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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: Right on the Main Street of Princeton. Service: Friendly and professional. Everyone smiles. Facilities: Air Conditioned inside, cafe tables for 4-6 outside. Value: This restaurant has a friendly, neighborhood feel. We were surprised that they have no liquor license, but they suggested a liquor...store 3 doors down the street that had decent selection and prices on chilled white wine. If you BYOB, the wait staff will open the bottle and provide wine glasses and an ice bucket. We started with garlic wine mussels and bread, then she had the étouffée with shrimp, mussels and crawfish, I had trout amandine. Portions were generous, we took home half for the next day. Pro tip: Two people could split one appetizer and one entree and still be well fed. Also, the BYOB policy saves wine drinkers $25-35 over what a restaurant would typically charge for wine.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprised at the lack of presentation on the plate. For $40 a plate I expected more. Food tasted good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

This is the second time I am reviewing Blue Point Grill. We frequent the restaurant soften and it never ceases to amaze with its deliciously fresh fish and wonderful service. My boys and I went on a Tuesday night and had the best oysters we’ve...ever had. The sampler is a must if you are an oyster lover. The jalapeño lime shrimp is also one of the best appetizers on the menu. I had sea scallops with baked sweet potato and my sons each had the grilled tuna and blackened mahi. All of us enjoyed our meals thoroughly. It was beautiful eating outside and we loved our server. Don’t miss the rooftop!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

When I first walked into Blue Point Grill, the maître d’ asked whether I preferred the dining room or the roof. I requested his recommendation and without a word, the hostess led me outside around the side of the building to stairs. On a clear...evening with the temperature around 70, the combination of an upbeat crowd and a view over Nassau Street was perfect. I ordered the Alaskan Sable. One of my dinner companions selected the Florida Mahi Mahi and the other the Florida Red Snapper. The verdict was unanimous: well prepared and simply delicious. We all landed on the same dessert, Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake and again, we all were in consensus that it was delectable. Service was friendly and attentive. The only flaw was the bread brought to the table was a little on the stale side. My recommendation is when you are in Princeton, make Blue Point Grill your Best Friend for Fish.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2021

Love the BYOB! Clam chowder - very good with a nice amount of meat. The fish entrees were excellent. The only disappointment was the size of the desserts - Very Small for $9. Highly recommend, just skip the desserts!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 September 2021

If you want simple elegance and seafood, this is the place to go. It is largely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Princeton and I think it's true, but they still have some work to do around the edges. The food is always...prepared to feature the seafood, with minimal dressing up. It is BYOB, something that is embraced with vigor. The service was a little inattentive. I am generally forgiving in COVID times, but was disappointed that the server did not think to ask us if we wanted an ice bucket. It seems this was an absolute for the tables surrounding us. The octopus was too oily. On the other hand, I enjoyed my halibut, my husband his steak, and the key lime was excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

A varied and nice menu, lots of outdoor seating and attentive service. However, the food was a bit disappointing. The disappointments started with the bread, which was still cold from the refrigerator. The goat cheese salad had little if any dressing. The lemon butter sole...was devoid of any seasoning and lemon flavor. On a positive note, the lobster bisque was good with lots of lobster pieces. Also good was their version of shrimp and crawfish etoufee, which was cooked perfectly. All in all, a mixed experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here. The appetizers of calamari and crab dip where fresh and hot and tasty. We had four different fish and all were done well. The only issue was that the service was a little slow. Over all and great dinning...experienceMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

A great sellection of seafood from around the world. It is simple as seafood should be and well cooked which the important part. Faultless really, everything we had was great and we left nothing behind. Service was prompt and very courteous, advice given when asked...for without being intrusive. Waiter was brilliant, even when one item from our starters was ommited by mistake he apologised profusely and when the bill was brought he actually brought the ommitted item in a take out bag on the house. This was amazing gesture never encountered anywhere I have been in the world.. well done and thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was a great experience. Although it was very packed when I got there and I was told I would have to wait from 6 to 9 PM in order to dine in, one of the hostess went and found me a seat. I...enjoyed every bit of my meal. The food was highly satisfying and service matched above adequate. Food came out fast and steamy. I purchased the Crawfish Étouffée. It had shrimp, crawfish, sausage, clams, and rice. First time eating clams and it was great. I am from Louisiana and did not expect the seafood to be up to par. Great price for the meal and service as well.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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The restaurant is on the main drag of Princeton, called Nassau Street. Lake Carnige is near by, but restaurant is not on the lake. They serve food outside, as well as in doors. The food is great, but the place is small... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4