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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, ,
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good48%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“nachos” (11 reviews)
“zinger burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course there's no linen on the tables. You don't need no stinking linen! This is good feel good food where you can spend your time watching all college kids and their parents walking about. The service was very good especially understanding they were extremely...More

Thank Jrbunion
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on a recommendation and just loved it my wife had the sliders and I had the throwback burger we just loved the rest of my family went after we recommended and they loved it too great service great food

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just hung at the bar. Fun place with great bar service and friendly staff. Food looked good for a bar and reasonably priced.

Thank drbench400
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar situated in two adjoining old homes. The menu has lots of comfort foods on it. Our group had 2 different Mac-n-cheese dishes that were enjoyed but were too much to finish at one sitting. Yea lunch tomorrow. I had a burger that was...More

Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Passed by and restaurant looked like fun. Came with 3 of my Sassy Sisters group. When we saw the Nacho presentation we were blown away. People walking by stopped to look at the Nacho dish. We had the Mac & Cheese, Black Bean Burger, the...More

Thank obamagal
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The beer selection is top notch, and I'm a big fan of the decor. It very easily transitions over to a full blown bar at night when the kitchen closes. When its nice out, they open the patio up and it can be a really...More

Thank Jared S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I've heard many great things about their burgers so i decided to give it a try. Plain straight forward menu- very very thick and juicy burgers. 10/10 would recommend the burgers! Cocktails and beers were also fantastic. So many beers and flights to chose from...More

Thank Daniela L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I just love this place. We usually go there Wed evening and over the weekend. Beer on the tap collection is always amazing; staff is one of the friendliest around and music is great. Crowd is another factor to enjoy this place as it's not...More

Thank Ahematul
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I was out and about shopping so stopped in for a burger. I was close to a window so I watched all the lovely Princeton people walk by while listening to my book. It was a wonderful experience all around. A rare occasion for me...More

Thank Lydia O
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch as we were a little limited due to the dogs. The menu was more or less a standard brunch, had an omelette with regular mimosas, nothing out of the ordinary but tasted good.

Thank traveling_jeannie
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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
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
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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