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Best American Restaurants in Princeton

Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Flight Lounge PrincetonFlight Lounge Princeton
(18)
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
TGI FRIDAYS - PrincetonTGI FRIDAYS - Princeton
(16)
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Restaurant at The Hotel TidesRestaurant at The Hotel Tides
(349)
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American | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central
d'floret restaurantd'floret restaurant
(315)
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American | Lambertville, New Jersey - Central
Harvest Moon InnHarvest Moon Inn
(140)
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American | Flemington, New Jersey - Central
618618
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
Acacia of LawrencevilleAcacia of Lawrenceville
(490)
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American | Lawrenceville, New Jersey - Central
Metropolitan CafeMetropolitan Cafe
(604)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
Social 37Social 37
(460)
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American | Toms River, New Jersey - Central
The American Hotel - Market Yard GrilleThe American Hotel - Market Yard Grille
(503)
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American | Freehold, New Jersey - Central
The Grill at The Pittstown InnThe Grill at The Pittstown Inn
(149)
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American | Pittstown, New Jersey - Central
The Robinson Ale HouseThe Robinson Ale House
(289)
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American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central
Gusto GrillGusto Grill
(405)
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American | East Brunswick, New Jersey - Central
The Bistro at Red BankThe Bistro at Red Bank
(316)
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American | Red Bank, New Jersey - Central

Best Italian Restaurants in Princeton

Eno TerraEno Terra
(2755)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
(916)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
La MezzalunaLa Mezzaluna
(911)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Metro NorthMetro North
(1503)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Trattoria ProcacciniTrattoria Procaccini
(275)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Piccolo Trattoria - PenningtonPiccolo Trattoria - Pennington
(166)
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(248)
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Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Anjelica's RestaurantAnjelica's Restaurant
(546)
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Italian | Sea Bright, New Jersey - Central
Ristorante GiorgiaRistorante Giorgia
(188)
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Italian | Rumson, New Jersey - Central
Patricia's of HolmdelPatricia's of Holmdel
(686)
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Italian | Holmdel, New Jersey - Central
Brando'sBrando's
(1302)
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Italian | Asbury Park, New Jersey - Central
Ravello by ToscanoRavello by Toscano
(559)
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Italian | Robbinsville, New Jersey - Central
Luca's Ristorante of SomersetLuca's Ristorante of Somerset
(420)
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Italian | New Brunswick, New Jersey - Central
Trama's TrattoriaTrama's Trattoria
(474)
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Italian | Long Branch, New Jersey, New Jersey - Central
Il LagoIl Lago
(111)
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Italian | Highlands, New Jersey - Central

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Princeton Restaurants

Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1612 reviews
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

One of the best meals we have had. The food was unique and delicious. The wines in the wine pairing were equally special. The staff could not have been better. They were professional, kind, and wonderfully engaging. I already told friends and family that they must go. It is definitely worth the trip. I'm looking forward to our next visit. More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1689 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Nice dinner. Swordfish was delicious, as were the scallops. Very attentive service. More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4286 reviews
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Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

It is an excellent fish restaurant. You have to bring in your favorite wine yourself. More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
1896 reviews
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Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We visited the Witherspoon Grill for my boyfriend's birthday. We both ordered the 21 oz Dry-Aged Bone-in Ribeye steaks, which were cooked to perfection (his medium-rare; mine medium). Definitely pricey at $54.00 for a ribeye, but (to us) the cut and preparation was well worth the price for a special occasion dinner. I'd ordered the Crab Cocktail as an appetizer (lump crab meat on top of cocktail sauce on top of shredded Iceberg lettuce). I don't know why I'd hoped it would differ from a typical Shrimp Cocktail appetizer, but it was good. The sides with the steak were fantastic; we'd ordered the brussel sprouts with bacon and shallots, the broccolini with garlic and olive oil substituted for butter as per my request, and the mashed potatoes. The service was wonderful. Our server was attentive, outgoing, and knowledgeable. He let us taste this delicious fig and bacon bourbon whiskey to which I'd been curious, though we ultimately settled for beer and wine. I had a glass of the Red Blend, which was mild and smooth; I loved it. I'd tried to save room for dessert, but dinner had been so filling, it was getting late, and we both had work early the next day. Nonetheless, the server surprised us with two complimentary scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and a candle so that we could have one more moment of celebration. This type of customer service and restaurant culture is why we will definitely return to the Witherspoon Grill when we're back in the area. P.S. Unsurprisingly, I couldn't finish a 21 oz steak. Luckily, I LOVE leftovers, and this ribeye made for a perfect steak and onions the following day. I'd also like to mention that the restaurant was VERY busy, even on a Monday night. Though we had to wait a few minutes to be seated with reservations and our steaks took a bit longer than expected, this did not affect our overall experience, nor did it take away from the amazing customer service. They were attentive but busy; and the steaks were worth the wait. More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2755 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Exceptional food, great wine selection, wonderful service. More

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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
916 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful creative appetizers & dinners, excellent service, this restaurant is a neighborhood gem! More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1691 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We love going Seasons 52 for birthdays. They always make it special with a nice picture and dessert. Today it was both my son and my husband's birthdays (2 days apart) and it was super! The server was extra helpful. My son said he has never had someone refill his iced tea before being asked. The food is always extra special. I asked for quiet seating and it was!! Miracle! I often recommend Seasons 52 to friends. You do need to make a reservation though. It's very popular. More

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for SculptureRats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
3061 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Gorgeous setting. Delicious food! French onion soup was wonderful. Apple dessert was heavenly! More

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MistralMistral
1412 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful casual restaurant with fabulous food. Loved the Mexican Street Corn Fritters, Salad Nicoise, and the Parker House Rolls. The Waghu Steak was incredible. Drinks were very good. Wine list had many choices with a good selection of wine by the glass. The apple tart dessert was delicious, free style cookie style crust with delicious apple filling. More

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MediterraMediterra
2514 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Visiting the town far from home. we are food critics anywhere we dine. thought the place had great reviews it must be good. Well, they didn’t lie about that. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious from the sweet potato chowder which my kids also loved to my mussels ooh I loved the sauce! and my daughter’s branzino fish which skin was so crisp she even finished the cauliflower rice with it. My husband got a duck risotto which was soo good and the calamari fritti that was gone in seconds! And service was excellent! I will definitely come back if ever I visit this town again. More

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La MezzalunaLa Mezzaluna
911 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Mezzaluna had been serving top-notch food in Princeton for many years. It is always excellent. The owner and waitstaff are always super-friendly. Highly recommend! I also recommend a reservation, as it is a small restaurant and is very popular. More

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Metro NorthMetro North
1503 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Love the food, drinks and atmosphere. Service is always great. More

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The Peacock InnThe Peacock Inn
1302 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

The hotel was beautiful. The bed was sooo comfortable. The heated floors in the bathroom was a nice touch. The restaurant was very pretty. A bit expensive for the amount of food. But very well presented. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant. The bar was very nice but again quite expensive. More

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Big Fish - PrincetonBig Fish - Princeton
910 reviews
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Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

It was a business lunch. I had a Caesar salad with grilled salmon which was perfect and my guest had crab Cobb salad she just loved! Will return More

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Yankee Doodle Tap RoomYankee Doodle Tap Room
133 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Another fabulous meal with wine and appetizers. This will be our main place for the coming four years when we visit our son at college. More

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Despaña PrincetonDespaña Princeton
559 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

If you like authentic Spanish food, this is the place. The paella is the best outside of Barcelona. More

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Piccolo Trattoria - PenningtonPiccolo Trattoria - Pennington
166 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

It was extremely noisy - they had a hard floor and part of the ceiling was noise reflecting. We chose this place because the other Italian restaurant we like is also noisy (and it does not take reservations, so sometimes there can be a long wait for a table). The food was excellent for a modestly priced restaurant. Our reservation was for 6:45pm. By the time we had finished, the place was much quieter. We wish we had delayed our visit until 8pm. More

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P.F. Chang's - PrincetonP.F. Chang's - Princeton
16 reviews
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Asian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

PF Chang's never disappoints. The food is always good and the staff is great. One thing is they tried to sit us out on what would be the open terrace in the summer. It's closed off in the winter but it was freezing. So I requested to be moved inside, which they did immediately. More

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Chennai ChimneyChennai Chimney
9 reviews
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Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

My second visit to the restaurant was as good as the first. The food was very good as was the service. More

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Bahama Breeze – PrincetonBahama Breeze – Princeton
325 reviews
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Caribbean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Good food, ambience, value and very good wait staff More

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Trattoria ProcacciniTrattoria Procaccini
275 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food is delicious and a friendly casual atmosphere. More

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Flight Lounge PrincetonFlight Lounge Princeton
18 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

It was a nice little spot located downstairs of the hotel. My waiter was very nice and helpful she kept checking on me and my guest. It was a nice view outside as well. Since it's summer there was a lot of mosquitos biting us. The food menu wasn't that great and wasn't the same as it is online. Not a lot of simple options for me. But overall it was a good time. More

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Crown of IndiaCrown of India
6 reviews
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Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Enjoyed the food and service... good size portion ..., professionally served More

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MehekMehek
39 reviews
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Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Comprehensive a la carte menu. Excellent food. Wonderful spice combinations. Restaurant decor is basic so food justifies a visit. Bring your own bottle. More

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Houlihan's - PrincetonHoulihan's - Princeton
1 review
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Since 1972, we've believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous 'Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.More

The Solomon Room at The Chauncey Conference CenterThe Solomon Room at The Chauncey Conference Center
5 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

need a little help with service.also, for the price, coffee should have been served. More

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Krispy Krust PizzaKrispy Krust Pizza
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Your local pizzeria for your go to Italian cravings. Quality food for exceptional prices, and a great cozy atmosphere to enjoy your meal. With great service, and quality food we assure you that you will want to relive this experience. We accommodate to your cravings. We look forward to serving you soon.More

Forrestal Grille PrincetonForrestal Grille Princeton
6 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food was surprisingly good and Annie was an excellent server. More

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Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency PrincetonArtisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton
82 reviews
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Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Had a business dinner there and the food was tasty and well prepared. The ladies who served us were excellent as well. Will be back there in the very near future. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - PrincetonTGI FRIDAYS - Princeton
16 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Friendly greet and seated promptly. It was an early lunch but waitress had many tables to serve. She did an excellent job. The food is tasty. The manager stopped by at the end to ask about our experience. We had joined the club so we receive points for dining then you can redeem them for free food which we did this time. More

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Infini-T -CafeInfini-T -Cafe
14 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food was really delicious and well presented. We were not happy with the service - it was slow (despite there being empty tables), they forgot part of our order, water was not refilled, etc. More

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Princeton Diners' Choice Winners

Princeton's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1612 reviews
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

One of the best meals we have had. The food was unique and delicious. The wines in the wine pairing were equally special. The staff could not have been better. They were professional, kind, and wonderfully engaging. I already told friends and family that they must go. It is definitely worth the trip. I'm looking forward to our next visit. More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1689 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Nice dinner. Swordfish was delicious, as were the scallops. Very attentive service. More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4286 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

It is an excellent fish restaurant. You have to bring in your favorite wine yourself. More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2755 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Exceptional food, great wine selection, wonderful service. More

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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJVidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
916 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful creative appetizers & dinners, excellent service, this restaurant is a neighborhood gem! More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
1896 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We visited the Witherspoon Grill for my boyfriend's birthday. We both ordered the 21 oz Dry-Aged Bone-in Ribeye steaks, which were cooked to perfection (his medium-rare; mine medium). Definitely pricey at $54.00 for a ribeye, but (to us) the cut and preparation was well worth the price for a special occasion dinner. I'd ordered the Crab Cocktail as an appetizer (lump crab meat on top of cocktail sauce on top of shredded Iceberg lettuce). I don't know why I'd hoped it would differ from a typical Shrimp Cocktail appetizer, but it was good. The sides with the steak were fantastic; we'd ordered the brussel sprouts with bacon and shallots, the broccolini with garlic and olive oil substituted for butter as per my request, and the mashed potatoes. The service was wonderful. Our server was attentive, outgoing, and knowledgeable. He let us taste this delicious fig and bacon bourbon whiskey to which I'd been curious, though we ultimately settled for beer and wine. I had a glass of the Red Blend, which was mild and smooth; I loved it. I'd tried to save room for dessert, but dinner had been so filling, it was getting late, and we both had work early the next day. Nonetheless, the server surprised us with two complimentary scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and a candle so that we could have one more moment of celebration. This type of customer service and restaurant culture is why we will definitely return to the Witherspoon Grill when we're back in the area. P.S. Unsurprisingly, I couldn't finish a 21 oz steak. Luckily, I LOVE leftovers, and this ribeye made for a perfect steak and onions the following day. I'd also like to mention that the restaurant was VERY busy, even on a Monday night. Though we had to wait a few minutes to be seated with reservations and our steaks took a bit longer than expected, this did not affect our overall experience, nor did it take away from the amazing customer service. They were attentive but busy; and the steaks were worth the wait. More

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for SculptureRats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
3061 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Gorgeous setting. Delicious food! French onion soup was wonderful. Apple dessert was heavenly! More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1691 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We love going Seasons 52 for birthdays. They always make it special with a nice picture and dessert. Today it was both my son and my husband's birthdays (2 days apart) and it was super! The server was extra helpful. My son said he has never had someone refill his iced tea before being asked. The food is always extra special. I asked for quiet seating and it was!! Miracle! I often recommend Seasons 52 to friends. You do need to make a reservation though. It's very popular. More

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La MezzalunaLa Mezzaluna
911 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Mezzaluna had been serving top-notch food in Princeton for many years. It is always excellent. The owner and waitstaff are always super-friendly. Highly recommend! I also recommend a reservation, as it is a small restaurant and is very popular. More

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MistralMistral
1412 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful casual restaurant with fabulous food. Loved the Mexican Street Corn Fritters, Salad Nicoise, and the Parker House Rolls. The Waghu Steak was incredible. Drinks were very good. Wine list had many choices with a good selection of wine by the glass. The apple tart dessert was delicious, free style cookie style crust with delicious apple filling. More

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