About Peter Shields Inn
Cape May, NJ 08204
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 $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.
Street parking, no meters.
Private Party Facilities:
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant can host private parties fom 10-115 people.
Private Party Contact:
Amy Gotthardt: (609) 884-9090
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews
Everything from the moment we walked in was great!!! Dan our waiter was amazing and really took good care of our table- great with suggestions. The Waygu steak was cooked to perfection and totally worth the 60$. Besides it's a BYOB so what u are saving on drinks - you may as well splurge on the food!!!
We are repeat PSI customers. That alone should tell you something. This time the occasion was a friends' get-together. But whatever the occasion, the experience is sublime, from the food, the service to the ambiance, PSI is wonderful. We had the 3 course tasting menu (which technically was not supposed to be available on the Presidents' Holiday Weekend. However, the staff obliged our request and we were very grateful at how they strive to make every customer happy.)
We had an exquisite lobster and roasted beet salad to start, fish and risotto for a main course, and for dessert, a mind-blowing banana bread pudding with salted caramel ice cream-to die for. The meal was flawless as was the service-it flowed perfectly.
Couple that with live piano music and a dining room quiet enough that you can hear your companions' conversation, and the entire evening was perfection-as usual.
Remember to go in the summer too and sit on the porch to view the ocean across the street.
Our favorite restaurant in the Cape May area. We go there often and ever time we are in the area. We have never been disappointed. Book early on open table to get the reservation day and time you want. Summer or winter, it's always in season to eat at Peter Shields Inn!
We had the perfect evening here. The service was perfectly executed-Sean was a delight and he was so friendly and his service was prompt and courteous.
The food was spectacular, one had the crab cocktail and the other had the lobster cocktail. Both were so fresh and delicious, we savored every morsel!
I had the special duck for dinner-it was the best I've ever had. My partner had the trout sautéed in bacon and he loved it.
For dessert we had the banana chocolate break pudding and it was delicious.
The atmosphere is so welcoming and lovely and you are immediately felt welcomed here.
Prices are acceptable for the quality of food and service that you receive. This is a very special place and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful place to spoil your loved ones.
Can't say enough. From the greeting to departure, everything was impeccable. Service, food, selections, all excellent. Went with my wife for a belated Valentine dinner. Shared yellow fin tuna appy. She had hanger steak and I had bacon wrapped monk fish for entrees. I had capaccino and forgot my wife's dessert as it disappeared quickly. Remember to bring nice bottles of wine to this byob. The only drawback is price, but unfortunately the other Cape May restaurants have caught up so PSI does not seem that outrageous anymore.
Peter Shields offers most of what you are looking for. Ambience, romance, relaxed dining in an unhurried space, impeccable service, condusive to conversation & romance. The food unfortunately , although presentation is pleasing the food is NOT. It was a lovely anniversary celebration, they surprised us with champagne after dinner & it was a very relaxing evening but we were extremely disappointed by the food.
It was our first time at PSI, it was our anniversary and it did not disappoint, everything from the moment we walked in was great, the hostess was very friendly and professional, our waiter was great, friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu and the wine list, the ambiance was cozy, elegant and romantic, the food was AMAZING, even the music was nice..... we will def be back 5 starts for sure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I live in West Cape may. Everyone who lives or vacations in Cape May must have at least one dining experience in this restaurant. Food was creative, exciting and simply OUTSTANDING!!!! Service was first rate. I dine out quite frequently and this was by far one of the best all around dining experiences i have had.
Our second Valentine dinner there. Great historical building with beautiful ocean front view from our seat on the porch. Very creative and delicious food. BYOB. Impeccable service. We went at 5:15 and it was just right. Started to get noisier by 6:00 pm but very tolerable. I gave 4 stars for value this year because ladies did not get a long stem rose after dinner this year and the Valentine menu, and which was lovely, was only one choice this year. Last year there were two choices on the special menu. Overall just an outstanding dinner and evening with my Valentine. Looking forward to next year!
I keep reviewing over and over because we go often! Have always had a delicious meal and excellent service so won't repeat details, but have often gone for special occasions, entertaining guests, and quiet off season dinners with friends and neighbors. No one
could ever go wrong choosing this restaurant!
Food was incredible. One side that was to be served hot was still cool after sending it back. The food preparation and taste were superior to overcome some challenges experienced.
We were the last seating on a Saturday evening. We had a wonderful table for two on the porch. Service started out quite attentive, but became lax as the night proceeded. Unfortunately close to our table was a large group that was excessively loud with intermittent foul language. Upon request, the porch doors were closed.
Cape May has many fine restaurants. Peter Shields Inn is, in our opinion, the best of the best. Their chef continues to impress with creative and mouth watering entrees and desserts. I urge anyone coming to CM for a visit to include Peter Shields as a must.
Our entire experience was wonderful. From the appetizers to dessert everything was great. The staff was very professional and accommodating. Our waiter was great he had offered his opinion on the dishes and his recommendations were spot on. We would definitely come back again and again.
Wife and I visited Cape May for the one night. We were very impressed with the town, very tidy and well kept, our guest house BeauClaire was so quaint and cost with Joe being a great host and does the best breakfast. To top it all was our delicious evening dress up dinner at the very smart Peter Shields restaurant. Wow the food was fantastic.
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