The Peacock Inn Restaurant opened on May 17, 2010 after a 3-year renovation. The restaurant has been designed to provide an elegant and exceptional dining experience enhanced by attentive service, sophisticated décor, and a contemporary approach to cuisine.
The Peacock Inn has garnered rave reviews for his “New American” cuisine menu and received 4 stars “Excellent” from Cody Kendall of The Star Ledger as well as listing among the “Best New Restaurants” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. We pride ourselves on using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients, many acquired from the area’s local farmers and food purveyors.
The intimate dining rooms blend elegance, comfort, and romance. The walls showcase prized artwork, murals, and menus from the 1930’s, some of which were discovered behind cement walls in the basement of this historic building. One such mural depicts John Von Neumann, the famed Princeton mathematician driving a car while reading a book.
Personalized service is a top priority throughout our Inn and dining is no exception. A premier restaurant can transform a good meal into a great one, and here at The Peacock Inn we are proud and excited to provide excellent dining services to all our guests that seek comfort and luxury in Princeton hotels.
Please welcome our new Executive Chef Sam Byrne who brings over 15 years of experience to The Peacock Inn! Byrne began his culinary career at Spain’s acclaimed El Bulli, a 3 Michelin-star restaurant. He then went to work in the kitchens of Michelin star restaurants throughout Europe, including Dublin’s Peacock Alley and L’Écrivan, London’s L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and Paris’ Alain Ducasse.
After partnering with celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher to open and consult on dining establishments around the world, Byrne made the move to the United States. Byrne's keen eye for local and sustainable produce along with his pursuit of creating and preparing classic French cuisine, is something that he is looking forward to bringing to Princeton. Byrne’s preparation and presentation is meticulous and enchanting. Now, as Executive Chef of The Peacock Inn, Chef Sam Byrne is excited to bring his Irish roots, global experience and progressive approach to Princeton, New Jersey.
We are proud to introduce our new Restaurant Manager - Jessica Hardy! Jessica brings over a decade of restaurant experience along with a true passion for food, beverage, and excellent service. Jessica started her fine dining career in Washington D.C. as a lead server and in 2010, made the move to New York City. Working alongside some of the best chefs in New York City, such as Bill Telepan and Bobby Flay, Jessica eventually worked her way up to Service Director at Michelin Star restaurant Oceana in Midtown New York. Now with the responsibility of running the dining room at The Peacock Inn, Jessica’s experience and knowledge is sure to enhance the culinary experience of every guest who dines at the historic Inn.
The Peacock Inn was named one of the Top 25 Restaurants in New Jersey by NJ Monthly for 2011, 2013 & 2014!