Blue Point Grill
A Princeton, NJ Restaurant Review
Blue Point Grill
258 Nassau St,
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
A top spot for seafood lovers! Seafood quality and preparation is one of the best in the Princeton, western NJ area.
The raw bar with a large variety of fresh oysters is outstanding.
Service is friendly, and attentive
Tables are spaced close together, with seating being a little cramped and not the best for quiet conversation.
Noise Level: Moderate -High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent fresh, seafood prepared with fresh ingredients.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer lower priced seafood cooked with heavy sauces or fried in batter.
Recommended dishes:When available, The Oyster Tasting from the raw bar; The Whole Greek Bronzini, served whole with bone in-head & tail on; and The Wild Alaskan King Salmon
The Blue Point Grill seafood restaurant has long been a favorite with area residents and college student parents. The reason you come here is for the best seafood in the Princeton area.
The restaurant is located next door to the Nassau Street Seafood & Produce company, both of which are owned by the family run JM Group.
The restaurant (and the JM Group) is committed to the fishing industry workers and purveyors who live, work and believe in sustainable fishing practices.
The restaurant takes a basic approach to serving fresh seafood, with emphasis on wild caught seafood prepared with fresh ingredients. They offer a fresh daily changing menu with a good selection of specials.
The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Edgar Pulio who prior to coming to the Blue Point Grill in 2001 emigrated from Guatemala to the Princeton area working in some of the popular restaurants including the Nassau Inn, Triumph Brewery, and Main Street.
In 2008, after working his way up to a cook, and later as Sous Chef, he was promoted to Executive Chef. Chef Pulio is filled with passion and an attention to detail in using special cooking techniques to allow the natural flavors of the seafood to surface with little use of heavy sauces to mask the flavor of the seafood.
The interior dining area decor has limited styling with bright lighting, large windows, and walls painted in buttery hues and adorned with a large sharklike creation on one wall and nautical pictures on the others..
They are children friendly with a kids menu
The Blue Point Grill is open seven days/week for dinner.
(updated July, 2015)
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