The Frog and the Peach

4.4
2143 reviews
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The Frog and The Peach, located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ is one of the Garden State’s premier dining venues, recently named NJ’s best “All Around” restaurant for “its impressive New American cuisine” and rated fourth most popular restaurant in the state by Zagat Survey. Whether seated in one of the warm and inviting alcoves of this stylish, swank restaurant set on two levels, in the newly renovated outdoor Garden, or in the inviting bar area, diners will enjoy Chef/Proprietor Bruce Lefebvre’s modern American menu with a seductive international spin. Try signature selections like the Tuna Sashimi with cucumber salad and lemongrass broth, Black Truffle Gnocchi with almond basil pesto or Tea Cured Duck Breast with a jasmine rice cake, pea greens, shiitake mushrooms and smoked duck jus. The award winning wine list offers 400 selections carefully chosen by wine director Jim Mullen.
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WA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Slow service. Average food. Some of the main dishes were very small. Unorganized wait staff that did not which server had done what for the table.

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JB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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Z
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Valet parking was full; had to park in the hotel lot and walk back in a pouring rain. Lamb was over cooked. All other dishes were excellent.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we’ve dined at this remarkable restaurant, the first being many years ago. They haven’t lost their touch. The food was fabulous, the moderately priced wine was excellent, and the service was impeccable. Valet parking was convenient but relatively expensive. Still a wonderful dining experience that’s worth traveling for.

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AF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff...enjoyed our evening.....food was fresh and presented beautifully

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G
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Would recommend for a nice holiday birthday and anniversary. Made my night very special . Thank you

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w
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, as always. The duck breast was perfectly prepared. And the tuna sashimi in lemongrass broth is one of the best dishes I've ever had.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had a better experience a year ago. We returned because we had a great experience last year. We celebrated our anniversary and figured since we enjoyed it here last time we'd return. The waitress came to us 5 times before we had the chance to read the menu. Towards the other half of the night she was nowhere to be found, another waiter had to clear the table, bring us the dessert menu & to bring us the check. She did come to collect though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were very disappointed with most of our meals. The skirt steak was very tough and two people ordered that at our table. Our server disappeared for very long periods of time. We expected much more from a high caliber restaurant. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Considering this is one of the best rated restaurants in New Jersey, it was unimpressive to say the least. The vegetable spring rolls were very good and the braised rabbit stew was great. The jumbo lump crab salad was very small (the waitress did let us know this which was nice). The desserts were just not good. The creme brûlée had no flavor whatsoever and was very thin, which was just weird. The banana semifreddo did not taste like banana at all and was very small for the price. Overall for the prices, the experience was just okay. Servers were nice, but pretentious. Wouldn’t go back.

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LR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is just a favorite of mine. Never disappoints!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and amazing food. Recommend the cheese board and the swordfish entree to everyone!

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but pricey. Waiter was not clear in explaining menu. Said to pick three items on menu but I was not aware that it was a separate charge for each item. Service was also slow.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food tasted great, but for fine dining the servers attire/ look was very unprofessional. We did not get offered extra bread, they forgot to get husbands drink, and didn’t clear plates. Overall, for the price we expected a lot better...

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d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

restaurant if fabulous we had a great meal and great time.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice casual restaurant with a pleasant ambiance and excellent service.

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great service. The cocktails were superb. Looking forward to another visit...happy hour was highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, service was very attentative but not overbearing. Had a request in my reservation which they fulfilled beautifully. Overall a great dinner

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JW
Seattle
133 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time doing lunch at The Frog and the Peach, and we were blown away by the value of the lunch menus. The Easter preview menu was awesome - diners on Sunday are in for a treat. And the regular prix fixe was up to the usual high standards. Love that the included wine was a nice Picpoul - good food wine and a very F&P touch.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday and opted for the chef tasting menu with wine pairing. It was spectacular. The food was amazing and the wine was incredible. The service was warm, personable, and welcoming. I can’t wait to go back.

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JT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Every dish was truly extraordinary -- On the food alone, I would rate the Frog and the Peach a 5+. I come from a family of restaurant people, and this ranked among the very best food I and my companions had eaten in a variety of cities. Unfortunately, the "front of the house" service didn't measure up. It was slow, inattentive and basically indifferent. Would not have been so noticeable if it weren't in such sharp contrast to the clear effort that it gone into the food preparation and presentation. Fortunately, the easiest part of the equation to change in order to be a truly top-end restaurant is the service (though, of course, none of it is easy). I hope management takes the challenge seriously.

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server (Deb) was excellent as was the food, which was reasonably priced considering the excellence of the offerings. We were a little short of time so weren't able to try one of the tasting menus - next visit! Wine list is extensive though pricey.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Frog and the Peach is our go to restaurant for quiet lunches or dinners with the guarantee of great food. I was not disappointed this time either. We started off with a very fresh salad and I had gnocchi for an entree and my guest short ribs. Both were superb.

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R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

For years we've been wanting to get to this restaurant an hour away from our home based upon reviews and ratings. What a disappointment. Four of us were first seated at a table next to a support pole -- very awkward. We asked to be moved and were into the garden room. a much better seating situation but the we did not receive any attention from a server for more than 30 minutes. The restaurant was not crowded but there were 2 large tables that were receiving a lot of attention. We did have a reservation 2 weeks in advance.

Menu was limited and serving sizes were below average. If The Frog and the Peach is resting on its laurels from previous years it's time to step it up. Oh and $20 to park on a Wednesday night is absolutely absurd considering our car was parked on the street at the valet stand the 3 hours we were there.

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S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Pinot noir and soft shell crab special.

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HH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined there on a weekday at lunch hour but we had the whole exterior patio to ourselves as there was no other diners. Service and dining atmosphere was great, food was good (not mind blowing, but good).

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DF
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Frog & Peach named after the infamous Dudley Moore and Peter Cook comedy...
Dudley Moore: "We'd like to ask Sir Arthur actually about his rather unique restaurant, the Frog and Peach." Never disappoints. I have been coming here since I was a Junior at Rutgers back in 1994, and its a staple of my travel since then. The ambiance, food and service are always good, and it is always a wonderful value in dining. My only critique is the timing of the food out of the kitchen. When diners share everything in a meal, the pace needs to adjust to that and not slam the table with too many things at once not only filling the table, but then having things cool before you can get to them. Outside of this one tiny issue, its always a great meal and will always come back when in town.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came from philly suburbs to see Rent at the New Jersey state Theatre, food was excellent service outstanding and our servers were knowledgeable and helpful throughout our meal would def return if we ever go there for a show again

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, sunny “patio” for a delicious 2-course lunch with wine.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing and we will definitely be coming back

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TJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The new menu-or at least the one they're on now-is a bit strange. They literally list no appetizers, just smaller and larger portions of their entrees. That's ok on its own terms but not everyone wants a smaller portion of an entree as an app. And their "Charcuterie" choices are just VERY weird and rather unappetizing: Chicken Liver Pâté, Lamb’s Tongue “Gyro”, Crispy Pig’s Trotters, Roasted Bone Marrow, and Farmhouse Terrine. No thanks. But I have to highly praise what we did have: Cheese plate; vegetable spring rolls (as an app); Moroccan spiced braised rabbit; and plain spaghetti with pecorino-romano. The sides sound great but don't really lend themselves to pairing with the entrees. And they continued to use the tried-and-untrue "tag team" method of having a number of waiters/waitresses serve one's table. End result is chaos, miscommunication, and no one ultimately responsible for the table. I've been here a dozen times and it's usually hit or miss. This was a miss for sure.

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DW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday dinner/date night restaurant! My husband and I had an amazing time and the food was just incredible. I highly recommend the Griggstown chicken and the duck breast!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If you sit in the back the wait staff seemed to forget about us and it took long to get bread and drinks. Otherwise, great food, great experience. Such a variety of different dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The Frog and the peach is overpriced and there was nothing special about it. My partner and I were really excited to try this place since we live just around the corner. We ordered the braised short ribs, duck breast, side of brussel sprouts with a few cocktails. The best part about the meal was the brussel sprouts. My short ribs were dry and lacked seasoning. The duck was cooked perfect but the components of of the sauce and and sides did not make sense (for $44 it should have came with more than just a few vegetables - totally not worth it). We had two servers, one server who was very sweet that took our drink order, made suggestions, and overall friendly. The second server, she took our food order but was a bit judgmental that we were only getting a few items even though the old white couple next to us practically got the same thing but they definitely got a better service than we did. She looked so unhappy that rolled her eyes after we ordered. We still left a 20% tip despite the bad service from her (we wished we handed the tip to the gentleman that took our drinks instead of leaving it on the table). For $100+ meal we left unsatisfied and still hungry. We’ll have to try it again maybe on a different day and when their special is more than just a bowl of soup.

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GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great dinner celebrating my daughter's birthday. Reservations was a breeze and accommodations were excellent as usual. The staff was attentive making the dinner an enjoyable experience. The food was good depending on what was ordered.
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Balsamic Marinated Hanger Steak was cooked perfectly and savory
Griggstown Chicken Roulade was moist and delicious
Poached New York State Duck Breast was phenomenal with an explosion of flavors
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Porcini Ricotta Gnocchi and House Smoked Salmon. These dishes were bland and boring. They belong in lunch menu rather than dinner menu
Heads up on valet parking. This parking service is operated by the New Brunswick Parking Authority. I am fine with paying $15 for valet parking, however drinks in the backseat were toppled over and realized that the birthday cake was pushed/crumbled to one side - inside the box even though it was secured in the cargo net. This can only happen if the valet attendant was driving recklessly at high speed/breaking hard, and it was raining that evening. Unacceptable. I have a complaint out to the NBPA.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve heard about this restaurant for years and was excited to try it. Overall it was just okay and I don’t think I’ll be back. The smaller plates were the best part of the meal - entrees were mediocre at best. Atmosphere was nice and servers were gracious, but there are definitely better restaurants at this price point.

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GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, phenomenal food and not at all noisy. Wonderful experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was horrible they said they changed their menu 2 days before the gnocchi tasted like Matsa balls soaked in balsamic vinegar just awful experience we cancelled our entrees got the check and left

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RD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A pleasantly surprising place to celebrate our anniversary. Staff was friendly, informative and attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his graduation dinner. Everything was wonderful, especially the Griggstown chicken! Will definitely be coming back.

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