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Mistral

66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
609-688-8808
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Ranked #13 of 170 Restaurants in Princeton
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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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English first
Long Island, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Creative menu at prices that are a value for the quality, especially with no charge BYOB. Dishes are best for two. Quieter outside than inside.

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Yes, lots of places are focused on farm-to-table cooking. But Mistral takes this to another level by achieving exceptional flavor profiles, with density and complexity in the mix. The preparations change constantly so the short ribs you have on Tuesday may be different from the short ribs you'd have on Wednesday. But every approach brings something interesting. The small plates... More

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Central NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had dinner with friends on a Sunday. Open airy space w bistro vibe. The menu has enough choices to keep everyone happy. We had the tomatillo w pork-there were maybe 4 small pieces of tomatillo-tasty but the start of some very small plates of food. The nectarine soup was a savory treatment, unfortunately the fruit was underipe so not... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my third visit to Mistral and the first for my son and daughter-in-law. We had a wonderful evening sharing various dishes and as always the food was outstanding and varied. I highly recommend Mistral.

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Four friends went to Mistal and we were a little disappointed in our meal. It is a tapas style restaurant. I like that idea and have frequented tapas restaurants with great results. However, at Mistral the serving sizes are so tiny we actually spent $150 and all left hungry. That's $150 at a BYOB. No drinks, no dessert. Now I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Husband & I were new to little plate format. Forget concept of 'courses.' Order and dishes will appear in some order that works. We had four dishes plus dessert. Yes, each plate was little but we were full by end. Highly recommended: fried oyster salad, summer bean salad (with squid and avocado), grilled vegetable salad (with cheese and crackers) and... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to take my parents out for dinner and were looking to try something new in Princeton, outside of our typical go-to's. We all enjoy a good tapas place so decided to try out Mistral. And bonus point, it was BYOB! They didn't take reservations, but were surprisingly able to seat the four of us on... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The service is great and it's a lovely restaurant. And the food is presented beautifully. But really - $14 for some pork cartilage? Undercooked chicken? 3 tiny pieces of squid with a couple of beans? A pancake with sour cream and 1T of cheap caviar - don't tell me there was more than 25 cents of cod mashed into the... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As locals we've eaten at Mistral several times since it opened, and it's always excellent. The menu changes frequently enough, and the small plates are delicious and very different from one another in ingredients, taste, and presentation. People with big appetites might find Mistral pricey, but I'd rather have delicious smaller plates than copious portions of predictable food. Mistral is... More

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had dinner here with friends. Between the 3 of us we ordered more than a dozen different plates. Each dish was a wonderful concoction of flavors and textures. I especially enjoyed the chilled pea soup - believe it or not - wonderful fresh pea flavor with crunchy pork bits. Really it was all very delicious. Maybe one or two plates... More

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