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163 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540-3043 (Leigh Avenue)
NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.
609-924-0078
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Adventurous

Friendly attentive staff. Unusual presentation of fresh food. Pleasing to the palate but small servings of entree selections. Bar menu looked more inviting but limited seating. Complimentary pound cake at exit was a nice touch and tasty treat the next day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
Patricia M
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Elements is the best and swankiest restaurant in Princeton -- or at least it has been at its old location. They are now in the process of moving and it remains to be seen whether they will retain their top position. The food and service have always been impeccable, with a great wine list. It is a place for special... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After dining at Erini's and having a bad experience my collegues and I decided to a better rated establishment. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac’s Diease and this restaurant EXCEEDED my expectations. For starters the waiter was very pleasant and treated me with respect. He brought me Rice Cakes since I was not able to eat the bread served with... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place has steadily improved since it opened, and I'm looking forward to its reopening next to sister restaurant Mistral, also good.

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not once or twice but each one of the 6-7 times we went there. Order the secret chefs tasting menu, and prepare to get blown away. Our favourite menu in the world.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stupidly expensive. Poorly-conceived food combinations. Sauces, crusts, spices -- all feel very unhealthy. Arrogant staff.

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Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A couple of friends of mine brought me here for my birthday.Three of us had dinner at the chefs table, 12 courses with a wine tasting and a course with fresh shaved truffles. Everything was amazing! There was one course I didn't care for but it is just of personal preference. Loved the presentations and the unique flavor combinations. Especially... More 

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Modi'in
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So, I'll start by saying that we visited there on their last night before moving to a new location, It was a joint birthday for me and a friend and we went with our substantial others, the restaurant was informed of the occasion. We went for the tasting menu. The food was O.K., nothing to write home about, flavor wise,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friendly attentive staff. Unusual presentation of fresh food. Pleasing to the palate but small servings of entree selections. Bar menu looked more inviting but limited seating. Complimentary pound cake at exit was a nice touch and tasty treat the next day.

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Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Did you go to whole foods and buy my food at the salad bar and bring it back to your place and make it look pretty on my plate? Lavender in my glass and Rosemary on my salad doesn't impress me. The cookie on the way out was the best part.

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Nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was impressed with the design and decor of the restaurant immediately. As we were there for a special occasion, the graduation of our daughter, we were expecting something unusual on the prix-fixe menu which had 4 courses. I was not disappointed in some of the courses, but would have preferred more main courses to choose from and fewer courses... More 

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Additional Information about Elements Restaurant

Address: 163 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540-3043
Phone Number: 609-924-0078
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540-3043
    (Leigh Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-924-0078

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?