Forrestal Grille Princeton

3.7
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9 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Forrestal Grille, located inside Crowne Plaza Princeton, is the perfect blend of casual dining in a comfortable environment. Whether you are snuggled to the bar for an eclectic mix of cocktails and appetizers or dining by the fireplace while overlooking the lake that spans our wooded surroundings, you will enjoy regional American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. While you relax, we will exceed your every expectation.
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3.7based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.5
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3.5
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New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Fun.

JM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Cuban sandwich and house-made fries were delicious

b
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Visited Forrestal Grille for the first time to try out the menu - our food was prepared quickly. Please know the lighting is bright and isn't what you might typically find for usual dining ambiance. We hope to visit again and try some other options on the menu.

JL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I scheduled a reservation via open table a few weeks prior to Easter Sunday. On Easter day, after 12 pm I received a voicemail indicating that the restaurant was closed in the afternoon and would reopen for dinner time. Hence they are unable to accommodate the scheduled 3 pm reservation that I made weeks prior. I was completely dissatisfied that a manager would not have looked at upcoming reservations more closely earlier in the week to notify a patron of this miscommunication. I had to scramble to find a reservation on Easter Sunday for a party of 7 people. I was completely frustrated by the lack of consideration and customer service demonstrated.

CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was surprisingly good and Annie was an excellent server.

VD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2016
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The food was very good however; for the price of the entrees, I wouldn't have assumed Greenday wouldn't be playing on the radio. You kind of walk up to a podium where a host or hostess would seat you, if there were one. Nobody can see you standing there so you kind of look around aimlessly until you finally decide to venture down the ramp where they realize you've probably been standing around, pick up a menu off of the end of the bar and sit you. There are little flies all over the place which I would assume is from the bottles behind the bar not being properly covered at night. Didn't have a terrible experience but I definitely won't be returning.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was actually quite good for a hotel restaurant. Appetizers we tried were the potstickers, muscles with tomatoes, and calamari. Our mains included the fish and chips, steak frites, salmon, and Turkey burger. All were well received.
What I didn't like was the service. The waitstaff were for the most part friendly, although no one greeted us upon arrival for 5 minutes, and no one thanked us when leaving. Nothing is worse than leaving without being thanked, nothing.

J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This is an entirely hidden hotel restaurant, nothing more. I went because we had a gift certificate, but it was odd to go there since we weren't staying at the hotel. Wine list very limited, food mediocre. Dining room has a view of a pharmaceutical company lobby.

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2015
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner here for group of 5. The entire time that we ate at this restaurant, on a Friday night in August, the place was completely empty. Upon seating we were given two different menus. One menu was for their upstairs bar Flight and a menu for the restaurant itself. The dishes available were expensive, as expected for a hotel restaurant. The selection was varied but sparse. There are only 5 entree choices. For a "grill" there were not very many grill options. The waitress is kind and polite and very attentive which we expected considering we are the only guests there. The food that we did order was cooked well but nothing spectacular. I ordered some sort of blue drink, I cannot remember but it is one of their specials. It was mixed way too strong with blue caracao and I had to request and mix it with an entire glass of pineapple juice to help flavor. When asked about boxing our leftovers we were very promptly handed styrofoam box. At the price level this restaurant is at I expected them to box up to leftovers for us. The place its self is pretty with a nice view of the foot bridge to the conference center and a creek. I just can't justify the experience against the cost though but it was a quick fix after a long drive to the hotel from central PA.