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Mediterra, Princeton, NJ

Mediterra

4.6
4.6
3933 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Approachable cuisine of the 22 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Seasonal alfresco dining overlooks Princeton's Palmer Square. Offering an Award-Winning Wine List and Creative Cocktails. You can book indoor or outdoor reservations- please respect your selection.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 252-9680

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Terry Strong

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room at Mediterra comfortably seats up to 36 people. We currently offer lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch options, as well as tasting menus, all of which can be completely custom designed to meet your tastes and budget.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Kirton: (609) 252-9680

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    Witherspoon St

  • Parking details

    There are public parking facilities located adjacent and behind the restaurant on Hulfish St. and Chambers St.

  • Public transit

    Princeton Transit train and bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,933 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LisaC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone including the wonderful owner was extremely attentive and went the extra miles to make my husband’s 83rd birthday even more memorable 👌
  2. JonathanG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the new menu items, and the service is always excellent, the ambience welcoming.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The pallea was absolutely out-of-this-world good! We also had the mussels and ricotta starters which were delicious as well. A solid dinner date spot with yummy drinks to boot! Will definitely we returning.
  4. Rino

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are in the mood for paella this is the place to be đź‘Ť. The other items are good as well
  5. Mike

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very interesting menu with options for all tastes. Excellent paella and homemade pasta dishes. Great service….don’t mind paying for bread service if the bread is good…it was a disappointment. So go, but pass on the bread
  6. JohnR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance Menu might have had more variety Food quality - very good
  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mediterra is warm, wonderful and vibrant. There is a reason it has succeeded for decades! The cuisine, the ambience, the service - all stand the test of time.
  8. RezarG

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent as usual. Service was perfect. Will return.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Astrid was a great waitress!! Energetic and happy!! She was so quick, she had my refill before I ordered another one!! I loved it!! The food was incredible!! We had the empanadas and papas bravas as appetizers and they were great! We had the branzino for the entree which was absolutely divine!! Ending the night with dessert (flourless chocolate cake and the almond cake) and cappuccinos! I personally loved the chocolate cake better than the almond cake. The chocolate cake is rich tho, so make sure you get ice cream or coconut sorbet! All this upscale food for a reasonable price! I have spent 75% of the price I paid at Mediterra for a dinner at the AMC dine-in theatre. This was way better and healthier!! Great place for a dinner date!!
  10. WALTOB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Casey (sp?) was excellent. The kitchen was cranking, only comment would be that slightly more time between appetizer and dinner being served might have been preferred.
  11. Briteatsaround

    Atlantic City

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff especially at the bar is outstanding. The place in general though is getting a little tired and faded at the edges.. a makeover would do wonders.
  12. VeronicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! Nice to accommodate more people a few minutes before my reservation. Had a birthday celebration and we got complimentary dessert!
  13. FredS

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice lunch. NJ green salad with salmon was perfect with nice glass of Cava. Caesar Salad with shrimp excellent. Service was wonderful.
  14. AnthonyP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the paella!!!!! The service was great as well!
  15. Natou

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everything was good but we used to come a few years ago and bread was free. Now even a soup doesn’t come with bread and for my main dish I would have liked a piece of bread to sauce the dish. For a $34 main dish I would think a nice free small piece of bread would elevate slightly the experience, even its not necessarily artisan bread from the corner bakery. We will be back but I just wanted to mention that in passing. Thank you.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Paella was amazing!
  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    I had high expectations but the ambiance wasn’t what I expected and it was SO loud. We went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and it wasn’t as attentive and intimate of an experience as I was hoping for.
  18. LoisK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicholas was an excellent server; the food and wine were great.
  19. LouS

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (forgive me for forgetting her name) was wonderful! The Paella was the best we had since Barcelona. The app were all outstanding: lamb,mussels,ricotta. Rioja was perfect with this dish. Hope to get back to Mediterra soon
  20. LouisR

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An overall enjoyable experience. The food was very good and we would definitely go back.
  21. Schwartz

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderfully varied menu ... great wine list ... nice people. What else can one ask for!!!
  22. MelK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty! The lamb meatballs and shrimp empanadas are a great way to start your meal. For entrees, we had the seasonal fish, the paella, and the salmon. Everything was superb! For a party of 6, we left full and extremely happy. Service and staff were fantastic!
  23. GraceL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We had spilled water at our table. the waitress cleaned it promptly and took the wet place mats, napkins and flatware but did not bring dry ones until we asked for them when our food arrived. Also, our food arrived less than 10 minutes after we ordered. We appreciated the prompt service but it was a little too prompt.
  24. RachelH

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dependably delicious year after year. Fried artichokes, mussels, and eggplant parm - good service, fabulous bread, mellow atmosphere, sophisticated wine list.
  25. DDDD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Don’t recommend, Princeton has better restaurants to select from ; we hadn’t been here since 2018 & won’t return ever. A waste of money ! Attended after a Princeton bb game. Dim lighting through out & work staff is plentiful always running. Not a great menu, 1/2 full in terms of #’s of people in bar area & restaurant indoor @ 8:45 pm on a Saturday night. Waiter was not good, so that’s a problem. My Manhattan cocktail was 3 ounces in totality in a tiny coupe glass . That is disappointing for a 18.00 cocktail. Salad was wet with water & not dressed with dressing & the beets were sliced on a mandolin & only 3 slices I never finished it . Lamb meatballs (3small) were gross, don’t order these. Pasta was fresh but soggy. Seems made in large batches for the night & left to sit in kitchen until a customer orders it & it’s heated in microwave: no hot plate fir pasta. Had to ask for spoon for pasta & cracked pepper for salad it’s a communal pepper mill administered by the waiter who was not good. Pepper was so fine I doubt it was cracked pepper balls inside of the pepper mill. Cappuccino x 2 people was also terrible undersized to say the least , cappuccino is served in a larger low cup but it was served in a espresso cup. Cappuccino was served in an espresso tiny cup! What? The coffee was very bitter so bitter little and froth . We did not want dessert just wanted to flee. Yikes! Ladies room clean , dining room carpets are filthy & smell. The bread we asked for never arrived after asking 4 x ; finally showed up mid way through dinner with no excuse & get this it was not fresh and it was full charge of 7.95 for this cold sliced unimpressive sliced small basketed slices. We left it ; served too late for anything & waiter couldn’t have cared less. This place is in a time warp kind of, seems dated by restaurant standards theses days & nothing inviting nor exciting … well maybe perhaps if you like oysters bc that was an appetizer but I did not see anyone ordering it ;
  26. JohnG

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time. Always good !
  27. KateH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter we had was wonderful. I wish I remembered his name as we have had him a few times and he is excellent. The food is amazing and comes out quickly but you never feel rushed. Last night we ordered a bunch of tapas and then a cheese board and then dessert. All to share and it was all excellent!
  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience!
  29. Jonathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High end Princeton restaurant. Quite expensive but well worth the money. Perfect for a special occasion.
  30. Lina

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We went for the valentines special dinner but the menu was not very impressive.. it was just ok.. they also ran out of the lamp entree which was disappointing.ambience, service, location was good though.
  31. Octy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a great time, restaurant was full but didn't feel overcrowded
  32. Sazc17

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lonely location with excellent food!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Valentines Dinner. No ambiance at all, no restaurant or table decoration that in anyway would set the mood. Service felt rushed. They definitely wanted to turn over tables quickly. Tables were not cleaned after each course. For the no ex we paid I was not impressed
  34. Girliechapes

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day at Med was fantastic. The pre fixe menu has wonderful choices and our server, Shelby, was attentive, kind, knowledgeable and quick. I had the short rib empanadas, mushroom and artichoke risotto, and a butterscotch budino for dessert. My girlfriend got a burrata and eggplant starter and the strip steak. We both could not stop talking about how incredible the meal was. We had tickets to a show at McCarter and dinner at 5:30 allowed us to get there in plenty of time. Thanks, all, for a gorgeous meal!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always. Doug, our server, was awesome.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday No acknowledgment of my wife’s birthday was disappointing. Food was very good. Service was great. Atmosphere is fine Entrees a bit expensive for lunch
  37. TaliaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for my birthday dinner, and it was delish! the cocktails were well balanced and delicious, and the oysters were ice cold and yummy. I had the black cod and the hubs had the steak. 8 year old was super happy with the riccota appetizer, and the kids pasta. everything from start to finish was fantastic and it felt special.
  38. Eater

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu has changed for the better. We had a great meal
  39. KarenV

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!! Amazing vegetarian options and overall delicious food! Also, the best hummus we’ve ever had.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Latte at office and hungry. Great company and great food and vibes at the table. Look forward very much to return .

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mediterra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 252-9680.

Mediterra is rated 4.6 stars by 3933 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Mediterra

29 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Witherspoon St

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are public parking facilities located adjacent and behind the restaurant on Hulfish St. and Chambers St.

  • Public transit

    Princeton Transit train and bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Terry Strong

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 252-9680

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room at Mediterra comfortably seats up to 36 people. We currently offer lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch options, as well as tasting menus, all of which can be completely custom designed to meet your tastes and budget.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Kirton: (609) 252-9680

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