The Perch

4.8
1630 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Transforming fresh, local ingredients into refined, accessible interpretations of regional American cuisine.

Welcome to The Perch at the Peacock Inn, where each meal is a celebration of community-driven produce and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients. We are continually inspired by our area’s hardworking farmers and by the myriad possibilities of seasonality. It is a privilege to share this moment of comfort and attentiveness with you.

At Perch, our food pays homage to the idea of terroir—that each product grown and raised in our particular corner of New Jersey carries its own individual taste. Our rotating dishes adapt with the changing seasons of the local microclimate, and we work closely with our friends and purveyors to bring you the best in peak season.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1630 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at the Perch. The food was delicious and the staff truly went above and beyond to ensure a great experience. We cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 44th Wedding Anniversary with one of our daughters and son in law. The menu was great and I could tell this would be a restaurant I will visit many more times.
The staff and all the service was very engaging and professional.
The appetizers and entrees were off the charts In taste and originality

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MHEW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Excellent service. We did not feel rushed. We'd love to go again.

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OfeliaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and very elegant . Nothing to improve

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LindaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day. Quaint, cozy, friendly service all the way around.
Food was really tasty. Loved the personalized French press coffee as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Halibut and steak dishes were impeccable. The “smoky old fashion” was phenomenal

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, even better service, very reasonably priced (as compared to similar restaurants), and valet parking was a big help for our out of town dining partners. I’ll certainly be back soon!

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Yani
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service. Drinks pricey but yummy. They are generous w the bread and small bites before the actual meal. Romantic place. Gets busy tho, earlier the better.

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diningduo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wonderful service!

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vipHomecooking
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience! Amuse bouche was nice surprise and so tasty! I was urged to try the French dip for first course and it did not disappoint- my only complaint was it was a meal in itself! My friend had pork entree which was incredible- never had anything like it. I had halibut and it was divine. Large wine list and staff helped us pick wine within our budget that went perfectly with both the pork and my fish. Service was impeccable. Needless to say we will be back if ever in Princeton again!

CL
CarolynL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service were excellent.
Highly recommend the maitake french dip appetizer.

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robertw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and will be back. Food and service was excellent. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We selected the restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. It was a milestone birthday. It’s a nice restaurant which we frequent quite often, on this occasion we were disappointed. They did not acknowledge the occasion, which I informed them about when we arrived.

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vipMattP
Philadelphia
244 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening and meal at The Perch. The mushroom french dip was a delicious twist on a classic. The entrees were excellent. The service and special attention Michael Rohrbach provides is second to none. The Perch is one of our favorites. We can't wait to return.

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vipDonnaW
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner began with amuse bouche sent from the kitchen. We had broccoli rabe with marcona almonds, assorted olives and fried green tomatoes, crusty bread and butter with sea salt. For a first course my husband selected Norwich Meadow Farms Kyoto Carrot Soup (caraway, rye bread crumbs, gingered cultured cream) and I selected Jersey Clam Chowder (fresh Jersey clams, warm roots & herbs, smoked pork jowl, crispy clam fritter). We both thoroughly enjoyed our soups. The carrot soup had a hint a ginger and my chowder was rich and the accompanying clam fritter was light and crisp.

For entrees I went with caramelized sunchoke agnolotti (heirloom tomato butter, swiss chard, kite’s country ham). The agnolotti was feather light in a rich, creamy sauce, it was heavenly. My husband chose Heritage Pork Chop (hakurei turnips, crunch brown butter groats, apple blossom, bee pollen mustard). The kitchen sliced the around the bone and then sliced the meat into slices. It was a nice presentation. The pork was fork tender and delicious.

Although I was comfortable satisfied after my dinner, my husband insisted that we share dessert. We chose Fig Chiboust Tart (roasted fig & almond layer cake caramelized fig chiboust, honey, yogurt sauce) accompanied by a cup of decaf coffee. The cake was light, a hint of sweetness and tasty.

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KateCroy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful outside patio, with delightful service!

JL
vipJLGo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here a couple times. The food is excellent and the servers are very professional. There is nothing but kindness and courtesy when a person dines here. It is such a pleasant experience. I cannot say enough good things about the Perch at the Peacock Inn. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, service, and ambiance. Felt very Covid-safe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for a special occasion. Expensive but always worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Very charming ambiance and atmosphere. Wish there were more options on the breakfast menu but the food that we selected was good overall.

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GeoffK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

In past lives this was a first rate refined Inn and restaurant with classic bar. The food, drinks and service all at the highest standards and quality standard cuisine with chef making some creations that if not of someone's complete liking at least caringly adventuresome. It was better to not focus on the very high prices, knowing much of that was for just maintaining the ability to have such a place available.

Pandemic, a slow Thursday in a cold February certainly are a consideration.
With 6 customers and 2 servers, we were attended to professionally but not at all ridgedly.

The place remains as it has been, comfortable and classic albeit aging.

The food was well proportioned, in fact fairly large. The one item that was special and wonderful (a mushroom sandwich au jus) - different and by nature a small sub a casual presentation and an especially perfect appy/snack if at the bar. We may well return for that.

The other courses were satisfactory (nothing showing exceptional quality or preperation), with the entree (a pork chop) cooked to dryness. I suspect the delay in preparation (including being brought the wrong order once) may be because of some back of house problem.

Essentially with all aspects in one, it is on par with the many other places in the area. However, t is not in the league to justify a total cost for 2 glasses wine, 2 apps, 1 entree and 1 dessert and coffees, gratuity totalling $170.

Finally, I did notice there is a lovely back patio I had never considered before. Not just for pandemic, but perhaps as an alternative to the cave like bar and bar menu, with heaters or nature, that could be a lovely spot.

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vipFoodieDeb
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has to be in the top 3 best restaurants I've eaten at in the past 10 years (and I'm a huge foodie!)
The food was crazy off the hook amazing. Great presentation. Perfect service. Gorgeous ambience. My friends and I celebrated a birthday, and we already promised each other we would be back - and often!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable from start to finish. Mike Rohrbach the General Manager took care of every detail and Eric our server was friendly and very attentive. The food was truly a magical experience, creative and tasty and stunning to the eye. Highly recommended!

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DebM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Perch! Wonderful food, service & ambience. Will definitely come back

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vipTommy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and everyone was so friendly. Were looking forward to going back and staying overnight!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was amazing and the service was Stella. High recommend and would go again.

JP
JasonP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience and food. Drinks especially were a treat. Made for a perfect Valentine's. <3

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vipraidersix2002
New England
136 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a fantastic experience with exceptional food and service for a wonderful Valentine's day dinner ;-)

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vipTWFSGF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

an elegant evening. A place where you can wear a suit jacket if you prefer and the ladies can dress up. Feels like you are visiting a very important historic home with large rooms and high ceilings. This place makes you feel special.

JM
JackieM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the prix fixe menu offered for Valentine’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day with spouse

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VijayaR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine day

CO
ChrisO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch at the Perch - it was amazing! Food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and experience. If you expect a quick meal this is not your place. This is more a date type experience where the noise level and intimacy is excellent. Portions are great and the menu was delicious

DS
vipDavidS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!!!! Covid protocols followed well. Not a Huge menu, but what is on there is consistently EXCELLENT!!

MD
MariaD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful. The food was very good and the atmosphere is so beautiful.

LB
vipLoriB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening! Every detail was perfect. I particularly loved the cocktails.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The team at the Perch was fantastic. Great food and wine recommendations and great overall experience.

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vipsp3cial
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food service and safety fabulous.
Reservations through Open Table but no reward points given?

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The Perch is rated 4.8 stars by 1630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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