Scott Anderson may be a rock star in the culinary world (he’s been a semifinalist for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for the James Beard awards four times), but if you’re expecting a Gordon Ramsay type with a fiery temper, think again. This mild-mannered chef prefers his food to be the center of attention. Indeed, it is, and elements is widely considered on par with many of New York’s finest restaurants. Settle in for an experience where a cavalcade of artfully plated cuisine is set before you. Choose from a fourcourse dinner, the chef’s tasting menu (with 10-12 courses) or the grand tasting menu (with a whopping 17-22 courses, but don’t worry since they are diminutive). elements is the very essence of haute cuisine and is the answer to every New Jersey planner’s dilemma of finding a place with Manhattan-level dining sans bridge or tunnel traffic. 

Located upstairs from its more casual sister, Mistral, elements has an open kitchen and just nine tables in the main dining room (buyouts of this room are available with room for 50 guests). There are two private rooms (one accommodates 10 guests; the second is suitable for 25) that can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Though elements is only open for dinner, its two rooms, fully A/V equipped, are available for daytime bookings. Four- and five-course lunches are served family-style from Mistral and shuttled upstairs. 

Located upstairs from its more casual sister, Mistral, elements has an open kitchen and just nine tables in the main dining room (buyouts of this room are available with room for 50 guests). There are two private rooms (one accommodates 10 guests; the second is suitable for 25) that can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Though elements is only open for dinner, its two rooms, fully A/V equipped, are available for daytime bookings. Four- and five-course lunches are served family-style from Mistral and shuttled upstairs. 

Princeton, New Jersey’s Mistral opened in 2013 with a splash. The shared plates menu made a big impression on New Jerseyans seeking something globally inspired yet close to home. Now, Mistral has added to its growing empire (which also includes the award-winning elements in the Princeton location) and opened a spin-off in the King of Prussia Mall in February 2017. 

 

Discover haute cuisine in the heart of Princeton.