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Main Street Bistro and Bar

301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-2779
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Ranked #35 of 172 Restaurants in Princeton
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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McLean, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

A French friend and long-time Princeton resident introduced us to this wonderful bistro at the Princeton Shopping Center on North Harrison Street on a Saturday evening. Main Street does not take reservations and though the bistro was busy we didn't have to wait long for a table. We ordered cream of mushroom soup, Civet de Poulet, and Grilled Breast of... More 

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Princeton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I have been dining here for over twenty years. In the past we were regular diners six or seven times per month. About five years ago managment changed yet again but this time attention to detail and food quality suffered. Recently, we've tried it again. In fact several times over the past six months and they are... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were passing through Princeton and staying at the Doubletree Inn. They gave us a list of restaurants in the area. We chose Main Street Bistro and Bar. Upon entering, the atmosphere was pleasant, but it seemed as if the hostess was confused about seating us. After being seated, we ordered soft drinks which we received rather quickly. We then... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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229 reviews 229 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We come here fairly often and are always satisfied. There are three seating areas, at a small bar, in the main dining area, and outside. Service is friendly and some of the wait staff know a great deal about the food and wine. The menu is a nice blend of comfort food and more imaginative dishes. The menu changes monthly.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have dined inside and out several times, due to the proximity to shopping mall. Last Thursday we went after the concert and were seated by what we thought was a hostess who picked up her phone before she seated us. The waitress was fine and the food and drinks came quickly, though we had to pick up our plates... More 

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Atlantic City
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

"Hidden treasure" is right! When you walk up to this place, into the storefront of a shopping center, you think "Uh oh, what am I getting into?" Through the door, past the bar and into the dining room, with the tables outside, you realize that in some sense you really just came in through the back door! It's a beautiful... More 

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Princeton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tucked away in the Princeton Shopping Center, the Main Street Bistro and Bar is a hidden treasure. The food, particularly the seafood, is well-prepared. But what my wife and I love is the friendly and staff.

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NJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I eat here frequently and occasionally bring out of town guests for a pleasant - but not too pretentious - lunch or dinner. In winter they light up a centrally positioned gas fire that makes the nearby tables the places to be. In summer there is a shaded outdoor dining area and bar that is worth choosing... More 

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for bite to eat on mothers day. Had a nice outdoor seating area , good food and drink. Will certainly be back.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Main Street is the "Go To" spot for good food at reasonable prices. Each month they have a number of specials that keeps the Menu interesting. Last month one of the specials was a Grill Cheese Sandwich?Tomato Bisque one could "kill for". Never disappoints.

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Additional Information about Main Street Bistro and Bar

Address: 301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: (609) 921-2779
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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