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The Peacock Inn Restaurant

20 Bayard Ln, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
+1 609-924-1707
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“gnocchi” (31 reviews)
“tasting menu” (17 reviews)
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20 Bayard Ln, The Peacock Inn, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our nieces first communion dinner was made incredibly special by food with flavors that popped in your mouth. Original takes on classic dishes were a success from appetizers to deserts.

Thank Joshua F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the privilege of having family celebration at this amazing restaurant. We had a room reserved for 20 people - half of the group were children. We had amazing appetizers - everything was great- lobster salad, and short ribs were the favorites. We had...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful. If you are in the Princeton area looking for fine dining, the Peacock Inn is the perfect place. Upscale and elegant, men, wear a jacket. Everything was 5 star. Only complaint was the food did not arrive hot, not good. Other than that, everything...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank lslewis
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank Jerseytraveler08540
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...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Chris K
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...More

Thank William P
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...More

Thank Deemer5
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...More

Thank 2JerseyJim
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this good for a solo diner?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Scott S | Property representative |
We love to welcome parties from 1-85! We have many people, especially hotel guests who dine in the restaurant as a party of 1, we also serve the full menu in the bar if that is what you prefer. We look forward to welcoming... More
Divya G
Is the restaurant kid friendly ? Want to celebrate anniversary dinner ,LO is 20month old
21 January 2017|
Response from Scott S | Property representative |
The Peacock Inn offers a children's menu and has high chairs if necessary. We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate such an amazing occasion! Thank you, Scott Sussman Hotel & Marketing Director (609) 924-1707
are your saturday hours only 9 to 5? i was interested in having a b'day dinner at your restaurant. please advise.
9 September 2016|
Response from Scott S | Property representative |
Our bar opens at 5:00 PM and our restaurant opens at 5:30 PM. We love celebrating special occasions! Please be in touch with us, and we can assist you in making plans for your birthday. You can also make reservations... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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.