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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

) #24 of 153 Restaurants in Princeton ££ - £££ American, ,
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“nachos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:15All hours
American, Bar, Pub, British
££ - £££
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
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11 - 20 of 220 reviews

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
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My favorite place for an informal dinner or just a couple of beers with friends. Music is a bit too laud, but the atmosphere is good. Beer selection is good!

Thank maxparucca
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A great Princeton Bar! The atmosphere is great! No matter what bar you are sitting at (they have 2 bars), you are treated with respect. They have a great selection of craft beers on tap. Food is also great.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our party of 4 was promptly seated and drinks were procured quickly. In fact, everything was quick, including our server's repeated offers to take our orders even though, we were not in a hurry. If there were people waiting, I would have understood, but it...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Came here with a large group and they were very accommodating. Beer selection was ok but their flight restrictions are a bummer (can only get pre-selected flights). Omelet was good!

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

For many years this was one of my favorite places in Princeton. It is no longer ideal for people who are looking for a quiet elegant dinner. I went more recently with a friend who wanted to watch the end of a game. It has...More

Thank Mariette R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

You won't ever forget your dining experience at this amazing restaurant with the beautiful colonial ambiance and the delicious food.

Thank butterflies33
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I like this restaurant! My boyfriend and I have been here twice for lunch within the last 6 months and we enjoyed our meal each time. The Sangria was a little watered down, but otherwise no complaints. Will go back again.

Thank jennymac923
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Elizabeth L
14 November 2016|
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
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
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 13:15
11:30 - 01:15
11:30 - 01:15
11:30 - 01:15
11:30 - 01:15
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
  • E-mail
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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