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SAX Restaurant
SAX Restaurant

SAX Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.reedsatshelterhaven.com/
  • Email: areynolds@reedsresort.com
  • Phone: (609) 368-0100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30am.
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Hamill
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Reeds offers a variety of private banquet spaces that can accommodate 10 to 220 guests. Please contact The Reeds Sales Department at 609.368.0100 ext 2000 for more information on private party menus and availability.
  • Entertainment: State of the art music system - song writers
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Reeds offers a variety of private banquet spaces that can accommodate 10 to 220 guests. Please contact The Reeds Sales Department at 609.368.0100 ext 2000 for more information on private party menus and availability.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 96th Street
  • Public Transit: Jitney service between Avalon and Stone Harbor
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet for all restaurants guests at no charge.
A word from SAX Restaurant
Contemporary cuisine with a unique coastal vibe in an intimately casual atmosphere. Open every day of the year, Sax offers a full menu with seasonal fireside dining.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We go to The Sax Restaurant every week for lunch because the menu is so versatile. Their weekly specials are so beautifully presented, and the amazing thing is that they're just as good as they look."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I love the fact that the salad you get with the entree for lunch is a real salad and delicious, as were the fries. My entire party of 6 enjoyed their lunch"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The restaurant is very trendy. Great food and service, but the noise level when it is full is terrible. We could not hear each other's conversation and we were directly across from each other."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Menu was interesting and varied, even for a busy night like this one. Room was bright, but classy. Entres were small in size, but really good, so I was happy with that. We had chocolate fondue for two, That was a very romantic touch!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To try someplace new off-season in Cape May, we drove 12 miles to Sax, worth every mile of the drive! Located in a small hotel, Sax has a separate bar area with its own menu. (The dining room menu is also available here.) The decor in the bar is sophisticated and upscale, but not stuffy.There is also a deck overlooking the bay for casual summer dining. The sophisticated ambience continues in the dining room, with gentle lighting, dark brown walls, and a romantic fireplace. The menu had an adequate range of offerings. My husband loved his Lobster Mac and Cheese , and my 8 oz Beef Tenderloin was perfect.Portions were sensibly sized.I should say that the service was excellent as well: friendly and attentive but not intrusive. We'll return!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We went to Sax on a cold wet December night but they had a fire burning in the fire place which helped to keep away the dampness. Even with this being the off season there was a good number of people that came in for dinner around the same time. The servers had to be really on their toes to keep up. There was 1 waitress and a maître d working and the hotel bartender that came in to help. At times service did seem thin but they were extremely nice. As for the meals we ordered filets and they were cooked and seasoned wonderfully. They came with a very small portion of garlic mashed potatoes which could have been more. We also had dessert and it was very good too. Overall it was a nice meal and I would go back again."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Very attentive service. Wide variety of food selections on buffet."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "October 12, 2013 was a cold, rainy, windy nor’easter night. My party arrived a few minutes before 7 and were immediately seated by the fireplace which took the chill off on such an evening. The service was professional and without a hitch--everyone knew their role. I thought the wine list was impressive both in scope and value. It took very little effort to find a winner--a Marlborough Sauv Blanc. The best dishes of the night were the crab cake appetizer, uniquely paired w/pickled onions and a tzatziki sauce, the veal chop special, cooked to pink perfection and served with grilled seasonal vegetables, and the apple strudel dessert. I thought the overall experience was outstanding at that price point and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Shame the service ruins your night . took 55 mins just to get bread and its the OFF Season ! Wonder how they make it during the height of the season?. No staff teamwork and they were clearly over their head . Should have listened to my friend who dined there weeks ago. They had same experience I hope they take the feedback and turn things around !"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "We went because we are local to Avalon. The restaurant,Sax, is in a hotel so the diners are sometimes family groups. The restaurant is right next to the wedding room, so you hear the blaring dj and the bass vibration the entire time. This noise is on top of the already very loud dining room.The decor is nice but not at all intimate. The wine list was not properly assorted nor edited to be inclusive of basic French Chardonnay nor a mid range Champagne. The list is low end and then high end; no middle.The food was the biggest disappointment of all. The basic caesar salad had tomotoes and was plated in a bowl. We did not enjoy our entrees of meatloaf and grouper. Grouper was in broth; overdone and over spiced. The meatloaf was not interesting."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We would go back for sure. Food was excellent, service was superior and the setting was just what we wanted. Our server, Teresa, was very personable yet professional. Another server (Mark, a friend & Avalon neighbor) recommended the soup and the double-cut pork chop... both were incredible."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Both the inside and outside locations are very good. Great sunsets. Food was excellent"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "Pleasantly surprised. Expected an overpriced, seasonal "place to go", and actually experienced a fairly priced dinner of decent quality. No soup, salad, or vegetables and not the freshest rolls, but drink prices were reasonable. Service was fine, and the decor refreshing. Not bad for a resort town establishment. I will recommend and return again."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "The prices were on the high side ($38 entree $15 apps) but at the shore everywhere is a little high. The guys ordered the Ribeye 12 oz steaks and were very disappoionted as the steaks were only a 1/4 inch thick and the potatoes were cold. The bus staff needs more training how and when to bus a table. It was like they were hustling us out. Also, we tried to book a table for six on line and was told it would be 8 weeks, yet when we were there it was 1/2 empty! Maybe when they are opened for a bit longer they can work out the kinks, train the busers and get the reservations straight. If they are charging $38 for a steak, they need to get the real thing!"
    Dined on 8/7/2013