Welcome BT Bistro!

Kevin Birch Photo

One of our area’s most popular chefs, Bobby Trigg, owner of the Ferry House in Princeton, opens his newest venture, BT Bistro, today.  Located in the Clarion Palmer Inn, at the corner of Emmons Drive and Route 1, the restaurant will be open for lunch weekdays, dinner daily, and Sunday brunch.  (Princetonians can access the restaurant by Canal Pointe Boulevard, without having to get on Route 1.)

There is a full bar with a very nice lounge area, plus several other seating areas that include a quiet dining room; the ambiance and the scrumptious menu offer options and price points for everyone.  There are also private dining rooms for special events or meetings. 

I enjoyed some lovely appetizers there the other night at a pre-opening event (see photo), and think Bobby, along with partner Barry Sussman, have a hot new place on their hands.

Congratulations Bobby and Barry!

6 thoughts on “Welcome BT Bistro!

  1. Dear Faith,

    I’ve watched the transformation of Bobby’s new venture each morning, on my way to D&R Greenway ‘the pretty way’ [- ultimately Province Line Road.] I wondered and wondered, when will those interesting doors open? And now I know.

    Each morning, I’d be thinking, “Well, Betty and Faith and I will have to give it a whirl, as soon as we get the word.”

    So now you’ve been there and been pleased — and I hope we can join forces for this intriguing experience.

    I wish this deserving chef well in all his ventures, and thank you for taking us with you.


  2. Went to BT Bistro the other day with a party of 4. Dinner service was slow. Food-just OK. Soup was nothing special. Salmon dish was overly salted. Grouper special was tasteless. Overpriced for what we got. Would not go back.

  3. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it; oversalting is a pet peeve of mine. I haven’t been for a meal yet myself, as I like to wait a bit to let a new place work out any kinks. That’s why we Packet reviewers usually wait 3 months (or close) to review a new place.

  4. Delicious New Alternative on Route 1 we decided to try the brand new BT Bistro ON Mother’s Day which is in the restaurant space that was occupied by Charlie Brown’s on Route 1 at the Clarion Hotel. What a great choice! Eating out on Mother’s Day or any holiday is often disappointing. But everything that we had was absolutely delicious. BT Bistro is another restaurant venture of Bobby Trigg who owns Ferry House in Princeton. The restaurant is pretty and the wait staff was gracious and extremely helpful. I had a chilled lobster tail which was perfectly cooked and a crab margarita which is a signature dish of Ferry House. It was absolutely delicious though I think a tad small for a main course. My husband’s herb crusted flounder was amazing as was the delmonico steak and grilled chicken salad that my daughters had. The firecracker shrimp appetizer was great! We even splurged for dessert! The flourless chocolate cake was just plain divine! I highly recommend this welcomed addition to

  5. Greetings everyone! I wanted to let everyone know about my wonderful experience there last night. Normally I despise going out for dinner on Sunday nights because food and service can be “wishy-washy.” I went with my family, a part of 6 in total, and was not dissappointed! The restaurant was extremely busy, yet our table had no delays. I had the romaine salad to start (crisp and delicious),chicken parmesan as my entree (better than any italian restaurant I’ve visited), and a berry cobbler for dessert (a perfect ending for me!). Everyone at the table complimented on the individual attention we received from our waiter, even though we saw how busy he was. Thank you Chef Bobby Trigg for this wonderful evening! We will be back! Best of luck!!

  6. So far, I’ve visited BT Bistro a handful of times and each time has been very enjoyable. The servers have always been very welcoming, and the food – above par. Perfect portions for a moderate price. Definitely a lil’ gem you should seek out. Best of luck to the team at BT!

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