Mistral

4.5
2452 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will be offering a $69 Three Course Prix Fixe Menu for New Year's Eve. Only menu available. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. Optional wine pairing. 24 hour cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours subject to $25 charge per person.

What 2452 people are saying
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Mooksieboo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another incredible meal with exceptional service. Coast-to-coast Mistral is consistently one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. Every plate perfectly prepared. This last visit I discovered that there actually is a perfect omelette, and of course Mistral makes it.

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Shrink
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was served cold so it did not taste good
I asked for bread so I was charged for that
Server wanted us out ASAP kept asking if we needed the check
Server unhelpful
Unpleasant experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Bit literally as we sat down we were warned the kitchen was closing in 10 mins and felt rushed. Why have reservation slots available with such a tight window? Not ideal. Rest was great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Will not be returning to Mistral. The service was awful, the food was salty and overpriced. Ordered a martini and it was so poorly made, I could not drink it. One of the servers dropped a glass and it smashed all over the floor and ended up underneath our table. He never came over to clean it up, we had to flag someone down to let them know. To top it all off, as soon as I walked out of the restaurant I had to run back into the because I got sick. Save your money and time and go elsewhere.

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SandyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mistral is Princeton’s most adventurous dining. I always appreciate what Scott Anderson does to the Local food scene.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great selection of food and good service. Everything is farm to table fresh.

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vipJerryG
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent, creative food and polite attentive service.

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BreiannE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant when we don’t feel like cooking.

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Mistral to everyone - it's wonderful!

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StephK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre was the best waiter! Very personable and accommodating. He made great recommendations and made our experience wonderful. To boot, the food was absolutely delicious.

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Hotoria
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Amazing food, great service and super attentive. Ended up being a wonderful brunch date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!

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vroomvroom
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fancy plates but casual restaurant. Awesome decor and great vibes!

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KimC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food was outstanding. We will be back!!!

TJ
vipTigerJCS
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the flavor profiles were superb--complex but not fussy, with really creative and imaginative dishes that we don't see anywhere else. We were able to sit in the "outdoor room" which meant we were away from the street but benefited from fresh air. Well done all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Their food is great but main dish portion was like an appetizers portion.
Other wise overall experience was good.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time brunch customers and will be back! The brunch burger and french toast were high quality and cooked perfectly.

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jsurti1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very elegant venue with great service and food. The outdoor dining is right on the street, so this makes it a little noisy. Also would love more vegetarian options on the menu.

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NJLefty
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks! Great service. Beautiful environs.

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vipJohnR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor wait service. Probably due to lack of wait staff.

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vipSuperCAT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb dining experience. Michael, our server, made spectacular suggestions (great call on the oysters), and provided excellent service. The tandoori mackerel with lentils was one of the best dishes I’ve had before; what a revelation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The server was extremely rude. When I asked about table side preparation of the whole black bass, she said, “it has a head, a tail, and a bunch of bones, so no.” The rest of our meal (shishito peppers, mussels escabeche, diver scallops, and mackerel) was both overpriced and uninspiring. The mackerel was particularly awful. The entire experience was rushed; we were in and out in 55 minutes, and were never even given a basket of bread. I will never return.

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DevinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always outstanding! Christian is a charm and such an amazing waiter. Compliments to the kitchen staff and chefs on such great preparation, presentation and taste. Highly recommended!!

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amber
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipJeffS
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love dining at Mistral...small plates make for lots of wonderful tastes and the cocktials are always primo. The bill adds up quickly...but worth it.

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GillC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding waiter. He was always one step ahead of our needs

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DianeH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great twist on flavors .to start had : Oysters very refreshing, smoked fish dip & chips pleasantly excellent, & deviled egg super with surprise crunch. Lunch choices didn’t disappoint & enjoyed the not so predictable choices . Our waiter was very knowledgeable & made the experience even better. Highly recommend . Will be back for sure !

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vipRonD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must. The food was sublime. We started with the hamachi ceviche and mussels escabeche with fresh chips. The mussels in particular are divine. They were bursting with flavor … a true delight. For the entree we had the seared diver scallops with charred corn and sorrel crema and the grilled bavette steak with au poivre sauce and trumpet mushrooms. Both were fantastic and perfectly cooked.. Our waiter, Kyle, was both friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our meal outside under the lighted canopy in the heart of Princeton.

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vipImportamation
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent, as was the presentation on the plate. The portions were smaller than expected, though the salad was an exception to that…..we all 3 shared my salad! We were seated by the kitchen / former bar area and it was super loud. Kind of entertaining, but just wasn’t quite the upscale vibe I was looking for. The other parts of the dining space looked more inviting.

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vipJamesB
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really love the many different options, including an excellent mushroom omelette. The dressed oysters were very good as well as the Bloody Mary. Our server was outstanding and was a good sport when we told her she looked like the actor Anna Kendrick. We’ll definitely be returning very soon.

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FranF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Different and unusual selections. One of the most interesting menus in Princeton.

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
266 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The creativity expressed by Mistral's chefs is way beyond impressive. Also, the flavors are always maximized. And you can order any dish on the menu and be assured it will deliver on both counts. Service is excellent. What a wonderful restaurant!

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Nibbles
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The patio was open and had a big fan which was good in terms of Covid precautions. It wasn’t very aesthetically pleasing though. The service was very good and attentive. The food was ok. Everyone says this place is great but every dish was incredibly salty and it feels like they’re trying to hard. We ordered oysters and you couldn’t taste them at all because of all the stuff they put on them. The scallops were good. The mackerel was good but also very salty. Overall it was fine but I don’t see what everyone is raving about.

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LocalResident
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food at Mistral remains excellent. However, compared to the past (say, two years ago, before the pandemic), there was a slight decrease in quality of service: the food choices seem narrower than before and the small plate we shared as an appetizer (a fried burrata) was noticeably less warm than it should.

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Peter
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Got seated on time for our dinner reservation at 8:15pm. It took 15 minutes for any server to come and get our order. Another 45 minutes for our order to arrive. We're no longer hungry after an hour of waiting. Then, the server asked if we wanted dessert? No, thank you, we cannot wait another hour for our dessert LOL

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RobertC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

One starter was over cooked and another was way too salty. Time to receive between starters and entrees took almost 30 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mistral was one of the best brunches that we’ve ever had, and I’d highly recommend. Everything was very fresh and delicious!

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Zach
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent attentive service. Sat at our table promptly, food was delicious and well portioned.

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KeeMonique
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! Outstanding service and the food and drinks were delish!! Thank you for a phenomenal birthday outing for our dear friend!

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CarolT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food is always delicious - it was busy noisy and hot - service was fair - but we understand it is a difficult time for staffing right now

FAQs

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

Mistral is rated 4.5 stars by 2452 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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