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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

) #31 of 152 Restaurants in Princeton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Pub
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
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28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just what I was looking for, a casual pub with good food. Bars front and rear, cafe tables and nice outdoor seating in the heart of Princeton. The Chef's Special salad was wonderful: arugula with roasted asparagus, crisp prosciutto, shaved Asiago in a light vinaigrette;...More

Thank esrtraveler
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I love the A & B. Great craft beers. But I recently visitors and chose the special Fish & Chips. Honestly this was so disappointing. I prefer fish & chips crispy and these were so soft. Again I love the A & B but in...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My favorite place for an informal dinner or just a couple of beers with friends. Music is a bit too laud, but the atmosphere is good. Beer selection is good!

Thank maxparucca
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A great Princeton Bar! The atmosphere is great! No matter what bar you are sitting at (they have 2 bars), you are treated with respect. They have a great selection of craft beers on tap. Food is also great.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our party of 4 was promptly seated and drinks were procured quickly. In fact, everything was quick, including our server's repeated offers to take our orders even though, we were not in a hurry. If there were people waiting, I would have understood, but it...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Came here with a large group and they were very accommodating. Beer selection was ok but their flight restrictions are a bummer (can only get pre-selected flights). Omelet was good!

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

For many years this was one of my favorite places in Princeton. It is no longer ideal for people who are looking for a quiet elegant dinner. I went more recently with a friend who wanted to watch the end of a game. It has...More

Thank Mariette R
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You won't ever forget your dining experience at this amazing restaurant with the beautiful colonial ambiance and the delicious food.

Thank butterflies33
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I like this restaurant! My boyfriend and I have been here twice for lunch within the last 6 months and we enjoyed our meal each time. The Sangria was a little watered down, but otherwise no complaints. Will go back again.

Thank jennymac923
Reviewed 20 February 2017

They seem to be an inBev house probably only use two different distributors but occasionally they have some out of the ordinary. The food menue is good and offers a variety of paub fav. I like the fish and chips. If you in the mood...More

Thank Cacao G
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Elizabeth L
Do you all have a private room?
15 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
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 13:15
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.