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Main Street Bistro and Bar

301 N. Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-2779
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Ranked #30 of 168 restaurants in Princeton
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
NJ
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Trenton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have been here multiple times, but this is my first review. I love coming here because it's close to home, they use great quality local ingredients, and the menu is ever changing. We have been for Valentine's Day, when they usually have a couples package, for family birthdays, and for nights out with friends. Whether you are having apps... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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149 reviews 149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We come here three or four times a year and would come more often if it were more convenient. The food is consistently good and the monthly specials imaginative. The wine list is not long, but nicely selected. Service is friendly. The decor is quite nice--nice photos and posters on the walls. The tables in the bistro are a little... More

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Goshen, CT
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ate here early on a Saturday. Dining room hadn't openned yet so ate at the bar. Limited beer menu. Food was good but disappointed that couldn't get French fries with fish and chips (they come with house made potato chips).

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Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unless you have 6+ in your party, there are no reservations, but we never had to wait. for parties of four or less. Food is good solid fare. Comfort food is always available, and each month there are additions to the menu to spike interest. A busy restaurant, it is not a romantic spot. I guess my wife & I... More

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We loved eating outdoors in the summer and now enjoy the coziness on the bistro indoors with the fireplace. But what keeps us coming back is the great food- always fresh and a nice variety from which to choose (salads, burgers, falafel, soups, great fish dishes, chili, apps, etc etc)

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Princeton, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

i have been eating at Main Street since it opened, probably 30-40 times by now. The food is always outstanding, service is pleasant and helpful, and the price is reasonable. Most recently for lunch I had a crab and corn soup and lamb sliders. Delicious! I appreciate its consistency, its variety of menus, its outdoor seating in the summer and... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Had the chicken cranberry salad on multi grain bread. The bacon strips should be crumbled instead of long un-cut strips so when you bite into the sandwich you dont end up with one big piece of a bacon strip.. mussel soup delicious. partner had the grilled bistro steak sandwich with blue cheese -- sooo good. the chocolate brownie was the... More

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