Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn
3499 Route 1 South
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 452-2500
Fax: (609) 452-1371
Bars & Cafes
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe is a California-style cafe serving gourmet sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads, smoothies, desserts and coffee bar. Catering is available for all occasions and meetings.
Metro North serves Italian cuisine cooked lovingly and served in style. On offer are raviola, pasta, salads and pizzas at reasonable prices. The Calamari Toscano and the Veal Gnocchi are worth mentioning for their brilliant taste. The decor composed of red bricks is cozy and welcoming. The staff is polite. There is a bar too with a good selection of drinks. This is a good place to host events.
This brewery, pub and restaurant serves its own superb brews, as well as wines and spirits, and also offers extensive lunch, dinner and late night menus, with such offerings as an extensive list of appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees that include steaks, pasta dishes, cops, seafood, and much more.
Elements brings one closer to the elements of nature with food made from locally grown and freshly picked vegetables and meat. It takes a very healthy approach to cooking by preparing wholesome meals, most of which are vegetarian and vegan. The food is traditional American consisting of spaghetti, soup, sashimi and salads. There are tasting menus for all palates which can be shared by a group. Business meals are also provided which are very popular. The bar serves great wine and cocktails. Try the chocolate souffle for its rich chocolate taste. There are three rooms for hosting private events too, with Wi-Fi and TV facilities. An important feature is the Chef For A Day program that allows a guest to spend a day with Chef Scott Anderson learning and making recipes, followed by a nine course dinner. Do not miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime to showcase one's skills.
Tre Piani is a three storey Italian restaurant and bar in Princeton, that is well known for its outstanding Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. The menu comprises Prosciuto and Melon Carpaccio, Local Barnegat Flounder and Vegetable Cassoulet. The ingredients are locally purchased and hence fresh and natural. The bar scene is full of fun and sees lots of people having a great time. The patio outside is a good place to hang out in the sun, with plenty of fresh air. It is actually one of the best areas of the venue. The staff is approachable and friendly, while service is prompt. Be sure to book in advance to secure a place at this elite restaurant.
Salt Creek Grille is a wonderful to spend an evening relishing grilled food and wine in the company of friends. There is a Cheese Plate to start with followed by BBQ Chicken, Chicken Sandwich and Rock Shrimp rissoto. One should also try the popular Mashed Yukon Gold. There are ample gluten-free options in the menu too. The Salt Creek Grille also has a bar which serves fine cocktails and martinis. Sample the Bellini Martini and the signature SCG Perfect Margarita.
Ruth's Chris Steak House is the right place to have succulent steaks made from USDA prime steaks. Besides steaks one can also savor the eclectic selection of seafood including shrimp, lobster and house salads. The bar has won awards for its wine selection and the cocktails must also be tasted. The desserts are also worth trying out, especially the Caramelised Banana Cream Pie. They take order for catering and also host private events.
Eno Terra sits amidst lush surroundings in a beautiful mansion steeped in history. The majestic setting is just the beginning of your experience though. Drawing inspiration from the region's rich agricultural bounty, the restaurant presents a diverse menu of Italian specialties that offer a good mix of the traditional and modern preparations. Most of the kitchen's ingredients come from the restaurant's own Eno Terra Canal Farm with independent growers and suppliers also chipping in. The seasonally changing menu offers a good mix of classic and contemporary preparations, with seafood dominating the proceedings. The delightful wine list is a globe-trotting affair with American and Italian wines making up a major part of the list. A romantic charm envelopes you as you enter the historic building, with the wood-dominated interiors accentuating its striking features. An excellent bet for an intimate meal, Eno Terra is also apt for memorable group dinners and private functions. Check website for more.
This coffeehouse offers a wonderful array of fine coffee beverages, classic and gourmet sandwiches, soups, baked goods, pastries, cookies, pies, cakes, desserts, and more.
Rat's Restaurant in the middle of the Grounds for Sculpture is a romantic venue complete with a pond, a beautiful garden with sculptures, outdoor seating and French food. Imagine walking into a fairyland and eating a meal there- this is just what happens at Rat's Restaurant. The name is inspired by a fictional character who loved to host parties in the book The Wind in the Willows. The menu comprises of Caramelized Scallops, Maple Cured Pork Tenderloin and Pocono trout. There is a cocktail lounge too, which serves some outstanding cocktails and wines- befitting a celebratory meal. They also host events which is a great idea given the beauty of the venue. Dine here to recreate a scene out of a fiction novel!
Rocky Hill Inn Eatery & Tavern is a cozy neighbourhood bistro and pub, much loved by the localites. It features an extensive menu of wholesome food like Shepherd's Pie, Braised Short Rib, various meat burgers and quite a few salads. Here one can relax like in an English pub with the adjacent bar providing the beer on tap, TV screens and full Wi-Fi access for a fun time. Enjoy happy hours between 5p to 7p everyday. The outdoor patio is also a good place to unwind. Do not leave without trying out the Turkey Burger that is supposed to be one of a kind.
One of downtown Trenton's staple venues for live music, the Championship Sports Bar & Grill offers a sure way to have a winning, memorable evening. Open seven days a week, this bar also doubles up as a music venue, hosting some of the known as well as yet-to-be-known bands and musicians from the locality and beyond. Do stop by here if in Trenton, and truly experience the city's bar scene. Call to know more.