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Main Street Bistro - Princeton


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Main Street Bistro - Princeton

Foody4life | Nov 16, 2008 06:13 AM

Main Street Bistro has been around for a long time at it's location in the Princeton Shopping Center (Harrison Street). We're happy to report that it's aged well and continues to offer a variety of consistently well prepared dishes at very reasonable prices.

The biggest news here is that they've gradually tweaked their "classic menu" adding a new section of small plate "grazing items". We're told it's taken a while for one of the long time owners to accept change (don't want to upset the regulars), but who ever convinced them to go in this direction deserves our appreciation and support.

Friday evening we were out looking for a light dinner and a couple of drinks. We settled into the bar at MSB and were well served by the two personable barkeeps. After relaxing for a bit with an excellent CA cab by the glass and a perfect martini, we ordered off the grazing menu.

She ordered the mussels ($12) and I the lamb sliders ($7). Her mussels were well prepared. A heaping bowl of large delicacies in a light garlic broth with two slices of rustic bread for dipping. Excellent. My lamb sliders were PERFECT. Two small plump patties with a middle eastern spicing, simply grilled and served on thin pita's with a slice of plum tomato. The sliders were a perfect medium rare and juicy without a bit of grease. Additionally, they were served with a traditional tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt/cucumber sauce) - really good.

We then ordered round two. She ordered the Grilled Cubano Wrap ($11) and I ordered . . . a followup double order . . . of the lamb sliders ($14). Yeah, they were that good!

We look forward to continued visits here. The place is kind of low key. Has an eclectic clientele with a mix of local scholarly types, society matrons and commoners (like us). :) It's usually easy to get in during prime time (weekends 6-8) and that's why we went Friday night. Plus, the value here is great. The $7 sliders alone would have been $14 or more per order at a majority of the newer go to spots in our area!

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