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The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub
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28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3293
+1 609-924-5555
11:30 - 01:15
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:15
Mon 11:30 - 13:15
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 01:15
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Princeton, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the A & B. Great craft beers. But I recently visitors and chose the special Fish & Chips. Honestly this was so disappointing. I prefer fish & chips crispy and these were so soft. Again I love the A & B but in my view they need to re-look at their fish & chip recipe.

Thank Gary S
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My favorite place for an informal dinner or just a couple of beers with friends. Music is a bit too laud, but the atmosphere is good. Beer selection is good!

Thank maxparucca
Ewing, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Princeton Bar! The atmosphere is great! No matter what bar you are sitting at (they have 2 bars), you are treated with respect. They have a great selection of craft beers on tap. Food is also great.

Thank Robert V
Satellite Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 4 was promptly seated and drinks were procured quickly. In fact, everything was quick, including our server's repeated offers to take our orders even though, we were not in a hurry. If there were people waiting, I would have understood, but it was a slow night. We finally ordered some appetizers and soon there after our meals.... More 

Thank Greg P
Burlington, New Jersey
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146 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a large group and they were very accommodating. Beer selection was ok but their flight restrictions are a bummer (can only get pre-selected flights). Omelet was good!

Thank Michelle P
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years this was one of my favorite places in Princeton. It is no longer ideal for people who are looking for a quiet elegant dinner. I went more recently with a friend who wanted to watch the end of a game. It has become a popular place for people who want a sports bar and also still for... More 

Thank Mariette R
Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You won't ever forget your dining experience at this amazing restaurant with the beautiful colonial ambiance and the delicious food.

Thank butterflies33
Staten Island, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this restaurant! My boyfriend and I have been here twice for lunch within the last 6 months and we enjoyed our meal each time. The Sangria was a little watered down, but otherwise no complaints. Will go back again.

Thank jennymac923
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

They seem to be an inBev house probably only use two different distributors but occasionally they have some out of the ordinary. The food menue is good and offers a variety of paub fav. I like the fish and chips. If you in the mood for a flight of beer they do that too but the bartenders didn't like doing... More 

Thank Cacao G
New Jersey, USA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I leave locally and avoided this restaurant for 25 years. But today, because of unfortunate circumstances, I had lunch there. It completely lived up to its poor reputation. Trying to play it safe, I only ordered potato soup. It looked and tasted like dirty dish water – horrible. I took one spoonful. The three other members of my party also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?