The Perch

4.8
1664 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1664 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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Ironman
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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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
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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vipChristopherG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very accommodating to larger party and we just before went at opening time.

Took time for main meal to arrive.

Service was outstanding and manager very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Afternoon Tea experience was excellent. A little pricey but overall worth it for us. A lovely afternoon.

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Natalya
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance! Recommend 400X

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vipMarljoy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant and best experience we have had in a very long time. The server was superb and the ambiance was the best. And, of course, the food was excellent. I would love to see more choices on the menu. That would make it even better. We are definitely going back real soon and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipFlora45
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service! Wonderful outdoor ambiance! Delicious dinner! 5 star meal in downtown Princeton!

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KathyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice brunch - service very attentive. The Jersey clam chowder was a hit as well as the french toast and chocolate nest dessert! Highly recommend. Parking is easy around the corner on a quiet residential street.

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vipLizzi
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and incredible service with Eric. Great ambiance sitting outdoors by the fountain

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ChristopherM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. If you’re looking for an exceptional meal go to the Perch at the Peacock Inn! I highly recommend to the Smoked Old Fashioned cocktail

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MondayDiner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room(s) couldn’t be cuter, and Daniel took great care of us! All the dishes were delicious as well!

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vipKellyZ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice ambience.

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AlyssaA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional as always. The food was also very delicious. Our waiter (along with the rest of the staff) was very attentive and welcoming. Will definitely continue to bring people here when they’re in town!

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FernandoS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely go again. Service was excellent.

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MsRichards
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was an absolutely terrible experience. As we waited for our orders to be taken my son was yelling, as babies do. Before we could even get our orders taken the manager said “we can’t have this here” and asked us to leave. Instead of being a bit more understanding, perhaps he could have offered to bring him food sooner than ours, a little treat? He was so condescending and rude. As I began gathering my belongings he then offered to sit us in an empty bar that was entirely dark. At this point I was already humiliated and disgusted with his treatment of us. To no surprise, we were unable to find another place taking bookings so last minute. Thank you for ruining my Mother’s Day. I have dined and stayed here many times in the past and I will never return again.

The staff, apart from him, were extremely nice and accommodating. Especially the woman running the front desk. Such a shame that man is in charge. I have no doubt he’s awful to other customers considering the way he treated a mother on Mother’s Day.

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vipShubhiAnand18
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time around at The Perch for Mother's Day brunch and it was spectacular. From the food to the service, it was just wonderful. Special call out for the beignets and veg toast. Simply delicious. Our server, Daniel was great and got me a perfect Bellini. My husband loved his spicy Bloody Mary. The only thing is that I ordered the Tomato Pie -- didn't realize it was a quiche and served cold but that's on me. Overall, we loved it and will be going back to celebrate yet another occasion.

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JulieC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We recently went for Mother's Day. The patio area where we made our reservation was lovely and the Inn had heat lamps which was quite nice. The experience was just really discombobulated. We know restaurants are just getting going again, but this place had unconscious and poor service all around. Literally everything arrived late. I asked for milk for my coffee. We waited nearly 20 minutes for someone to bring it out while coffee got cold. We asked for salt. It didn't come until 30 minutes later when the food had been eaten. There were hairs on our plates and all the dishes felt like they had been prepped ahead of time and at least one component on all of our plates was burned or inedible in some way. It was really disappointing.

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KellyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Perch has a beautiful, sophisticated design aesthetic. The staff is very attentive and friendly. It was so nice to receive the complimentary amuse bouche. The food was carefully prepared and delicious. A great way to celebrate re-entry into fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Perch for first time to celebrate Mother’s Day. Such a great meal and overall experience. Our waiter was very detailed in explaining a few of the entrees we asked about which helped us decide what to order. Great atmosphere, food quality, and presentation.

Would definitely recommend and we look forward to going back!

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vipFlushingFirstTimers
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We began our meal with the Jersey clam chowder, which was poured into your bowl from a small pitcher. It is filled with clams and herbs and very tasty. Our entrees were a seafood salad with fresh greens and farro with an excellent complementary dressing. It was a light and flavorful meal. For dessert we had the chocolate nest and the white chocolate cheesecake. Both we delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was very knowledgable about the dishes offered, e.g. the waiter was able to explain the difference between farro and quinoa! The only negative I could say about the restaurant is that each time we have been there it has been very cold. It feels that they either have a door open or the air conditioning on even when it is 50 degrees outside. Bring a jacket or sweater!

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vipfoodies
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was fun & delicious. My sister & I brought my mom for an early mother's day outing & everything was perfect. We enjoyed all of our tea choices along with a varied, tasty 3 tower selection of nibbles. I don't like tomatoes so I didn't think I'd like the Heirloom tomato toast, but it was one of my favorites. Our server Eric K was awesome. He was attentive & so personable. Can't wait to go back again!

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vipBobhutt99
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We tried The Perch for the very first time based on the reviews on Open Table. It was everything they said about it and more. The service was great and the food good. We'll definitely be back.

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KatelinV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, this is our favorite restaurant in Princeton, it’s such a splurge, but it’s so worth it every time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt pampered from start to finish. It was a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated Mother’s Day a little early - afternoon tea on May 1st! It was wonderful. The food was great and the tea was perfect. Daniel our waiter was attentive and excellent. Will definitely be back. Only thing- I wish there were options to order larger items off the menu but I guess that defeats the purpose of afternoon tea. It’s $65 for tea of your choice plus a tower of sweets and savorys to split. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch here celebrating my college graduation with my family. The menu choices were amazing and the service was excellent! Would definitely return for another brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at the Perch. The food was delicious and the staff truly went above and beyond to ensure a great experience. We cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 44th Wedding Anniversary with one of our daughters and son in law. The menu was great and I could tell this would be a restaurant I will visit many more times.
The staff and all the service was very engaging and professional.
The appetizers and entrees were off the charts In taste and originality

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MHEW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Excellent service. We did not feel rushed. We'd love to go again.

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OfeliaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and very elegant . Nothing to improve

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LindaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day. Quaint, cozy, friendly service all the way around.
Food was really tasty. Loved the personalized French press coffee as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Halibut and steak dishes were impeccable. The “smoky old fashion” was phenomenal

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, even better service, very reasonably priced (as compared to similar restaurants), and valet parking was a big help for our out of town dining partners. I’ll certainly be back soon!

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The Perch is rated 4.8 stars by 1664 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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