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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

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Good for a Date (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Casual (34)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Business Meals (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tapas (19)
Fun (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Romantic (17)
Healthy (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Seasonal (15)
Cozy (14)
People Watching (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Organic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Scenic View (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Live Music (5)
Vegan (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and drinks. The salmon was perfect! There are very noisy areas in the main dining room. Have found having a table four when there is only two is the best.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It’s always great it’s always buzzing and a great bar scene

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first visit. We went to a show at the
McCarter Theatre and decided to have dinner at
Mediterra. The food and service were excellent .
We had the paella which is worth the wait.
We will return .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always we enjoyed! Consistently good w/great staff and managers!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our second time eating here with the last being brunch. This dinner was excellent. I had the pork tenderloin which was perfectly cooked. The hummus and calamari was delicious. There’s a large outdoor covered patio that would be perfect for warmer weather. Service was courteous and prompt. If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience in a casual, warm setting, I would highly recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Mediterra never disappoints! Truly one of Princeton's 'go-to' restaurants. I've been a number of times and it's always been outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menue has become a bit more limited and quirky; grits, really!? How about some options. We've been coming here for years but lately disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Not good as usual. My husband likes the place Not I. Main dish extremely salty. Didn’t send back because we wanted to dine together. Our dessert was served to another table and they were eating it when the waiter realized the mistake he picked it up from there table and put it on ours. That’s when I freaked out!! Not very well organized need to regroup

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had the perfect day for sitting on Mediterra's quiet patio. Our salads were very good, and service was attentive, but unobtrusive.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

From the time we walked in until the time we left, we didn’t feel that the experience was very inviting. Service was mediocre and chairs were removed from our table without anyone asking if it was ok. The gentleman saw my “stare” and delivered our food himself without the waiter. My husband’s dish was way too spicy and the clams were soaked in salt water (black linguini and clams). My pork was seasoned only with salt. The meal did not meet the price. The wine selection was quite nice. We left feeling like we left our money without any regard of actually spending it. Won’t be back. NY has certainly spoiled us. It’s a shame because we live so close.

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

Such great food and wine!

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

Really nice place and space. Personable service. Excellent menu would go back again $$$

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went to see a show at the McCarter Theater and then afterwards walked through town. It was a short nice stroll.
We had never been here before and did not know anyone that had, so we went in a little nervous. We were all very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food, and great wait staff .
We all tried something different and it was all wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service were great. My only disappointment is the table set up. A table for two means eating with other guests. These tables are crammed so close together, you can hear the other party ‘s conversation and they can hear yours. The tables are so close together, it is difficult to get between the tables to get to your seat, if you are sitting on the far end.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have eaten here many times, they never fail to perform in every category, food, service, atmosphere etc.

I find it a comfortable and upscale at the same. We stopped in this time before a show at McCarter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I ordered the pork tenderloin and requested that it be "cook through but not dry." It was cooked to hardened chunks. My husband's steak was over-cooked, though he requested "med rare." The other member of our party ordered the whole wheat pasta, that he said was good, but the "sauce"was insufficient. It seemed more like a side dish than an entree. We will not return.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Second visit to Mediterra and both were really enjoyable experiences. Host was very accommodating when we arrived more than hour early for our reservation. We were given the option to sit at the common tavern tables in the bar area which we accepted as it was a more casual setting. Wait staff was very pleasant and meals were fresh, flavorful - top notch! Enjoyable dinner experience and beginning to our weekend visit with our son.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Tapas, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good food. Very accommodating servers, food was delicious and service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Nice restaurant, but very very cold inside. A pity women can’t come in a pretty dress, we always have to cover ourselves up.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

On a Tuesday pre-theatre in Princeton, we had a lovely tapas meal with White Sangria offered by our attentive waiter. We had Arancini, Spiedini, Octopus and a lovely little gem salad. All delightful. Nice timing by the Servers got us out in time for the performance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food, great ambiance and service! My wife is a Vegetarian and she had no issues with the selection. Highly recommend this place for a special occasion or a date night in and around Princeton.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Organic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a great experience at Mediterra!! The food was delicious, atmosphere great and the service was awesome --loved our waitress! We will definitely go back and recommend to friends!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food
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