We can all agree that love is grand, no? And sharing your love, whether it’s with a significant other, a parent, sibling, friend, or pet, helps others feel the love too. So why not show it through the gift that everyone loves on Valentine’s Day - food! We have the best spots to dine with your Valentine around Mercer, and included a couple budget-friendly options in case you’re not looking to splurge. We do suggest that you order in if you’re showering your dog with love this holiday though. Bon Appetit!
Triumph Brewing Company
138 Nassau Street, Princeton
Looking for a more laid-back atmosphere? Triumph has live music (but only loud enough so you can still enjoy your dinner), one of a kind beer and cocktails selections and exquisite, top-notch food. Prefer a harvest panzanella salad? They got that. Thinking more nachos and wings? They got that too. You can even take a tour of their brewery. This one you can’t go wrong with.
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110 Nassau Street, Princeton
Add a little bit of spice to your evening with some freshly made Mexican cuisine. Great vegan options, and if you love chocolate try the Nutella nachos. Just be prepared to share your table with others, or you can always take it to go while you tour Princeton University across the street.
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Brick Farm Tavern
130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell
Fine dining farm-to-table style. They provide only the finest and most sustainable vegetables, dairy, meat and fruits. They put creativity and attention into all their dishes. Food here is raved about for good reason.
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20 Nassau Street, Princeton
Show your love with a sweet and filling crepe. Or savory, you choose! All ingredients are sourced from local farms and suppliers. They also have chocolate crepes for dessert and healthy or vegetarian options. Gluten free and vegan batter is available upon request. A super fun way to celebrate Valentine’s, but beware that you may just find yourself stopping by for more soon after.
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16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton
A foodie’s dream come true. An art lover’s dream come true. Everything you love wrapped up into a magical dining experience with exceptional seasonal options and always a few wonderful surprises the chef shares with its guests. End or start your evening by touring the beautiful Grounds for Sculpture to truly feel like you fell into a painting. Impeccable service, ambiance and food. Bring someone you wish to impress here.
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