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ONE 53

153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-1034
+1 609-921-0153
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (10 reviews)
“blt” (7 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Hours
American, European, Gluten Free Options
153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-1034
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Ate lunch here with a group of co-workers. Service was slow, mostly inattentive even though the restaurant wasn’t all that busy. There was absolutely NO sense of welcome or warmth from any of the staff. I ordered the Swiss-mushroom-caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwich. It was,...More

Thank WasOnce
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This restaurant does a lot right! They recently added valet parking which makes getting in and out of the small lot and minimal area parking CONVENIENT! They have a charming bar and a solid wine selection. The ambiance is very cozy with big floor to...More

Thank Cathleen H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

As the author of "Goodbye Fatness, Hello Gorgeous!" I look for eateries that fit into my healthy lifestyle. I lost 125 pounds and wish to keep it off. This restaurant is perfect. Lots of choices, including healthy ones! Portions are generous, but easy enough to...More

Thank stevemartinfanatic
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

One53 is one of the top places to eat in the area by far. Fabulous menu that changes regularly but also keeps it's specialties on the menu, like the unbelievable pork chop and the fabulous burgers. Fresh pasta is amazing and desserts too. Craig the...More

Thank Maryann P
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Once again, some of the better restaurants in Princeton are outside of Princeton. We were not that hungry so only ate 2 small plates which were quite good: Grilled Halloumi wth Drunken Figs and Clams in White Wine sauce. Both were well prepared with interesting...More

Thank BrooklynBound2018
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We wanted a quiet table. Maybe not possible in the main dining room, but if you ask to be seated in the wine cellar, (and they're able to accommodate) you'll like it -- guaranteed! The servers were very attentive and friendly. LIKED the Grilled Halloumi...More

Thank Celeste P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

They have many interesting (and expensive) looking items on the menu, but trust me, the burgers here are damned near perfect. Dooked to perfection, the beef juicy and fresh, the brugers slightly mishapen indicating the fact that they were hand made and not stamped out...More

Thank ZenGolfGuy
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Unfortunately we did not find One 53 to be anything special and felt that it was one of the very rare highly rated Trip Advisor establishments that falls upwards thru the cracks. It does not matter as the enjoyment is on the tongue of the...More

1  Thank DanOwe
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Best to get small plates and share! Went with a group of girlfriends during a work trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the uniqueness of the menu

Thank dinap205
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had an early dinner here not so long ago. Very friendly service, felt right at home. They have delicious cocktails, try the Crimson Crush! The appetizers of the day: mine were 7 shrimps in a spicy sauce, delicious! The hubby had Salmon tartare, not...More

Thank liseloresurinx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 45
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-1034
    (Princeton Ave & Rt 518)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-0153
  • E-mail
ONE 53 is ninety-nine seats serving American/Euro Bistro cuisine in a relaxed restaurant atmosphere. Our menu features seasonally changing specials using only the best and freshest ingredients from trusted sources and locally when available . The restaurant features wines from the US and Europe along with a full bar offering a variety of traditional and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. We're located in Rocky Hill, just outside Princeton, NJ. We've received flattering reviews from the NYT, Star Ledger, Trenton Times, NJ Monthly and other local publications
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