One night in Princeton
I'm in New Brunswick for two nights for work. I will be able to get to Princeton for one of them. I love all food. I'm looking for dinner ideas. Suggestions welcome! Also, anyone know whether I would be able to walk or taxi from the train station?
The 2 places that I would recommend for fine dining in Princeton are Elements and Peacock Inn. You could walk from the train station to the Peacock Inn, but Elements would require a taxi. If you want a less formal place which has excellent fish, the Blue Point Grill would good choice, this is also in walking distance , but a little further from the train station. Please note the train station I am referring to is Princeton, not Princeton Junction
Blue Point Grill
258 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ
Princeton's best are:
market fresh interpretive American cuisine with Asian influences, wine and a full bar, chef's table 9 course tasting menu a must for an exceptional evening. http://www.elementsprinceton.com/
-- Peacock Inn
new American, 3 or 5 course prix fixe, wine and full bar. http://www.peacockinn.com/dining.html
-- Blue Point Grill
freshest fish and seafood, simply prepared, excellent selection of oysters, byob, casual, sidewalk dining with cafe heaters available. http://bluepoint.jmgroupprinceton.com/
Closest to the train station is the Peacock Inn, about a 10 minute walk up from the station. Taxi's are available at the station.
Other places along the Witherspoon/Nassau streets' restaurant zone are a notch or two below the 3 above. Sushi and other ethnic places are also popular, but one can do just as well dining at similar spots in most any town.
The Bent Spoon on Palmer Square serves outstanding artisan gelato and sorbets along with cupcakes and more. Other's will suggest the Halo Pub or Thomas Sweet as their pick for an after dinner treat! And finally, end your evening with a coffee or espresso at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon street.
From the train station you will need a taxi to go anywhere. Actually, within the area, unless you are staying in Princeton proper, you'll need transportation. Princeton is a cool little town and I would just grab a taxi to Nassau Street or someplace central and then explore. It's a very walkable in the town once you get there and there are tons of neat little places to eat. We like Alchemist & Barrister, Mediterra, and for brews and atmosphere, Triumph Brewing Company (they also have pretty good eats for a reasonable price). Have fun!!
Alchemist & Barrister
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542
29 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542