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“Outstanding meal and great service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-9090
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Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The Peter Shields Inn quality cuisine bursts with freshness and creativity. The Peter Shields offers a la carte dining along with a four course chef’s tasting menu. Also expect to find weekly menu additions that incorporate fresh and innovative ingredients. The magnificent ocean views are the perfect scenery to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a memorable dining experience. In the summer months, outdoor dining is available on porches overlooking the ocean. The Inn also specializes in both casual & elegant ocean front weddings. For the absolute finest local and seasonal fare, Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is a favorite of residents and visitors to Cape May alike. Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room.
Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal and great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The meal was delicious, creative and beautifully presented. Each course better than the one before. The service was terrific.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Wayne, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't go if you are hungry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I went last week. The place is very nice with great views. However, the portions are ridiculously small. We each had the crabmeat salad which was done in four bites. I had the steak and my husband had the scallops. He got 4 scallops (price $34) so I gave him some of my steak, which was not all that abundant either. We left hungry and had to go into town to get something more to eat. Don't waste your money. If you want an elegant place, with great food, go to 410 Bank St.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Restaurant week jack pot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had an exceptional meal at PSI and lucked out for restaurant week too! Our neighboring table "adopted" us with their exceptional wine collection too. This was truly a phenomenal experience!

Visited May 2014
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“Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Terrific menu and wait staff. Very attentive & helpful w selections. Great portions, Nice pace even though they were terribly busy. Had a memorable birthday & hope to be back for more (especially for the fois gras!)

Visited July 2014
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Cape May, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Perfection Reigns!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is my second review of PSI since earlier this year when we went there for Valentine's Day. That dinner was exceptional, and I'm happy to report, nothing has changed.

We went there two nights ago with another couple; for them their first time. They were as delighted as we were with the outstanding, food, service and ambiance.

Even simple dishes like the garden salad were beautifully presented and delicious. I had the butter poached shrimp with gnocchi and fiddle head ferns and the salmon, with coconut foam, jasmine rice, and shitake mushrooms. Both dishes were sublime. The salmon had a salted crust that brought the fish to a new level. The coconut foam was delicious with the rice and the mushrooms. A truly heavenly combination!

Don't skip desert even if you feel like you can't eat another bite. My friend had the deconstructed lemon bar with granola and the presentation was pleasantly surprising and delicious. I had the pineapple bread pudding which was absolutely divine. We each got desert, which was perfect as no one wanted to share.

The service was very professional, attentive and never intrusive. We had Dottie, who was wonderful.

Bottom line, I'm happy to report that since my last review around 6 months ago, absolutely nothing has changed. Perfection continues to reign at the PSI!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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