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The Peacock Inn Restaurant

20 Bayard Lane, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540
+1 609-924-1707
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Ranked #5 of 170 Restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: We are located a short 5 minute walk from the NJ Transit Princeton Station stop.
Description: The Peacock Inn - a Top 25 restaurant in the state of New Jersey by NJ Monthly, highest rated restaurant in Princeton by Zagat and Open Table, named "Restaurant Of The Year" by the Star-Ledger newspaper - offers guests an elegant and exceptional dining experience. Attentive service, chic decor, and the contemporary approach to Chef Manuel Perez's "New American" cuisine, make The Peacock Inn the perfect choice for a romantic evening, business dinner, or special occasion. The intimate dining rooms blend elegance, comfort, and sophistication. The walls showcase prized artwork, murals, and menus from the 1930's, some of which were discovered behind cement walls in the basement of the historic mansion. Spend some time in the contemporary bar at The Peacock Inn while food prepared by Chef Perez and his team while sipping your favorite cocktail or a choice wine.The restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week and Sunday Brunch. The Peacock Inn also offers 16 luxury guest rooms if you are looking for a exceptional evening in the heart of downtown Princeton.
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Skillman, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The last time I was here must have been over 15 years ago. There's been quite an improvement. The current setting is intimate and comfortable. The three of us ordered nine dishes; an appetizer, entree, and dessert each. We felt that the scallop appetizer, the salmon entree, the warm toffee cake dessert, and the cheese plate were the standouts, although... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a celebratory dinner here and opted for the 5 course tasting menu at $95 per person. The building has been tastefully renovated. Beginning with the complimentary valet parking and nice landscaping out front, it is obvious that there has been much thought given to this establishment. The dining room is very attractive and uncluttered with a modern feel.... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Decided to dine here before the theater based on reviews. Fresh ingredients, creative preparations, extensive well priced wine list in a gorgeous setting. The highlight if the meal was the best warm sticky date toffee pudding I have eaten outside of Sydney. Highly recommend a visit before an evening at the McCarter.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We ate in the restaurant and had the tasting menu with the grand wine pairing. We both enjoyed our choices but the gnocchi was fabulous, the wine was generously poured and the service was impeccable.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our first visit to this charming old mansion-turned-restaurant was one of the best dining experiences ever! To start, the tables are perfectly spaced apart to insure you have a 'private' dining experience (perfect for a romantic dinner). Every single dish brought to our table was beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious! The service was attentive without being obtrusive and everyone there... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband took me here for dinner for my birthday. There is complimentary valet parking. We were greater by a very friendly and enthusiastic host as we entered the front door. Instantly you can appreciate the beautiful decor and surroundings. Subtle gray tones with a subtle peacock pattern adorns the walls of the main dining area we were in. The... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We saw the great reviews and went for brunch expecting an interesting menu. It was mostly a hotel breakfast menu with most choices revolving around eggs. There was really only a few menu items that favoured lunch. The salmon was good and freshness of ingredients was good but given the price point the restaurant is going for it was a... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to The Peacock Inn for the first time in July. We had the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairing. Overall it was excellent. I had the foie gras for the first course which was fantastic, my fellow diners all had the tuna tartar. They were a bit disappointed with the tuna, not as flavorful as they... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The expertise with which the bartender creates his signature cocktails is, for me the main attraction of the Peacock Inn. We keep returning and that says a lot.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I hate getting dressed up for dinner which is why I had never eaten at the Peacock Inn before, but we were staying the night so I figured I could change into a dress shirt and slacks for dinner then get comfy again right after no big deal. Well, I'll tell you, I'm glad I did and I'll definitely be... More

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Additional Information about The Peacock Inn Restaurant

Address: 20 Bayard Lane, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: +1 609-924-1707
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Seafood, Bar

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