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Sat, 4/21
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9:30 PM
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Elements Restaurant

4.8
1564 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
Executive Chef Scott Anderson chose the name "elements" for the restaurant because he is passionate about sourcing fresh, local, organic ingredients and sustainably raised meats and seafood. He wants the very elements of your meal to play a major role in the taste of it. Then he and his team work to reveal the complementary flavor dimensions inherent in the elements by skillfully combining them—often in edgy new ways. Restaurant menus change constantly here, making this the dinner restaurant that is excitingly different every time you return.

If you're a foodie, you want to know where—and how--your food grew. It's fascinating, it's a good health practice and it provides extra pleasure from everyday experiences, like a meal with friends. elements is the American restaurant serving local steak and seafood, but with global influences in seasoning and cooking methods. A true culinary adventure!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
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Phone number
(609) 924-0078
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Anderson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Hulfish St. & Paul Robeson Pl.
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Parking details
We recommend parking in either the Hulfish street or Spring Street garage .
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Public transit
NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

10am-3pm: 3 Course Brunch Menu priced at $69 per adult/ $39 kids. 4pm-8pm: 4 Course Dinner Menu priced at $99 per person Only menu available. Please notate dietary restrictions. 24 hour cancellation policy. Subject to full charge per person.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1564 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

True culinary experience. Creative and delicious food. Great service. Wine expert was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overpriced for the brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Birthday. Food was amazing. Would definitely recommend for special occasion.. pricy but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience comes with a hefty price tag.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is probably the best NJ Restaurant that I’ve had the pleasure of eating at. The food is creative, beautiful and delicious. This was our third visit and we have never been disappointed. We have been Wow’d each time. It’s the kind of place that you remember exactly what you ate, how it tasted and how it made you feel.
The service is attentive without being intrusive. We did the wine pairings and they were unique and perfectly paired. The pours were a bit on the small side.
The restaurant is modern and lovely with an open kitchen concept. Atmosphere is upscale, jackets not required but everyone is dressed nicely.
We can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved the food - I’d buy a bottle of wine you like vs the tasting - just my opinion

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service was absolutely exceptional! Wine sommelier was very friendly and knowledgeable! The wine pairing to the 5-course was superb. Perfect fun romantic dinner experience for my boyfriend's birthday.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had the Grand Tasting menu with the wine pairing, and it was amazing!
I give it Three Michelin Stars! (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)
Fia (general manager) always checked in with us to see how things were going, and Chef Anderson and Chef Ryan brought out many courses of surprises!
We always like to get to know people, and the stories about the food from Chef Ryan and Anderson were fun and enlightening.
Marin, our Sommelier, was also filled with great information on each of our wine pairings, and they were perfect!
Our family enjoys fine dining, and we usually rate restaurants by food, but also just as importantly, service. We also like engaging the team and simply have fun.
And the family vote is in! Elements won all categories and is now our #1 go-to restaurant in NJ.
A big Thank You to the Team at Elements!
We shall return!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

As always it’s awesome. Creativity and delicious but above that is the friendliness and passion of the people.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

An amazing experience! We are there twice during our visit to an event at Princeton. I’d say we have had our two best meals ever here. We had the chef’s grand tasting menu on one occasion, which was indescribably superb in every respect - taste, originality, presentation, timing, freshness of ingredients, and overall dining experience. The wine flight was full of interesting and delectable wines, served by a sommelier who really knew his stuff. The service was top notch - friendly, individualized, personal, knowledgeable, and just the right balance. Although pricey, it’s worth it! We will certainly be back if we have the opportunity to visit Princeton again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I very much enjoyed the tasty and innovative cuisine. Moreover, my wife and I are pescatarians, and the kitchen very kindly met or dietary restrictions.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Hand's down one of the best meals I have had in my life. My wife surprised me with the grand tasting menu with wine. What a magnificent seasonal beyond farm to table experience of food. It was prepared with vision, talent, and skill that brought each ingredient forward. A+++++

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful, creative multiple (14?) course fixed price menu, all made with unique, often locally sourced ingredients, beautifully presented. Expensive, but worth it if you are a foodie.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Went there with my girlfriend, the environment was good, courses are great.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing service, fantastic food! very knowledgeable staff who take great pride in their work and in creating a great customer experience. The wine pairing is a must! overall an amazing experience!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

A great meal with personalized service

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We did the Chef's Menu tonight and it was great! All the staff were friendly from the moment we got in. The hostess mentioned a special request I had for a table w a view and they delivered. The food were superb. Every dish and the wine brought to us were explained and that makes it more special. Everyone was great and I am very appreciative for the anniversary card they all signed. Thank you for a great experience!! You guys are awesome and I'm recommending your restaurant to my friends

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The ambiance and service are always impeccable, but it is really the chefs who seem to outdo themselves each time we visit. We recently enjoyed a citrus tasting menu that (once again) raised the bar for winter menus and the sommelier-paired wines were simply exquisite.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

A unique citrus-themed dinner. The Yuzu dessert was probably my best dessert in the last 12 months.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall it was a very nice experience. The food creativity is really outstanding and the staff is fully educated on all aspects of the menu. I have to say that it was a very good. However, the price will prevent multiple revisits.

In no way am I suggesting the restaurant change. I see and understand why things are priced the way they are. With that said repeat visits will be difficult and I do not see us returning soon

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, even better service but a bit overpriced

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic. New Years Eve. Flawless service. Food very creative and imaginative, and beautiful quality. And quiet!
It was a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Elements is by far the BEST restaurant I know of. The food is absolutely fantastic.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The restaurants atmosphere is amazing. The food was delicious, creative, and original. We ate there for Christmas Eve and thanks to the team at elements we had a awesome time so thanks again!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We had the tasting menu on Christmas Eve and the 5 course meal with wine pairing was selected. Two selected the regular wine pairing, two selected the premium. Only one or two selections for each course but every one was superb. The presentations were very inventive including quail eggs presented in a "nest" and a menu item with a shagbark hickory reduction presented on the wood. Not even one minor complaint about any of the items from any of the diners. Dropped a star because at the end of the evening we were astonished not to be offered a coffee , the bill was dropped on the table with a comment that the service charge was included. No inquiry if we had enjoyed the evening. It is a very expensive restaurant with food and wine to match, the service needs to measure up to that level.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

It was okay. I was expecting something different. Give it a try, and judge for yourself.

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The food didn't meet the expectation....the wine selections were excellent but the food didn't blow me away

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

We did the chef’s tasting menu and loved it. Very interesting combinations and presentations. Everything was outstanding. We will surely return.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Phenomenal! The food was spectacular! The service was impeccable! The wines were perfect accompaniments to the menu selections! We can’t wait to go back!! Our compliments to the chefs and the sommelier!!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

This place is fabulous from service to restaurant design to the food. I am really impressed that an unpretentious fine dine dinning establishment of this caliber is in tiny Princeton. As good as any top nyc foodie restaurant and i have been to them all and many around the globe. The $100 tag for the 5 course is a bargain by comparison to other similar quality restaurants as is the chefs tasting menu. Blissfully happy that Elements is in my town.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Spectacular. Of course. I'd argue it's a veritable bargain in this way: it's such an exciting cross cultural dive in a 5 senses kind of way....thus way cheaper and easier than hopping on a plane or in a car for the weekend to have a hoped for thrilling new experience. We're sophisticated foodies, and we kept exclaiming. For a combo Christmas/birthday gift for all 5 of them, I'll send my 21 and 27 year old sons with their 15, 18, and 25 year old cousins here for dinner without the parents. What an unforgettable experience for them to share together. In the end, so worth the $100-$200 a head. At first they'll be like "wtf?" and by the middle of the tasting menu they will totally get it and be in thrall. I'm sure of it.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and had a wonderful night. Staff were attentive but not intrusive and food was outstanding (4 course menu). We chose the wine pairing which was an excellent add. Atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. Not inexpensive but well worth it!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed their delicious and creative tasting menu! Wine were spectacular and generous pour.
We had a memorable evening celebrating our son's 21st :)

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

This was my second visit to Elements and it did not disappoint. The special event Japanese seafood tasting menu was excellent! And I loved the sparkling apple cider they current have on the menu because it is so dry and sophisticated; perfect fit for the personality of the restaurant.

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food didn’t march up with the reporting. Too salty. Too earthy. Not enough variety in flavor profiles

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Definitely a great experience... service was phenomenal, food was delicious and well presented, love the ambience and all the small details of the place. Excellent!

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We called to confirm if there was an Ala Carte menu and were told yes. There wasn't. We brought guests who were in from London and were embarrassed by the food portions and simply no menu choice. The portions were extremely small and we all left hungry. My wife had to give her meat portion to my son so that he ate something. Service was good and the food was tasty but we spent a lot of money to leave hungry.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was a bit precious, but wine pairing and sommelier were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Dinner for 4 and we did the chef's tasting menu with standard wine pairing. Every course great and the 3 off menu surprises from the chef all terrific. Service as good as it gets. Wines were unusual and perfect with every course. A true fine dining experience without any pretense or attitude

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing date night! The most unique and exciting meal I have ever had, that's for sure. Definitely going back - The sommelier seemed to have known me from another life - he was just spot on with the wine pairing! Love love love

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