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. PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED.
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/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, View
Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews
Very enjoyable evening although crowded ...
Very enjoyable evening although crowded we were seated in a reasonable amount of time
It was our 47th wedding anniversary and ...
It was our 47th wedding anniversary and the staff was great. We brought our own bottle of wine, but were treated to a glass of champagne for our anniversary. The food was excellent. We both had the beet salad. I had the tilefish and my husband had the hangar steak. Dessert was delicious. It can be pricey, but well worth it, especially for a special occasion.
We dine at Peter Shields Inn whenever we ...
We dine at Peter Shields Inn whenever we visit Cape May, our favorite New Jersey shore location! The food is superb! Love the amount of vegetables on the plate with yummy light sauces and spectacular desserts! Great service as well!
Food was really good but not terribly ex ...
Food was really good but not terribly exciting or creative in our opinion. We had higher expectations based on psi's high trip advisor rating but we've had better food elsewhere in Cape May
Everything about the restaurant was supe ...
Everything about the restaurant was superb. One of Cape May's best restaurants. We would definitely go back the next time we are in town.
Nice anniversary dinner.
Celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary and had the early bird special. Our server greeted us with complimentary champagne which was a nice touch. Food was tasty and well prepared. The ability to bring your own wine and not pay a corkage was a bonus. We sat at a nice table looking toward the beach. If we ever return to Cape May, we will definitely go back.
Service was the best! I mentioned it was our anniversary when I made the reservation and apparently it was note in their records as the hostess wished us a happy anniversary; as did our waiter. Best in class service. Great food; very romantic.
Everything was outstanding
Everything was outstanding from the initial impression when we first walked in to the ambiance , the service, and of course the food. The soft shell crabs and tilefish were delicious served by an excellent water, Peter.
Always a fine dining experience
We celebrated our wedding anniversary here recently. The food is consistently good, well prepared and the service was refined. Peter was our server and he was very good. My husband loves their oyster preparation and I really enjoyed the bisque with crab.
The food was outstanding. We had a wonde ...
The food was outstanding. We had a wonderful evening. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to dine there.
Excellent service. Loved the pianist. Th ...
Excellent service. Loved the pianist. The Tilefish and wild mushroom risotto were amazing!
For a truly fine dining experience in Cape May, put Peter Shields Restaurant on your list. From the moment you enter the property and walk up the stairs to the lobby, you'll know you're entering someplace special. The restaurant is beautiful appointed in elegant black and white. Everyone on the staff is attentive and friendly. There are a nice variety of selections on the menu and the food is artfully plated and truly wonderful to eat. Another plus for many people is that this is a BYOB. Sit back, relax and enjoy a fine dining experience.
Consistently excellent food served by a ...
Consistently excellent food served by a professional and friendly staff. The atmosphere is wonderful. A truly superb experience, time after time after time.
One of the best restaurants in Cape May ...
One of the best restaurants in Cape May - our favorite. Excellent food, service, atmosphere - you can't beat it. Great location with a fantastic view when sitting on the porch area.
My husband and I had the most amazing me ...
My husband and I had the most amazing meal!! The service was impeccable and the food was exceptional. The Maine Lobster & Red Beet Salad was delicious- a must order! My Grilled Hanger Steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly as was my husband's Filet Mignon. Cannot say enough about our lovely experience here! We will definitely find an excuse to go back to Cape May just so we can eat at Peter Shield's Inn again!!!
The food was delicious and service excel ...
The food was delicious and service excellent. The 5:30 $40 3 course selection was a great value.
Peter Shiels Inn is a wonderful place t ...
Peter Shiels Inn is a wonderful place to go for that special dinner. The food was delicious and the inn has a such a special atmosphere. Unfortunately it was too chilly to eat on the front porch overlooking the ocean ( which we were able to do last summer) but it still was a wonderful evening. And for an extra special bonus you can stay the night in one of the inn's beautifully restored rooms.
Great food, service and ambiance
Highly recommend dining at this romantic restaurant. The service and food were excellent.
Need to revamp the menu, our server was off...
We have eaten here a few times and this is one of the premiere restaurants in Cape May. We are always seated in the same room because we're a table of two. Couldn't you mix the twos up with other tables in other rooms? Our server, Chris, we've had many times before. He was off that evening--we waited and he wasn't attentive. Our food was very good--but not outstanding. I had the filet mignon and it was super tender, but not a lot of taste. I had indicated it was my birthday and I'm not sure why--because the night wasn't special. It was just okay...
Undeniably the best food i have ever had at the NJ shore- AND some of the best entrees (halibut, hanger steak, tilefish) we've ever had anywhere- (NYC/Phila are where we eat 90% of the time). Cannot comment on the apps (did not get them). Desserts were yummy, but not as exceptional as the entrees. Service was perfect. I will go here everytime i'm in Cape May.
Early Mother's Day
I was recommended Peter Shields by my boyfriend's family who frequents Cape May yearly for their family vacations. I was ultimately swayed by the promise of a pianist. Unfortunately there was no pianist, but the food was amazing. Each course was elegantly placed and the combination of flavors in each dish was an artistic creation within itself. Unfortunately the service was sub-par for two reasons: first, the waiter made a comment when we ordered (we unconventionally ordered and didn't stick to a first and second course) and then we ended up waiting ~20 minutes for our bill; note: it was past closing time, the place was packed, and there was one waiter, so that was just a staffing issue. Overall, I'd highly recommend for the food alone - what a treat!
Great Food & atmosphere!
The best food and atmosphere in all of Cape May. The staff is excellent too.
Great anniversary dinner! Garlic bisque ...
Great anniversary dinner! Garlic bisque and Halibut special stood out. Foiegras was excellent as well. Service was very fast. Live piano player was a nice touch.
Romantic restaurant with great food
My wife and I went to the Peter Shields Inn to celebrate our anniversary. Great dining experience with nice ambiance and wonderful food.
Awesome Hanger steak and Cabernet ! Open ...
Awesome Hanger steak and Cabernet ! Open table shows a 40$ early menu that was not available. Very pricey also I did not know this was a BYOB would of brought my own wine
The PDI sits across the street form the ocean at Cape May. Ambience is great. It's a BYOB so can save money. We had the Prix Fixe, three courses (appetizer, entrée, dessert), before 6:30. Great value!. I had the tilefish, outstanding. Service was attentive but not obtrusive.
Celebrated my Birthday and everything was outstanding. Can't wait to return in the summer.
45th Wedding Aniversary Celebration
Restaurant was elegant and romantic...with excellent views of the ocean. My beef tenderloin was made to perfection, as was my husband's hanger steak. Our waiter provided excellent service. A wonderful dining experience was shared.
Not worth the money. Just Average
The ambiance is really nice. Tables are too tight together. Server was very social but sometimes slow. The steak was not a first class piece of beef, lots of gristle. Expensive for average.
Always on the money
My wife and I Had a wonderful dining experience here celebrating our 28 anniversary here BYOB and enjoy thebest inCape May
Excellent dining experience. We were ...
Excellent dining experience. We were celebrating our anniversary. Brought us complimentary champage. Prefixe dinner was superb and resonable. It is a byob! Highly recommend.
The best Restuarant in Cape May fabulous ...
The best Restuarant in Cape May fabulous food, gorgeous view, & great service
Romance at it's Finest
I booked a stay at the Inn recently for my boyfriend's 40th birthday. He's a bartender and foodie, so naturally I booked a reservation to also have dinner at the Inn's restaurant. This place couldn't have better reviews. It exceeded both of our expectations. The dining experience was intimate and the server was very personable. We also discovered that the restaurant offers a special deal for couples staying at the inn - including a glass of champagne. The restaurant is BYOB - which allowed us to bring one of our favorite bottles of wine. Paired wonderfully with the three courses we enjoyed. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation here - you won't regret it!
My husband and I wanted to go to a nice dinner down the shore before all the crowds came for the summer. We decided to go with the Chef's Tasting menu, which was excellent. It gave us an opportunity to try different menu items and things we've never had before. It is definitely a "special occasion" restaurant and we will return again.
An enjoyable dinner
As always our dinner was delicious This is one of our favorites in Cape May , never a disappointment. See you again soon.
A very lovely dining room
There was ample room between tables allowing for a quiet dinner for two.
raising the bar for shore dining
Peter Shields is a wonderful dining spot, and byob. They offer an early dining price fix at a dramatically reduced price. Service, presentation, and food are high end. Looking forward to our next visit.
Great upscale dining
The Peter Shields Inn provided a great upscale dining experience. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Quality and service never varies
Another outstanding meal. When in Cape May or an hour away, PSI is a must for us. Every course was superb, which seems to be the norm. Always something new to try. Relaxed atmosphere with attentive service. Never disappoints. Our favorite stop.
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