Ebbitt Room
Ebbitt Room

Ebbitt Room

  • 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-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 WinnerBest Food
Ebbitt Room reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (98)fit for foodies (89)neighborhood gem (45)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (10)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Oh. My. God. Is all I can say about the food-Wow.
    JRSCoyote
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I am still having flashbacks to the calamari. The butternut squash soup, the crab cakes, the home made ice cream, the steak. Wow. The attached hotel is incredible enough - this restaurant with its staff and chef could be serving meals in upscale Manhattan restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best!
    FabULizVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our 2nd visit and the second time it was amazing. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked into this quaint establishment. Their deviled eggs were so delicious. Then onto the scallops. I was so full but could not stop eating. After dinner we went to the bar area which couldn't have a better atmosphere. We ordered the donuts and out came this "out of the world" dessert. We are going back Thanksgiving weekend and we are counting down the days. So yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gift Card Visit
    Susie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It was a gift card which prodded our visit but we will return because we had a wonderful experience. My mushroom appetizer and lamb were both delicious as were my husband's unusual egg appetizer and fish preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cape Mays finest
    Bruby
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ebbit room is one my favorite restaurants in ALL of New Jersey....never disappointing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience, Amazing Food
    Fvincent
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at The Ebbitt Room and the staff was so accommodating to the request we made, even prior to arriving. The atmosphere was great with a live pianist playing in the corner. The food and wine selection was fantastic and service was prompt. Even in the off season the restaurant was packed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does Not Live Up To The Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    When you're listed at as a $$$ star dining establishment, certain minimums must be met. A $17 caesar salad should be lovingly prepared. It should have a slight bite of anchovy. It should NOT have tomatoes. And it should not be accompanied by an ocean of lettuce simply to fill an overly large plate. Balance chef, balance. Now, I understand one might not cook each braised pork loin to order on a busy night, but your line should make sure the meat is thoroughly heated through without cold spots. Unacceptable. Lastly, if you serve the aforementioned braised pork loin with gnocchi, it should be tender throughout – not crisped like a potato skin from the local dive bar. It appears I was the victim of someone's first time on the salamander.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing...
    dfjfVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Scallops were undercooked and flavorless at a price of over $30.00 for the entree alone. Everything is a la carte which is fine if the food is superb and it was not. It is a gorgeous historical venue with great ambiance and a nice bar but the food...not so much!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unpredictable
    GracinaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Sometimes you get an excellent meal and sometimes it is a disappointment. My last meal, a ny strip, was a big disappointment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • could have been better
    lefty63
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It being our first experience at the Ebbitt room, it was pleasant, but a bit noisy,I felt a little cramped as they have tables very close together,although, my dinner was very good, my girlfriend who likes her food well done, was not cooked to her satisfaction,I also thought it was a bit pricey,i don't think I would recommend it to my friends
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The dinner was one of the best dinners I've had in years and the service by Sergio was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Simonsays
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Innovative and delicious food, attentive service and great wine-excellent choice in Cape May
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dining
    Foodlover63
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant. I could not wait for their very special deviled eggs. They did not disappoint and the rest of the meal was exquisite as well. Service was impeccable. Try the Blood Orange Martini when you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend with some reservations
    Sharon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My biggest complaint was the noise level. We were a party of six, who dined on Saturday night when the restaurant was full and a pianoist played in the dining room. The noise level was such that we could not have a conversation. The food was good, as was service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful.
    FarmtoTableFiend
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We've been to the Ebbitt Room four or five times now. It is consistently delicious with a great menu, excellent service and quiet atmosphere. It is a gem. Sometimes we drive to Cape May just to eat there. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant, great service and food
    SaltEWater
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first visit to the Ebbitt Room. It lived up to its reputation. From the pre-dinner cocktail to the meal itself everything was spot-on. Service was excellent and so was atmosphere. Only minor complaint was that it took a long time to get our dessert and I had finished by double espresso and my wife her tea before we received dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Need to do something about the noise level.We had to request a new table because the noise from the bar was unbearable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful dining
    meetmethere
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Drinks were well made. Enjoyed the blood orange martini and a Cosmo. Food was fresh and well prepared. Four different entrees ordered and each was a palate pleaser. Portions were filling. Service was excellent. We enjoyed our evening. Only negatives were the noise level and the low lighting for menu reading. We will return. One of the very best dining places in Cape May.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    Live4food
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Dined here in the past many times and the food has always been outstanding. This time it was just ok. Have always looked forward to coming back but after our last meal we will probably try someplace different. Love the ambiance but the food just did not cut it this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    Dine2SmileVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Returned to the area and returned after being wowed this Spring on our first visit. Excellent attention to food, pork chop special was very yummy and perfectly cooked. Accompaniments Were perfect. Butternut squash soup was tasty and oysters fresh. Deviled eggs preparation was a little disappointing compared to first visit. Scallop dinner was a little underdone for my liking, but I did not send it back because I was afraid of it being overdone. Diners seated rather close to one another even though other open tables. Bar could be a noisy distraction for some. Will return most likely next time we are in the area, menu inventive. Server attentive without being obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to wrap up visit
    DilorenJVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been to the Ebbitt Room a handful of times and it is consistently excellent. We had the butternut soup which was awesome, oysters and the scallops and pork chop. Best pork chop ever had, the local scallops perfectly seared and the potatoe purée - yum! Get there early and have a specialty cocktail on the porch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always great!!!!!!
    douds
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We always go here for valentines and our anniversary. Food and service is always excellent. There is not one thing I would change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ebbit Room 9/27/14
    LuvmeatpackingdistrictVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was just okay. I started off with the deviled egg special, and my husband had the tomato salad. Those were very good. My entrée was a strip steak that was mediocre at best, and my husband had the scallops which were pretty good. For dessert, we had the ricotta donuts, and they also were just okay. It was extremely noisy, and my husband and I had to keep shouting at each other. I do not think I will be returning there anytime soon, with all the other choices in Cape May.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never disappointed
    SebastianVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a great time, great food, atmosphere, incredible staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good but not great
    finefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Maybe it was a case of too much hype; but our party of four did not love this place. Service was good and friendly; the food was very good. But the tables were much too close together, the room (especially with several large parties) was too loud for relaxation. And this was a post Labor Day weeknight and we arrived around six. We will try it again though and hope the management takes a few tables away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special service-special occasion
    1ElderlyGent
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We celebrated our 25th Anniversary here and it was outstanding on all accounts--Marvelous Service, really creative food, complimentary champagne, very accommodating to special diet needs. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but loud
    laura
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    we went for a birthday dinner with 5 adults. The food was wonderful and hte server was very attentive. However, the room is small amd the tables are rather crammed in. The noise level was such that it was hard to talk to ech other at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
  • Reboot
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Cape May. New chef. Great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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