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The Peacock Inn

4.6
1235 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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About

Welcome to The Peacock Inn! The only boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant situated in downtown Princeton, NJ. This landmark is a colonial-style mansion that has been transformed into a luxury 16-room hotel, restaurant & bar. As a member of the Ascend Hotel Collection, we embody the commitment to service excellence. For your dining pleasure, our refined, yet relaxed restaurant & bar serves New American Cuisine. We've received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence & been recognized by both Zagat & New Jersey Monthly as one of the Top Restaurants in New Jersey. For special occasions, we are available for corporate and social functions for groups of all sizes. We are here to provide personalized service from the moment you walk through the door, and make your experience at The Peacock Inn both enjoyable & memorable! *During dinner service, children ages 6 and under are not permitted in the bar or restaurant. We do not provide high chairs and strollers will not be allowed in.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Bar: Open Daily at 5:00pm
Restaurant: Open Daily at 5:30pm
Brunch: Every Sunday 11:00am - 1:30pm
Private dining available for day meetings, private lunches & dinners 7 days/week.
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Phone number
(609) 924-1707
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Maj Parvez
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Private party facilities
Whether you envision a sophisticated sit-down dinner, a festive cocktail reception or a corporate business luncheon, The Peacock Inn is the perfect venue for all your event needs. Our experienced Event Coordinator is dedicated to assist with every last detail to assure hassle-free planning! Contact
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Private party contact
Michelle Parvez: (877) 925-1128
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available.
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Public transit
We are located a short walk from NJ Transit train & bus.
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Entertainment
Rich Genoval // Singer & Piano - Thursdays (select dates)
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate the Holidays at The Peacock Inn! We offer special menus on Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve. We have semi-private & private dining available for groups of all sizes. Please contact Michelle Parvez, Event Coordinator for additional information at mparvez@thepeacockinn.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.0
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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I had high expectations of The Peacock Inn but it did not live up to the recomendations of others. I found my dinner a real mixed bag some good, in part pretentious and some bits lousy.
I had the Hamachi starter which was good and the tuna rare as I like it. I had then the Scallops which were grossly over-cooked and over seasoned. Lastly, I had the surf n turf, the key ingredients of lobster & steak were good but cast adrift a sea of gloopy pasta. How anyone could see this combination with pasta could work is beyond me. The only way that I could eat the lobster and steak was putting onto a side plate. We missed out on a dessert. The settings here are beautiful within an historic house but maybe that is what people come for.
We also stayed in the hotel and liked it and have given the hotel a seperate more favourable review.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ambience, service was good not great. Staff was friendly.
Have had very good meals here in the past.
Pat was very helpful.
Had the XMaS Eve tasting menu. The first course of Mushroom Risotto was cold firstly and mediocre overall.
The main course was very good, desserts were average.
The wine recommendation was very good and price value good.
At the end of the day I come to Peacock Inn for it's neighborhood charm and special occasions.
Food quality and price for the quality was average at best.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Not up to typical previous experiences either service or some of the food
Guess holiday not good time to go

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Our service was excellent! We were able to talk and relax between courses and never felt rushed. Food was delicious. A great experience.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

I always enjoy dining here every few weeks; the food this evening was as outstanding as I've had on all previous occasions. The strip loin of bison was quite a treat.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding brunch experience - Our server Bryan was great and very attentive!!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

What a night! Celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, and I couldn't have chosen a better place. My wife arrived first and surprised me with a bottle of our favorite champagne, which was served just as we were being seated. The food was exquisite, and Mike took great care of us throughout the evening. When I think of places to dine on a special occasion, there's only one place: The Peacock Inn.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our third time to the peacock in and they once again did not disappoint. The food and the service were Exquisite as you would expect because pricing is not inexpensive. Well worth the money a great value for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We were there for brunch, which is a two course, fixed price menu. The restaurant is in a beautiful old building with spacious dining rooms and cozy seating. The interesting menu was generally well executed. The servers were courteous but not attentive to our needs until asked. We had to flag the waiter down to take our order, bring the main courses, and take drink orders when the meal finally came. The two course brunch took 3 hours. The food was attractively plated but all was room temperature, even dishes that should have been hot. The waiter seemed to be the only waiter in the restaurant. The 20% gratuity on the bill did not reflect the quality of the service. Coffee or tea should be included in the prix fixe.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Ate here while visiting our daughter. Took her and her roommate to dinner. Food was excellent. Service was very good but not intrusive.
Nice wine list.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful location and a very nice building. Food was very, very good, not great. Portion size is small. Limited but very good wine list. With a cocktail, least expensive wine bottle, appetizer and entree and gratuity the bill was $254. A little steep, but a very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service at the Peacock Inn were amazing! Best we've ever experienced!! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and they served us complimentary glasses of Proseco, the menus said Happy Birthday at the top and they wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate on his dessert plate! Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion!! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food & service were very good! But it is very expensive!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

EPIC experience for my 70th birthday!!!!!!Food was very different and enjoyable.The presentation of the food was creative and artistic.The sparkle star lights in the ceiling made it beautiful and cozy.There was room to spare between tables.Just the most warm and inviting soft ambience.Service was impeccable.I felt welcomed,cared for and appreciated.We had fun too!!!!!The time there were not rushed and we were so relaxed and comfortable.Everyone was so nice!!!!I LOVED every minute we spent there!The best birthday EVER!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a lovely place to have Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate my birthday 🍷👍

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Our compliments to the chef and staff. Dining at The Peacock Inn is a fabulous experience. What a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The room we sat in had an extremely noisy group and we had to change our table.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Best restaurant in Princeton!!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a pleasure to have a special occasion there. However if you ask Michael, I did have an altercation with a “gentleman” who had no respect for the other guests, using foul language that became very upsetting. I was headed to speak to Michael about it but the “gentleman” continued and I handled it myself. This is no fault of the restaurant but really should have been taken care of before I had to finally address him. Thanks

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

My husband and I first learned about Peacock Inn thanks to a gift card. We went this week to celebrate our anniversary. The inn reminded us of Cape May. We felt instantaneously at ease. The staff were attentive and courteous. Instead of the five-course tasting menu we opted for a la carte settling on a two-course meal. We started with sautéed ricotta gnocchi and sweet onion soup. They whet our appetite! For the entrees we had king salmon and surf and turf. The balance of the flavors was memorable. The flavors were new and exotic at the same time comforting and pleasing. Although at a glance the portions looked small to me, after the entree I was too full for dessert. (I had a slice and a half of bread.) I highly recommend Peacock Inn for celebrating special occasions.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Always the best.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service is outstanding. The ambiance is elegant. I've never had a bad experience here!!!

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

First the positive- food was inventive and delicious! Dessert was not as good, which is the only reason I gave a 4 star rating.

The negatives- Reservations at 8:15, didn't get seated until 8:45. Bar service was slow! Ordered drinks while waiting for our table, 2 drink orders arrived after 15 minutes and then the other 2 arrived 10 minutes later. Table service was slow- sat down at 8:45 and waiter didn't come to take our order until 9:10! Frustrating especially since our reservation was at 8:15 and we were all hungry. Expected better service on all ends from a restaurant of this caliber.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall enjoyable experience!
A special thanks to our amazing waiter Nevin. He was knowledgeable about the food, wine and spirits. Nevin and the other professional dining room staff elevated the experience with their perfect service and charming personalities. We especially enjoyed the Beet Salad & Hamachi appetizers.
The bartender was great...so knowledgeable and professional. He maintained a relaxed presence while managing the small but very busy bar. We really enjoyed sitting at the bar after our meal.
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

The management and wait staff are always pleasant and welcoming whenever we come here. Menu is a bit pricy but the food is always great.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

The staff treats you like royalty, and the food was succulent and delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the peacock inn last night. What an amazing experience . The food was out of this world. We both tried the tasting menu with the non Wine paring which included 6 cocktails, beer or cider. The beverage director Patrick did an amazing job with all the drinks. Our servers were awesome. Overall one of the best dining experiences in New Jersey. Will definitely be going back to check out the rest of the menu.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Beautiful setting. Wedding reception in adjacent room added significant noise. Food portions were small, but beautifully presented. They try to be on par with a New York fine dining experience, charging NY prices, but we never had portions that small, unless it was a tasting menu in NY.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service, lovely, elegant room. Cocktails were terrific too with a very sophisticated selection. We plan to return soon.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Another perfect (and very reasonably priced) fancy brunch!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

outstanding

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Chef complimentary mushroom soup with olive oil is must try!!!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a fabulous birthday dinner here. They gave the three of us a glass of champagne upon our arrival and a cute little assortment of sweets on a happy birthday plate, very generous. The food was delicious and service excellent. Due to the high prices we only visit for special occasions, but always enjoy it. We will go back!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Just Perfect for our anniversary! Every detail contributed to w wonderful evening - valet parking, the greeting, the waiter, the wine and of course the food was beyond compare. the Peacock Inn exceeded all expectations well worth the cost of a special evening. thanks

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

We chose the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was an exquisite gastronomic experience. The service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Great experience and food. Was a birthday dinner and truly felt like a celebration. Wait staff very attentive.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Peacock inn for Friday dinner before a princeton football game on Saturday. Outstanding preparation and attention to detail by the servers. Nevin was our server and he was very knowledgeable about the ingredients in every dish AND the wine selections. Top notch evening and Nevin is a gem!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

This may be our favorite spots - - including some top level restaurants in Philadelphia and NYC. Princeton is a beautiful place to enjoy and the Peacock Inn is wonderful

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We go every year for our anniversary. Romantic. It's pricey but we love the five course tasting menu

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at the Peacock for our Anniversary. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. The food was delicious, the wine pairing choices excellent and the service was very attentive. We had let them know when we made the reservations that it was our anniversary. They wished us a Happy Anniversary when we arrived, presented us with complementary prosecco after we were settled, the menu was personalized with a Happy Anniversary message, as was our desserts. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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