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Princeton-area BYOB (lunch)

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A friend and I meet about once a month for lunch in the Princeton area since it's a convenient driving distance for both of us. We only go to BYOBs. We've been to the Ferry House, Blue Bottle, Acacia and Brothers Moon. We've like each of them and have been to them at least twice. Are there any other places that we might be missing?

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Brothers Moon
7 W Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Blue Bottle Cafe
101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Ferry House
32 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542

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  1. Not sure if either are open for lunch, but Blue Point Grill is an option, as well as La Mezzaluna. Both are BYO, and both are good.

    One that you didn't mention in Lawrenceville is Vidalia. Great little place around the corner from Acacia, but again, I don't know if they are open for lunch. For the most part though, you named all the places worth trying in the Princeton area, at least that is my 2 yen. -mJ

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    Blue Point Grill
    258 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Vidalia Restaurant
    21 Phillips Ave, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

    Mezzaluna
    25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542

    La Mezzaluna
    25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542

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    1. re: njfoodies

      I do not know about the Blue Point Grill restaurant, but I do know that their fish store next door serves lunch. They've got a counter in the back where you can get great sandwiches and soups. My wife loves the salmon wrap and I like the shrimp po'boy. Both come with freshly fried french fries and coleslaw. My wife and I usually go on Saturdays and just sit at the tables outside of Blue Point Grill, but the doors to the restaurant are open, so you could sit inside, too.

      Would Lambertville be too far out of the way for you and your friend? If not, then you'd presumably have fine options to consider down there.

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      Blue Point Grill
      258 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

      At the Table
      311 Bond Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    2. Not too far from Princeton is Za, a great little restaurant in Pennington. If you want to stick closer to town you might also consider Camillo's Cafe in the Princeton Shopping Center, and Gennaro's, just north of town on Route 206.

      http://www.zarestaurants.com

      http://www.camilloscafe.net

      http://www.imagennaro.com/Restaurant/...

      All are open for lunch (but check about Monday).

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      1. re: ambrose

        Yeah, I'll second Za. If you have been to Brothers Moon it's in the same "general" area. Pennington vs Hopewell. And in summer they have a great outdoor patio space covered by wysteria.

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        Brothers Moon
        7 W Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525