Elements Restaurant

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1711 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Executive Chef Scott Anderson chose the name "elements" for the restaurant because he is passionate about sourcing fresh, local, organic ingredients and sustainably raised meats and seafood. He wants the very elements of your meal to play a major role in the taste of it. Then he and his team work to reveal the complementary flavor dimensions inherent in the elements by skillfully combining them—often in edgy new ways. Restaurant menus change constantly here, making this the dinner restaurant that is excitingly different every time you return.

If you're a foodie, you want to know where—and how--your food grew. It's fascinating, it's a good health practice and it provides extra pleasure from everyday experiences, like a meal with friends. elements is the American restaurant serving local steak and seafood, but with global influences in seasoning and cooking methods. A true culinary adventure!
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Munich
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

5 course menu was creative and excellent. Japanese Aji sashimi was very interesting and the sirloin with maple syrup was excellent. Service sub par, forgot to take our orders and just put menus on the table without any explanation. Sommelier was excellent, enthusiastic and knew his stuff. The atmosphere is not very exciting, felt like having dinner in a conference room (we were seated in the back room) with old furniture and basically no decorations. I was surprised to see that 20% tip was added to the check for a party of 2. I assume that the restaurant is not very confident about the quality of the service.

PC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Every course had its own WOW factor and the staff was outstanding. The wine steward could have been more generous, though. Two sips of wine for each serving was light-handed in our opinion....but the selection was excellent...maybe that's why we wanted more :)

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great presentation and innovative food menu makes it perfect place for dining

ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambiance and great food, definitely worth your money, I would surely be back

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a 'special occasion' kind of restaurant, but absolutely worth it. The service is incredibly attentive and pleasant, and the food is both interesting and pleasing. My partner has a seafood aversion, and the restaurant was able to come up with different but complementary dishes so that we could still share the same experience. Elements is probably the best quality restaurant I've ever been to, and I don't say that lightly. We save up to make reservations for my partner's birthday once a year, and we always look forward to it and are never disappointed.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We did the 4 coarse menu with the wine pairing . Chef brought out a smoked quail egg that was so perfect it was hard to follow!! Scallops were probably the week dish . But not that it was bad just not a wow. But great job and a great over all experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was no question phenomenal. The staff was super friendly. The chef is amazing and I will definitely coming back for more of his dishes, as well as the grand tasting menu!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was fantastic, however, I just felt like a regular patron and a regular restaurant. I specifically left details regarding our anniversary in hopes of something different such as privacy or even a “happy anniversary” but received nothing. Don’t get me wrong-the food was great and they even catered to my wife’s dietary restrictions but that was it. I’ve been to several similar establishments for our special day and was always acknowledged for our day. Most other places have also added something such as a “complimentary champagne toast”.

Food was great-service was pretty good too. Just don’t expect anything above and beyond if you like that sort of thing.

GY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Thoroughly enjoyed the 5 course dinner with wine pairings. Servers outstanding and knowledgeable. Unique flavors and creative plating. Great place for that special occasion. Have been to all the Princeton area restaurants and Elements is in a league of its own.

WT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we ever had. The food presentations and taste were beyond amazing!! Look foward to returning.

AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was excellent!!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every meal on tasting menu was great, accommodates great for celiacs and gluten free, and loved the card they all had signed for our anniversary

CD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative combination of flavor, ingredient based food. Casual friendly but upscale. Nice touch to have the chefs come present their dishes.

GB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elements is the finest eating establishment I've ever been to. The wait staff was polite and did their jobs in a very professional manner without being overbearing. The food was beautifully prepared and the presentation was incredible. The food was better than anything I have ever tasted. The chefs came out and personally presented the dishes to us as well as explained where each food item came from and how to best experience the flavor combinations. I will absolutely be back in the future.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just outstanding!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful experience!

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is THE best restaurant in Princeton township. Surprisingly delicious foods with kind chefs' introduction to them. Be aware that it may take ~180min to finish the whole meal so do plan ahead.

DG
Austin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first experience in fine dining and I was not disappointed. 10/10 phenomenal food and an experience to remember for a lifetime. Loved everything about this restaurant.

MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, it was amazing. I absolutely love this place. I love that they will accommodate my vegan lifestyle. The food is always out of this world, the ambiance is extraordinary and the service is unparalleled. Wine pairings are the way to go.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always excellent. The care and detail the chefs put into each and every dish is amazing. We love coming here and look forward to our next visit!!!

RD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Element so I Princeton NJ did not disappoint. Chef Scott and the crew offer a truly singular dining experience. Love kit every time we go there!

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food is quite average for the price.

BK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Elements for a birthday dinner and ordered the Grand Tasting Menu,(requested a week in advance). This dinner was really spectacular,as you are presented with many small portions of foods from both land and sea.Each dish is so well thought out and so artfully presented that it transcends anything dinner and becomes an event.We were there for just over 3 hours and were initially a little concerned because both of us arrived pretty hungry and as the first portions arrived,(amuse bouche),we wondered whether we would leave satisfied.As it turned out there was more than enough to eat,(more than 18 small plates).There is so much creativity,thought and skill here that it would be difficult to compare this experience to anything anywhere else.Over the years we have been to some great places,(La Bec Fin,The Saddle River Inn,The Ryland Inn,etc),and our experience at Elements stands apart from all of these places as one of the greats.The chefs walk out to serve and present each dish.The service is very friendly,not stuffy and as accommodating as it could be.It isn't inexpensive,($500+ for two),but for that special dinner that will leave you with some nice memories the Grand Tasting Menu is worth it.

CF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal! Had the chef’s 8 course tasting menu, and it was exquisite.

CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding....fresh, seasonal and delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

R
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really delicious and inventive, every course a delight for all senses. The whole team is tuned into the diners to a degree I have never experienced before. The read your faces, hesitations, listen to the compliments snd register the learning. Special applause to the sommelier, remarkable choices, deft explanations, even knew how much to pour to assure en enjoyable and not overwhelming experience. The Nova Scotia tuna tartar is ethereal.

BS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food presentation, variety and taste explosions were served by an attentive but not obtrusive staff. Absolutely wonderful dining experience!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend! The food was outstanding, drinks were delicious, and the staff were kind and professional. Highly highly recommend!

NJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quite simply the best dining experience in the area.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. Outstanding.

MC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Elements for our Anniversary. As usual, the service was outstanding. One of my favorite things about this place is that they have accommodated my dietary restrictions every single time and have come up with delectable options for me as a vegan. The wine pairings were fantastic. The sommelier has extensive knowledge of the wines being served which further enhances the dining experience.

SG
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really interesting and delicious, unusual fare. Expensive but an experience!

W
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the very best way to catch up with a friend; great food, excellent service, and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere to just chat away and enjoy each other's company;

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Insanely amazing!

O
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Restaurant in NJ. Every course is amazing. Every wine pairing is perfect Absolutely wonderful. Dress up and enjoy!

SE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for anniversary.
Seemed like endless very delicious bite sized gourmet courses.
Great ambiance and great service.

f
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The 2 beef main courses were served very late and despite apologies, our experience was impacted negatively by the huge delay.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent fine dining experience.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was fabulous.smoked quail egg to start, delicious. and it gets better from there. Staff impeccable. Highly recommend.

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