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

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Chauncey Hotel, Conference Center, and Laurie House


609-921-3600

Chauncey is the perfect place to gather with friends for a meal. Guests can enjoy casual elegance in the Solomon Dining Room as well as the relaxed atmosphere of new Cbar & Lounge. And festive special events- from outdoor barbecues to elegant receptions-are our specialty. The Solomon Room, Chauncey's main dining room, has expansive windows that look onto tranquil views of the lake, lawn and gardens. The Executive Chef uses local artesian products and produce, fresh herbs from his garden located on the grounds (seasonal). The Cbar features casual fare and beverage service in a lively bistro atmosphere overlooking the lake and grounds and has indoor and outdoor (seasonal) seating. Gather with friends in the Cbar and join us for our version of Happy Hour...we call it "Hungry Hour" and enjoy half price appetizers from the bar menu! Offered Monday - Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

More Than Q


609-773-0072


"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 Lambertville or Princeton, NJ 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


609-688-0007


Osteria Procaccini operates in the 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.

Locations: Kingston - 4428 Rt 27N, Pennington - 7 Tree Farm Road (Full Bar and Happy Hour), Crosswicks - 2 Crosswicks Chesterfield Road, Ocean Grove - 50 Main Avenue, and Tino's in Madison - 6 Main Street.

 Beer     BYOB     Dinner     Lunch     Organic     Outdoor Dining     Panini     Salads     Take Out    Artisanal Pizza    Wine  

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  

Roots Ocean Prime


609-772-4934


Located on Princeton University's beautiful campus - come dine at Harvest Restaurants fourth Roots location!

Newly opened in the old Cargot location, Roots Ocean Prime serves lunch and dinner with an emphasis on Seafood and Steak. A beautifully decorated space that brings back memories of classic steakhouses - when men were men and martinis were MARTINIS. Generous portions make for wonderful left-overs. Perfect for date night or closing a deal.

Roots Ocean Prime, 98 University Place, Princeton. Monday through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 609-772-4934

 Bar     Steak    Chops    Cocktails    Lunch    Seafood  

Brick Farm Market


609-466-6500

The food you want from the farmer you know

The Brick Farm Market philosophy is simple: offer the best quality, most sustainable food possible. Look for meat and produce from our farm: Double Brook Farm. If we can't raise or grow it ourselves, we source from like-minded vendors in this order: locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide. Come experience our many offerings from prepared foods to juices to cheese classes and our highly popular market dinners. We also offer a variety of house-made products ranging from preserves, spice blends, salsas, sauces and simmering sauces to dog treats, soaps and more - all using ingredients from the farm. There is something for everyone at the Brick Farm Market.

Store Hours: Mon- Fri 8am-7pm, Sat/Sun 8am -6pm

 Brunch     Burgers     Comfort Food     Dinner     Farm to Table     Juice Bar     Locally Grown     Lunch     Take Out    Bakery    Bread    Catering    Cheeses    Coffee    Farmers Market    Gourmet Foods    Grass Fed Butchers    Organic    Organic Juices    Outdoor Dining  

Brick Farm Tavern


609-333-9200


The Brick Farm Tavern offers a truly authentic farm-to-table experience in the heart of Hopewell, NJ. Chef Max Hosey has created lunch, dinner and happy hour menus highlighting flavors from our livestock farm, Double Brook Farm, as well as local growers of produce, grains, foraged edibles and NJ-based Local 130 Seafood. The bar is also a reflection of terroir; using ingredients with house made seasonal cocktails, Troon beer and Sourland Mountain Spirits created on premises, and a variety of wines to suit any palate. Whether you are in the bar, the dining room, at the chef's table or having an event in a private room, the renovated 1800s Tavern farmhouse is an inviting venue to celebrate and connect.

Tavern Hours: Dinner Tuesday - Saturday (5:00-9:30pm) Sunday Dinner (5:00-8:00pm), Lunch Fri, Sat, Sun (11:30am-2:30pm), Happy Hour Tues-Fri (5:00-6:30pm), Bar Tues-Fri (Open 'til 10:00pm), Saturday (Open 'til 11:00pm) Sunday (Open 'til 9:00pm)

 Bar     Bar Menu     Catering     Chefs Table     Dinner     Locally Grown     Lunch     Organic     Private Dining     Private Rooms    Cocktails    Farm to Table    Outdoor Dining  

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  

elements


609-924-0078

Since first opening in Autumn 2008, elements has garnered the attention of national media and has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Esquire, New Jersey Monthly, Wine Spectator, among others. Now located in the heart of downtown Princeton above Chef Scott Anderson’s Mistral at 66 Witherspoon Street, elements has evolved, delivering to its guests an incomparable intimate and memorable dining experience offered by no other, interactive and personal dining experience – and the opportunity for Chef Scott Anderson to touch every plate. With just nine tables in the main dining room – all within view of the open kitchen – elements new home provides guests of its new home with heightened, welcoming service – of which New York Magazine’s award-winning Grub Street deemed ‘Michelin-worthy’ – and stimulates all of one’s senses during their not soon to be forgotten delectable culinary journey. elements is open for dinner service Tuesday – Saturday from 5:00 – 9:30 PM.

 Chefs Table     Locally Grown     Lunch     Wine    American    Farm to Table    Private Parties  

Mistral


609-688-8808


Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Mistral, with its fast pace and energetic vibe, offers a stunning mix of taste, style and atmosphere.

At Mistral, chef de cuisine Ben Nerenhausen consistently turns out inventive cuisine that's intended to be savored and shared amongst friends. He takes lead from the Earth when developing Mistral's menu, expressing seasonal ingredients in fresh and inventive ways and executes dishes that are as visually inviting as they are delicious. In Spring 2015, New York Magazine's "Grub Street" included Mistral in its piece "103 Beautiful Dishes: The Most Visually Exciting Food in America Right Now," which showcased the 'splendor' and 'eye-popping precision' dispatched by the team.

In May 2015, Mistral expanded its offering to include a full service bar, with a diverse offering of craft beers, wines and cocktails masterminded by the restaurant's lead mixologist, Jamie Dodge.

 Bar     Brunch     Wine    Cocktails    Contemporary American    Happy Hour    Outdoor Dining    Small Plates    Vegan  

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  

Elite Five Sushi & Grill


609-252-0698


Newly Opened - Elite Five at 277 Witherspoon Street is Princeton's newest Asian Fusion spot with a grill twist! Traditional sushi lovers will be so happy with delish rolls, sashimi, and sushi but meat and fish lovers will also be thrilled by yakitori, grilled steaks, lamb, and fish. The menu is mouth-watering delightful but with something to offer the whole family - a yummy spaghetti entry even makes an appearance. The owner and chef, Tony Yu, is truly a restauranteur who loves to play around with sauces, spices, and presentation to make your experience special. Oh, and the BYOB part keeps the price down and the spirits up! Hours: Lunch Monday - Sunday 11:30 -3pm. Dinner Sunday - Thursday 3 - 9:30pm. Friday - Saturday 3 - 10pm.

 BYOB     Corporate Entertaining     Japanese     Sushi    Asian Fusion    Kid Friendly    Ramen    Take Out  

Local Greek


609-285-2969


Small bites, big smiles. Local Greek, located in Princeton, NJ, is a place to gather with family, friends and neighbors to share in local and simple dishes, mouth-watering flavors, and a new-old tradition. Sit down and enjoy Local Greek’s authentic tapas, decadent pastries and some of their imported specialty goods straight from the isles of Greece. With an array of communal tables, you are welcome to take a seat with your neighbors and enjoy the comfort of each other’s company. We also offer catering for those looking to add a little flare to their party.

Local Greek is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. From delicious Greek style breakfasts, to sweet and savory pastries, Local Greek has exactly what you are looking for.

 Bakery     Breakfast     Gourmet Foods     Lunch     Pastries     Tapas    BYOB    Catering    Continental    Greek    Mediterranean    Outdoor Dining  

Small Bites by Local Greek


609-279-1455


Small Bites is your headquarters for easy takeout and homemade Gourmet Greek grab and go. Small Bites is a sister restaurant to Princeton’s favorite dine-in Greek restaurant, Local Greek. Local Greek’s Chef Tony wanted to allow anyone to enjoy Gourmet Greek cuisine. Whether you are eating during a walk around town or you want to sit down with friends and family—having both locations will adhere to the needs of any consumer.

Small Bites will allow customers the chance to eat authentic Greek food in smaller more commute-friendly doses, without sacrificing genuine Greek taste. Try our new location, Small Bites for Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner while walking around Princeton or on the move to work and school. Visit Small Bites for flavors that are bigger and better than ever.

 Greek     lunch     Take Out    breakfast    Mediterranean  

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  

Rita's Princeton


609-285-5159


At Rita’s, “Ice Custard Happiness” is our way of life. We’re passionate about delivering super-friendly guest service and providing our guests with a cool, smooth, delightfully happy treat experience. If you’re looking to build memories, celebrate special moments, mark traditions, or simply need a pick-me-up, our fresh, tasty treats are guaranteed to do the trick. The best part? We take great pride in serving them to our community—and always with a side of happy.

The Meeting House


609-436-7891


Newly opened in Princeton and sure to be a mainstay, 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!

Closed Mondays

 Bar Menu     Brunch    Cocktails    Dinner    Free Parking    Kid Friendly