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About Peacock Restaurant & Lounge at The Inn at 202 Dover
Peacock Lounge is famous for our casual, yet award wining fine dining experience Selected as Top 11 Romantic Restaurant in America. AAA 4 Diamond and Michelin Recommended.
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.
Focusing on the freshest local produce and entrees - Chef Potts creates a unique and creative menu. Know for our house-made sweet potato rolls and pastas, and seasonally inspired soups, entrees (such as prime rib, local rock-fish) and of course home made desserts.
Easton, MD 21601-3004
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
Throughout the year Chef Potts brings in the freshest in local produce and entrees for a unique and creative menu for our guests. We are changing our menu weekly and sometimes daily so please call for our most current offerings.
For private events we are happy to transform Peacock into your own private venue and Chef Potts will help customize your perfect menu that guest will never forget.
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, weddings, attorneys, rehearsal dinners, bridal teas, baby showers...just about anything you think of.
Private Party Contact:
Ron or Shelby: (410) 819-8007
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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
This is a completely superior restaurant located in a tasteful romantic inn in the center of Easton, MD. The quality of the food is exceptional, service perfect and personalized, and it is possible to talk to one's companion or guests without shouting. The interior decor is beautiful and the gardens seen through the large picture windows are lovely. Peacock is one of the finest restaurants in Maryland and we have dined there many times with consistently great satisfaction. I recommend both the restaurant and its associated inn in the highest terms.
This was our first visit to the Eastern Shores, and thus to Easton. Not knowing the area, we first attempted to make a reservation at the Hunter's Tavern at the Tidewater Hall but that outlet does not return telephone calls, and thus we concluded, not interested in business.
How fortunate we were then to find ourselves at this wonderful, quiet and sedate, restaurant run by Professor Mitchell and his wife. This was fine dining at its best, and a wonderful surprise for us, who through ignorance had low expectations of the area. Set in a beautifully decorated 19th century "Victorian" mansion in Easton's historic district, the Peacock is surely one of the best restaurants we have encountered in the US. The cuisine is American based on seasonal products with a nod to Chesapeake Bay products, and the menu short, supplemented with daily specials. The wine list is pretty extensive and internationally sourced. Service is impeccable.
We started with a fine white Burgundy, which was great with the half dozen locally-sourced oysters I had for appetiser. I followed with the night's special: excellent, lump crab cake; my wife had a tasty rack of lamb. Both were freshly prepared and cooked with great flavour and served on hot plates. A lovely meal topped off, in my case, with homemade espresso ice cream and, for my wife, with tiramisu. Not cheap, but all together a splendid experience made all the better by a stimulating after-dinner conversation with the host.
Great stuff, Ron and Chef. If we find ourselves in the area again, we will certainly return.
The Inn is simply a beautiful property. Perfectly maintained, well thought out in every detail, inside and out. The Peacock Restaurant is also a beautiful space, created with intention and very consistent with the peaceful nature of the Inn.
The food, even though a brunch, was superb. Well thought out recipes, perfect presentation with varied choices. As others though have said, the service is spotty. Although every service person was absolutely personable and certainly willing to provide anything requested, there was in our case a clear lack of understanding of the bar side of the house (have also read that below in other reviews as well). It would seem that the back of the house needs to bring the front side up to speed to match the setting, the culinary expectation created from the elegant setting (which were met), and yes, the pricing (which is not for the faint-hearted).
To be clear, this restaurant would be highly recommended to anybody who asked me for a recommendation due to the setting and the very high quality of the food and the flawless execution in the kitchen. I will certainly return and would be thrilled to stay at the Inn if we were not local.
Perfect Anniversary dining. Romantic & quiet.Food was wonderful, but we thought the prices were a little high. Perfect for an occasion, but too much for normal dining. We appreciated the Owner (or manager) stopping by our table & the complimentary glass of port wine.
Strangest dining experience we've had. Lovely restaurant and the food is excellent, clearly the chef in the back knows what they are doing (perfectly cooked steak and fish, beautiful presentation). However, they need to train their servers. Our waitress really couldn't recommend the food because they hadn't bothered to let her try it. The service was extremely slow. It took forever to get menus, have our orders taken, and get the bill. The table next to us had similar complaints. Two experienced servers should have been able to handle 2 4-tops and 4 2-tops no problem. It felt like there was something strange going on, maybe not enough staff? I have to assume that the waitress, who didn't know the food, also had to serve as the bartender, because she had no idea how to make basic cocktails. Too bad. Lovely space and a really skilled chef, but the front of the house need training.
We had no idea what to expect when reservation made to celebrate husband's birthday, but it turned into the most memorable and special evening we could ask for. The inn is beautiful, the decoration and ambiance very nice. Service was excellent, our waitress was very knowledgeable and if she wasn't sure she would promptly find out. The Inn's host was welcoming and attentive. And the chef stopped by table to personally talk about our meal. The food was excellent! Our wine should have been chilled and was served at room temperature and it was disappointing that the wine was not available when we were served our cheese board, which was very good, but I think they were trying to chill our wine while we were enjoying the cheese. But this can not take away from highly recommending restaurant!
The food was very good but the service was a let down. The server was very nice but clearly inexperienced. She did not know cues that a course was complete. She mis-advised on the ingredients of the oyster soup.
There were no wines by the glass on the menu and the server did not offer that these were available. The cocktail menu was limited and most upper end bourbons were absent from the list. I asked the server for a cocktail straw and she brought a full size soda straw for my on-the-rocks glass.
The warm artichoke salad was excellent as were the oysters on the half shell. The proprietor informed us that the oyster stew was thickened with potato not cream so we shared this somewhat odd appetizer of oyster leek soup with fried oysters on the side. The soup was good; the oysters lacked crispness. The grilled rockfish entree was excellent and clearly fresh. Dessert was a flourless strawberry cake that was excellent.
The setting is beautiful; it is a shame that the service did not match the quality of the food or the setting.
We made a reservation noting it was for a special occasion. The restaurant is very nicely decorated; elegant. The service was attentive, however we were pretty much the only ones dining on a winter Sunday evening. Felt a bit like they were waiting to close up towards the end of the meal. No one asked what the special occasion might be...we were only offered the Valentine's special menu (even though it was almost a week later). The food was good overall - baked oysters and beef ribs for my husband and French onion soup with lobster pasta for me. Nice presentation for all dishes. The soup and pasta were heavy on the salt. Bread was unremarkable. Crime brûlée was as expected; the cannoli was disappointing. We enjoyed trying the wine pairings. Might visit again, might not. Perhaps other reviews elevated our expectations, or we have enjoyed other meals more at other restaurants for the same cost.
The food and ambience at the Peacock was as advertised--EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!! I have had foie gras in France as well as in upscale restaurants across America, and this was the best I have ever had. The margarita was made from scratch--no mix involved--first time for me and it was wonderful. The chicken and ribs were melt-in-your-mouth good. I wish it were closer to where we live.
Dr. Jacqueline Murren
Fantastic Dining Experience at the Peacock Restaurant at the Inn at 202 Dover!!
My husband and I had the pleasure of spending three nights at the Inn at 202 Dover for a relaxing get away. We stayed in the beautifully decorated Safari Suite and enjoyed the many amenities: comfy bed, large sitting room, air tub, steam shower, gas fire place, and of course, the on-site Peacock Restaurant .
From start to finish, the Peacock was stunning and exceeded our expectations in every way. Our server, Robert, was both knowledgeable and friendly, and the timing of each course was perfect. Ron, one of the inn’s friendly owners, stopped by to check on us and suggested wine parings with our courses, and we’re so glad he did. Each course was deliciously prepared and exquisitely presented, and the wine pairings were the perfect selections.
For those staying at the Inn, breakfasts are included as part of your stay. We enjoyed three outstanding breakfasts during our visit, and each one was both unique and delicious. Sharon, our server, was lovely, and she even took time to prepare a packet of information about the area (Easton, MD) which was so helpful to us as we explored this beautiful and historic town.
I highly recommend the Peacock Restaurant and also a stay at the Inn. It was so nice to be able to walk up the stairs to our beautifully appointed suite after an amazing meal, turn on the fireplace, and simply unwind.
As I posted on Facebook to friends, I could not have celebrated my 62nd birthday in a more perfect setting. I didn't spend the night at the Inn but got to preview one of the suites--lovely! Each room has a theme, and each bathroom has it's own unique selection of soaps, etc.
One of the two owners of the Inn, Ron Mitchell, was an excellent source when wanting to try an interesting vodka. 202 Dover boasts a list of 20 vodkas. The martini he prepared was THE best I've ever had--my friend and I had our martinis in the library/music room before dinner. The Inn occasionally hosts vodka, bourbon, and wine tastings.
The dinner was amazing! I had the lobster, preceded by oyster Rockefeller, the most perfect roasted butternut squash salad, and dessert. I love to cook, but it is such a treat to sit down to the PERFECT meal prepared by someone else.
I'll be back!! Thank you for a truly lovely evening.
We always love the Peacock restaurant at 202 Dover. The food and ambience are the best in Easton. We so enjoy the owners who make everyone feel very welcome. I highly recommend a festive evening or quiet evening alone or any evening at this wonderful testaurant.
What a gem! Beautiful Inn and restaurant ‼️ I'm from the Washington DC area where Fine dinning is plentiful, I was amazed to find such a fabulous restaurant in a small town like Easton. Well worth the the trip to have such a wonderful experience . If you can stay at the Inn that would be the icing on the cake. Five large suits with opulence in different themes.
The Inn at 202 Dover and the Peacock restaurant are very special. The food at the Inn is outstanding. I recommend it for any occasion. This is truly a special place to dine! The owners, Ron and Shelby, want to make sure that you are happy... This a place not to be missed!!!
Our anniversary dinner was celebrated here last Friday night. The restaurant was fairly quite until a party of 6 was seated, but we still could converse with no problem.
They were out of the wine we ordered and we said no problem, we had also looked at another, but they were also out of that so we went to our third choice.
The food was delicious, we had Foie Gras and Assorted Tomatoes and Greens for our first course and Wild Boar Chops and Rack of Lamb for our entrees, cooked perfectly!
We even splurged on dessert, ice cream and sorbet made in house.
Very enjoyable evening and we would love to return one day.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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