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The Peacock Inn Restaurant

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20 Bayard Ln, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
+1 609-924-1707
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Princeton and Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Peacock has had its ups and downs, and the decor won't be to everyone's tastes (it's arguably a little slick for a historic venue), but there's no doubting the refinement of the menu and the chef's ambitions. It's probably the only restaurant in Princeton with that plush carpet/hushed tones ambience that makes it well suited to either an expense... More 

Thank CavalierJCS
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food, fabulous! The kind of special that makes your tastebuds jump for joy! Everything unique and prepared perfectly! The room we were in was elegant but understated. The service was the same...there but not seen. Their version of an old fashioned cocktail was absolute perfection! All in all an excellent special occasion place. As my hubby made all the arrangements... More 

Thank Sue W
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My husband and I celebrated his birthday here. We did the tasting menu. For the most part we enjoyed our meal. The tuna tartar was outstanding. My husband peekytoe crab was too bland. The seared ricotta gnocchi were the highlight if the meal. My lamb and hubbies steak were way too tough and we complained. The pace of the meal... More 

Thank StephHorn
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We celebrated my partner's 60th birthday last night at the Peacock Inn. What a disappointment. To start I had a martini. It cost $18.00 and the glass wasn't even full! We all did the 5 course tasting menu. I had the foie gras for the 1st course. It was minuscule, the entire course would have fit on a Ritz cracker.... More 

3 Thank Timothy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a class bistro in an historic home, It is elegant with great service with convenient parking. The menu is rather limited, but one can expect a delicious meal.

Thank Richard C
New Jersey
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner and wasn't disappointed. The food and service were excellent! We also enjoyed the atmosphere and creative cocktails! We had octopus, tuna tartare, gnocchi to die for, scallops, and mascarpone cheesecake. All were delicious. We chose the a la carte menu instead of the pre- fix, which also looked amazing.

1 Thank TakeMeAway44
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A cosy and romantic restaurant, with a great eclectic menu. Plates have great presentation and taste as good as they look. The Foie Gras Terrine, crab salad are both great starters. The lobster is fantastic - I highly recommend. I have also had an amazing rabbit dish. The desserts are consistently terrific. Great place for a special date night....or just... More 

Thank londonbos2n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My husband and I went to the Peacock Inn for my birthday. It was very expensive, but worth every penny. The place is elegant, the service wonderful, and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. I had brussels salad, gnocchi, and loin of lamb. My husband had Portuguese octopus, pork belly, and lobster. Yum! It was a perfect celebration.

Thank mjthecruiser
Princeton, New Jersey
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48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We decided to try the Peacock In restaurant on a Saturday night, and wanted to sit at the bar for our dinner. We found, with some difficulty, two seats together, at about 6:00. The bar proper is small (probably only about 12 seats) and 4-6 of them were reserved by one of the owners for his friends (family?). They don’t... More 

2 Thank Peggy L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We celebrated a birthday dinner at the Peacock Inn. The food is very good and I would specifically recommend the gnocchi. They do tout it as their signature dish and it does not disappoint. The gnocchi is very light, not dense. The octopus appetizer also earned high praise from the table. The desserts are limited and nothing terribly special. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bayard Ln, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
  • 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
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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