I remember getting up early with my mom to help make the dough for our bread, so by the time I would come home from school, it would be ready for us to deliver it to our neighbors. Finally, after all our efforts and years of work to build our reputation, we settled down in the beautiful family town of Wayne, PA and opened our location in 1997.
We invite you to come try Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza at 321 E Lancaster Ave in Wayne, Pennsylvania. We offer something truly unique with outdoor patio seating for an inviting dining experience.
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Written by a food enthusiast who's lived in Princeton for 10+ years. (20 Bayard Lane, Princeton ; 609.924.1707) American mosaic cuisine, with seasonal and local ingredients.
Under new management, but the food is well worth the steep price and remains my favorite special occasion restaurant in Princeton. (66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.688.8808) Small-plate cafe-style restaurant brought to you by Scott Anderson (of Elements) and chef DE cuisine Ben Tannhauser (who was sous chef at a Michelin 3-star restaurant).
Especially recommended are the grilled octopus, semolina gnocchi, and palette steak. (101 East Broad Street, Hopewell ; 609.333.1710) Among the best BYOS (if not the best) in the area and extremely popular among foodies.
Owned by husband and wife chefs Rory and Aaron Philip son. Recommended: day boat sea scallops, gnocchi, and any beef entrée.
(11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.921.2798) Much anticipated farm-to-table rustic American restaurant created by restaurateur and local farmer Jim Dawn. Features fresh and seasonal ingredients handpicked from Dawn's own farm in Skillman.
The executive chef, Josh Thomsen, has credential from CIA, French Laundry, and Tao. Highlights include the flatbread, goat cheese tart, and roasted rabbit.
Avoid the Creek stone Farms rib eye unless you like fat and gristle. (66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.0078) Interpretive American cuisine, focusing on locally grown, sustainable products in a sleek and modern space.
Fans rave that it's fine NYC dining in Princeton, but others say the food and service are inconsistent for the hefty price. (153 Washington Street, Rocky Hill; 609.924.1019) American/Euro bistro offers exceptional food (usually) from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Located within 10 minutes of Princeton and features a full bar. (277 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.436.7891) Restaurant and bar featuring simple American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients.
This used to be a foodie favorite, but after a change in ownership, the food has lost its pizzazz. (11 Bridge Street, Lambertville ; 609.397.8300) Located in a restored 19th century train station, it's a great riverfront spot for brunch, especially when the weather is nice, and you can eat outdoors.
(102 Carnegie Center, Princeton ; 609.734.4200) Mediterranean-influenced menu of small tasting plates. They also have great flatbread pizza, focaccias, and sandwiches for a quick bite.
(301 North Harrison Street, Princeton ; 609.423.2100) Best pies in the area, made from scratch, using locally sourced ingredients. (2 Gordon Ave., Lawrenceville ; 609.896.5848) Hand-crafted baked goods, made with high-quality ingredients.
Favorites include French croissants, cookies, pies, and their famous sticky buns. (5 Palmer Square West, Princeton ; 609.921.6760) Awesome desserts and pastries, especially their cake slices (personal favorite is the Chassis).
Now featuring French team time and authentic macarons. (30 Witherspoon St., Princeton ; 609.924.0085) Beautifully decorated cupcakes, with dozens of flavors.
The Crème brûlée donut (when freshly baked) is a personal favorite. (1225 Route 206 North, Skillman ; 609.497.9555) Best bagels in the area (though not much competition).
(65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.5100) Fresh bake panini kiosk at the Princeton Public Library serving pastries, panini, and focaccia, supplied by the Terra Memo Bread Company. (1896 Route 130, North Brunswick ; 732.398.9808) Family-owned authentic Italian bakery and pastry shop.
Serves up classic Italian cookies, cannoli, and cakes along with artisanal breads. (1896 Route 130, North Brunswick ; 609.394.7161) Authentic and iconic Italian bakery and deli.
(8 South Tulane Street, Princeton ; 609.924.5335) Hole-in-the-wall French bakery with unbelievably good croissants. The bar food can be quite good, especially the Triumph burger (with chipotle mayonnaise), fish-and-chips (served in a basket tower), and fried calamari.
(10 Palmer Square East, Princeton ; 609.921.7500) Located in the historic Nassau Inn. I've been here for drinks and a late night snack (Yankee Doodle Burger, fries, wings are all good), but I can't comment on the dinner menu fare.
(1 Palmer Square East, Princeton ; 609.921.0700) The food is what you expect at a carve-your-name-in-the-table bar. (1290 Route 206 South, Montgomery ; 609.924.0262) Local sports bar.
(137 Washington Street, Rocky Hill ; 609.683.8930) Eatery and tavern with over a dozen craft beers on tap. (20 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534) Atlanta chef and restaurateur Calvin Donate (omnivore) teams up with Atlanta singer-songwriter Doris Roberts (vegetarian) to serve up extraordinary Southern and BBQ at this COVID-19 popup in downtown Pennington.
Signature dishes include turkey Poland meatloaf with jalapeño tequila gravy and the Urban Reuben sandwich, made pork shoulder. Everything my family and I have devoured has been exceptional, from the pulled pork, brisket, and shrimp and grits to all the sides.
It's a food truck based in Bridgewater, but sometimes seen at events in Princeton. (2022 Nottingham Way, Porterville, NJ 08619 ; 609.890.7600) My favorite Chinese restaurant in all Central New Jersey.
Highly recommended: hot peppers and diced chicken. Authentic and very good dishes from the Gansu province of China, including hand-pulled Lanzhou noodles.
(3495 US 1 South, Princeton ; 609.799.8858) Tasty dumping in Windsor Green strip mall (near Whole Foods). Authentic Chongqing style hotpot chain in Mercer Mall.
Pick a broth and cook your favorite meat, vegetables, and noodles in a table side hotpot. Critics complain about the mandatory extra charge for the sauce bar.
Dim sum served Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Recommended dishes: Diced Fried Chicken with Dry Hot Peppers, Pork Steamed Juicy Bun (Shanghai style), Minced Chicken with Corn Chowder Soup, Two Flavor Chicken.
(3545 Route 1 South, Princeton ; 609.799.5163) Popular and tasty upscale American Chinese restaurant chain in the Market Fair mall. My favorite dish is their twist on King PAO Shrimp.
(157 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.921.6950) Affordable and tasty Americanized Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysian food. (260 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.252.0663) Americanized Chinese food, but I enjoy it regularly.
(31 Station Drive, Princeton Junction ; 609.378.5412) Self-service Asian cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese), near the Princeton Junction train station (formerly Good Friends Restaurant). (10 Chalks Crossing Road, Plainsong ; 609.987.9168) Taiwanese home-style dishes as well as Americanized Chinese classics.
(217 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction ; 609.716.8983) The house specialities (such as Hot Wok Duck) were outstanding. The lunch special I had (King Po Chicken) was extremely acidic/vinegary.
(243 North Union Street, Suite 150, Lambertville ; 609.397.0040) Small-batch, artisan coffee roaster that serves the finest espresso in Princeton. (14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.4377) Everyone's favorite coffee house.
(200 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.5100) Viennese coffee and desserts. (4 Selfish Street, Princeton ; 609.454.3959) Tea café and spice market.
(27 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.279-1592) Wide selection of teas and Chinese herbal products. (246 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.954.9690) Raw, organic, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juice.
An eight-ounce bottle of juice costs nearly $7 (plus deposit), so I expected to be dazzled. In addition to coffee, they sell the Sunday New York Times.
You can also grab a cup of coffee at Chen Alice, The Little Chef, or Witherspoon's in the First campus center. The Turning Point (3371 US 1 South, Princeton ; 609.454.5878) “Modern diner” serving up sandwiches, soups, and breakfast-type food in the Mercer Mall.
Americana Diner (359 Route 130 N, East Windsor ; 609.448.4477) Carousel. (484 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton ; 908.359.5218) The finest free-range pheasants, quail, and chickens in New Jersey.
Also duck, turkey, goose, and partridge in season. I highly recommended the marinated butterflied Poussin, the boned-out chicken, and the butternut squash soup.
You can also pick your own vegetables in the fields or join a CSA (Community Supported Agricultural Program) Bethune Orchards. (320 Cold Soil Road, Princeton ; 609.924.2310) Pick your own apples, peaches, berries, pumpkins, and flowers, depending on the season.
You can get lost in a corn maze and pet the farm animals. (970 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville) 45 flavors of all natural ice cream.
(3200 Route 206, Lawrenceville ; 609.219.0053) The farm has free-range, certified organic cows, chickens, and pigs, but their specialty is hand-crafted cheese. Features seasonal and sustainable meats, produce, and dairy from Double Brook Farm and other local purveyors.
My favorite place to get young sweet corn. (960 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville ; 609.695.2998) Best place to get fresh produce.
(4437 Route 27, Kingston) The fresh meats and dairy from Baler's are recommended. And I can't resist the homemade soft pretzels from Stoltzfus'.
(55 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.8431) Fresh picked summer produce and locally-produced food. (2 Vaughn Drive, Princeton ; 609.933.4452) Voted New Jersey’s favorite farmers market in a 2012 poll.
Located in the Vaughn Drive parking lot of the Princeton Junction train station. (3 Circle Drive, Collinsville ; 609.259.7300) Family owned and operated farm with kid-friendly outdoor fun and entertainment.
(382 Georgetown Franklin Turnpike (Route 518), Skillman) Closed (6 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton ; 609.584.7800) Founded by J. Seward Johnson Jr. and located in the Grounds For Sculpture.
Country French cuisine in a romantic setting, including a view of Giverny-esque gardens. The food is innovative and flavorful, but they seem to have trouble serving it hot.
I love the complimentary popovers served between courses. They also offer a fancy Sunday brunch and have an extensive wine and cocktail list.
(6 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton ; 609.584.7800) Safe Kabul is attached to Rat's and serves more casual fare, including an excellent organic burger, homemade fries, and freshly made desserts. (10 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.5387) Sweet and savory french-style crêpes, prepared with locally-sourced, organic ingredients.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you don't have to wait until the next Farmer's Market to get your fix. (35 Spring Street, Princeton ; 609.921.0404) Excellent gourmet Italian market, Sumeria, Nigeria, and espresso bar.
Also serves up artisan pizza, Stromboli, and calzones. (301 North Harrison Street, Princeton ; 609.924.7755) Excellent, but expensive, gourmet food shop located in the Princeton Shopping Center.
Also, the usual gourmet products such as Godiva chocolate, olive oils, puff pastry, and fancy teas. Grab an upscale sandwich, salad, or pastry and eat in the adjoining dining room.
(830 State Road, Princeton ; 609.924.6881) The best place to pick up homemade pasta and ravioli. España Fine Foods (235A Nassau Street, Princeton ; 888.779.8617) Features quality gourmet food from Spain, including Spanish hams (even Jason Iberian de Bellota if you can afford $200+ per pound), chorizos, and cheeses.
(53 Palmer Square West, Princeton ; 609.924.2210) Fromagerie and gourmet food shop, with over 200 cheeses, local meats, olives, and much more. Carter and Cavern Old World Olive Oil Company.
(27 Palmer Square West, Princeton ; 609.356.0215) Fancy olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Serving up Middle Eastern favorites, including falafel, kebabs, shawarma, hummus, and baba heinous.
(44 Leigh Avenue, Princeton ; 609.285.2969) Authentic Greek tapas and pastries with community-style dining. (20 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.279.1455) A satellite takeout location for Local Greek.
(235B Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.683.1220) Greek and Turkish kebabs, falafel, gyros, and appetizers. My favorites are the chicken kebab sandwich and the Turkish lentil soup.
The small portions will leave you with enough room for their nice selection of Greek desserts (baklava, heyday, and Soviet). E., North Brunswick ; 732.543.1100) Excellent nabobs, gyros, and breads.
Favorites include Chicken Tikki Nabob, Boleyn Kahlo, and Samosa Chart. (45 West Main Street, Somerville ; 908.722.8666) Fresh Middle eastern and Lebanese food.
(1325 Route 206, Skillman ; 609.921.8336) Authentic Lebanese cuisine with many vegetarian and vegan options. Good takeout food, including muffins, wood-burning oven breads, and kebabs for the grill.
Also, a liquor store, conveniently attached to the supermarket. (3495 Route 1 South, Princeton ; 609.799.2919) The world's leading retailer of natural and organic foods.
Try takeout dim sum, especially the baked roast pork buns. (3151 Route 27 South, Franklin Park ; 732.940.0685) Enormous Asian (mostly Chinese) supermarket with aisles of sauces, fresh fish (some are swimming in tanks), frozen dumplings, fresh produce, and everything else you might imagine.
(360 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.7421) Organic heath food store. (150 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.279.9404) Specializes in Mexican and Guatemalan groceries.
(50 Leigh Avenue, Princeton ; 609.279.1905) Specializes in Mexican groceries. (140 University Place, Princeton ; 609.921.3677) Deli and convenience store, located near the Dinky.
Open 24 hours a day, the Wei is a popular late night destination for hungry students. (55 State Road, Princeton ; 609.924.3006) Open 24 hours a day.
They use organic and local ingredients to produce a sinful dessert somewhere between gelato and ice cream. Start with the Madagascar Vanilla Bean, then move on to more exotic flavors such as black plum lavender, peach prosecco, or sour cream.
I can highly recommend the ice cream cakes for child (or adult!) It's still good and very popular (especially for kids), but Bent Spoon and Halo Pub are even better.
(1330 Route 206, Skillman ; 609.430.2828) Located across the street from Montgomery Cinemas. (166 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.921.8787) Non-fat frozen yogurt, smoothies, shaved ice, and bubble tea.
There is excellent Indian food in surrounding towns, especially Edison. The Whole Bravura (puffy bread with chick peas curry) is amazing.
(3100 Quaker bridge Road, Hamilton ; 609.689.0005) Authentic Indian vegetarian. (540 Lawrence Square Blvd, Lawrenceville ; 609.689.1500) Good Indian food in a palatial setting with ornate dining rooms.
(2495 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville ; 609.637.0800) Indian Hut Curry and Cakes. (10 Chalks Crossing Road, Plainsong ; 609.936.8484) Indian restaurant and bakery.
(3201 Route 27, Franklin Park ; 732.940.1005) Decent breads and tandoori in mall just south of Great Wall supermarket. (36 Witherspoon Street, Princeton; 609.279.9700) Cheap lunch buffet.
(21 Palmer Square East, Princeton ; 609.921.1974) Neighborhood tractor. I usually order the pasta special, which is consistently excellent.
No reservations, so be prepared to wait during peak hours. End Terra (4484 Route 27, Kingston ; 609.497.1777) A wine bar restaurant featuring modern Italian cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients.
(29 Selfish Street, Princeton ; 609.252.9680) Upscale Mediterranean restaurant in the Terra Memo group with a liquor license. Cebuano Pastorate (217 Clarksville Road, West Windsor ; 609.897.0091) Nice family Italian restaurant and pizza parlor, hidden away in a strip mall.
Enzo's La Piccolo China (1906 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville ; 609.396.9868) Authentic, homemade, family-run, Italian BYO. (25 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.688.8515) Upscale, fine, classically-influenced Italian dining.
Their signature dessert is a seasonable flambé over house made gelato, served table side. (11 East Front Street, Trenton ; 609.656.8877) Perfect place to get a fine meal when you're stuck on jury duty.
(3345 Route 1 South, Lawrenceville ; 609.987.9207) Unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks don't make up for the bland, institutional food. (301 North Harrison Street, Princeton) Closed.
Princeton has a disproportionately large number of sushi joints. (11 Chambers Street, Princeton ; 609.252.1158) The Highest quality sushi and sashimi, served in an intimate dining area.
(37 West Crescent Blvd., Collingwood; 856.854.9773) Competes with Alpha for the best sushi in the area. Traditional Japanese decor, similar to what you'd find in Tokyo.
It's a bit hard to find, but well worth the trip. (30 South Doughty Avenue, Somerville ; 908.526.8596) Fans rave that this hidden sushi gem serves up some of the best and freshest sushi in the Northeast.
(21 Ferry Street, Lambertville ; 609.397.9228) Great sushi, especially the Chief's Special Rolls. (179 Nassau Street; Princeton, NJ ; 609.497.3275) Good sushi and OK Korean.
I recommend the Chicken Stir-Fry, Bulgari, or the Seafood Congo (on a freezing day). Hon Sushi (3349 Brunswick Pike; Lawrenceville, NJ ; 609.269.5800) Vast menu of Japanese and Korean dishes in the Mercer Mall.
(43 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.430.1180) Sushi on a student budget. (236 Nassau Street; Princeton ; 609.924.8478) Inexpensive sushi.
(4437 Route 27, Princeton ; 609.924.2882) All-you-can-eat sushi buffet in the Kingston Mall Shopping Center. (14 South Tulane Street; Princeton) Closed.
You can also find sushi at Sonja's Café, Shanghai Park, Germans, and Nassau Street Seafood. (244 Alexander Street, Princeton ; 609.924.9260) A mixture of Korean, Chinese, Thai, and Japanese entrées.
Fans say it's the best Korean restaurant in the region (possibly including NYC). (South Plainfield, in the Middlesex Mall) Hobin Chicken.
Nassau Sushi and Tokyo Japanese Restaurant also serve up a number of Korean specialties. España Tapas Café (235A Nassau Street, Princeton ; 888.779.8617) Spanish café, serving up authentic and outstanding paella along with tapas.
(762 Roe bling Avenue, Trenton ; 609.393.0035) This Chambersburg gem serves up some of the finest Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Mexican food in the area. If you prefer a hole-in-the-wall atmosphere (with the same menu but fewer gringos), go to its sister restaurant Taquería El Mariachi (109 South Olden Ave.).
(146 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.5772) Hole-in-the-wall Guatemalan and Mexican takeout joint serving up authentic home-style papayas, tacos, rice and beans. (180 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.0500) Authentic southern Mexican cooking.
The Princeton shopping center location closed. Pizza aficionados are blessed with three heavyweight options: Nomad, Astoria Procaine, and De Lorenzo's.
(301 North Harrison Street, Princeton ; 609.285.5187) Pizzaiolo Tom Grim serves up Neapolitan-style artisan pizza that is so phenomenal you won't mind the erratic service and long waits. The toppings are made with only the finest organic and locally-sourced ingredients; the result is pizza nirvana.
On nice evenings, dine outside on the patio, overlooking their delectable herb garden. My favorite pie is the Spicy Sopressata with a golden drizzle of local honey.
It's a tiny place with only a few indoor and outdoor tables, so come early or be prepared to wait. I'm not a fan of thin-crust pizza, but I do appreciate that you can 20 different meat or veggie combinations by the slice.
De Lorenzo's (Hudson) Tomato Pies. (2350 US Highway 33, Collinsville 609.341.8480) Rabid fans rave that it's the best pizza in the area (and every bit as good as the ones they served at their original Hudson location).
(243 North Union Street, Lambertville ; 609.397.8400) Authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in Lambertville, featuring wood-fired pizzas, garden-fresh salads, and draft root beer floats. (110 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.0777) Good place to pick up a slice or order for delivery.
(339 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.921.8041) Neighborhood pizzeria with a thin, crispy crust. Good spot to celebrate with the team over beer and pizza.
(10 Chalks Crossing Road, Plainsong) Good neighborhood pizzeria and decent home-style Italian specialties. (242 1/2 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.683.8900) Brick-oven pizza, located between the two Hoagie Havens.
Don't overlook the pastas (vodka rigatoni), chicken soup, and breadsticks. (110 Rockingham Row, Princeton ; 561.293.3405) Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches in Forrest Village.
(411 Route 206 North, Hillsborough ; 908.359.2727) Gourmet pizza and pasta shop. Rodolfo Pizza (1325 Route 206, Skillman ; 609.924.1813) New York style, Sicilian, and Margarita pies.
(2797 US Route 1 South, Lawrenceville ; 609.434.0266) Popular pizza café on US 1. (2458 US Route 1 Business North, Lawrenceville ; 609.883.8703) Chain pizzeria.
If you are stuck with Domino's, get the Handmade Pan Crust. Teresa's and D'Angelo Italian Market also serves excellent pizzas.
The University's faculty club features a dramatic view of Prospect Garden. A great spot for Sunday brunch (offered once per month).
Not open for dinner or on weekends, except for special events. Casual weekday lunch spot in the basement of Prospect House.
Prepared sandwiches, salads, soups, hot entrées, and Small World coffee. Prepared sandwiches, salads, soups, hot entrées, and Small World coffee.
Chancellor Green Café Coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches, salads, panini, and soup in the lower level rotunda of Chancellor Green. Features à la carte made-to-order salads, sandwiches, wraps, and hot entrées.
Featuring coffee from Small World, ice cream from Bent Spoon, and fresh pastries. Institute for Advanced Studies Dining Hall.
The Institute provides excellent lunches during the week and afternoon tea and cookies. (22 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.921.1569) A great take-out spot for fresh salads, baked goods, hot specials, and first-rate sandwiches.
My favorites include the Moussaka, Spanokopita, and freshly baked muffins (especially almond peach). They also offer hot and cold sandwiches, salads, Belgian fries, and smoothies.
(33 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.252.0300) Best fruit smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices in town. Decent deli sandwiches, panini, wraps, and soups.
Very inexpensive sandwiches, burgers, cheese steaks, and meatball arms. (266 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.9555) Deli directly across from the University Medical Center.
(16 Spring Street, Princeton ; 609.921.0027) Cheap and quick. (183D Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.2454) A variety of sandwiches and other fast-food fare.
(154 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.1353) Be prepared to wait in long lines for Sunday brunch. The food is mediocre and overpriced, and the service is poor, but it's as popular as ever.
The Orchard Café (59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton ; 609.269.8762) This hole-in-the-wall-inside-the-YMCA/YWCA offers soups and sandwiches. Bobby Flay's upscale fast food chain, in the Market fair mall.
(258 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.921.1211) The best seafood in the area and one of my favorite restaurants. Impeccably fresh seafood, cooked to perfection.
Sides of garlic smashed potatoes and creamed spinach are the perfect accompaniment. My favorites are the Australian Burundi and George's Banks Lemon Sole.
The Day Boat Maine Sea Scallops are also recommended. (256 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.921.0620) Best place to buy fresh seafood.
They serve boxed-lunch fish sandwiches, which are very tasty and inexpensive. You can eat lunch outside at the Blue Point Grill, next door.
(57 Witherspoon Street, Princeton ; 609.924.6011) American steakhouse with an upscale bar scene and nice outdoor seating in Hinds Plaza. Unfortunately, the food quality is very inconsistent: the burger ranges from excellent (among the best in Princeton) to alarming (cool and red center served to a 4-year-old, which the waiter dismissing asserted was “steakhouse medium”).
(2 Village Blvd., Princeton ; 609.452.0041) Upscale steakhouse chain whose signature is serving prime steaks, seared at 1800° Fahrenheit. The mesquite grilled baby back ribs and chocolate souffle are fan favorites.
(4355 Route 1, Princeton ; 609.514.2663) Steakhouse attached to the Double tree hotel. (25 Division Street, Somerville ; 908.685.1344) Excellent, upscale (yet modestly priced) French-Thai BYO.
Family favorite dishes include Duck noodles and Pen ang curry. (180 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.279.9000) This hole-in-the-wall Thai Pin (Hamilton, NJ) outpost is definitely the best place to get Thai in Princeton.
The food at dinner seems more consistent than at lunch, but prices are higher (and white rice is extra). Located next to the Asian Food Center in the Princeton Meadows strip mall.
(217 Route 27, Highland Park ; 732.247.9636) Authentic and very flavorful Thai food at bargain prices. (9 Davenport Street, Somerville; 908.231.0655) Spicy and good Thai food.
(3175-3 Route 27 South, Franklin Park ; 732.422.9300) Good, authentic, inexpensive Thai food. Despite being located in a strip mall (just south of Great Wall supermarket), the interior of the restaurant is lavishly decorated and many of the dishes arrive with beautiful presentations.
Chef The serves up authentic Thai food and offers cooking classes. (3151 Route 27 South, Franklin Park ; 732.821.1828) A tasty Vietnamese for joint in the same mall as the Great Wall Supermarket.
I especially enjoyed the rice vermicelli soup Hue style, fried egg rolls, and seafood crêpes. (80 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 732.248.0400) Vietnamese tea and noodle house, serving for, ramen, and band mi.
(635 Nassau Park Blvd., Princeton ; 609.897.9088) Average Malaysian and Thai food combined with spotty service, overpriced dinner entrées, and tiny portions for lunch. (72 Princeton Hightstown Road, East Windsor) Closed.
Local liquor licenses are scarce, so most Princeton restaurants are BYO. (49 Selfish Street, Princeton ; 609.430.1200) The only place I go to buy wine.
(21 Spring Street, Princeton ; 609.924.0038) Wines arranged by style instead of region. (234 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.0836) Small store, but relatively good selection of craft beers.
(174 Nassau Street, Princeton ; 609.924.0279) One of the few places in town to get ice for parties. (240 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton ; 609.919.9370) Adjacent to the Legman's supermarket.