Appropriately named after the Latin word for farmer, Agricola Eatery in Princeton, NJ, embodies the farm-to-table spirit. As part of the Fenwick Hospitality Group, this restaurant focuses on fresh flavors while providing a rustic twist on American dining—along with a sense of community.
Locally sourced and flavor forward, the dishes on Agricola’s menus are adapted to feature what’s in season and incorporate local Griggstown chicken, artisan cheeses, and produce from their own Great Road Farm. Each menu is based on taste inspired by local farmers and fishermen, only sourcing seasonal, sustainable ingredients.
At Agricola, good libations are the only options. The drink menu features an extensive selection of whiskey, after-dinner drinks, beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails. And when it comes to cocktails, Agricola is definitely doing it right! The Autumn in Pear-adise is one of my personal favorites, which is a mixture of rum belle de brillet, house-made apple-pear purée, and grapefruit.
In the Princeton area and looking for a quick afternoon bite? Agricola features a weekday afternoon bar menu (2:30 p.m. until dinner) and Happy Hour (2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Small plates on the bar menu include seasonal flatbreads, a dry-aged Angus beef burger, artisan cheeseboard, and organic salads. Cocktails, wines, and beer are served at happy hour rates.
With multiple dining rooms, the atmosphere at Agricola focuses on comfort. The space is rustic, warm, and inviting. A chalkboard list of seasonal ingredients hangs in the main dining room and open shelves with freshly baked loaves of bread separate the tables and open kitchen. For more intimate dining experiences, three private dining rooms are available as well.
11 Witherspoon Street
Top image courtesy of Agricola Eatery.