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Elements Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1848 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 924-0078

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Anderson

  • Private party facilities

    2 room options, small room for 8-10 guests & large room for up to 16-20 guests. Can be combined for up to 25-30 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    Between Hulfish St. & Paul Robeson Pl.

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking in either the Hulfish street or Spring Street garage .

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 15-Course Chef's Tasting Menu

    $189.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    15-Course Chef's Tasting Menu priced at $189 per person. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions. We are not able to accommodate vegetarian or vegan menus at this time. We kindly ask for 48 hours should you need to cancel this reservation.
  • Five Course Tasting Menu - $129 per person

    $129.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We are currently offering a $129 Five Course Tasting Menu. We will happily accommodate allergies/dietary restrictions with advanced notice. Optional wine pairing priced at $75 per person. Please notate allergies/dietary restrictions.

What 1,848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Notable Wine List

  • New Jersey - Central

    American

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  1. MC

    MayC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef Anderson really knows his Japanese ingredients, and treats them perfectly. I was very surprised with different seasonings he cooked Madai with. For me, excellent cuisine is light cooking but very flavorful. He certainly succeeded that. The salmon and ribeye were cooked just right, not too raw, not too well done. I like the crispy skin on the salmon and smoky flavor on the ribeye. The experience was almost perfect. Our waitress Irena was very knowledgeable about food and very fun to chat with. It was better tasting menu than the ones I went to and in Philadelphia and New York. We were impressed.
  2. l

    loralie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best by far, aside from the price, there’s nothing bad to say about the food and service.. but just impeccable !
  3. CD

    ChristopherD

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely outstanding food and service. We did the 5 course tasting menu with the wine paring with so oysters add in for an app and the upgrade meat. I'm not going to lie it was expensive but i have no complaints and will do it again.
  4. s

    s1gins

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly upon entry to the restaurant and seated promptly. We had a nice cozy table with nice views of the interior and Princeton. We chose to have the five course tasting menu. From the first two amuse-bouches which were so much more than single tastes to each and every element of each course we were treated to a wonderful dining experience. The waitstaff walked us through all of the tasty pieces that built each course. This was our second time dining at Element and it truly was an outstanding experience. Will definitely return for another chance to enjoy the excellent work they do.
  5. d

    deirdreb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and incredible food! Can’t wait to go again!
  6. CY

    CYNTHIAS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous dining experience. It is a wonderful place for a special occasion .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everyone came out fairly quick, all the food was very good, only thing that threw me off was the fluke dish but i think its because it was something different that my palate wasn’t accustomed to. everything wss still delicious & do not regret going. Also being a young chef trying to make it big one day it was a good experience to see what an open kitchen operates as.
  8. CS

    ClaireS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, amazing staff, very accommodating, great experience
  9. F

    Foodie101

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing meal. Everything was cooked perfectly and the wine pairing by Claudia was excellent. I highly recommend going to this restaurant.
  10. R

    Rina

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner and had the chefs 15 course tasting menu which was absolutely scrumptious. Each course was presented to us in great manor with great service. This was one of our favorite culinary adventures for sure! Definitely worth it!!
  11. JF

    JayF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu, wonderful service and very comfortable. A VERY special place indeed.
  12. P

    Patricia

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular experience from service to every bite of every course to wine recommendations. Also the best cosmo ever!
  13. JL

    JennieL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dinning experience we can’t wait to come again. Thank Chef Anderson for the picture he took with me . Incredible Food, and Wine Pairing Incredible Service. Can’t wait to come back.
  14. p

    philly

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is special. Everything, literally everything is way above and beyond
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Creative and unique dining experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent experience at Elements last night. Chose to do the five-course tasting menu; each course was delicious. The Madai, the Wagyu, and the Tahitian vanilla ice cream were the favorites from the meal. Really appreciated the attention to detail and among the waitstaff; everything was choreographed perfectly. Being able to see the chefs hard at work was also a cool touch. Found the ambiance to be a little underwhelming though. Will definitely be back sooner rather than later!
  17. W

    Winnie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The environment and service is perfect. The food is great.
  18. GG

    GaryG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food and service were good, but I expected more from this place. They forgot about my wife's birthday, which I mentioned on my reservation and when our reservations were confirmed by phone. I don't think I will be coming back
  19. RP

    RajeshP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic… great cuisine and experience!
  20. N

    Nambi

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like fine dining you have to visit Elements. We chose the five course meal with wine pairing. Every bite packed a flavorful punch. Service is pretty standard for most fine dining restaurants: sociable, informative, quick, highly efficient. We enjoyed the open kitchen concept. Wish we’d been seated nearer to it so we could watch the activity closely.
  21. RL

    RayL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service, and attention to detail. Michelin quality in New Jersey. 5 course tasting menu was astounding.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing chef’s tasting menu combining elements of Japanese cuisine. That rare meal that lives up to a special occasion. Thank you!
  23. AI

    AlexIryna

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We did 15 course try. It is pretty fooling. It definitely had more than 15 total items. Very delicious. The menu on the website reflects most of the items. I made a reservation a week ahead and the host did reach out to confirm few days before. The staff was very friendly, cooks did amazing job.
  24. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner at elements was phenomenal! It was not a meal it was an experience and every course was a fabulous treat for my taste buds. I had the five course chef tasting menu and would not hesitate to recommend it! A once in a lifetime dining coup de gras!
  25. P

    Pattaylor22

    Key West

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional Meal and Service across the board... most worthy of Michelin Star rating!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place! Amazing food and service just perfect for celebrating life
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at Elements! The food was wonderful and they were very accommodating of allergies. It is a little pricey, but I would say the experience and food are worth it!
  28. ER

    ElaineR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and presentation of food. Overall, outstanding dining experience for special occasions.
  29. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very nice Mother's Day brunch, will definitely be back.
  30. CH

    CameronH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond amazing. It was an experience of a lifetime.
  31. w

    wendym

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    We have been to Elements a few times before. The tasting menu and wine pairings never disappoints. The low rating this time was due to a change in the bill. They included a 20% tip. For a table of two. At that price point I found it insulting. And they lost out- we always tip much higher.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing culinary experience. What you imagine the best courses taste like during a Top Chef finale!
  33. w

    winemaker

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, gorgeous presentation. Elegant and unique. Thanks to the kitchen and servers for a wonderful overall experience.
  34. JZ

    JuliaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and great service there. The staffs are very knowledgeable and caring. We had a wonderful night for my husband’s birthday!
  35. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, great wait staff, very nice scenery. Loved it!
  36. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and well worth the cost. There were a few dishes that I didn’t care for - but you can still taste complex flavors and appreciate the skill into the presentation and execution. Dessert might’ve been the best part of the meal. I will definitely be returning.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was one of the most amazing culinary experiences we have had. Every bite of every dish was exquisite. If you want to guarantee an unforgettable night on a special occasion, look no further. It was a high class nyc/big city dining experience found in the heart of NJ’s best little city. Could not have had a better time.
  38. LS

    LSchol06

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The overall food and facilities here are exemplary. The service is not. For spending almost $200 per person on the chef tasting, I would at least expect a smile from the staff. We had 3 servers along with one manager who randomly dropped off food, drinks etc. They were not very friendly and at one point when I asked a question about a course was told "I just told you what it was". Seems like an unnecessarily rude response for an expensive meal that does not come with a menu. The sommelier was very nice and was the only pleasant staff encounter that we had. While I try not to rate restaurants by anything but the food (that's why we go after all), but I feel that at the price you are paying here, the staff is pretty miserable. For that reason, I would not return and would probably not recommend.
  39. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was high end and very tasty. We have some food sensitivities and the server made careful note and the chef worked around them, which is much appreciated!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Servers a little lack of personality. Food and everything else excellent

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Elements Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 924-0078.

Elements Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Elements Restaurant

66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Hulfish St. & Paul Robeson Pl.

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking in either the Hulfish street or Spring Street garage .

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit to Princeton Station, once arrived, an additional 1.5 mile walk or 3 minute cab ride.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Anderson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 924-0078

  • Private party facilities

    2 room options, small room for 8-10 guests & large room for up to 16-20 guests. Can be combined for up to 25-30 guests.

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