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ONE 53

153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-1034
+1 609-921-0153
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blt” (7 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-1034
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Once again, some of the better restaurants in Princeton are outside of Princeton. We were not that hungry so only ate 2 small plates which were quite good: Grilled Halloumi wth Drunken Figs and Clams in White Wine sauce. Both were well prepared with interesting...More

Thank BrooklynBound2018
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We wanted a quiet table. Maybe not possible in the main dining room, but if you ask to be seated in the wine cellar, (and they're able to accommodate) you'll like it -- guaranteed! The servers were very attentive and friendly. LIKED the Grilled Halloumi...More

Thank Celeste P
Reviewed 17 June 2017

They have many interesting (and expensive) looking items on the menu, but trust me, the burgers here are damned near perfect. Dooked to perfection, the beef juicy and fresh, the brugers slightly mishapen indicating the fact that they were hand made and not stamped out...More

Thank ZenGolfGuy
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Unfortunately we did not find One 53 to be anything special and felt that it was one of the very rare highly rated Trip Advisor establishments that falls upwards thru the cracks. It does not matter as the enjoyment is on the tongue of the...More

1  Thank DanOwe
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Best to get small plates and share! Went with a group of girlfriends during a work trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the uniqueness of the menu

Thank dinap205
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We had an early dinner here not so long ago. Very friendly service, felt right at home. They have delicious cocktails, try the Crimson Crush! The appetizers of the day: mine were 7 shrimps in a spicy sauce, delicious! The hubby had Salmon tartare, not...More

Thank liseloresurinx
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Just a wonderful dining experience. Excellent service, very tasty food, good wine list. It's a little small and can be a bit noisy, but it's also a great place for a romantic evening

Thank Orren S
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The food was perfect except for the bread pudding. I can say the steak was great, rabbit, catfish and shrimp pasta were awesome. Escargot and smartbread excellent. Yes we all sampled each others food. And eating in the cellar surrounded by all that wine. Great...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Valet parking leads you to a front door greeted by gracious hosts as they open the curtain upon your arrival. The atmosphere, although cozy, is warm and good for a romantic evening out or to sit at a table with friends. The menu is limited...More

Thank RC21
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We drove by this place weekly to go to Princeton for so many years and one day we finally tried it. This was our second time there. The menu has good variety. We ordered the sweetbread for appetizer, I knew it was some sort of...More

Thank Bonnie T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-1034
    (Princeton Ave & Rt 518)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-0153
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ONE 53 is ninety-nine seats serving American/Euro Bistro cuisine in a relaxed restaurant atmosphere. Our menu features seasonally changing specials using only the best and freshest ingredients from trusted sources and locally when available . The restaurant features wines from the US and Europe along with a full bar offering a variety of traditional and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. We're located in Rocky Hill, just outside Princeton, NJ. We've received flattering reviews from the NYT, Star Ledger, Trenton Times, NJ Monthly and other local publications
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