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About Mediterra

Approachable cuisine of the 21 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Seasonal alfresco dining overlooks Princeton's Palmer Square.
Offering an Award-Winning Wine List and Creative Cocktails.
Live music in Taverna Tuesdays & Thursday Nights.
Private Dining available as well!

29 Hulfish St
Princeton, NJ 08542
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-3:00pm. Midday Menu offered 3:00-4:30pm

Brunch: Saturday 11:30am-3:00 pm. Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm. Midday Menu offered 3:00-4:30 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm

Happy Hour in Bar & Taverna: Monday-Friday 4:00-6:30pm

Cross Street:
Witherspoon St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 252-9680

Website:
http://www.mediterrarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, (check calendar @ www.mediterrarestaurant.com)

Parking Details:
There are public parking facilities located adjacent and behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Princeton Transit train and bus

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 weekend 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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mediterra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (45)
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Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Business Meals (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for Groups (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Local Ingredients (28)
Casual (27)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Cozy (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Authentic (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Tapas (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Fun (22)
Healthy (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Romantic (19)
Seasonal (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Scenic View (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Organic (9)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Vegan (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Mediterra was excellent, as always. The food is very good, the atmosphere warm and lively, and the service was outstanding. We were late for our reservation and had concert tickets. We were served so quickly I couldn't believe it; and we didn't even tell them we were short on time.

For a quiet romantic dinner, my first choice is Eno Terra. But for a small group celebration in a casual fun atmosphere, Mediterra is as good as it gets.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was very good except the noise level was, as usual, too loud

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were a group of six friends who visit with each other once or twice a year. The waitress quickly realized that we would want to be there for a while, and she communicated that she was not going to try to rush us out. We appreciated that, and tried to reflect that in her tip. She was professional, helpful, welcoming.
Food here is consistent and reasonably priced. It's a great brunch/lunch option.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I had dinner at Mediterra before a theatre performance. Loved it! Food, service, wine all great. I had the octopus appetizer - was grilled and seasoned to perfection. My husband enjoyed the salmon and I the rigatoni with wild boar sausage - so good! The service was attentive and the atmosphere lively but not too loud. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The best food in Princeton. Friendly staff, good food, great wine. Not cheap, but worth the investment. Glad I found this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

LOVE this place and it has never disappointed!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We dined at Mediterra for my wife's birthday. The atmosphere was perfect. Service was excellent. We enjoyed appetizers and entrees from the menu. Two of us shared the paella, which was fantastic. Everyone vaporized their entrees. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our group goes every year for New Year's Eve. The service was excellent particularly given it's a hectic night as well as late in the evening. Portions were small but perfect given the numbers of courses. My husband and I also dine there throughout the year and enjoy the bar and small plates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Six of us spent NY's Eve at Mediterra. Great choice! The food was outstanding, the atmosphere cheerful and joyous; hope to do it again next year!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed the fixed price dinner on New Year’s Eve. The choices were imaginative and expertly prepared. We had a wonderful time.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very accommodating staff -Danielle was so fantastic, and really great food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Go with the paella for two. It is an experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was good, but not a lot of choices on the menu. The menu needs a makeover.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good, service was good.

We ordered a lovely appetizer of hummus and pita, which was delicious. However...only 1 1/2 pitas, quartered??? Really???

We requested a bit more pita as we had quite a lot of hummus left. We were informed that it would be an additional $2. While I certainly could afford to pay that, I don't like feeling tickled and dimed to death. The restaurant should serve adequate pita with the hummus, or not charge for additional to finish the pita with. Should we have finished the hummus with spoons???

Other than that annoying situation, it was a nice lunch. I would go back, but would look a little more closely at the value--perhaps there are other things that would be similar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful ahi tuna salad. Very enjoyable atmosphere

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We ordered their Paella for 2 people per the menu and added other entres to share. Without telling us, they converted it to Paella for 3 people and charged us more. It’s our special occasion and not worth complaining about and ruining our day. But that leaves a bad aftertaste for the way they increased our total bill without our permission.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner with our family!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always the best in town!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great dining here, lunch, brunch or dinner. Danielle waited on us and she was friendly, personable, attentive but not over the top. Lots of other people helping out to ensure a great experience so awesome team work on display. Packed, as always, which speaks volumes regarding the quality of this establishment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vegan, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Tapas, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was delicious and well-prepared. Service was attentive, while letting us enjoy our meal at a relaxed pace. Very popular spot for a Tuesday evening. Several holiday parties.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

As always Mediterra does not disappoint. Food and service were great even though it was a busy lunchtime. The wild boar ragu was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always have a great meal. Their Paella is the best and their other food is a delicious treat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went with our three young children and the staff and
Menu were very accommodating . They don’t present you a kids menu but if you ask they provide options. Great food and friendly service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Drove from East Brunswick and it was so worth it! Original menu, fresh ingredients, delicious flavor profiles and so many great choices! Great cocktails to compliment a very fun Sunday lunch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excelent!!!
My friends and I enjoyed the brunch. The Pear Bellini was spectacular.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great place! Amazing food! We enjoyed it very much

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a wonderful brunch at Mediterra. Food was excellent and waiter could not be more courteous. Always a great meal at this authentic restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was great.. recommend the Paella!
It's worth the extra wait time needed to prepare the dish. It was full of different seafood and plenty for two.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I go to Mediterra often and the food is always good. However the noise level was too much and every waiter who walked buy bumped into my chair. You don't have blinds on all of the windows and the sun was shining directly into my eyes. The winter sun can be blinding and I could hardly see the person sitting across from me. I had a terrible headache by the time I left.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I've eaten at Mediterra many times, and will continue to do so ... it's always a treat. This last visit I took my brother out for a holiday lunch. We each started with the soup special, a shrimp bisque. It was smooth, creamy, and flavorful. For my entree, I had the gnocchi, while my brother had the Greek chicken. Both were excellent. I had not tried the gnocchi before, but I would highly recommend it -- it was a perfect portion and had great flavor. We finished with cappuccinos and apple pumpkin crisp (amazing)! Service was excellent, as always.

If you haven't been here before, try it, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had three entrees. Pork shank - excellent; strip steak - excellent; gnoochie - bland

Bartender made me a RobRoy which was OK but not by recipe that I know of. Tasted like he/she used an after dinner liquor as opposed to vermouth.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The lunch menu is fairly limited, which is the reason for the 3 star rating.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Everything was very good. It was a casual lunch. The service was great.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was very attentive.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Delicious meal, great wine list, very friendly and attentive service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Good place, good food @ good proce

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wait staff - attentive, knowledgable, accommodating, thoughtful
Ambiance - comfortable, tasteful
Fare - varied, creative, challenging, attractive, satisfying,
Pricing - competitive

We were there for Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Selections were as described and in reasonable portions. its very easy to recommend Mediterra with confidence. A return visit is assured.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Every year we go to Princeton to listen to the Westminster Choirs sing at the Princeton Chapel for Readings and Carols. For the past couple of years we have been dining at Mediterra before the show. They have an outstanding restaurant, with great food and the people are so nice there. Recommend for any occasion. We live in Shrewsbury NJ where they just opened up a new place called Albarino. We are eating there next Sunday.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent meal and good service, salad especially good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent experience and personable server. The bar made a good Rye Old Fashioned.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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