About Peter Shields Inn
The Peter Shields Inn quality cuisine bursts with freshness and creativity. The PSI is a BYOB establishment that offers a la carte dining along with a four course chef’s tasting menu. Also expect to find weekly menu additions that incorporate fresh and innovative ingredients. The magnificent ocean views are the perfect scenery to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a memorable dining experience. In the summer months, outdoor dining is available on the porch overlooking the ocean. The Inn also specializes in both casual & elegant ocean front weddings. For the absolute finest local and seasonal fare, Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is a favorite of residents and visitors to Cape May alike.
Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room. Dress Code is Smart Casual.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Jan - March - Open Thursday thru Sunday / April - December Open 7 Nights
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.
Street parking, no meters.
Private Party Facilities:
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant can host private parties fom 10-115 people.
Private Party Contact:
Amy Gotthardt: 609 884 9090x
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews
Went early for the Early Dining Special. ...
Went early for the Early Dining Special. Starter, main course and dessert for $40. Good choices for each and It was a great value. Regular menu is very pricey. BYOB but had a bottle of their Cape May Winery Cabernet Franc which was reasonably priced.
Beautifully decorated historic building ...
Beautifully decorated historic building across the street from Cape May Beach. High quality food with impeccable service and presentation. Limited wine list of local Cape May winery and no full bar; however, very BYOB friendly. Perfect spot for a romantic special occasion.
A favorite restaurant for many years. L ...
A favorite restaurant for many years. Love the ambiance and the singer/pianist. We have been served by Kim at several of our visits - she is efficient, has a great personality and makes us feel like we are special. Always look forward to coming to Cape May.
We liked--but did not love-- our recent ...
We liked--but did not love-- our recent meal at Peter Shields Inn. The best way to summarize the experience, however, is to note that the restaurant is in Cape May, NJ--not New York City. If one is paying NYC prices, which Peter Shields Inn does, then one should expect top flight service and food. The food was good--but not outstanding. I think that, for the price, the customer should get an outstanding dining experience. The wait staff was either improperly trained or lacking in awareness of how to make customers feel special--and welcome. I will not recommend the restaurant to friends without major improvement in service and a big reduction in the price of the meals.
We went for my wife's birthday. I calle ...
We went for my wife's birthday. I called late morning to find out what time the $40 prix fix menu lasted. The woman on phone told me 6:30. So I made reservations via Open Table at 6:15. When we arrived they told us the $40 3 course prix fix ended at 6 but when I explained situation they honored the prix fix. Well, the food was fantastic and I would say the best 3 courses I've ever had for the price. Next time I come to Cape May this is a must visit!!
Excellent Customer service from the Wait ...
Excellent Customer service from the Wait Staff. The Hanger Steak meal was amazing. Topping it off with homemade Chocolate icecream to end the 3 course meal.
I would highly recommend for Special dinner dates and Anniversary
We went for our anniversary recently. W ...
We went for our anniversary recently. We both had the mixed green salad with peaches. It was excellent with just the right amount of dressing. We also both had the salmon and it was amazing! So tender and delicious, probably the best I've ever had. For dessert my husband had the sorbet and I had the ice cream, which by the way, are both made in house. It was a great finish to a tremendous dinner! The service was excellent! The staff really makes you feel welcome and special. Prices are a bit high but I guarantee that whatever you order it will be the best you ever tasted. This is a great place for special occasions and it is BYOB so that will help keep your bill down. We will be back!
We had the four course tasting menu. Eve ...
We had the four course tasting menu. Every course was fantastic. Roasted corn soup, Day Boat scallops, amazing steak and Lava cake for dessert. Live piano music from the lobby. Awesome meal. Possibly the best of many excellent restaurants in Cape May.
My husband and I did the four course che ...
My husband and I did the four course chef's tasting that was available on Saturday evening, Sept 17. We absolutely loved it. This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The flavors complimented each other and the meal was just to die for. I can't wait until we go back to Cape May so I can dine at Peter Shields again.
We loved the Peter Shields Inn! It is a ...
We loved the Peter Shields Inn! It is a beautiful, early twentieth century Georgian Revival home, which was very romantic! Our server, Amy, was wonderful! Our appetizers, corn chowder and tuna tartare, were amazing. Our entrees, the scallops and the halibut, were wonderful! Throughout the meal, an excellent pianist played soft standards. The entire experience was memorable and we can't wait to return!
This was our second time there while vac ...
This was our second time there while vacationing in Cape May. It is a bit expensive, but if you are watching your budget they offer an (early bird) prix fix menu that is a wonderful value. It is BYOB, and cash only as are most Cape May restaurants. It is a wonderful dining experience, well worth the money.
Wonderful BYOB restaurant in a magnifice ...
Wonderful BYOB restaurant in a magnificent inn! Dined on their screened-in porch, just across from the sea, while being serenaded by live piano music. The food was beautifully presented and tasted as amazing! The service was professional without being stuffy! Excellent fine dining without being over priced!
Our table was ready when we arrived and ...
Our table was ready when we arrived and BYOB wine was collected by the hostess and brought to the table, nice touch.
App of marinated octopus was very tasty. My halibut with gnocchi was excellent especially the crusty seared top. The pork tenderloin my husband ordered was tender and perfectly seasoned. We opted for the panna cotta with pistachio ice cream for dessert, perfect ending not heavy. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Cape May and we will certainly be back again.
We went to PSI for a date night on our l ...
We went to PSI for a date night on our last night in Cape May and went with the Fixed 4 course meal. I highly recommend as my wife said, it was the perfect portion size and delicious. The one big thing to remember about PSI like a number of other restaurants in Cape May is that they do not have a liquor license and only supply local wines. I would recommend bringing your own pricey bottle of wine from a local store or from home to enjoy with your meal.
Peter Shields Inn is a gem of the Jersey ...
Peter Shields Inn is a gem of the Jersey Coast! We have been visiting the shore for over 40 years, and this was definitely one of the top 5 restaurants of all time. The description would be elegant but casual, very friendly and knowledgable wait staff, wonderful live pianist/vocalist in the foyer at just the right volume, great selection of appetizers and entrees, beautiful seaside setting, parking was very convenient, a very memorable dining experience. We will return to PSI on our next holiday in Cape May.
Place is beautiful; service was excellen ...
Place is beautiful; service was excellent. Nice ambiance, great piano player. Bread was very stale, crab appetizer good but very small, salad ok. One entree was excellent, one entree had very salty, tough kale, but otherwise good.
I was very happy with everything that th ...
I was very happy with everything that this establishment had to offer. The service was great, the food was divine and the atmosphere was great and perfect for my date. Thank you to all who helped make our evening what it was, quite a wonderful night.
My wife and I had an amazing dinner at P ...
My wife and I had an amazing dinner at Peter Shields Inn for our 1st Anniversary. The food, service, and venue were all fantastic. We really enjoyed the piano player and having a romantic night overlooking the beach. Could not have been any better.
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