Elements Restaurant

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1648 reviews
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Executive Chef Scott Anderson chose the name "elements" for the restaurant because he is passionate about sourcing fresh, local, organic ingredients and sustainably raised meats and seafood. He wants the very elements of your meal to play a major role in the taste of it. Then he and his team work to reveal the complementary flavor dimensions inherent in the elements by skillfully combining them—often in edgy new ways. Restaurant menus change constantly here, making this the dinner restaurant that is excitingly different every time you return.

If you're a foodie, you want to know where—and how--your food grew. It's fascinating, it's a good health practice and it provides extra pleasure from everyday experiences, like a meal with friends. elements is the American restaurant serving local steak and seafood, but with global influences in seasoning and cooking methods. A true culinary adventure!

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

We will be offering a 3-course brunch menu priced at $69 per person on Sunday, April 21st. There will be a $39 children's menu for kids 12 and under. Only menu available. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours subject to $50 charge per person.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is on the expensive side and you are subject to a price fix that contains some good parts and some poor courses but you have little choice so subject to both (you pay for the good and the bad). Wine list is very weak for an upscale place like this. And then they decide what you are going to tip them - suddenly at bill paying time they slap you with a 20% service charge (its not on their website nor on the menu) - very poor behaviour - would not recommend this place unless hsppy getting ripped off.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For a special occasion, I'd recommend Elements. The setting is lovely, the food is excellent and the service is very good. The price is, however, steep.

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R
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally amazing foodie experience worth of the most distinguished world restaurants.

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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elements is a bit difficult to find. They don't advertise much on the outside. It's actually on the second floor of the Mistral restaurant. We were seated right away, the cocktails we ordered were quite creative and tasty. The food was outstanding and the offered wine pairings worked very well with each course. Overall amazing food, great surroundings and near-perfect service. We will certainly be back soon.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very fresh and presented in an very elegant way.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to Mistral before and were not dazzled. Elements was excellent and we had a great time. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was great, food was elegant and delicious. Kyle and the wait staff were informative yet unobtrusive.

We definitely plan on coming back and are interested to see how the menu changes with each season.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately way overpriced for the food, service, lack of attention to detail. Trying to be a 3 star Michelin restaurant in nyc with price tags to match, but falls seriously short

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elements was a beautiful restuarant with outstanding service. I enjoyed the set menu with the chefs explaining every dish to you, along with the preparation process. This is an upscale restuarant, with a large variety of wine options. I would definitely save this for a special occasion.

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NR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great portions and delicious unique food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. Only one area for improvement: offer the final element of the amazing meal, the home made peppermint patty, for sale. I would have purchased a dozen!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb food and drink with perfect ambiance and hospitality for total enjoyment of the experience and one's companions

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love special occasion dinner, expertly prepared, lots of surprises, attentive but not intrusive service. Just right.

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MC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. The food is outstanding, and I love the fact that they prepared a special vegan menu for me. I loved the wine pairings. Service is always outstanding.

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WH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Elements is a nice Princeton dining option with good food, unique presentations and attentive staff. That said, they decided to put a 20% gratuity as automatic to the bill. Given that they already push the limits on price to quality for the Princeton area I was very annoyed by the presumption. Now I tend to overtip, but having it added automatically for a party of two and at 20% I felt was too much and I will never go back as a result.

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CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic. Careful, meticulous and first rate wine and food. Neither precious nor overly rich...just right. The bar downstairs is a cattle car, but the restaurant itself is peaceful and elegant.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner from start to finish!

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VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word...EXCEPTIONAL from start to finish!! Worth every dollar!

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PE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Superlatives can’t match the experience. Best in Princeton by a long shot.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had the chef's tasting meal which started slow but finished nicely. The cost was high, not surprisingly, but it was a special occasion and we will have fond memories of our meal there. Staff was very pleasant. Parking at the nearby deck was convenient.

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not expecting a prize fixe menu, having last eaten here years ago. I was not hungry enough for the 5 courses, the lesser of the two options (the other is 9 courses!). There are a few extra tidbits added throughout the meal, all as delicious as the printed options. Every course was superb, and I managed to make it almost to the end. Had to bring dessert home, but it was divine the following day. The service, presentation, creativity and food quality are outstanding. Be prepared to spend a bit. I would suggest a special occasion with lots of time to eat, drink and digest.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impossible to explain such an experience. Food, cocktails, and ambiance was a perfect 10. Will go back soon.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gastronomic experience. If you can afford it ...dont miss this amazing restaurant. The presentation is incredible. I ordered the chefs choice 9 course. Each one had unbelievable flavors. I ate things I never thought I would because of the chefs expertise. It was a romantic attentive delicious one of a kind most memorable anniversary treat!

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night at Elements. Very special place to celebrate with a loved one. Food was presented in such a unique way & was absolutely delicious. I have had lots of tasting menus, but this one was extra special. It is alittle pricey, but well worth it if you are celebrating a special occasion. I hope to go back in the near future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Everything was amazing but where we were seated, at the front of the restaurant by the window it was very very cold, there was a couple on a table next to us that also commented on how cold it was by the windows.. we asked that the heat be turned on which they kindly did but it was still chilly..

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MR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single dish that came out of the kitchen was amazing. I tried foods that I never would have ordered for myself with their tasting menu and I will absolutely be returning!

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DE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal, not a place to go every evening but nice for a special occasion.

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N
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great experience. Just make sure you make a reservation in the front of the restaurant where the kitchen is visible. We were tucked in a small back room that hurt the atmosphere. But great experience non the less.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, Elements was spectacular. I went there with my wife and we got the chef’s tasting with the premium wine pairing. While it was not inexpensive, it was worth every cent.

Each course was perfectly complemented by a wine pairing and each was better than the next. With out going into detail on all the courses, a few that stuck out from our experience was the cuttlefish, smoked quail egg and the Waygu ribeye.

Each of the deserts were amazing and the coffee was excellent of course.

Presentation, service, taste were all amazing.

The experience is comparable to Latour at the Grand Cascades Lodge but with a slightly less stuffy/more modern ambiance.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a gift Certificate to elements. We enjoyed the experience and food very much and would definitely go again. It is awkward when you walk in initially. We walked in a door that said elements yet it was a bar of a different name. We had to ask a few people until we were directed to the reception desk and then taken upstairs. Overall, we liked it very much

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S
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. The chefs brought out each dish. The wait staff and the chefs even signed a birthday card for my boyfriend, which was a nice touch.

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BR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was fantastic. Certainly best dining in Princeton. Had the 4course menu and both of us were very pleased with our choices. Certainly an event dining experience

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E
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not know what to expect. We had never been there. We wanted something different. So we decided to be adventuresome on our 52nd anniversary. So happy we did. Met by manager Steve, ushered into an elevator, we entered a tastefully furnished dining room, lighting romantic, were seated at a window table with a Princeton view. What followed was unexpected, a four-course dinner, equal to or above New York’s finest, beautifully presented and served. Our bottle of Cabernet paired with cerviche, foie gras, pasta, and scallops and sirloin. A luscious chocolate cheese cake was a perfect finish.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been wanting to dine at Elements, for some time now....
Having the collaboration with Justin Cogley was the perfect opportunity for us to visit this jewel of a restaurant located in Princeton New Jersey.
Thanks to all that made the experience Pure Pleasure

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AH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Every course of a special visiting chef weekend tasting menu was artfully presented and flavorful.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had. The food was unique and delicious. The wines in the wine pairing were equally special. The staff could not have been better. They were professional, kind, and wonderfully engaging. I already told friends and family that they must go. It is definitely worth the trip. I'm looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wives birthday

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fine dining. Pricy wine list and small portions.

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e
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another amazing meal at Elements last night! This was the restaurant that started our culinary awakening and we were so glad to be able to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with Chefs Scott, Mike, and the entire team! If you have never tried a tasting menu before we highly recommend going to one of NJ’s top restaurants: Elements! It will change your life!

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 1 year anniversary this past Saturday and all I can say is it was absolutely incredible. We order the grand tasting menu and I seriously haven’t had anything like it since my time in France.

Ever course was brought by the chef, explained, and even given description of the type of food.

It was worth the time and money to feel special the way they all did included a personal menu to take with us and a card signed by the staff wishing a happy anniversary.

I want to say thank you again for making the night of our lives in year one.

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