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Mistral

4.7
4.7
2818 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 688-8808

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Scott Anderson

  • Private party facilities

    Our enclosed patio can accommodate private or semi private groups of up to 40 guests. Our main dining room can accommodate groups of 35 guests. We offer prix fixe menus for groups ranging from $49-$59 for dinner and $32-$42 for brunch.

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    Hulfish

  • Parking details

    Off street metered parking as well as close proximity Hullfish & Spring Street parking lots.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $65 3-Course Menu for Princeton Reunions/Grad

    $65.00 per person

    May 27 - May 30, 2023
    We will be offering a 3-course menu for $65 per person Saturday 5-27-23 through Tuesday 5-30-23 for Princeton Reunions & Graduation. Drinks, tax and tip additional. Options to be available on each course. Only menu available. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours subject subject to a $50 charge per person.
  • $79 Three Course Valentine's Day Menu

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    We will be offering a special $79 Three Course Menu for Valentine's Day. Drinks, tax and gratuity additional. Only menu available. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. Optional wine pairing priced at $39 per person. 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours subject to $79 per person.

Popular dishes

What 2,818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Contemporary American

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  1. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for brunch. Interesting menu choices. Excellent service.
  2. T

    Tourman

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lots of fun with unique shareable dishes. Mussels were a bit undercooked but everything else was delicious and the service was outstanding
  3. m

    michellek

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening. Hip atmosphere, casual yet upscale, unique menu and attentive service. The food was expertly prepared and my fancy cocktail was superb. Our server was there when we needed him but did not hover or rush. Highly recommend!!
  4. PV

    PeterV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, beautiful presentation. Service was very good. Would recommend, would go back, would order the sames dishes but want to try different dishes.
  5. AC

    AC1225

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was very salty. Fish was over cooked. But the service was great.
  6. R

    Rooster

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous. Genius chef. Service impeccible.
  7. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great service! A great spot to dine!
  8. DG

    DebbieGT

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends for Lunch. Has a feeling of a ski lodge. Great food and service. Highly recommend.
  9. GW

    GregW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmmosphere at Mistral was relaxing and enjoyable. The staff were exceptional and the food lived up to Mistral's reputation.
  10. B

    Busban

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!! Presentation, ingredients, etc….!!! The best restaurant in Princeton!!
  11. KW

    KevinW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bavette steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. It was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had, and the Brussels Sprouts and Kanpachi Sashimi were equally as incredible!
  12. MB

    MichelleB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always delicious!! and service excellent in the bar which is a nice casual vibe.
  13. t

    thomasm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Victor and staff knocked it out of the park. - great experience . Best food in Princeton .
  14. J

    Joanie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    FABULOUS venue for any dining! Went for Brunch and the menu selections are quite innovative, spicy and provided lovely flavorful experience for the tongue!!!
  15. CD

    CatherineD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we were served was the highlight of the night, it just kept getting better. I could literally write a love poem about the scallops.
  16. M

    Mario

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & experience! Amazing drinks! Definitely a hot spot!
  17. JA

    JasonA

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was fantastic. The cheese puffs are outstanding.
  18. NF

    NewportFans

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with very unique flavors. Wonderful!
  19. l

    loreng

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always
  20. C

    Chainsawdave

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience, the food was amazing, service was great, just right not intrusive but attentive. I will definitely be going back.
  21. BY

    BabaYaga

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Location is great, (beware, no parking, but that's standard for downtown Princeton), nice interior, good lighting, fireplace etc.. Food quality? Appetizers were 5/5 stars, so that got us excited. When the main course food came out, it was a disappointment. We are not food snobs, but for the price and ratings we expected much better quality. Everyone commented that flavors were all over the place from too salty to too bitter. Steak was flavorless, chewy "meh". Drink (ginger beer) that was ordered tasted like lime, which is odd, and the server brought it back. Replaced with a new one (with apologies that the bartender "cut it with too much lime") so now it tasted correct (why would you cut it with lime at all?). Just disappointment overall.. Maybe an off night for the kitchen staff due to being new year's day, or maybe that's just how the chef likes to make it. Desert & coffee was good.
  22. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food is super salty. They try to infuse lots of Asian sauces and styles, but everything is turned up to a 11 in terms of intensity. Simply not eatable. Horrible.
  23. JL

    JL74

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic start to the new year. Beautiful food in a great atmosphere.
  24. GM

    GraceannM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Honestly, Mistral was a huge disappointment on New Year’s Eve. We were grateful to get a reservation for this big night and excited to go. We were seated quickly out on the patio by the warm fireplace and that was cozy. The menu was a tasting selection. Our waiter was nice and there were plenty of servers to move food quickly. From there it kind of went downhill. We ordered the oysters and they couldn’t have been smaller for a whopping $5 each. We got the “bread service,” which consisted of TWO rolls for $7 - I can’t imagine the mark-up on that. My husband loved his fish collars but I thought the okonomiyaki was just ok - gave half of it to my husband. I got the cod Roulade in mushroom duxelles and it was so so salty I couldn’t eat it. It didn’t come with any sides (veg or starch). Our server stopped by to see how we were enjoying it and I was honest but there wasn’t much anyone could do. Husband liked his agnolotti with lamb Ragu. From there dessert was to pick the least disapointing offering of the three. I opted for the vanilla affogato, but it was filled with tapioca, making it inedible. Husband went for the bread pudding and he said the tiny scoop of mole ice cream on top was the best part. I should also say that I selected a cocktail that was made from whisky and it was so so strong that it seemed to be just a big glass of whiskey. I couldn’t make must dent in it because I was driving. I give this meal a 3 of 10 and it cost $275 and I had to go home to make a sandwich for myself. Probably a deal-breaker for future dining at Mistral.
  25. GH

    GinaH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Mistral and it was THE best meal we have had all year. Three course NYE menu with wine pairing was sensational. Service was excellent. My new favorite restaurant! Can’t wait to return.
  26. T

    Tucker

    Philadelphia

    279 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    279 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional, innovative and maxed in flavor. Several new menu selections, too many to list but our party of 5 were able to try most. Mistral is such an asset to the Princeton dining scene.
  27. W

    Wednesday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food; very nice staff at welcome and waiting tables!
  28. M

    Madison

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fresh and distinctive food. Excellent service. Well run. No sense of check rushing. Acoustics commendable in room with the open kitchen.
  29. C

    victoriaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening Catching up with friends. We sat out on the terrace which was really beautiful. Our waiter, Dan I think his name was, was excellent and very solicitous. The food was fantastic.
  30. GD

    Gr8fullyDeadicated

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again we had a delightful experience at Mistral. A broad offering on the menu and each item was superb. Brussel sprouts with peanuts and gochujang was out outstanding as was the brevette steak
  31. SH

    SHHHH

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful restaurant.
  32. NM

    NickM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to mistral going on 3 year. It’s never disappointed us. Same amazing experience every single time. The new chef, Victor is a master at what he does. The halibut and bucatini are excellent. Our waiter, Andre and the manager Olivia were polite and attentive. They made our Christmas Eve a perfect night out.
  33. MW

    MarkW

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. The food is truly fantastic.
  34. s

    soulneedle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Follows through the reputation. Friendly staff and great food.
  35. V

    Visitor

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We dined at Mistral after a concert in Princeton’s Richardson Auditorium. Food was awesome and the service was very good but the ambiance was way off. The table was so wobbly that it was hard to eat. Our waiter tried to fix it but wasn’t able to. We were sitting next to the door to the garage section and each time someone opened the door, which happened every minute or so, we felt cold and wind as it we were outside. In addition, our table was in the walkway, so there was constant crowd of people passing by and pushing the chair. Not the right ambiance for a romantic dinner.
  36. LT

    LaraT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a very enjoyable birthday at Mistral. The food was very tasteful and good. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. I would definitely be back one day.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends
  38. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here for my 21st birthday and everything was amazing. The waiter knew what he was doing / everything about the food and answered all our questions. He also made suggestions which were helpful! The food was so good my friends and I will definitely come back!
  39. AV

    AVPrinceton

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great ambience and attentive service. Food was ok.
  40. M

    Mandude2911

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Excellent food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Mistral is rated 4.7 stars by 2818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mistral

66 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hulfish

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street metered parking as well as close proximity Hullfish & Spring Street parking lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Anderson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 688-8808

  • Private party facilities

    Our enclosed patio can accommodate private or semi private groups of up to 40 guests. Our main dining room can accommodate groups of 35 guests. We offer prix fixe menus for groups ranging from $49-$59 for dinner and $32-$42 for brunch.

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