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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but not in downtown.

This was a nice find. There is outdoor seating but it's in a strip mall so not the location was not what I expected. The food was very good tho, as was the service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Joanne L
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a nice find. There is outdoor seating but it's in a strip mall so not the location was not what I expected. The food was very good tho, as was the service.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The reason this is rated an average is that the staff let me sit for 20 minutes before even giving me a menu... Then were back multiple times "checking in" but forgot to add a friend's appetizer in the kitchen's line up.... The one redeeming factor was the outdoor seating.

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Jersey City, NJ, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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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?