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Witherspoon Grill

57 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3225
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Ranked #16 of 169 restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Nassau Street
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74% Recommend
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Boca Grande, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere at Witherspoon Grill is bustling and lively. It can be a bit noisy. While the salads and seafood are terrific, the strip steak I had had about 20 per cent grizzle. For the rather steep price it should have been great. It was perfectly cooked; it just wasn't a very good cut. And everything except bread is a... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Can't beat the ambiance both inside and out. The food however is slipping. We were very disappointed the last two visits. One visit I was served tenderloin tips that were tough. I didn't think that could be possible but it was. Next visit was a trio of mini filets with different toppings. Asked for rare. One was rare and the... More

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Upper Montclair, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our thoughtful son-in-law had given us gift card to the Witherspoon Grill in Princeton, a town we always enjoyed visiting. We visited the Witherspoon Grill on a Friday evening, the plaza outside was hopping with music and folks dancing, a really lively and fun group. We were told the wait would be 15 minutes but waited more than 1/2 hours... More

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Hillsborough, NJ, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Last evening we visited the Witherspoon Grill with a friend who had eaten there before and thought we would like it! The restaurant is obviously quite popular as it was almost full before 6:00 PM and was very busy by the time we finished our dinner at 7:30. Would definitely recommend making a reservation. I loved the Lobster Risotto, my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My daughters 16th birthday celebration and we made a reservation at the last minute & the host remembered us when we arrived. We brought our own cake because we came in from out of town. The staff took the cake and held it for us until dessert. Food was good. They split the plates before they brought them to the... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful experience recently at the Witherspoon Grill. It's located in the heart of downtown Princeton, NJ which means there are plenty of other dining options to chose from. But we decided to try the Witherspoon Grill based on their menu and photos from their website. We made a reservation and were greeted/seated pleasantly and... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have enjoyed lunch at Witherspoon Grill many times while sitting outside and people watching. On this visit, all the outside tables were full so we decided to try having lunch at the bar. Not recommended. Nothing really changed in the food although the bartender seemed to pour short on my wife's glass of wine. I realize we are in... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My family and I celebrated my husbands birthday yesterday. We got a table outdoors, the weather was so amazing I didn't want to sit in freezing airco! That to me contributed a lot to the atmosphere. So used to eating on terrace over in Europe, really miss it. Anyways, service was very friendly. They gave us some bread and butter,... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Poor service by Jolie. Inattentive and acted like she did not care. Went through the motions but not much more than that. Waited long time for service and for food courses. Witnessed other tables receiving poor service as well. The restaurant was busy so it doesn't seem to matter whether or not the patron is having a high quality experience.... More

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Annecy, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

A good place to eat in Princeton. Very good burgers. A lot of people so be prepared to wait for few minutes.

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