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Main Street Bistro and Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540-3512
+1 609-921-2779
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb sliders” (3 reviews)
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
“moroccan lamb” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540-3512
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The menu has changed a bit, but the food is always reliable. Not as much of a food selection as there used to be, but I'm sure there's something that anybody could find on that menu. They have a great outdoor eating area which is...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We only go here when we can eat outside. - lovely peaceful setting. The menu changes frequently and last week the fish tacos were amazing. Two weeks ago the Caesar with grilled salmon was great. Service is typically above average - surprised to see other...More

Thank Ellen V
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We decided to give it another shot since it was beautiful out and they do have great outdoor dining. We waited OVER 90 minutes for our dinner. The pasta came with a meek showing of sausage, three bites. It was so disappointing. We really miss...More

Thank Onlythebest4me2
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were happy to find that we could get a table 8 on pretty short notice during the 2nd day of Princeton Commencement. Food was better than expected based on the impression from the website. Yes, it's in a shopping center - not "fine dining"...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this eatery since tbe 1990's. For the most part, Main Street was my old stand by because of the consistency of the good meals served and friendly service there. However, last night I had one of the worse meals I...More

Thank Wildannie
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We have often gone to Main Street, especially when the Clocktower Cabana is open. So, when the weather turned nice, we decided to see if it was open. I looked on the website, and the link to the Cabana resulted in an error message ("500...More

Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I'm told they are under new management. Service was terrible. Waited 50 minutes for our food. One entree was lukewarm when served. The manager and wait staff were abrupt and kept making lame excuses for the establishment. They clearly were not properly trained on customer...More

Thank George J
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went here during a business trip with some coworkers. Very friendly staff and nice variety of wines and spirits. Menu choices should cover all, from meat-eaters to not. Located in a shopping center type location. Glad to have stumbled upon this place when a planned...More

1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a mix of a bar, restaurant and a diner. The food and drinks are average and overpriced. An order of mac and cheese for my son was $12.5. Kind of a lot for a kids meal, for who they don't have a...More

Thank Vasilios C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We have been coming for years and believe this restaurant is consistently very good. The decor in the dining room (and the bar for that matter) is attractive. Service at the bar is particularly good. The menu is changed seasonally and the food is very...More

1  Thank Stanner57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540-3512
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-2779
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