Mistral

4.7
2209 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2209 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TatianaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing time celebrating my husband 50th birthday

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DawnZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have had Kyle many times always provides great service & his attention to remember things we like❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with family before family event.

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PatrickT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely brunch - felt very safe and food and drinks were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and mom got her shots celebration!

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal we had at Mistral tonight! We have lived in New Jersey for 21 years and I can’t believe we are just discovering it now. From the snacks (brussel sprouts and foie gras PB&J) to the appetizers (beef tartare and tuna ceviche) to the entrees (wagyu steak and crispy Black Sea bass) and finally the desserts of butterscotch pot de creme and milk and honey, everything was over the top incredible! Mike was an awesome server. I highly recommend and can’t wait to come back with our college aged sons!

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vipprincetongirl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We made a reservation for “outdoor” dining which was billed as a heated open patio. The reality was a crowded completely enclosed space with heaters and a fireplace on at full blast. There was no ventilation and our table for 2 was situated about 3 feet from a table of 6. The rest of the dining room was filled and tables were not spaced 6+ feet apart. Our waiter sensed our discomfort and did move our table away from the table for 6 but it really wasn’t a comfortable or safe- feeling outdoor dining experience. For those who still prefer to dine outdoors this is not a good option.

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vipEatsOutALot
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Exceptional food. Everything was very good but each appetizer, salad, and main dish was a work of art.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the flavors are very interesting. Enjoyable and fun

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JayA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice ambience; right from the usher to the waiter(s) and cleaner(s) all staff members were courteous and friendly. Nice menu, but very few options for vegetarians. Bar / Drinks menu is great; some unique cocktails. I was told that the produce comes from local farms; overall good experience.

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vipSosi
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service!!!

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NJFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

I think they are really heavy handed with the salt. And they try to do too much with some of the dishes and you lose the flavor of the main event.

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CarolK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time in less than 2 weeks dining here! It was so enjoyable the first time I wanted to insure it was as great the second time around!
I hope to make this a regular on my list of eateries.
Oh, the waitperson we had both times was “ Mike”! He actually remembered the exact adult beverages my husband and I each had the first visit! Mike is a treasure and asset to Mistral...
Outstanding in every aspect for a night out. Thank you, Carol

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GraceB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and vibes here were fantastic—the best crab cake I've ever had, along with a delicious drinks menu. Would absolutely recommend!

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Outonthetown
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food is presented beautifully. Found it too salty.

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Natfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo yummy and great service!

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Cheekbones
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our food took a while. Loved back room with fire for brunch. Service good , but many items not hot ... eggs Benedict lukewarm is not good unless hot . Food alittle salty. Ramen noodles were undercooked. Sunday brunch

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vipdiningoutisfun
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The service and food were very good, like always. But dining on the patio tonight was not “outdoor dining.” In the past, I have felt very safe at Mistral dining on the patio . It was open to the outdoors with plenty of air flow, even if chillier. Tonight, the patio was completely closed. Not what I expected and I did not feel safe.

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chili13
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would have given this place 5 stars if not for the hostess. We arrived at the place 3 minutes early but were told it was "too early" and we have to wait OUTSIDE until our reservation time! I have never heard of this. Why can't just sit at our table, it's only 3 min. Nowhere on their website or reservation confirmation did it mention seating at exactly your time. Her personality also was not fitting for a host. I did not catch her name, but I hope I do not see her again. If not for the food, I would not come back.

Anyways, on to the good stuff! Our server, Mike was great. He was friendly and welcoming and was open to questions about the menu. For starters we got the Oysters, which were very fresh and delicious. I ordered the Wagyu steak and my friends had Scallops and Tuna Ceviche. My only complaint is that the scallops were too salty, but everything else was delicious and fresh. I will definitely return.

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StephV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming our favorite restaurant! The menu is always changing and the cocktails are exceptional!

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MinYuet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Gracious service. Consistently delectable food all around. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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Alexandra
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was amazing including the cocktails and wine! Definitely will be back.

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maxR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!! Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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ChristopherZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always Food And Service Outstanding👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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yuna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Atmosphere for the Valentines Day could be more romantic. Otherwise we liked it. Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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vipRadB
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day - super set menu at brunch and dinner!! Olivia looked after us. She was great! Thank you.

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vipGraham
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good as it always is at Mistral. Our server, Christian, was extremely pleasant and attentive. The ambiance and distancing in the upstairs room was perfect for conditions. My only comment was that the wines for the pairing did not match the quality of the food offerings.

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BilboSkywalker
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine in a quiet, cozy environment.

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ChrisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around - food, drinks, service! Would absolutely recommend!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, everything was fresh! However, the outdoor wasn’t as open and the heat lamps got super hot and gave me a headache by the end

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MichaelT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Valentine's Day Brunch 2021. Arrived at 2:00 and was immediately seated by the kitchen which was extremely noisy, with wait staff energetically in motion. I requested a quieter table, but none available. Was seated at the bar table at the bar. Better, but the atmosphere a little lacking..Also had to wear our coats as we were seated by removal partitions adjacent to the outdoor seating and I think the heat wasn't working. otherwise, the 3-course Brunch was enjoyable. We weren't rushed and courses were properly paced which enabled us to enjoy our company. The menu was not typical and very flavourful. The Bloody Mary's were particularly good, with spiciness and depth that was spot-on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The patio is fully enclosed, this is basically indoor dining and calling it outdoor dining. There’s not a lot of space in between tables, but partitions (ok if it was actual outdoor dining).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great 12/10

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vipDmitriyO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, awesome vibe !!!

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AngelicaT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food wonderful cocktails, everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Dining success pandemic style!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day menu

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Muskrat117
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On 2/13/21 Mistral was offering a special three course fixed price Valentine's meal. Excellent. The lamb shank was perfect.

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Mistral is rated 4.7 stars by 2209 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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