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Princeton Restaurants, Dining, Places to Eat, Dinner, Lunch, Food, Menus

Princeton area restaurants need your support more than ever. COVID-19 has forced some of our favorites to temporarily shut down and some to close all together. On a positive note, a handful of newcomers have opened their doors and are doing well. Most eateries are finding success with curbside pickup and take out and several have mastered the outdoor dining scene. POL'S Dining Guide in New Jersey is your place to find restaurants in Princeton and the surrounding area. Princeton caterers and Princeton dining facilities with direct links to our advertisers' websites, menus and directions. BYO restaurants, brunch, sushi, live music, kid friendly restaurants, and more. Dining in Princeton simplified - yum.

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More Than Q


609-642-4770


"I don't know how they do it, but it's about the best smoked meat I've had in a lifetime" – Tripadvisor.com

Welcome to More Than Q - the Texas-style barbecue purveyor offering up succulent smoked meats, along with southern sides, like burnt end baked beans, collard greens, and cheesy grits. Using only fresh, seasonal ingredients and select cuts of meat, More Than Q is making delicious Texas-style BBQ into the perfect barbeque experience. Stop by our Princeton or Lambertville NJ (13 Klines Court) locations or Easton, PA (Easton Public Market), and see, like everyone who tries our BBQ, how we’ll quickly top your list of favorite food joints.

 BBQ    Catering    Comfort Food    Ribs    Southern    Take Out  

Osteria Procaccini


609-303-0625


Two Locations: 7 Tree Farm Road, Pennington and 2 Crosswicks Chesterfield Road, Crosswicks

Authentic Italian tradition, using the freshest, all-natural, organic ingredients available, and the time-honored method of terra cotta oven cooking. Artisan pizzas, handmade pastas, salads and specialty dishes made with quality hand-selected ingredients, are prepared with a passion for excellence that we know you will appreciate. No artificial preservatives, or additives, just good old fashioned, traditionally prepared Italian food with love. Done in a sustainable way, just as it should be.

 Italian     Pasta     Salads     Wood-Fired Pizza    Pizza  

PJ's Pancake House


609-924-1353


We're Not Just Breakfast Anymore

Welcome to PJ's Pancake House! While we are still dedicated to bringing you the best pancakes and omelettes around, we are excited to offer new additions. For lunch and dinner we’ve added to our menu and now offer appetizers, burgers, gourmet salads, sandwiches and wraps, artisan paninis, and more than a dozen classic tavern style entrees. Guests go crazy for our milkshakes, ice cream sodas and ice cream floats. Our restaurants also offer daily specials on our handwritten chalkboard, as well as outside bistro-style dining. If you've been to PJ's before, now is the time to come back. Now with 5 locations to serve you: Princeton - 154 Nassau Street, Kingston - 4581 Rt 27, West Windsor - 65 Princeton-Hightstown Rd., Robbinsville - 19 Main Street, and Ewing - 938 Bear Tavern Rd - which has Full Bar & Happy Hour

 Brunch     BYOB     Catering     Dinner     Italian     Kid Friendly     Lunch     Outdoor Dining     Take Out    Breakfast    Comfort Food    Pancakes  

Porta Via Catering Company


609-924-6269


Porta Via has been a popular caterer in the Princeton area and offers catering using all-natural ingredients for Italian sandwiches, organic salads and specialties. Order from our Princeton catering company to offer delicious food crafted with all-natural ingredients for guests at your next meeting, bridal party, baby shower, wedding, a birthday party, a corporate event or get together. Porta Via specializes in creating menu items that are natural and organic, while tailoring to client needs and desires across the state of New Jersey.

We proudly offer ALL NATURAL Italian Sandwiches, ORGANIC Salads and Specialties AND NOW OUR “OSTERIA” PIZZA… in a casual environment for a quick spuntino (meal) on the go! Now offering delivery as well!

 Catering     Organic     Pizza     Salads     Sandwiches     Take Out    Italian  

Trattoria Procaccini


609- 683-9700


Trattoria Procaccini offers a warm, inviting taste of our family’s favorite meals from Italy, in our kitchen. Using natural, organic ingredients, we cook delicious Italian dishes, with specials based on the season, using goods from local merchants and growers. A delightful array of pizza, fresh salads, handmade pastas, Italian specialties, soups and fresh baked bread make Trattoria the spot in Princeton to get away from the regular and enjoy a plate, just like Nonna made for us, in the comfort of our home away from home.

 BYOB     Free Delivery     Italian     Salads    Pasta    Private Parties  

Proof


609-49PROOF (497-7663)


At Proof, baking pizza is both an art and a science. Our menu is rooted in seasonality, using many fresh, local vegetables and herbs in peak season to showcase vibrant colors and crisp refreshing flavors. Whether you are seeking traditional, cheesy New York-style pizza, farmstead-inspired vegan pies, or thoughtfully-sourced salads, there is something for everyone. Just steps from the Princeton University campus, Proof offers the perfect blend of fine food in a casual neighborhood setting.

 Dinner     Salads    Local Produce    Locally Grown    Lunch    Pizza    Sandwiches    Take Out    Vegan    Wings  

The Perch at Peacock Inn


609-924-1707


At The Perch at Peacock Inn, each meal is a celebration of community-driven produce and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients. We are continually inspired by our area's hardworking farmers and by the myriad possibilities of seasonality. Our menu transforms fresh, local ingredients into refined, accessible interpretations of regional American cuisine. The Perch is located in the heart of downtown Princeton and just walking distance to Princeton University

 Bar     Cocktails     Dinner     Sunday Brunch    Brunch  

Eno Terra Restaurant and Enoteca


609-497-1777

Eno Terra is founded on the principles of regionalism and seasonality drawing from local farmers, fisherman, grass fed beef and poultry producers and three season harvests from our Eno Terra Canal farm. We’ve created an enhanced Enoteca style menu, to complement our Farm to Table multi-course format. Taken from the Greek ‘Enotria’ meaning ‘land of vines,’ Eno Terra is committed to local, seasonal and artisanal food and wine. Our menu, Italian in sensibility and technique, is both adventuresome and inviting.

 Dinner     Farm to Table     Homemade Pasta     Italian     Local Produce     Outdoor Dining     Private Dining     Private Rooms     Wine    Bar    Lunch  

Mediterra Restaurant


609-252-9680


At Mediterra, we start with what’s most important: your comfort, enjoyment and pleasure. We are fully committed to making your visit as memorable as possible. Our concept is simple: Tap into the extraordinary cuisine of the nearly 2 dozen cultures surrounding the Mediterranean…add extra emphasis to Italian and Spanish…pair our largely locally sourced ingredients with an ever-changing but always superb collection of fine and affordable wine…and nurture a staff of restaurant professionals who will treat you as the valued guest that you are.

 Bar Menu     Chefs Table     Chicken     Chops     Cocktails     Live Music     Locally Grown     Lunch     Mediterranean     Outdoor Dining     Salads     Seafood     Small Plates     Tapas     Wine    Bar  

Teresa Caffe


609-921-1974


Welcome back to Teresa Caffe…where every detail from the olive oil, to the wine, form the basil to the artwork, is in keeping with our mother’s sensibility; that every guest feels that “this visit” is the best one yet. In a neighborhood trattoria-style atmosphere, Teresa Caffe, named after our mother Teresa Azario Momo, features simple Italian-inspired fare; unsurpassed seasonal pasta dishes and pizzettes. All of our baked goods are made fresh daily at our bakery, the Terra Momo Bread Company.

 Bar     Bread     Cocktails     Dinner     Homemade Pasta     Kid Friendly     Lunch     Online Ordering     Outdoor Dining     Pasta     Pizza     Pizza     Wood-Fired Pizza    Italian  

Terra Momo Bread Company


609-924-4009


The search for the perfect pizza dough led us to an interest in artisan bread. So when we met Denis Granarolo, an accomplished Boulanger (Bread-Maker), we opened the Terra Momo Bread Company, (formerly known as the Witherspoon Bread Company). Denis is the artist behind the bread and pastry flavors and shapes and the warm and welcoming hospitality you feel upon entering the shop; where you can also take home a variety of olive oils (for bread dipping), toasted flatbreads, and full-bodied European coffee. The combined aromas will lure you in from the sidewalk! We look forward to serving you.

 Bread    Bakery    Coffee  

Emily's Cafe and Catering


609-730-1010


Emily's Cafe and Catering specializes in full service, fine catering for all occasions, and is the exclusive Mountain Lakes House Caterer. Inquire with the Emily's Catering Team about unique local wedding venues, private in home parties, and corporate lunches or cocktail receptions. Chef/Owner and Culinary Institute of America graduate James Matticoli offers a wide variety of menus that change seasonally and often feature local organic produce. The full spectrum of menus are online at emilyscafe.com. Emily's services clients with all-inclusive event planning, a detail oriented, personal approach to menu design and party set up. Professional, experienced catering staff, deliciously memorable food and creative presentation create events to buzz about! Located on North Main St. in Pennington, the cafe offers a casual, bistro style menu that includes two soups daily, quiche, salad, panini on house made focaccia bread and much more! Private Parties welcome.

 Take Out    Cafe    Catering    Kid Friendly    Lunch    Party Planning  

Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant And Pub


609-924-5555


A landmark and a legend, The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub is often called the "Cheers of Princeton." Conveniently set in an historic building at 28 Witherspoon Street in the heart of Princeton, the "A&B" is the favorite gathering place for residents and visitors in search of an authentic Princeton experience, plus good food, drink, and fellowship. Students, faculty, executives, university alumni, shoppers, theatergoers, and travelers all find a welcome at this convivial spot.

The international menu spans American, Italian, Mexican, Irish and Asian dishes. Enjoy a hearty sandwich or bar snack, a complete dinner or what's rightly known as "the best burger in town." The Alchemist & Barrister offers a full bar featuring 40 beers on tap along with well-priced wines and specialty cocktails!

 Bar     Brunch     Continental     Craft Beer     Dinner     Live Music     Lunch     Outdoor Dining     Pub    American    Happy Hour    Late Night Menu  

Mizuki Asian Bistro


609- 737-6900


Mizuki Asian Bistro offers both fresh sushi and contemporary Asian fusion to satisfy all customers from East to West. We are committed to our customers on preparing a wide variety of palatable and creative dishes, staffing a team of talented and professional individuals, and providing a friendly and safe atmosphere to enhance your unforgettable dining experience. Please visit our website at www.mizukibistro.com for hours of operation, menu, pictures, and more. Your casual outing or celebrated events, you are always welcome at Mizuki. We cater and offer private party rooms. We will look forward to see YOU at Mizuki Asian Bistro, home of fresh sushi!

Now serving Wine, Beer & Sake!

 Japanese     Asian     Asian Fusion     Catering     Private Parties     Sake    Sushi  

The Meeting House


609-436-7891


The Meeting House is a restaurant and bar offering simple American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The bar offers a seasonal cocktail menu, locally brewed beers and well-curated list of new- and old-world wines. The owners, husband and wife and Princeton residents Amar Gautam and Amanda Maher, set out to create their favorite place—a place where they could dine out with friends one night and enjoy a lively family meal with their three young kids the next.

Only a hop, skip, and jump from downtown Princeton, we are currently taking reservations for dinner and brunch on weekends or just come by for some drinks and something delicious off our bar menu!

Now open for lunch on Fridays - Closed Mondays

 Bar Menu     Brunch     Take Out    Catering    Cocktails    Dinner    Free Parking    Kid Friendly    Outdoor Dining  

LoRe Pasta


908-616-6265


LoRe Pasta has been catering to the greater Princeton area since 2015 wholesaling small batch pasta to restaurants, selling retail at Princeton Market and West Windsor Market. Now our business is adapting to the new way of life by offering home delivery. We offer fresh pasta, sauce, and prepared meals. We also offer fresh baked bread from Lillipies Bakery in Princeton, healthy prepared salads from Little Radish in Lambertville and farm fresh eggs from Drakes Farm in Montgomery. We offer a new menu every Friday via email and links to our order form are posted on instagram and facebook.