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“New restaurant in town - meets expectations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Agricola Eatery

Agricola Eatery
11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609 921 2798
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Ranked #25 of 175 Restaurants in Princeton
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cranbury, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“New restaurant in town - meets expectations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The hottest reservation in small town Princeton is Agricola. It does not disappoint. The bar was great, although very crowded on Saturday pm, they could have used another bartender. The creative drinks are good, thankfully, they have the basics too. The prices are too high for Princeton though, it's not NYC. The food is delicious. The menu is small and simple, but with enough variety to please everyone. We ordered the 4lb veal shank, divided amongst 4 people. Quantity was fine, and the sides were great. The wine menu though is priced too high and doesn't match the prices of food and clientele. They need more $30 bottle prices. This is the only reason I wouldn't say it's Excellent. The crowd and wait staff are in jeans, so there is no reason to have a multiple $300 bottles on the wine menu. Service was excellent and the owner is still talking to every table and making his mark. It's a great addition to our small town and a crowd pleaser for entertaining.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Princeton obtains sophisticated eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Great new place in town. Food is excellent. Decor and service to match - this is going to be a crowd puller!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, New Jersey
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91 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Fresh, reasonably priced, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We checked out this restaurant the first week it opened. We went on a Friday night and it was packed. When making a reservation, we were asked to select a room. We chose the dining room. This room was more like a bar seating area. All of the tables were high tops in this area. It had a nice atmosphere, but was a little loud. Next time we would choose a different part of the restaurant. The food was delicious! We started by sharing the beet/goat cheese appetizer which was very good. Our meals were the Arctic char and mushroom stew. Again, both meals were awesome. The nice thing about this place is that the food is wonderful, but not heavy. Fresh and light. For dessert, we shared the apple bread pudding. The menu was limited in that there were only 5-6 entrees to choose from, but with the changing seasons and crops we are anxious to see what they have to offer. We will definitely go back and enjoy another farm fresh meal!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Agricola”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very nice space, tables a bit too close together, we felt like we were sitting with the couple next to us, although there were empty tables. Snapper was okay, very small portion. Short ribs excellent, Teff cake excellent. A bit noisy. Service great.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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