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“Great service and wine.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pure Restaurant & Lounge

Pure Restaurant & Lounge
3499 Route #1, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-919-0770
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Ranked #74 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great service and wine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I was amazed at the variety on the wine list and the service was outstanding! It had a really great decor.

Visited September 2012
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English first
State College, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quirky but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Dropped in here for lunch. Decor looks to be a Japanese-Thai-European eclectic fusion, and the menu matches. A bit pricey for what you get. Upon arrival, it appeared there was no one in the place but us, but a few other groups drifted in ( we arrived at 12:15). Food was good; we had the soup of the day, a coconut milk ginger seafood bisque (very good) and the crab wonton taco salad ( also very good, although it does sound strange). Service was very good, but honestly if there were 5 tables of people there, I'd be surprised. We did not have any groupon coupon; perhaps that would make this a more reasonable dining option.

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NJ
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16 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“great happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The review by kudelicious said it well: happy hour or social network coupon, otherwise overpriced. The crab tacos were superb!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great happy hour, Nice decor, otherwise a bit of a rip off”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Not expecting much from a little strip mall-y looking box attached to a cheap motel on Route 1, right? You and everyone else. However, Pure is really nice inside. Lovely decor. Good looking waitrons dressed in black, mood lighting, cool chandeliers, the whole shebang. The bar is great...beer is COLD and they have a very good selection. Happy hour is great here, half price drinks (beer, fancy cocktails) and pretty decent sushi rolls for 6 bucks. However, if you dine in the dining room and aren't using of of their living social deals or something like that...you will be charged an arm and a leg. Granted the food is nicely presented and is nothing to complain about...but straight up manhattan prices.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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“shoulda gone to the diner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Sat 6pmWe were going to go to Curtaing Wharfside on the Delaware in Burlington but Pops warned of a storm coming then PFChangs was packed so we head to the steakhouse We notice its a new name PURE ok well looks nice . Greetedby a beautiful european hostess shows us our table very nicely a server comes out and shows us menus our jaws drop at the price structure all 4 of us are thinking where are we Manhattan? We order up some sodas and get some appeteizers a dumpling trio and chicken potstickers . Note to chef chicken potstickers are justt bland chicken strips in a pierogie noodle . Theyre supposed to be cooked in a garlic scallion oil so theyre very very bland . Next comes main course 110z steaks for pops and I and 2 korean porkchops for brother and wifey. Pork chops are seared and sizzling with a rice mound with green onions or scallions the 1 1/2inch pork chops are pink at the bone , kinda dangerous for pork the steaks are medium but more rare but cut butter smooth and are equipped with maybe 1/2 of a roasted seasoned sweet potato sliced and diced not realy much to eat here for the 29 dollar price.I must note that at no time did a server or manager come out with garnishes condiments or even a simple salt ppepper grinder. I feel ther would have been more value given oif the sides were bigger or a soup or salad was included or something as simple as fresh baked dinner rolls or garlic bread. Thats what would make the difference.. So its time to go and one thing that annoys me is that the server took fathers plate as soon as hes done and that causes brothers wifey to feel rushed . This should never be done unless its obvious that plates are in the way. These appear to be seasoned professionals but it seems management is not up to task.of leading. Not much value here for 170dollars not even a thin mint or candies at the table. As I was leaving I just had to say goodbye to the one gem in the place the Hostess i grabbed some mints from her and exchanged pleasantries. Perhaps another trip is needed for drinks and maybe scoop her up and take her to Curtains Marina Bar.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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