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Witherspoon Grill

4.6
1626 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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.)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American
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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
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Phone number
(609) 924-6011
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christian Graciano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nassau Street
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Parking details
The Spring Street Garage is directly behind the restaurant and there is on-street parking available within walking distance of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm!
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1626 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I had a T-bone steak. The meat was of high quality, but was over cooked.
The restaurant was extremely noisy.
Both quite disappointing given the price range.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great brunch and Bloody Mary :)

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DonW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It's simple, we love the food and the service. The servers are all great, but we love Danielle the most.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always a very good meal...had seafood tower which was fantastic. Seafood very fresh and more than generous. Group was very impressed.
Main courses were specials of the nite (pasta, seafood and 1 tuna). Which again was was very good.

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viprfornaro (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Usually good. However soup came out luke warm and had to be sent back. Main course then came out luke warm. Disappointing

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EmilyM (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and even better meal! If ever back in Princeton, definitely putting Witherspoon Grill on my itinerary!

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vipjka123 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Too loud but food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service!

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vipfoodfanatics (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

always enjoy specialty surprises of food, wonderful service, and friendly atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere, food, and service are all good. When the weather allows, outside dining with a great location makes this venue a top choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I frequent Witherspoon Grill often. But the last two visits I have been underwhelmed. Frankly the meat quality has been under par. My last visit my bone in ribeye had some type of cartilage running through it where I could barely negotiate cutting the steak. And as a result lost a 1/3 of the meat. And for $57.00 well let’s just say it’s not Sparks.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines, they had a great menu and gave roses! Excellent service :)

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I ALWAYS COME TO WITHERSPOON GRILL. LOVE THE AMBIANCE! I ALWAYS ASK FOR MAURICE - HE IS WONDERFUL!

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pgwbr (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This is a favorite restaurant in town. However, when we arrived they could not find our Open Table reservation (for which we had a confirmation). They seated us. We ordered our drinks and then dinner. Food was incredibly slow in arriving and we must have waited 15-20 minutes between our appetizer and the main course. As almost always, it's noisy. The food is very good and our waiter was friendly.

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vipJamesS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

A special evening out with my 9yo daughter. She is a huge fan of Witherspoon Grill so when it came to Mom and son being away for the evening, she immediately asked me if I would take her to Witherspoon. How could I possibly say, "No"? And it never disappoints. The service is impeccable. The food delicious. You never feel like they are rushing you out the door. For kids, they actually have a steak entree; filet tips, which looks incredible. What a novel concept? Kids do not always want chicken tenders or mac and cheese. She also really liked the sundae for dessert. Alas, I simply had a cappuccino, but it was delicious. I think it is one of the best restaurants in Princeton.

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ddgstl (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Attentive server, not overbearing. Very good food and selections. Quite noisy though.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated my wife's Birthday, never a disappointment at the Wtherspoon. Great Service and Great Food!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were amazing as always. Would eat every meal if I lived close enough.

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Kimberly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the salmon and sesame tuna options. The kid's cheeseburger left something to be desired. Food is excellent; our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed, but managed to get our food and drinks out to us. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Have been here many times , always great food service and atmosphere! Our waiter Jason was terrific, he has been our waiter several times now. We will keep coming back!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

excellent service and food- good for a business discussion

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We’re out for our anniversary. Food was great! My wife had the chicken dish and I the cod special. Both were delicious! Sat st a booth that was a little tight but not a big issue. Highly recommend this as the best place in Princeton hands down!

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fusion (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This was a business luncheon and the food was delicious and service was attentive.

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EileenG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very good. Our waiter was excellent. But, if you are looking for a relaxing dining atmosphere, this may not be the place to go.
There were several large tables of guests that brought young children. We have children but wouldn't let them scream most of the evening in a restaurant. It was a bit noisy.

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vipPerplexed (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had visited Witherspoon Grill for brunch a year or so ago, and thought it might be interesting to try it for dinner. The place is obviously popular, with a festive, energetic crowd having a good time (so much so that table conversation was kind of difficult). I had the rack of lamb (which was very good and an astonishingly large portion of eight lamb chops) and my wife had the cod special, which she thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant offered a good selection of wines by the glass. The restaurant is a good choice for a quick informal bite, not so much for a special occasion.

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MoJane (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Always excellent food and service at WG. A treat to get a booth.

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Flora (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Witherspoon Grill is our “special occasion” place. We have been there several times. Last time we were there, we could notice a difference in the food quality. But, we thought perhaps they were having an off day. Unfortunately, the food quality was a lot worst this time. The onion soup was so salty that we could barely finish it. I ordered a ribeye and mashed potatoes. I asked for my steak to be well done. When I cut into it, it was so red inside, I think it mooed. The mashed potatoes were barely lukewarm. My partner, whose birthday we were celebrating, got her usual lobster Mac-n-Cheese. There was about an inch and a half of bread crumbs on top of it and barely any lobster. Needless to say, she was disappointed. The peanut butter lava cake which is our absolute favorite was just ok. It seems like this restaurant is following suit of cutting corners in their food preparation. It is sad to say but we agreed that it is time to find a new “special occasion” place. On a side note, our reservation was for 7:30. We were not seated until 8:10.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful as usual. Tuna tar tar and steak tar tar! Yumm!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Witherspoon Grill is one of our favorite in-town restaurants. One of the best Bloody Marys with just the right amount of spice and horseradish, creative Brunch selections and service that you would expect from a well run restaurant. The split pea soup was the best - wish they had it more often! The short ribs with eggs and crab toasties are favs!

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