Peacock Restaurant & Lounge at The Inn at 202 Dover

4.5
293 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Peacock Lounge is famous for our casual, yet award wining fine dining experience Selected as Top 11 Romantic Restaurant in America. AAA 4 Diamond and Michelin Recommended.

You will probably be welcomed by one of the owners, Shelby or Ron, offered an opportunity to start your experience with a cocktail or glass of wine in our lounge or, if you prefer, be seated upon arrival.

Focusing on the freshest local produce and entrees - Chef Potts creates a unique and creative menu. Know for our house-made sweet potato rolls and pastas, and seasonally inspired soups, entrees (such as prime rib, local rock-fish) and of course home made desserts.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exemplary. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The ambiance was beautiful. The lighting was just right and it was quiet. Tables were spaced far enough apart so that one could have a private intimate conversation. I was here for the Valentine’s Day weekend and ordered from their Valentine’s Day Prix Fix 3 course menu. The meal began with an amuse bouche of smoked salmon. It was delicious. I ordered the Oysters Rockefeller, which was served on a bed of seaweed. It was very tasty. Next came the duck breast with couscous and it was excellent. For dessert, I had the chocolate soufflé with crème anglaise that was hand poured by the server at the table. It was excellent. For wine, I ordered a bottle of their Riesling from Alsace, which had just the right balance of fruitiness and acidity. It was very reasonably priced. I highly recommend the Peacock Restaurant and Lounge for a special occasion for a small group of people. While I did not stay in one of the rooms at the Inn, I was given a tour of their French room and it was very beautiful. The bath had a jacuzzi and was luxurious, as was the rest of the room. It would make for a great place to stay.

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G
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall the experience was great! The service was amiable, eager to please, but it was Valentine's Day and very busy and some of the staff appeared to be unused to the routine at this establishment. Also the executive chef, Jordan Lloyd, who is excellent and well known had just taken over the kitchen here and had not the opportunity to make his imprint on the service. I have no doubt that this restaurant will be 5 stars all the way through very soon.

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R
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely celebration of a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. Food was great and Robert, our server, could not have been more attentive and respectful of our talking. We're already planning a return visit!

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DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous New Year's Eve dinner! A great way to ring in 2019.
The dinner was wonderful and the service impeccable.

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B
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Sad. Christmas eve menu was not an elegant representation of the online menu which tempted with foie gras and rack of lamb. This limited menu had no lamb, no vegetarian option, no chicken dish, it was extremely limited. The cheese plate disappointed with lack luster cheeses, out of season strawberries, a cluster of blueberries and the sad trader Joe's crackers we ignored on the amusbuche. No one returned after the meal to see if coffee and dessert was wanted. It was a big miss for us. We will stick with our Easton favorites in the future

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert was perfect. Food and wine were superb. Thanks for an extremely agreeable meal. When we return to your area count on us again.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet. The food was fantastic! The service was friendly and efficient. The owners greeted us warmly. We ended up having an extra person (our reservation was for 5) and they seamlessly added another place. Very elegant and yet hospitable. I'm looking forward to returning to try the regular menu!

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S
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner for Thanksgiving!! Very well organized buffet. Greeting, service and food were excellent!

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BK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peacock Restaurant & Lounge was absolutely wonderful! Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. The beautiful historic home with its elegant and lovely appointments enhanced the setting for our dinner (the background music contributed to the ambiance). The host and owner, Mr. MItchell, was very pleasant, warm, and welcoming. We appreciated the fact he has tasted and therefore has knowledge of all of the wines served and we relied on his recommendation. Our waiter was an excellent representative for the customer service provided by the Restaurant. He was responsive while also focused on facilitating a leisurely, relaxing meal. He was assisted by a very lovely, pleasant woman. Finally, kudos to the chef. The meal was fabulous including our salmon which was cooked perfectly culminating in delicious desserts. This was a return visit and we will be back. We need to plan a weekend where we can enjoy the lovely accommodations.

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WR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went for the first time. Beautiful restored home. We had a drink in the lounge before dinner. Very relaxed atmosphere
Dinner service was very good as well as the food.....we will be back

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. From the waitress to the food presentation and taste to the quaint Victorian environment, everything was presented maticulously. The proprietor was kind and welcoming, coming to each table to assure customer satisfaction.
Will definitely return when in the Chesapeake.
Paul and Cindy Imber

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

To put it simply, we were disappointed. We walked through the door and there was no one to greet us. We saw two people staring at us from the kitchen but no one came up and greeted us initially. We went to the lounge, which I intentionally arrived early in order to spend time in, but felt mislead when it was basically a sitting parlor. We were offered drinks but no wine list - so we ordered "off the cuff." And just as our drinks arrived, we were told our table was ready.
The menu was fine - nice selection, and the waiter shared the additional specials. When we began to place our order, we were told that one of the items was no longer available. That just shouldn't happen on a Saturday night, mid evening. We made second choices and went on with our evening.
Maybe my expectations are too high, but when I'm paying for a high end meal, I expect service, food and ambiance to be perfect. I won't be returning.

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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Recently dined here for a special occasion. This is a beautiful inn and the restaurant space is elegantly designed. Unfortunately the service was exceedingly slow as kitchen was understaffed. We understand this can happen, but no one bothered to alert us or apologize or make any effort to accommodate us until we asked. Menu was interesting, albeit overpriced, especially the wine. Not a good value

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SP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with fabulous food and impeccable service.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were one of only 2 couples in the restaurant. We were there for a dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was very high class and our waiter was exceptional. After dinner we met the owner he was gracious enough to take us on our own private tour of the inn.

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K
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ron Mitchell owns and operates this wonderful restaurant in a beautiful old home in Easton, MD. It is upscale, quiet, excellent service, great wine list (Ron will help you find a great wine to have with your meal), the chef is flexible...in short l, it’s a great venue for a really nice meal in a nice setting where you can have a quiet conversation and celebrate a special occasion. They made a gluten-free birthday cake for my girlfriend (now my fiancée as we got engaged at the restaurant that night) that was delicious, gorgeous, and decadently chocolate.
It’s on the expensive side but we’ll worth it.
Best of luck and thank you again Ron.
Kent

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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and the evening, service and food could not have been better. I have dined at the Peacock Restaurant a few times however this last visit reminded me that I need to return sooner and with more frequency. One of the best restaurants, IMO, on the Eastern Shore.

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the very best restaurant in Easton and Talbot County for excellent classical cuisine in an elegant dining setting. Prices are quite reasonable given the quality of the dining experience. The menu varies with innovative and tasty seasonal entrées, all excellently preprepared and presented. A good selection of interesting American and French wines at all price points. The staff is well trained and attentive to every detail. Spoil yourself and your guests at this magnificent restaurant in an impeccably restored beau-arts mansion from Easton's historic past .

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NP
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking into The Inn at 202 in Easton, MD., protrudes a well thought out creation to make one feel very welcomed into the Mitchell's beautiful home. The Peacock Restaurant in this home exemplifies what good cuisine food is all about....right down to the presentation on a plate. Chef Potts exceeded my expectations from the chilled Cucumber soup with Crabmeat to my Seared Sea Scallops with his homemade pasta in succulent lovely light sauce. I am all about food and presentation since I was one of the Southern Living Cook Off finalist (15 finalist out of of 40,000 entries) and a mad scientist in my kitchen to create the finest in fine cuisine and especially baking making it the food healthy and enjoyable to the palate. this chef of obviously high quality, has certainly gone way and beyond. We will be back soon! Thank you Chef Potts. Nancy and Bob Fazakerley

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peacock was wonderful from the moment we entered the restaurant from the attentive waiter, special martinis, the elegant food including beautiful and delicious first courses, the special entree of wild boar cooked perfectly, and an entree of squid ink negra linguine with perfectly seared scallops and sauteed spinach. White table cloths, exquisite food presentation, exceptional staff and a visit from the the chef to our table all made our dinner that evening quite special. Next time that we are in Easton we will also try to stay the night at the Inn at 202 Dover where the Peacock Restaurant is.

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LJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely historic inn ... delight food beautiful surroundings .. a little short staffed but would return

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QE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, servers great, service a bit slow, perhaps somewhat overpriced.

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JS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were excellent! First time dining here and all the other 5 star reviews were right on. Our appetizer, entree, and dessert all were just fabulous.

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AC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for the weekend and chose the Peacock Restaurant from Open Table and were so happy we did! The food, service and ambiance were all top notch. Ron, the owner chose a wonderful white wine to accompany our crab dishes. The wine was not something we would have normally picked. We had a wonderful evening.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommended, as much for the cooking as for the ambience and the conversation with the proprietor!

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B
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The soft crabs were great. The steak was excellent.

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ED
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail and wait service were outstanding. The staff went out of it's way to accommodate our request for a special Mother's Day celebration - even set us up a private table outside in the garden on a patio with trellis, very intimate ambiance. All the food was outstanding and the chef paid us a visit to say hello. Our cosmo and dirty martinis were outstanding. Recommended wine (Bliss cabernet) was well received and enjoyed by all. Highly recommend the Peacock to celebrate special moments or any time for a well-deserved treat !

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, beautifully restored Inn. Great food, lots of attention to detail.

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here. The food was delicious. The chef came and spoke with us for a few and the owner was friendly and welcoming! The wait staff was wonderfully too! We look forward to dining here again on our next get away and would even like to stay in one of their beautiful B&B rooms.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Do not go to this place. Grossly overpriced, mediocre food, hideously pretentious. The wine list tells you nothing about the wines on offer ("Cabernet sauvignon", no other info). Needless to say, the wine wasn't very good. The servers try and they were nice, but since it's pretentious they're obnoxiously present and overly servile instead of just getting the job done in an unobtrusive way. Truly awful.

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M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I researched where I wanted to have my birthday dinner and this restaurant had gotten great reviews. I was terribly disappointed in the quality of the food, especially for the prices that were charged. I was told this was a Michelin recommended restaurant - I don't think so!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Limited menu. Mostly large meat servings.

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TL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband ate dinner here for a date night. The food was amazing, our server, Theresa, was very pleasant and did an excellent job. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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DZ
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent experience.

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MG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must! We’ve driven by so many times and have intended to try this beautiful, historic venue. It is exemplary in every way from service and setting to food. It will be one of our spots for sure. ❤️

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very upscale, creative and high-quality in all respects: food, service, ambiance, etc.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant for Christmas day but found wait staff not very attentive based on venue.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Have been here many times and it never disappoints. Food is very well prepared, flavorful , nicely presented. A hidden gem on the Eastern shore. The town of Easton has several very good restaurants but this is at the top.

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NC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Can't wait to return. Thankful for the hassle free Thanksgiving they provided for my friends and I!

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals both my husband and I had were fantastic. I had the lobster dish and roasted butternut squash salad. To die for! My husband had an oyster dish and roast venison. His roast was perfectly done. The oyster dish, extremely flavorable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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