Old Grange by Tony Clark
735 Seashore Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Old Grange by Tony Clark
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Phone: 6098840114
- Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week 4- 10 pm
- Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Contemporary French
- Executive Chef: Tony Clark
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
- Catering: Private room available for events, such as Weddings, Birthdays, and all Your Celebrations; with customized menu by Our Award Winning Chef.
Cape May private bus tour, please contact the restaurant for more details.
- Cross Street: Rt. 9 - Ferry Rd.
- Public Transit: NJ Transit Buses run north & south on Rt9. from cape May, Wildwood, Philadelphia, and Atlantic city areas; Stopping at Historic Cold Spring Village.
- Parking: Private Lot
- Parking Details: Free parking is located right at the Old Grange by Tony Clark off of Seashore Rd.
A word from Old Grange by Tony Clark
Welcome to the Old Grange Restaurant by Tony Clark, come visit us for a fabulous and cutting edge cuisine. A local seasonal menu prepared by Award Winning Chef and television personality Tony Clark, Joe Recupero and his kitchen staff. The restaurant, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, is located in the Historic Cold Spring Village. Dining in our old world style dining room to sitting on the exquisite porch, the staff will take you on a culinary experience second to none. The menu is an eclectic changing local fare with influences of Nouveau American, French, and Italian cuisines. Thank you. To make reservations call (609)-884-0114 or opentable.com.Continued
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Old Grange by Tony Clark reviews from OpenTable diners
- This was my second visit andIMOTASDined on 9/15/2012This was my second visit and it was as good as the first. Wonderful prix fixe menu with unique options. Definitely a must for anyone visiting cape May.Special Features:
- Great place for a great mealLuv2gooutDined on 9/9/2012Five of us went and we all loved our meals. Michael, our waiter was great. Can't wait to go back!Special Features:
- It was my first time herediningoutDined on 9/8/2012It was my first time here and enjoyed the meal. The clam chowder was especially good and the bananas foster. The Mahi Mahi portion was small and the sides were ok. The price was very reasonable for multiple courses and I would try it again but look at menu choices in advanceSpecial Features:
- Hidden Away in Cape MayOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/1/2012The food was awesome and the service was impeccable, with Tony Clark's son as our server. Great value and bring your own wine too.Special Features:
- I dined at Old Grange twiceluv2dineDined on 8/22/2012I dined at Old Grange twice in 10 days. I cannot believe the difference in dining experiences with the same exact menu items. Our first visit was wonderful. I refered to it as Cape May's best kept secret. The second time EVERY ITEM was absolutely inferior to the first. A choice of two soups, out of one of them. The only choice, egg drop escorole, tasteless. The beet salad, the dressing of beet juice, again tasteless. The beets and salad half the size as the week before. The black and blue steak the prior week was about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Second time maybe 1/4 inch and tough. Chilean sea bass, good, but again 1/2 the portion size.Potato hash side. Potatoes almost none existent. Service not good. I won't go back.
- Loved it.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/21/2012I`ve been on a vacation in Cape May for the last week and as soon as I heard famous chef Tony Clark has a restaurant down there, me and my husband thought we should check it out. We were welcomed by a lovely Hostess who accompanied us to our table and answered all of our questions. Our server Mike was very knowledgable and he was very helpful with the menu. We enjoyed everything from Amuse-Bouche to Dessert. I recommend you to ask if they have any specials for the day, they come with a small extra charge but it`s well worth it. Tony Clark does not personally cook but I think Chef de Cuisine, Joe Recupero, does an amazing job. They have a young and energetic staff that was well-trained. Thank you. We are so glad to find The Old Grange.Special Features:
- new limited prix fix menuOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/18/2012new limited prix fix menu but everything was delicious. I called in advance to request oysters for appetizers and was told they were out but would get them for me, and they did. Oysters were delicious as was entire meal. I took friends do dinner for their birthdays, and restaurant did not disappoint.Special Features:
- Limited menue...but SOOO good!KarenKVIPDined on 8/14/2012Go with the NJ clam chowder,wedge salad,duck,and bread pudding!Special Features:
- A gournet valueoverweightdinnerVIPDined on 8/11/2012The food was outstanding and the service was professional. We could not understand why this amazing value restaurant was not packed on a Saturday night. The four course price-fixed formula for $30 was a steal. Eventhough the menu selections are few the food was outstanding. Anyone who lives in or visits Cape May should appreciate the widely spaced comfortable tables, too. Locals are missing the boat by not frequenting this great place in exchange for the crowds in town during season. Both the clam chowder and the egg drop soup wer terrific. My husband had the duck (a special with a $10 supplement but well worth it) and I had the seafood risotto-four giant shrimp and sliced scallop that were rich and yummy. And a wedge sald and dessetSpecial Features:
- Limited menu choices but theOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 8/1/2012Limited menu choices but the food was outstanding. Very scenic setting in Cold Springs. Would return.Special Features:
- Great meal!DeanneVIPDined on 7/29/2012Wonderful meal prepared by a thoughtful kitchen staff who addressed our group's multiple food allergies. We were very pleased and impressed. We will be back!!Special Features:
- Needs a reworkEmilDEVIPDined on 7/27/2012This summer the menu went from fancy food to a very reasonable prix fixe of $30. Love the old hall with high ceilings and old posters but the menu doesn't know what it wants to be, cutting-edge or cut-rate. Water is served in diner glasses on a white tablecloth. Highly surprising for a place at the shore, fish is not one of the entree choices. I waited for one of the specials but no, they were chicken and lamb. That said, the lamb was truly good, well cooked and well seasoned. What wasn't mentioned by our waiter is that the special will run you an additional $10. There was only one dessert, a pretty good raspberry frozen yogurt parfait, but order the special and you see a surcharge of $5 on the bill. Something isn't working here.
- We had lunch last year andOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/25/2012We had lunch last year and thought the menu creative. This year was disappointing: the menu was significantly less interesting with fewer choices.
- Old Grange -Great dining experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/19/2012Living so close to Philadelphia's restaurants, my husband and I tend to be more dissapointed than not while dining on vacation. So when we saw Tony Clark had taken over the "Old Grange," we were a bit more hopeful this time while on vacation recently. The restaurant is located away from the heart of Cape May but well worth the short drive on Route 9. Clark offers a 5 course $30 price fix, and everything from soup (escarole egg drop and NJ clam chowder) to dessert (homemade rasberry sorbet and bread pudding) was fabulous. Our main courses, shrimp scampi and duck, were cooked perfectly. It's a BYOB but also has local wines to choose from. The menu also changes frequently. The ambience has a cozy and country feel to it. Can't wait to return.Special Features:
- Our first visit-We'll be backOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/19/2012The old "Grange" building provides a great atmosphere for dining. Our server was attentive and knowledgable and we took advantage of buying a bottle of Hawk Haven wine (we liked their Cabernet). We ordered from the Prix Fixe menu and throughly enjoyed our meals. We would highly reccomend the Scallop entree.Special Features:
- They were very accommodatingOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 6/30/2012They were very accommodating to dietary restrictions...could not have been nicer....they do not rush you at all and it is quite reasonably priiced...worth getting in a car and driving a little bit out of Cape May to have a delightful evening in a very charming setting.Special Features:
- Overall, the price fixed menuOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/21/2012Overall, the price fixed menu was a success! However, for me the main course (beef) was tasty, but scanty... I don't know how else to say it....but the main course wasn't enough....big plate, small entree. My wife had the scallops (only three)not enough for me! Again, when the main course doesn't shine, it detracts from the meal! Soup, salad, dessert all very good!Special Features:
- We were sad that the lobsterOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/17/2012We were sad that the lobster potpie that Craig LeBan raved about last summer is no longer on the menu, but we had a very pleasant evening nonetheless. The fixed-price dinner format ($28 for five courses, with four different entrees to choose from) is a nice change from the a la carte options that add up so quickly at most restaurants in the area, and, although the portions are modest, the ingredients are high-quality and they are handled very adeptly. It's just about perfect for B&B'ers who've had afternoon tea at their inns and aren't really up for gargantuan meals. There's plenty of parking, and the quiet simplicity of the room is nostalgic and relaxing.
- We first had dinner at theOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 6/9/2012We first had dinner at the Old Grange last summer, and it was wonderful! The food was excellent and we liked it so much that we returned layer in the season. Once again, it was delightful. We were so looking forward to our dinner last weekend, and we were so DISAPPOINTED. The deviled eggs were fine, but the picked veggies were so intense that they were actually startling and unedible. My oyster appetizer was tasty, but the giant prawn was mushy and uninspired. My husband was served soup that tasted more like tomato sauce that should have been served over pasta. His entree was rubbery. We were astonished at the decline in quality of the food. It was as if we attending a cooking school presentation that went badly. Was this a bad night?
- We loved the restaurant.ItOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/5/2012We loved the restaurant.It was our first time and we loved it. The food was creative and delicious, while the price was excellent value. My husband got the "food week" dinner which included salt oysters and pork belly which he loved. I loved my fettuccine with pesto sauce and wedge salad. Service was attentive by our server and we were never without during our dinner.The ambiance in this historic farmhouse was perfect for anyone wanting to dine away from the madding crowd in Cape May!Special Features:
- Exceptional Food / Great ValueDonnaVIPDined on 5/26/2012We were very much impressed. They have a fix prix 5 course menu that changes weekly. Everything was excellent. My husband chose the stake, while I had the chicken with a brown butter sage sauce. The soup and salads were fresh, flavorful and delicious. The most surprising part of the evening was the bill which was the most reasonable price meal of this caliber we've had in Cape May area. The restaurant is located 10 minutes outside the town of cape may at the entrance to Cold Spring Village - living history museum. It is definitely worth taking the short trip outside of cape may to experience the exceptional cuisine (and there is plenty of parking) Oh - service was professional, friendly and they truly seem to careSpecial Features:
- Most courses the night weOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 5/26/2012Most courses the night we were there were average; the seafood chowder and key lime pie were excellent. Tony Clark was not there the night we went.Special Features:
- Food was outstanding and veryOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/25/2012Food was outstanding and very resonably priced. Servings were sized correctly, not massive amouns of food. Lovely service, we will be back for our anniversary each year!Special Features:
- Great Meal At A Bargain PriceOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 5/25/2012What a wonderful meal we had at the Old Grange! My partner and I treated my sister to dinner at the restaurant on the Friday before Memorial Day. The meal was fabulous. I would suggest going hungry because you get a lot of food. And it is a bargain too. The fixe prix is only $22 which includes an amuse bouche, soup, salad, entree (with 3 sides served family style) and dessert. It is also a BYOB which we love. Can't wait to return soon.Special Features:
- I had taken my wife of 53OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/13/2012I had taken my wife of 53 years,To celebrate Mother's Day at your resturant.(I had made reservations) Upon our arrival we were seated at a very nice table. We made our dinner selections from the menu. And from then to our leaving,Things could not have been better. The service,The food,The attention from everyone associated with your resturant Was excellent Also the server (A young lady) was very helpful in explaining the menu choices to us. This was not our first visit to your establishment, I had taken my Wife there last year on her Birthday, Then as now, We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Mr. Ray Stewart 337 Evergreen Ave. Villas, NJ. 08251Special Features:
- The food was fabulous - serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/10/2011The food was fabulous - service was great and meeting with the chef was a special treat.Special Features:
- This was our second time atOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/22/2011This was our second time at Tony Clark's and we were not disappointed. The ravioli pillow appetizer were a stand out...reminiscent of being in Rome and the service provided by Mariah, who originates from Washington, was outstanding. We highly recommend it.Special Features:
- A very nice restaurant withFranDined on 10/22/2011A very nice restaurant with an interesting menu.The chef serves fresh vegetables family style so there are several choices. We will return.Special Features:
- We had earlier hd the lower-pricedgraham29Dined on 10/11/2011We had earlier hd the lower-priced early setting hortly after opening, and it was a pleasant experience with some disappointment in the meal quality. This time we had the later meal, which was thoroughly enjoyable. Service was prompt, and the entrees were outstanding. On a mid-week visit in mid-October, it was not very crowded, and it does require a car to get to it. We will return. The background music was eclectic and at a reasonable volume, except for one point where the volume was suddenly increased for several minutes. I suspect this was an aberration, so I would withhold this note from the review.
- Great food with a few kinks54thStreeterVIPDined on 10/8/2011This is a very welcome addition to shore dining. Some quibbles first. The a/c blower almost spoiled the evening with such a strong breeze it literally blew money off of the table. Our server (who was very knowledgable and attentive) did get it turned down. Second, spotty support servers made water hard to come by and they were apparently down a bus boy. Finally the mushroom tart appetizer disappointed. While the flavors may have been there, the combination of greens, mushrooms, cheese, egg and tart were hard to hold together and the tart itself was mushy. Now to the good part. We tried the scallops with risotto and the two beef (beef poivre and shortribs) entrees and wow! We'll be back!Special Features:
- I had read a review in TheOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/30/2011I had read a review in The Philadelphia Inquirrer, and I made a mental note to try the restaurant when I had an opportunity to be in Cape May, NJ. So glad I did. Our "waitress" knew the food and could describe in well. I had delicious scallops and my husband had the seafood pot pie. We skipped appetizers because we wanted to have dessert. So glad we did. The caramel apple bread pudding was worth every calorie. My husband had the creme brulee and also enjoyed it. They don't have a liquor license, but they can sell bottles of wine from a local winery. We bought a bottle of reisling and found it good, but if you have specific taste in wine - BYOB.Special Features:
- The food was delicious andOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 9/17/2011The food was delicious and innovative. Tony Clark did a wonderful job of taking traditional dishes and serving them in a modern, fresh way.Special Features: