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Progressive American. BYOB.
The decor, the food, and the formal atmosphere at Acacia seem much
more Manhattan than Princeton, yet portions are generous. Lunch,
to Friday, dinner daily.
609-799-2715. American. Liquor license.
Enjoy 20 draught beers on tap at this "public country club,"
located between Route 571 and Village Road — and the working
on a chilly night. Lunch daily, and dinners from Thursday to Sunday.
732-355-0410. Liquor license. www.t2restaurants.com
Regional Italian cooking with fresh ingredients in an upscale casual
atmosphere — white cloths covered with white paper. The chef is
Michael Coury, who owned the innovative owned Nodo’s on Witherspoon.
Open weekdays for lunch, daily for dinner.
609-897-0091. Also, the Princeton Arms Shopping Center, 609-426-0020.
Antonio Gonzalez, owner-chef, offers dinner entrees from $10 to $25,
so this eatery can do for a quick bite or a nice evening out. Open
daily for lunch and dinner.
Windsor. 609-936-0900. BYOB. Website: www.carluccisgrill.com
The signature dish is Chicken Santa Lucia — grilled breast sauteed
with roasted peppers, broccoli rabe, sun-dried tomatoes, topped with
smoked mozzarella in a marinara sauce, served on a bed of farfalle.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Marco Gonzalez is open for lunch and dinner daily for pizza plus such
entrees as chicken marsala, veal scallopini, and special treatments
of fettuccini, ravioli, and lobster.
Regional American. Liquor license. www.forsgatecc.com.
Stirling’s, a formal dining room in the country club tradition, is
open for lunch from Tuesday to Friday and dinner Tuesday to Sunday.
The early bird special is a three-course meal for $20 including tax
and tip, and the Sunday brunch is $26. Entrees are priced from $16.
The Tartan Grille is an inexpensive way to enjoy the beautiful
of the Forsgate club. Dinner entrees start at $8 with all-you-can
eat prime rib on Fridays for $17.
American. Liquor license. Smoking section. www.gtcharleys.com.
Steak and seafood served in an atmosphere livened by antique
pictures, and a working fireplace. Entrees run from $14 to $22,
the benchmark prime rib. Open daily except Christmas Day for lunch
Chinese. BYOB. Smoking section.
The eggplant is spectacular here, and the decor is serene and spare.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Try the seaweed salad with ginger
garlic dressing and the whole fish.
Princeton’s upscale Japanese restaurant, complete with sushi bar,
creates a haven of quietude. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and
dinner plus Sunday dinner.
Center. 609-924-8001. Chinese. BYOB.
An extensive and mainly Cantonese menu. Open daily for lunch and
with dim sum brunches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
29, Trenton. 609-396-8878. Spanish, Portugese. Liquor license.
Gigantic piles of authentic Spanish and Portugese food such as paella
and mariscadas are the hallmark of this eatery. Entrees run from $11
to $27. Open for lunch on weekdays and dinner daily. On first and
third Wednesdays, see flamenco dancing.
Enjoy a variety of low-fat, health choices made with organic wholesome
ingredients and including some vegetarian and vegan dishes. Open daily
(with lunch buffet) for lunch and dinner. This is the closest
within walking distance to McCarter Theater.
732-246-3111. French Creole. Liquor license. www.oldbay.com
Reminiscent of New Orleans, this is a casual restaurant where
circumvents stress. The American Creole menu avoids excessive spices.
The taste, however, is definitely Louisiana. Good selection of 24
beers on tap. The Bourbon Street Cafe has live music on weekends.
908-431-4233. Irish/Scottish American.
Choose the casual pub for lunch and dinner daily or fine dining in
the Black Watch restaurant. Look for British ales and a Scottish ale
soup, with tangy cheeses and rich cream, or fish & chips. From the
grill are salmon with lemon vodka sauce and baby back ribs with Black
and Tan barbecue sauce.
A banquet facility for groups of from 50 to 400 people. With an
terrace and moderate prices, it has been catering for weddings, bar
mitzvahs, retirement, and all-occasion parties for 50 years.
Dine outdoors when it’s hot, or by the fireplace when it’s not. Recent
renovations have added some tables indoors and out, but the hefty
drinks with steaks, seafood, and a salad bar still attract a regular
following for business lunches. Smoking section. Open daily for lunch
Middle Eastern. BYOB.
Authentic Lebanese fare, popular with the Montgomery Theater pre-movie
crowd. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday.
Rocky Hill. 609-683-8930. Southwest American. Liquor license.
American cuisine with a southwest touch — overstuffed burritos
and other southwest specialties plus grilled steaks, chicken, seafood,
and pasta. Smoking section in bar; 24 beers on tap or in bottles.
Open weekdays for lunch and dinner, for dinner on weekends.
Granted four stars by the Star Ledger. Weekday lunch buffet and
and Sunday brunch.
Japanese. Liquor license.
Authentic Japanese fare (sushi, teriyaki, tempura, et cetera) plus
a large room full of hibachi tables, tatami rooms, and a sushi bar.
Open for lunch on weekdays, for dinner daily.
609-882-3760. American. BYOB.
A favorite is the bread bar — four kinds of fresh-baked bread
and four butter spreads. On the menu, many salads and pastas, plus
such items as chicken marsala and various kebabs. Open Monday to
for lunch and dinner.
A very pleasant spot, with a decor designed to emphasize calm serenity
and genuinely friendly service. The menu pays attention to your health
and is very tasty besides. There is also a sushi bar. Open for lunch
(including the lunch buffet) and dinner daily.
Fair (609-897-7979). Japanese.
A price performer, and the sushi here meets high standards. Open daily
for lunch, dinner, and takeout. Cash only.
Ray and Elsie Pang’s menu features aromas of coconut and lemon.
will do well here, with one selection being fried bean curd with
sauce. For dessert, enjoy Thai coffee with tropical fruits in wine
Eclectic cuisine includes a sushi bar plus continental, Italian, and
Oriental dishes. The buffet is billed as the largest in town. Open
Shopping Center, West Windsor. 609-683-1600. www.mccaffreys.com
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