Peter Shields Inn
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.
Spent my Birthday Dinner with the staff at Peter Shield's and it was simply amazing. The food, staff, service, atmosphere all top notch. It is a BYOB, which is nice because the inn is pricey. I had the Ceviche of the day and the Tile Fish, prepared with a warm artichoke salad. My boyfriend had the Oysters as his appetizer (the best he has ever had) and the Sea Scallops, they were plump and sweet as they can get.
Dessert did not disappoint either, we actually made friends with the couple next to us and shared a bottle of the port wine they offer from a local Cape May Winery. I choose the Strawberry Sorbet as my desert and he had a de-constructed Smore - which was beyond tasty!
Well done a 10 out of 10.
This is our favorite restaurant in the area. Food, service and atmosphere are top notch!
We were in Cape May for a pre-baby trip and were very impressed with PSI. The food, though not inexpensive, is well worth the price. My husband had an 18 oz dry aged steak that he says was probably the best steak he's ever had (and he actually had leftovers too!). I had a roast chicken dish that was perfectly prepared (I, however, cleaned every last inch of my plate!). It is a BYOB establishment, with live piano player, and a mostly older crowd. Perfect for an anniversary, special occasion, or simply a nice evening out in a quiet setting. Highly recommend.
We Love peter shields! The food is wonderful. The wait staff awesome especially Chris and Peter. The restaurant Beautiful with great ambiance. They have a wonderful porch to sit and relax after dinner while we finish our wine .We frequently go here for Birthdays, Anniversarys, Holidays and on nights we just want to share with friends. We also like the live piano music! We always Enjoy ourselves and have never been disappointed. I is the ultimate dining experience!
Carl Messick never disappoints. From the silken potato leek soup to the lamb loin to the chocolate pannacotta, the meal was totally on point. Thank you for another memorable dining experience.
Great ambiance..outstanding service..great food...byob so save on alcohol...not cheap but worth EVERY penny!
Loved piano player, hostess, especially waitress Meghan, the Chef and bus boy. My brother raved over Halibut cooked Sous Vie infused with Olive Oil. My Asian friend live the Tuna cooked black and blue. I would have loved 7 course prices fixe but not available. Meghan was informed, delightful and on her game. For me, worth the hour drive to do again!
Tasting menu was wonderful! A person in our party was able to substitute an item which was very unusual in a tasting menu. Highly recommend 7 course tasting menu!!!
Five star quality food. Rarely happens, but not a speck was left on our plates. Halibut was the best we ever had and that says tons. Sears yellow fin tuna was superb. Fig Pudding desert sealed the evening. While my view was of the dumpsters out back, my wife had the oven perspective. Request seating toward the center front on the porch for best ambience.
As always, excellent food and excellent service. We live in Northern New Jersey but this is one of our very favorite restaurants.
what a disappointment
nothing more to say
wilted lettuce small portions
reheated meat presentations
crab cake should have been called a crab cupcake it was so small
seating in front does give you ocean views
would never ever return
food was so poor
ran for cover at first opportunity to leave
Lovely resturant with excellent service.
Wonderful evening with great friends. Great customer service. Excellent food. Portions very appropriate. Can’t wait to go back.
Excellent and elegant food in a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.
The halibut over gnocchi and spinach was AMAZING. Highly recommended.
Our FAVORITE restaurant in Cape May. Constantly amazing! The tuna tartar and the crab meat and smoked salmon are both delicious as is the foie gras. Two of had the tile fish and two shared the 36 ounce strip steak. YUM!
Excellent food and excellent service. Petar is excellent and we always request him. There is only one downside- the hostesses have little or no personality. That being said the hostess this last time was able to find a table on the porch and still have Petar as our server.
Peter Shields never disappoints! Dinner was delicious and service impeccable!
Delicious food and ambiance.
I think there should be a dress code of nice casual to dress attire for dinner.
Fantastic meal even better service. After dinner coffee on the porch. I will definitely be back!
Food and service were excellent. Our 9 year old joined us and had a wonderful meal and experience - no kid menu required!
Food and service was beyond amazing. Chris was our server. Very knowledgeable, friendly and top notch. Food presentation was like no other dining experience and the flavors of each course were abundant.
My husband and I frequently choose the PSI for our anniversary dinner every June. we love the atmosphere, service is always great and the food is delicious. Best of all for an anniversary it is usually quiet so we can talk to each other in a normal tone. This year we got an extra bonus in that restaurant week prices were extended for an additional 4 days. My husband and I each got a three course meal for thirty five dollars. It was a nice treat!
Food was amazing, our waiter was extremely good!
Our main concern had to the service. They rushed us! And, the main waiter was not particularly pleasant—somewhat “snooty”.
Great food with creative presentation and wonderful service--always a special treat! Have returned here for several years for our anniversary. Enjoy the ocean view from the porch. The best of the south Jersey shore and one of a kind ambiance.
Great food and service. Came out for Restaurant Week. Good deal. Had the Potato Leek Bisque and Lightly Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna. The food was delicious. Will be going back again.
We are regulars and always go to Peter Shields for our anniversary which happens to be restaurant week. This time the staff outdid themselves with an absolutely perfectly done hanger steak which we paired with our own special wines. The ambiance, service and live piano music was a perfect compliment to the meal. Kudos!!
Always wonderful and the prix fixe during restaurant week is a real gift!
Consistently terrific. Great ingredients prepared in styles that let them shine, served by wonderfully nice and professional staff, in a quaint old house facing the beach and tables placed so one is not on top of the other. It is BYOB which the icing on the cake. Will return at least monthly.
The Peter Shields Inn will always be my number one favorite restaurant in Cape May....if you make reservations request the sunroom where the sunporch or both and closed but overlook the Atlantic ocean it is breathtaking..... If you make reservations request the sunroom where the sunporch or both and closed but overlook the Atlantic ocean it is breathtaking ... if you are a fish lover I definitely recommend the filet of Branzino !
Food and service was excellent. The tuna was outstanding. Very beautiful place.
The main course was superb, but the appetizers and desserts were out there. I thought I was getting a giant toasted marshmallow for dessert and instead the waiter brought me a teeny-tiny marshmallow with I-have-no-idea-what else on the plate. Menu is confusing as commas and grammar are run-on sentences and each choice is not separated properly grammatically. I'm a former editor, so trust me on this. Also, I get the French twist to the menu, but some explanation of courses should be provided. Better choice of salads and desserts would be desirable as far as I'm concerned.
The service, however, was impeccable.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in cape may which certainly has MANY choices. It is a great venue for special occasions. FOOD is FANTASTIC! The chef is very skilled and delivers delicious beautiful plates. Portions are on the small to medium size, so if you are expecting large heaping portions, not the place. BUT if you want a culinary experience, this is the place for you. Beautiful ambiance & great service!
We dined here during restaurant week. The food and service were amazing! We will return.
Excellent as usual. Great location, great food and ambiance.