I found myself in Princeton, NJ for lunch one day and wanted to treat my in laws and family to something special. Also, I had a coupon that needed to be used. I have always wanted to go the Ferry House because I've heard very good things about it. It's normally recommended as a dinner destination but I only had time for lunch.
The portions here are pretty large so we all opted to only get entrees. After we ordered, they gave us bread though the bread service was quite strange. The waiter came over with a basket of bread and served a sliced piece of bread to each of us. And that was it. Each slice was pretty small similar to the size you would get from crudite. Luckily, our lunch entrees were close by. Mrs. Executive Chef had the Sauteed Crab Cake and Portobello Mushroom ($15). The crab cake was nice and crispy and inside held plump pieces of crab. The tomato salsa, asparagus, and lemon butter brightened up the dish while the portobello mushroom added earthiness and the mashed potatoes added creaminess.
If you're looking for a good place to have dinner in Princeton, NJ then go to the Ferry House. If you're looking for something more affordable, then try it for lunch. The dinner prices are more than double and reservations can be hard to come by at prime time. However, lunch was very affordable and tables were easily available.
The Ferry House
32 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540