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Elements Restaurant

163 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540-3043
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Ranked #36 of 166 restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Leigh Avenue
Transit: NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.
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148 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Over all, great food. They accommodate your dietary needs quite beautifully. There was one mistake that was corrected in minutes. At times the wine descriptions seemed script based, but in the end, a great meal was had that was served by a rather amazing service staff.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Elements provides the opportunity to experience a world class dining experience that will send every food lover into a gastronomic bliss

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

always unique and different dishes!......... Fit for any foodie!......Speak to the bartender about his drinks, he is very knowledgeable

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was at elemts twice -- with a friend, for a special occasion. Once a group of young women who were obviously drunk -- and who kept drinking at a pretty steady pace -- ruined the dinner for everyone in this rather small space. We asked the manager to try and keep them under control but they were obviously more... More

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Bucks County
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

When we first went, we loved Elements and had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Second visit, some months apart, we had the tasting menu with wine pairing again and I was a bit disappointed that most of the dishes were the same. Next visit, we brought friends and we all tried the tasting menu and wine pairing. Also tried... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Coming from Brazil to visit Princeton for the first time with my husband and son, a prospective student, I couldn't be more surprised by what we found at Elements. We had a great meal in an elegant and yet cozy environment, with friendly and polite staff. Even if he prices may be considered expensive, they correspond to the quality of... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had dinner there with my wife for Valentine's Day. I expected that the expanded bar area would be an improvement, but all it really did was add commotion and noise to an already crowded entry area. I realized that Valentine's Day would be crowded, and I was ready for a wait. We did not get seated for almost an hour,... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Had a special dinner here with family. Tried the 6 course sampling menu, fixed price..$89..did not get the wine that was offered for an addition $55. However did get a reasonably priced Malbec for $46/bottle...not the $16/ glass. The food was absolutely fabulous..the presentation, the flavors..everything was tops. Nicely paced...very helpful servers. Just a one of a kind place to... More

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Titusville, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a uniquely good restaurant to commemorate my birthday. Not since we dined at Brennan's in Houston, did we find a restaurant that could match and ultimately surpass that cuisine, atmosphere and service. Not only was one part of the experience wonderful, but, you'll pardon the pun, each element of the dinner made it... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was my third or fourth visit to Elements. The food is consistently good and creative. I started with a Foie Gras Torchon that was truly excellent. The small drops of lemon cream/puree were simply amazing and did wonders to enhance the Foie Gras. I had a very dry Sherry to go with it which really complemented the Foie Gras... More

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