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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
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 68
    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
Most recent review
Top of the list in Princeton and priced accordingly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
nassau2
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went for my birthday and sat at the chefs table. Every course was fantastic and well executed. A bit pricey so it is more of a special evening out. They definitely made my evening special. Would Recommend to everyone.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?