anniversary dinner in 13 years. Seasons 52's commitment to delicious food and exceptional service makes it a standout in American cuisine.
A photo of Metro North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 16 times today
Metro North in Princeton, NJ, is a renowned destination for authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons often praise the restaurant's exceptional food and service, as seen in a myriad of rave reviews. With a menu that expertly transcends traditional Italian fare, the restaurant offers perfectly cooked scallops on a bed of mushroom risotto, traditional eggplant lasagna, and the popular Cajun Blue Cheese filet. Diners also laud the beautiful decor and cozy, casual environment, perfect for enjoying Italian comfort food. Metro North has been extolled for its fresh seafood, beautiful outdoor dining, and a wide variety of superb menu options. It's considered a "prime contender" and a "hidden gem", making it a must-visit for anyone seeking Italian cuisine in Princeton.
A photo of ONE 53 restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 23 times today
Considered one of the local favorites, ONE 53 is renowned for its top-class and consistently delicious Contemporary American cuisine. Its diverse menu, which changes with the seasons to incorporate the finest ingredients, has been praised highly by patrons. Customers particularly love the Rossini Burger and the diverse selection of seafood options. Under the new ownership of Robert DeJean, the restaurant continues to maintain high standards in food and service. The staff is praised for their friendliness, professionalism, and exceptional service, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. With its excellent food, superior staff, and great ambiance, ONE 53 has managed to create a dining experience equivalent to that of a top NYC restaurant, right in the heart of a quaint town. Whether you're dining there for the first time or returning as a loyal customer, ONE 53 never disappoints.
A photo of Ficus restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Ficus is a celebrated restaurant that offers a unique take on Contemporary American cuisine. Hailed by patrons for its great service and exceptional food, this establishment is highly recommended for an intimate, memorable dining experience. From fresh seafood like scallops and duck to classics like succulent steaks and burgers, Ficus prides itself on the quality of its ingredients and the creativity of its menu. One customer lauded the "very unique and good served food," while another praised the "quiet, relaxing atmosphere." With nods to the French cuisine approach to portion sizes, Ficus provides a harmonious blend of global gastronomy and American culinary flare. Its standout dishes, including seafood, lamb, and exquisite desserts have become favorites among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of The Mauryas Bar and Lounge restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 9 times today
Mauryas Bar and Lounge offers Indian and New American cuisines with dedication to uncompromised details, we take pride merging traditions and innovations, combing exotic ingredients with contemporary techniques to create an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Located in the Forrestal Village in Princeton, drawing inspiration from surrounding farmlands and the historic Mauryan Empire. The Three-levels establishment catering to various dining experiences, from corporate events to elegant occasions, so join us for an evening of great dining or the 4pm to 7pm Fun Hour experience, we adhere to a casual elegant dress code, please no short or sandals, thank you so much for your patronage.
A photo of Iron & Ivy restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Booked 1 time today
Savor signature steak and delectable fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Iron & Ivy. Recently renovated with scenic outdoor seating available, our stylish restaurant and bar is the perfect place to start your morning or wind down your evening.
A photo of Jagrah's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Princeton
Jagrah's Restaurant is a remarkable find for those seeking top-notch American cuisine. Patrons have lauded the extraordinary cuisine and praised the masterful twists executed on classic comfort foods by Chef James Graham. His southern North Carolina coastal roots shine through in dishes like cornbread, catfish, and mac n' cheese. Reviewers hailed the restaurant as having "great food, great atmosphere," with some of the stand-out meals being the catfish and oxtail. The restaurant's dedication to providing a pleasant and professional dining experience, excellent service, and creative food selections help to single it out as a prime destination for American dining. In true American spirit, the restaurant is also commended for its welcoming, lively atmosphere, with live music adding a nice touch.

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Discover best American restaurants in Princeton

Explore the vibrant American dining scene in Princeton, New Jersey, located in Mercer County. This area boasts a selection of top-notch restaurants that excel in delivering diverse and exquisite American cuisine. From the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients to the innovative menus that change seasonally, each establishment showcases its unique flair and culinary excellence. Diners can expect a range of dining experiences, from casual comfort food to upscale gastronomic delights, all rooted in classic American cooking techniques. The atmosphere in these restaurants often complements the high-quality food, providing a welcoming and sophisticated environment perfect for any occasion. Princeton's dining scene is particularly noted for its commitment to sustainability and a farm-to-table approach, ensuring that each meal is not only delicious but also responsibly curated. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the American restaurants in Princeton, New Jersey, promise an unforgettable dining experience that highlights the best of local culinary traditions.

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