About Peacock Restaurant & Lounge at The Inn at 202 Dover
We offer casual yet a fine dining experience. Selected as Top 11 Romantic Restaurant in America. AAA 4 Diamond. Our guests remark that dining at the Peacock is more like dining at a friend's home than a typical restaurant.
You will probably be welcomed by one of the owners, Shelby or Ron, offered an opportunity to start your experience with a cocktail or glass of wine in our lounge or, if you prefer, be seated upon arrival. Executive Chef Douglas Potts brings a classical flair to the freshest local ingredients since he was raised on the Eastern Shore.
The Peacock Restaurant & Lounge is located in the Inn at 202 Dover, selected by American Express, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine as Best Inn in America and named by Maryland Life Magazine as the "Buckingham Palace of inns."
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:30pm
Special dinner parties and luncheons upon request.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are happy to discuss your particular requirements and provide you with cuisine that will be quite memorable.
There are no parking restrictions in and around the inn. There is ample convenient street parking.
There is no public transportation in Easton.
Private Party Facilities:
Our conservatory is designed for small private parties, up to twelve diners. We are happy to prepare a sampling of cuisine or create a special menu for your private function. We have provided small parties for doctors, executive committee meetings, board of director meetings, strategic planning meetings, pharmaceutical companies, attorneys, rehearsal dinners, bridal teas, baby showers...just about anything you think of.
Private Party Contact:
Ron or Shelby: 410 819-8007x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have special wine dinners approximately 6 times a year. Our chef prepares a special 5 course dinner to compliment the selected wines and a representative from the vineyard or wine distributor talk about the wines and the pairings.
Peacock Restaurant & Lounge at The Inn at 202 Dover Ratings and Reviews
Attentive service staff, but knowledge o ...
Attentive service staff, but knowledge of menu and wine was lacking in some areas. Only diners in restaurant till 8 then just one other couple, so ambiance was obviously a bit sterile. Food was good as indicated in rating.
Food was uniformly excellent. Room is e ...
Food was uniformly excellent. Room is elegant, well-furnished and attractive. Service fair at best with strange lapses, general lack of attention to appropriate timing of meal. After we were initially seated, it was at least 10 minutes before waiter appeared to take drink orders, yet only one other table in the room was occupied. After salad was served waiter asked if we would like ground pepper and we said yes. He disappeared to get pepper grinder and never came back. After dinner there were long lapses to get dessert ordered and coffee refill. Prices excessive by about 30% for area, and some portions too large - e.g. 16 ounce strip steak.
We've been meaning to try this restauran ...
We've been meaning to try this restaurant for awhile. We were astonished how wonderful everything was. The wine list is worldly and well thought out, without being overwhelming. We had lobster bisque, tomato salad, scallops, and boar chops. The bisque was flavorful, and light, not too heavy with cream. The tomato salad was so fresh, and imaginative, with baklava. The flavors delicately melded together. The scallops were perfectly cooked, and served with homemade pasta, and a lovely lemon sauce. The chops were tender. For dessert we capped it off with creme brulee and homemade ice cream. The creme brulee was crispy on top, and warm through, just as it should be, and the ice cream delicious, chocolate with a bit of whiskey. The service was exceptional, and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the inn. This is likely to become one of our new favorite spots.
Our crab cakes and roasted boar chops we ...
Our crab cakes and roasted boar chops were absolutely delicious. Great Pinot Noir with dinner and wonderful seasonal salads in lieu of appetizers. Our favorite item was the Chef's yam rolls. I would have been happy to take a bag to go. We highly recommend this restaurant!
We decided to visit the Eastern Shore fo ...
We decided to visit the Eastern Shore for a day trip and chose Peacock Inn for dinner because of the reviews and the stress on local sourcing and fresh ingredients. After walking around the town visiting the galleries and shops my wife and I arrived at the Inn a little before opening just to get out of the weather. The structure and the furnishings are impressive. A beautiful job of restoration. We had a cold drink in one of the sitting rooms. The dining area is singularly welcoming and comfortable.
To start we shared the foie gras. The preparation and the accompanying condiments were the highlight of the meal. We each had a main course. The lump crab cakes were classic Maryland: delicious, generous and fresh. The rack of lamb was a riff on Mediterranean cuisine. The baba ganoush and spinach as a bed for the generous perfectly cooked double chops with olive oil and olives. We had the lemon tart. I must say the shortbread crust was exceptional.
My wife and I frequent all of the better ...
My wife and I frequent all of the better restaurants in St. Michaels and Easton, and are admirers of many of them, particularly 208 Talbot. We've had three dinners over the last 18 months at the Peacock Restaurant at the Inn at 202 Dover, and have come away each time much more than just satisfied with both our food and the service -- and equally puzzled that there weren't more diners sharing that experience. Yesterday, we couldn't get into 208 at our preferred time, so went to the Peacock, and had yet another superb dinner, this time with smoked salmon, crispy soft shells and an airy white chocolate bread pudding (one that matched up with Valerie's many bread pudding variants at 208). The dining room is elegant but not overblown; the service is formal, but friendly. Although he was not working last night, in our two earlier dinners, Ron Mitchell was a more than genial host, who steered us to two excellent and fairly priced bottles of wine. The Peacock is a worthy destination for any evening out, and we hope that more can find time to take advantage of what it has to offer.
We have dined at Peacock for Easter brun ...
We have dined at Peacock for Easter brunch and for our anniversary. The food on both occasions was excellent, beautifully presented and delicious. Chef Potts came to our table personally to inquire about meal and to describe his preparation. Very personable.
The Peacock Inn is the crown jewel of th ...
The Peacock Inn is the crown jewel of the Eastern Shore! The food is delicious, high quality and prepared by a phenomenal chef! The service is outstanding! A great wine selection compliments each dish! And, the Owner always makes it a point to meet and greet each guest! I drive 2 hours just to dine at this fabulous Inn on the Eastern Shore! Felecia
First class fine dining
Robert was out excellent waitperson. He was very professional, yet not stuffy. We had great cocktails, then appetizers. My wife had the smoked salmon and I splurged on the Fois Gras. Both were excellent. We both had the Halibut and I must say it was the best ever. Deserts of Creme Brulle' and Mini-Canolis were a great finish. A really beautiful place for a special Birthday dinner.
Recently we had dinner with friends at Peacock, after a long hiatus. We had a wonderful time made better by our server, Rob, who was so willing to ask questions of the chef pertaining to our special requests, and b y the owner , who told us about the food and how it was prepared, and made a wonerful wine selection for us.
I can't single out a specific dish as being better than another.....they were all excellent. The service was outstanding, and, although it is expensive, we felt that it was all worth it.
A gem in the great little town of Easton ...
A gem in the great little town of Easton. Robert was a willing and very pleasant waiter. The food was exceptional, especially the salmon. The tables are beautifully set, the sweet potato rolls unusual and delicious. We cannot wait to return! Great wine list and interesting bourbon selections.
Our dinner experience at the Peacock Res ...
Our dinner experience at the Peacock Restaurant was phenomenal. The atmosphere was quiet and sophisticated. I had the filet and my husband had the butter poached lobster - both meals were out of this world! Our waiter Robert did a wonderful job of making sure our every need was anticipated and exceeded. We will definitely keep the Peacock Restaurant in our list of special occasion and 'just because' restaurants!
Perfect Valentine's Spot
My husband and I celebrated Valentine's at the Peacock Restaurant. The atmosphere and the food were terrific. The owner has excellent taste in wines. I did the wine pairing with the preset three course dinner, and each wine selection was perfect and absolutely delicious. Before dinner, my husband and I enjoyed a cocktail in the living room, which was very relaxing (and the Cabernet that I was served was wonderful). This is a perfect spot for a quiet, intimate dinner.
We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving supper . Everything just fell into place. The table was fabulous. It was set up perfectly. Our cocktail came from the specialty list, which was a perfect choice for the occasion. The staff was polite and knew exactly what to say. All of my questions were answered. Now for the food.. presentation was nice. It was a buffet style. Many items to choose from but not overly done. The turkey and pork loin were cooked to perfection. My starter, the seafood soup was ever so flavorful. The oyster stuffing was wonderful...had an extra serving of that. Desserts were tasty, as I had the key lime cheesecake. Overall we had a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving. We will be back again for many other occasions. Thank you for a delightful experience.
What a gem!
This restaurant is a treasure. The oysters were the best we've ever had, the wine list and menu were impeccable. Best of all, in our opinion, the service was outstanding. This restaurant is the whole package and we'll be sure to go back...to have another Peacock cocktail, oysters, and ooohh those sweet potato rolls...I'm getting hungry just thinking about the meal.
Very good meal
The food was excellent. The menu is limited, but I don't mind that - quality not quantity. Not huge portions, but definitely not skimpy either - it was what I expected with fine dining in a smaller venue. Service was friendly and pretty good overall, but some things could have been improved (took a while to get the initial pour of water at the table, and even longer before drink order was taken - I only mention this because we were 1 of 2 tables at the time; then had to ask for refills on water). Would certainly return.
Great Place with a few small glitches
The Peacock Restaurant is a gem in Easton, with great food and beautiful ambiance. It's a bit pricey, but worth it.
We had, however, a few quibbles.
1. Our server Robert told us that they were short a server for the evening. While that may be important to the Peacock, it's something that should be completely transparent to the guests.
2. We ordered a bottle of white wine (from a very limited wine list, by the way) and Robert did not ice the bottle after pouring the first glass. I had to ask for this service.
3. Robert must have been busy, because he did not return to pour the remaining wine....I had to take over that task.
Still in all, we'd go back to the Peacock for its glorious food.
Although we were celebrating a benchmark birthday, and this was the perfect spot for that, I would go back to the Peacock for many reasons. The ambience is highlighted by the spacious and well-appointed dining room, allowing for intimate as well as medium-sized groups without diminishing the charm of the large windows overlooking greenery and the soft palette of the walls and draperies. The food is delicious and artfully served and service impeccable.
This restaurant does things perfectly. At item on the menu is carefully prepared and presented and served. It is expensive, so we won't make a habit of going there, but when we want a treat, or want to treat a guest, we certainly will go.
Better to buy a bottle of wine than to get it by the glass; pre-dinner drinks are quite pricey. But the wine list has excellent values and a wide range of prices on very very good wines.
Chosen with care
Lovely setting. Limited menu but each item is perfectly prepared and served. We had the best beef we have ever eaten. Excellent wine list with many choices and prices for every budget. It is expensive but definitely worth it if you want a relaxed meal in a lovely setting and excellent service. We were there for about 2 hours and no one was hovering around trying to get us to leave. We will be back even though it means a two hour drive and an overnight stay. Tables far enough apart that you don't have to hear other people.
We have dined here often since it opened years ago. While always a fine first class restaurant,
it has reached the peak of perfection with creative delectable food, great wine choices, attentive
service and stunningly beautiful surroundings, inside and out. If you're looking for a superb
restaurant, this is the place to go. Trust me !
Another memorable evening.
We dined at the Peacock Restaurant on a recent Friday night and were pleased to have other
diners there, enjoying their meals. We both had asparagus soup with an a small Napoleon of
crab meat and potatoes sitting in the middle. The soup and its presentation were superb. My guest
had an outstanding Filet Mignon and I had a super great large creation of poached Halibut, whipped
potatoes, and sugar snap peas with mushrooms.. We enjoyed a tasty bottle of Alexander Valley
Chardonnay wine. For dessert we shared a wonderful bread pudding. We have been regulars at
the Peacock Restaurant since it opened. It continues to get better and better because of a top rated
chef and a very efficient staff and dedicated ownership. I highly suggest you give yourself a treat and
dine at this top quality restaurant. It is truly a Neighborhood Gem.
A great dinner in very comfortable environment
From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner, our evening was most enjoyable. The wait staff were always available and friendly and helpful with our drink and dinner selections. Our dinner was among the best in my 5 plus years of dining monthly in the Easton area. We are looking forward to returning.
Always Consistently High Quality Service and Food
My wife and I spent another Valentine's Day experiencing dining that can only be delivered by Peacock. Ron and Shelby are always such gracious and kind hosts that believe in the personal touch when it comes to greeting and making their guests feel welcome and comfortable. The food was excellent as always and the service rivals that of any world class establishment. An overall EXCELLENT experience!
After a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at the Peacock we were eager to return for Christmas. However, we were sorely disappointed as staff was short and we had to ask for everything. The buffet offering was not as well coordinated, and even the simple basics missed the mark. It may have been a result of the last seating, but similar to Thanksgiving hour.
Wonderful dinner, service and like being ...
Wonderful dinner, service and like being among friends when you visit and
dine at the Peacock, and Ron's breakfast the net morning was perfect.
We will return and can highly recommend this Inn at 202 Dover, and
the Peacock Restaurant for a perfect weekend. We had the Lobster
dinner and the Beef tenderloin to make a great surf and turf...yummy.
GREAT get away weekend for my wife's 65th birthday.
Thank you Ron and Shelby.
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