Princeton Magazine | Plate to Date: Mistral’s Smoked Salmon Tartine

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Location: 66 Witherspoon Street (near Palmer Square), Princeton, NJ; (609) 688-8808


Nestled next to Palmer Square, Mistral Restaurant represents the best of Princeton’s dining scene. Home for international palates and modern tastes, Mistral features seasonal and creative small plates courtesy of their chef de cuisine Ben Nerenhausen. Spending much of his childhood overseas in places like Pakistan and Egypt, Nerenhausen’s entrees incorporate local foods with global cooking techniques inspired by his travels. The results are innovative and eclectic dishes that mirror Nerenhausen’s diverse background.

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Mistral review By Rosie Saferstein of NJ Monthly

Mistral review By Rosie Saferstein of NJ Monthly

There is nothing ordinary about Mistral in Princeton. The food is exciting, the décor dramatic and the service attentive. Our visit was a “ladies that lunch, disregard the diet day,” where we feasted and had a most delicious time.
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Elements Named 23rd In OAD’s Top 100 U.S. Restaraunts

This restaurant has quietly moved up our list from a ranking of 30 in 2010; given recent reviews, it seems poised to crack our top 20 in 2014. At the heart of chef Scott Anderson’s success are the terrific ingredients that come from the Garden State, which he utilizes in dishes like diver scallops harvested from the Jersey Shore and served with ham, split peas and morels, and Anderson’s rice-less mushroom risotto – finely diced mushrooms, mushroom broth, tomato, parmesan and white truffles. Comments were effusive: “absolutely a top-notch dining experience driven by creativity and a dedication to acquiring the best product”; “I’ve eaten at the chef’s table on six different occasions and it keeps getting better”; and “the most creative restaurant between New York and Washington, D.C., and absolutely worth a special trip.” The restaurant is moving into a new location in the spring of 2015.

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