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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 June 2022

Brick Farm Taven is a favourite restaurant with a nice location and easy drive from Princeton University. The food is high quality using fresh, seasonal ingredients and staff are professional and friendly. Hightly recommended but book ahead.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

I've been to the Brick Farm Tavern many times and this one was very disappointing. I was hoping for a nice birthday celebration and should have been clued in when parking was an issue. I'm assuming they removed the valet due to the pandemic, but...the place is not set up well for self park. Because there is now outdoor seating, the amount of people has more than doubled. It used to be a quaint place for a nice dinner and now it is just chaos. I have to say the food was good up until dessert. The crème Brule was basically egg custard with burnt sugar. Service was okay but way too much time between courses. Bread plate was a joke. There were 4 of us and we received 3 small pieces of different types of bread. I suspect it is the same size give for tables of 2. Spending so much on a dinner, I expect more and unlikely we'll return unless they rethink their customer experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022

I'm been in the restaurant many times also during the pandemic and always, always is a great experience. plates are good amazing flavor, new flavor, nothing is over cook or over seasoned like other said in their comments. Service is super good, i recommended this...restaurant 100%, and i'm not living in the area, i drive 1 hr just to go to the restaurant. I HOPE NEVER GET DISSAPOINTED WITH THIS RESTAURANT.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

Visited for lunch during a work event. The place is cool. The menu was set for the event, however the food was perfectly prepared and served. Staff was actually very knowledgeable and professional. I truly enjoyed and will return.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Disappointed. Went for a birthday celebration. Have visited before and had wonderful experiences. This time not so much. We asked that our appetizers be served before soup and salad but everything was served at once. The “shareable” cheese plate was embarrassingly tiny and the “shareable”...salad pretty small. Rigatoni bolognese was bland and not hot. Chocolate mousse was delicious, banana pudding not so much. Server was smarmy and disingenuous. And - they added the 20% tip”for parties of 6+” despite the fact that we were a party of 5. Probably won’t visit again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022

The last time I ate here, I was convinced that the restaurant was one of the best in NJ. I chose it as my birthday meal this year for that very reason. It was okay. Like other places service was slow, so I assumed that...this farm-to-table actually went to the farm to get our food. We have a lot of tolerance for this during COVID-19, but it is always noticeable when multiple tables come in and exit before you, when you have similar orders to those other tables. It's as if they thought it would be fine to ignore us. We were out by the back. Drinks were divine and the bartenders at Brick Farm are talented. I tried to have them make something that was a bartenders favorite, having a raste for rye, but was advised that the more creative bartender wasn't there and to stick with what was on the menu. The server recommended good picks, so I walked away satisfied. The food was okay, a little underwhelming for my tastes, especially at the steep prices commanded at this restaurant. It was cooked well, but the flavors were almost too subtle for my taste. Broken bathrooms meant a wait in the restaurant. It was nice to dine underneath the tent.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 22 November 2021

We were at the Brick Farm Tavern on a Sunday and had a very enjoyable meal. Our waitress, Annmarie, was helpful describing cocktails and menu items. She also was kind in turning off the blasting music which was ruining the atmosphere of this lovely restaurant....We ordered their fish and chips, shortribs as well as their Snitzel dishes. All were delicious, and their chocolate cake for desert was a perfect ending to our meal.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

Sadly no longer the wonderfully authentic, creative, fresh farm to table restaurant at the heart of the community. Has sadly become the likes of a catering venue. Only interested in big events, forgetting about the individuals and families that supported it in growth and through...COVID. Now you can’t get a table unless you are booking an event. Even the food and energy has suffered.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Terrible on every level- food, service, lighting, timing, price, and again FOOD! Overcooked. Under seasoned. Over priced. Everything was sweet. Wilted, Dry. Cold. Wildly overrated. Also since when does “farm to table” involve $18 plastic bag drink “pouches” (2 drinks per) with a huge actual...plastic straw?More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

We absolutely loved out time at the Brick Farm Tavern. We went for brunch on an early Sunday afternoon and it was packed. Thankfully we managed to get seats at the bar. The bar tenders were so busy making delicious looking cocktails but still managed...to take good care of us. The draft beer selection was amazing with three from a brewery right behind the tavern. Our food was so good my wife had a burger made from local grass fed beef, probably the best burger we ever had, and I had a croque madame which filled me half way through but I couldn't stop eating till I finished. Can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Service and drinks were excellent and the more informal setting outdoors under the tent just perfect for a beautiful Friday evening. We were here years ago under a different chef and at the time we thought the food while fresh and local, lacked taste. That...has not changed, although the prices now are more reasonable. Solid but room for improvement, although the best drinks around this area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Great service. Delicious food. Drinks were interesting (thx for the paper straw!) and the menu was creative. The gazpacho was rather tasteless but my husband enjoyed the steak. I really really loved the snow pea raviolli with mushrooms. Would have been amazing with...crusty bread for the broth, but they had none. No worries. It was filling. The cornmeal pound cake dessert was very dry and a bit too dense. There was something missing, but I still enjoyed it. Food was really beautiful. I hope to return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 May 2021

We dined at the Brick Farm Tavern on Mother's Day, when the staff was pushed to the limit by a huge but socially distanced crowd. The hummus and empanadas were fine choices while the homemade soft pretzel bits were merely okay. We were both pleased...with the mushroom ravioli entree. The pasta was light and properly cooked, and the mushroom sauce was extremely good. The "strawberry shortcake" dessert was fine but was more of a raspberry shortcake. The rhubarb bread pudding was excellent. Prices are relatively low given the quality of the food. The wine and beer selection is quite good. We sat outdoors under a tent and wouldn't do that again on a chilly day. The space heaters weren't getting the job done. Next time, indoors. All in all, a pleasant experience in an extremely casual setting.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021

Went for early evening cocktails and small plates. The setting was wonderful. Tent was spacious, seating well spaced, and scenery lovely. The drinks were great. Small plates were meh. I feel like they try way too hard to come up with overly pretentious dishes, which...would be fine but the results are not phenomenal. Service was a little too attentive and did not quite take the hint that we were interesting in enjoying a leisurely evening after a year of quarantine. There was no obvious need for the table, so it was a little annoying.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

Craft beer that is local, chicken liver app was amazing as was the squash ravioli, service was also exquisite. We will be back. Check out the distillery outback.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Should be fine, I have worn nice jeans and a button down in the dining room.
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