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!
As always, Elements was an incredible dining experience. It clearly separates itself from any other fine dining establishment within 50 miles, maybe even in the whole state. It's pricey for sure, but worth the splurge for a special occasion. I will certainly be back for more.
Really enjoyed the food and service. True dining experience. I would suggest offering a small sweet indulgence to finish off the dinner when someone chooses to forego desserts
We brought my Mother in
Tasting menu was notably enhanced by wine choices & background info provided by excellent sommelier
I am from NYC and travel extensively. I was in Princeton for work and picked this restaurant somewhat randomly and based only on a few reviews. The menu is impressive and could compete easily with any fine restaurant in NYC, London or even Paris. Every dish was sophisticated without being overly wrought, delicately prepared and thoughtfully presented. The stars of each dish shined appropriately. Hats off to the chef and kitchen staff. The service was fantastic, too. Wine selection excellent. I can’t believe my good fortune finding this place. I highly recommend to anyone who takes food seriously. I will be back. In fact I vow never to eat anywhere else when I’m in the area.
Excellent date night or special occasion restaurant. Wine pairings are especially thoughtful
Elements is one of the few restaurants in New Jersey that we return to time and time again. We absolutely love everything that Chef Scott Anderson, Chef Mike Ryan, and the whole team do over there to make Elements one of the best restaurants in NJ. If you're looking for a unique dining experience where every element of every dish is carefully and thoughtfully planned out and executed, this is the place for you. They know where all their ingredients come from and most items are foraged by the team. This time we did the Grand Tasting Menu and we would highly recommend it! The wine pairings are always top notch as well (shoutout to their somm Marin!). Elements is on par with some of NYC's best Michelin star restaurants. Thank you to the whole team at Elements for another memorable meal. We'll see you soon! Check out our Instagram @excessiveeaters for our post about our experience!
The meal was easter brunch so perhaps it isn't the best meal to rate food. The brunch meal was good but not exceptional. The price of the wine by the glass seemed very high, e.g. $20.00 for a glass of New Zealand Pinot Noir that is $18.00 a bottle on line.
Even having experienced a number of tasting menu format dinners around the world, I can still confidently say this was one of the most memorable, best value fine dining experiences we have had. The creativity of flavors and presentation combined with the well-suited wine pairings and welcoming service will certainly bring us back. 45 minutes away in NYC, restaurants with similar formats charge 50-100% more and most don’t even come close to the level of execution here. Definitely recommend for anybody looking for a fine meal in Princeton, and I would dare say it’s almost worth a trip there for the meal itself.
Met a candidate for a final interview and it was perfect
Outstanding and innovative cuisine. Attentive service from the chef to the maitre d'. Excellent sommelier.
Amazing tasting experience; a rare find without having to trek into NY or Philly. The service was perfect and food was inventive and delicious...there wasn't one thing we didn't like. If you can't make it out to French Laundry (Napa) - go here, you won't be disappointed!
This is a spectacular restaurant. We drive in from NYC to go there when we can as we prefer it to any of the places we have been since we moved to NYC four years ago. The service is lovely and the food is uniformly delicious and interesting.
Fantastic experience! Awesome sevice, amazing food, and a great way to spend our 20 year anniversary!
Our latest visit involved a set menu and featured the extraordinary wines of Morgato Cellars. Each of the four courses of Chef Anderson's menu was simply phenomenal, including the Kunik cheese for "dessert." Creativity was present in each dish. Elements is always exceptional!
STuffy and full of itself. THe wine by the glass prices were ridiculous! The whole experience was disappointing.
The service was excellent from the start, lots of smiling and plenty of you welcomes. The food was heavenly and it added to our 5th year wedding anniversary, making it one to remember. We will be dinning with Elements again! Please inform your staff that there service is not taken lightly, and every gesture enhanced our time there.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
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.
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.
Totally amazing foodie experience worth of the most distinguished world restaurants.
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.
Food was very fresh and presented in an very elegant way.
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.
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
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.
Great service, great portions and delicious unique food
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!
Amazing food and service!
superb food and drink with perfect ambiance and hospitality for total enjoyment of the experience and one's companions
Love special occasion dinner, expertly prepared, lots of surprises, attentive but not intrusive service. Just right.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful dinner from start to finish!
One word...EXCEPTIONAL from start to finish!! Worth every dollar!
Exceptional. Superlatives can’t match the experience. Best in Princeton by a long shot.
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.
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.
Impossible to explain such an experience. Food, cocktails, and ambiance was a perfect 10. Will go back soon.
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!