Mediterra

4.6
3362 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.

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
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
What 3362 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCh88
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely awful. We waited 40 mins for 2 glasses of wine, a basket of bread and overly salted burrata. We had entrees in but we chose to leave due to the extremely slow and shoddy service - we weren’t going to wait another 40 mins for that food. I’m sure there are better places nearby to go to! Avoid this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have dined there before but this time the food quality, taste, was extremely ordinary and disappointing.

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vipPmc1117
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner and food never disappoints

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LenoreB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive server, delicious food from a contemporary menu, also elegantly prepared. Patio seating made it feel private yet connected. Perfect for a celebration, special family gatherings, or private meal with a special person.

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CynthiaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very popular midweek lunch place. Menu was not as website presented so surprised us a bit. Good food and nice staff.

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vipChristine
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!!! The monk fish and mussels were outstanding!

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AlethesSophia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I ordered the paella this evening, and the seafood had the "iodine" flavor. I did give it a fair shot and took about 6 or so bites, but I just couldn't handle the aftertaste. I didn't ask to have it removed from my bill, but I did send the food away and ordered the Med burger instead. I asked for a medium-well burger, but it was done a bit on the rarer side of medium-rare. Still it was edible and the seasoning was done well. It came with a side of fries. I also ordered the papas bravas, which was excellent! I had a few glasses of chardonnay.

The server was kind enough to take the order of paella off of my bill (since I didn't eat it). Overall, the evening was not as great as I had experienced the first time, but I'll be willing to give it another try since sometimes even great restaurants have a slightly "off" night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was poor

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RonD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience again at Mediterra. Gorgeous ambiance (sat outside), great food (in particular loved the chilled pea soup, tuna / salmon tartare, my strip steak) and fantastic service.

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SamLeeUff
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as usual; great to be back! With tapas and single mains options there is much choice.

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JenniferO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I understand that businesses are recovering and may be short staffed but maybe don’t take on more reservations. The two times I have been back within the past few weeks have been disappointing to say the least. The service was extremely slow. It might have just well have been self service. No drink refills, took 3 people to get one request that my son had to wait extremely long for to accompany his meal (hungry children are often impatient), and the quickest service was clearing our plates/ bringing back the check. I hate leaving bad reviews but want to give constructive feedback so others have a more favorable experience.

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vipJasnaM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambiance and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner was great and cocktails were unique and fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus app was delicious

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Bunny68
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Seated us on the patio when it was cold and rainy, without even turning on the heaters before they left. When we told them it was simply too cold, they offered us a table in a corner of the bar--but said we had to be out in an hour and a half. Then they spent the rest of the night all but ignoring us. Food was alright, but we ordered sandwiches and no alcohol and bill was about $30 per person. Overrated/overpriced. And made us feel very unwelcome.

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JimH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Mediterra. First time there since the pandemic. We found the interior ok and not as welcoming as we remembered. The menu was less interesting than previous but still good. Our main dishes ( strotsapretti with shrimp and bronzino) were both excellent. However our appetizers and desserts were less so. Blueberry pound cake was dry, for example. The service was slower than we would have liked, but it was a busy Saturday night. That’s good, we want restaurants to stay around! Overall, a good but not great dinner in downtown Princeton.

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DCJack
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Won’t dine there again. Why? Despite great food and service, after leaving a new, compact, black and expensive umbrella beneath my table in a dark corner of the room, the manger would not himself nor allow me to look under the table where new diners had arrived. The umbrella is lost. The staff could have checked for me. Small courtesy. This alone is reason enough, for me, not to return.

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vipYolyO
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious lunch of chilled pea soup and Cuban sandwiches and the service was very attentive. While the Cuban sandwiches are not as authentic as others I’ve had, the pork was delicious and the added twist of spicy peppers was a nice zesty surprise. Great location next to the parking deck. Reservations are a must (even for lunch) because this place gets very busy.

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vipleslieg
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be out with well spaced tables

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JerryfromJersey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Something for everyone.

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vipPeruvian
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service in pleasant outdoor setting

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RobinV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately and all the staff were kind and accommodating. Food was excellent.

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NicholasM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I gave it 2 stars for the following reasons:
1. My friend and I requested a table outside, which we were able to get. Once the hostess showed us to the table, he just left. The table was full of leaves and pollen, and I had to use my paper towel to clear
2. I selected the homemade spinach pasta with the braised lamb. The sauce was heavy-cream-based—a LOT heavier than expected. Maybe the chef had an off day, but it should not be the customer's fault. My friend had the burger, which, from what he shared with me, left a lot to be desired
3. The waiter was really friendly and expeditious, but it was not enough to make up for the rest of the experience

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PaleoDan
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. Great staff and love the Tapas. They have a great indoor area as well as outdoor dining and the red Sangria is really good.

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vipphillygrl3
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant late brunch on the patio at Mediterra. Tapas dishes were very good, especially the hummus and burrata. All in all a nice meal and experience!

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ElizabethB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, except the porch tables were not six feet apart. For those of us who are just beginning to leave our homes after over a year in Covid confinement, these safety measures are really important.
Thanks!

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vipAfinlon
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great outdoor place with socially distanced tables, and many were covered by the awning so we missed the sweltering heat. Our waiter could not have been nicer and on top of our order. White sangria was superb! The tuna/salmon tartare and pea soup tapas were fabulous. Perfect Sunday lunch! Absolutely terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great! I will definitely go back again.

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vipAllisonP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was awful. Food was unseasoned and lacked flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We have been going to Mediterra since it opened and have always enjoyed the overall experience. While the food was tasty, this time the service was sub par. an hour to be served our main meal, waiter was less than attentive. Had to get up from the table and look for a server to ask for some bread (twice) while we waited for our meal. Then realized at hoen they charged $3 for the bread :( Hoping this is a one off due to Covid and the lack of experienced staff. Food was tasty!

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vipKeith
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The restaurant has a very nice outside eating area,......BUT...
Bring your own food to enjoy the meal.....
My wife had a Mediterranean bowl....not good...avocado old...
I had the lamb pasta...lamb quite fatty....
Other places to try in Princeton...

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and I highly recommend it.

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EricF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our food in the past has been very good - which is why we returned recently. This visit, I'm sorry to say, the food was somewhat salty and not up to previous standards.

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vipKAL3
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Always great food. Lovely space i. An adorable town. Service was slow this time but always on my list for Princeton.

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vipEileenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to return to an old favorite after 14 months at home!

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TheresaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Outdoor dining is fantastic. Great menu selection and wine list.

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Abbi
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Dog friendly! Great waiters! Would definitely recommend!

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Omnivore
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We asked for extra bread 5 times different people. Got it at the end of the meal. Otherwise everything was excellent.

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Patsy1
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, awesome service, good Covid measures. Red sangria was very good too! never a bad meal! I highly recommend 5em!

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JanetB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Reservation was honored and even on graduation weekend the service and food beyond wonderful!

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You can order delivery directly from Mediterra using the Order Online button. Mediterra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 252-9680.

Mediterra is rated 4.6 stars by 3362 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.