Thursday, November 5, 2009

Salt Creek Grille

1 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ

After hearing rave reviews of the Salt Creek Grille, we decided to go here for our anniversary lunch. We were very impressed upon entering the restaurant by the ambiance and decor, although as the place filled, we decided the acoustics were pretty bad--it was really loud in there, good enough for the two of us, but had there been four at our table, we probably couldn't have heard each other.

The food was very good. We shared a bowl of lobster bisque (just right for sharing; way too much to eat before a meal!), and then we each had a sandwich platter. BAJ had a Guava Glazed Hand Pulled Chicken Hero and I had a French Dip. We were very pleased with our meals.

I have to say, though, that it was really expensive for a bowl of soup, two sandwiches, and two sodas. Our meal came to nearly $50, and we didn't even get dessert. Compare this to the prix fixe lunch at the four star Frog and the Peach, which costs $25/person for appetizer, entree, and dessert, and the Salt Creek doesn't even compare.

So, for us, this meal was really really good. The service wasn't bad, at least until our server clearly got "weeded" for the lunch rush, and the ambiance is fairly nice. Yet, it wasn't so good to justify the prices for a lunch.

Salt Creek Grille on Urbanspoon

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