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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will have a special Valentine's Day Menu this evening!
The regular dinner menu will NOT be available.
Please contact us for details.

Witherspoon Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Special Occasion (47)
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Great for Lunch (41)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Business Meals (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Fun (24)
Casual (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Great for Brunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Cozy (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Romantic (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
People Watching (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Seasonal (14)
Authentic (14)
Happy Hour (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

great onion soup but no mint jelly for lamb chops. How disappointing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Just a fabulous dining experience
The menu is diverse
The appetizers are enlightening
The entree are splendid and prepared to your request.
And the desserts were to die for.
One of my favorite places.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was lovely, the steak cooked to perfection. The desert was beautiful and the service quick and efficient. It is definitely a once in a blue moon experience though, as it is very pricey.

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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The Grill is always good. Solid and dependable. Only issue is noise level which many people seem to like.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great meal great service.... Nina the bartender and the staff were very helpful curating my amaro addiction! Top notch

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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

love the food here however on this occasion found the music whilst good too loud
Lighting too low to read Menu, 3 others at other tables using phone torch to read menu

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year's Eve but $95 for a salad, a steak & a piece of cheesecake is absolutely ridiculous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years dinner, web site and phone call offered fixed and ala carte menu, but on arrival only fixed menu was offered. Slightly disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Six members of my family dined at the Witherspoon Grille for my daughter's 26th birthday. We were seated at a lovely table with a view outside, decorated with Holiday lighting. Everything from soup, salads and entrees were superb! The short ribs, filet and rack of lamb were worth mentioning. Yummy😀 Maurice, our waiter was very attentive. Our daughter was surprised with a candle and dessert provided by the restaurant, along with singing for her birthday. I would recommend the Witherspoon Grille foremost for the food, secondly for the ambiance and decor, and last but not least, for an overall excellent and complete dining experience. Worth the trip!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A classic steakhouse, fish seafood, and delicious steaks. The dry-aged strip steak compares with any steak house I've been too.

Waitress very helpful and informative.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice place for a get together with great friends on a snowy day.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was not great like its sister restaurant Blue Point Grill. Had crab cake which was good but not as good as blue Point Grill

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great meal and great time with great friends!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is always good, well prepared and presented. Best restaurant in Princeton

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was very pleased that my request for a window table was granted when we arrived. The artichoke appetizer has always been a favorite and still was outstanding! We both ordered the Salmon which was prepared to perfection. Another outstanding meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve early dinner before Church! Great meal, large portions. Beautiful cozy woodsy decor, lovely bar, great centralized location in town. Parking garage steps away. Everything was great Except, the bread... they could be more creative with warm bread vs cold, rough edge cake-like bread with no flavor... I'd do small interesting rolls with dipping oil or creamy spiced butter to match the rest of the food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a really nice experience. The host accommodated our table request (by a window). The food was good as usual. The server was attentive to food allergy and requests.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were there for my husband's birthday celebrate--although he insist not to advertise it. Since my son had to drive we ordered two glasses of wine so we can share just for a birthday toast; the waitress seems not very enthusiastic about the idea and forgot to bring us an extra glass until I asked second times. She was courtesy enough the whole time, but no warm feelings at all. The food were excellent and environment was pleasant though.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food. Very friendly people!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We held our office holiday party here and everyone really enjoyed the entire experience. The restaurant was very festive, the staff was excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I took my daughter and daughter-in-law out for a Christmas Holiday dinner...just the girls! We had a great time...it was a little loud with the live band, but we still enjoyed our time there. Food was great and service was awesome! We also enjoyed walking in Palmer Square and doing a little shopping.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sadly my reservation did not make it to the restaurant. I did not have my phone to show them your eMail. We were seated but had to rush through our meal so they could honor the next reservation. This was a busy week prior to Christmas so they did try to to accomodate us

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Witherspoon Grill never disappoints. Lovely ambiance, especially around the holidays. My friends and I enjoyed a festive lunch. Plenty of delicious salads for those who aren't red meat aficionados. Best hamburger in town.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the best omelet’s and hash browns I have had....

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was nothing really to brag about. But the ambience and environment was wonderful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We came to Witherspoon Grill for dinner prior to attending a concert at Richardson Auditorium. We were also celebrating the birthday of a dear friend. Despite snow making us arrive 15 minutes late, the restaurant held our reservation, and then lived up to our expectations of a relaxing and delicious dinner experience. Our friend loved it and that was most important to us. The food was wonderful, and the service was great! Especially enjoyed the beet salad and bananas foster bread pudding. Of course our various entrees were delicious as well. This was our second time here, and it will be our restaurant of choice when we are in Princeton.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went there for our anniversary. The service was super fast and the steak and creme brûlée to die for. A bit noisy but overall a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great service and food!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

While a bit pricy, Witherspoon is our go-to restaurant for all our special occasions in town. Delivers every time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I don’t think people go there expecting great food. It was fine but nothing special. Salads were ok but the dressings were bland. I had blackened salmon that was dry and way over cooked. The pound cake dessert was basically dry pond cake that was grilled with a tasty cream sauce and strawberries.
We still like the place but the meal we had today was only so so.

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

I was in a rush and they were very accommodating!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Went at 2:45 on a thurs ..
Nice holiday ambiance.
Excellent crab cakes and the trout w burre blanc and chopped salad lite and tasty.
Our waiter Kennedy took good care of us.
2 Parking garages on hullfish & Smith st' s easier than trolling Palmer square area.
Bit pricey,but very good for special occasions or business.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I think that as a group of women having a holiday lunch , we were not given the best table, one by the door by the hostess. The restaurant was fairly empty, yet we were not offered a table on the sunny side of the restaurant by the windows. I usually would ask for a nicer table, but since we are repeat customers, let it go. After 1 hr and 15 min which I feel was not an unreasonable amount of time for lunch, we were done with our cocktails, lunch, dessert and coffee and had paid the bill, probably would have left in 5 minutes, did not plan on lingering, but yet was asked to leave our table by a manager and "take our conversation to the bar" since they had a busy lunch crowd waiting for tables . Did we look too chatty? I again felt profiled as a group of women, since there were many tables businessmen having lunch at other tables just as long as us or longer, that were not asked to leave their table. I did make a reservation, if they have time constraints then they should be posted on the website or mentioned by the hostess. The manager did offer us a cocktail on the house to relocate to the bar, which was fair, but we do not enjoy sitting at a bar and trying to have a conversation in a row talking over each other. We left somewhat annoyed. We may not come back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Made a 6:30 reservation for a Wednesday night. Arrived around 30 minutes early and was seated no problem. Host staff and wait staff was friendly and made our experience exceptional. Menu had a good variety as my date is a picky eater and she had no issues finding a good meal. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a nice, easy night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I love my meal! I took a dear friend there to lunch!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Witherspoon Grill has gotten into a bad habit of overbooking tables. The bar gets overcrowded as people wait for their tables. We waited 25 minutes, even though we had a reservation. The hostess sent over two appetizers due to the length of our wait. We ordered wine, a bottle of $110 champagne, appetizers and dinner and after less that an hour and a half, the hostess had another patron come to our table and ask us if we were done because he was hungry and ready to eat. Shame on you Witherspoon Grill—very tacky!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Witherspoon is consistently excellent on food and service. It was simply an off night on service standard of excellence. We were seated but never served. Observing tables arriving after us receiving beverages, I felt I needed to return to hostess and request a server be sent to our table after 15 minutes without being greeted. We simply wanted to begin enjoying out night and feel Whitherspoon is consistently a sure bet. When the server did arrive we felt it was not typical experience, drinks remained empty, where we noticed. It's always busy but we never experience anything other than top shelf service. Perhaps it was an off night or perhaps statistically the off night was bound to happen. This was our night, as we fell between the high standards we always enjoy. Will we return...yes of course, simply to feel assured it was a one time thing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

When suggesting a featured wine, the wait staff might mention the price. Was quite surprised when the bill showed $18 per glass. My mistake for not asking.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Accommodated our small group so that we could linger and talk for as long as we desired. Wait staff was very helpful. Food was tasty. Portions somewhat smaller than expected, but ok.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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