The Perch

4.8
1696 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.

Experiences

  • Tea Time

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    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!
  • Artist: Victoria Monell in Monet's Garden

    $35.00 per personPrepaid

    Aug 6, 2021 only

    Join us on Friday, August 6th from 5:30-8:30 to view Victoria Monell's newest works inspired by earths 4 elements - earth, wind, fire and water. Passed snacks and wine will be served as you enjoy the Peacock Inn's newest outdoor space, Monet's Garden. The evening will be accompanied by Mercer County Community College's music department faculty trio featuring Joe Falcey, Scot Hornick and Jim Holton. Tickets $35 per adult (includes tax and gratuity) Open to all ages, 21 + to enjoy wine

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
What 1696 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JKMW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Device was superb. Food was good but not as fabulous as I had remembered from previous visits. Ambiance was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and so cute in there!!

LB
LeeB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd go back again and in fact are planning to stay at the inn so we can have a relaxing dinner at Perch. We'll also recommend to friends.

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vipMarljoy
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered salmon and it was a very small piece so I was hungry after I finished my meal. I live this restaurant but yesterday it just didn’t seem like enough.

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harry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable followed by the some amazing drinks from the bar
The grilled eggplant and the beef Tartare are a must try
The tomahawk steak was perfectly cooked and served with the three sides
Will be there soon

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff inside the bar and the restaurant were very attentive to detail and personable - made for a great experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible service last time I went so tried again just terrible waiters wouldn’t look at us and we ordered the soft shell crab twice because it was soo little even though it wasn’t well prepared
The very small oysters placed in a lot of pebbles
Service outrageous left without the second coffee didn’t care if it was in check. Had to get out

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vipStevenC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Right from the start with great valet parking service straight through the entire meal.

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Fest
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor garden setting for al fresco doing when not too hot or cold.

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The afternoon tea is very good. A lot of selection for tea and the food is delicious.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was my (our) first time at the Perch. We had the afternoon tea. It took one hour to receive our Carrot Soup and two different tables received their soup and tiered goodies way before us, even though we came in before them.
The server was nice and helped us pick out our tea.
The restaurant had nice ambience. For the price of the tea and the wait time to be served I don't think I will be returning or recommending The Perch's High Tea. However the savories and sweets were very delicious, I would definitely change the size of the scones to allow for a more traditional tea scone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We’ve visited the Perch a number of times and unfortunately our last visit was a bit of a disappointment. While overall the ambience and food were very good, we felt that the menu was more limited than we would have liked. Six or seven entrees (if you count the pasta appetizer/entree) with 2 steaks in the list did not provide much selection. And adding ham to the salmon left only 2 selections for the pescatarian in our group. The service while adequate was marred when our server consistently joined the conversation at the table. It was quite disconcerting.

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Satisfieddiner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in Princeton to celebrate our anniversary and retirements. We stayed at the Peacock Inn (make it your place to stay when you’re in Princeton). We made a reservation for the Perch - the restaurant within the Peacock Inn, and were so glad we did.

The management started us out with some crispy bread with a variety of items for dipping. Next up I had the roasted eggplant appetizer (cooked perfectly) and my wife had the Oysters, also a good choice. We both had the strip steak with roasted potatoes and sautéed mustard greens.. what an excellent combo and plated so nicely! After dinner the management brought us a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary (nice touch). The service was excellent (even though they acknowledged that they were short staffed with management filling in as needed to serve the guests), the food was high quality and nicely presented and the ambiance of the restaurant was nice and well appointed.

For anyone in the Princeton area looking for a special meal, visit the Perch Restaurant. You will not be sorry!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch Pre-Anniversary celebration

MP
vipMattP
Philadelphia
254 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding evening and meal at the Perch! Michael and his staff are the best. The eggplant first course was a great dish. The NY strip and salmon second courses were perfectly prepared. This is gourmet dining with down to earth super friendly service.

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Michael
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! Everything was just perfect!

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Turtle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We will be back..over the experience and those smoking bourbons

KC
KimberlyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration. Food was excellent. Service is a little slow but worth the wait.

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vippatm
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful lunch together.
There was one other table, which were a little loud but we enjoyed our meal nonetheless. Our server was very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed afternoon tea!

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BobG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exactly what a quiet conversation-enhancing, exquisite dinner should be. A real treat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Chris, was amazing. This was our first time at the restaurant so he steered us well through all the best choices. The food was amazing. We had the softshell crabs and the pork chop which Chris recommended. In addition we had the pasta appetizer and the gem lettuce; both were uniquely different but still delicious. Cocktails were equally good. I want to also mention how the rest of the staff at the restaurant made us feel special specifically Mike, Dan and Julia.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing evening. Very classy and elegant with great food!

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vipwilliam561
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch on a Wednesday and it was a most wonderful experience, with attentive service, excellent food and very pleasant ambience. Will definitely return.

MC
ModestoC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very creative cuisine served in a beautiful, well-kept, wonderfully decorated 18th century mansion. The people are extremely nice from the valet to Shaun, the General Manager. We are going back today!

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vipDizzyspeller
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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TomN
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only issue is the wine bottle arriving after the appetizers were finished.

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Flygrls
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere & food

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Greatspot
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable night. Food was good, but they could improve things with a broader second course menu.

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sofiam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Used to be great, this time was disappointing, both on variety of selections and taste of food, not standards we used to in this one of the most expensive places in Princeton.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant is very pretty but the service was off and the food was grossly overpriced. Unfortunately not impressed.

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feltie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

we found all services well performed. Food better than anticipated,

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Ironman
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from start to finish. Excellent customer service and attention to detail from the reservation stage to seating to the meal. The quality of the food, selection of the wine are all superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! Very accommodating to our children with the menu. Service and Food and Ambiance fabulous!
Thank you!

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vipfoodies
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd great afternoon tea experience. My friend was also impressed & we had a wonderful girls day, with surprise champagne. Danny was our server & he was great, very attentive & friendly to talk to. Such a nice presentation & classy place. At the end we had another surprise, my husband had called ahead to pay the check!

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff and kitchen need to coordinate the service of the first corse so that all appetizers come out to the guests at the same time .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent atmosphere is cozy but our server Chris tipped the scales. He took our experience over the top when it came to menu suggestions, wine pairing and over all service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erick our server was excellent and very personable! Enjoyed our time there

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice job all around. Great food and attentive service. You won’t be disappointed.

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zinaidab
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good service, excellent food.

FAQs

The Perch is rated 4.8 stars by 1696 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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