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Main Street Bistro and Bar

301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-2779
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Ranked #41 of 174 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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Kennebunk, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Somerset, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been here with friends a couple of times, In the summer it is delightful to sit outdoors in a courtyard setting. With the colder weather, we were seated indoors. The ladder back chairs are most uncomfortable.The food is just OK. The portion size of salmon entree was so small, maybe a child sized portion. It was also bland,... More 

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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