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Elements Restaurant

4.8
1578 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
What 1578 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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 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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