Mistral

4.5
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1783 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Mistral offers a stunning mix of taste, style and atmosphere. Chefs Scott Anderson and Joe Mooney 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Years Eve. $69 Four Course Pre Fix Menu. $30 optional wine pairing. Only menu available. Please notate allergies/restrictions. 24 hour cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours subject to full charge per person.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1783 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
New England
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar and restaurant. Have never had a complaint about any of the food I have ordered here.

WD
New York Area
1053 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's always a great combination of food and service. I can't think of any other place like this one.

FM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This was our second visit to Mistral. We LOVED it the first time. This time was good, just not as good as the first time. I think what took away from the experience was how crowded the restaurant was, and I don’t mean the # of patrons. I mean there were just too many tables for the footprint of the restaurant. They just stuck tables everywhere and anywhere. There was hardly any separation between tables. Our table was basically right up against the bar where people were seated at stools. And people were eating at the bar so servers had to squeeze (and I mean squeeze) between tables to serve them. The # of people they seated in the main dining area bordered on ridiculous.

I remember loving all appetizers the first time we went, this time they were just ok. The broccoli beignets were ‘blah’ on the inside, though the sauce served with them was good. I didn’t care for the carpaccio, it was very one note. I did however LOVE the diver scallops. They were some of the best scallops I ever had. My husband enjoyed the pork dish, I think it was similar to a Milanese. Dessert was good.

We will probably try it again.

AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I had the grilled duck sauusage and scallops, super delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

VH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very interesting menu and excellent atmosphere. Will definitely return.

HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for "outside", sounded scary for December. But that really means Mistral's well-enclosed terrace with a wall-width fireplace and overhead heaters. Compared with main dining room, this was more roomy and peaceful.

BL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, new menu items are fantastic. Will be missing the duck papaya salad!

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent and sitting on the patio with fireplace and heat lamps
was toasty warm.

J
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the patio where it was much quieter. We would not have been as happy in the bar area where the noise level was very high.

1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good local spot. Indoor very loud. Outside lovely. Liked the old tapas style menu better.

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff around. Inspirational cocktails and entrees.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great environment and great food. Shareables and small plates were bigger than expected and came out one after the other without time to digest in between

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary Artistry! Imaginative cocktails! Just delicious

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elements little sister, Mistral was a nice stop for lunch; limited but eclectic fare, wonderful, cozy atmosphere. Broccoli beignets in smoked beer cheese is a must as is the Pumpkin tart for dessert. The dray aged brisket burger seems to be their go lunch item, but all entrees looked wonderful. Next time, we'll save up for a visit to Big Brother Elements, both spots in the NJ Monthly's top 30 and should be.

DH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing
Never fails to please , such inventive flavorful cuisine

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistral never disappoints! It remains a local favorite, even with many other lovely options. Thank you for a great evening, as always.

DI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio is incredible for a date. Exceptional food in an exceptional setting.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bottom line: Excellent, fresh, tasty food.

MM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Inventive, seasonal fare, excellent service, inviting atmosphere. Mistral never disappoints!

PB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Creative and delicious. Top marks.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mistral has an innovative menu and well-thought out wine list. My wife and I shared a Bibb lettuce salad with avocado, bacon and blue cheese that was excellent. Both main courses, scallops for my wife and a Milanese pork dish for me exceeded expectations. We had an attentive waiter who took care of my second glass of wine in record time.

f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating new job

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside, what a fantastic experience.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place fro a very good dinner. We enjoyed ourselves and would definitely return and recommend. I tend not to give 5 stars so 4 is very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Altogether lovely. (My only suggestion would to please get shades for the southwest window; I kept getting the sun in my eyes.)

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and Steak were amazing. Cocktails were delicious. Service was outstanding.

Z
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We told the waiter as soon as we arrived that we had to leave early because we had theater tickets. He obviously did not care because our entrees were served just as we were ready to leave, they were really late and we did not have enough time to finish. Not sure if we will go back again.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect halfway point to meet friends for brunch between Philly and NYC. Delicious food, wonderful service.

SN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last minute dinner with my wife and we were pleasantly surprised by the global menu and the eclectic choices. Can’t wait to go again! By the way Mike was awesome!

LM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just wanted to say that I wanted to like this restaurant. But the food was mediocre as was the service and attitude. I had the classic brunch which consisted of scrambled eggs which were runny, bacon which was very fatty and needed to be cooked more, toast which arrived at the table with no condiment such as butter or jelly. The coffee was served without milk.
The experience was disappointing.

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place. Service on Sunday was slower than usual but the food and atmosphere more than made up for it.

FP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

w
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, very good, unusual and well-prepared dishes

CD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside area which was perfect! They had the fire going and have fake fur pelts on the chairs. It has a great ambiance! Mistral is Always creative , always great food and service! We tried almost all of the snacks on the menu and we loved them all! We had only one or two apps and the crab pasta larger plates. Everything was delicious and the server was very attentive

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant! We went for the first time and absolutely loved everything. It's been a few days but I believe our server's name was Dylan and he was wonderful. The food was what I'd expect I'd I had paid triple the price, some of the best I've had in my life. We will absolutely be back

c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really solid impromptu lunch with great service and great food. Will definitely be back.

WD
New York Area
1053 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A delicious combination of courses; the pollo asado was great. I don't usually do desserts, but the pumpkin tart was a real treat.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Menu has been very carefully crafted to tailor to vegetarians, pescatarians and meat lovers. I was in a group where all had different likes and dislikes but everything we ordered was devoured and not one bite was left. Salmon Tartare and Burrata is a must have! Brown butter cake and key lime posset ended our night with a WOW! Can’t wait to visit again!

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