Mistral

4.6
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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

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Sunday Brunch Takeout Menu

Takeout
May 31, 2020-Jun 30, 2020·Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM

You are reserving a pick up time for our brunch a la carte takeout menu. The guest count should correlate to the amount of meals you want to pick up. We will contact you by phone or email to confirm order details. You can also notate your order on Open Table after submitting reservation for pick up time slot. Detailed curbside pick up instruction provided when confirming with our staff. Wine list available upon request.

Limited a La Carte Menu

Takeout
May 27, 2020-Jun 30, 2020·Wed-Fri 4:00PM-7:30PM

You are reserving a pick up time for our weekly a la carte takeout menu. The guest count should correlate to the amount of meals you want to pick up. We will contact you by phone or email to confirm order details. You can also notate your order on Open Table after submitting reservation for pick up time slot. Detailed curbside pick up instruction provided when confirming with our staff. Wine list & limited cocktail menu available upon request.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgenemg
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takeout dinner from the best kitchen in Princeton. Everything was superb and especially welcome after two months of home cooking and simple takeout. It reminded us what top-notch chefs are unlike you and me.

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vipFiskar
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thus was a takeout order. Everything worked smoothly. The food arrived hot and delicious. This was our second time doing takeout at Mistral; it won’t be our last!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful that you are doing take out! Food is so good!

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vipDmitriyO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consider the pick up only orders availability, the restaurant employees went above and beyond to do on time pick up and create the best possible “pick up” dinner experience.
Great job guys. Hope to see you in person and dine in at your restaurant soon.
Thank you

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious, beautifully prepared Mother’s Day brunch. It made for a special day for us as we stay at home. Thank you!

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AndreL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing one-on-one attention and complete adherence to social distancing guidelines as well.

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GaryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Happy Mistral did curbside service for mothers day. And thrilled they are doing curbside going forward. The food was outstanding as usual. And even in to go containers...the presentation was great. Can't wait to order again!

NJ
NJLovesNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Truthfully it was not up to my previous experiences eating at Mistral.

MW
vipMomW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramen is great! Followed by dessert of Pot de Creme! Mmmmmmm.
And service was perfect!

MS
MariaS
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most awesome place in Princeton!!!! Food is Awesome!!!!😘

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RodC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was just ok. Clearly Mistral is more than just the food. Getting curbside dinner is not the same.

MW
vipMomW
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Take out food is delicious! And it’s an easy/safe pickup. Staff are great!

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best ramen in the area! Thank you for opening for take out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, food was great!

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vipRenee
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here so many times, and every time seems to be better than the last. The service, food, wines and cocktails never disappoint. Tyler is such a professional.
See you all, again, soon.
Renee and Michael Eckstut

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Micky
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second trip to Mistral, and we have been impressed both times by the creativity of their menu and the skill level in the kitchen. Because of anxiety over the virus outbreak, Mistral was quieter than usual, and they had removed some tables in order to allow diners to sit a bit farther apart, which seems like a smart move. But even with the somewhat subdued atmosphere, the food was delicious and the staff was uniformly friendly and helpful. Since this was probably our last restaurant meal before we begin "self-quarantine." I'm glad we chose Mistral

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food this time!

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vipXiomaraH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always eat at Mistral whenever I’m in Princeton!

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vipDebiP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, dinner and drinks were amazing. We enjoyed every moment and every bite. It was restaurant week but we ordered off of the regular menu. Too many things to choose. So delicious!

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Foodie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Mistral has a gorgeous atmosphere in the outdoor seating area with the fire on. However, Sunday evenings may not be the best time to visit. The food was not as great as usual and the staff was sometimes careless with the way they hand you your dinner.

JB
vipJuliusB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on!! From beginning to end all was spectacular!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, can’t wait to go back!

NJ
NJFoodies
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Hard to rate this one. Unquestionably, this is an excellent restaurant but there were some issues. Ten of the twelve dishes we ordered were phenomenal, one missed the mark (by a lot), the other was not plated well. About 1/2 hour into our experience, a large table was seated on our section. The noise level immediately increased to an 11/10 and conversation at our table was next to impossible. We will go back but we'll have a seating request for next time!

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IritD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We went to Mistral for a family birthday celebration. The ambiance was very nice and festive. We were surprised that the menu had zero vegetarian entrees on it but were happy that the chef agreed to prepare some "vegetable pasta" outside the menu to accomodate us. Several of the dishes were delicious, like the calamari salad and, but several others were drowned in butter (roasted chicken, the pasta). The deserts were also a little strange - with a weird deconstructed velvet cake with candied beets. Sounds insteresting but wasn't very tasty.

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vipLocaldiner
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had a little weekend getaway in Princeton and by far Mistral had the best food. Innovative and definitely unique. Things on the menu that we had not seen before or not prepared that way even if we were familiar with the ingredients. The small sizes of the dishes encourages you to experiment and try different things. Good bar and solid wine list.

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RebeccaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch very much! The food and service was excellent!

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vipNimbleBean
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Amazing meal as always.

Some bumps with the experience this time though. Server a bit too quick to remove dishes... Took away our half bowl of rice chips when starters were served! And she seemed to be hovering to clear dishes through the entire meal. Would be less disruptive to wait until all had finished a course and then clear. And then, she disappeared for quite a while after our coffee, so we waited too long for check. And finally, we were on the patio on a very cold night. Heaters and fire are very warming, but we were seated right at the opening of the curtain which provides a barrier to the cold air. All of us felt cold chills on our legs every time wait staff or guests went through the curtain.

All that said, still a great restaurant, and we look forward to returning again and again.

PG
vipPaulG
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a frequent diner to Mistral, always try to be honest in my reviews. We were seating immediately even though we arrived a little early. Service is very good. Drinks are always good. Food continues to be excellent. The Fluke Ceviche, Grilled Kale Salad, Roasted Beets & Burrata and Seared Diver Scallops were exceptional but......skip the Pork Schnitzel.

New York fine dining in the heart of Princeton.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Big flavors, but didn’t live up to the hype for us. The menu feels unfocused, service was pretty robotic. The sweet potato and scallion pancake was a food highlight

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DavidA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food... from first bite until the last, I was amazed by the bold choices that worked so well

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susannea
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Way too hot in the out door patio especially if you sat in front of the fire and at the same time burst of cold air would hit you. Uncomfortable. Food and service excellent

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waitress was not friendly throughout the meal and rude. She hurried us to order and then was on us as we finished each course. After tipping her considerably, she then asked us to leave bc there were other reservations. She also said the pork schnitzel was a small dish and it was huge.

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RudyC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around here n the patio

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vipFoodieDeb
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding. Service outstanding. Just a great experience to celebrate my friend's birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been upstairs to elements before but even so, wasn’t prepared for how good the food would be. We sat outside, ambiance with the heaters and fire pit was outstanding. Very cozy.

Shares a ton of small plates. Food ranged from good to outrageously amazing.

Bar was great too. There was a loud party of College students and it didn’t detract from the experience and I’d have to guess they were an anomaly anyway. Solid fine dining in a more casual atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date might. Minimal vegetarian selection but it was light and delicious. Very cute ambiance

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EdAp
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great burgers

DP
vipDebiP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every minute and every bite of our experience. The food was inventive and delicious and our service was excellent as were our drinks. We can’t wait to go back again.

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STEVENH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our starters were excellent. However, entrees were not impressive. Had the pork schnitzel which I felt was too fatty, monk fish was done in a curry sauce with rice. Was not overwhelmed with the tastes and I am a foody person. Was disappointed despite NJ MOnthly giving them TOP 30 in the state. I may try again to see if was an off night for them. I do give them strong marks on appys and shared plates. Just the entrees were off.

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vipexcessiveeaters
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Mistral and not only did it live up to our expectations from our first visit, it completely surpassed them! We are still thinking about all the amazing flavors we experienced during our meal and cannot wait to return. Chef Mooney and his crew have a great thing going on at Mistral! If you are anywhere near Princeton you have to go try them out - Mistral is worth the trip!

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