First Class Experience
Nice bar area for a pre-dinner cocktail. Excellent, creative, menu selections, beautifully served. Generous portions.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was outstanding
Everything was outstanding . It was a dining "experience" rather than just a delicious meal
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to Table
This was my first visit to the Ebbitt Room. Although it can be a bit pricey, it is worth every penny. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. The service was excellent and comfortable. Probably my new favorite place to dine!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were there on
My wife and I were there on Thursday 8-22-13 for her birthday. We we very concerned when we read so many negative reviews online before coming to your restaurant. However, our experience was wonderful. the hostess was friendly, then openess between the bar and restaurant was beautiful. Our meals were very good , wine was nice, and the waiter was excellent. We did enjoy this experience during our stay in Cape May. We will be back again.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than ever!
This was our first time back since the room was redesigned and a new chef took over. It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. We started in a lovely private room off the bar for cocktails, then proceeded to the restaurant. The service was first-rate. We were there in time for the Early Dinner special and it was fantastic. We can't wait to go back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our wedding night dinner
My new wife and I chose the Ebbitt Room based on a recommendation for our wedding night dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and service provided. We did request a quiet romantic table in the reservation but that was not available upon arrival. However the table chosen was adequate for us to enjoy our conversation and the piano player . Service was wonderful and the food was excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had mahi-mahi. We split two appetizers and two desserts and enjoyed it all. Great place for a quiet evening out on the Jersey shore.
As soon as we were comfortably seated the waitress and manager came over with Mimosa's in hand and congratulated us on wedding. Really nice touch!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food ! And thanks
Awesome food ! And thanks Leo the bartender - a joy to watch making all those delicious martinis and cocktails!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a good dining experience,
Overall a good dining experience, however, one 'complaint'. We ordered the cheese board with crackers. The crackers were solely "everything" flatbread. These don't appeal to all and actually detract from the enjoyment of the different cheeses as the flavors are overpoweried by the garlic on the flatbread.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic experience at the Ebbit room as we celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. The farm fresh egg appetizer from the Plum Farm was incredible. This was our favorite dinner experience during our three day stay in Cape May. Everything was wonderful!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were with our 10 & 8 yr. old children - who were the youngest in the room. Dinner was delicious, not a casual restaurant. Valet was attentive. We would recommend.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Wine Menu
Had dinner here our third night in Cape May. The restaurant is located in the Virginia Hotel which is beautiful. The menu and wine list provided many options. Our dinner was great as well as our Malbec. Only negative was the calamari which was soggy unfortunately. Everything else was great.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mussels appetizer was wonderful. The fork to eat themusss and the bowl to discard the shells came later. A suggestion wod be to have a spoon to really enjoy the sauce. Halibut was also great. Could not get our wi e selection #128 waitress stated out of it.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ebbitt Room is a fantastic
The Ebbitt Room is a fantastic restaurant in Cape May, NJ. I would highly recommend it to all.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Cape May Restaurant
Lots of charm, character, and ambience. Food and service are top notch. Great location and unique setting in the historic Virginia Hotel.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and very good
Very good food and very good service. But the table we were seated at was so close to the adjacent table that the wait staff had to put repeatedly their butts in my face to serve them. The room is also VERY noisy, it was difficult to have a conversation. They'd do well to lose a few tables.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and excellent
Excellent food and excellent ambience and superb service. We will be back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an 8pm reservation,
We had an 8pm reservation, but weren't seated until almost 8:30. Its unacceptable to have to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes for a table with a reservation. It's not the first time this has happened at the Ebbitt Room. The food, although very good, was not quite up to the extremely high standards we've come to expect from eating here for many years .
The noise level is even worse than before the recent remodeling of the dining room.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to the Ebbitt Room many times and it is always enjoyable. The new (past 2 years) bar that was added lots a vibrancy to the restaurant without being overly loud. The wine list is excellent. We had oysters which were great and our dinners were outstanding. Our server was attentive but did not rush us. We had a relaxing, very enjoyable dinner.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent choice for Anniversary
My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at the Ebbitt Room and enjoyed the food and the service. Excellent choice for special occasion dinner. Best scallops I have ever eaten.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ebbitt Room has been our
The Ebbitt Room has been our favorite Cape May restaurant for many years. However they need to get a
handle on their reservation process. We always wait 20 to 30 minutes to be seated despite having
a reservation. An 8PM reservation should get you seated in fact at 8PM or perhaps 8:05 at the latest, but
certainly not 8:30. If a restaurant can't seat you until 8:30, it shouldn't give you a reservation for 8.
Thats the point of reservations.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was very good but I was disappointed
In the menu selections and the closeness of the tables .
Great martinis but pricey!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner at the Ebbitt
We had dinner at the Ebbitt Room as part of a room package with the Virginia Hotel. It was a generous credit towards the tab. They have a moderate selection of beer and wine to choose from. Our app was the lobster salad which was enormous and full of lobster meat. My rack of lamb consisted of two chops about 3/4" thick and done perfectly. Round potatos and veggies accompanied the meal.Parner had roast breast of duck which was very tasty. Service was attentive yet not distracting. We split a dessert. The portions were satisfying, and we had an excellent experience at the Ebbett Room and can't wait to return.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently very good
We've enjoyed the Ebbitt Room in the past, but hadn't been to Cape May in 5 years until we returned this week... We were extremely happy to find the restaurant is one of the few that is still turning out great dishes. We will be back!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
fresh ingredients/creative cooking
First time diner at Ebbitt. An appetizer, the house specialty of deviled eggs, made the weekend. A bite of flavor that is hard to describe...so delicious, creative. Worth the trip by itself. Entree of crab cake with a small NY Strip was outstanding. Truly, lump crab (they all say that) with minimal filling, with a creamy but spicy mustard dip that was wonderful. Steak accompanied by a chimichurri dipping sauce that was different....but good. Another entree of roasted chicken that sounds boring but was tasty and exceptional. Nice bar and interesting twist on classic drinks, e.g, martini with olives stuffed with bleu cheese. The dessert menu was extraordinary, but was too full to try. Has to be one of the very best in Cape May and NJ.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Spot on the Porch in Cape May!
Started w/ fabulous drinks & a grilled pizza w/ roasted peaches, goat cheese, arugala & carmelized onions. Cosmos w/ muddled strawberries in them. Excellant cocktails & nice to sit on the comfy porch & look out @ the Victorian homes & people walking by
The dining tables are a bit tight, Food was excellant! Lobster caesar salad, special deviled eggs that tasted like something from Top Chef! Loved it! Strip steak w/ truffle fries for an entree. Dining room was packed, very noisy, but energetic.
Our gripe - was my sister's birthday I mentioned on the reservation, not even a mention to her. The blonde hostess had an attitude and was rude.. Great bar to hang out & listen to music. Great atmosphe great food, our favorite in Cape May!!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Choice in Cape May
It has been ten years since we ate at The Ebbit Room. We loved it then and even more now.
We like the emphasis on local, fresh food. And the blending of flavors is exquisite.
The tables are a bit close so there is not much intimacy and the atmosphere is welcoming.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lights went out
We enjoyed our 10 year Anniversary Dinner and even when the power went out in town and the restaurant, the service was excellent!! They did not skip a beat and even brought us a second candle for lighting.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the relaxed feel of
I love the relaxed feel of this place and how romantic it can be. The lobster Caesar salad was fantastic as well as the salmon.
Service was well-timed and friendly. I can't wait to return.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Restaurant in a Historic Hotel
Food was well prepared, served promptly. Don't miss the truffle mac and cheese as a side. Their twist on Oysters Rockefeller was very good. Service was thorough and efficient. The piano music was a nice touch, but the room is too loud with normal conversation. Too loud to be romantic. Will be going back for sure.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!
This is my favorite restaurant ever, and I eat out at reputable restaurants in NYC often. My husband and I have been going to Cape May for years and this is always a MUST during our visit. I love everything from the food, to the decor, to the drinks and ambiance. You can't go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu though a few of my favorites are: Lobster Caesar, Oysters Rockefeller, Pale Ale Calamari, Steak Frite and Cake, donuts and toffee bread pudding. I love going a little early and getting a cocktail and sitting on the porch or inside near the fireplace and piano. It's has everything, it's just wonderful!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time as good as the 1st
This was our 2nd visit to the Ebbitt room and once again we were not disappointed. We started on the porch of the Virginia hotel where the restaurant is located and enjoyed a delicious cheese & fruit plate with a wonderful Cotes D'Rhône Rose (I had never seen one before). Then we moved into the restaurant proper shared the Plum Farm salad (outstanding) and then enjoyed a perfectly cooked beef filet (me) and terrific crab cakes (my wife). We finished with the Ricotta donuts and a truly delicious cup of coffee (in fact I had 2). All in all a great meal, good service and a reasonable price. If the 3rd time is a charm I'm really looking forward to that!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservations suggested. It was a windy/rainy day, which kept the crowd down.
The salmon and the tuna were prepared perfectly. For dessert, try the donuts. Yes, the donuts.
The bar looked fun. I would think the bar would be a great happy hour spot.
One of the best meals and dining experiences we have ever had!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited this Cape May Gem a few days ago with my boyfriend and we can't stop raving about it. If you're into live piano music, exquisite foods and fantastic wine selection this is the place for you. The piano music was perfect for me, but remember to request a table away from the bar room if you're looking for a quiet night out. The service was second to none, the food is unique with flavors and pairings, and finally the ambiance is perfect for a romantic night out, girls weekend or celebrating that new promotion. Make this place a top priority to visit!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all enjoyed our meals and
We all enjoyed our meals and service was great but the noise level was very loud and very difficult to chat at the table. We could not even hear the piano player. I'm not sure what the solution is but it was uncomfortable.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Anyhony and his culinary team created an unforgettable dinner during our last visit. The service matched the culinary experience. We can not wait to return to the wonderful Ebbitt Room!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to the ebbit room
I have been to the ebbit room many times since their opening . Who ever was in the kitchen has always been consistent.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love, love
As always, incredible meal. Must eat here every time in Cape May. Our one dislike, and the reason for a 4 star overall rating, is that the acoustics in the dining room are horrible. You can't hear/understand what the person across the table, or the waitress is saying. It really doesn't seem to matter how many people are dining, even with only one or 2 other tables occupied it still is a problem. Luckily the food is so amazing that we will overlook it.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy 30th Anniversary
My husband and I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary at the Ebbitt Room. We have a home in Cape May but had not dined at the Ebbitt Room before. It was fabulous. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and happy. You could tell she loved her job and really knew the chef and his style. The menu was interesting but easy to understand. Quality ingredients were used and everything was delicious. The prices were on the higher end but we knew that when we made the reservation and the dinner was well worth the price. I will be recommending this restaurant to my friends.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience!!!
We had a great dinner. The anticipation of each course was exciting. Theresa our server was outstanding. She topped off the experience. The pumpkin gnocchi was notable. Highly tecommended
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return-worthy, for sure!
No complaints at all about the Ebbitt Room. Food was excellent...
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We shared a lobster Caesar salad that was positively delicious and more than enough for two. My wife had Snapper with grilled eggplant that was very tasty. I had the duck breast that was better than excellent. It was not covered with a sweet sauce like duck is often served. For dessert we shared a Strawberry/Rhubarb bread pudding with pistachio ice cream. The portion of the ice cream could have been a little larger, but the overall dessert was very good. If we were to visit Cape May again we would definitely return to this restaurant.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved everything about our experience. The server was wonderful, the eggs were amazing, our entrees were delicious and creative.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner
Great choice of resturants to celebrate our anniversary. Great food and excellent service. This resturants is one of the reasons we will visit Cape May again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a perfect special occasion restaurant / very pricey but worth it
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server was friendly and enthusiastic about the menu. Her enthusiasm was not misplaced.
The food (3 courses) was delicious. Service was excellent. We were there for a special occassion and were very pleased that we went there to celebrate.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I have been here as many times as we have come to Cape May. We always make it a point to have dinner here. We are both chefs so we appreciate the quality and thought that is put into the food, presentation and where the food comes from. We can't speak enough about the Ebbitt Room. Thanks for the memories.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great little place. Recently visited on a girls' weekend. I would rival with any restaurant in NYC. Staff was friendly and professional. Food was just the right portions and well prepared.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic dining experience
Lovely décor, great food and great service. Leo the bartender know his stuff!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Anthony is a wizard ...
...and we're so lucky to have him. He debuted his new complimentary puff pastry rolls and the are worth the price of admission before you even start. Our dinner was an amazing presentation of Lobster Caesar Salad with an intriguing truffle oil whisper. Two orders of Oyster Rockefeller, the best anywhere. Short Ribs and Flounder...both were just amazing bursting with flavor and textures.
Have yourself a merry meal at the beautiful Ebbitt Room. Chef Anthony is worth it and he's so proud of the job he does.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Christmas time at the Ebbitt
IF you find yourself in Cape May at Christmas time you must stop at the Ebbitt room for either drinks and dinner or just drinks. THe decorations are outstanding, the bar although small is lovely and cozy and the restaurant is energetic and fun. The house specialty of deviled eggs was wonderful as well as the oysters. The duck and short ribs both fell short unfortunately after being recommended. The 12 days of christmas played by the piano player and sung by everyone in the restaurants in parts was the best part of the night. Will i go back? Absolutely!!! Merry Christmas to All.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM