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“Fantastic Food”

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 140 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$55
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, 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.
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic Food”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Excellent food made with simple and fresh ingredients. Great service from start to finish. Looking forward to eating at PSI again.

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Thank Aaron C
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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Left Disappointed”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Went for dinner this weekend based on all the raves. Appetizer (Tuna Tartar) was good. We ordered Salmon and the fish special (sea bass). The salmon was cooked well. Unfortunately, the sea bass was completely dry. The fish was very overcooked and there was no sauce at all on the plate. Service was ok. Didn't notice anyone complaining about what people were wearing, as others have written about....but they do have a dress code. I guess they forgot they are a restaurant on the beach. Not sure I'd go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank wilbr024
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Briarcliff Manor, NY
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Very Good Meal”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is considered one of the fanciest restaurants in Cape May. We recently had dinner there and we were not disappointed. The service was attentive but not over the top. All of the dishes that we ordered were prepared and presented well. The ingredients were fresh and everything was quite tasty. I'd highly recommend going here for a special night out, or, if you want an upscale experience in "Cape May.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank PeteZebra
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morris plains, nj
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Still way up there”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

PSI is a mandatory stop on our annual restaurant tour of Cape May. This year we had the hanger steak, scallops and cerviche and everything was gourmet excellent. The venue is outstanding and the staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. As a BYOB it may be the biggest bargain on Cape May.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank squillaba
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Cape May, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Shorts & T-Shirts are acceptable at a fine dining place.”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We had guests visiting who asked me to recommend the best resturant for them to treeat us. I told them that Peter Shields was the classiest but very pricey. They said that was fine and so we went. We were all dressed classic casual and were promptly seated. In looking at the menu everyone noticed that the bottom of the right hand side said that proper attire was required or service could be refused. After the waitress opened our wine and we ordered we looked around at the other guests many who were in shorts. Shortly afterward another couple entered and the man wore dingy shorts, an equally dingy t-shirt and was wearing a backpack. When the hostess stopped by to see how things were going I asked her specifically about the dress code mentioned in the menu and pointed out the couple who had just entered. Her comment was that long pants are not required but she had no answer as to what the proper dress code was. In fairness the food was good as was the service but when you are spending over $100.00 a couple in a "fine dining restuarant" you expect much better clothed diners. When responding to Open Tables request for a review, I added these comments to the restaurant's section and as of today I have not had a response. I've heard that there are new owners and I guess that is why the drastic change and the I don't care attitude. Needless to say we will not be returning and have made known our dissatisfaction to our friends. It is a shame that one of our favorite dining places has such low standards..

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank trudydon2013
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