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Date
Mon, 4/23
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10:00 PM
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Mistral

4.5
1248 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Mistral offers a stunning mix of taste, style and atmosphere. Chefs Scott Anderson and Ben Nerenhausen place 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Monday/Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday/Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm/5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday/Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm/5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm (brunch only)/ 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Bar Hours
Monday/Tuesday: 4:00pm - close
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30am - close
Sunday: 10:30am - close
*The kitchen closes daily from 3pm - 4pm -- no food service available.
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Phone number
(609) 688-8808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Anderson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hulfish
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Parking details
Off street metered parking as well as Close proximity Hulfish & Spring Street parking lots.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

9:30am-3pm: 3 Course Brunch Menu priced at $45 per person. A la carte children's menu. 4pm-8pm: 3 Course Dinner Menu priced at $55 per person. A la carte children's menu. Only menu available. Please notate dietary restrictions. 24 hour cancellation policy. Subject to $25 charge per person.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1248 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

A nice brunch menu on a Sunday!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Creative cooking with great variety, excellent service and good wine selections. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always amazing and never dissapoints. A tough thing to do with an ever changing menu. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Innovative takes on bar snacks and appetizers/sharing plates. Contemporary decor and tableware. J provided terrific service with good knowledge of the menu items. I dined alone at an early hour to avoid noise (happens in an open environment). Outdoor seating attractive bu the day was unusually cold, so I sat inside with a view of open kitchen. Well-coordinated staff. Beehive dessert is fabulous (baked Alaska type with lemon curd instead of ice cream. Beautiful too. Gougeres were very good, salmon poke outstanding, bavette steak cooked perfectly rare, interesting version of roost potatoes. I would return often if I lived closer.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Slightly aggressive pre-busing the table

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We didn’t expect the restaurant to be as informal as it was but it was still pleasant, if a bit noisy. We were there for brunch, and my meal was absolutely perfectl - lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries and lavender gelato. Amazing blend of wonderful flavors. My husband’s three (or 4) cheese panini was a disappointment - really just a not-even-very-glorified grilled cheese. Very strong coffee. Prices fine.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great cozy ambience, service and bistro decor. Food was nicely prepared and presented. Would have enjoyed more ‘lunch’ type dishes in the Sunday brunch menu. We would love to try their dinner menu and will definitely try that on our next trip to Princeton.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed our first experience and will return. There are better restaurants in the area, but I would consider Mistral as one of the upper tier places to dine.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I was here a few years ago with friends and left a wonderful review on trip adviser. I was disappointed this time. We found the selection much poorer than the last time when we had problems deciding which of the wonderful small plate selections to choose. This time there was only one that both of us would share. The food we ordered was good and our waiter was excellent but I had specifically asked for a quiet table and we had 5pm reservations when the restaurant opened. We were the first people in the place. We were brought to a table almost touching two others and I asked if we could have a table in the corner as I was worried about noise. I was told that this was the table for us and noise would depend on the people next to us. Within ten minutes a table of four was placed next to us despite the place being empty. The noise level (they were having a great time) was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation or enjoy our food. We gulped it down and fled, not ordering dessert. I don't plan on coming back after that experience.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Staff is fabulous!!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food is creative, excellent and the portions are perfect. I would recommend this to anyone. The tables are a bit tight. The wait staff are great.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

There were some nice changes to the menu since my last visit that made for a very enjoyable experience, once again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was good. Great flavors. Good service. Noise level was a bit high. However, would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We really liked the restaurant. Some of the dishes were outstanding and some just good. Our waiter was helpful and made the effort to work with one person who had a gluten allergy. The restaurant wasn't that full (it was a Sunday night) but the service, while polite and helpful was somewhat slow. All in all, I'd recommend it and go again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had dinner with my husband on Saturday and we sat on the terrace. Tables were a bit close together but food never disappoints / creative dishes, beautifully plated, and delicious. One of my favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This kitchen continues to impress. There were several new menu selections -- as always. The salmon poke and the farro beans on toast were both exceptional. The wine list and wines by the glass selection could use some expansion, but that's a very minor complaint (our opening cocktails were outstanding).

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Really great experience. Was skeptical that so many different types of cuisine could all be executed well, but everything was fantastic. Service was great - not too formal, but attentive and helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great culinary experience snd amazing service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything was excellent except we didn’t enjoy the lemon beehive dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food, service was a little slow, but the waiter was very nice.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had Easter brunch. Service was very good; waitstaff attentive. fava bean tart appetizer, biscuit and french toast dessert were delicious.,

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had the most amazing Easter brunch at Mistral!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. It was amazing!! We will definitely be back! One of the best meals we have ever had!

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have no idea why every dish taste weird to me, maybe it's just not my type

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had another awesome meal at Mistral, The Harissa Cobb Salad has a great fresh flavor, added some salmon, over the top. The Scallop Buccatini Carbonara was amother great dish. The flavors are just wonderful together. Throw in a couple Beausoleil Oysters, and we are happy for the rest of the day.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice restaurant with meter parking lot out front and near parking decks. Total bill came to $130. The apps are shareable and the entres are perfect sized. Reservations are required.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

People are great. Access to elements wine list much appreciated.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Our server was great and food was good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As always, great food and service. One of our go to places in Princeton for a relaxed family or date night meal.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always reliable and creative cuisine

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Dinner to thank some family members for their help.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch at Mistral. Excellent kale and fig salad.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

An outstanding choice for a couple of courses and a drink before the concert; the scallops and braised leeks made a delicious course.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a few drinks at the bar first as we were half an hour too early. Front desk said they will pick us up at our time. Nobody did.
Then we got the wrong table inside after waiting additional 20 minutes.
Finally we could change to the patio. Calm, nice ambiance but very cold this time. Even with the fireplace and heaters. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent service. Super tasty food

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing brunch...definitely will come back any time I’m near Princeton.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was good, but not great. We were a bit disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

A disappointment. The service was inattentive, the food satisfactory. Not a good value— we won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

My third visit—special each time and the food is impeccable. Very nice wine list.

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