I love One 53. It never fails to deliver great food and atmosphere. My family goes there for birthdays and anniversaries and whenever we are looking for a special meal.
One thing: I ordered the Almond Joy for dessert, and it wasn't the way I remembered. There was a drizzle of chocolate with a scatter of roasted almonds, clearly pulled from the freezer.
What I remember from previous visits, however, is dessert of freshly scooped coconut sorbet, freshly and generously drizzled chocolate sauce, and a scatter of roasted almonds. So I usually request extra roasted almonds.
Meal was excellent! My first time there and really very pleased with the overall food experience. the duck main course and calamari (grilled) appetizer were some of the best preparations I've had!
Seated in back corner was less than desirable but food more than made up for "ambiance"
One 53 is a great spot in the area. Highly recommend the burger, pasta, or salmon.
Food was extremely good, however, for the price (which I am unconcerned with) I feel as if the tables should not be that close together. There should be more privacy and the tables are a 8 inches maximum away from each other. Definitely would have been 5 stars if table set up was Better. Would still come back but not as often, eno terra down the street same prices food a little better and table set up much better.
We love One 53! Menu rotates with interesting, delectable items, but my favorite is the Rosini burger!
Food was poorly prepared
Nice atmosphere and superb service. However, the meal was expensive for the quality. The food was poorly seasoned and uninspired. We have had several very good meals here and will therefore give it another try.
Delicious! One of our favorite places to dine! I highly recommend the Salmon & Scallops!
Only negative point is tables are super close. I kept bumping elbows with guy next to me.
Great. Waiter was very friendly and the specials sounded delicious when he described them. Food was delicious
Nantucket scallops were amazing!
Love the weekday wine specials.
Food was very good but surprised and disappointed with the $69 price tag on the ribeye special which was double any menu entree. Overall not a friendly dining experience.
The perfect date night spot! Everything is very tasty & the service is great! The best scallops that I ever had.
Just awesome! Love this place. Expensive but worth every dime!
Food and drink was excellent although this is definitely a special occasion place.
Based on other reviews, I had high expectations for the restaurant that I chose for an anniversary. The ambiance was nice, and the noise level was pretty low, given the crowd. However, the tables were crowded, especially along the far wall, and getting in and out was like working a finger puzzle. The wait staff didn't help, so we were left to move tables ourselves to accommodate ourselves and neighbors.
I had a chicken dish that sounded great on the menu (in some kind of wine sauce), but was disappointed to find that it was something like a quarter chicken with bones, in a bowl with lots of liquid. It made it very difficult to cut the meat. It was fairly tasty, but then again, it was chicken.
The wines were very expensive. A 9 ounce glass set me back about $18, and the wine was just okay.
The dessert I had was great - an apple tart. My wife had a cookie with ice cream, which turned out to be tasty, but too much.
Glad to have had the chance to try it out, but will try someplace else next time.
Great mixologists - drinks were as good or better than the meal...and the meal was very good
Great drinks, appetizers, and entrees
Dessert needs something new
One 53 has terrific food and excellent service. Their wine list is very good too. Had the Gravlox on potato pancakes followed by halibut cheeks with fries and green salad. All was delicious!
Fabulous! I can’t wait to go back.
Great service, clean and simple ambience highlighted some amazing food! Seriously, the Rossi burger is THE best burger I’ve ever had, hands down....Kobe beef with foi gras, wild mushroom and black truffle was spectacular. Served with hand cut fries and aioli, not to be missed. Apps, drinks and desserts were excellent as well, and fair prices, we will definitely be back.
Wonderful food in an appealing setting with friendly and professional service.
Dinner was superb! The bacon appetizer is out of this world. I can’t say enough about how great this place is.
Quaint restaurant with French based cuisine dishes. Great service and very comfortable atmosphere. Variety of entrees all interesting and uniquely prepared. Highly recommend and definitively will return.
Always love this restaurant!
Great date night location! Pros were the food was delicious and waiters were very friendly. They have complimentary valet which helps with the limited parking. Cons were the tables were so close together I felt like I was on date night with strangers. It was also very warm. Another negative was our waiter didn’t tell us about a dessert special. Good thing the waiter for the table next to us told his customers. And since we were so close, we heard it from him and ordered it. The lemon tarte was very delicious.
Overall food was good,Not rushed but felt need to leave after finishing meal with people waiting in view for table. Also foun tables too close together. Did not like sitting near bar and front-would be muchmore enjoyable further back. Service OK but also a bit rushed.
Good food but only had one server when our group was there and therefore it was a bit slow but the food is consistently good.
This is a regular go-to place for my wife and me. Never had a bad meal. Service friendly. Nice variety to the menu, which changes enough to keep it interesting.
This is one of our favorite “go to” restaurants and we are usually very pleased all around but unfortunately this time when it happened to be for a special occasion was the first time we experienced poor service.
Loved the cassoulet!
One53 was wonderful. The food and service were amazing and the restaurant was so accommodating to us as we were a bit late. Everything was great and I highly recommend this gem.
Never disappoints. For my budget, it’s a treat for a special occasion.
Always excellent - our favorite local restaurant!!
The food was amazing. The service delightful. We had a terrific time.
Unfortunately one of my party was seated on the end of our table - and every single time any worker in the restaurant passed by, they bumped into her chair. She found it to be very annoying, and I don't think she'll be dining at 153 any time soon.
I have been to one 53 more than 10 times and I am NEVER disappointed. The service is excellent, the food was and always is delicious. I love the staff too they are so thoughtful and attentive. I can’t say enough about this place!
Great service and food. It was really nice that the host remembers us as well
A bit off the beaten track from Princeton, but plenty of free parking and the food and service were first rate.