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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 170 Restaurants in Princeton
Price range: $15 - $20
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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