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Mistral

4.6
4.6
2727 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

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.

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What 2,727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good service, but food was blah, would not be a place i would return . Waitrrsd was great tho
  2. ME

    MichaelE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Please introduce a traditional eggs Benedict option with Canadian bacon instead of shredded ham (not great) and please forget all the green lettuce garnish or whatever that is. Service was great and we thought a lot of him. Met the manager, she was great. I made the same comment about the eggs Benedict to her.
  3. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was excellent until we needed our check. A decent wine selection and enjoyable foods.
  4. LS

    LilianS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Way too noisy! No way we could have a conversation
  5. MI

    MariaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mistral is by far one of the best restaurants in the area. Delicious, inventive cuisine with farm fresh vegetables and courteous, attentive staff. Chef Victor is creative and modern in his choices. The space is beautiful, making it the perfect place for date night, and special occasions, and the bar is a fun place to hang with friends. It’s been a favorite spot for years but with a rotating menu you can’t get bored so we will keep coming back for more. The small plates are a fun way to try a lot of dishes but the large plates are excellent too. I can’t pick a favorite dish as everything is always above expectations.
  6. TG

    TravelsforGoodFood

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends recommended Mistral and we were not disappointed. The menu was a bit adventurous and delivered a satisfying meal. Service was friendly, attentive but not intrusive. We sat in the covered outdoor area which was energetic and lively. Overall, an excellent dining experience.
  7. D

    Dustin

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Princeton, but honestly more so for the apps and starters than the entrees. Entrees are always good, but their apps steal the show.
  8. CN

    CNF1

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and atmosphere was amazing. The drinks were probably the most balanced, well-made cocktails we've ever had. 10000% recommend and will be returning!
  9. BE

    BreiannE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They really made my fiancée feel special on his Bday!
  10. p

    ptownfoodie

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! As usual, it was thoroughly enjoyable dining here!
  11. PC

    PC13

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    food was very good - very noisy though-couldn't make conversation at our table very well at all (it was a Saturday night, so was busy)
  12. J

    Joelg2k

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Disappointing (brunch) menu - food was also not as great as when Mistral opened, years back. Was always a place we liked to go when in Princeton, but not anymore.
  13. VP

    VinP

    Atlantic City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Very interesting dishes. A nice change from the “same old”. Food prepared with fresh high quality ingredients and care. Would definitely return!!
  14. KC

    KimC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!!!
  15. AF

    AlissaF

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food & service outstanding as always!!
  16. MA

    MichaelA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in years. Eclectic menu with fresh flavors and even delicious cocktails. Beautiful ambience. Chef and wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. “Outdoor” seating was somewhat enclosed but well ventilated with fans and well spaced.
  17. AG

    AGFD1SH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, excellent drinks, wonderful service!
  18. BR

    BrendanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was on point! Would definitely go back.
  19. A

    Audrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Mistral — lovely and inventive dishes, incredible flavor pairings, and a lovely ambiance.
  20. WS

    WendyS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    First time I ate here was several months ago and at the bar. It was great! Very excited to go back. However, experience was totally different we were sat in the outside room which was hot and uncomfortable. Service was non-attentive although the place was not crowed. I was served a whole Branzino, which I like but they never offered to filet it so I ended up with a mouthful of bones in every bite. Never even came back to check how we were doing with the food. Had to hunt the guy down for the bill. Just a bad experience overall. I would recommend eating at the bar anytime (more menu items also) and to avoid the restaurant all together.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I usually have a great experience here; however, on this particular occasion for 2 one of the place settings did not have a knife. Also, my plate that was presented in front of me had black swirlies on it. When I asked the server to present me with a drink that is less sweet. He said that's how the drink is. I urged to just put less of the sweet ingredient and that would be okay. I have ordered many times previously in this fashion and never had an issue, so I was unpleasantly surprised. Also, the seafood lacked fresh seafood flavor which I have been met with before from other occasions here. I was surprised and a bit dissapointed. Most dishes are good, so I am surprised that the salmon entree was partial. The skin was amazing; however, the rest of the flavor of the dish especially the side potato wedges fell flat and felt under seasoned. I hope future experiences will be better, since I do love this place and visit often.
  22. RG

    RezarG

    New England

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We were seated in the patio area, however the view was a parking area with construction debris containers in front… terrible. Service was courteous, yet not professional for the prices this place charges. Food was excellent. Steak was perfectly cooked, it could have used a couple more mini potatoes. Salmon dish was also good, yet a bit on the sweet side. Garden salad was well done. The place is pricey. There are to many table close by, feeling you have invited strangers to your table. I will not return. There are better places in town. Too bad cause the food is creative and good.
  23. k

    kareng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! And, they were able to accommodate my gluten-free and dairy-free requests!
  24. MW

    MarkW

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. The prices were more reasonable than other upscale restaurants in the area whose food was not as good. I look forward to returning.
  25. A

    Amyb

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We are at an outdoor table in an enclosed area that would’ve been lovely if it wasn’t so hot and poorly ventilated. Our waiter was cordial enough but not terribly warm or pleasant. He Definitely pushed ordering more than it would be necessary for a party of our size. The quality of the food was acceptable but not exceptional and portions were very small for the pricing (which I will say our waiter warned us about). The cocktail I ordered was terrible- very syrupy and over sweet - (I found it undrinkable and I generally don’t mind sweet cocktails) They did not charge me for it which I appreciated. My husband‘s initial pour of wine was the smallest we’ve ever received a restaurant which they rectified somewhat grudgingly. It was not a pleasant evening out. We will not go back to this restaurant.
  26. A

    Annie

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was terrific and the service great. It was noisy on the patio even though we were in a corner.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, inventive and high quality abd taste. Eating outside was pleasant and quiet except that parked cars are very close. Service was fine, coukd have been a little friendlier.
  28. MA

    MichelleA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Small plate and app were phenomenal. Dinners were average. Dessert were really good. Sat too close to the table next to us for my liking. Waiter was wonderful, very knowledgeable.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing as always. Looming forward to new dishes and can't wait to come again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the flavor profile of the dishes and drinks every single time. Octopus was amazing and the Kanpachi sashimi. I also adored the scallops. I love that the menu changes ever so slightly so I can keep coming back for new flavor explosions! There are a few I can not wait for their return, however they are not missed when I see the refreshed menu.
  31. GN

    GailandNorman

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 people was the perfect number for sampling many dishes on the menu. The ingredient combinations were unusual and sometimes from diverse cuisines but everything came together nicely. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Pricey but well worth it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Drinks were amazing, food was even better. Can’t wait to go back for brunch!
  33. CA

    CfoodAndEatsIt

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For as many times as we’ve both dined in Princeton, Mistral was a place we hadn’t tried. Have to say, we were missing out. We were greeted warmly & seated immediately in the outdoor space which we were pretty happy to find. Funny enough, we happened to be seated next to one of my gf’s colleagues & her husband so that was a cool little surprise. Service was REALLY good; very attentive, friendly and not over the top hovering. (Props to Christian for being our waiter). We were told that the owner was actually running food & that immediately made me like this place more. Speaking of food - wow. My gf’s grilled salmon was as good as you could imagine salmon to be. Creative presentation & lots of flavor. I had the bavette steak and was blown away by the tenderness & flavor of this dish. Wish I had ordered 2! (I’m a big guy, I definitely could’ve gone for a second round). Ended the meal with cappuccino & the pistachio sherbet dessert &, again, WOW. So many unique things on that plate that, when you put them all together, such an amazing flavor. Overall the atmosphere was warm, Inviting & comfortable and there’s no better way to enjoy REALLY good food than in an environment that actually adds to the experience. Bravo.
  34. d

    debbiel

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great resturant. As a local, this is one of our favorites!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Overall experience was a disappointment. The waiter was obvious not a happy camper and it show in his service and attitude. We ordered half a dozen oysters which were the smallest i’ve ever seen. Overall food was mediocre.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good tasting food and drinks, portions kinda small especially for dessert which was a little underwhelming
  37. JH

    JessicaH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A disappointing evening. Food portions feel small, our view looked out over a gigantic dumpster, and we weren't seated until 7:25, even though we had a reservation for 7 pm.
  38. PF

    PamF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We knowingly ordered several and a variety of dishes. However preparation and pacing of the plates was flavorful and not rushed. Service provided by Christian was attentive and thoughtful. Thank you.
  39. LB

    LeeB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in to sample the unique cuisine on our way through Princeton. 5 stars on everything, don’t miss this intimate, personable dining experience. Can’t wait to stop in again 👍🏻
  40. D

    Disappointedpatron

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The fench toast was fried to blackness. Even the middle was as tough as leather.

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 4.6 stars by 2727 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 47 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mistral

66 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542

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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