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ONE 53

4.6
1584 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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ONE 53 is 99 seats serving American/Euro Bistro cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and features a seasonally changing menu. ONE 53, which received flattering reviews from OpenTable users, the NYT, Star Ledger, Trenton Times, NJ Monthly and other local publications, combines local hospitality with traditional and contemporary dishes. ONE 53 uses only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients, a commitment its owners have delivered on for years at Lucy’s, their nearby market. ONE 53 features wines from the US and Europe along with a full bar offering a variety of traditional and specialty cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, European
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Hours of operation
Bar & Restaurant opens at 5:00pm seven days a week.

Dinner is served:
Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lunch is served:
Thursdays & Fridays: 11:30am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 921-0153
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Personal or corporate events served in our private wine cellar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Princeton Ave & Rt 518
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Parking details
Parking is in the rear of the building. Additional parking can be found on the street & in a remote lot 1 block away.
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None
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Entertainment
None
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Special events & promotions
Open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays

25% Bottled Wine Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1584 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite spots!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What a great place! I had the soft shell crab, and it was HEAVENLY!! Great service, and the food is awesome. This is a true gem of the area! It's packed for a reason! Awesome place!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The homemade pasta was well seasoned and perfect texture and was the highlight of the meal. The wine list was not very big but made up for it in value as mark ups were not too bad. The main courses - I had strip steak and wife had the cod I would say steak was very good cod was good but not memorable. We had the cookie dessert which the waiter totally undersold it was amazing lol and they did write happy birthday on it for my wife which was nice. Very good service and very close tables you get to know the people next to you :) place has a nice almost city like vibe to it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wife’s birthday

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Consistently great service and food! Creative menu choices and a very knowledgeable staff.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

First time at this restaurant! The food was good but I had higher expectations. I had a salmon sandwich and it was just ok. My friend said the burger was good. I like the atmosphere. I would try it for dinner to see if the food improves.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went there for Mother’s Day. Had the bucatini with lump crabmeat and it may have been one of the best things I’ve ever had. Simple but so much flavor. Service is always great, and it includes valet Parking. Great place.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food and drinks were amazing. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Oh, if you have room, check out their amazing desserts!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent. Nery was an exceptional waiter. We came for my wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food wasn’t the best, older crowd. Good for families as well.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Tue. In May have a roasted pig pre fix. Unique flavors and presentation.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The May roast pig -- Greek -- was awesome. Cocktails and wine choices excellent. Service perfect.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was excellent but very very expensive. Our bill totaled over $300. Service was horrible, just not worth the experience. W e were starving and were kept waiting for 20 minutes with no service and then had to remind our waiter twice for the table bread. In spite of us ordering a $60 steak, a bottle of wine, appetizers, the Branzino, we still got charged $3 for the truffle mayonnaise. How cheap!

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Tables were crammed in, especially tables for 2. Food was just ok - overpriced for what it was

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a great meal and great service Two visits have both been fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Love One53. Have been going there for years and we are never disappointed. Food is excellent; servers are friendly and knowledgeable. It is close to home also. It is a bit pricy for its location and somewhat noisy but that doesn’t stop it from being one of our favorite places to dine. The wine cellar is awesome. Last time I called for a reservation, I was told that they were booked but could seat us in the wine cellar. I had no idea this room existed but it is beautiful. I guess they use it for private parties and overflow on busy nights.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Never disappoints

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Love this local gem! Great food and service. Never disappoints

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food, Made reservation and noted that it was an anniversary dinner. Server did not note that and did not bring the check to our table in the end(someone else left it).Second time there, service much better at our first visit.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Have dined here several times over the years but on this occasion the food was far more impressive than before. Service is unhurried and friendly. Recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We always love dining at One 53 but it is on the pricey side so we don't go often. Still a great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food delicious wait staff knowledgeable and friendly ....will definitely go back to this little gem!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

One53 has an amazing wine list! Craig the bartender is the best. The food is delicious and they can make gluten free items since I have celiace disease. This is a great place for a date night or an evening with friends.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We chose One 53 for a very special occasion based on a previous dining experience. It did not disappoint: the food was excellent, the service was friendly and professional and the ambiance was a perfect mix of understated elegance with a welcoming neighborhood feel. On a Wednesday evening the dining area was not so packed that we couldn't enjoy a quiet, intimate dinner. The menu offered a good selection of appetizers, main dishes and desserts to create a special dining experience. Whether you eat at the bar (which we've done before) or in the dining room, One 53 will be an excellent choice for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Always good! Wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

AlwYs fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The April specials were fresh,vibrant, and cocked to perfection. Their specialty cocktails are always a hit. This place is always unforgettable. Happy I got in when I did, because there wasn’t a spot in the restaurant soon after I arrived.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We started with the cod fritters which we light and good, 3 to an order. I wished they were a bit creamier in the middle than lumps but the flavor was good. We were in agreement that we wished they had some sort of aioli or tarter sauce served with them. The Nantucket bay scallops were the BEST scallops I’ve ever had. Having spent most of my summers in those waters that says a lot. They were bathed in the most perfect beurre blanc citrusy sauce. Cooked absolutely perfectly, not rubbery as those small scallops can so easily become. The crab bucatini is back in the menu and loaded with crab. Another favorite. Really delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always reliable service and excellent food, bit pricey

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Ate here once before and thats why I returned. This time however was a much different experience. The place was jam packed and very noisey. We had reservations and were seated very quickly. The tables were packed in so clise that the hostest had to move the table to get into the seat. Im left handed so my elbow was knocking the persons elbow on the table next to us thats how close were. Seemed like they were concerned with adding more tables in a space that couldnt handle it. Im sure there has to be a code violation. Asked to be moved to an open table that wasnt occupied and haf more space onky to be told they couldnt move us. So the hostest had to move the table again disrupting the dinner of the couple next to us so we could leave. Yes we left. Getting outside realizing that the valet did not park my car having it on the side with the windows open while it eas raining was the best part. I will not recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is our 'goto' place to celebrate special occasions. Food is consistently wonderful no matter what you order and the service is terrific - attentive but not obtrusive. Would highly recommend One 53.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My husband and I looked forward to a new special, roasted suckling pig, only available one day per month. It was delicious but the portion was very small. A choice of two desserts was to be included but the one my husband chose was “already gone.” A couple seated a few minutes after us ordered the pig and was told “ there was none left ,” and it was only 7:30. That couple was upset and left. We spoke to the owner as we were leaving to convey our disappointment and he he said that they didn’t plan well for that evening. He did not apologize or do anything to make up for less than adequate dinner. We will not return.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

WOW...the new deal, Pig roast every first Tuesday of the month. I was a little hesitant to try theItalian fare pig roast but it was GREAT. We will be back next month. Don't take my table.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dinner, just a few things they changed. Overall always good meal.

* butter is a bit too salty tho.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

An absolutely wonderful restaurant for a special birthday lunch! The food is great, the service professional and pleasant, just an overall good time.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A bit pricey for the wine. Food was excellent. Service was friendly but slow. We will go back but be wary about the wines by you he glass.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food never fails to satisfy. Kelly is the best waitress with a pleasant personality

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent service and meal. Generous portions (we're having our leftovers for dinner this evening). I had indicated birthday via Open Table when making the reservation, and to my delight, they brought my wife's dessert with Happy Birthday written in chocolate, and a lit candle to boot. Definitely will go there again. Parking lot is also a plus.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Hamptons & Manhattan prices...but who serve's bagged french fries with grilled Swordfish? The place has the ambiance of a McDonald's with less table space.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One53 always provides a season menu with outstanding selections.
It is our go to place when we want a delicious meal that we cannot make at home.

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