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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
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Jersey C.i.
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a special dinner as it was to celebrate two milestone birthdays. The staff were very attentive and the food delicious. As they knew about the birthdays, they had arranged for the menus to be specially printed with the two special guests names. It's was a lovely little gesture. I had the roasted beets, then... More 

Thank leonie32
Metro New Jersey
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We traveled to Princeton from Northern New Jersy to meet our friends from Wilmington, Delaware. One of the most incredible dining experiences in quite a while. Everything was extraordinary - ambiance, service, food and wine selections. We can highly recommend this restaurant. Great value for the quality offered.

Thank Daniel K
Hopewell, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous birthday celebration here. Our server Amy was outstanding as was the rest of the staff. The beet salad and salmon encroute were excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank suzette b
Monroe, New Jersey
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Absolutely everything was wonderful for our Thanksgiving lunch. We were there for our 1:30 pm reservation. From start to finish there was nothing to complain about. The staff was so caring and our waiter, Brian, couldn't have been nicer. My three courses.... beet salad, turkey, and date cake. My husband had the green salad, halibut and creme brulee. We also... More 

Thank Deemer5
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with almost perfect food and service. A dream for gourmets. Next time I return to Princeton I shall stay at the Inn to taste more if the menu.

Thank Sarloc L
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I've had three business dinners/meetings here each event with ~30 people. Staff and service impeccable. Appetizers varied and great. Main course - good, not great. I chalk it up to the fact that they're serving 30+ people at once, not bad. On separate occasions, a good place for pre-dinner drinks. I believe there are a three or four bedrooms but... More 

Thank Bai_Xing_Xing
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful experience at The Peacock Inn! Truly a matchless evening with the perfect level of fine cuisine, top notch service and a romantic ambience. So relaxing and delicious. Don't miss out on this exceptional Princeton hideaway.

Thank suze_shoes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Enjoyed the whole experience! Food was excellent and the service was very good. Would definitely go back!

Thank Maria B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner here at the last minute with my wife and children, and I was immediately struck by the high level of service and the ambience. The food was truly amazing, and they managed to satisfy me even though I am vegetarian! The gnocchi was a must have as well as the butternut squash soup! The bread was... More 

Thank Hitesh P
Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

After months of swearing we were going to dine here, we finally made it in. We both had the five course tasting menu (With a complimentary amuse bouche, without the cheese bar) with wine traditional wine pairings. Every single dish came plated to perfection, went beautifully with the pairing, and was divine. The cheese gnocchi has to be the most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?