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The Peacock Inn Restaurant

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20 Bayard Lane, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540
We are located a short 5 minute walk from the NJ Transit Princeton Station stop.
+1 609-924-1707
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Peacock Inn - a Top 25 restaurant in the state of New Jersey by NJ...
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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
everything you could want

My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better location. The staff was unbelievable, the food was out of this world. We have the 5 course Frix price meal and all we both can say is "Wow"

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
John7400
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Orlando, Florida
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better location. The staff was unbelievable, the food was out of this world. We have the 5 course Frix price meal and all we both can say is "Wow"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Special meal for a birthday - perfect food, wine and service Highly recommend for a special occasion

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had anticipated a wonderful anniversary dinner at Peacock Inn, and even a few days later, are still surprised at what happened. First, yes, the food was nice and the ricotta gnocchi were lovely, but we did not get 1st class service and honestly felt ignored and abused - particularly when we spent almost $200. We've nice people - we... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The restaurant itself is a selection of perfectly finished rooms in a historical mansion. The staff is friendly, approachable and full of knowledge. Each dish is perfectly served, unique and offers a variety for every palette.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Princeton doesn't have a great many first-rate restaurants, but this is certainly one of them--good menu, good food, good service. (Not cheap, though)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The best restaurant in beautiful Princeton. This elegant but not overstated fine dining bistros is the perfect place for a great meal in a very relaxing atmosphere. It is set in a grand old home walking distance from its main drag.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It has been many years since eating at the Peacock Inn which used to be a go to restaurant for special occasions for my wife and I. My nephew and his soul mate picked the restaurant for a special dinner for the three of us. The restaurant has been made over and the decorator has very tastefully crated a very... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The gnocchi are the best you can find anywhere, bread is stellar, and the service is impeccable. The chef tries to accommodate dietary issues and the setting is romantic. I think the price of the food is worth it. The food is beautifully prepared and plated. For example my roasted cod came with mini falafel which were crisp and full... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Service was impeccable from valet parking onward. We were celebrating our anniversary and chose to have the fixed (high) price tasting menu. This is comprised of 5 courses. One has two choices for each course. We thought the food was exceptional and met our high expectations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I hadn't been to the Peacock in 20 years, but when my husband and I wanted to share a romantic dinner at a special place, I decided to make a reservation at the Peacock. We were so impressed by the service and the food, I have been talking about it since we left the restaurant last night! We arrived early... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Bayard Lane, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Public Transportation: We are located a short 5 minute walk from the NJ Transit Princeton Station stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-1707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

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.
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

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