Blue Point Grill is our favorite seafood restaurant. It’s located in downtown Princeton, right on Nassau Street. It is a classy yet casual restaurant and the entire staff is very professional, friendly and warm. A really great crowd frequents this place being that this restaurant is located in a world famous college town, drawing people from all over the world. This is another BYOB restaurant and if you happen to forget to bring your wine there is a wine shop right down the street within walking distance. We have been going there for years and have never had a bad meal. If we are in the mood for a seafood experience, we go there.
Blue Point Grill is a very popular hotspot and you can expect a substantial wait if it is a Friday or Saturday night, but it’s definitely worth it. if you plan on going on one of those busy nights, definitely bring an extra bottle of wine. The regulars know that they are welcome to sit in the waiting area and sip wine as they wait for their table. The hosts are more than happy to open your bottle of wine and give you wine glasses so you can relax in a conversational atmosphere. If you are drinking white wine, they will also put your other bottle in the kitchen refrigerator to keep it chilled for you for when you sit at your table. The time passes quickly and before you know it, your table is ready. During the warm time of the year, they have outside dining available which adds a real nice feel to the experience.
We have had so much fun at the Blue Point Grill over the years. The experiences we have had their are memorable. As usual, we have regular servers. Here, they are Kristina, Cindy, Beth, and Katie. We’ve also had Danny, Kelly and Karen. Sheila is Katie’s sister and one of the hosts. She will always greet you with a smile and make your first impression a good one.
The service at the Blue Point Grill is warm and superb. The restaurant is managed so well that the wait staff actually enjoys working there. You can even see it in their faces. The bread is phenomenal and is from Brooklyn. The fish is perfectly cooked every time. It’s the way that Ren and I make it at home. You never have to worry about your fish being previously frozen at this place. They even own the fresh seafood store right next door. You need to definitely check that place out too. If you do, check it out before you eat being that they close early.
Our servers for the evening were Christina and Beth, who as always lived up to their reputation of excellence. Tonight, we had their buffalo calamari for an appetizer, which is always amazing. They use cornbread breadcrumbs and then slather it in buffalo sauce. It has just the right amount of spiciness. On other occasions, we’ll order the regular fried; four spice; or the grilled calamari versions. Every one is delicious.
Our next course was the iceberg wedge salad. It is served with blue cheese crumbles, and thousand island dressing. They can customize it for you as well, if you desire. The blue cheese really adds that element of decadence.
Tonight, our fish selection for the main course was the arctic char. This fish is similar to salmon, but much better. We also usually order the tilapia, swordfish and chilean sea bass. This time we chose mashed potatoes and cole slaw as our sides. As always the fish was perfectly prepared and the taste was top notch. We also ordered a side of creamed spinach. If you like creamed spinach, this is a must. All we can say is, “Yummy!!!”.
We usually don’t order dessert, but it was still Mom’s birthday weekend so we did. Mom ordered the fresh fruit and we ordered the organic strawberry sorbet, which is from the Bent Spoon, another local establishment in Princeton. We do rarely indulge in dessert, but this was an excellent way to top off the meal.
Needless to say, this was another memorable experience at the Blue Point Grill. We can’t say enough good things about this place. They also own the Witherspoon Grill in Princeton next to the Princeton Library on Witherspoon Street. That restaurant is another great place that does serve drinks. We will let you know how that place is soon. Stay tuned.
Check out the Blue Point Grill’s website for more information.
Be sure when you visit the Blue Point Grill that you say that you were referred to them by Roy and Ren from twosquirts.com.