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Elements Restaurant

4.8
1551 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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
What 1551 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipwlafoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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valerieg (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

A great meal with personalized service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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KelF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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Daveed (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, even better service but a bit overpriced

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westlodge (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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LouI (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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Food (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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vipFoodie24 (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipSharonM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipSmorgasboard (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 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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GillC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipIronarmanna (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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GirlGotGlitter (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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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unimpressive (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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chasing2daughters (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAndreiaD (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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AnthonyD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Had an excellent experience at Elements. This was my first time dining there. It is very different to any restaurant in New Jersey in that the kitchen is a few feet away from where your standing, they forage for their own food, and, just like at Noma or some Michelin star places, the cooks serve the dish and explain it to you instead of servers which I loved and thought it was interesting and enjoyable. Flavors compared to other restaurants were very bizarre but still excellent. Service is pretty quick and attentive since it is a very small restaurant. Atmosphere and ambiance is nice except it can get a little dark which is a con for me since I like to see and take pictures of my food. One of the best restaurants in New Jersey I have tried so far though!

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TBrown29 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

I went to Elements for my birthday. I had an amazing, full, and well rounded culinary experience! The food was very good and forced me to try new dishes I'd never thought to try. Very fun!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Absolutely top notch experience in every aspect. They even presented us with a signed card for our anniversary. Spectacular and exciting food prepared impeccably, phenomenal service, I can't say enough about Elements; it was an experience I will not soon forget.

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