Food & Drink in Princeton

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Chef Bobby Trigg and his team of culinary savants unite French and American flavors to form a menu that has garnered praise from the New York Times. Diners can sip beverages from home alongside appetizers such as the chipotle-crab-and-wild-mushroom tortilla ($13)—adorned with black-bean salsa and avocado before being deprived of its umbrella and caught in a chipotle drizzle. The menu's mushroom and salad section woos taste buds with bold moves, such as pairing roasted portobello bisque with sumptuous goat cheese and fried leeks ($8). Seafood and meat entrees negotiate twists on classic dishes, performing feats of diplomacy between international flavors as in the grilled breast of duck in chipotle-brandy reduction ($28), served with duck confit risotto and a silken kerchief from the maharaja of Lemuria. Chefs roast the baby rack of New Zealand lamb in a mustard-basil crust alongside pineapple slices ($31), served with spiced yam and red-pepper-infused demi-glace.

32 Witherspoon St
Princeton,
NJ
US

Since locally crafted microbrews with delicate, complex flavors take years to perfect, and because you're not likely to possess the license required to run a brewery, it's more economical and rewarding to let someone else do it for you. With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of locally brewed beers and tasty eats at Triumph Brewing Company. Taste the ethereal spectrum of hoppy goodness with friends, and put gourmet fuel in your tank for all-night conversation and heated surgery competitions. If she says yes, she is into you. Also, you are at a Star Wars convention, not a bar, and you probably shouldn’t be drinking.

138 Nassau St
Princeton,
NJ
US

There's literally no sweeter war won than cupcake war. Just ask Ruthie and Ron Bzdewka, who in 2008 founded House of Cupcakes in Princeton, New Jersey after taking home top honors from the second season of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. The owners' cupcakes are even more in demand than they were before their victory on the show, which is why they now fling them at celebrities during special events including the MTV Music Awards. The secret to Ruthie and Ron's success: their grandma's cupcake recipe, which is the basis for increasing selection of more than 45 unique flavors, such as the award-winning Espresso Brownie, Salted Caramel, and Coconut Vanilla Snowball.

Not limiting their expertise to cupcake orders, baked goods-lovers can delight their palette with the tastes of other creations, including push-pops, cake-pops, cookies, mini-cupcakes, gourmet banana pudding, and brownies. Gourmet handmade ice cream sandwiches are also available, and are made from scratch with a choice from 15 different cookies, brownies, and 30+ ice cream flavors. Their large selection can be produced into custom orders for any event, such as color-coordinated cupcakes for weddings, logo-emblazoned pull-apart cakes for corporate outings, and tailored treats for baby showers or birthdays.

30 Witherspoon St.
Princeton,
NJ
US

Property Location
When you stay at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal in Princeton, you'll be in the suburbs and close to Herrontown Woods Arboretum and Princeton University. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Princeton University Stadium and Princeton University.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 290 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find indoor tennis courts, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Princeton? This hotel has 35000 square feet (3150 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.

100 College Road East
Princeton,
NJ
US

Golden splatters of magma embellish the eatery's fire-red walls and draw eyes to the back of the dining room, where a 10-foot-high volcano pulses with flames. Well, it's actually a custom oven, but it houses real hot lava rocks designed to cook up to 10 large Mediterranean-inspired pies in two minutes flat.

Chefs top dough made fresh daily with eclectic ingredients ranging from grilled eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes to smoked gouda and meatballs. Sharing space inside the specialty oven are vulcanas, similar to calzones and jam-packed with meats, veggies, and gooey cheese. Other fare includes certified Angus beef burgers and pitawiches, all aptly washed down with chilly fountain drinks sourced from Magma Pizza & Pita's sister restaurant, located inside of a real underground igloo.

445 Nassau Park Blvd
Princeton,
NJ
US

Chocolate Lovers Club is a haven for cacao enthusiasts throughout the Princeton area. Regular meet ups, ranging from classes and tastings to date nights for couples, aim to educate attendees about the rich treat and provide them with hours of delicious fun. Themed tastings broaden palates' horizons with samples made in different countries around the world. Beverage-pairing events introduce participants to the harmonies between wine and chocolate or more unconventional marriages of beer, cheese, and chocolate. On Thursday and Friday nights, a dessert caf? supplies opportunities to indulge in hot-fudge sundaes, chocolate nachos, and the glories of using chocolate syrup as shampoo.

106 Stanhope St.
Princeton,
NJ
US