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66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
609-688-8808
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Ranked #12 of 174 Restaurants in Princeton
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Mistral is relatively new in Princeton, owned by same person/group who owns "Elements", Princeton's finest restaurant. Mistral proposes a somewhat unusual formula -- small portions of various entrees (no main course, in effect) on the theory that each person will order two or three and everyone table will share. A bit like many Chinese places, but smaller portions. The menu... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to Mistral for the first time for New Years Eve because we had dinner at their sister restaurant Elements several times and thought it was an exceptional experience. The food at Elements was always interesting and tasty. The food at Mistral was on par in the "foodie" department. The wait staff was perfect. Unfortunately, our experience with the... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is one noisy boisterous restaurant. Seems like the university students like this place and it's unfortunate that the staff doesn't cut them off from drinking too much so that the rest of the patrons can have a quiet dinner and enjoy the company of the others at their table. We couldn't hear a word our friends were saying throughout... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Princeton is a fantastic small town in New Jersey, many would argue one of the best, including myself. The elite University, diverse cultural environment and access to two major cities in NYC and Philly, as well as access to an Ocean and a Mountain range, make it an ideal central location for many things...however, the Food scene was never as... More 

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New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped by Mistral for the first time the other night. We're big fans of Scott Anderson's other Princeton restaurant, "Elements", and finally found the time to give Mistral a go. Overall, the food is very good and exhibits the same attention to detail and creativity as at Elements. I've always appreciated Chef Anderson's ability to turn/combine unusual or unfamiliar ingredients... More 

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lawrenceville nj
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I say "surprise" because my wife and I we're out on the cold, wet Christmasy night in Princeton and we happened on the restaurant quite by accident. They had no room at a table, and boy am I glad. We sat at the bar overlooking the cooking and preparation area. Not only did we get to see the ingredients that... More 

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Princeton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Overpriced. Pretentious. It's BYOB but website does not say that. Food was fair. Prepare to spend a lot and leave hungry.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What an excellent place, with consistency and excellent service. Chef is very creative and menu changes often. Smaller fair is great idea, similar to tapas style, but you get to taste many different things. Hen-of-the-Forest wins my vote tonight, so is bratwurst schnitzel! Excellent place, highly recommend

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Mistral. There is a lot of energy with the open kitchen and city feel. With the tapas approach we tried several dishes. Our favorites were the roasted chicken and marinated skirt steak. They were both very flavorful and tender. Also, the deserts were amazing. We had the butter cake and very creative grilled cheese... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I recently attended a private party at Mistral in Princeton. Being a foodie I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and the creative edginess of the the past appetizers. Maple Infused Grilled Cheese Squares, Fried Oysters, Beef nested on Fried Pork Rhine, Spoons of Tuna Tartar with a delightfully crunchy crust. Delightful!

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Additional Information about Mistral

Address: 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
Phone Number: 609-688-8808
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic

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