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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
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently ate dinner in the bar area. The room was nicely designed and had a great ambience. The service was top-notch: Our server was well informed, polite and not snooty. The menu was interesting, without being over the top. I have eaten at a few places lately where each item on the menu needs a thorough explanation, which I... More 

Thank Janet P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times and absolutely love the place. It has a small, quiet and very wall appointed restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. The tasting menu is possibly the best either my or my wife have ever had, and we eat out quite frequently and in very good restaurants around... More 

Thank Chris K
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for amazing food or a romantic night out, the Peacock Inn is a great choice. While on the expensive side, the food tastes amazing, is beautifully presented and combines wonderful flavors. I had the Brazino which was light, crispy and served with aged lemons and black lentils. My wife had the salmon. Both were light, flavorful... More 

Thank William P
Monroe, New Jersey
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Both experiences were great. Lot more people on Christmas Eve. Both meals were delicious and slightly different. We had the same waiter both times and he remembered us...which was very nice. Started with a glass of proseco and then a chilled bottle of Cloudy Bay. Excellent!

Thank Deemer5
Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our fav food and most intimate and friendly restaurant in the Princeton area. The food is always interesting and tasty,with interesting combinations and textures. Service is always informed, friendly, and attentive. Their wine/drink expert is knowledgeable with great recommendations. The host and hostesses are professional and welcoming, you feel like a real guest. The bar area is another... More 

Thank 2JerseyJim
Ewing, New Jersey
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peacock Inn is a lovely setting for a special occasion. We chose to celebrate our anniversary here. Great choice! We were given menus that were personalized for us, as well as complimentary champagne to toast our anniversary. We chose the price fixe menu, as suggested by our server, Manny, and were very happy with our choices. From start to... More 

Thank PattiCookie
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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171 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here for the first time last night and all of us (3) had a terrific time. We first enjoyed a cocktail at the bar with Patrick, the bartender, who was very enjoyable to speak with and then we headed to our table. At first, I was a tad concerned because there were two parties being held and I... More 

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Jersey C.i.
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
65 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?