I tend to travel to the Cape May area during the off-season. However, it can be difficult to locate a great place since most establishments are only open for the Summer season and a few weeks after Labor Day.
The menu at Peter Shields Inn was very diverse, thus making it very difficult to narrow down to one item. The food was cooked perfectly and you did not feel rushed.
I would recommend this establishment who are looking for a nice sit-down location during the off-season.
I would recommend PSI to anyone looking for a unique dining experience menu! The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating and friendly.
everything was cooked to perfection. Fresh, delicate flavors with the right amount of taste.. halibut was divine, enjoyed crabmeat cocktail and creme brûlée is the best!! thanks for making our 50th anniversary perfect. looking forward to returning.
Went for an anniversary dinner, everything was outstanding from start to finish. Francis was our waiter, the service could not of been better and he was very busy, but he still gave every table all of his attention. The butternut squash bisque with smoked trout salad was phenomenal, I kept saying wow after every bite. And both of our dinners didn't disappoint either. The pork porterhouse that my husband ordered was huge, tender and tasty. I had scallops that were cooked perfectly, they just about melted in your mouth. And if all that wasn't enough it is BYOB, which means you can enjoy a wonderful wine from your home cellar with this great dinner. My only complaint is we live too far to go every week (otherwise I would be there all the time). Cannot wait to go back!!
I was under the impression that PSI was a gourmet restaurant for adults. There were unruly children (under the tables, yelling, running around) at the table next to me. They kept calling "Daddy "and I finally asked the waiter " are those your children?" To which he replied "yes." I think that is poor form for a busy Sunday night restuarant week dinner crowd.
My friends and I discovered Peter Shields through Restaurant Week and now we make it a tradition. The Inn is quite stately with an understated elegance. The menu is seasonal and exceptional. My friends very much enjoyed the butternut squash puree. My sampling of it was rich and perfectly seasoned. I tried the tuna tartar. I found it very refreshing. My entree was the venison and my friends both had the hanger steak. Their steaks were better than I've had at some steaks houses and the venison was the best I've ever eaten. Desserts did not disappoint either: the chocolate panne cotta was rich to almost decadence and the English toffee pudding a hardy hunk of flavor. We ordered the Cape May pinot grigio which complimented the meal perfectly.
Services was perfect -- always there when you needed it but not intrusive. I love his place.
This is a wonderful Cape May restaurant. Great food, great service and an overall great experience.
The food is gourmet, the portions are just right and the ambiance is perfect. Exquisite and romantic dining at its best!
Food was outstanding-everything tasted amazing! So many great options-it was hard to decide what to order! The ambience was very romantic! Will definitely be back!
My wife and I were looking to get away for a Anniversary weekend to Cape May in the off season. Even in November, this NJ beach-town, restaurant was packed...and for good reason. This restaurant is worth the destination. The food, presentation and service were excellent!
The food and service were outstanding. My wife's Tile fish was cooked to perfection, and my Hangar steak was delicious. Service and ambiance were terrific, and the noise level was moderate enough to be able to carry on a conversation easily. Look forward to returning in the near future.
From start ot finish PSI delivers! The terrific knowledgeable service; the quality of the food and the presentation was top notch. We especially appreciated the "no-rush" attitude and the kind thoughts by bringing us champagne for our anniversary. All in all, a terrific place to return to every time we are in or near Cape May! Wishing you continued success, how about PSI 2 in Bergen County?!
Ambience.....wonderful, romantic....great gourmet food, beautiful presentation....
Took advantage Cape May Restaurant Week prix fixe menu. Everything was amazing, lovely decor, superb service. Rather formal feel. We were at least 15 minutes earlier than our reservation and we were taken in with nary a word. Great staff, great menu, great value!
We dined at PSI on Nov. 5 and had an amazing evening from beginning to end! The Inn is lovely, warm, and welcoming from your first step inside! The hostess was efficient and welcoming. She took our wines, case and all. The wait staff was friendly, helpful, and anticipated our every need. The food is first rate! We began with grilled Spanish octopus that were fresh and almost melted in your mouth. We also had yellowfin tuna tartare that was awesome. The mixture of flavors in each dish was perfect. Nothing overpowered anything else! For our main course we had Cape May Day scallops and Alaskan halibut. Each dish was done to perfection! I highly recommend this lovely place!
Peter Shields has been consistent in quaility of food and service over the years. We have never been disappointed. Summertime is beautiful to sit outside with an Ocean view; later in the season elegant entry with stain glass windows can't wait to go back
The Inn is beautiful and the dining rooms are intimate and very comfortable. The food was prepared well -I had the bacon wrapped monkfish and my husband had the venison. The dessert was a chocolate panna cotta and was perfect. We truly enjoyed our dining experience and the service was impeccable. The only thing I would have changed is that I was seated opposite a serving station and had to look at the computer screen the whole evening. That needs to be changed. Otherwise, I highly recommend the restaurant and we will return.
PSI never disappoints . We have enjoyed in all 4 seasons! Adventurous, creative menus. Always ready to return! Server, Francis H. Helpful, fun and as attentive as needed.
Great place for special occasion. Had to wait for our table and service was slow but food was good.
My wife and our friends stayed at the Inn to celebrate an anniversary. With the restaurant located within the inn it made for easy access to the restaurant and back to our rooms. Food was superb and staff was helpful with requests.
PSI is always our choice for a special night out in Cape May. The atmosphere is uniquely relaxing, service is top notch, and the food is very very good. We bring a special bottle of wine and have a great night. Would give them a 5 star for food, but was disappointed that specials were both red meat. We enjoy fish and the salmon was very good but not remarkable.
We celebrated my husband's birthday last Friday with a lovely dinner at the PSI. Our reservation was at 6:15, and we happily discovered that this allowed us to take advantage of their prix fixe menu. The choices were excellent, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our selections. All appetizers, entrees, and desserts were beautifully prepared, with appropriate portions. We had the squash bisque, tomato salad, salmon, and hanger steak. Desserts were chocolate lava cake and date-caramel flan. I would definitely recommend this inn for special occasion dinners. The service was very professional and the ambiance very charming in an interesting old home.
WE MAKE SURE WE GO TO PETER SHIELDS FOR DINNER EVERY TIME WE GET TO CAPE MAY. THE INN IS BEAUTIFUL, RIGHT ON THE OCEAN. THE FOOD, SERVICE AND AMBIANCE ARE ALL LOVELY. WE WENT TO CAPE MAY THIS WEEK TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY. WHEN WE SAT DOWN, MY HUSBAND MENTIONED SOMETHING TO ME ABOUT IT BEING MY BIRTHDAY. APPARENTLY THE WAITER OVERHEARD. WHEN DESSERT ARRIVED THERE WAS A LIGHTED CANDLE. WE HAVE TRIED THE MANY REALLY GOOD RESTAURANTS IN CAPE MAY-PETER SHIELDS IS OUR FAVORITE!
Great atmosphere, great staff, food wonderful, perfect setting for dinner
Everything was wonderful; we were treated to champagne for our 40th anniversary.
First rate, as usual. Better than Washington Inn because of the food and its being BYO.
This was the best meal I have ever eaten!! Period!! (and I travel and eat out at fine restaurants a lot!)
We went for my anniversary last night because we have had several very good meals at Peter Shields in the past. I had the four course chefs recommendation. Every morsel of every course was absolutely fantastic. My wife had a salad and the scallops special and she was very very happy with her meal as well.
We went to PSI for my husband's 60th celebration. The staff were courteous, the ambience stellar and the food amazing. Love this establishment and we will be back. Kudos on a job well done!!
We had a lovely dinner at PSI. Food was very good, nicely served, ambiance was romantic and classic. Felt like in an inn but with beach view. Perfect spot in both worlds. Highly recommend and the prix fixe deal is super.
Beautiful Inn and lovely setting. It is also a BYOB which was a wonderful excuse to bring a special bottle of wine which we did. Amazing starters, tuna tartare and salad (not your typical green salad here), hazelnut dressing was to die for! I had asked about the Halibut wanting to be sure it was going to be "just" done and fabulous which I was assured it was. We both ordered the same thing. The fish arrived overdone, hard to the touch and virtually tasteless. It was really not even on the same playing field as the starters, atmosphere and yummy fig dessert. Maybe it was a random thing but wouldn't order that again ever! Stick to the specials and don't reel in the Halibut!
Excellent choice for a special night. We loved the food choices and that we could bring our own bottle of wine.
Could not have asked for more.Food and service impeccable!
Not inexpensive ,but BYOB policy keeps prices within reason for a true 4 star restaurant.
Plan on a minimum of $60.00 per person.
Escaped to Cape May overnite w/ 2 girlfriends. Had a beautiful dinner here w/ romantic lighting, live piano music, excellant food & service. We split a tuna tartare appetizer between us & our waiter brought us out 3 separate dishes w/ the appetizer prepared for each one of us (but 1/3 of the dish). Although at 7:30 they were already out of their surf & turf special, we enjoy delicious filet Minon & scallops. The menu had very nice selections, but fairly limited. We skipped dessert but enjoyed delicious cappuccino after dinner. We would have loved to linger to listen to the piano player, but there was really no place warm to sit (the bar only has 4 stools). Great romantic place for an anniversary or birthday. We'll be back!
The pork was overcooked and dry.
We had to send back and was replaced by scallops. All else was very good.
5 star dining for $100 per couple and BYOB. They also have local wines by the bottle from Cape May Winery. My wife and I will definitely be going here again next time we are in Cape May
Pleasant experience, well prepared and nicely presented food, welcoming greeters and experienced, attentive server......what else can we say? Always our favorite spot when in the area!
We dined here two nights as we were staying in the inn. Both my wife and I had different dinners each evening. It had to be one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The food and preparation was outstanding. From seafood to meat dishes each came with a unique taste and prepared exactly as ordered. The oysters and the crab meat appetizers are highly recommended.
Service is unobtrusive yet attentive.
Bottom line if you're in the area GO. You will not be disappointed.
Everything was great! We plan to make this a regular event!! Recommend the halibut!!!
Service is lacking at the present time, which was not the case in the past. Food is consistently outstanding. Definitely worth doing if you are in Cape May County.
amazing combination of great food, ambiance and service. 5 stars!