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!
The restaurant was amazing. They limit the number of tables so it was an intimate setting and the design is great. The chefs tasting was excellent, variety of foods, textures, and flavors, and the presentation was like nothing we’ve ever seen. I highly recommend Elements for any special occasion.
Best restaurant in Princeton. Consistently excellent.
I loved the experience! Definitely a good place for a special occasion.
Granddaughter’s belated birthday.
My wife and I search out chef's samplings for special occasions. Elements did not disappoint! The food was outstanding. The service was great. I had the wine flight, she had the beer flight and both were perfect.
The food and service were excellent and we especially enjoyed the artistic presentation of several of the courses. The smoked quail eggs served in an actual nest was delightful. While each course was delicious, on balance, the meal was heavy. We would have enjoyed more of a fresh vegetable emphasis. Also, the automatic addition of a 20% gratuity for a table of 2 was insulting.
Excellent food and usually attentive service. Quiet small restaurant. On the pricey side.
They provider excellent food and service in Princeton. They are the first restaurant that say 'Welcome Back' to us. They also listened carefully to your needs when making reservation.
5 course menu was creative and excellent. Japanese Aji sashimi was very interesting and the sirloin with maple syrup was excellent. Service sub par, forgot to take our orders and just put menus on the table without any explanation. Sommelier was excellent, enthusiastic and knew his stuff. The atmosphere is not very exciting, felt like having dinner in a conference room (we were seated in the back room) with old furniture and basically no decorations. I was surprised to see that 20% tip was added to the check for a party of 2. I assume that the restaurant is not very confident about the quality of the service.
Every course had its own WOW factor and the staff was outstanding. The wine steward could have been more generous, though. Two sips of wine for each serving was light-handed in our opinion....but the selection was excellent...maybe that's why we wanted more :)
Great presentation and innovative food menu makes it perfect place for dining
Amazing ambiance and great food, definitely worth your money, I would surely be back
This is a 'special occasion' kind of restaurant, but absolutely worth it. The service is incredibly attentive and pleasant, and the food is both interesting and pleasing. My partner has a seafood aversion, and the restaurant was able to come up with different but complementary dishes so that we could still share the same experience. Elements is probably the best quality restaurant I've ever been to, and I don't say that lightly. We save up to make reservations for my partner's birthday once a year, and we always look forward to it and are never disappointed.
We did the 4 coarse menu with the wine pairing . Chef brought out a smoked quail egg that was so perfect it was hard to follow!! Scallops were probably the week dish . But not that it was bad just not a wow. But great job and a great over all experience!
The food was no question phenomenal. The staff was super friendly. The chef is amazing and I will definitely coming back for more of his dishes, as well as the grand tasting menu!
Food was fantastic, however, I just felt like a regular patron and a regular restaurant. I specifically left details regarding our anniversary in hopes of something different such as privacy or even a “happy anniversary” but received nothing. Don’t get me wrong-the food was great and they even catered to my wife’s dietary restrictions but that was it. I’ve been to several similar establishments for our special day and was always acknowledged for our day. Most other places have also added something such as a “complimentary champagne toast”.
Food was great-service was pretty good too. Just don’t expect anything above and beyond if you like that sort of thing.
Thoroughly enjoyed the 5 course dinner with wine pairings. Servers outstanding and knowledgeable. Unique flavors and creative plating. Great place for that special occasion. Have been to all the Princeton area restaurants and Elements is in a league of its own.
One of the best dining experiences we ever had. The food presentations and taste were beyond amazing!! Look foward to returning.
It was excellent!!
Every meal on tasting menu was great, accommodates great for celiacs and gluten free, and loved the card they all had signed for our anniversary
Creative combination of flavor, ingredient based food. Casual friendly but upscale. Nice touch to have the chefs come present their dishes.
Elements is the finest eating establishment I've ever been to. The wait staff was polite and did their jobs in a very professional manner without being overbearing. The food was beautifully prepared and the presentation was incredible. The food was better than anything I have ever tasted. The chefs came out and personally presented the dishes to us as well as explained where each food item came from and how to best experience the flavor combinations. I will absolutely be back in the future.
A wonderful experience!
This is THE best restaurant in Princeton township. Surprisingly delicious foods with kind chefs' introduction to them. Be aware that it may take ~180min to finish the whole meal so do plan ahead.
This was my first experience in fine dining and I was not disappointed. 10/10 phenomenal food and an experience to remember for a lifetime. Loved everything about this restaurant.
As usual, it was amazing. I absolutely love this place. I love that they will accommodate my vegan lifestyle. The food is always out of this world, the ambiance is extraordinary and the service is unparalleled. Wine pairings are the way to go.
Food is always excellent. The care and detail the chefs put into each and every dish is amazing. We love coming here and look forward to our next visit!!!
As always, Element so I Princeton NJ did not disappoint. Chef Scott and the crew offer a truly singular dining experience. Love kit every time we go there!
The food is quite average for the price.
We went to Elements for a birthday dinner and ordered the Grand Tasting Menu,(requested a week in advance). This dinner was really spectacular,as you are presented with many small portions of foods from both land and sea.Each dish is so well thought out and so artfully presented that it transcends anything dinner and becomes an event.We were there for just over 3 hours and were initially a little concerned because both of us arrived pretty hungry and as the first portions arrived,(amuse bouche),we wondered whether we would leave satisfied.As it turned out there was more than enough to eat,(more than 18 small plates).There is so much creativity,thought and skill here that it would be difficult to compare this experience to anything anywhere else.Over the years we have been to some great places,(La Bec Fin,The Saddle River Inn,The Ryland Inn,etc),and our experience at Elements stands apart from all of these places as one of the greats.The chefs walk out to serve and present each dish.The service is very friendly,not stuffy and as accommodating as it could be.It isn't inexpensive,($500+ for two),but for that special dinner that will leave you with some nice memories the Grand Tasting Menu is worth it.
Excellent meal! Had the chef’s 8 course tasting menu, and it was exquisite.
The food is outstanding....fresh, seasonal and delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
Really delicious and inventive, every course a delight for all senses. The whole team is tuned into the diners to a degree I have never experienced before. The read your faces, hesitations, listen to the compliments snd register the learning. Special applause to the sommelier, remarkable choices, deft explanations, even knew how much to pour to assure en enjoyable and not overwhelming experience. The Nova Scotia tuna tartar is ethereal.
Outstanding food presentation, variety and taste explosions were served by an attentive but not obtrusive staff. Absolutely wonderful dining experience!
Highly recommend! The food was outstanding, drinks were delicious, and the staff were kind and professional. Highly highly recommend!
Quite simply the best dining experience in the area.
One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. Outstanding.
We went to Elements for our Anniversary. As usual, the service was outstanding. One of my favorite things about this place is that they have accommodated my dietary restrictions every single time and have come up with delectable options for me as a vegan. The wine pairings were fantastic. The sommelier has extensive knowledge of the wines being served which further enhances the dining experience.
Really interesting and delicious, unusual fare. Expensive but an experience!