Princeton Restaurant Reviews



Princeton Restaurants

This page describes my experiences dining at various restaurants in Princeton and the surrounding areas. Written by a food enthusiast who's lived in Princeton for 10+ years. Bon appetit!

Here are my personal favorite restaurants in the Princeton area.


African


American–New


Bakery


Bar and Pub

For a town with a high-profile university, Princeton has very few places to get a drink.


Chinese


Coffee and Tea

You can also grab a cup of coffee at Chez Alice, The Little Chef, Panera, or Witherspoon's in the Frist campus center.


Diner


European


Farm and Farmers' Market

Some terrific local farms, with high-end products.


French–New


Gourmet / Specialty Food Markets

Princeton has some outstanding specialty food markets.


Greek / Middle Eastern


Grocery / Supermarket


Ice Cream / Desserts

Princeton is blessed with several excellent (and always popular) ice cream spots.


Indian

There is excellent Indian food in surrounding towns, especially Edison.


Italian


Japanese / Sushi

Princeton has a disproportionately large number of sushi joints. You can also find sushi at Soonja's Cafe, Shanghai Park, Wegmans, and Nassau Street Seafood. More Japanese at Banzai and Shogun.


Korean

Nassau Sushi and Tokyo Japanese Restaurant also serve up a number of Korean specialties.


Mexican and Spanish

Hard to find good Mexican in Princeton. Your best bet is to go to New Brunswick.


Pizza

Pizza aficionados are blessed with three heavyweight options: Osteria Procaccini, Nomad, and De Lorenzo's.

Teresa's and D'Angelo Italian Market also serves excellent pizzetas.


Princeton University and IAS


Sandwiches and Deli

D'Angelo Italian Market also serves up some excellent hoagies.


Seafood


Steakhouse


Thai / Malaysian / Vietnamese

Hunan Chinese also serves Vietnamese and Malaysian dishes.


Wine and Liquor

Local liquor licenses are scarce, so most Princeton restaurants are BYO.


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