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For 2
Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
11:30 PM
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Mediterra

4.5
2340 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Voted Best Happy Hour in Princeton
Live music in Taverna Tuesdays & Thursday Nights.
Private Dining available as well!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Midday Menu
Daily 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
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Phone number
(609) 252-9680
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Terry Strong
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Private party facilities
The private dining room at Mediterra comfortably seats up to 40 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.
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Private party contact
Erika Kirton: (609) 252-9680
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Witherspoon St
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Parking details
There are public parking facilities located adjacent and behind the restaurant on Hulfish St. and Chambers St.
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Public transit
Princeton Transit train and bus
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Entertainment
Live Music on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, (check calendar @ www.mediterrarestaurant.com)
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2340 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a fantastic dinner.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Highly recommend. The service was exceptional as was the food. I will be going back because it was that good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Another Terrific Saturday Night Dinner--Our friends who all came separately were greeted warmly and a nice table was selected for us. Our captain, host and waiter were all great. The fruit and cheese platter was excellent and my salmon entree was prepared to exact specifications. The wine list/ wine by the glass menu is extensive. EXCELLENT!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a great meal and experience! The Host was super accommodating when we arrived early for our reservation. Looking forward to the next time!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good but not great. I think the price suggests the food would be better. I would recommend not putting 3 cheeses that look the same and have the same texture on your cheese plate.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always an excellent place to go in Princeton. It has robust menu that is suitable for everyone’s tastes and diets.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely! The food was ready very quickly and the service was top notch!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food is always top shelf. Good choices. Great preparations and presentations.
Noise is frequently excessive. We know restaurants will never ask noisy parties to be considerate - too bad. The ambiance otherwise is nice, but when you cant hear the person sitting across from you without them having to almost shout, that is not good.
We will probably come back occasionally because the food is so good, even if we will not be very comfortable with the noise.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Superb! Would recommend it

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food but it is loud. The waitress was almost screaming at us. Many large parties the night we ate so that could have been a factor for the noise level.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was wonderful! My husband and I dine out a lot, and we absolutely loved everything from the service-Danielle M. was so sweet, accommodating, and efficient— to the food, to the atmosphere! Planning a family event there as a result of our visit!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We really like this place. We have been going for years and it has remained consistently good. I highly recommend it for pleasurable outdoor dining on warm nights.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was awesome and food was great. It was packed and so noisy it was really hard for us to converse without asking “what?” Every other word.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, wine & service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Superb! The wine selection was a gift from Julio who recommended an unknown Spanish Red that turned out to be magnificent. The Cavatelli was sumptuous and the others enjoyed pastaless lasagna and sea bass. Could not be better.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nikolas was a great waiter. Food was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Mediterra never disappoints. We enjoy the ambience, the good food and great service. Quite often I have one of their specials.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Mediterra was one of my Princeton favorites but lately its running on 3 cylinders. I was there this week for a business meal and my Wahoo (the special) was terrible. It basically tasted spoiled. Moreover the service was slow and I had to substitute for pasta which was bland and tasteless but at least not bad. Consequently my colleagues all finished their dinner before me, etc. I was given no consideration for my trouble.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A friend recommended this restaurant. We found the menu choices to be diverse and enticing. The service was friendly and prompt. The selections we made were delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Manager Jeff always makes us feel at home.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Tables are close. Not very private but food was excellent and service great. Prices are a bit high. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service, reasonably priced. The best Princeton has to offer.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We both really enjoyed our meals! We have been there twice recently and will go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Mediterra never disappoints. Have been going here for years and well worth my drive from Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding food, amazing wine selection, great survive, and an exceptional overall experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I usually go with the specials but this night I went with the NY strip. It was delicious, seems the chefs at Mediterra can't miss. The staff, the chefs...the restaurant is AWESOME!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We enjoyed the variety of the Brunch menu, also commend the wait-staff for their courtesy

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our last meal in Princeton after living there for 4years! Mediterra was wonderful as always. We are going to miss the food, the wine list and the great staff and service.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Incredible service and delicious food! We started with the octopus and mussels, and had the steak and mahi (a special) for dinner. Everything was excellent, highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very attentive waitstaff, exceptional food, good evening all around for our date! For weekend spots, make sure to make a reservation - it gets busy.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nicholas was an excellent server and we had a lovely time. Introduced a Canadian visitor to Princeton and we all had a lovely time. Many thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I have been to Mediterra several times. I am always so pleased! The service is phenomenal, the food is exceptional, the ambiance is lovely. I frequent several of the establishments owned by the same group. They are all excellent. I also applaud their commitment to the community!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Didn't find anything special about the restaurant. Overpriced.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Mediterra has the potential for being a really good restaurant but always seems to fall short. My paella seafood was delicious but the rice was hard and dry. Service was sweet but inattentive; perhaps there weren't enough wait people. The restaurant is in such a great location and it's a pretty, comfortable place. It could be a "go to" if only it improved its quality.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Something delicious on the menu for everyone. Attentive service was spot on.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Interesting and satisfying menu and the good was prepared and presented with style. This place was always good but is now even better.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best paella we have had! Oysters for starters were exceptional.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Headwaiter Trevor tried to stick us in a corner jammed into table for two — even though it was 5:00 PM and ALL the tables were empty I take it because we had white hair. Please tell
Owners that others with similar age would not like the Trevor treatment. Next stop yelp. I live locally.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was very good except dessert. I had the apple pumpkin crisp it was awful. It was lukewarm with some cold areas. Topping not cooked. Awful, ruined the meal. My impression of our server- she was trained but not good. On the plus side my cocktail was good and the wine offerings were good. However one example of our server’s failings she neglected to ask for additional drink orders when our glasses were empty. Nonetheless, I still like the place.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Mediterra has just introduced the "Impossible Burger," the newest vegetarian hamburger. Out of curiosity, one in our group of four carnivores ordered it and allowed everyone to have a taste/quarter. All were surprised at how flavorful it was and that its consistency was definitely similar to tender ground beef. The bottom-line was that we were all impressed and more than convinced that most would not know they were not eating beef. Excellent meal in every respect.

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