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
199 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (144)romantic (130)fit for foodies (112)neighborhood gem (59)notable wine list (38)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (20)good for groups (12)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (6)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Fish portion size too small.
    TTKBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The environment was nice. Food preparation was excellent. The portion size of the barramundi was very small. The waiter said that it was 6 oz. It may or may not have been, perhaps before cooking, but it left one hungry. I have not had such a small portion of fish anywhere in 45 years of dining out. Saturday evening had live piano music. Candles were lit on every table to enhance the mood and improve on the dim lighting. The waiter left ours unlit and finally after a while I needed to request that it be lit. We made a reservation far in advance and still were seated at the most undesirable seat in the house---right next to the doorway to the hotel lobby with a continuous stream of traffic going in and out by our table throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PJRspecials
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Ebbitt was surprisingly busy for off-season. We were seated too close to a table of 7 women which heightened the overall noise level in the room. Our appetizer choices of devil eggs and lobster salad were both very good. The pork chop entrée was good as well. The lamb was okay but had to be returned because it was too rare. The server, Andy, a young Serbian working on his English, was very conscientious to our needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    CharVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went to the E.R. in March and the food, the service and the atmosphere were wonderful, so I thought this was where I wanted to celebrate my birthday w/friends. The night was disappointing for me. The noise level was over-the-top and we could not hear ourselves think let alone talk. Our waiter seemed indifferent, if not perturbed w/us through the entire meal until the dessert...then it was like he came alive. I had the barramundi but it was overcooked. One of my friends had the chicken, and it was dry. On a positive note, the appetizers, devilled eggs and desserts were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant Ebbitt
    Suzyfoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Cape May. Every course is interesting, beautifully prepared and a flavor delight. The service was impeccable. It is the perfect special occasion choice. Linger after to enjoy an after dinner drink on the porch or in the hotel lobby areas- all unique and charming.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th anniversary
    Fitz58VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Dined for our 25th anniversary. Greeted with respect and had champagne delivered to our table on the house. Great food/ spirits, a must do in Cape May. If only they had outdoor seating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    EndlesssummerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our first experience dining at The Ebbitt room was wonderful. Bar is small but comfortable with a warm, inviting bartender. The dining space is nicely decorated and cozy. The veal chop special was fantastic and the scallops were perfectly cooked. Espresso martini was awesome. Service was attentive but not over-bearing-- would go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak we ever had
    pinkladyMD
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A charming restaurant with fantastic food! The Maine lobster caesar salad dressing made me want to lick the plate, and my husband's heirloom tomato salad had a a surprising and delicious blueberry balsamic dressing. My barramundi had a crispy skin atop a fresh corn succotash, and his filet was one of the "best he ever had." Dinner was superb, albeit the noise level was too loud for such a romantic, candlelit space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!
    FabULizVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We visited the Ebbitt Room via recommendation. WOW! This gorgeous Victorian home was not what I expected. The whole ambiance was top notch, from the bar to the dining area. Everything we ate was way above our expectations and the service was more than you can ask for. I felt like we were the only patrons there. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Feasterville
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The complex flavors and fresh, locally sourced ingredients made a superb dinner. Farm salad and crab cake were followed by exceptional desserts on the fixed price early dining menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative excellence
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The cuisine at the Ebbitt Room is always superb and inventive. My wife's cheese plate appetizer was sensational and beautifully crafted. My lamb sirloin was extraordinary. We shared the wonderful donuts for dessert. Outstanding service by Silvia! All around fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Started with delicious drinks on the porch followed by a tasty dinner. went there twice in 4 days. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not impressed
    RAFI
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Usually elegant dining establishments iron their tablecloths. Pasta was delicious but approximate 1/3 cup of it was a small portion even for an appetizer. The halibut special was tender but under spiced. The garlic fries served with the surf and turf almost made up for that. The service was attentive and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outside dining
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was fantastic, svc was good but slow, we were enjoying ourselves while for coffee and dessert when a rat ran across our feet. Totally ruined my night, my stomach was upset didn't want coffee or dessert after that. I won't eat outside at the Ebbitt Room ever again if I go back!!!! The barmaid Helen made wonderful drinks and was very pleasant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Cape May
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been going to Cape May for years & finally tried the Ebbitt Room - we wish we found it sooner! Service impeccable, decor classy without being stuffy, live piano music, espresso martini made with real espresso. I got the scallops and my husband got the filet mignon with crab cake - both the best we have had in Cape May. Lobster Caesar was delicious, donuts for dessert melted in your mouth. Will definitely incorporate it into our annual Cape May tradition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Cape May Favorite
    JLP2283
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Though we enjoy many Cape May restaurants, we decided this trip that the Ebbitt Room is our favorite dinner spot. The food, drinks and people are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as good as it used to be.
    PM10
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    1st paying for drinks separately on porch made an already late reservation made our sitting down to dinner 15 mins later. 2nd upon entering the dining room noise level was so loud we could not hear server. 3rd since we had already had appetizers elsewhere we did not order any only to be presented w/complementary charchuterie & cheese platter. A nice gesture but if anyone paid the $32 credit onthe bill they would have been very shocked since the platter consisted of four slices of meats and 2 non-descript cheeses, 2 pickle chips and 2 excellent everything flat breads! The BP farm pork chop was super market quality & lacking the expected prime meat taste. Crab cake was ok but chick pea puree was out of place. Dessert selections uninspiring.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was our first visit to the Ebbitt Room. The service was great. The food was great. Our waiter Brandon did an excellent job Would recommend this place and go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Lovely restaurant , with fresh ingredients and delicious menu. We went here for date night on our family vacation, and it was the perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the return!
    Sal23
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I ate our wedding dinner there in 2013 and decided to drive the three hours to have our 1st anniversary dinner there as well and were not disappointed. We opened with the Oysters Rockefeller and they were delicious and my wife had the salmon and I had the scallops and both meals were cooked to perfection. The tiny potatoes provided with my wife's meal were tasteless but we ordered the potato side dish and that was a lot more flavorful. The creme brulee was excellent. Service was very good. Tables are a bit close but the music level was just right and our dinner neighbors were never part of our evening. Valet parking made the experience a whole lot better.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first big meal in Cape May on our 25th Anniversary and it was excellent. All other dinners afterward were a let down compared with it. Our server, Andy was attentive, informative and friendly. He recommended the specials to us and we took his advice and they were outstanding. I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ebbitt Room Does Not Disappoint
    OPDiners
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A friend recommended the Ebbitt Room for a belated anniversary dinner. My wife and I were not disappointed. Service was prompt and formal without being stuffy. The food was excellent and well-presented. The calamari was The Best Ever - lightly friend and seasoned with green pepper.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud. Spotty service.
    2gourmands
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Ebbitt Room is a beautiful spot for dinner - except it is way too noisy, and has very spotty service. The food is excellent, the wine and cocktail list is great ---- but you cannot hear your dinner partner. The server that we had did not even bring us bread. We had to ask for it after we were served our appetizer. The service doesn't fit the setting or the price. Try the bar, at least you can sit on a couch out on the porch and hear your companion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I went to the Ebbitt Room about 15 years ago and had a wonderful dinner. 15 years later, the dinner was just as lovely. We were seated in a quiet space, where we could hear the music, but still talk quietly. The food was wonderful, as was the service. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing.
    FarmtoTableFiend
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We drive from two hours away just to eat the deviled eggs. The food is wonderful, perfectly put together. Try a side of the truffle mac and cheese. It's to die for. The wait staff are attentive but not intrusive. The meal is nicely paced. The prix fixe early menu is the best deal on the East Coast. Go there, you won't regret it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I chose the Ebbit Room as the place to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary, a choice I'm glad we made. Our whole experience, from front of the house service to every moral eaten, was memorable to say the least. Our waiter Sergio was very attentive, took his time explaining every special course that was offered, and made sure each item was to our liking. Chef Matt was aware of our anniversary and took the time and effort to personally deliver two beautifully tasteful dishes that he'd created specifically for us. The food couldn't have been any better. Every plate was not only beyond deliscious, but also visually stimulating. Thank you Chef Matt and staff for making our anniversary a special one!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic but......
    Limoncello25
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We loved this little cozy spot. The atmosphere is warm and romantic and the bar serves the freshest drinks. Only problem? We ordered the lobster salad, light on the dressing. It came out literally dripping with dressing. Other than that we cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally a Gem
    MartyR
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ebbits Room may need to pick up their kitchen game with competitors stepping up theirs. Just saying as this was always our go-to restaurant and it has not been quite up to their normal standards (still good but not great). Bartender and servers are great - the kitchen needs to get back on track. I always rated the Ebbit Room as Outstanding but my last two visits (May & August) were not up to par.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was great, atmosphere A+ - service great. I would definitely return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luvit
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Never disappoints when we dine in the Ebbitt Room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    rosap
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a great dinner at the Ebbitt Room on vacation in Cape May. The new menu is wonderful. We enjoyed the Organic Salmon and Crab cakes. The best was the dessert which was the perfect ending---a peach creme brulee and my husband had the toffee bread pudding. It was so good and we can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at the Ebbit Room
    NikiC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I loved our meal. We had drinks on the porch before heading in for dinner. We were 15 minutes early for our reservation and seated right away. Out server was very friendly, informed, and efficient. We had the beach plum farm salad which was delicious, and the roasted chicken and cap steak for entree. Both entrees were cooked perfect, clever combinations, and overall very enjoyable. We had the fig gelato, which was a little disappointing because the consistency was off. I think something went wrong in the freezing process, because it was icy instead of creamy. We come to the Ebbit Room every time we visit cape may and it never ever disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for mediocre quality.
    oldpals
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Unfortunately we had a disappointing experience. Supposedly our "order ticket" was lost so we sat for almost 90 minutes to eat dinner. The staff was suitably apologetic and they comped our 2 (very small portioned) appetizers plus gave us another- which we didn't select nor enjoy. One dinner was not described properly by our waiter and turned out to be extremely salty especially the accompanying seaweed type green on the dish. We found a pleasant staff and suitable ambience for Cape May but a limited menu overpriced for it's mediocre quality. We would NOT recommend this restaurant, especially with such excellent competition in the area. You will find better food - especially at these prices - elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Second time there. August 11th! My son wanted to eat there for his 14th biethday since we went ladt year and loved it! We were with our friends and my entree and my friend's (the fish special) was horrible! Fishy, overcooked! We had everyone try it and all agreed plus everyones truffle fries were cold. $400 later and we left hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could be better.
    RPHonthego
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to the Ebbitt room on our 28th anniversary and again this year for our 30th. As before the service was excellent but the food and noise level were not what we experienced two years ago. Appetizers were good: Deviled Eggs (excellent) and steak tartare which was good but lost points for an overdone soft boiled egg on top. I also had the soup which was an interesting puree of roasted garlic topped with grilled shrimp. The entrees were disappointing. My wife had the scallops which she described as slightly underdone. I had the "rib cap" steak which could have been anything; not particularly flavorful over potato puree (meh),roasted radishes and what was advertised as a green tomatillo sauce but tasted more like a generic brown gravy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reredish
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As always food was excellent along with the romantic atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cape May's best
    openmindedVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    In a town known for great restaurants, and we have tried all of them, the Ebbitt Room is now our favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GGfordinner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    as usual, the ebbitt room was great. service , food, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic!
    BrooklynGirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Every visit to Cape May must include a dinner at the Ebbitt Room. The atmosphere, cocktails, service and the wonderful menu really make for a special evening. Everything on the menu is delicious, but you MUST order the Calamari -- it's devine!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bravo~
    DonnaMarie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Simply wonderful. Fabulous food, service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mark
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Excellent place to Dine out! We had an enjoyable dinner for my wife's 40th birthday! I recommend the steak tar tar, calamari and lobster salad for apps. Dinner entrees i recommend is the pork chops and the Cap steak.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.