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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

) #24 of 153 Restaurants in Princeton $$ - $$$ American, ,
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“nachos” (10 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:15All hours
American, Bar, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love this place. We usually go there Wed evening and over the weekend. Beer on the tap collection is always amazing; staff is one of the friendliest around and music is great. Crowd is another factor to enjoy this place as it's not...More

Thank Ahematul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was out and about shopping so stopped in for a burger. I was close to a window so I watched all the lovely Princeton people walk by while listening to my book. It was a wonderful experience all around. A rare occasion for me...More

Thank Lydia O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Sunday Brunch as we were a little limited due to the dogs. The menu was more or less a standard brunch, had an omelette with regular mimosas, nothing out of the ordinary but tasted good.

Thank traveling_jeannie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined as a family here. The menu while featuring gourmet burgers also has other interesting selections. We ordered Shepherd's pie, lamb Irish stew and a turkey avocado sandwich. for appetizer we had buffalo wings. Everything was perfect and Delicious. The Shepard's Pie was large....More

Thank hawaiiansurf8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

College pub feel but not rowdy on a summer Friday night. I enjoyed a few drinks and the bartender was friendly and attentive.

Thank cmmcgee
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Walking around Princeton on a hot day, I wanted a reasonably priced restaurant that was not one of the many pizzerias that cater to students. This is a cute historical building. The atmosphere for lunch is combo pub and sports bar. There are two TVs...More

Thank suzyd43
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We had excellent salads at this place. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I had a Mediterranean Caesar, which was a Caesar with some Greek additions. It is a nice place in a nice area.

Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A&B is an old favorite of mine. The remodeling has turned it from a local pub into a landmark. I highly recommend the wings, pretzels, and nachos. There's a quieter room in back and a more active bar in the room facing Witherspoon street. Both...More

Thank Roland P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We used to go there often for the good food, cozy ambience and central location, in the heart of Princeton. The restaurant used to have a casual section, a bar/dining area and a dining room. Now the first two sections have been opened up to...More

Thank snowhite22
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Considering we've been in the Princeton area for more than 10 years, it surprised us we had never been to the A&B. We dropped in for lunch on Memorial Day and found the food and the service to be quite good. The broth in the...More

Thank serenitywriter
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Elizabeth L
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
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, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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.
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