Forbes Best US Restaurant – Elements – Princeton, NJ

Forbes Best US Restaurant – Elements – Princeton, NJ


Forbes Best US Restaurant – Elements – Princeton, NJ

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163 Bayard Ln
Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 924-0078

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Hours:
Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 9 pm

Fri 11:30 am – 10 pm

Sat 5 pm – 10 pm

Sun 11 am – 9 pm

Good for Groups:

 

Yes
Accepts Credit Cards:

 

Yes
Parking:

 

Private Lot
Attire:

 

Dressy
Price Range:

 

$$$$ 
Good for Kids:

 

No
Takes Reservations:

 

Yes
Delivery:

 

No
Take-out:

 

No
Waiter Service:

 

Yes
Outdoor Seating:

 

No
Wi-Fi:

 

No
Good For:

 

Dinner
Alcohol:

 

Full Bar
Noise Level:

 

Average
Ambience:

 

Classy, Upscale
Has TV:

 

No
Caters:

 

No
Wheelchair Accessible:

 

Yes

Menu for Elements

The Beginning – Cold

 

Housemade Charcuterie & Cheese

Cured meats, lardo, pickles, mustards, chutneys

  • 20.00

Pickled Beets

Grayson, burnt honey, hazelnut, black truffle, citrus

  • 13.00

Market Salad

Lamb chopper, citrus, quinoa, herbs

  • 14.00

A Composed Salad

Apple, salsify, speck, goat cheese, barley

  • 15.00

Kindai Tuna Tartare

Ginger, scallion, white sory

  • 25.00

The Beginning – Warm

 

Smoked Ricotta Gnocchi

Meyer lemon, broccoli rabe, parmesan

  • 16.00

Hazelnut Soup

Foie gras torchon, satsuma mandarin, ancho chile

  • 17.00

Spanish Mackeral

Pomelo, cilantro, creme fraiche, “honey comb"

  • 14.00

Cavatelli

Chicken sausage, maitake, pinenuts, pecorino, 62.5 egg

  • 15.00

Foie Gras

Bacon, walnut, maple, sweet potato, bourbon

  • 18.00

The Middle – Fish

 

Tasmanian Ocean Trout

Raisin, fennel, freekah, apple, coconut

  • 34.00

Halibut

Oysters, celery root, trumpet royal, cider, truffle, “pudding"

  • 35.00

Hamachi

Mangalitsa pork shoulder, cabbage, grapefruit, chile pasilla

  • 36.00

Monkfish

Merguez, kalamata olive, almond, avocado

  • 32.00

The Middle – Meat

 

“48 Hour" Short Rib

Persimmon, asian pear, scallion, tonkatsu sauce

  • 36.00

Griggstown Pheasant

Barley, hazelnut, tomatillo, greens

  • 34.00

Veal

Fennel, orange, achiote, scallion

  • 37.00

Venison

Beets, blueberry, black trumpet, greens

  • 38.00

Tofu “schnitzel"

Cabbage, raisin, mustard seed, mushroom jus, remoulade

  • 25.00

The End – Dessert

 

Apple Cobler

Cinnamon ice cream, streusel, almond

  • 13.00

Almond Cake

Quince, malt, fennel

  • 14.00

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Walnut, coconut, cranberry

  • 12.00

Chocolate Mousse Roll

Vanilla, white chocolate

  • 13.00

Chocolate Custard

Peanut, banana, caramel, coconut

  • 14.00

Housemade Ice Creams & Sorbets

Daily selection

  • 8.00

Artisinal Cheeses

 

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A word from Elements Restaurant
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!