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The Ferry House - CLOSED

32 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3202
609-924-2488
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

83 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Mercerville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I loved this restaurant. It was my favorite. His fried calamari, rack of lamb, crab martini cocktail, creme brulee--all fabulous. He generously participated in community fundraisers. He raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Princeton YWCA alone. I miss Bobby, and I miss the Ferry House. Donna Wolfe

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Princeton, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This restaurant closed a few months ago. We only had bad experiences here with food and hostess service.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

They were still doing over-designed, architectural food in the mid-2000s, five years after everyone else stopped. They're still doing it. Enough said.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Horrible food. The filet mignon was first well done when I asked for medium then I got a fatty grizzly piece of crap. The rest of the meal was below average. Can't believe they can stay in business in Princeton. Will never go back again.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We came to the Ferry House on a Sunday evening with friends to celebrate a happy occasion. There were few diners at the restaurant at that time. I enjoyed the wild mushroom risotto appetizer and a salmon entree. The portobello bisque was less enjoyable, mostly due to the fried leeks that were dry and fibrous. The positive impression made by... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is a shadow of the place we knew sometime back. The wait staff is unprofessional for an establishment with this pricing of dishes. We brought 2 different white wines for our large group and we needed to prevent them from mixing the one with the other without asking the guest. The staff was giddy and behaved in a... More

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New Jersey, USA
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I used to come here almost every week several years ago, but after starting it was not the case anymore. Also, when I went there may be two years ago there were different people and the food seems different too. So it was a great surprise recently when we went there with the friends - a lot of old staff... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

After walking around and checking restaurants in Princeton, our group decided on The Ferry House. The restaurant is upscale in décor, the menu varied with several specials available. Our group of 6 ordered the specials,(starters and entrees) which were excellent and beautifully presented. The service was also excellent and very professional. The specials were "pricey"($40.00 per entrée) which we were... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This BYO bottle establishment is venerable, but has seen better days. It could use a makeover - both menu and ambiance wise. It still has sentimental value for many; neverthless, there are better places to choose in Princeton.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Small but cozy interior. EXCELLENT food...great wait staff. Did I mention the food is Excellent. Definitely try to have dinner here. A bit pricy but someone in the kitchen is giving thought to what they put together, how it all works and what their guests experience. YUMMY

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