351 Franklin Street
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Phone: (609) 448-7399
Fax: (609) 448-4571
Located close to the Brainerd Lake, the The Cranbury Inn is a turn of the century restaurant and event space which has been around since the mid 1700s. The inn consists of two stage coaches and a huge hall space which was built later to replace a big barn which had been destroyed in a fire in the year 1902. Today, these classy, magnificent spaces are used, not just for dining, but also for private parties, wedding receptions and similar events.
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.
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.
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.
Mafalda's offers delectable Italian cuisine and a wonderful selection of sumptuous appetizers including Seafood Antipasto, Spring Salad, Clams Casino Oreganato, Crab Avocado, Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Roasted Beet Salad. Other mouth-watering entrees served at Mafalda's include Tripe fra Diavolo, Fried Gnocchi Mozzarella, Chicken on the Bone, Linguine Lettera and Alaskan Cod Italiano.
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.
A quintessential Italian restaurant, Spigola Ristorante offers a classy venue to enjoy an Italian meal in peace. The elegant decor and wood-paneled flooring add even more charm to this otherwise tasteful place. The menu Italian in nature brings the choicest selection of risotto and pasta along with steaks and chops which are the new entrants. Enjoy Ostriche Cocktail or oysters along with a Linguine Pescatore- a seafood pasta. Add to this a range of specialty martinis, wines and liqueurs and one is all set to have some fun. There is dancing too with the occasional live music thrown in. The waiters are extra-friendly which contributes to an even better time here.
Soonja's Cuisine offers scrumptious sushi and Asian fusion meals. Regular visitors offer a lot of praise for their red snapper teriyaki, bibimbap, Korean rice cake and tofu stew.
Number 1 Asian Bistro is an inexpensive Chinese place that dishes up sumptuous Chinese delicacies. The decor has been designed in retro style and has a casual atmosphere. Takeout and delivery option is also available here.
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.
The raw bar in the Blue Point Grill is particularly popular for its selection of fish and seafood. A casual diner, one can relish delicious food at reasonable prices. The Clam Chowder and Maryland Crab Cakes are spectacular. This is a BYOB place, therefore be warned and carry a bottle along. Private events are held here with the staff paying attention to the tiniest of details in order to make the occasion a success.
This thriving family-run restaurant has been serving lip-smacking delicious hoagies to Princeton's hungry diners since the early 1970s when it was first established. This humble little eatery offers diners a selection of hoagies stuffed with scrumptious fillings like Provolone cheese, roast beef, Bologna, Egg Salad, bacon, Hot Pastrami and fried flounder. Apart from their legendary hoagies, Hoagie Haven also serves up a variety of tasty sandwiches, sides and salads for a more complete meal. Hearty, delicious and oh so good, a meal at Hoagie Haven is sure to first awaken and then thoroughly satiate your gluttonous side.