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“Very romantic”

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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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.
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very romantic”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to have dinner here. When we arrived on a Saturday night without a reservation we were graciously welcomed at the door, even though they had served their last reservation 90 minutes before. The host quickly checked to make sure the kitchen staff had not started to break down the food prep area already, and we were seated in an intimate dining room with a cozy fireplace. The restaurant is located in a beachfront mansion, and I can't wait to go back in the warmer months so we can sit outside watching the waves roll in. We were surprised to learn that this was a BYOB, but, no problem if you forget to bring wine. The restaurant is allowed to sell NJ wines, and we had a very nice bottle from the Cape May Winery. The menu was pricey, but worth it. I am a chef, and my husband is in the restaurant business. We are not easily impressed when we go out to eat, but the Peter Shields Inn is now on our list of one of the best meals we ever ate. The setting was gorgeous, service was attentive and professional. Even though we were late arrivals, no one made us feel rushed. We were treated like welcome guests to a friends home. Looking forward to our next visit.

Visited February 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“elegant and charming”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The atmosphere is so charming and yet elegant in this beautiful old house. A glowing fire adds to the warm ambiance. We tried the 4 course menu as well as the 3 course. They were both wonderful. The chef was kind enough to accommodate a special request for his superb scallops that we so enjoyed the last time we dined there. The chocolate lava cake is the perfect ending to a fabulous meal. Coming from Miami where great restaurants are everywhere, it is hard to find fine dining in a small town. Peter Shields proved to be a delightful experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Elizabeth M
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New Hope
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding Experience”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Every thing about Peter Shields was perfect!!! that is a hard one to pull off!! Food, Decor, View and Service. Can't wait to go back to this great BYOB.

  • Visited January 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“The dinner was excellent and rivaled many center city favorites.”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our stay was made a pleasure by the staff. They could not seem to do enough for us. We were with many other couples that had been there over the preceding Holidays. A very nice way to charge up for the hustle and bustle in the week to come.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Serotta08
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Romantic and Elegant New Years Eve!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Checked in to room 3 on New Year's Eve. Dinner was elegant, service impeccable and the decorations were gorgeous. Woke up to sun streaming in, ocean view and fire in grate. What's not to love????? We could not have asked for a better way to bring in the new year. Brunch was phenomenal-especially the cape may salt oysters with frozen champagne and caviar. Thank you to chefs, servers, staff for a splendid celebration.

Visited December 2013
2 Thank JeriLynn418
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