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Elements Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1842 Reviews
$50 and over
American

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!

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 924-0078

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Anderson

  • Private party facilities

    2 room options, small room for 8-10 guests & large room for up to 16-20 guests. Can be combined for up to 25-30 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    Between Hulfish St. & Paul Robeson Pl.

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking in either the Hulfish street or Spring Street garage .

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Five Course Tasting Menu - $125 per person

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We are currently offering a $125 Five Course Tasting Menu. We will happily accommodate allergies/dietary restrictions with advanced notice. Optional wine pairing priced at $69 per person. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions.
  • 15-Course Chef's Tasting Menu

    $185.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    15-Course Chef's Tasting Menu priced at $185 per person. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. We are not able to accommodate vegetarian or vegan menus at this time. We kindly ask for 48 hours should you need to cancel this reservation.

Menu

See website for current menus

Main

  • Five Course Tasting Menu$125.00

    • 15-Course Chef's Tasting Menu$185.00

      Last updated: April 7, 2022

      What 1,842 people are saying

      Overall ratings and reviews

      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

      4.8
      4.8 based on recent ratings
      • 4.8Food
      • 4.8Service
      • 4.6Ambience
      • 4.2Value

      NoiseModerate

      Loved For

      • New Jersey - Central

        Notable Wine List

      • New Jersey - Central

        American

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      1. AI

        AlexIryna

        San Francisco

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined 1 day ago

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        We did 15 course try. It is pretty fooling. It definitely had more than 15 total items. Very delicious. The menu on the website reflects most of the items. I made a reservation a week ahead and the host did reach out to confirm few days before. The staff was very friendly, cooks did amazing job.

      2. J

        Janet

        New York Area

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on May 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        The dinner at elements was phenomenal! It was not a meal it was an experience and every course was a fabulous treat for my taste buds. I had the five course chef tasting menu and would not hesitate to recommend it! A once in a lifetime dining coup de gras!

      3. P

        Pattaylor22

        Key West

        16 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        16 reviews

        Dined on May 11, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Exceptional Meal and Service across the board... most worthy of Michelin Star rating!

      4. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Philadelphia

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 8, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        My favorite place! Amazing food and service just perfect for celebrating life

      5. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 8, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at Elements! The food was wonderful and they were very accommodating of allergies. It is a little pricey, but I would say the experience and food are worth it!

      6. ER

        ElaineR

        Washington DC

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 8, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Excellent service and presentation of food. Overall, outstanding dining experience for special occasions.

      7. J

        Jeff

        Philadelphia

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 8, 2022

        overall4food4service4ambience4

        We had a very nice Mother's Day brunch, will definitely be back.

      8. CH

        CameronH

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 8, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Beyond amazing. It was an experience of a lifetime.

      9. w

        wendym

        Philadelphia

        7 reviews

        vip
        3.0

        7 reviews

        Dined on April 24, 2022

        overall3food5service4ambience5

        We have been to Elements a few times before. The tasting menu and wine pairings never disappoints. The low rating this time was due to a change in the bill. They included a 20% tip. For a table of two. At that price point I found it insulting. And they lost out- we always tip much higher.

      10. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Washington DC

        3 reviews

        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on April 20, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Amazing culinary experience. What you imagine the best courses taste like during a Top Chef finale!

      11. w

        winemaker

        Philadelphia

        15 reviews

        5.0

        15 reviews

        Dined on April 20, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Amazing food, gorgeous presentation. Elegant and unique. Thanks to the kitchen and servers for a wonderful overall experience.

      12. JZ

        JuliaZ

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on April 15, 2022

        overall5food4service5ambience5

        Great food and great service there. The staffs are very knowledgeable and caring. We had a wonderful night for my husband’s birthday!

      13. JW

        JulieW

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on April 15, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Amazing food, great wait staff, very nice scenery. Loved it!

      14. M

        Michael

        New York Area

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on April 10, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Dinner was delicious and well worth the cost. There were a few dishes that I didn’t care for - but you can still taste complex flavors and appreciate the skill into the presentation and execution. Dessert might’ve been the best part of the meal. I will definitely be returning.

      15. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Philadelphia

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on April 10, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Was one of the most amazing culinary experiences we have had. Every bite of every dish was exquisite. If you want to guarantee an unforgettable night on a special occasion, look no further. It was a high class nyc/big city dining experience found in the heart of NJ’s best little city. Could not have had a better time.

      16. LS

        LSchol06

        Philadelphia

        19 reviews

        4.0

        19 reviews

        Dined on April 8, 2022

        overall4food5service2ambience5

        The overall food and facilities here are exemplary. The service is not. For spending almost $200 per person on the chef tasting, I would at least expect a smile from the staff. We had 3 servers along with one manager who randomly dropped off food, drinks etc. They were not very friendly and at one point when I asked a question about a course was told "I just told you what it was". Seems like an unnecessarily rude response for an expensive meal that does not come with a menu. The sommelier was very nice and was the only pleasant staff encounter that we had. While I try not to rate restaurants by anything but the food (that's why we go after all), but I feel that at the price you are paying here, the staff is pretty miserable. For that reason, I would not return and would probably not recommend.

      17. AB

        AnnaB

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on April 2, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        The food was high end and very tasty. We have some food sensitivities and the server made careful note and the chef worked around them, which is much appreciated!

      18. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on March 26, 2022

        overall5food5service4ambience4

        Servers a little lack of personality. Food and everything else excellent

      19. j

        john0148

        New York Area

        5 reviews

        5.0

        5 reviews

        Dined on March 18, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        A set tasting menu full of surprises, all of them pleasant. Very imaginative food. The wine pairings were also good, interesting and novel, not quite at the quality level of the food but well worth the moderate cost. Service and ambiance were both first rate.

      20. S

        Sabrina

        New York Area

        24 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        24 reviews

        Dined on March 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Michelin star-level dining in NJ - a MUST-visit fine dining restaurant. The five-course tasting menu of Madai, housemade linguine, black cod, wagyu delmonico (supplemental charge), and Tahitian vanilla ice cream was further augmented by the chefs' selection of additional courses, which included a seafood dumpling, a cauliflower custard, and housemade spelt/sourdough bread. This was a singular dining experience and one I'd highly recommend to all gourmands near and far. Though costly, the freshness and innovation of the food was unparalleled and service was exceptional. My partner and I were left with only regret: That we don't live closer to this culinary bastion!

      21. DA

        DeborahA

        New York Area

        3 reviews

        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on March 10, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        This restaurant is an amazing experience. The food and service are stellar!

      22. AB

        AnindyaB

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 27, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        I would give it 10 stars if I could. Very pricey, but worth every penny.

      23. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New York Area

        3 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on February 26, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        The perfect dining experience.

      24. K

        Kate

        Chicago

        2 reviews

        vip
        2.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on February 26, 2022

        overall2food2service4ambience2

        The food was mediocre at best......................

      25. f

        familydiner

        New York Area

        4 reviews

        5.0

        4 reviews

        Dined on February 19, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Perfection! Food taste, texture, aroma and presentation simply couldn’t be better. We enjoyed meticulous and gracious service from Carolyn and the team. We were seated adjacent to the open kitchen which we enjoyed watching - quiet and beautiful. Overall a wonderful experience!

      26. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New York Area

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 19, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        5-course tasting menu was out of this world - amazing. Can’t recommend enough.

      27. EF

        EricaF

        New York Area

        7 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        7 reviews

        Dined on February 19, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Incredible dining experience. Open kitchen was amazing in house entertainment. We did a 15 course chefs tasting menu and every dish was better than the last. The plating was exceptional, the food tasted even better than it looked. We also did the wine pairing and all the staff was incredibly knowledgeable on every wine and were informative, pleasant, and engaging. I will 1000% be back. It was an incredible birthday celebration and a phenomenal experience.

      28. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 18, 2022

        overall4food4service3ambience3

        It was immaculate! Having the seat right next to the open kitchen was awesome. Watching the chefs work was very inspiring and they have it down there the technique of some of the chefs on the line is superb and have talent you can see with quick observation of the kitchen. The food was spot on. Everything was cooked perfect. The service was alright at best the one female waitress was super super nice. The food presentation was very cool as well I would come back for there chefs tasting menu again for sure.

      29. NS

        NoelleS

        New York Area

        4 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        4 reviews

        Dined on February 18, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        This is a wonderful place for a special occasion.

      30. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Philadelphia

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 14, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        The service was impeccable the staff was very professional and friendly/ helpful. The food presentation was to die for everything was delicious and amazing the food came out in a timely manner we did not wait long. Would definitely go back, I highly recommend this place

      31. t

        tennisball119

        New York Area

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        It was amazing, the food never disappoints and overall it was a really nice evening!!!!

      32. AP

        AnthonyP

        New York Area

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Amazing tasting menu for Valentine's Day. Unique, Asian inspired dishes with delectable ingredients.

      33. G

        Graham

        Philadelphia

        3 reviews

        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Fabulous early Valentine’s dinner. Every course of the tasting menu was excellent.

      34. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Philadelphia

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Excellent service. Food was incredible. Price is high especially for wine, but beer was reasonable. Atmosphere is OK but doesn’t feel like fine dining. Overall a very nice spot for special occasions.

      35. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New York Area

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Amazing food experience. You really need to have a sophisticated pallet to do the chef’s tasting and just go with it. Everything was excellent, even the couple of dishes I was hesitant about. Service was A+. Highly recommend the wine pairing with each course.

      36. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New York Area

        2 reviews

        4.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on February 13, 2022

        overall4food5service4ambience4

        Only thing is I feel it was little rushed with the food and had no break in between.

      37. MG

        MichaelG

        Philadelphia

        14 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        14 reviews

        Dined on February 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        One of my favorite restaurants! Not only is the food always amazing and wonderful, the service is impeccable and so friendly. Claudia took such wonderful care of us (as she always does) and shared her knowledge/experience with the wine pairing (highly recommended). Can’t wait to get back.

      38. GW

        GiantWhale

        New York Area

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 12, 2022

        overall4food4service4ambience4

        Food is really good. The quality of wine could be improved.

      39. MR

        MultipleReturnee

        New York Area

        7 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        7 reviews

        Dined on February 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Flawless service from greeting to bill presentation and all phases in between. Five course menu plus 3-4 additional treats were each beautifully prepared and served on unique and well-suited service ware. Truly a special experience.

      40. V

        Vidalife11

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on February 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        A true gem bringing together the best of Culinary elements. From the wonderful staff, presentation of the dishes, a quaint ambiance, to the exquisite & harmonious balance of flavors resulting in one extraordinaire experience to be remembered always.

      Safety precautions

      • Cleaning & sanitizing

        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
      • Physical distancing

        • Limited number of seated diners
        • Distancing maintained in common areas
        • Extra space between tables
      • Screening

        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

      FAQs

      Elements Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 924-0078.

      Elements Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1842 OpenTable diners.

      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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      Booked 3 times today
      Experiences are available.
      Google Map for Elements Restaurant

      66 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08542

      Additional information

      • Cross street

        Between Hulfish St. & Paul Robeson Pl.

      • Neighborhood

        Princeton

      • Hours of operation

        Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

      • Cuisines

        American, Contemporary American

      • Dining style

        Fine Dining

      • Dress code

        Smart Casual

      • Parking details

        We recommend parking in either the Hulfish street or Spring Street garage .

      • Public transit

        NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.

      • Payment options

        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

      • Executive chef

        Scott Anderson

      • Additional

        Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

      • Phone number

        (609) 924-0078

      • Private party facilities

        2 room options, small room for 8-10 guests & large room for up to 16-20 guests. Can be combined for up to 25-30 guests.

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