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Main Street Bistro and Bar

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301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-2779
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Their outdoor patio is huge ! And the indoor bar looks very pretty !

We got lucky and arrived on a beautiful day. We sat under an umbrella on the spacious outdoor patio in the rear of the restaurant. The service was good. We ordered a margarita, mussels in broth with French baguette, fresh spinach sauteed in garlic. All of this was delicious. However, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Hope Susan B
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Jersey City, NJ, USA
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Jersey City, NJ, USA
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We got lucky and arrived on a beautiful day. We sat under an umbrella on the spacious outdoor patio in the rear of the restaurant. The service was good. We ordered a margarita, mussels in broth with French baguette, fresh spinach sauteed in garlic. All of this was delicious. However, a separate feta cheese salad was grossly disappointing. We should... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Have been visiting this restaurant for many years and can't remember ever being disappointed. The menu changes monthly, so there's always something new to try. My most recent visit I tried the chicken pot pie and it was savory with a delicious light pastry top. The soups are always terrific. Just a nice place for lunch.

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Monroe Twp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great food, great service, great drinks, eclectic menu that has specials that change monthly to complement the seasons.

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Ocean Gate, New Jersey
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Service spot on...Pleasant atmosphere, great selection , and overall wonderful dinner. Started with the shrimp Quesadilla's , followed by the Crab cakes, soft & light, just needed the fresh lemon to enjoy them. Finished up with the house made vanilla bean ice cream, topped with Belguin chocolate sauce. Wanted for nothing that evening.

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Jamison, PA.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Went to a had way point to meet family for lunch that we had not seen in many years. Called the day before for reservations in the outdoor patio since it was forecast to be a gorgeous day. Was told reservations were only taken for parties of 5 or more. I said perfect we would be 5. Upon our arrival... More 

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WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate here while visiting Princeton for a conference. Our friends had been twice already, and the waiters greeted them like old friends, and us, too. I think that was special, considering they knew we would not likely be back. It was near closing, but we had no sense of being rushed. Our drinks were good, and prompt. I had... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant in Princeton that has excellent food and reasonable prices. Best of all, parking is free and plentiful. The crisp stuff that they serve in the bread basket is the best. In the summer, eating outside is wonderful. Really comfortable and pretty. They have a bar which is fine. I love the mussels and steamed artichokes... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I come to Man Street Bistro a few times a year including yearly on Valentines Day. In the past they have asked for a CC to reserve a reservation but they did not this year. Upon arriving we we greeted and promptly shown to our table in the middle of the restaurant right near the fireplace. My... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've eaten here on and off for about 30 years. At the beginning the place was terrific, then experienced some growing pains, and then righted the ship again. Based on yesterday's meal, I'd say things are in back in good shape. The salmon BLT was outstanding, although it's not really a BLT in the traditional sense. It's a large salad... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My parents-in-law, who've lived in Princeton for 50 years, love to meet their friends for meals here. So our family came here for lunch over the holiday, and we really enjoyed the Ribollita, French Onion Soup, Steak Sandwich, and other perfect-on-a-cold-day foods. You would never guess how warm, inviting, and well-run this restaurant is from just looking at its plain... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: (609) 921-2779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?