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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Lunch

We stopped here for Lunch after spotting it while walking to the University from the downtown area. The place was not too big, and the seating looked a little tight, but the vibe and atmosphere were lively, and the ambiance was classy. The main Dining Hall was full, consisting of business-type... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FoodieandHistoryBuff
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restuarant sits near the center of town, with a parking garage next door which makes visiting there convenient. Because of this, it is usually very crowded with a long wait....the menu looks very good, using fresh ingredients, with a nice presentation of food. The actual food however is very disappointing, and also very expensive.

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Thank barbra m
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my go-to place in Princeton. Great burgers, wonderful seafood, good bar. Can get noisy - only down side.

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Thank DCGPHD
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the Witherspoon given the online menu. Sorrily, it didn't come with the requisite warning of insolent, ill mannered waitstaff and churlish management. Strong recommendation is to flee to Agricola.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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286 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here for Lunch after spotting it while walking to the University from the downtown area. The place was not too big, and the seating looked a little tight, but the vibe and atmosphere were lively, and the ambiance was classy. The main Dining Hall was full, consisting of business-type or Professorial people – a mostly older crowd all... More 

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Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
Long Valley NJ
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our second time at Witherspoon Grill. Both times the service and the food were excellent. The location is right in the area of Palmer Square across the street from Princeton University so you don't have far to walk to sightsee/shop. We had the hamburgers which were grilled as ordered to perfection. Instead of fries, we asked for a... More 

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Thank newjerseyvagabonds
Monroe Twp., NJ
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175 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My daughters and I were looking for a restaurant in downtown Princeton for lunch, and the Witherspoon Grill fit the bill. We sat at a table by the window, and enjoyed the view. Light jazz music was playing in the background. Two of us ordered salads, which were large enough for lunch. The waiter was very attentive and polite. We... More 

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Thank CCH1223
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Out shopping in Princeton we dodged the rain by running into the Witherspoon for lunch. Great place to relax and talk over some very good food (try the 5 Onion Soup). Get a table with a view of the TVs over the bar if you want to keep up on sports while you dine. Service was very good.

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Thank TeamRoadKill
Manalapan, New Jersey
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times for business lunches and recently for a family lunch. It never disappoints. The food is prepared to perfection. The servers and décor shouts classy old style restaurant. Service was slower than usual due to a very crowed bar are yesterday. I had the Pan Seared Salmon with asparagus in beurre blanc very... More 

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Thank Zester1958
new york
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I have been here for brunch, lunch and dinner, to celebrate special occasions and to just have a nice night out. Every time, I am satisfied. Great food and service, very nice atmosphere. Can't go wrong here.

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Thank worldtrvlr777
Princeton, New Jersey
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170 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Steak tartar, caesar salad, grilled salmon, short ribs. All done nicely, a perfectly mad grey goose martini. and very attentive service. all on a very busy night. Recommend.

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Thank Randy J

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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, Business meetings, 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?