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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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Thu, 2/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings

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Celery Root Bisque
Roasted Apples, Micro Celery
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
Compressed Cucumbers, Mangoes, Micro Cilantro, Avocado, Wasabi Tobiko, Root Vegetable Chips
Mixed Field Green Salad
Ricotta Salata, Candied Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Pistachios, Walnut Aioli
Peekytoe Crab Toast
Avocado Puree, Grilled House Boule, Radish, Frisee, Meyer Lemon Aioli
Chargrilled Spanish Octopus
Parsnip Puree, Pancetta, Spiced Chickpeas, Micro Basil, Aged Balsamic
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Cherry Puree, Grilled Brioche, Kumquats, Hazelnuts, Red Wine
Wild Arugula Salad
Burrata, Shaved Speck, Figs, Roasted Squash, Blood Orange, Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Maine Lobster, Apple Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Basil Cream, Grana Padano
Duck Confit, Tomatoes, Squash, Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula Pesto
Braised Beef "Bolognaise," Pancetta, Kale, Tomatoes
Truffle Carnaroli Risotto
Wild Mushrooms, Burgundy Snails, Squash Puree
Potato Gnocchi
Swiss Chard, Cippolini Onions, Haricot Verts, Sauce Soubise
Pan Roasted Local Day Boat Scallops
Beluga Lentils, Kale, Pancetta, Lemongrass Aioli
Rare Yellowfin Tuna
Creamy Polenta, Bok Choy, Seared Foie Gras, Red Wine
Scottish Salmon
Crispy Fingerlings, Haricot Verts, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sauce Soubise
Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs
Truffle Risotto, Swiss Chard, Roasted Carrots, Bordelaise
Grilled Hanger Steak
Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, Soy Beans, Potato Gnocchi, Bordelaise
Duo of Lamb
Herb Crusted Lamb Rack, Roasted Loin, Wild Mushroom Barley Risotto, Haricot Verts, Caramelized Cippolini Onions, Lamb Jus
Slow Roasted Long Island Duck Breast
Parsnip Puree, Apple Smoked Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Duck Jus
Dry Aged KC Strip for Two
Loaded Fingerlings Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Wild Mushrooms, Salsa Verde
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:
$30 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, International
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Truffle Carnaroli Risotto, Wild Mushrooms, Burgundy Snails, Squash Puree and Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, Truffle Risotto, Swiss Chard Roasted Carrots, Bordelaise has to be one of the best cobonation fo flavors and presentations I have seen, and I have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank omicron71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided at last minute to go on Friday in February. Had 745 reservation and it was refreshingly not crowded as it's winter. We sat in front of fire place on right side. Service is great and not rushed. Wait staff knows the menu well for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JohnNJH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome dinner here. The food, service and atmosphere were great. We both had the four course dinner. It was exceptional good. Don’t forget the restaurant is a BYOB. Enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AP10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always an incredable experiance our go to hotel in cape may. The staff is friendly and accomidating.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank katrina877
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Return visit to Peter Shields after long time and found it as good if not better than ever. Interesting menu, well prepared food, lovely surroundings and friendly, excellent service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gail D
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great food, Eclectic. A mix of European and Neuvo-American. It's a BYOB, but the wine service was exceptional. I brought serveral nice bottles here that I would never buy and pay rediculous 100-200% mark-ups that Restaraunts with a liquor license charge. Treat yourself to a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rick P
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Eat here often and plan to return soon and often wonderful service as well - cannot be beat love it Fine Dining

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greg P
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. Nothing bad to say about this place and we have been going there for the past couple years. The pre fixe menu options seem like good deals but we had our hearts set on the beef tenderloin. We will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wicked2039
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We ate here because it is touted as one of the best restaurants in Cape May. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The service here was excellent. I just wasn’t wowed by the food here for the money we spent....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Z5816GMjamesa
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Dined on a busy December Saturday. We enjoyed champagne in the downstairs lounge and then were seated in the front right room close to the piano. We started with the squash bisque, the field green salad and the foie gras. All were excellent but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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October 27, 2018|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes, please visit website!
October 27, 2018|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes but filling up quickly so call (609) 884-9090 for reservations
jan w
August 2, 2018|
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Response from FinsCapeMay | Property representative |
The Fixed price menu is sun-fri from 5-530. Its $40 for three courses. Looking forward to having you!
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