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Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1643 reviews
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We had been to Mistral before and were not dazzled. Elements was excellent and we had a great time. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was great, food was elegant and delicious. Kyle and the wait staff were informative yet unobtrusive. We definitely plan on coming back and are interested to see how the menu changes with each season. More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1762 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Excellent meal, great service, nice specials offered! More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4522 reviews
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Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food was delicious service was great Katie k-2 was the best server More

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

The meals are fantastic with main course, dessert and a salad bar. The staff are very pleasant and attentive. For the price, ambiance and location, it's a great deal. Part of the restaurant is under construction but barely noticable. More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2870 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Excellent wine cellar! With prices to match. I wish there had been a couple of less expensive choices. The food is perfect. More

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

Great experience. Wonderful host and George was fantastic waiter. Followed his recommendations and were not disappointed. More

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

Excellent. We participated in Princeton Restaurant week and this was our first visit. We will definitely go back. More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1919 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Bay, our waiter was phenomenal- very knowledgeable about the food and menu- he was extremely patient with us and we are a lot to handle! More

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MediterraMediterra
2621 reviews
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Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Mediterra is always fantastic. Julio makes the best drinks. The food is awesome as is the ambiance. I highly recommend it More

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

Food was outstanding. Servers were attentive, pleasant and clearly explained specials. Octopus amazing. Signature mushroom bread appetizer a must, outdoor seating was warm and spacious. I've been twice this season and will be back again soon! More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
2081 reviews
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Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We had a great dining experience. Our server was friendly and responsive to our needs. The food was excellent as well. The restaurant is my wife’s favorite place to dine in Princeton. More

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Metro NorthMetro North
1576 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

This restaurant never disappoints. The staff is very welcoming and the food is tasty. More

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for SculptureRats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
3192 reviews
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Contemporary French | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - PrincetonRuth's Chris Steak House - Princeton
1620 reviews
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Steakhouse | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Wonderful dining experience. Great food and staff. Would absolutely dine here again More

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MistralMistral
1562 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food is of a very good quality. Sophisticated nuance and very original. But a bit too salty for me. It is recommendable to our friends. More

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

Went during Princeton Restaurant week. Had the family style 5 course deal on the back of the menu, which came with a bottle of wine. Caesar salad could've used a bit more dressing, calamari was excellent, pasta with pesto sauce was really tasty, chicken piccata was perfectly cooked. I had a yummy pistachio gelato and the wife had a small, but tasty cannoli. Overall, a perfect dining experience and we will be back. More

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

Delicious paella, cool decor with great music - this is my second trip, and it was even more fun than my first. The ambiance is so hip and the food is excellent, most satisfactory! Plus, it's a BYO, so dinner doesn't break the budget. Try it! Bonus: parking!! More

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The Peacock InnThe Peacock Inn
1361 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great food and service! We had a wonderful time there and look forward to going back More

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

Food was excellent and service was great. Highly recommend. More

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

Wonderful food. Fun. 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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Piccolo Trattoria - PenningtonPiccolo Trattoria - Pennington
187 reviews
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Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Huge quantities, great seafood! More

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

Our overall experience was good and the night was fun for a busy Friday. Our waitress was excellent and our food came out in a timely manner. The drinks and appetizers were very good. Our meals were pretty good but two of my friends said their meals were too salty. I ordered Key Lime Pie for dessert (there was plenty to share) and wow it was delicious! More

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

The ladies who greeted us and served us were great. They were fun, attentive and really cared about what they were doing. Everyone did a good job dressing for St. Patty’s day. You could see their efforts. The drinks were very good and we all enjoyed our good. Thank you! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - PrincetonTGI FRIDAYS - Princeton
17 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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Artisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency PrincetonArtisan Kitchen and Lounge - Hyatt Regency Princeton
85 reviews
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Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We shared the lamb/veal/pork meatballs and chicken flatbread and veggie potstickers . For a hotel restaurant everything was excellent. More

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

Great service. Nice pub atmosphere. Prime rib was extremely tough. They were very accommodating and offered replacement. 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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Chennai ChimneyChennai Chimney
18 reviews
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Indian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

I ordered a lamb dish, it was tasty but I would have liked the lamb to be more tender. The atmosphere is very nice and service was excellent. More

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MehekMehek
40 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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Cafe ViennaCafe Vienna
4 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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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

Princeton Diners' Choice Winners

Princeton's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
1643 reviews
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We had been to Mistral before and were not dazzled. Elements was excellent and we had a great time. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was great, food was elegant and delicious. Kyle and the wait staff were informative yet unobtrusive. We definitely plan on coming back and are interested to see how the menu changes with each season. More

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Blue Point GrillBlue Point Grill
4522 reviews
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Seafood | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Food was delicious service was great Katie k-2 was the best server More

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ONE 53ONE 53
1762 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Excellent meal, great service, nice specials offered! More

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Eno TerraEno Terra
2870 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Excellent wine cellar! With prices to match. I wish there had been a couple of less expensive choices. The food is perfect. More

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Local GreekLocal Greek
63 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Great experience. Wonderful host and George was fantastic waiter. Followed his recommendations and were not disappointed. More

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

Excellent. We participated in Princeton Restaurant week and this was our first visit. We will definitely go back. More

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MediterraMediterra
2621 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Mediterra is always fantastic. Julio makes the best drinks. The food is awesome as is the ambiance. I highly recommend it More

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

Food was outstanding. Servers were attentive, pleasant and clearly explained specials. Octopus amazing. Signature mushroom bread appetizer a must, outdoor seating was warm and spacious. I've been twice this season and will be back again soon! More

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Witherspoon GrillWitherspoon Grill
2081 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

We had a great dining experience. Our server was friendly and responsive to our needs. The food was excellent as well. The restaurant is my wife’s favorite place to dine in Princeton. More

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Seasons 52 - PrincetonSeasons 52 - Princeton
1919 reviews
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Contemporary American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Bay, our waiter was phenomenal- very knowledgeable about the food and menu- he was extremely patient with us and we are a lot to handle! More

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