Blue Point Grill, Princeton, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Blue Point Grill, Princeton, NJ
Blue Point Grill
258 Nassau St,

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Seafood

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Excellent. Seafood quality and preparation is one of the best in the Princeton, western NJ area.

Service: Professional, friendly, attentive

Ambiance/Decor: Upscale with large windows, high ceilings, exposed brick

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level:  Moderate -High

Dress: Casual

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 Pistacio & Parmesan Crusted Trout.

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

The Blue Point Grill seafood restaurant has long been a favorite with area residents, college student parents, and 50+ diners. 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 kitchen is run by Executive Chef Edgar Urias 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.

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.

They also feature one of Princeton's best oyster raw bars with a large variety high end oysters

The interior dining area decor is done up with bright lighting, large windows, high ceilings, exposed brick, and walls painted in buttery hues and adorned with a large sharklike creation on one wall and nautical pictures on the others.
Tables are spaced close together, with seating being a little cramped; Not ideal for quiet conversation.

They are children friendly with a kid’s menu

During the warmer months, there is outdoor dining on the sidewalk patio.

Parking is available in their private lot behind the Ivy Inn Bar. (GPS Ivy Inn, Princeton) or you can park for free on Pine St. & Chestnut St.

The Blue Point Grill is open seven days/week for dinner.

(updated November 2023)

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