Princeton Dining - Your Haven for International Cuisine


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Whether you're planning a golf outing, wedding reception, party, meeting or other event, Chauncey provides the ideal setting. It's also the perfect place to gather with friends for a meal. Guests can enjoy casual elegance in the Solomon Dining Room as well as the relaxed atmosphere of the C Bar. 

Solomon Room

The Solomon Room, Chauncey's main dining room, has expansive windows that look onto tranquil views of the lake, lawn and gardens. The Executive Chef, John Shirley, Vice Conseiller Culinare of Chaine des Rotisseurs, uses local artesian products and produce, fresh herbs from his garden located on the grounds (seasonal).

C Bar

The C Bar features casual fare and beverage service in a lively atmosphere overlooking the lake and grounds. with indoor and outdoor (seasonal) seating.  Gather with friends in the C Bar and join us for our version of Happy Hour...we call it "Hungry Hour" and enjoy half price appetizers from the bar menu! Offered Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Sample Summer Menu


Turkey Chili

Shrimp Cocktail

Wings of the World  Buffalo - Teriyaki - Sweet Texas BBQ – Honey Mustard

Chicken Tenders Buffalo - Teriyaki - Texas BBQ – Honey Mustard

Classic Nachos With Traditional Accompaniments

Hummus with Pita Crisps


Sandwiches & Pizzas

Flame Grilled Pizza Rustica Fresh Hand Rolled Rustic Style Thin Pizza Crust

The Chauncey Burger  Flame grilled 100% Angus Beef or Black Bean.                                                

Chicken Focaccia Panini with Grilled Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Olives,

Roast Beef Panini with Shaved Roast beef, Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Black Pepper Mayonnaise

 Pulled Smoked Pork Sliders 3 Petit Sandwiches served on Cocktail Brioche

Whole Wheat Vegetable Wrap
with Roasted Vegetables, Fresh Mozzarella, Roast Garlic Aoli


Caesar Salad
Baby Spinach Salad
Isle of Capri
Chauncey Seasonal Salad


Dinner Entrees

Grilled Skirt Steak  with Red Wine-Garlic Barbeque Glaze

Herb and Panko Crusted Tilapia with Tahini Rosemary Buerre Blanc

French Breast of Chicken  with Seasonal Vegetables and Lemon Tarragon Veloute

Spinach Linguini Primavera with Spring Vegetables Or Shrimp Scampi, White Wine, Oil, Garlic



Flourless Chocolate Cake

Mango Cheesecake  Coconut Chantilly Cream

Old Fashioned Banana-White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Poached Peaches, Berries and Cream  Over Lemon Pound Cake


Looking for an Informal Private Gathering? Guarantee a minimum of $750 in F&B revenue and you can reserve the C Bar for a private two-hour party ending by 7pm.  Email Contact Catering Sales to book your next event!  You can contact us at or 609-279-6469.

(C Bar subject to closure for private ahead to confirm availability)

Afternoon Tea 

Seatings are offered Wednesday through Saturday starting at 3:00 pm. Reservations are required, and must be guaranteed with a credit card.  Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance or full charges will apply.

Tea is served in the Solomon Dining Room on fine English bone china, featuring loose leaf teas from Mighty Leaf Teas.  Mighty Leaf infuses life into an ancient indulgence by creating teas that reaches new heights of quality and innovation.

Classic Tea:

Personal pot of tea, savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh baked scones served with our  house-made jam and English Devonshire cream.  $20.00 per person (ages 13 and up)

Royal Tea:

Added to the Classic tea you can enjoy a  glass of  champagne or mimosa. $25.00 per person

Little Prince and Princess Tea:

Our Chef will gladly adjust their menu to flatter the tastes of our young patrons.  Children (ages 7 to 12)  $16.00 per child; Children (6 and under) $11.00 per child


Afternoon Tea Reservations:

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance directly with our Restaurant Reservations agent at 609-921-3600 or by email at Please call at least 24 hours to cancel an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card.  

Afternoon Tea Prices:

Our standard tea prices are as follows:

  • Royal - $25 (includes a glass of champagne or mimosa)
  • Classic - $20
  • Little Prince & Princess Tea - (ages 7 to 12) - $16
  • Children under 7 - $11

Special-Event Teas are offered throughout the year, are priced according to featured guest (see details below in the Special-Event Tea section)

Afternoon Tea gift certificates are not valid on Special-Tea dates.

Private or Semi-Private Group Afternoon Tea Events:

For parties of 15 guests or more, please call Cathy Geer in Catering Sales at 609-279-6469 or email to inquire about holding your next special event at Chauncey. Ideal setting for all occasions from bridal and baby showers to birthdays and casual gatherings of family and friends. We can tailor our afternoon tea menu to suit your group's needs and make your special occasion in Princeton a memorable one.

Private Afternoon Tea parties for up to 100 guests pricing:

  • Royal - $37
  • Classic - $32
  • Little Prince & Princess Tea - (ages 7 to 12) - $16
  • Children under 7 - $11

Private party pricing includes a celebration cake sized based on guaranteed number of guests, house table linens, use of private room (dining room may be reserved from 2:30-5pm for parties of 40 or more).

Special Teas:

Special-Event teas are hosted by either Eliza Blackwell Dupree or Taking Tea InStyle.

Eliza is a gifted storyteller who will arrive in full costume and delight you with stories based on the topic noted for the event.  You will enjoy listening to Eliza as she tells her story filled with interesting facts and humor, as you are transported back to a different time.   The Princess & Pirate Costume Tea and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" Teas are all appropriate for children and will delight the adults as well!  The "Catherine the Great" and "Dowager Countess/Violet Crowley/Downton Abbey" teas are not appropriate for children under the age of 13.

Taking Tea InStyle will facilitate Social Etiquette & Dining Skills Workshop (SEW) Teas.  These parties are intended for youth and are age specific.  The programs aid children in developing strong social skills and good manners.  Adults are required to remain on hotel property while the children are in the workshop (adult tea will be available during these hours, at standard tea prices, reservations are required for adults as well).

Taking Tea InStyle will also facilitate two adult special-event teas.  Tea Tasting & Blending Tea (you'll create your very own blends and take them home!) and an "Unwind & De-Stress Tea" to help you unwind before the holiday rush begins!

CHILDREN'S SPECIAL EVENT TEAS (from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) 

Taking Tea InStyle teas to be Re-scheduled to to snow.  Check website mid-February for new dates!

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW (ages 9-11)  $29.00 per child

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW (ages 6-9) $29.00 per child

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW (ages 12-14) $35.00 per child

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW  (ages 15-18) $35.00 per child

Sun., 10/26:  Princess & Pirate Costume Tea (Eliza Dupree, children are encouraged to dress in costume) $25 for children 12 and under; $35 for 13 and older

 Sun., 12/14:  'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Eliza Dupree, appropriate for all!) $25 for children 12 and under; $35 for 13 and older.

ADULT SPECIAL-EVENT TEAS (served from 3pm-5pm, not recommended for children under 13)

Price per person for all adult Special-Event Teas is $35.00 for Classic Tea or $40.00 per person for Royal Tea

Sun., 4/6:  Catherine The Great Tea (Eliza Dupree)

Thur., 5/1:  Tea Tasting & Tea Blending Educational Tea (Taking Tea InStyle)

Sat., 6/14:  "Dowager Countess/Violet Crowley" Downton Abbey themed Tea (Eliza Dupree)

Sun., 11/16:  Pre-Holiday Unwind & De-Stress Tea (Taking Tea InStyle)

Wed., 12/10:  American Boy Training Choir Tea (featuring the choir singing holiday favorites)