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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

) #27 of 152 Restaurants in Princeton $$ - $$$ American, ,
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
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Overview
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good48%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Opens in 19 min
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined as a family here. The menu while featuring gourmet burgers also has other interesting selections. We ordered Shepherd's pie, lamb Irish stew and a turkey avocado sandwich. for appetizer we had buffalo wings. Everything was perfect and Delicious. The Shepard's Pie was large....More

Thank hawaiiansurf8
Reviewed 1 week ago

College pub feel but not rowdy on a summer Friday night. I enjoyed a few drinks and the bartender was friendly and attentive.

Thank cmmcgee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around Princeton on a hot day, I wanted a reasonably priced restaurant that was not one of the many pizzerias that cater to students. This is a cute historical building. The atmosphere for lunch is combo pub and sports bar. There are two TVs...More

Thank suzyd43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had excellent salads at this place. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I had a Mediterranean Caesar, which was a Caesar with some Greek additions. It is a nice place in a nice area.

Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A&B is an old favorite of mine. The remodeling has turned it from a local pub into a landmark. I highly recommend the wings, pretzels, and nachos. There's a quieter room in back and a more active bar in the room facing Witherspoon street. Both...More

Thank Roland P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We used to go there often for the good food, cozy ambience and central location, in the heart of Princeton. The restaurant used to have a casual section, a bar/dining area and a dining room. Now the first two sections have been opened up to...More

Thank snowhite22
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Considering we've been in the Princeton area for more than 10 years, it surprised us we had never been to the A&B. We dropped in for lunch on Memorial Day and found the food and the service to be quite good. The broth in the...More

Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Ate a late lunch here with the kids. The burgers were so big we couldn't finish them. They have a huge beer selection as well. Not cheap, but a great little spot.

Thank sharse
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Just what I was looking for, a casual pub with good food. Bars front and rear, cafe tables and nice outdoor seating in the heart of Princeton. The Chef's Special salad was wonderful: arugula with roasted asparagus, crisp prosciutto, shaved Asiago in a light vinaigrette;...More

Thank esrtraveler
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I love the A & B. Great craft beers. But I recently visitors and chose the special Fish & Chips. Honestly this was so disappointing. I prefer fish & chips crispy and these were so soft. Again I love the A & B but in...More

Thank Gary S
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Elizabeth L
14 November 2016|
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Response from Vivienne H | Reviewed this property |
There are at least two distinctive dining areas that we saw. Whether they can be used as private dining rooms, I do not know. They are rather large rooms if you're looking for something intimate. There may be some other... More
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Melissa G
23 April 2015|
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Response from gpstalent | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:15
Monday
11:30 - 13:15
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:15
Thursday
11:30 - 01:15
Friday
11:30 - 01:15
Saturday
11:30 - 01:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-5555
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Description
The Alchemist & Barrister, one of the prides of Princeton, NJ. Enjoy our excellent selection of beer and cocktails. Our menu features American dishes with a little international flair. Stay for drinks and dinner and enjoy your dining experience at The Alchemist & Barrister.
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