Valentine's Day is just under a month and the countdown is on to lock in those reservations for you and your significant other! Share a delicious dish whether it's in a restaurant or to-go options, you have to bite into these! Here are some spots we recommend to dine with your Valentine around Mercer, including couple budget-friendly and outdoor dining options too. Bon Appetit!

Kuo Social

2360 NJ-33, Robbinsville

Kuo Social is a modern Chinese restaurant with not one, but two awards from the 2021 year; 2021 New Jersey Best New Restaurant and 2021 New Jersey Best Chinese. When you walk into Kuo Social the interior and menu equally transform you into it's own world. I recommend to share with your Valentine the Edamame dumplings which has white truffle oil - yum!

KuoLooking to stay inside? Order Kuo-to-go! Three packages are offered to feed four people - great for a family dinner or a double date!

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Iron & Ivy

100 College Road East, Princeton

For Valentine's day come visit Iron & Ivy located in the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. Iron & Ivy is at a great location to take in a day and wind down the evening with a lovely dinner with indoor and outdoor dining options. This would be a great vacation at the Princeton Marriott whether it's a trip for two or a trip just for you -- treat yourself!  

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Olives of Princeton

22 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Whether you'd like to beat the cold, on a tight schedule or feeding a family, Olives of Princeton will be your saving grace! Ordering is as simple as a phone call away or ordering online. Bonus: Plenty of vegetarian options - the Santa Monica wrap is my go-to!


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Jimmy's American Grill

140 US-130, Bordentown

Jimmy's is a great Valentine's day option offering three different dining experiences: the main dining room, bar private room and outdoor dining. Dinner date or just a place to lounge and hang out, Jimmy's outdoor patio has firepits and heaters to keep you warm during this cooler time. Jiimmy's menu has a "Things to Share" section which is perfect for you and that special someone in your life! 



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29 Hulfish Street, Princeton

Mediterra combines nearly two dozen cultures to create the perfect dishes paired with delicious wines. Working with over seven different locally grown businesses, you know you're getting the best food around! Make sure to take a peek at the menu beforehand as the menu does change seasonally.


Take out options are available with Mediterra 2-packs and Mediterra Classic Sangria 4-packs to add to your order!

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Salt Creek Grille

1 Rockingham Row, Princeton

Salt Grille Grille's menu grills their meats over hot mesquite embers creating a unique flavorful experience. If you're lucky and seated near the kitchen, you can get a birds eye view of the chef preparing your meal! Additionally the menu has a thorough sushi menu with tons of options to try and share with your Valentine. Happy hour is from 4pm-6pm at the bar, lounge and patio. 


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