Mistral

4.7
2350 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Mistral offers a stunning mix of taste, style and atmosphere. Chef Scott Anderson places a superlative emphasis on fresh, local ingredients in creating a variety of culturally influenced, inventive plates with inviting flavors for guests to savor and share.


Now offering a full menu of beer, wine and cocktails for our guests, Mistral’s guests will enjoy a full craft cocktail menu that is both unexpected and attuned to chef Anderson's local and seasonal ethos as well as an extensive craft beer and wine offering with the open of Mistral’s bar

Support Mistral during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2350 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CynthiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience at Mistral. It was our first time doing Brunch and it did not disappoint. The steak for the Steak & Eggs meal was cooked perfectly and so flavorful. As always, the Brussel Sprouts are to die for!

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Rozzer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, knowledgeable and super kind staff, beautiful outdoor decor

JB
vipJuliaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been here a few times pre-covid and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences. Our most recent visit was exceptionally wonderful. While I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for small children (intimate ambiance), we broke our own rules and brought our 10-month-old to be the third wheel of an early date night.
First, I love the outdoor area under a tent- complete with outdoor rugs, and beautiful planters.
Our server, Olivia, was prompt, friendly, and engaging - not only with us but our son as well. As a parent of a young child, I especially appreciated her awareness to set plates, glasses of water, food, our drinks, etc out of the baby's reach.
Food was delicious as always. We had the kimchi (a perfect balance of spicy and sour), smoked fish dip (salty but delicious); I had the trout as an entree (I was amazed by the perfect crisp of the skin and the delicate flakes of the fish), and my husband had the Wagyu beef. He always asks for Pittsburgh rare - which isn't often done correctly, however, the chef nailed it here!
Yes, it's a little more expensive here, however, absolutely worth it.

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ShirleyE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and server was efficient and courteous.

RM
RaviM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambience was good , appetizers were good but the main course was average….there are other seafood restaurants in the area that provide great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was delicious

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LVC1017
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice evening. Service could use more training. When advised server of food sensitivities, was told that there would be nothing on menu for me.

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vipTonyB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was my first visit to Mistral and we dined outside. The service was good and the food was much better than expected. I can't exactly describe the cuisine which was in part vaguely oriental but really delicious.

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pattiw
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was perfection! Fresh, inventive, memorable.

LH
LaurenH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistral never disappoints! This is where me and my husband always go for date night. Their seasonal menus, great service and delicious food keep us coming back.

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FormerWaiter
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better restaurant in Princeton! The chef's imagination & skill are stunning, particularly in the starters & small plates.

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vipAlice
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great drinks, amazing food, beautiful ambiance. What's not to love?

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Spence
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambiance/service was great. The brussels sprouts were overloaded with the fermented black beans so the ratio could be adjusted to reduce the saltiness. Pork schnitzel was nice and crispy and the sauce complimented it nicely. A bit over priced overall but I think the experience was worth it.

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dennis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistral is absolutely on point. All aspects of the food and service exceeded expectations. I've worked in fine dining in NYC for ten years and I'd say to the Mistral team, hats off. You're executing everything at a world class level. Thanks for your excellence.

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Monti
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mike was awesome, very attentive! The food was great as well.

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jeet
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

One of the best places in town for sure. Service was a little slow although it’s usually good. The kanpachi was really nice, the beef tartare was way too salty (you really could not taste the beef at all), the spicy shrimp ramen was fantastic.

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KlementF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and great food. Will recommend to others

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vipameliasgrandma
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate outdoors, for Saturday brunch. Menu was fun, service and food were good, but I have one complaint. We started with drinks, then oysters, and my husband had the croque Madame, while I had the beef carpaccio. I asked for bread with the carpaccio, and the waiter tried to upswell us with a la carte bread. Really?

JM
vipJasnaM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for romantic dinner or dinner with friends

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DMtShooter
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some spectacular dishes here, especially the Crispy Taleggio Cheese appetizer and the Seared Diver Scallops. Drinks are a little on the high side on price, and it's not the easiest place in the world to have a conversation. Desserts are also fantastic (chocolate hazelnut torte was my favorite). Memorable but pricy.

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GME87
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Mistral 3 or 4 times and always enjoyed the experience. My most recent trip was as good if not better than the previous one. We had several of the starters and small plates and each one was good; I would order them again. They also are different. I thought the prices were good, especially for Princeton. It's a noisy and "close" dining room, which I knew to be the case before.

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LiliR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with very unique dishes that are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially loved the creative and delicious food, I’m always impressed and never disappointed at Mistral. One of the best cocktails in recent memory, and excellent service. Already planning to make another reservation and

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jennifers
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good. Great food, flavors, portion sizes. Best restaurant in Princeton

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spectacular - well balanced with great flavors. The Hamachi Crudo was a fantastic small dish and is a must have! Aside from the amazing food, I only wish I was not seated right by the kitchen. The table also faced in front of the enytance/exit to the outdoor portion. While the view was nice, it was distracting with the foot traffic from staff moving from indoor room to outdoor room and kitchen to room from behind me. Overall, highly recommended!

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vipWinstonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with friends for my wife’s birthday. The first time we’ve eaten at a restaurant since the beginning of the pandemic. Food was awesome as usual, and our waitre

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vipNimbleBean
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was exceptional as always. Waiter was often MIA. too long to take our drink order and then never asked us if we wanted additional drinks when entrees arrived (all our glasses were empty!). To his credit, when we asked he did move a screen to help cut the cold damp wind blowing into the patio, but other than that, he seemed disinterested.

Now that the world is opening up from COVID, Mistral needs to figure out how to keep folks right at the patio entrance warm on cold damp nights. The heaters certainly help, but my back was ice cold and food gets cold more quickly, too.

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AmmanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for our anniversary!

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vipBaxter
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu as always! Everything delicious and the service ridiculously speedy! Which worked for us last night!

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great here. Love the indoor seating under the tree :)

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GiRe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The small plates were all very good to great (quail eggs, burrata & kulcha, kimchi). The main course was less than great. Ramen was very ordinary, the trout although good was an extra small portion, the whole bass was also good (but pricy as it was closer to a standard Thai restaurant offering than an upscale American one).
A qualified recommendation.

CM
CaitlynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite place to eat in Princeton. The menu is excitingly eclectic while having something for everyone -- everything is imbued with flavor --salud to the chefs! The presentation of the dishes is as carefully curated as the menu itself, and the wait staff is friendly and attentive without being cloying. Can't wait to go back.

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vipDbblue
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level of talent of the chefs and cooking staff are amazing! They combine the most interesting ingredients and flavors to create unique and delicious dishes! It is a true foodie heaven! I also the love the decor and spaces for dining. It’s 5 star on all levels!!

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Lhoh
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed this place. Nice ambiance, staff were very efficient and the food was very good. The steak was particularly good, oysters were excellent as was the fish dip. If I have a criticism, it would be that the scallops dish had a lot of ‘crunchy bits’ and they completely ruined the dish for me. I don’t know why they thought it necessary to drown the dish in them, and I’d implore them to lose them completely. But, overall, this was a nice evening and we would go there again.

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Johncfs
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, everything was prepared perfectly. Be prepared for a big bill.

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SanjayS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food is very creative and we come here often. However, this time everything had a bit too much salt.

Also, the whole bass entree was just ok. Would not recommend.

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Foody
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Hands down best in town. Have never had a bad meal.

JS
vipJeffS
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mistral was awesome as usual. Great place for crafted cocktails and adventerous small plates...love it! Be careful though, all thgat tasting and sipping adds up...

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RakaH
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Very comfortable and spaced out outdoor seating.

DL
DavidL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe Mooney is the best chef in New Jersey. Everything he touches turns to culinary gold. The staff is great as well.

FAQs

Mistral offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 688-8808.

Mistral is rated 4.7 stars by 2350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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