Ebbitt Room
Ebbitt Room

Ebbitt Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom
  • Phone: 6098845700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour:
    Mon- Fri 4-6pm
    50% off wines by the glass and beer

    Early Seating Menu
    $35pp Three Courses
    Avail between 5pm-6:30pm
    Sun-Fri

    Dinner:
    Sun-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm
    Fri-Sat: 5pm - 10:00pm


    Live Piano Music with Paul Sottile:
    Thur-Sun: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

    Bar/Lounge:
    Open Daily at 4pm, serving small plates starting at 5pm.
    Relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a small plate
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ebbitt Room offers a private room with seating for up to 18 guests. In season, private garden dining is available for up to 12 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Tara Rothberg 6098845700x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Fri & Sat
  • Special Events: The Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May invites you to discover the extraordinary flavors of the seasons' best with its 2014 culinary dining series lineup featuring all that Cape May has to offer—from the land and the sea. Using the freshest ingredients from the restaurant's very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm and collaborating with many of Cape May's local favorites, the Ebbitt Room will once again create five intriguing dining experiences - each with it's own unique 5-course menu highlighting New Jersey's seasonal fare.

    See more at: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom/diningspecials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carpenter's & Beach Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Ebbitt Room
The award winning Ebbitt Room restaurant is nestled within the stylish Virginia Hotel on Jackson Street in the heart of Cape May's historic district. One of Cape May's most popular and famous restaurants, The Ebbitt Room serves inventive contemporary American cuisine with a focus on farm-to-table dining with ingredients grown from our very own Beach Plum Farm. In addition to its regular a la carte menu, The Ebbitt Room offers nightly pre fixe menu's showcasing the best of what each season has to offer. The bar serves small plates nightly. Their wine list, the recipient of numerous Wine Spectator awards features selections from all the major wine regions of the world with an emphasis on boutique & cult producers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Ebbitt Room reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (145)romantic (131)fit for foodies (115)neighborhood gem (61)notable wine list (39)vibrant bar scene (34)hot spot (22)good for groups (11)late-night find (7)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • I went with my husband to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    I went with my husband to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. I really expected the silver star service that Ebbitt boasts. However, I have to report that it truly wasn't as wonderful as I expected. The seating is VERY cramped. There is a long red vinyl bench/seat that takes up an entire wall. The tables are crammed in to basically fill each nook & cranny of that bench. It was virtually impossible to exit our table without rubbing up against a chair or a person. We even had to ask our neighboring diner to please move his seat inward so as not to knock him over as we left. Our dinner was average in taste and appearance. My husband's Hanger Steak was extremely tough and the Foie Gras on top of my Bass looked like a chopped mushroom.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Ebbitt Room was a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The Ebbitt Room was a wonderful find! We were there for a special occasion (one year anniversary) and the wait staff and the entire experience made the evening very memorable for us. We are looking forward to planning our next trip down to Cape May so we can enjoy The Ebbitt Room once again some time in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always love the Ebbitt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    We always love the Ebbitt Room and look forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The hostess was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    The hostess was wonderful - greeted us with a smile and was very friendly. The setting was beautiful - the porch and bar were comfortable. We ordered the chef's tasting menu, which was great. The waitress seemed a bit uninterested (didn't explain the dishes when she brought them out unless we asked, etc.) but overall we would go back there on our next trip to cape may.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff did a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    The staff did a wonderful job for our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious especially the sirloin.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although our dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Although our dining experience at the Ebbitt Room was a memorable one, and it made our anniversary complete, we found it to be too close to the other diners in the room. Our table for two was not intimate and was hard to have a conversation without talking above the norm. The size of the table made it uncomfortable . The food was wonderful,, the drinks were great.. The dessert was heavenly. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in, until we left. The atmosphere, a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service. Friendly,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Excellent service. Friendly, efficient & knowledgeable staff. Lovely facility; trio in lounge completed the evening. Leonid, the bartender, was a real addition to the experience; friendly and cheerful. Wine list (by the glass) extensive and excellent. Food was creative and well presented. Our waitress was always near when needed without hovering. Best calamari in the region. Cheese selection on dessert menu fabulous. Bravissimo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my second experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    This was my second experience at the Ebbitt Room. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of food at this restaurant. Everything was positively delicious. I had the black sea bass and parmesan risotto and it was cooked and flavored to perfection. The decor of this restaurant is eclectic, lovely, and warm. The service staff was attentive yet not intrusive - the perfect balance. I would definitely recommend the Ebbitt Room to anyone visiting the Cape May area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When I walked in I immediately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    When I walked in I immediately got the sense that the tables were close together - very tight space. During our appetizers 2 ladies were seated next to us that ruined the evening. They did not use their "inner voice" and my date and I could not have a conversation - we had to hear theirs throughout dinner. We would have loved to stayed for coffee and dessert, but could not wait to get away from these inconsiderate women. Perhaps if the tables had a bit more space between them it could have been tolerable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the restaurant did a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    the restaurant did a great job accomadating our requested table and took wnderful care of us.thank you
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Everything was wonderful. Interesting dishes, great wine, excellent service, nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We had a wonderful dining experience at the Ebbitt Room. The food was fabulous and the service was exceptional. We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service from server
    RickVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Excellent service from server and hostess. We were seated at one of the nicer tables even though we did not specifically request it. This was appreciated as we were dining out to celebrate our anniversary. Server was upbeat, knowledgable, and attenntive without being intrusive. Food was delicious and creative. The pistachio crusted scallops were especially tasty. We've eaten there twice and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife is a vegan. The chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    My wife is a vegan. The chef did an exceptional job in accommodating her dietary needs. The service was impressive and the atmosphere was quite elegant. This is a great find in Cape May, NJ
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Online wine list out of date.
    koalatravelerVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Online wine list out of date. Real list was still interesting and large, just not the same. Food was delightful. Service very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can not find a single fault
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Can not find a single fault in our dinner experiance. The first course, second course, and dessert were all what we hoped thay would be. The waitress we had could not have been any better. Our seating was on time, and we were spaced out between tables in a proper manner. We will be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had dined on Easter day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    I had dined on Easter day 2008 for an early dinner. The staff was warm and welcoming. Our dinners were fabulous. They were presented in a timely manner and plated beautifully. The Ebbit Room was just a perfect spot to dine that day and I am looking forward to returning to this delightful establishment very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Ebbitt Romm gets great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The Ebbitt Romm gets great buzz and at least for me it did not dissapoint. One of the ways I meter how well I like a restaurant is how quickly I would want to go back and I would consider going back right now. I really enjoyed it and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There is no bar but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    There is no bar but service is available on the porch or in the lobby. We went and it was chilly on the porch but auxillary heaters were on and trying to keep up with the chill. The restaurant was crowded but not overly noisy and we wer not jammed together.Talked about another date to get to Cape May and eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going to Ebbitt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    We have been going to Ebbitt once a year for 8 years and have always been very satisfied with the whole experience. The recent addition of live music is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2005
    Exceptional food and service in a historic setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet