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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 #8 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Westfield, NJ
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Peacock Inn is a very special place with incredible food! Every dish was superb. The service was exceptional. The ricotta gnocchi was just about the best thing I have ever eaten! The sirloin was perfection. The only thing keeping me from giving an excellent rating was the first impression when we walked in the door. We raced to get... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a nice surprise. I always expect average fair for a local inn, but this was very gourmet and not what we were expecting. The gnocchi was excellent as was the handmade pasta. We mostly had appetizers (two nights in a row) - salad was excellent, tuna maki was delicious, corn soup AMAZING and the roast lobster entre was superb.... More

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Glendale, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food, wine list, ambiance and service were perfect. The salmon and duck exceeded any expectations. Why this isn't rated in the top 4 or 5 in the Princeton area is beyond believe.

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Scott S, Public Relations Manager at The Peacock Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review about your experience at The Peacock Inn restaurant! Our goal is always to exceed our guests expectations, and we are so glad that you mentioned that we did in your case. Based on user reviews on sites like OpenTable, and based on our Zagat Survey, we are the highest ranked restaurant in the Princeton... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We are regulars at the Peacock Inn. The food is consistently outstanding. The wait staff is personable and attentive, but not pretentious (compared to say, Elements). We have had pretty much everything on the menu over the years and have enjoyed it all. The gnocchi stands out as a favorite, as does the salmon and the fliet mignon. More often... More

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Scott S, Manager at The Peacock Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the incredible review of your many experiences at The Peacock Inn. It is always nice to get compliments! I have shared your review with the kitchen and wait staff, and everyone is very appreciative. It is always great to hear that we are people's favorite restaurant in the area! The gnocchi is my favorite dish on the... More

Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wow, we just had the gnocchi at Peacock Inn food stand a Communiversity. It was so good that I can not wait to go to the Peacock Inn Restaurant! Fantastic Chef!

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Scott S, Public Relations Manager at The Peacock Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your incredible review on the Ricotta Gnocchi! We are so glad that you enjoyed and it was so great meeting you there! We look forward to seeing you soon! More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Every now and then, a restaurant surprises you and that was the case with the Peacock Inn. Not that we expected mediocrity. The restaurant is located in a lovely, up market B&B on one of Princeton's loveliest residential streets. But the decor is a bit "drab" and the brown/beige color palette suggests more of a 1980s, mid-level corporate hotel environment,... More

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Scott S, Public Relations Manager at The Peacock Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at The Peacock Inn. We appreciate your honesty, and your kind words about your meals. The Peacock Inn is a top 25 restaurant in the state of New Jersey, and is the highest rated restaurant in the Princeton area on Zagat and Open Table. I am glad that... More

Pennington, New Jersey
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is our first time at this restaurant and we enjoyed our food (brunch) very much. Everyone in our family of five said that the food was served hot and tasted fresh and delicious. It was a 2 course, fixed price menu for $32, a bit pricey though for the amount of portions served. We ordered the potato pancakes, french... More

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Scott S, Public Relations Manager at The Peacock Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review your brunch experience at The Peacock Inn restaurant. I loved hearing that you all ordered something different, and everyone was happy! I have shared your comments with the kitchen and waitstaff, everyone sincerely appreciates your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Peacock Inn in the near future.... More

Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The menu was good and the ambience was fine. The place was clean, gnerally speaking. The food was very delicious.

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Scott S, Public Relations Manager at The Peacock Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your experience at The Peacock Inn Restaurant. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to welcoming you back to the The Peacock Inn in the near future. More

new jersey
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We dined there for Valentine's Day as my husband made the reservations. It was a set menu for $95 a person which I thought was rather on the pricey side. It was a four course meal which you had to order all the courses including the dessert when you placed your order. My husband enjoyed his tuna tartare and I... More

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