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

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/triumph-brewing-company/3616/

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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.

A view from the upstairs of Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton

Photo via triumphbrewing.com

 

Tacoria

110 Nassau Street, Princeton

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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.

The interior of Tacoria restaurant with lights on a brick wall that spell out la vita es bella

Photo via princetonmerchants.org

 

Brick Farm Tavern

130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/brick-farm-tavern/7129/

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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.

An elegant table setting with windows in the background at the Brick Farm Tavern

Photo via brickfarmtavern.com

 

Jammin’ Crepes

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.

A shot of the inside of Jammin Crepes in Princeton

Photo via knightarch.com

 

Rat’s Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/rats-restaurant-at-grounds-for-sculpture/6732/

$$$

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.

A shot of the interior of Rat's restaurant with colorful banners draped across the windows and tables set nicely

Photo via ratsrestaurant.com

 

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