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“Perfection”

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 138 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Cape May
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfection”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great service, wonderful romantic setting and exquisite food. A must stop when in Cape May.

  • Visited April 2012
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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“New Years Eve 2012”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We celebrated New Year Eve at Peter Shields ,the decorations were lovely the live music was also wonderful. The food could of been much better for the price. It was price fixed per person,they had nerve enough to charge extra for one cup of coffee. How tacky.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank 3candygirl3
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fine dining in a historic mansion”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Executive Chef Carl Messick creates a varied and inspired menu using local seafood and healthy ingredients. The PSI is a magical place in historic Cape May, NJ

  • Visited April 2012
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Trenton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Pre-fixed meal a delight in off-season Cape May”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

A very reasonably priced 3-course fixed-price dinner led us to the Peter Shields Inn Restaurant. While there is not much to do but relax and eat in Cape May's off-season, this is the place to accomplish both tasks. I will have to say, though, that we has a massive case of "server envy". Although our male server was competent and professional, we couldn't help but overhear the descriptions of how the food was prepared, suggested substitutions, and general niceties that the female server was providing her tables. We both chose the same appetizer, a bowl of mussels in very flavorful broth. For our entree, one ordered a steak, and the other order the chicken. Both were artistically presented on the plate, had side dishes that both complemented the protein, and tasted spectacular on their own.
Dessert was a date pudding (looked like a Christmas plum pudding), and a creme brulee. Again, both were more than satisfactory. My suggestions, ask for the dining room opposite the reception area, much more cozy and comforting than the other side. And pray you get the great female server.

  • Visited February 2012
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3 Thank RoadLessTravelledNJ
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Good but not great...”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

We've eater here a few times since the new owner's. Both my husband and I were a bit disappointed this time. I ordered the mussels appetizer and it was just okay. I ordered the filet medium-rare for my entree and it was overcooked, but the food was not hot. My husband ordered a fish entree and it was cold and not tasty. We'll try again but not in the near future...

  • Visited March 2012
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