ONE 53

4.8
2102 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
ONE 53 is a ninety-nine seat cozy neighborhood restaurant & bar serving New American / Euro Bistro cuisine in a relaxed setting. We combine local hospitality with traditional & contemporary dishes.

Our menu features seasonally changing specials using only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients - a commitment its owners have delivered on for years at Lucy’s Kitchen & Market, their nearby market.

ONE 53 features wines from the U.S. and Europe along with a full bar that offers a variety of traditional and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. We're located in Rocky Hill, just minutes from Princeton, NJ.

We've received glowing reviews from The New York Times, The Star Ledger, The Times of Trenton, and NJ Monthly. ONE 53 was named 2019's Favorite Restaurant and Favorite Bar by Princeton's premier newspaper Town Topics.

ONE 53 was recently named one of the Ten Best Restaurants in Central Jersey by OpenTable and has rece

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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bricksl
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food never disappoints.
Server very distracted, even though there were only three-four groups in the dining room. Forgot water, forgot lemon, forgot to retrieve drink from bar, etc.

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vipTbart
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal of artic char and the cauliflower steak is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!

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vipGaryB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere were outstanding. Free Valet parking as well was a nice touch! It was our first visit here and I can already tell you it won't be our last.

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vipJoebean
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food as usual was outstanding! Service was mediocre at best

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Romeo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered a lot and not one thing disappointed us! Everything was excellent .. will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service (scott) for out first experience. Looking forward to our next visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best stuff and meals ever! Thank you for an awesome experience

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ksullivan23
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Energetic, attentive staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. They worked with my food specs and it is super fresh!

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DevonT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been trying to get a reservation here for quite a while but I always tend to leave things to the last minute. Finally, I started early enough to secure us a reservation for our biweekly date night and I am so happy I did. I can’t rave about this meal enough. From the drinks, to the appetizers to our entrees and dessert, the food was incredible! Our waitress Kelly was also amazing! I highly recommend enjoying a meal here! We started with a cheese plate and the special salmon tare-tare appetizer, the cod and pork chop entrees and the ice cream sandwich and warm chocolate chip cookie for dessert! It was all amazing! Thank you One53 for being close to home and just as amazing as everyone told us it would be!

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NYJo
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Squash soup was a bit bland, but other apps were extremely tasty and unique - including cheese board, figs and cheese and ricotta crostini. Mahi-mahi was ordinary, but pork chop, mussels and cod were exceptional - fresh, plentiful and sweet. Waitress was excellent - friendly, helpful, concerned but not intrusive. Aside from the upstairs noise level, really like One53!

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Lys74
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, but almost no vegetarian or vegan options!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing, food was amazing, and the waitress was perfect. She came by exactly when we needed her and left us alone for the rest of the time. A++ experience.

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DanielS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Place a little bit too loud.

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Busban
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Clear partitions we’re weird looking-ambiance could be better for the price point

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TommyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valet parking. Made reservations and were promptly seated.
Attentive service, great selections on menu w/ seasonal touches.
Nice cocktails and beers.

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AllieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service at One 53 was great! I am pregnant and they were even able to make me a delicious pomegranate martini. We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, ordered wine and our meal. Timely service, friendly bar tender and food was mouthwatering. The grilled Caesar Salad is hands down the best I’ve had!

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yanksNYC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely divine, one of our favorite places. Food is impeccable and the cocktails are amazing! They have done a great job creating a lovely patio space behind the restaurant.

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MegC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Returned to One53 last night, made a last minute reservation so the only availability was outdoor seating. That was the only downside of a wonderful dinner - next time inside only. We have always enjoyed One53 and their menu which has something for everyone. We had mussels and squash puree and ricotta crostini for appetizers. Squash ravioli and pork schnitzel main courses were spot on. We'll be back soon.

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DPNP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & love the outdoor seating! Can’t wait to return!

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vipJimmyr
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent. Always look forward to trying the fall menu items.

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ILuvNYCdine
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Been here many times and this was their new Fall dinner menu. Dined outside on their patio (in the parking lot) for the first time since COVID and it was quiet and comfortable, with heater on and umbrella up (it briefly showered). Our server was great, had answers to all our questions and appetizers, drinks, entrees, and dessert all came appropriately on time. Baked Cod was a hit. Squash Ravioli and Shrimp pasta good. Would like to see more non-meat varieties (like more fish and pastas without meat) on the menu. Grilled Caesar hit the spot as our appetizer. Desserts were excellent (warm chocolate cookie and pound cake ice cream sandwich. The Sangiovese from the wine list was perfect. Inside tables still closely packed together so if you have Covid concerns eat outside while the weather is still moderate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (all of it, from appetizers to dessert and drinks) was INCREDIBLE. And our Waitress had the best recommendations.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and delicious food (especially the spicy garlic shrimp app and Atlantic char entree!). Included that it was our anniversary when we made the reservation and the staff decorated our dessert beautifully with “happy anniversary” in chocolate. Such a nice dining experience with warm and welcoming servers and staff. Can’t wait to visit again!

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vipKayaker
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Outdoor seating is uncomfortable; cement floor is slanted, therefore chairs are on an angle

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vipXdiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with wonderful food

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Fussy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ran out of a liquor. Entree very average. Service gracious, attentive and non intrusive

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vipYolyO
New York Area
217 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant because it NEVER disappoints. We love the variety of the menus…they change with the seasons, their drinks are delicious, and the valet parking an added plus. As for the staff, you can’t find friendlier, more attentive people anywhere!

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vipMC173
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. A non-menu selection (variant on existing choices) was suggested by our wait person. It was delicious and a good choice. This is our favorite restaurant in the Princeton area.

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HillaryN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great seasonal drink and food offerings. Something for everyone - fish, red meat, pasta, and chicken, and fantastic appetizers! The service was excellent—a great place for a special occasion or just a fun dinner out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best visit! Our family's favorite restaurant

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Roobarb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outside dining experience and superb food as always. Thank you Karen for maintaining the high standards of 153.

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vipBaxter
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we asked our lovely server to please bring our courses together bc we were just out for a late bite after a meeting and needed to get back to our sitter. she expedited our service!! and we were in and out and enjoyed a LOVELY meal!

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MattF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and meal. This place is a gem. So glad to see back open and thriving. The staff are excellent!

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual. I had been waiting for their korn ravioli and it did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner did not disappoint! Always a perfect meal and nice evening out at One 53!

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MariaP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my cousin to celebrate his birthday… he loved everything from the service to the food
Thank you for helping make my cousins birthday special

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ONE 53 is rated 4.8 stars by 2102 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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