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Mistral

4.6
4.6
2777 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 38 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.
  • NYE Dinner 3-Course Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    We will be offering a $69 Three Course Dinner Menu for New Year's Eve. Drinks, tax and gratuity additional. Only Menu available. Please note allergies/dietary restrictions. Optional wine pairing priced at $39 per person. 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours subject to $69 per person.

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What 2,777 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Contemporary American

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  1. ND

    NathanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As soon as we got there the hostess knew me immediately and sat me promptly. Followed by an almost immediate wine/cocktail menu and a server with a huge smile and brain full of knowledge. Everytime I go it’s always consistent hospitality and kudos to the General Manager for selling us on the haddock! Very good overall. Thank you Team Mistral
  2. j

    josephe

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I want to say that our waiter, Chad was very good and attentive. the food was excellent, and I would definitely dine here again. However, when we arrived it was just before dinner was available and it was suggested that we wait at the bar or one of the tables in the bar area. We decided to sit at a table and a waiter brought us water and there were menus to look at. Fine. After declining drinks and saying that we were waiting for the dining room to open we were told by the bar manager that the dining room was completely booked and that we had the best seat available in the bar area and would we like to place an order? I looked at my open table app and saw that there was availability from 4 o'clock on. Hmm? I booked my table on open table and was seated at 4. I am including a picture that I took at 4:45 after we had placed our order and were enjoying drinks. Now, I don't know what the purpose of that charade was, but I wanted to mention it in case it should be presented to someone else. Shame on the management for letting this kind of thing happen. It definitely put a bad spin on what was supposed to be an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Thankfully the food was great and the waiter very professional
  3. EF

    EricF

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best meals we have had in a long time. The evening started out bumpy when we tried to get a drink in the small bar but after we were seated it was a wonderful (although a bit loud) evening. It was nice to see so many large parties out The food was amazing and our waiter so very attentive. A little fun fact - you are able to order from the restaurant, Elements, which is located upstairs to add to your dining experience at Mistral.
  4. SN

    StevieNicks

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend Mistral. Excellent food, perfect portions for sharing and the staff and atmosphere are both excellent. Our first time there, I brought my 83 y/o grandma here as a surprise for her birthday, and she absolutely loved it.
  5. K

    Kivtas

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place with good food and great service waiters were always ready to help and hostess made sure my reservation was taken care off and flexible from delays.
  6. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent meal- would highly recommend to friends & family!
  7. JO

    JacobO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. Food is more filling than you would expect. Had a great time.
  8. w

    worldtraveler

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites but had not been back since Pandemic started. They now have a liquor license so we did not need to bring wine. Very tasty and nice combination of flavors. Service was excellent
  9. GM

    GeneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Will definitely be returning!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable time with the open kitchen
  11. BD

    BeckyD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the diverse choices on this menu and the ability to share small plates. We shared Thai crab salad, red pepper hummus and Brussels sprouts. All delicious and a perfect amount for sharing. And paired well with the Picante Pedro cocktail - all delicious!
  12. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great servers, food was excellent, flavorful and lovely ambiance
  13. TR

    ThomasR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food was great as always. The Brunch French toast was the best.
  14. JK

    JeanineK

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food! Outdoor patio was mostly enclosed and nice and warm. Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I loved Mistral. The menu is so eclectic and savory… I had the Arepas and the Smoked Fish Gougeres… they were AMAZING! I would have much preferred to be sitting indoors rather than the extended seated area. I was really cold. However, midway through dinner they put heaters on and I was much more comfortable. Definitely, I would go back and bring friends. Be sure to go early enough to find parking. Closing note, the cocktail menu was excellent also.
  16. c

    classic1music

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing staff thank you so much
  18. MG

    MelliG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another great brunch at Mistral yesterday. Our waiter was attentive, friendly, and offered excellent recommendations for drinks One friend was stuck in traffic but they still seated us and made sure she had an order in before the kitchen closed for brunch. Everything was delicious. We love it here.
  19. SL

    ShariL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great brunch! Interesting menu. Great service! Will gladly come back!
  20. EB

    EmilyB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Our third time and we loved it as much as the first and second times. Our waiter was outstanding. We will return again and again
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took my family here while they were visiting and they absolutely loved it. The food is so good. Only complaints are that it was a bit loud in the extension with the fireplace cause, but I guess there’s not much to do about that given the acoustics. Also, it took a while for our waiter to get around to us for appetizers and drinks after we got seated, but he was great after the initial wait. Overall, lovely experience. I think it’s the best food in town!
  22. M

    Mthecritic

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The oyster was delicious. The drink was very good and I was glad I subbed rum for mezcal, which i don’t care for.
  23. ME

    MichelleE

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal! Will come back next time we are in town to try a few new items. Great cocktails.
  24. TM

    TracyM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, but the stand out for me was the bucatini with "cauliflower bolognese"--it was INCREDIBLE! Thank you for such a thoughtful meat-free dish!
  25. W

    Wspk

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent but our party of 3 received our entree two hours after we arrived. Our order went in after a large party's order. We would have liked to have been alerted to order sooner. Service was great. We were treated to coffee and a dessert for having to wait.
  26. JM

    JayM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. The place was a bit noisy but nothing serious to complain about. If you are wanting a more intimate place try and get another venue or come on a slower night. Food was VERY good. Drinks were also very delicious.
  27. GL

    Gr82cub42L8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Mistral bar: 4.5 of 5 Restaurant indoors: 3 of 5 Food quality is superb, with beautiful interior. Our favorites were the small bites/plates and appetizers. Strong cocktails in bar too. However our restaurant experience was average. Very surprised to see paper napkins being used in a location that charges around $30 plus for an entree and expansive wine list. Our waters were never refilled. Again if this was a busy diner I understand having to flag down staff but this was a little surprising. Again good overall was excellent (kudos to the chefs!) but the service was lacking a bit in my opinion . Not to mention the tables are crammed so close together! Post-covid you’d think the restaurant would be cognizant if this. Bottom line is come here for a happy hour cocktail and bite but it may be better to go to their sister restaurant elements for a relaxing full service meal.
  28. MP

    MaureenP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How kind the people were at Mistral when our family's flight got delayed. They got us all fed and just as they were closing the kitchen. 5 people- all raved about our meals. Quality, taste and service. Ambience- check that box too. Thank you so much.
  29. T

    Tomcat

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    About six months ago I had a terrific dinner at Mistral. Now I experienced a poor service and the branzino was way too much salted.
  30. TR

    ThomasR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so tasty. The Chicken Brunch sandwich is totally decadent. Chicken with French toast, Bacon, maple syrup and a little hot peppers.
  31. BV

    BaltimoreVisitor

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were early for our reservation, but they were quite accommodating. Food was delicious. Service was great!
  32. DJ

    DiJoPA

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our experience was very hit or miss. The fried brie was good. The crab salad was not good. There was very little crab. It was mostly shredded cabbage. The pappardelle was good. The bronzino comes whole. They will not filet it for you. For dessert, we shared a panna cotta. It was ok. Hubby had to send back his martini. It was too salty. He had requested a Grey Goose martini with an olive, but he was served a "dirty" martini with too much olive juice. Nothing about this place wowed us; not the food, not the service, not the ambiance/decor.
  33. A

    Anemone

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks were great! I ordered the scallops and they were overly salted. Everything else was great
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience
  35. RM

    RonaldM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chef Anderson delivers as usually great food; cool like a cucumber in the kitchen with no visible stress.
  36. A

    Angelo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have been to Mistral many times for brunch, and dinner and had good experiences, and this was no exception. They seemed a little short staffed, but the people working were busting their buttons to make sure guests were served well. Probably the best cocktails in Princeton currently. Our primary server Chloé was on point, as were the runners. Very minor requests would be a change of one flood light over the door which was a little glaring into dining area, but considering service is going in and out I understand the need for illumination. A wet nap would be nice for after eating the delicious, but slightly oily schezchuan wing. Next time I'll bring my own just in case.
  37. BB

    BryanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had dinner with my wife and a work friend. Mistral is expensive, but that’s Princeton. The bill was $330 including tip. The wine, food and service were outstanding.
  38. BS

    BradS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really interesting menu for brunch we had all of the waiters recommendations which were excellent the wings and peppers on bites had great flavor and the crab salad was so refreshing, had chicken sandwich as well very unique take on typical “chicken and waffle” type of set up
  39. PG

    PGTips

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food good atmosphere and very busy - Oysters were very good!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Understanding the menu changes somewhat frequently, for now I cannot recommend enough the arepas and the lamb belly tostadas. Our waiter, Christian, was fantastic. The noise was loud enough that at least two newly seated two-tops asked to be moved out of the main dining area (by the kitchen) to the offset patio. I’d absolutely come back and would recommend!

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 2777 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 38 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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