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Ebbitt Room
Ebbitt Room

Ebbitt Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom
  • Phone: (609) 884-5700
  • 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-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm
    Fri-Sat: 5pm - 10:00pm

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

    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: American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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 (609) 884-5700
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Fri & Sat
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Never disappoints when we dine in the Ebbitt Room!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "As always food was excellent along with the romantic atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "In a town known for great restaurants, and we have tried all of them, the Ebbitt Room is now our favorite."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "as usual, the ebbitt room was great. service , food, and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Simply wonderful. Fabulous food, service, and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Ebbitt Room many times. We have noticed, over the past couple years, it is going downhill. The food, which is still very good, is no longer outstanding. We has to wait a long time for appetizers, so they brought us a free one...one shrimp on a plate. One shrimp. What the heck was that? It used to be an outstanding meal, but now it is simply a good meal, and pricey for a simply good meal. Disappointing. I will think twice before returning."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This was our third time for dinner at the Ebbitt Room . Food was just ok, esp for the prices. Not sure if it was an off night because we have had better quality dinners there. Portions were small. We ordered cocktails and a bottle of wine The calamari was good, Duck pasta undercooked and a bit greasy, deviled eggs 3 small halves for $13.00 did not WOW us. My chicken was well prepared, Pork chop a bit bland, scallops good but not great. The worst part was that we felt rushed like they wanted to turn over the table. For a 300.00 dinner for 3 felt disappointed. Not sure I would go back again"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had reservations and were seated immediately. My friend had the Heirloom Tomato Salad, with blueberries and pistachios topping. The combination was a delight. It was not sweet, as she thought it might have been. Next time, I will order that! For the entrée I had the Pan Seared Barramundi. It was very good. The sweet corn, leek and beech mushroom ragout, that the mild tasting sea bass was resting upon, had a great texture and tasted wonderful. I had read the reviews prior to going. When our server introduced herself, it was April! April was attentive, friendly and professional. The staff was excellent. We were there after 7 p.m. and enjoyed the background piano music."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had the fillet mignon and crab entrée and the New York strip steak special both were excellent as we're the oysters Rockefeller was excellent as was a deviled eggs trio for appetizers. The wine list is extensive. Everything was wonderful I highly recommend it if you are looking for a nice place to have a fine meal at the shore."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is a go to for out of town guests. Food is delightful, from fresh home grown salads to multiple seafood preparations to a number of steak and chicken entrees. The deviled eggs are surprisingly rich and unique, prepared with exotic fillings (wild boar and smoked trout when we were there). The food is excellent although not perfect. I had a scallop entree which sounded great but was a bit bland, which is hard to do in Cape May, a scallop capital. Service was good and the place is just a beautiful space. Make sure you go early for cocktails on one of Cape May's best porches."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "THE best place in cape may that never dissapoints. Great menu, excellent specialty drinks and lively dining area. Be sure to visit the famous front porch for a drink while you wait for your table. Went back a second time on our recent vacation to cape may."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was amazing, our server April was friendly and attentive and lovely setting inside the restaurant. This is a family friendly restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Ebbitt Room is such a beautiful place in the center of Cape May. It is small restaurant with a perfect ambience. We have been there often yet not recently. We heard they had a new chef and thought we would try it. The menu had many great options to pick from so our dinner was excellent. The creme brulee along with the toffee pudding dessert was a spectacular ending to a great night. We will definitely return with friends my next visit to Cape May."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Perfect drinks followed by 5 star dining. Gorgeous setting and attentive service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It's not often that strangers dining at a restaurant get talking with each other over the food, but that was our delightful experience recently at the Ebbitt Room. The strip steak with bleu cheese, a special that night, was so gorgeous that diners stared. A man next to my husband nearly drooled when my husband steak was presented. My husband said, " That's what you ordered!" When that man's dinner arrived we all told the man at the next table down that he had to order it too. Which he did. As perfectly delicious as it looked. I was wowed by the pear cucumber gazpacho special. Everything else was wonderful too. The bar has phenomenal cocktails and is worth going to for that alone, but wow dinner sure was good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We dined here as a family last week and had excellent service, wonderful drinks and appetizers. The meals overall was very good. I ordered the crab cake and filet and while the crab cake was very good, the filet was average. It was not tender or flavorful, really a filet you would have received at a Outback or something of the like. For the cost and quality of the venue I expected more. We've been to the Ebbitt Room numerous times in the past and always have a nice time, this was my first complaint. Like I said everything else was excellent so it still remains at 4 stars."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We have been here before and will come again when in Cape May. The new bar is great this is a terrific place."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "we enjoyed a wonderful meal last year at the ebbitt room, we returned to cape may to dine there again. it did not disappoint. the service lovely and the food great once again, locally sourced ingredients, and great preparation. the wine list has some nice selections. it can be a bit noisy at peak hours"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This trip to The Ebbit Room made me think they are resting on reputation The service is great and friendly but the food lacked creativity and the portion size seems to have shrunk. Don't get me wrong. This is an elegant restaurant with good food but just not as over the top as I would have expected"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Can't go here without ordering The Deviled Egg app and Truffle fries! The best!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Ebbitt Room has been our favorite hig-end restaurant in Cape May for many years, and the turn-over in chefs has been quite successful. However, our most recent dining experience was disappointing. While the deviled eggs were as good as ever, both our entrees (fish and chicken) were pretty bland and uninspiring. Since we hope this was a one-time mishap and other reviewers continue to be quite happy with the quality of the food, we will give it another try before exploring alternatives."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Classy, delicious, and fun. Great food and service sans any pretentiousness. And the donuts for dessert rocked! :) Would revisit for sure."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "There are many exquisite menu selections. The entre' portions were generous, and delicious. The service was attentive and prompt. The environment was very comfortable for dining. An enjoyable evening dining."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Dined at the Ebbitt Room for a special night out on vacation. Disappointed in the food. Their wonderful chef has apparently left to establish his own restaurant. Hope they find their way this summer. Calamari was "all batter". Chicken was very salty and uninspiring. Fig ice cream was downright awful."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Top notch start to finish, from the great bartender who made delicious cocktails, to the excellent food & April ( I think) the server. Best place we went to out of 5 dinners. Will always go back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience; delicious food; engaging staff"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We get to Cape May three or four times a year and always eat at PSI, 410 Bank, and Ebbitt. This time we were disappointed with 410 Bank and PSI but were blown away by Ebbitt Room. We always like it but this time we really loved it. As always, a beautiful room and great service but it was the food that really impressed us. Best we ever had there. Delicious. Oh, yes, as usual although we had a 9:00 reservation we were not seated until 9:30. For some reason, they almost always are late seating people even though they have reservations. At least the food was worth the wait!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service, food and surroundings were all excellent. A truly great restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner here and the Food, service and environment made it a special and memorable night out."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Ebbitt Room is our go to special occasion restaurant at the Jersey Shore. On this visit, the air-conditioner was broken and although a fan was set up in the dining room at our request, as the restaurant filled up it became most uncomfortable. Our server did go out of his way and managed to get me an iced coffee from the bar after dinner. We made reservations to celebrate a good friends really significant milestone birthday. Typically, a restaurant presents a desert or something to the celebrant; but, aside from the hostess noting that we were there for a birthday, no mention or recognition was forthcoming."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here, and were overall enthralled with the freshness, creativity and high quality of the food, as well as the with the high level of courteous, knowledgeable and efficient service shown us. The desserts were not as inspired, though. Still, we thoroughly enjoyed an outstanding dining experience in keeping with the special event we were celebrating."
    Dined on 6/24/2014