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The Peacock Inn Restaurant

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20 Bayard Ln, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
+1 609-924-1707
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ewing, New Jersey
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Peacock Inn used to be a great restaurant...until it wasn't. They lost their chef and the menu narrowed to very simple choices. It was all very 1970's too, though the prices were definitely 2017. Well, they now have a chef who makes creative, modern menus centered around seasonal, (mostly) locally sourced ingredients. We had a post Valentine's Day dinner... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our last visit we were not anxious to return. The food was excellent, but the atmosphere was a bit stuffy. We were fortunate to receive a gift certificate and gave it another try and we are so glad that we did. The food is exceptional and the service was terrific--very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended for a special occasion--a... More 

Thank Jerseytraveler08540
Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We recently ate dinner in the bar area. The room was nicely designed and had a great ambience. The service was top-notch: Our server was well informed, polite and not snooty. The menu was interesting, without being over the top. I have eaten at a few places lately where each item on the menu needs a thorough explanation, which I... More 

Thank Janet P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times and absolutely love the place. It has a small, quiet and very wall appointed restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. The tasting menu is possibly the best either my or my wife have ever had, and we eat out quite frequently and in very good restaurants around... More 

Thank Chris K
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for amazing food or a romantic night out, the Peacock Inn is a great choice. While on the expensive side, the food tastes amazing, is beautifully presented and combines wonderful flavors. I had the Brazino which was light, crispy and served with aged lemons and black lentils. My wife had the salmon. Both were light, flavorful... More 

Thank William P
Monroe, New Jersey
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went there for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Both experiences were great. Lot more people on Christmas Eve. Both meals were delicious and slightly different. We had the same waiter both times and he remembered us...which was very nice. Started with a glass of proseco and then a chilled bottle of Cloudy Bay. Excellent!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is our fav food and most intimate and friendly restaurant in the Princeton area. The food is always interesting and tasty,with interesting combinations and textures. Service is always informed, friendly, and attentive. Their wine/drink expert is knowledgeable with great recommendations. The host and hostesses are professional and welcoming, you feel like a real guest. The bar area is another... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Peacock Inn is a lovely setting for a special occasion. We chose to celebrate our anniversary here. Great choice! We were given menus that were personalized for us, as well as complimentary champagne to toast our anniversary. We chose the price fixe menu, as suggested by our server, Manny, and were very happy with our choices. From start to... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We dined here for the first time last night and all of us (3) had a terrific time. We first enjoyed a cocktail at the bar with Patrick, the bartender, who was very enjoyable to speak with and then we headed to our table. At first, I was a tad concerned because there were two parties being held and I... More 

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Jersey C.i.
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a special dinner as it was to celebrate two milestone birthdays. The staff were very attentive and the food delicious. As they knew about the birthdays, they had arranged for the menus to be specially printed with the two special guests names. It's was a lovely little gesture. I had the roasted beets, then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bayard Ln, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
  • Public Transportation: We are located a short 5 minute walk from the NJ Transit Princeton Station stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-1707
The Peacock Inn - a Top 25 restaurant in the state of New Jersey by NJ Monthly, highest rated restaurant in Princeton by Zagat and Open Table, named "Restaurant Of The Year" by the Star-Ledger newspaper - offers guests an elegant and exceptional dining experience. Attentive service, chic decor, and the contemporary approach to Chef Manuel Perez's "New American" cuisine, make The Peacock Inn the perfect choice for a romantic evening, business dinner, or special occasion. The intimate dining rooms blend elegance, comfort, and sophistication. The walls showcase prized artwork, murals, and menus from the 1930's, some of which were discovered behind cement walls in the basement of the historic mansion. Spend some time in the contemporary bar at The Peacock Inn while food prepared by Chef Perez and his team while sipping your favorite cocktail or a choice wine.The restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week and Sunday Brunch.

The Peacock Inn also offers 16 luxury guest rooms if you are looking for a exceptional evening in the heart of downtown Princeton.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?