Dad's 70th Birthday
Hello! I live in DC so I'm not too familiar with the restaurants in NJ. My Dad is turning 70 and we want to take him out for a nice healthy seafood dinner somewhere near (within 40 minute drive) of Princeton. He's on a low salt, low fat, low anything bad for you diet so we figured seafood (since he loves it so) would be perfect. Anyone have a recommendation for a nice, quiet seafood place -- doesn't have to be super fancy but the food needs to excellent. Thanks so much!
The healthiest seafood dinner can be found at the truly excellent Blue Point Grill in Princeton. They serve a large selection of fish that changes daily based on the market. Most fish is simply grilled without butter, salt or heavy sauces. Really good for you.
BPG is casual dining at it's best, but they have one downfall - it's gets unbearably noisy as the evening progresses. Our experience is if you dine there early, from 5-6:30 you can enjoy a conversation along with your dinner. They also have dining on their sidewalk. This would be a much quieter spot once the weather cooperates. They have sidewalk heaters for the cooler months.
Note they are byob and there are two wine shops within a block or two.
A fancy alternative with quiet dining and stellar cuisine would be the Peacock Inn - also in Princeton.
The Peacock serves a $58 3-course dinner. We have found their seafood selections to be our consistent favorites. The scallops starter and the salmon entree off their current menu are two of the very best preparations of either. I'd expect the kitchen could make any necessary alterations to accommodate your father's needs.