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Agricola

11 Witherspoon St. (Nassau St.) Send to Phone
609-921-2798 | Menu
Thinking globally and sourcing locally at this farm-to-table restaurant.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Agricola Restaurant Review

: Agricola’s cuisine finds an appropriate setting in a remodeled former landmark Princeton restaurant, Lahiere’s, where Albert Einstein was known to dine. Its manners then were French and fussy. Now the place features less formality and more stylishly rural flair with rough-hewn beams, exposed brick walls, wood ceilings, and an expansive pewter bar. Seating at tables and booths is divided among seven dining areas on two floors. The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Josh Thomsen, a Garden State native who worked in West Coast establishments with chefs such as Michael Mina, Joachim Splichal and Thomas Keller. “Agricola” means “farmer” in Latin, and it is farmers who inspire the rustic American menu prepared in modern, fresh and creative ways. Choose from dishes such as yellow fin tuna with leeks, freekeh, black garlic and coriander vinaigrette; and Creekstone Farms braised beef short ribs with glazed kohlrabi, celery root purée and horseradish-red wine sauce. Desserts leave diners in a quandary: will it be citrus cheesecake with vanilla bean shortbread and grapefruit curd or TCHO chocolate hazelnut linzer torte with chocolate hazelnut ganache and salted caramel sauce? The well-chosen wine list is heavy on mid-priced West Coast vintages. There’s also an engaging cocktail inventory --- try an Apple Toddy with Laird's Apple Brandy, Galliano, lemon and cinnamon-infused honey, or the Bittersweet Symphony with house-infused vanilla vodka, Campari, Strega, blood orange juice and lemon. A bright and accommodating staff provides very good service.

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