Mistral

4.7
2378 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 2378 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDinaA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unique and truly amazing!
This was my second time and will continue to come back. The server asked about food allergies which I have many. She asked the chef to go thru the menu and check al the items I could have. She went above and beyond. I really appreciated it.

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Aquaspi17
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met up with a friend to catch up, nice ‘outdoor’ area allowed the breeze to come through. Food was excellent, mezcal cocktails were excellent, wait staff was very kind & helpful. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I had in a while! Heard nothing but good things about this restaurant and it blew away my expectations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was extremely hot indoors. It felt like we were sitting outside with no air circulating.

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JoachimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was really outstanding: crispy Bass and the pork schnitzel were really special. Nice atmosphere in the outside area and good value for the quality of food

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vipthegangof4
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate in the outdoor area which is covered and has big windows with a ceiling fan. It was very comfortable and the architecture was very nice. The food was great; we had the scallops and trout main courses and they were accompanied by very tasty sides. Our server was very attentive and the wine by the glass was a generous pour. We will definitely return.

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Rosh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They need to bring back their signature beignets back!

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sash
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful cuisine and attentive service. The flavor combinations and pairings were terrific! Fun place to celebrate a birthday! Very noisy, so not good for quiet romance.

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vippatm
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived late but they still took our order even though the kitchen was closing for lunch

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vipBucksFoodie
Philadelphia
203 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch. This place has not missed a beat. Dishes were creative, well-executed. Service was just right.

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vipptownfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

While the food was wonderful and exciting as usual, the service was on the other end of the spectrum tonight …. incredibly disappointing. Having a bartender wait tables (who lacked the training to be in that role and clearly didn’t want to be) and a manager who was unresponsive and inattentive to the needs of its patrons, these terribly overshadowed the great food coming out of the kitchen. Constantly having to ask for the basics such as utensils, clean plates, more water and plates to be cleared (we ended up stacking dirty ones) added to our plight. Although one of the plates was taken off the bill it didn’t come close to making up for the abysmal experience and certainly fell flat without an accompanying apology. Despite this night being out of character for Mistral, and we dine here quite often, think we’ll let a fair amount of time go by before our next visit. Definitely a poor showing for a local favorite.

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IonaH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! So many flavors in each dish. Our waiter was very helpful.

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NWright
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambience and food were great! Service was slow! However, I would recommend if you are in the Princeton area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Ok apps . Entrees just off. Steak bavette tough way undercooked had to send it back which we seldom do. To servers credit he removed it from bill we tipped well.
Burrata tikki masala dish amazing. Deviled eggs too. Too many bones in trout dish

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vipTomR
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal at Mistral.

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Andy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out I have had in Princeton for a very long time. Original menu and friend,y service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Princeton to move our daughter in to her first apartment. It was a Celebratory dinner and did not disappoint. We tried a few snacks and small plates and each was unique, artistic and incredibly flavorful. We’re still thinking about it the next day and will definitely come back!

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vipDanielM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!

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regina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - will definitely be back

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Sunday Brunch! From beginning to end.
The service was excellent as well as the food.

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vipTomA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

More than good on all counts. Somewhat tight seating in a fairly open layout and a very noisy environment, so it isn't what I would call cozy or private; not a first date venue. That being said, I would certainly go again. Also note that I had brunch only, so no menu comments.

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vipAndrewS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cocktails were good though “classic cocktail” served in tall glass was weird

We ordered bottle of wine. Disappointed that they were out of it.

Trout was good but presentation was weird. It was served in a bowl.

I ordered the most expensive entree and it was underwhelming.

I left hungry and the bill for 3 people was over $200

Won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Mistral never disappoints! But today the hamachi did. Overdressed and way too sour. But otherwise a great experience as always!

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AndrewG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four immensely enjoyed dining on snacks and small plates. We loved every dish, sending only empty plates back to the kitchen. Some of our party are vegetarian, and there were plenty of options, especially with the small plates. Servers were very attentive and friendly, refilling water regularly and swapping out our plates regularly. This was our first visit to Mistral since before the pandemic, and it is wonderful to see they have not lost their magic.

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seaside
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall the food was too salty especially the Brussel sprouts which were doused with soy sauce. Good cooking respects the flavor that is already inherent in the vegetables and seafood. Overall it seemed like the food was hiding behind sauces. More balance of flavor is needed. I think the chef needs to take a step back and refresh.

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moose
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Then noise level is the kitchen is unacceptaby high. The menu was limited. The service, however, was very good.

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vippmd316
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The second time trying this restaurant was not as pleasant as the first time - definitely declined. Maybe it was just an off night, but our meal was very disappointing.

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CynthiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
vipJuliaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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 on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and server was efficient and courteous.

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RaviM
New York Area
7 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
38 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.

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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.

FAQs

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

Mistral is rated 4.7 stars by 2378 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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