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The Perch

4.6
4.6
1774 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Transforming fresh, local ingredients into refined, accessible interpretations of regional American cuisine.

Welcome to The Perch at the Peacock Inn, where each meal is a celebration of community-driven produce and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients. We are continually inspired by our area’s hardworking farmers and by the myriad possibilities of seasonality. It is a privilege to share this moment of comfort and attentiveness with you.

At Perch, our food pays homage to the idea of terroir—that each product grown and raised in our particular corner of New Jersey carries its own individual taste. Our rotating dishes adapt with the changing seasons of the local microclimate, and we work closely with our friends and purveyors to bring you the best in peak season.

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Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 924-1707

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eben Copple

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you envision a sophisticated sit-down dinner, a festive cocktail reception or a corporate business luncheon, The Perch at 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!

  • Private party contact

    Olivia Allen: (609) 658-0765

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available.

  • Public transit

    We are located a short walk from NJ Transit train & bus.

  • Entertainment

    Rich Genoval // Singer & Piano - Thursdays (select dates)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tea Time

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for our Beautiful Tea-Time from 2pm to 4pm Monday through Sunday. Reservations for Tea Time must be made 36-48 hours in advance. $25 deposit (non refundable) per person Child price including tax $37.32 Adult price including tax $69.31 **Please book for total number of people in your party. **Please indicate how many children are in your party in the notes section. **Balance to be paid when check is presented Please call us if you have questions or changes at 609-924-1707. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

Popular dishes

Menu

Wine by the Glass

    Bubbles

    • Borgo Magredo, Prosecco, Italy NV$16.00

      • Avinyo Cava, Penedes, Spain NV$14.00

        • Buglioni Spumante Brut Rosé, Veneto, Italy NV$18.00

          • Integrale Rosé Vino Frizzante, Veneto, Italy NV$15.00

            • Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, France NV$17.00

              Light & Clean

              • Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France 2016$15.00

                • Reyneke Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017$17.00

                  • Domaine Auther Sylvaner, Alsace, France 2016$14.00

                    • Osmin Villa La Vie en Rose, France 2018$13.00

                      • D. Bosler Rosé, Aconcagua, Chile 2019$11.00

                        • Louis Jadot Bouzeron Aligote, Burgundy, France 2016$19.00

                          • L'Umami Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017$15.00

                            Herbaceous & Mineral

                            • Matthews Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington 2018$16.00

                              • Marie Du Lac Sancerre, Loire, France 2018$14.00

                                • Granbazan Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain 2018$16.00

                                  • Soarda Vespaiolo, Veneto, Italy 2017$17.00

                                    • Zocker Gruner Veltliner, Edna Valley, California 2016$16.00

                                      • Sartarelli Tralivio Verdicchio Di Jesi, Marche, Italy 2017$13.00

                                        • Quinta do Crasto Douro White Blend, Portugal 2018$21.00

                                          Big & Smooth

                                          • The Prisoner Blindfold White Blend, California 2017$16.00

                                            • Noble Hill Viognier, Paarl, South Africa 2016$14.00

                                              • Truchard Roussanne, Carneros, California 2018$17.00

                                                • Kumeu River Village Chardonnay, New Zealand 2014$18.00

                                                  • Treana Blanc White Blend, Central Coast, California 2015$20.00

                                                    • Chateau Vitallis Macon-Fuisse, Burgundy, France 2017$17.00

                                                      Soft & Fruity

                                                      • Familie Bauer Zweigelt, Niederosterreich, Austria 2016$16.00

                                                        • Domaine Roux Rully La Martelle, Burgundy, France 2017$19.00

                                                          • Paul Mauguin Pommard, Burgundy, France 2017$20.00

                                                            • Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir, Huon Valley, Australia 2017$25.00

                                                              • Domaine Cecile Chassagne Gigondas, Rhone, France 2013$17.00

                                                                • Ricossa Barbera Appassimento, Piemonte, Italy 2018$18.00

                                                                  Bold & Earthy

                                                                  • Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino, California 2014$15.00

                                                                    • Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California 2015$25.00

                                                                      • Chateau Magnol Haut-Medoc Bordeaux, France 2016$20.00

                                                                        • Tensley Syrah, Santa Barbara, California 2018$17.00

                                                                          • Palmaris Petit Verdot, New Jersey 2014$24.00

                                                                            • Natte Valleij Cinsault, Western Cape, South Africa 2017$19.00

                                                                              • Close de los Siete Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina 2015$17.00

                                                                                • Alcance Carmenere, Central Valley, Chile 2015$19.00

                                                                                  • Ormanni Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy 2014$25.00

                                                                                    Classic Cocktails

                                                                                    • Clover Club$14.00

                                                                                      Bluecoat Gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, egg white

                                                                                      • Smoked Old Fashioned$16.00

                                                                                        Woodford Reserve Bourbon, demerara syrup, Angostura Bitters, black walnut bitters, smoke

                                                                                        • Caraway Negroni$14.00

                                                                                          Campari, Lillet Blanc, aquavit, cardamom bitters

                                                                                          • Hemingway Daiquiri$15.00

                                                                                            Boukman Rhum Agricole, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, lime juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup

                                                                                            • Penicillin$15.00

                                                                                              Dewar's Scotch, Bunnahabhain Single Malt, ginger syrup, lemon juice

                                                                                              • The Last Word$16.00

                                                                                                Revivalist Gin, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, lime juice

                                                                                                House-Made Cocktails

                                                                                                • Tails of a Feather$14.00

                                                                                                  Calvados, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, Angostura Bitters, chilled Lambrusco sparkling wine

                                                                                                  • Porch Swing$16.00

                                                                                                    Tito's Vodka, cold-pressed strawberry and rhubarb juices, lime juice, almond orgeat, mint

                                                                                                    • The Smuggler$15.00

                                                                                                      El Dorado 15-year Rum, house-made Aperol falernum, Angostura Bitters, lime

                                                                                                      • Tea-Time Shrub$15.00

                                                                                                        El Partida Blanco Tequila, hibiscus jalapeño shrub, lime juice, mint

                                                                                                        • Peacock Sour$16.00

                                                                                                          Buffalo Trace Bourbon, pear-infused simple syrup, lemon juice, Barolo Chinato

                                                                                                          • Pressure Point$17.00

                                                                                                            Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin, pear brandy, Brooklyn Amaro, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Angostura and Peychaud Bitters

                                                                                                            • The Green Post$17.00

                                                                                                              Hendrick's Gin, cold-pressed cucumber and honeydew juices, Green Chartreuse, rosemary syrup

                                                                                                              Beer

                                                                                                                Draught

                                                                                                                • Seasonal Domestic

                                                                                                                  • Seasonal Import

                                                                                                                    Bottles

                                                                                                                    • Amstel Light, NLD$6.00

                                                                                                                      • Stella Artois, BEL$6.00

                                                                                                                        • Dogfish 60 Minute IPA, DE$7.00

                                                                                                                          • Ommegang Hennepin, NY$7.00

                                                                                                                            • Rodenbach Grand Cru Sour, BEL$10.00

                                                                                                                              Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                                                                              What 1,774 people are saying

                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                              4.6
                                                                                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                              • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                              Loved For

                                                                                                                              • New Jersey - Central

                                                                                                                                Great for Brunch

                                                                                                                              • New Jersey - Central

                                                                                                                                Romantic

                                                                                                                              • New Jersey - Central

                                                                                                                                Contemporary American

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                                                                                                                              1. JB

                                                                                                                                JennB

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                It was an absolutely gorgeous evening. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner out.

                                                                                                                              2. E

                                                                                                                                Elizabeth

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The Perch is an elegant, quiet dining room and the food presentation is beautiful and meal selections enjoyed by myself and guests were delicious. The diningroom itself is lovely with tables spaced well apart, linen freshly pressed, chairs comfortable and the lighting conducive to reading the menu without needing a flashlight.

                                                                                                                              3. DS

                                                                                                                                DavidS

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                Been going here for almost twenty years….through multiple chefs and multiple owners. Typically solid. Last night the steak was over cooked and lacked flavor. My waiter never came by to see if wanted another drink (I actually had to ask a random person to get us more drinks) and the desert was flavorless….some sort of sponge cake that tasted like styrofoam. I will definitely be back because of my long history dining here, but if it doesn’t step it back up, it may be my last visit.

                                                                                                                              4. L

                                                                                                                                Larryderm

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                305 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                305 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We live in Philadelphia and our friends in North Jersey. We meet for Sunday brunch every few weeks, as Princeton is in between. This is a delightful restaurant with good food and a nice ambiance.

                                                                                                                              5. f

                                                                                                                                foodie

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                First time dining here since it changed to The Perch Quality still as high as ever. Staff very knowledgeable and first rate. Sophisticated bar scene.

                                                                                                                              6. PP

                                                                                                                                PalatePleaserSeeker

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                31 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                31 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Pleasant, relaxing, and enjoyable meal. I had the Maitake French Dip…it was delicious!

                                                                                                                              7. AJ

                                                                                                                                AJfromNJ

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                There aren't a ton of places to have "High Tea" or "Afternoon Tea" in NJ but The Perch at Peacock Inn is one of them. All very well done in an elegant setting with excellent service. The sweets and savories were all good as was the tea selection. Certainly more than enough to satisfy two people!

                                                                                                                              8. E

                                                                                                                                Eatables

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Nice setting, prompt and friendly service and all the food and drinks were delicious! We had dinner there and the tomahawk steak was perfectly medium rare and the duck was also perfectly prepared and tasty. Blossom cocktail was excellent!

                                                                                                                              9. RS

                                                                                                                                RoeS

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Service was spot on and every course was exceptional! Presentation was amazing!

                                                                                                                              10. RW

                                                                                                                                RitaW

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                We went for lunch. Check the menu before going; it is limited. I didn't mind that and I enjoyed my meal. The atmosphere is great and would stay at the Peacock. Can't wait to try their Afternoon tea.

                                                                                                                              11. JL

                                                                                                                                JeffL

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                We are becoming more and more of a regular customer. Great place all around

                                                                                                                              12. L

                                                                                                                                Lisa

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                Food was outstanding. Nice quiet spot for a date. Service was a little slow but we did not mind.

                                                                                                                              13. O

                                                                                                                                Ondy

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                Food was great and the only service issue was miscommunication regarding a special order. Otherwise the service was prompt, friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                                              14. FF

                                                                                                                                FlushingFirstTimers

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                159 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                159 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                When I made the reservation for 1:30 PM on Christmas day, I did not realize that only a brunch menu would be available. The bunch menu offered 2 courses and we selected the beignets and the special sliced eggplant as the first course. The former were very tasty but the latter was very bland. The croissants served with the first course were excellent. After completing our first course, I requested coffee several times before it finally was made available. For the second course, we selected the eggs with bacon and potatoes and the french toast. Both were very well prepared and tasty. At this point we were too full for dessert though the menu was very tempting. As noted, the service was not attentive. I have dined at The Perch a number of times and this is the first occasion on which I have been less than very pleased. I hope it reflects staffing issues related to the holiday and the pandemic.

                                                                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great service from Danny; beautiful space

                                                                                                                              16. SJ

                                                                                                                                SusanJ

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                An excellent if expensive meal. Venison was outstanding and the wine recommendation spot on.

                                                                                                                              17. L

                                                                                                                                Larry

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                Service was not very attentive. I had to keep getting up to ask for help because a large table was seated after us and we were no longer helped.

                                                                                                                              18. DA

                                                                                                                                DAG31

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Nice staff, very attentive. Food and especially the alcohol well overpriced.

                                                                                                                              19. SS

                                                                                                                                SSFoodie

                                                                                                                                Denver

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We ate outside in the garden. They had set up heat lamps and we were the only ones outside. It was quite comfortable despite the chilly weather. Service was excellent. Food was wonderful. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                              20. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Absolutely perfect. Quaint, romantic, with outstanding food and such attentive service. Pride in their jobs and happy to make us happy.

                                                                                                                              21. RS

                                                                                                                                RochelleS

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                This place has become a favorite of mine. We were celebrating a close friend’s birthday and all really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was perfect-very cozy and warm. The service was outstanding!! Luis our waiter was very friendly and attentive yet gave us our private time to sit and talk which we truly appreciated. I look forward to going back again.

                                                                                                                              22. LM

                                                                                                                                LesterM

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                The ambience is amazing, out server Luis is attentive to us, the food is good, a bit pricey but overall a good experience.

                                                                                                                              23. BB

                                                                                                                                BaBa

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Definitely, a place to go back to when visiting Princeton, and again.

                                                                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Excellent cocktails and food. Service was excellent.

                                                                                                                              25. TD

                                                                                                                                TriciaD

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Elegant and beautifully decorated for the holiday. They food was nothing short of perfect. The potatoes with the strip steak were unexpected and wonderful. The pear dessert is indescribable and such a great treat.

                                                                                                                              26. JF

                                                                                                                                JeanneF

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The French dip was delicious.

                                                                                                                              27. b

                                                                                                                                bozo

                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                ATE AT BAR DUE TO NOISE IN MAIN ROOM--SERVICE VERY GOOD, AS WAS THE ENTIRE MEAL

                                                                                                                              28. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Meeting up with out of state friends! The bartender was so great and the waiters so professional. We will definitely visit again!

                                                                                                                              29. MG

                                                                                                                                MyraG

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The Perch provides a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff members were, friendly, and helpful.the food was outstanding.

                                                                                                                              30. LF

                                                                                                                                LocalFoodie

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                88 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                88 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                A lovely setting for a birthday high tea for two - all decorated out for the holidays. Very attentive server, but it was a pity that he initially served us each other’s tea rather than the one each other had chosen . We were not fans of the Cantaloupe soup to start ( too sweet)but the savories and sandwiches on the first tier were delicious. As a former Brit with many cream teas under her belt the scones were extremely disappointing - They were tiny and turned out like American biscuit hockey pucks, not a hearty fluffy Scottish scone. The jam was store bought not home made and the cream was not clotted cream. However the mini sweets were exquisite and plentiful. Again a bit of a surprise that they were not made on site ? An expensive afternoon for a special occasion- but the ambience and location made it worth it.

                                                                                                                              31. KH

                                                                                                                                KarenH

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Love the great senior staff, quiet elegant ambiance outstanding smoke infused old fashion. And the food is truly tasty. Ought to occasionally have new items or specials just to change things up a bit.

                                                                                                                              32. JW

                                                                                                                                JeanW

                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Delicious food. Ordered sea scallops and fennel salad for a light dinner, after a very satisfying tea time in the afternoon. Waiters were nice and tentative. Very decorative dining room and ambience in this historic mansion style hotel. Nice place to celebrate birthdays, special occasions or just for pleasure. Our family all loved the experience. I have to mention that the front desk staff is super nice!

                                                                                                                              33. JJ

                                                                                                                                JayJay

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                This gem of a restaurant was the perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary. We opted for lunch rather than dinner so that the atmosphere would be more romantic. Dany was an amazing server and provided complimentary champagne when he found out it was our anniversary. The food was outstanding! Particularly impressive was the pear mousse which was presented as a perfectly formed--pear! Looking forward to our next dining experience at The Perch.

                                                                                                                              34. C

                                                                                                                                Cricri

                                                                                                                                Miami

                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                A bit disappointed by the menu, mostly brunch oriented. Wish we could have more choice. The salmon was almost missing from my plate. Service was just OK. Not sure I would recommend.

                                                                                                                              35. SS

                                                                                                                                StanS

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Went for our wedding anniversary and very pleased with the evening, excellent staff and very good food, the kitchen was also accommodating for a special request.

                                                                                                                              36. M

                                                                                                                                Matada

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The place was phenomenal and the service was seamless. Drinks were state of the art better than a few michelin 3stars. Food was insipirational. However, we felt a tad bit uncomfortable when we were stared at constantly by other customers. Probably the place is not used to having non-white folks.

                                                                                                                              37. K

                                                                                                                                Korin

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The Perch is always the best restaurant for me; however, the last night on Nov.26th, the food they served were pour. Chicken was dry and pasta was tasteless. The only delicious thing was bread!! Their bread was the top notched. I hope they revive the tasting menu which was phenomenal.

                                                                                                                              38. HR

                                                                                                                                HansR

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Wonderful as always. We had one member of our party who was visiting enjoying The Perch for the first time and he was so impressed.

                                                                                                                              39. S

                                                                                                                                Sammie

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                Debated whether to give review. The valet parking staff was friendly and welcoming, so we were off to a good start. We have been to this restaurant previously and enjoyed, but a few things this time around that made for a less pleasurable experience. The first had to do with our wine selection. Both my husband and I reviewed the list (which is extensive and has some very nice offerings). We chose a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and another varietal, and even pointed it out from the wine list to our server, Chris. He came back with a bottle and offered a taste to my husband. My husband paused for a moment, as the wine did not taste as expected. Not one to complain, my husband commented it was 'different'. Chris then mentioned it needed time to 'open up', which is true. We are always willing to experiment, so we just relaxed and went with our choice. The whole time we kept saying it tasted more like a Cabernet. At the end of the meal we looked at the label; sure enough that was not the wine we ordered, as it was mostly Cabernet. The second thing was that the appetizers were not hot. My soup was lukewarm, while my husband's stuffed brussel sprouts were not even warm. No one came back to check on us, so my husband asked the waiter at the next table for the sprouts to be heated. A brand new plate came out awhile later. Since my soup was not that hot, I began to eat it slowly. Would have been nice to begin eating together. Third, my main course, which was mushroom wellington was lukewarm as well. Was it delicious? Yes, but would have liked it hot. My husband had pork which he said was hot. The food was good but the chef really does himself a disservice by not heating it up properly. It was Thanksgiving and they were busy, but for a restaurant so highly touted, we were disappointed. On a positive note, the desserts were scrumptious. Both the coffee/chocolate cake and the pumpkin cheesecake were excellent. Don't know if we'll try this restaurant another time-maybe ...

                                                                                                                              40. SK

                                                                                                                                SandyK

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Thanksgiving was a perfect meal! Pres

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                                                                                                                              Google Map for The Perch

                                                                                                                              20 Bayard Lane Princeton, NJ 08540

                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                Princeton

                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                Brunch
                                                                                                                                Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                                                                                                Dinner
                                                                                                                                Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                                                                Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                                                Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Bar

                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                Fine Dining

                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                Complimentary valet parking available.

                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                We are located a short walk from NJ Transit train & bus.

                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                Eben Copple

                                                                                                                              • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                Rich Genoval // Singer & Piano - Thursdays (select dates)

                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                (609) 924-1707

                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                Whether you envision a sophisticated sit-down dinner, a festive cocktail reception or a corporate business luncheon, The Perch at 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!

                                                                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                Olivia Allen: (609) 658-0765

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