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About Mediterra

Approachable cuisine of the 21 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Offers award-winning wine list. Seasonal alfresco dining overlooks Princeton's Palmer Square. Live music in Taverna Tuesdays & Thursdays. 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 11:30-3:30pm. Midday Menu offered 3:00-4:30pm

Brunch: Saturday 11:30am-3:15 pm. Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm. 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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (42)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Creative Cuisine (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Casual (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Business Meals (26)
Worth the Drive (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Fun (20)
Authentic (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Tapas (17)
Healthy (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Seasonal (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Scenic View (11)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Organic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Live Music (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Poconos)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

Excellent meal and good service, salad especially good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Brought out of town guests. Food was great as it always is.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waiter was professional, helpful and very personable. He helped with some recommendations. The food was tasty (just a little too salty for my taste) and the ambience was energetic. This was not my first time at Mediterra and I will definitely be back when in the area.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very tasty food. Definitely go back there again. Highly recommended!!! Exceeded my expectations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Have not been back for a while and must say they have exceeded my expectations from the past. What flavors!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our party was quite large and we waited a very long time for our food. Almost an hour at lunch. Our server seemed annoyed and not very friendly. We were disappointed in the frittata that some of us had. Dry. No one asked how our food was after it was served. The burger was delicious. I have had delicious meals here in the past so I will be back! It was also so noisy we could not hear anyone at the table.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a pleasure to go to Mediterra

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mediterra is always delicious and never disappoints!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service never fails to disappoint. It was a busy night and table was not ready but they promptly called me on my cell when it was. Service was just great. Food was terrific. There was even some strange occurances with fellow diners who left us with stories for years to come. Great night! Thank you!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Superb, lovely ambience, great food and attentive service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food was perfect! Salmon was delicious!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This has become one of our favorites! Everything is so well done! Martino is excellent!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They jammed us in like sardines. I kept having waiters bang into me. But the food came out quickly and was very good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic meal with my sister on Saturday night after strolling though town decorated fir christmas. Everything from the martini cocktails, and mussels to start, to the scallop entree and pork shank entree was delicious. Beautiful ambience created a nice experience all around, with a lot of attention to detail. Total thumbs up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We’ve been going to Mediterra for many years and it has always been consistently great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lovely spot but owner or manager kept coming to our table, making suggestions and asking too often how things tasted etc.
would have preferred more privacy. Food is always very good .

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is my fourth time eating at Mediterra. The atmosphere is still warm and inviting; and the food is still absolutely delicious. The variety and diversity of the vegetables that are used in the dishes are flavorful and give the dishes more depth. In my opinion, this is one of the things that sets Mediterra apart from other restaurants. For a starter, I had the Tri Color Salad. I didn't know all of the vegetables that were used in that salad, but I can tell you it was absolutely delicious and fresh - I wanted more! The bread basket on the table is also a stand-out feature. I love the lighting - it's just right for evening dining.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our reservation changed multiple times the day of and they couldn't have been more accommodating. It was a Friday night too, and the place was packed. They had a "make it work" attitude. Food and wine were wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food and service,. The only downside was that we were seated near the private party room and our room was open to it. There was a large group and they were standing during their cocktail hour. It was noisy and we felt crowded.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I've been dining here for years and while the food is always been very good, I think in the past year or so it has gotten even better. A same that the service can be hit or miss. Also the noise level has always been high as there are so many hard surfaces. Recently I've also been bothered by tables that are simply too close together making private conversations impossible. All that said, the food will bring me back, but perhaps not quite as often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent service, a bit noisy, cramped seating but overall a good experience.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Another outstanding meal—it’s one of the best dining experiences in Princeton!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great location and good food located in the heart of Princeton .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Medittera is always a good idea!

We went to Medittera for a business lunch and we had a spectacular time. The food was delicious and and our waiter was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a lovely lunch with an old friend who I hadn't seen in s long time. Our waiter was most considerate and personable and sensitive to the fact that we did not want a lot of interruptions. Upscale. Been there many times with family for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great meal but very noisy on a Saturday night when outdoor dining is not available

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was perfect! The service was amazing . The waiter was on top of everything. Never had to ask for anything , approached the table at appropriate times, soft spoken and very caring.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Mediterra was fabulous. The ambiance was lovely and our server Danielle was excellent. The food was delightful and the drinks were interesting and delicious for the season. I will go back often when in the Princeton area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was not attentive, and similar to a chain restaurant. I was not impressed with the seating arrangement for a party of two, which was too close to the next table and felt uncomfortable. The food had nice presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It has been awhile since we ate here and were going to the theatre so was convenient. It has always been good in the past but this time very disappointed... got the paella and was overcooked the seafood was like rubber.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Although the wine list may appear intimidating, the soft spoken sommelier from Tuscany always makes amazing recommendations. He recommended a Zenato Amarone which would have never hit our radar-it was amazing. He will proudly talk about the region, the grapes, the wine making process, etc so engage him in conversation and ask questions, his knowledge is endless. We enjoyed the mid range priced wine he suggested which paired well with our food and renewed our interest to further explore Italian wines. Great place to explore great wines with an amazing and one in a million“guide”!

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food is always good but also overpriced, as are the drinks. Would love to eat here more often if it was a bit more affordable. Seemed to be understaffed on this occasion, but that is not our server's fault. She was lovely. The atmosphere is always enjoyable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful service, very good food, plenty of metered parking or in lot across the street.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wester Ross Salmon with preserved lemon harissa, butternut squash, tuscan kale & gremolata greek yogurt was fabulous, every bite. Salmon extremely tender, melt-in-the-mouth, with a tasty crust, honestly one of the best salmon entrees I've ever had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Easy location to reach with friends. Always a diverse menu.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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