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Witherspoon Grill

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57 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3225 (Nassau Street)
609-924-6011
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Convenience and Good Eats

There is almost never a wait to this excellent bistro. We found the menu diverse, and the food well above average. It is always a pleasure coming here and the wait staff attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Richard S
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The cocktails are good but at New York City Prices. At lunch you have to ask for bread. Best dishes are the risotto, lemon chicken (when it is good it is excellent but it is inconsistent in both portion and taste), and the wild salmon. You could bring children but outside only.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I agree with the 3.5 star rating of this place. We have been her a couple of times. The steaks are good but not great. The wine list is extensive but a bit pricy. They have great outdoor seating on the square when it is warm in Princeton but we prefer the indoor seating. Service has been average. One big... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have yet to have a bad experience eating at Witherspoon Grill. Although a little pricey, service is always great, it doesn't take very long for your food to come, and it has plenty of options for both meat eaters and vegetarians. I highly recommend this restraunt for any sort of occasion and encourage you to try the desserts which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Highly recommend the crab cakes and sweet potato fries! Went there not expecting much as we just needed a quick place for lunch, but the food was amazing. Other things that we tried and were also good are the short ribs sandwich, lobster risotto, lobster roll, and tuna melt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There is almost never a wait to this excellent bistro. We found the menu diverse, and the food well above average. It is always a pleasure coming here and the wait staff attentive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Loved my fillet and my husband liked his scallops. I think $38 for a steak, you should get sides but they are alacarte.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good place for well cooked American cuisine. Nice place, good service and good. Nice outdoor space as well on the plaza. Conveniently located in downtown Princeton, right next to the library.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ordered the Ribeye bone in. A very good steak but excess and unasked for garnishing the steak. Whether plate size too small highlight the cut of meat or not large enough would appear small, either way a bit inconvenient. Why not a larger plate place the French fried onions next to the steak? The cut was just short of fair... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I got steak sandwich and mum got the gnocchi. Both were tasty. The steak was perfectly cooked and mum said the gnocchi was one of the nicest she had ever tasted. The staff were excellent and tended to our every need. Although it was a warm day we opted to sit inside. It was nice and less crowded. The Grill... More 

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm a local who loves to dine at Witherspoon. My favorites are: Lobster Risotto and their Crab Cake (originally from Maryland I have to say its the BEST in NJ!) and I'm fairly picky. Love the ambience. Love to eat outdoors on a nice day (especially when the farmers market is going on so I can people watch). Great bread...great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3225
    (Nassau Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-924-6011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?