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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 good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“shepard's pie” (4 reviews)
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“steak salad” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were looking for a spot to have a nice snack and drink with our puppy outside. This was a great spot! Delaney was awesome, super attentive to our puppy and checked in on us frequently to make sure we were enjoying...More

Thank X2709UEaudreyb
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Room nearly empty on a Monday night; food took a while...Burger too dense to cook medium/rare; came out like a hockey puck. Salmon atop salad overcooked and dry. I doubt that there are any culinary school grads cooking in this kitchen.

Thank lori_and_maxwell
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Amid the plentiful choices, including the usual franchises, near the university & shops, with friendly service, a creative menu & good value, this classic informal pub was just what we were looking for on a college tour with our granddaughter.

Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I ate here after watching the Solar Eclipse. I needed a place that was moderately priced, and this place did the trick. I was seated right away. I got a shephard's pie. The presentation was okay, but when I looked at the food it did...More

Thank Matan O
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Inside is more spacious then I remember. Is a great dependable place for an enticing special. The steak salad is always good, with steak cooked to order.

Thank PattyV111
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Good place to hangout with friends. Casual not very formal. You will see a lot of college kids. Good food.

Thank idris b
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Was recommended this place for a vast selection of beers and good food. By the recommendation and name, I expected a bit higher scale place, but that's on me. Was warmly welcomed and seated during a busy Friday evening. had a nice beer as I...More

1  Thank ronencap
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

On Friday night took kids for dinner, a lot of places had waiting time at least 30 minuets, but this restaurant had couple free tables. Place is very nice, not very quiet but not too noisy, did not wait for drinks long, but it was...More

Thank Larissa921
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 8 October 2017 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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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
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:15
11:30 - 01:15
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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