Peony Pavilion, a Chinese and Japanese, BYO, restaurant with a lush, exotic, romantic décor and a star-studded culinary team, is an exciting addition to Princeton’s vibrant dining scene. The unique menu takes it cue from time-honored East Asian cuisines with contemporary approaches using the freshest, finest ingredients to be found. Peony Pavilion is named for a famous 16th century Chinese opera. The peony, which symbolizes good fortune, peace, prosperity and nobility, is interwoven throughout Peony Pavilion’s dramatic interior design.
With a breathtaking renovation that creates an exotic and romantic atmosphere Peony Pavilion features several unique dining areas. A dramatic foyer with a soaring ceiling and dangling, jewel-like red pendant peony motif chandeliers greets guests first entrance to the restaurant. Comfortable and discreet booths line the main dining room where a large sushi bar commands center stage. Another dining area offers large round tables and comfortable leather chairs. Throughout the restaurant are many gorgeous prints of the Peony Pavilion opera performances and subtle, romantic lighting. A private dining room with stunning 1,000 crystal chandelier, versatile table setting and latest AV system, is the perfect setting for a social or business event. We welcome you to experience the most sublime NYC-level dining experience in the Princeton area without the commute.