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About Peter Shields Inn
The Peter Shields Inn quality cuisine bursts with freshness and creativity. The PSI is a BYOB establishment that 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 the porch 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. Dress Code is Smart Casual.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Jan - March - Open Thursday thru Sunday / April - December Open 7 Nights
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.
Street parking, no meters.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews
The Peter Shields Inn lived up to its five star rating in every way.
The romantic, yet laid back ambiance; the attentive and friendly service; the incredible and delicious food deserve every one of those five stars. It was well worth every penny, and we will return again!
Party of 4...Third year in a row for NYE weekend. Disappointed in the surf and turf entree...scallops over salted and inedible. Salmon sausage patty was dry and over cooked with little flavor. Appetizers (soup) were excellent (oysters wonderful). One entree originally removed from bill. Took persistence to finally have both taken off the menu. Offer of dessert (head hostess) on the House was nice, but the original offer should have been to take the two surf and turf entrees off our bill. After a warm welcome and banter throughout our meal, our waiter seemed perturbed at the end. By the way, we tipped on the entire bill (including the two entrees removed). This was a kitchen problem. Not in service. After always loving PSI (was there for dinner in September), we left feeling awkward and a bit shamed. Sigh.
I had one if the best meals of my life at the Peter Shields Inn. We chose it for its location, walking distance from our hotel, and expected a typical high-end beach resort meal. The food was spectacular in its preparation and ingredients, the service was polite and appropriately timed for a leisurely meal. They brought dessert with a birthday candle and instead of the usual waitstaff singing, the pianist just segued into "Happy Birthday ". Classy. We will definitely return for special occasions.
I had such a wonderful Halibut (my absolute favorite) dinner at the Peter Shields Inn in Nov celebrating my friend's birthday that I decided to do the same for mine in Dec. Only this time I also brought my fiance. He had the NY, I had the fillet and my friend had the salmon. It was all superb. They both raved about the tartar appetizer which I tasted and also loved particularly the tuna. I also very much enjoyed my salad and especially the chocolate lava cake for dessert. The service and ambiance were also both excellent. Thank you for making both of our birthdays very special.
We haven't been here in years. My Daughter gave us a gift certificate for Christmas as our anniversary is a few days later. Walking up to PSI you are taken aback by its beauty. Decorated for Christmas was a bonus. Inside it is warm, inviting and stunning. The employees were all very nice and professional. The food was fantastic. It was better than I remembered. Dessert and after dinner hot drinks were great as it was very cold outside. Great place.
PSI is always our first choice for dining in Cape May. My husband and I have never been disappointed and the food is fresh, beautifully presented and creatively prepared. In a word our meal is always delicious! The bisque with trout has such a mixture of texture and taste and is outstanding. The salmon was perfect and of course the panne cotta with pistachio ice cream on the side should not be missed. Love PSI and will always frequent it on our quarterly visits to our favorite place no matter the season! Thank you to RJ - his service was perfect!
We are repeat customers because we enjoy PSI for many reasons.
I had hoped that there would have been a chef special seafood offering as the menu is limited.
Service,timing and quality excellent.
Expect to return in February to stay at the Inn and likely to dine there to celebrate my husband ‘s birthday.
Server was friendly and very attentive. Tasting menu was very good. Smoked trout was a great addition to first course soup. Shrimp were extremely large and perfectly seasoned. Lamb chops were beautiful, almost too rare but just perfect. Open Table requests were honored to a "T". Pianist added to the evening.
Wonderful evening, the atmosphere is quite and romantic. The service is warm, friendly and knowledgeable, from the greeting at the door, to our server Chris describing each dish with mouth watering precision, everyone at PSI makes each visit special.
The meal, fabulous. The new oyster presentation wonderful, a squash bisque with smoked trout outstanding, the pork belly and cannellini beans superb, the venison and beef tenderloin exceptional. Paired with one of the best red wines from my cellar a memorable dinning experience.
We chose the Peter Shields Inn for our anniversary dinner, and took advantage of their Prix Fixe menu. The salmon was cooked perfectly to order, and the butternut squash soup was excellent. We were greeted warmly with a wish of "Happy Anniversary" and complementary glasses of champagne. This was definitely a perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion. R.J. was a very attentive, but not intrusive server. The BYOB policy and the Prix Fixe menu made it more affordable for those on a budget. Overall a 5 star experience. We will return!
We have dined at Peter Shields every time we are in Cape May. Always a great experience. BYOB is a real plus. This visit had scallops & pork belly, amazing! Our favorite dessert here is toffee pudding, so good. The Christmas decorations just added to the romantic atmosphere!
We have been to PSI many times and it honestly one of our favorite meals. We normally go for the pre-fix or the chef's tasting and they NEVER disappoint! Every plate is beautifully crafted and always delicious. The flavor combinations are always slight unexpected but surprisingly amazing! We always request to have Amy as our server and she is the BEST! So accommodating & knowledgable about the food! We always recommend PSI to any visitors coming to Cape May whether its for a day or a week, in any season. The always evolving menu is something everyone should try at least once!
Four of us enjoyed a lovely evening at Peter Shields. The ambiance was lovely, a piano playing softly in the background. The food and service were both outstanding. It was our pleasure to dine at Peter Shields. From appetizer to dessert, we all smiled with delight. We will enjoy recommending Peter Shields to our friends, and look forward to dining here again.
The ambiance is beautiful and all dressed up in holiday splendor. Our table was near the amazing fireplace as requested, and the food was delicious. We started with the fresh greens salad with beet, goat cheese and walnuts in a vinegarette dressing....it was tasty. I enjoyed the grilled tenderloin which was melt in your mouth perfect. A lovely holiday dinner enjoyed by all.
Probably the best Jersey shore restaurant meal! My husband had a sea bass risotto and butternut squash soup and I ordered the beef tenderloin cooked to perfection..
All we’re excellent.. would highly recommend and will most definitely be returning! The ambiance was a low key, but elegant atmosphere.. was beautifully decorated for Christmas!
An absolutely beautiful way to spend an anniversary or special occasion! We were so lucky, because we went on a night when the snow was gently falling and the inn was decked out for Christmas. Our waiter, Petar was fantastic, as was Tom, who first seated us. So friendly and genuine! They even brought over flutes of champagne for us! We were seated by the fire which really was wonderful! I ordered the Salmon and my husband, the Sea Bass. Each dish was incredible with so many surprise flavors...and the butternut squash soup with smoked trout was out of this world. The dessert was stupendous, fig pudding cake with homemade vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce! Mmm mmm! Thank you Peter Shields Inn for a memorable evening..couldn't have been more perfect!
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