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Mediterra, Princeton, NJ

Mediterra

4.7
4.7
4216 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 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

Experiences

  • Valentines Day Dinner

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2025 only
    We will be featuring a Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu for the evening only. Please visit us at MediterrraRestaurant.com to view the menu. Please note, menu is subject to change

What 4,216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Mediterranean

  • Mercer

    Good for business meals

  • Mercer

    Healthy

  • Mercer

    Great for fine wines

  • Mercer

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mercer

    Most Booked

4,216 Reviews
  1. Julie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a drink at the bar first. I ordered the El Jefe... delicious!! Loved the coriander salt rim. We were a party of 4 and all wanted the paella... it did not disappoint. The seafood was perfectly cooked and the flavor was amazing. We also started with the fried artichokes which were we very much enjoyed.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, friendly staff, and inviting atmosphere

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here many times over the years. It is consistently good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre theater dinner. We did tapas, and they were delicious and timely.

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  5. FoodChique

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a quiet evening at Mediterra for dinner. Deviled eggs appetizer is yummy and will get next time I'm in. Nice to get their early before the crowds on the weekend. Makes for a nice dinner.

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  6. Cmac

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful restaurant. Little loud inside and it would amazing if the noice echo could be a bit quieter.

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  7. DeborahA

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mediterra always offers special and delicious meals Last night I had the sea bass special and it was divine! My waitress Mia was attentive, not overbearing but prompt and always checking how everything was. She has a great personality and is a hard worker!

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  8. Shelley

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, the food was awesome and the atmosphere was perfect. Great experience.

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  9. Duffy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Easter Brunch! Fresh croissants, a fabulous avocado toast (topped with sesame seeds) -- DeliciousCrepe Mason --for one guest and a tasty crab cake for another. Great variety. Have not had such excellent service in a long time. Can't recommend Meditarra enough.

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  10. DannyD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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  11. BeefWellingtonandscallops

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always but a little pricy.

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  12. LeslieK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was fantastic! My husband is a huge oyster fan and was skeptical when his oysters came out pre-dressed. Then he tasted them and said they were some of the bets he's ever had. We had the fried artichokes (awesome), oysters, and salmon tartare as appetizers and everyone loved everything. Dinner was branzino, pastaless lasagna (WOW!), and spaghetti (cooked PERFECTLY al dente, not easy on a busy night). Great wine as well. Service was slow because they were so busy but overall would recommend!

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  13. LarissaA

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here with a friend and both our pastas (she got the tagliatelle, I got the orecchiette) were delicious. We also got the beef empanada and fried cauliflower for apps, also very tasty. The staff was attentive and very sweet to my toddler—they kept coming over to talk to him and entertain him, which kept him happy! I would come back if I am ever in the Princeton area again!

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  14. SueB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious. Recommend. Every time I come here it’s consistently good. Thank you!

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  15. etoth

    New York City

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening. The fluke dish was very good. The atmosphere was warm and lively. The waitress and staff were great.

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  16. AndreaE

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! We had a great server and so much fun!

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  17. LongwoodLovers

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a group of 6 tucked in an alcove, which was perfect and made it possible to hear each other. Food was excellent. Service very good.

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  18. TellzMso

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was nice! She was prompt and courteous. The food was delicious and the portions are just right! Highly recommend!

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  19. PhillipH

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a meet up with an old friend. Great food, service, and atmosphere on a beautiful “pre”-spring day!

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  20. Karlv

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten here many times. Usually our experience is outstanding. Not this time. My duck leg confit in the cassoulet was overly dry (under a heat lamp?). It was not crisp, just dry, and lacking flavor. The pork in the dish was gelatinous and without flavor. The vegetables in the dish were done just right, even tasty, but the sauce bagnet of the dish tasted suspiciously like what was served in the paella classic seafood serving. Very puzzling. The salmon tartare was very good, but the modest serving was perched on a most generous dollop of avocado, and was well-concealed by several large parsley leaves - 10 points for presentation, 5 for content. A disappointing evening.

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  21. YolyO

    New York City

    239 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    239 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner at Mediterra. The service was great and everything we ate was absolutely delicious.

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  22. Peter

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediterra has had good food for 20+ years and it continues to hit the mark. We had a lovely salmon tartare appetizer and a delicious orichette pasta entree for the main course. The prix fixe menu of chicken cacciatore with an appetizer of burrato was also delicious. Where Mediterra is less successful is in its service and the pretentious vibe it gives off. We made a reservation for dinner during Princeton's Restaurant week. Even though Mediterra is a proud sponsor of it, when we were seated, we weren't given the Restaurant week menu with the rest of the menus. We had to ask for them. Even then, we were give a single menu for the table. It's clear that Mediterra wasn't really an eager participant in the promotion. Lots of other similar things went wrong for us. Though we had a reservation, we were seated in the tables near the bar instead of the main room. The reason given was simply that the main room was full. But isn't the point of reservation is to ensure that there will be space? We weren't even asked if we wanted to wait for a table. We were simply taken to the bar. This is not acceptable for such a restaurant. Similarly, the service was simply off. Almost as soon as someone put there fork down, someone would swoop in and take the plate away; even if others were still eating. It's as if they wanted us to finish quickly -- which is ridiculous given that we were there at the end of the night. Another thing -- a dish that we were sharing was brought to the table without any serving utensils and we had to sit for awhile until we could flag down our server for the utensils. The upshot is that the food is good, but don't come here for the atmosphere and service. There are other places in Princeton such as Mistral that will treat you much better.

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  23. michaelR

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mediterra never fails to impress. The staff - from Anthony, Jeff, Rich, Martino, Jaime and the entire crew are the best. The food, cocktails and ambience are unsurpassed.I can't wait for my next trip to Mediterra.

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  24. DorisS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Would like to see more small options for lunch, so that we could have room for coffee and dessert

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant that has withstood the test of time.

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  26. Will

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had her birthday lunch here and had a great time. The appetizers and food were all fantastic, the style being slightly outside our normal dining options but we deeply enjoyed all the elements of our meal. On top of the accolades of the restaurant, the location is great in that we were able to walk around the adjacent square and shops after our meal. Highly recommend and we will definitely be coming back again.

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  27. wws68

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good as usual and the restaurant was lively but not deafening. Service was poor. Server handed full dishes across the table, picked up dishes when people were still eating. Requests went unanswered. English comprehension seemed questionable.

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  28. KateW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mia and the general manager were amazing to us! Great food. Great service 🤩

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  29. LeonidE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great food. Would recommend to anyone

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  30. RussellW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced bland food. Tables are crammed into space. Don't bother.

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  31. JohnG

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. The service and food are excellent.

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  32. Mauricio

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is really good. Is just a little bit expensive.

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  33. John

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places in Princeton. Never Disappoints.

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  34. billybob

    Montreal

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the Prix fixe menu for a Valentines visit during a work trip to the Princeton area. The service was outstanding. The waitress guided me through the various coursed in order to accommodate my gluten restrictions. I greatly appreciated the effort. The variety of selections for each course was impressive, the portions were perfectly sized, and everything that both my coworker and I tasted was excellent. I will be back on my next trip to NJ in a few months!

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  35. JamesH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The paella was the best it’s ever been!!! Amazing!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and fair price! Definitely, one of the best restaurants in Princeton.

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  37. duke777

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal and service and will def be back

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  38. PJBO

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a tremendous dinner and fantastic service. Our ‘ Go To’ place.

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  39. SandraB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice environment and good food. Place to improve is the wine list.

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  40. dennisP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Corkage fee dhould be 20 not 35. Great service and. Such

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FAQs

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

Mediterra is rated 4.7 stars by 4216 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 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mediterra

29 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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