“It’s bittersweet, certainly,” owner Joe Christen, the third generation of the Christen family to operate the restaurant, told The Trentonian. “My grandfather was the consummate businessman, and he would understand, from a business perspective, that it was time.” The restaurant, known for its upscale French cuisine, in recent years offered contemporary American cuisine.
For generations of Princeton students, as the University Press Club blog The Ink observed, it was “the restaurant you go to if you’ve got a date to impress — or the one you wait to go to until your parents are in town and can foot the bill.”
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