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Mistral

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66 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3239
16096888808
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Princeton, New Jersey
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you come to Princeton and visit the school or even live there, the Mistral is a must see. Great food and ambiance. Good collection of wines. Great service. You may need to book but we got lucky. It is opposite the Witherspoon Grill and the Halo Pub - two great places to also visit.

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Thank dkeshu
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Mistral. The service was not what I would expect but the food was very good. I enjoyed the open kitchen. One complaint is that the room is extremely loud. Also I thought the timing of the dishes could have been better. Early on, there was too much time between dishes. By the end they... More 

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Thank greconj
Princeton, New Jersey
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mistral used to serve tapas sized dishes but of late seems to have evolved towards a more classic style menu. While the idea is still to share, some of the dishes now are indeed a large portion even for two for which the dish is intended. The food was a bit inconsistent, but where it was good, it was sublime.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I do think the food is good, I think their pricing-to-portion ratio is really ridiculous. They recommend 3 tapas per person, but with each priced at $15-20, it really turns out to be quite expensive & difficult to share (each person getting about one bite). The menu is certainly different, carefully created & thoughtful & the quality of what... More 

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Thank sunita1026
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was nervous about eating at Mistral, as I am a vegetarian/vegan, but my friend picked the spot. I asked what they could make, and the chef came back with a hand written menu! Everything I had was delicious. The plates are small, I would suggest ordering 2-3 per person. While pricey, the food was not only delicious but presentation was... More 

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Thank njanimallover8
Boston
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don't have time for dinner, stop by for an innovative cocktail (better if you do, because the dishes are great). You can sit inside or out on the sidewalk and watch the world go by.

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Thank Jake59Boston
Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything went well. We were 10 minutes late. No problem. Our server was relaxed, knowledgeable and friendly. My wife is vegan, nothing on the menu is (although we did let them know ahead of time). A few trips back and forth between waiter and chef to confirm a few things and we were set. Bone marrow was outstanding and unusual.... More 

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Thank BostonBrit11
Sylvania, Ohio, USA
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was given to use by a local. Made resevervations for Sunday brunch. It did not disappoint. Pricey yes, but its the east so everything is pricey. All organic, excellent presentation. Waitstaff was a bit cold but we're midwesterners. Tapas style. Looks like menu switches with seasonal ingredients.

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Thank FoodDaddy
Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to try this place for a while so we went for a drink and some apps The ambiance is nice. The bar is welcoming. The drinks were good but I dont know if it's anything special. We had a cocktail that had ginger beer and Bourbon. Sounded Better than what it tasted. I had a glass... More 

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Thank GISELLA R
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first reviewed this original tapas style restaurant a couple of years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. We have eaten here many times and found every dish to be well thought out and original. The restaurant is, sadly, no longer BYOB but the wine list is well chosen and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3239
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 16096888808
Description
Savor and share chef Scott Anderson and Ben Nerenhausen's inventive, culturally influenced cuisine with a superlative emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and inviting flavors. Mistral's bar features an eclectic craft cocktail menu that is both unexpected and attuned to chef Anderson's local and seasonal ethos.

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