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Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1625 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Every single dish that came out of the kitchen was amazing. I tried foods that I never would have ordered for myself with their tasting menu and I will absolutely be returning! More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4381 reviews
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Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food, service & ambiance was wonderful. Thank you! More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1723 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Very nice time, it was my wife's birthday. All the dishes we tried were great. Everything had a tasty twist. One recommendation to One 53 - get rid of the table we had, the last one near the bar for two ---do not sit here, ever drink anyone orders passes the table, any one going downstairs passes this table - in other words it in grand central station More

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Local GreekLocal Greek
17 reviews
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Greek | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Staff and service vert good. Most of what we ordered was very good but meatballs were dry. Octopus and stuffed chicken breast very good. Will go back. More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2808 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great, consistent food and wine parings. Attentive but not overbearing service. Go to place last several years for our anniversary. More

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

All I can say is "I'll be back"!!! The food was delicious. The service attentive but they didn't rush us. A gem of a find. More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
1993 reviews
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Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great place to take customers. Would definitely do it again. More

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MediterraMediterra
2568 reviews
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Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Amazing fish cooked to perfection. Great ambiance and service More

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

This was a great lunch; the rack of lamb (cooked to perfection) with their simple Cesare salad was ideal! More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1815 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Ther service and food were great !! ❤️the sunshine martini More

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for SculptureRats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
3138 reviews
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Contemporary French | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Exceptional food from a new menu, great service and an ambience that can't be beat. Plus, ice sculpting outside on the Grounds. A great ecperience. More

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MistralMistral
1475 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

A little smile from the server would have been perfect. More

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Metro NorthMetro North
1538 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

MetroNorth is convenient and efficient for a business lunch, without sacrificing food quality or service. I have hosted business guests there a number of times; always a good experience. More

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The Peacock InnThe Peacock Inn
1332 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

The Peacock Inn was a favorite for special occasions when it was under former ownership so we wanted to try it again under the new ownership. It did not disappoint. It was a first time for our kids who don’t get to experience fine dining that often but are foodies. The service by Josh was first rate, the food was well prepared and presented and the wine was smooth and full of flavor. The acorn squash soup was creamy but not heavy and full of flavor. The lobster bisque was highly enjoyed. The duck, veal chop and filet were all prepared as ordered and were delicious. The scallops and salmon were also well prepared and excellent. And it was our son’s birthday so Josh brought out a complimentary chocolate soufflé for him as a present from the restaurant which was really nice. I highly recommend trying The Peacock Inn again or for the 1st time. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - PrincetonRuth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
1562 reviews
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Steakhouse | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

As usual for Ruth's Chris Steak House, the food was excellent. The steaks were all hot and cooked to perfection. All the sides were hot and well prepare. The service was excellent. More

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Despaña PrincetonDespaña Princeton
579 reviews
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Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Our server Claudia was excellent, she was outgoing and attentive. More

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

My colleague and I enjoyed lunch in a quiet, calm atmosphere. The salad bar featured fresh ingredients. The buffet choices were sufficient, and having soup was a plus. The table service was excellent. More

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

The Cuban sandwich and house-made fries were delicious More

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

We luv your dumplings and decided on them as our entree but weren’t sure about a little something to “go with” so we tried the fried rice dish fir the first time. It was a great accompaniment to the dumplings👍 More

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

We had a group of 8. The waitress was attentive . Everyone’s meals arrived about the same time. Everything was hot and delicious More

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

Good Italian food Clean, fresh, tasty More

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

The food here is always amazing and very inexpensive for the level of service and quality of cuisine provided. Decor and ambiance are warm and inviting, and it's BYOB so you can bring a bottle of wine and settle in. Vegan and vegetarian options are offered alongside traditional meat dishes, so anyone is sure to find an appealing option. I recommend Chennai Chimney without reservation. 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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Bahama Breeze – PrincetonBahama Breeze – Princeton
333 reviews
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Caribbean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Was a fun night to eat a nice meal and catch up with a long time friend. We were not rushed out and were able to enjoy after meal drinks, conversation & desert. More

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Houlihan's - PrincetonHoulihan's - Princeton
8 reviews
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

food was good and hot, service was fast and accommodating, room not too crowded and quiet. More

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

Great place! So much history and sitting at Einstein’s booth was incredible! More

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

Flight Lounge is actually closed for lunch, yet reservations are available on Open Table. Consequently, lunch did not take place at Flight Lounge but at the hotel’s grill/coffee shop instead... More

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Cafe ViennaCafe Vienna
2 reviews
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Café | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

A welcome place with pleasant outdoor seating. Outstanding omelettes, breads, and cakes. The service has long been spotty, though well-intentioned. Sometimes it takes several requests to get water or the promised steamed milk. More

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

Had dinner right before the comedy club which is in the same location. Overall, very good. More

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

Excellent chicken tikka, wonderful garlic naan, unassuming atmosphere. Difficult to judge service because they were preparing for a New Year’s Eve Function 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

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
Local GreekLocal Greek
17 reviews
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Greek | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Staff and service vert good. Most of what we ordered was very good but meatballs were dry. Octopus and stuffed chicken breast very good. Will go back. More

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Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1625 reviews
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Every single dish that came out of the kitchen was amazing. I tried foods that I never would have ordered for myself with their tasting menu and I will absolutely be returning! More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4381 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food, service & ambiance was wonderful. Thank you! More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1723 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Very nice time, it was my wife's birthday. All the dishes we tried were great. Everything had a tasty twist. One recommendation to One 53 - get rid of the table we had, the last one near the bar for two ---do not sit here, ever drink anyone orders passes the table, any one going downstairs passes this table - in other words it in grand central station More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2808 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great, consistent food and wine parings. Attentive but not overbearing service. Go to place last several years for our anniversary. More

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

All I can say is "I'll be back"!!! The food was delicious. The service attentive but they didn't rush us. A gem of a find. More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
1993 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great place to take customers. Would definitely do it again. More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1815 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Ther service and food were great !! ❤️the sunshine martini More

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

This was a great lunch; the rack of lamb (cooked to perfection) with their simple Cesare salad was ideal! More

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MediterraMediterra
2568 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Amazing fish cooked to perfection. Great ambiance and service More

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