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About Witherspoon Grill

Witherspoon Grill is a classic American steakhouse, with a casual, straightforward spin. Witherspoon Grill is committed to providing top-quality food in a warm, welcoming environment.

The Witherspoon Grill is the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2008!
We have Sunday Brunch, Tuesday night Live Jazz and Outdoor seating! (Outdoor seating is first come, first serve- we do not accept reservations for the patio.)

57 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4 pm- 9 pm,
Tuesday- Saturday: 4 pm- 10 pm
Cocktail Happy Hour (at the bar): Monday- Friday, 3-6 pm
Brunch- (Sunday ONLY)- 11 am - 3 pm
Live Music- Jazz- Tuesday - 6:30 pm- 10 pm

Cross Street:
Nassau Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 924-6011

Website:
http://www.witherspoongrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm!

Parking Details:
The Spring Street Garage is directly behind the restaurant and there is on-street parking available within walking distance of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Christian Graciano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every year we host the annual Witherspoon Grill Harvest & Music Festival on the Sunday before Columbus Day! (Oct 11, 2015)
It is a family fun-filled day with live music, great eats and lots of fun an crafts for everyone! Part of the proceeds from the day benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

Witherspoon Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
Special Occasion (49)
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Business Meals (45)
Great for Lunch (44)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Good for Groups (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Casual (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Fun (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
People Watching (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Healthy (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great Beer (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Music (4)
Live Sports (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

The food is always great. I was shocked when we were done and the waitress scraped and stacked our dishes at the table, leaving an oily mess underneath that we had to be careful not to get our clothes in. We were shocked actually that she did it and remained speechless. When 5 for lunch is $115, you don’t expect someone to scape and stack at your table I front of you with the dishes on the table. Not sure if we will return anytime soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great as usual .
I always enjoy going there . The food and atmosphere are always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Witherspoon Grill is one of our favorite go to spots. The staff there are friendly and always seem to be happy to work there. Maurice was our server the night we were there and he is one of the best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The thousand island dressing on the lettuce wedge was inedible... so spicy and had NO resemblance of 1000 island desssing . No one at table was able to eat it and waitress agreed HOWEVER, never offered to credit us (very bad business ).
Entrees were good .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a great meal! The Sunday night turkey is the best! Has a great kids menu! Only gave 4 stars because the restaurant is very dark, which makes it less good for dinner with the kids. Still a great meal though!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food, as usual, was good. meat was properly cooked to order. Waitress was not really up to the task and seemed a little lost. Appetizers were all liked by everyone and were substantial in quantity. After spending a week in Italy where the wine is typically $20 a bottle served at dinner, the wine was closer to $50 a bottle. Quality was good. Pretty place.

Going there at night is better than lunch. I always seem to leave still hungry at lunch time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was our first visit. It’s not often everything works well, but it certainly did at Witherspoon.

The hostess, Erica, was friendly and highly responsive to a last minute seating change request. She made it all look effortless.

Jennifer, our server, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and candid about menu selections. She steered us in the right direction and our meal was absolutely delicious.

The other wait staff were efficient and friendly as well. Everything was well paced and we didn’t feel at all rushed.

We’re glad we listened to the Nassau Inn’s recommendation. Excellent food, a relaxed atmosphere and great teamwork among staff made this an outstanding experience.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

INCREDIBLE service and food. Reasonable prices as well. Can't beat it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very tasty meal. The acoustics were not very good and we had trouble hearing each other.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As frequently visitors we always have been pleased by Witherspoon's food and service; once again they lived up to expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ambiance is always lively here. Service is fantastic. Burger consistently good. The fish special was outstanding on this night and wine offerings were great.

Nice spot for a birthday or group. Noise level is loud but tolerable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had a great lunch at Witherspoon ! Excellent service !Highly recommend !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My fav !!!! Food and service always on point! Love this place for any and all occasions .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

First problem: my Open Table reservation was disregarded, so I received a "No Show" email from OT later that day. As for the food -- Pretty sub-par. Artichoke hearts that were promised to be fresh were absolutely canned (briney and mushy). Trout was VERY dry, French fries were pale and greasy, and chopped salad was insultingly bad -- iceberg and some thick-chopped carrots bathed in a completely flavorless white "dressing". (My friend's salad had tomatoes; mine did not.) Plusses: the Ahi tuna "martini" and the bread.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat AND drink. We just love the atmosphere and whenever we leave we can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Normally LOVE this place. However, we were disappointed with the service and food the last time we went. Of course it had to happen on a day we brought out of town guests to dine with us. The children's salmon (my daughter usually cleans her plate) was left because it was greasy and did not have the nice, crisp skin outside as per usual. We also thought the price went up on this menu item. Again, I am unsure if there was a different chef? The service was slow, inattentive and lacking overall. We just left feeling sad about our experience after having given such rave reviews in the past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We live in NYC and meet our grandson in Princeton for lunch. We always select The Witherspoon Grill because it has consistently good good, good service and it is a well run, organized restaurant. The crab salad is fantastic for the price, as are all of the other dishes we have tried.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great ambiance, food and service. The bananas foster bread pudding was amazing!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was delicious, and our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. The only downside is that the restaurant does get loud. On a busy Saturday night, hearing conversation from across the table was sometimes a struggle. However, this would not deter me from returning nor would it deter me from recommending the Witherspoon Grill to friends and colleagues.

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

Best burgers ever! We had a reservation and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated at a table that had been empty since we arrived, so that was a little annoying, but not too terrible. Our server was lovely, but the food service was a bit slow. There was a long wait for our burgers after the appetizers. We were with good company so didn't mind, but it seemed like either our server had too many tables or maybe the kitchen was backed up (it was a hopping Saturday night, so again this is sort of understandable). I would still return and overall would recommend it to others!

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

The cod lunch special with salad was good. However, my companion ordered the eggplant sandwich and it was awful. The eggplant was so dry, you couldn't even cut it. Sandwich was extremely dry and was returned.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice popular stop in Princeton. Great for people watching. Outdoor seating faces a plaza area. Salad was plain, but pumpkin soup and crabcake were good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love it here! Met an old friend for dinner and amazing pear martinis. Casual chic atmosphere and great food! Everyone working there is so accommodating and seem to be enjoying themselves. I find it so refreshing to go out and be among happy, polished employees. The high standards correlate with the overall experience. Very refreshing! 🍸🍸🍸

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food, ambiance, drinks...delicious. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back and further explore the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A pleasant surprise for food quality, ambience & service. Great view out on a nice sunny day.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very disappointing. Food not great. Very noisy. Not inexpensive.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was terrific. Has become our go to place in Princeton. The last visit was noisy being seated close to the jazz group (but the music was great)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Having two brothers visiting from out of state, I wanted to impress them with their little sister's choice of living in Mercer County, so based on a colleague's suggestion of a few restaurants in Princeton, I selected the Witherspoon Grill based on the menu & location. I was pleased that I could reserve a window seat with a confirmation of my reservation the day before, but more so, the lunch left a lasting impression on my family.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Witherspoon Grill never disappoints! Was recently there for a terrific brunch. Attentive service, great ambience.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were very disappointed with the food. We both ordered the filet and both were not cooked as ordered. We sent one back to the kitchen however, even after they brought it out a second time, it was still not as ordered. We wound up returning it altogether. Certainly not worth it considering the cost. Disappointing.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Consistently good. Excellent scallops!! Cesar salad fine, great bread.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Service was exceptional. Rebeca was friendly and was very helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Absolute favorite restaurant.. impeccable service, top-rated menu.. perfect for any occasion!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was good but our sever Rebecca was dishonest. She offered us a wine by the glass special not realizing it was $18.50 per glass. We had two. Trust me don’t mind paying but be upfront

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My sister’s birthday

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

The staff graciously kept our reservation. Washington St was closed and we arrived 20 minutes late! We were seated in a comfortable booth in the main room and had great food and service. But the music is TOO loud in that setting; we could not hear each other speak. For the price of the food, not worth it, despite the best efforts of the kitchen and the staff.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good I was disappointed because they were out of 2 dishes we requested 😟

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our second time to Witherspoon Grill. We have had two fabulous experiences- Dinner and Sunday Brunch- the food, atmosphere, and service are wonderful- Love the menu as well always hard to decide what to order as there as so many tempting choices- We particularly loved the French Toast at Bunch this past Sunday!! The Seafood tower is also a must!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was excellent. The general manager was very nice. thank you Tony.

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