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Mediterra, Princeton, NJ

Mediterra

4.5
4.5
3835 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 67 times today

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, Diners Club, 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, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,835 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

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  1. S

    Saba

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The place is busy!! For a week day dinner at 7, the place was buzzing and loud. The bar service was sub par. The food as always was top notch. Their paella is the best.. and the butterscotch dessert was delicious.
  2. TG

    TeresaG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Princeton. It never never disappoints.
  3. JA

    JoanneA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are always great here. It does get crowded and the noise level can be a bit high however the wonderful food selection and drinks make up for it!
  4. JF

    JoFinn

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch - Mediterranean has a terrific wine selection. Grouper was well made and very flavorful. Basque style Chicken tacos were a real treat!
  5. D

    Diners

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The menu offers nothing for my friend with food restrictions, too many spices for her.
  6. FS

    FredS

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch. Pasta less lasagna was wonderful. Delicious sauce and tastes like traditional lasagna. Salmon dish also very good. Nicholas provided great service
  7. VN

    VinnieNJ

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The best part of our dinner was the paella for two. Really tasty and loaded with seafood— crab, shrimp, scallops, calamari, though oddly, no mussels or clams. The rest of our experience was a bit disappointing. Or our first course we ordered a cheese board, which arrived with three slices of good cheese ( it was plonked down on our table with no explanation so I don’t know for sure what they were.) Also on the board was a knobby grape stem , mostly empty but with about eight large grapes which were quite soft and dull looking. Frankly, it looked like something that was fished out from the back of the fridge a couple of days ago. There’re three slices of a tasty nut bread to go with the cheese. Nonetheless, I will probably give it another try eventually, as that paella was very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Always a solid choice.
  9. BG

    BobG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Saturday afternoon parking was extremely difficult...had to tend to a 30min parking meter in order to complete the dining...very disruptive and not relaxing...lunch menu limited. food experience did not encourage a return...service was attentive ..
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food and service was exceptional!
  11. j

    jean

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Consistent quality, fresh ingredients. Very popular , good location. Considering inflation, this restaurant offers several affordable entrees.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Karla was a delight to be serviced by. We were seated quickly and efficiently by the hostess. The wait time for the meals went by fairly quickly. The pasta that I had was absolutely delicious. My mom said she would definitely order her hash brown Benedict. Both these dishes were recommended by Karla. We will definitely be back.
  13. IS

    IreneS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was great but service was slow. The waiter was barely around or to be seen. We had to wait for a long time when we wanted to ask for a new knife (because it was dirty), ask for a spoon when they served soup (did not serve with a spoon), and ask for a steak knife for the pork chop (also did not give the steak knife when the dish was served). These things should have been done automatically, we were frustrated we had to often ask the waiter twice because he would forget. The food was delicious. We enjoyed our time and may give the restaurant another try. Hopefully the server will be different.
  14. m

    mdb52

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice visit to Mediterra. The service was very good, food quality as well. The menu is a bit limited. Otherwise a very good evening.
  15. KM

    KaraM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    NO doubt better menus on the weekend, but we just love the creative dishes that are always presented any day of the week. The black tea vegan ice cream was top notch as well.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great and very attentive. The charcuterie platter was just ok. Cheeses were just ok but the bread with fruit/nuts in it overpowered some selections and poorly matched others. A soft cheese would have been nice. The pork chop and strip steak were both perfectly cooked (although a bit salty) but the root vegetable sides were just average and the green vegetables underwhelming.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Average food, service was ok - some slow moments…overall not worth the price tag. Probably won’t come back.
  18. M

    wendyM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal service was outstanding very high-quality for the price loud but fun atmosphere incredibly welcoming top-notch
  19. AT

    AlineT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Not the best service for such a prestigious restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends dinner. We had a great time!!!
  21. NR

    NinaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service by Nicholas Good food Great cocktails
  22. M

    Michael

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with friends on the patio. Excellent food and service.
  23. j

    jean

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistent reliable quality and good service. Range of prices includes good entree's for reasonable cost in today's market.
  24. P

    Phillybred

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The waiter was so rude and barely helped our table. Wouldn't even wait to let us get out a question about things on the menu. We had been before and the server we had then was really nice and helpful. Don't know if she's no longer there but I won't be going back because we were so put off by the service.
  25. V

    Vicki11

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good and flavorful. Lots to choose from, especially if you are vegetarian. Very crowded.
  26. FG

    FrankG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To me one of the best in New Jersey , period. Great , service, warm and friendly and the quality is first class. You will not be disappointed.
  27. DB

    DouglasB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Salmon tartar, roasted onion with ground beef, porkchop, and swordfish all highly recommended.
  28. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the same food as I did the last time I was at the restaurant. The portion was smaller, but tasty. Maybe it was an effort to maintain the same price.
  29. JG

    JoelG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
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  30. LA

    LABMD

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I made a reservation through Open Table for 9:45 pm. My daughter’s orchestra performance finished at 9:30 so 9:45 was the earliest we could reserve. And 9:45 WAS an option on Open Table! When we arrived at 9:45 the maitre d was clearly annoyed that we were there for dinner (despite our reservation.). He indicated he would not seat us and when I said I had a reservation he then angrily told us the kitchen closes at 10 pm and we would have to order right away. We should have left them and there. We did not deserve to be treated so belligerently. If Mediterra does not want diners at 9:45 they should not have that option on Open Table. The menu was ok but overpriced. The “cheese board” for $17 was 2 slim pieces of bread, 3 small cheese sections, a few grapes that rolled off the wooden board and a couple of nuts. The hummus was inedible. Salad not much better. Veggie lasagna had an overpowering eggplant component. The chicken empanadas were good. The local chicken was good. Waitress was nice but we felt pressured to order fast and eat quickly. It was expensive and unpleasant and food was underwhelming. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.
  31. p

    pebs

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Not a fan of the food. Octopus was tough, greens served with fish were not properly washed, full of grit. Eggplant in the veg lasagna was leathery, tough. Doesn't seem like a very accomplished kitchen, and should be better at this price point.
  32. AA

    AdolfoA

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food, great service. I missed having a coffee at the end but i will be certainly back !
  33. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Mediterra is always consistent in both service and food, and recently moving within walking distance, we've been here on different days and times and have enjoyed the restaurant. The biggest item on our wish list would be to modify the menu from time-to-time. It's fairly stagnant and it would be nice to see more change.
  34. GW

    GerardW

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have been frequent guests for years and have always enjoyed the food and lovely atmosphere. However, the skimpy pours at $15 per glass of average wine have become increasingly noticeable. Likewise, the portion size of the "large" salad prompted a question to the server, "Did they send me the right size?" $100+ for a lunch consisting of a burger, salad (with chicken), and two glasses of wine is somewhat off-putting.
  35. KD

    KarenD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent choice for lunch! Although a bit of a limited menu (was eating with a bunch of strangers) everything we ordered was delicious. Staff friendly and flexible, LOVELY interior and outdoor patio. Food was a little slow coming out of kitchen, but it took us awhile to put our order in, and then there was a lunch rush.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Temperature inside cold however - and I like air conditioning.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The food was undercooked
  38. CB

    CBR1

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious! The service is really wonderful and they do a great job with outdoor dining
  39. s

    shubhra

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The mushroom macaroni pasta was the only let down. Too much sauce and it didn’t taste fresh.
  40. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and beautiful restaurant. We had the Burrata Mozzarella and Papas Bravas for apps. The Paella for two as our entree. And the Butterscotch Budino for dessert. Everything was delicious! Based on my experience, I would definitively recommend to my friends. I hope to be back soon.

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 4.5 stars by 3835 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 67 times today
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

  • 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, Diners Club, 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, 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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