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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

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28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
11:30 - 01:15
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:15
Mon 11:30 - 13:15
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 01:15
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is fine. The food is decent and the price is reasonable. I like the atmosphere. It's a fun place.

Thank JonDkinn
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great pub style menu. Service was very good and food was fresh. Nachos superb! Great ambiance.Cool location.

Thank chardy49
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Nice decor combined with an extensive list of beer, nice staff and interesting crowd makes for a must stop in Princeton.

Thank Marc V
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you are sensitive to high volume noise - from people and background music, you might have a hard time here. Food is fine -- a little on the creative side for this setting (which is actually a nice surprise space) but the farm-to-table and artisanal labels on items surprised me. Service was friendly but unskilled, without knowledge of ingredients... More 

Thank mammag27
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Its pretty casual but a good place to stop in if you like lots of choices of craft beers. The food is decent as I have ordered a number of different things of the menu and although they might not be a ten they were not a disappointment. Lots of people seem to come and go here so it can... More 

Thank MB2034
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This a quaint old building on the main drag Witherspoon. very colonial with a nice outdoor eating area as well

Thank SalandLiz
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The restaurant has a wonderful menu and an ambience that will make you look forward to a return visit.

Thank Prestinna
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I had been to the Alchemist and Barrister a couple of times in the past with my sister when I was visiting Princeton. The food this time was a disappointment . My daughter and I ordered salads full of something called Jobs Tears, a grain I have never encountered. It may be healthy but it was very bland and undercooked.... More 

Thank 763lydiap
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great spot for casual night out. Solid burgers and wide variety of beer selections. Appropriate for family dining.

Thank Jill T
Princeton, New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I like the food at the A&B as locals call it. There is a great Patio outside where you can have lunch or dinner and also inside rooms for dining. The new bar area is especially appealing.

Thank Carol7236

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?