Forrestal Grille Princeton

14 Reviews
$30 and under
Indoor Dining is now being offered with social distancing enforced!
We follow all CDC and state guidelines to provide a safe and relaxing dining experience.
Al Fresco dining is still being offered, weather permitting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.7based on all time ratings
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29% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020

Great meal good service

vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020

The service was very good. Regarding the food, it was overall good, however I ordered the scallops and when they brought it to me they had a strong smell and flavor of ammonia which is indicative of decomposition. I did mention it to the waitress who was very apologetic and did not charge us for the plate but it definitely wasn’t a very good Valentine’s Day dinner to say the least.

New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020

Decent food at a reasonable price including wine. It’s very quiet and relaxed atmosphere

New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019

People that work there are great. Food was horrible. Place was very loud.

New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019

Wonderful food. Fun.

8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019

The Cuban sandwich and house-made fries were delicious

New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018

Visited Forrestal Grille for the first time to try out the menu - our food was prepared quickly. Please know the lighting is bright and isn't what you might typically find for usual dining ambiance. We hope to visit again and try some other options on the menu.

9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017

I scheduled a reservation via open table a few weeks prior to Easter Sunday. On Easter day, after 12 pm I received a voicemail indicating that the restaurant was closed in the afternoon and would reopen for dinner time. Hence they are unable to accommodate the scheduled 3 pm reservation that I made weeks prior. I was completely dissatisfied that a manager would not have looked at upcoming reservations more closely earlier in the week to notify a patron of this miscommunication. I had to scramble to find a reservation on Easter Sunday for a party of 7 people. I was completely frustrated by the lack of consideration and customer service demonstrated.

New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was surprisingly good and Annie was an excellent server.

New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016

The food was very good however; for the price of the entrees, I wouldn't have assumed Greenday wouldn't be playing on the radio. You kind of walk up to a podium where a host or hostess would seat you, if there were one. Nobody can see you standing there so you kind of look around aimlessly until you finally decide to venture down the ramp where they realize you've probably been standing around, pick up a menu off of the end of the bar and sit you. There are little flies all over the place which I would assume is from the bottles behind the bar not being properly covered at night. Didn't have a terrible experience but I definitely won't be returning.

OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016

Very busy place. Great service food was magnificent. Can't wait to go again.

OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016

The food was actually quite good for a hotel restaurant. Appetizers we tried were the potstickers, muscles with tomatoes, and calamari. Our mains included the fish and chips, steak frites, salmon, and Turkey burger. All were well received.
What I didn't like was the service. The waitstaff were for the most part friendly, although no one greeted us upon arrival for 5 minutes, and no one thanked us when leaving. Nothing is worse than leaving without being thanked, nothing.

New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2015

This is an entirely hidden hotel restaurant, nothing more. I went because we had a gift certificate, but it was odd to go there since we weren't staying at the hotel. Wine list very limited, food mediocre. Dining room has a view of a pharmaceutical company lobby.

6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015

We had dinner here for group of 5. The entire time that we ate at this restaurant, on a Friday night in August, the place was completely empty. Upon seating we were given two different menus. One menu was for their upstairs bar Flight and a menu for the restaurant itself. The dishes available were expensive, as expected for a hotel restaurant. The selection was varied but sparse. There are only 5 entree choices. For a "grill" there were not very many grill options. The waitress is kind and polite and very attentive which we expected considering we are the only guests there. The food that we did order was cooked well but nothing spectacular. I ordered some sort of blue drink, I cannot remember but it is one of their specials. It was mixed way too strong with blue caracao and I had to request and mix it with an entire glass of pineapple juice to help flavor. When asked about boxing our leftovers we were very promptly handed styrofoam box. At the price level this restaurant is at I expected them to box up to leftovers for us. The place its self is pretty with a nice view of the foot bridge to the conference center and a creek. I just can't justify the experience against the cost though but it was a quick fix after a long drive to the hotel from central PA.


Forrestal Grille Princeton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 936-4200.

Forrestal Grille Princeton is rated 3.7 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.