Elements Restaurant

4.8
1591 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The outstanding service was outdone only by the perfectly incredible food! It is not cheap, but you get beyond what you pay for in professional, friendly, attentive service and an exquisite selection of seasonal ingredients combined into some of the best plates I've ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Food was wonderful and service as well, but pricey. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Fabulous from start to finish—incredible presentation and delicious tastes! Only negative was that the meal had to end!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Memorable and very special meal. The 4 course dinner with wine pairing was perfect. Every single bite, including the bread and butter and the after dinner Home made “peppermint pattie”, was sublime. The wines paired perfectly. The fresh local ingredients really shine. Original, unusual dishes served in an elegant and comfortable setting. The open kitchen is amazing to watch but not at all distracting. Everything was so delicious, it’s difficult to single out dishes, but do not miss the local chanterelles or local rasperry dessert.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food, awesome service. A WONDERFUL experience. I let them know, when I made the reservations, that we were celebrating my husband's birthday. Everyone that came by, wished him happy birthday and they even gave him a card signed by the staff.
Not inexpensive, but worth the price!!!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The team at Elements continues to take food to a very high art form. The tasting menu, with a couple of glasses of wine that I preferred, was perfect for me. After trying the best places in Mercer, Somerset, Morris and Hunterdon counties, this place is unique and despite some seriously good completion, must be at the top of my list for New Jersey.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Good but you can get so much more for the price point if you know where to go.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food, the service, and the space combine to lift the diner to a place where nature and craft combine to satisfy, entertain, edify, and educate. I think of the meticulously executed amuse bouche, smoked quail eggs presented in a nest. Spring peas. Surf clam. Sea bass sashimi. Sea trout. Each course was intelligently conceived, well executed, and perfectly presented. Great cocktail, outstanding wine pairings. Just wow. But the best part -- we had fun. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Amazing. By far the best restaurant in the entire NJ.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great rose event with multiple well produced and presented dishes. Wine selections were well chosen and diverse including a Croatian sparkler.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

What a memorable meal! It is difficult to express how unique the dining experience is at Elements. The presentation of food, the tastes, the service- everything! We had the 5 course tasting menu and could barely walk out the door! It is expensive but in my mind worth every penny! One of my best ever meals!! Btw- it was our anniversary and at the end of the meal they brought us a card in a wax sealed envelope signed by the whole staff!!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Exquisite food served by a professional extremely educated staff, a true dinning experience!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Daughter’s College Graduation

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Creative, artisan foodie "omakase" experience. Each plate is a work of art and half the fun is seeing what you will be served next. Chefs bring out the dishes and explain what you are getting; would have liked a little more info at each presentation...the meal was wonderfully paced and leisurely but the presentation was rushed. We loved every single plate and even though portions were small leaving us wanting more at the beginning, the progression was smart because after 13-14 plates in the Grand Tasting, we were quite full! This is not cheap eats but a true dining experience using all the senses. Food was fresh, tasty, unique even for jaded foodies. They also tailor to dietary restrictions/food aversions. I would caution the chefs to be less exhuberant in their use of salt. As the menu changes seasonally, we are looking forward to our next visit, perhaps to sample the fall harvest flavors.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was our second time dining at Elements, lovely experience, the food is wonderful, staff is friendly and engaging a great evening.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent meal. Great service.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Second time taking my wife to Elements and the experience was as good as the first time. Best restaurant to enjoy a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We went for the collaborative dinner between SingleThread and Elements and loved every minute of it! Each course was better than the next! Chef Scott and Chef Kyle prepared an amazing dinner and we cannot wait to return!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

A truly special experience! One of the best meals I have ever had. Chef Scott and guest Chef Kyle and their teams put together a thoughtful and beautifully executed meal. That really show cased their appreciation for not only the ingredients but theirs guests’ experience. I can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Went here for my graduation celebration dinner. This is my 2nd time eating here. Last time I had the chef’s tasting menu and now I came for the Singlethread Farms collaboration dinner. The food at this restaurant is extremely different from any other restaurant in New Jersey. The food was very well done, interesting, and experimental. Service was outstanding: very seamless and attentive. The food is a bit expensive though. I would say this restaurant is my favorite and the best restaurant in New Jersey.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing beginning to end. You won’t be disappointed from this hidden foodie gem... if you appreciate a delicate yet savory and well performed tasting menu then you need to go to this place
Way past our expectations
I can’t wait for the next reason to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very inventive menu using local produce. Very friendly staff and very congenial atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent, lovely experience.

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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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