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“Good Menu, Good People”
Review of ONE 53

ONE 53
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Rocky Hill
Price range: US$20 - US$45
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Princeton Ave & Rt 518
Description: ONE 53 is ninety-nine seats serving American/Euro Bistro cuisine in a relaxed restaurant atmosphere. Our menu features seasonally changing specials using only the best and freshest ingredients from trusted sources and locally when available . The restaurant features wines from the US and Europe along with a full bar offering a variety of traditional and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. We're located in Rocky Hill, just outside Princeton, NJ. We've received flattering reviews from the NYT, Star Ledger, Trenton Times, NJ Monthly and other local publications
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Once again, some of the better restaurants in Princeton are outside of Princeton. We were not that hungry so only ate 2 small plates which were quite good: Grilled Halloumi wth Drunken Figs and Clams in White Wine sauce. Both were well prepared with interesting flavors without being overdone. The menu did look interesting and we will have to return again. I will say that there is not much in the way of atmosphere but it didn't make a difference.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We wanted a quiet table. Maybe not possible in the main dining room, but if you ask to be seated in the wine cellar, (and they're able to accommodate) you'll like it -- guaranteed! The servers were very attentive and friendly. LIKED the Grilled Halloumi with Drunken Figs for starters, and the Asparagus Tortellini with Morel Mushrooms for my meal.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

They have many interesting (and expensive) looking items on the menu, but trust me, the burgers here are damned near perfect. Dooked to perfection, the beef juicy and fresh, the brugers slightly mishapen indicating the fact that they were hand made and not stamped out of a press. I had mine with blue cheese, bacon, grilled mushrooms and caramelized onions. Every bite was just as delish as the last one.
The hand cut fries are pretty damned good too. And we all shared a side of the mac and cheese. How a portion that big and that delicious could be a side for one person is beyond me!
A real nice beer selection as well.
We'll be back...

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Thank ZenGolfGuy
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Unfortunately we did not find One 53 to be anything special and felt that it was one of the very rare highly rated Trip Advisor establishments that falls upwards thru the cracks. It does not matter as the enjoyment is on the tongue of the individual and we're happy that many go there and are very satisfied. Overall, the staff are outstanding as well as the service. The location and building is interesting however we found the ambiance a bit forced meaning it wants or is trying to be something it is not. Finally, the food seemed lost in a mixture of many spices, not flavors, which left me not being able to determine where the main ingredient was within the dish. My spouse said the same thing about her meal.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Best to get small plates and share! Went with a group of girlfriends during a work trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the uniqueness of the menu

Thank dinap205
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