SeaSalt
SeaSalt

SeaSalt

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seasaltcapemay.com/
  • Phone: 6098847000x2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 8:00am-11:00am everyday

    Dinner: 5:30pm-9:30pm Sunday and Thursday
    5:30pm-10:00pm Friday and Saturday


  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lulzim Rexhepi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Reserve our 'chef's table', an intimate, private room for up to 14 people (eligible for parties of 8 or more). Selection of one of our chef's tasting menus required.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Mormello 6098847000x3
  • Entertainment: Tuesdays 6-10pm: Herb Moore Duo, Jazz

    Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm: Danisa Fagan and Jerry Topinka, Argentinian/Bossa Nova

    Thursdays 6-10pm: Geno White Trio, Blues/Rock/Jazz

    Join us at Tiki Ten35, our outdoor Tiki bar with views of the ocean! Tiki1035 is located across the lobby of the Ocean Club Hotel and serves a casual bar menu from 12pm-9pm as well as our signature SeaSalt cocktails.
    Bar area and upstairs 'sundeck' open to the public.

    Entertainment at Tiki Ten35:
    Mondays 2:30-6:30pm: Gregg Carpenter, classic rock/folk

    Saturdays 3-7pm: Nate Cwik, blues/funk/reggae

    Sundays 2-6pm: Bill Bittman, steel drum/Carribbean
  • Special Events: SeaSalt restaurant offers a unique dining experience for your special event! The restaurant and adjoining hotel spaces may be booked for weddings and private events. Areas include the restaurant, chef's table, outdoor patio and open-air sundeck. Spaces may be tented.

    Please contact our special events coordinator Sarah Mormello for details and package information.

    sarah@oceanclubhotel.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Metered parking in front of the restaurant on Beach Ave. Back parking lot is reserved for Ocean Club Hotel guests.
A word from SeaSalt
Eclectic seafood, relaxed yet refined, inspired by the ocean just steps away.

SeaSalt Restaurant features fresh indigenous ingredients paired with specialty craft cocktails in an unforgettable beach chic setting. Enjoy the ultimate view in our open-air dining room.

Dine at the private 'chef's table' while enjoying the chef's tasting menu (eligible for parties of 8 or more).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
SeaSalt reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (62)scenic view (54)fit for foodies (48)romantic (29)special occasion (26)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (12)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Delicious meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I visited for the first time while on vacation, and we each had the 5 course chef's tasting menu. It was one of the best meals I've ever had! Well worth the price, more food than you can imagine, and each course just got better and better. What might seem like a lot price wise is well with it! We sat outside, which was beautiful. The service was prompt and easy going, not rushed at all. Each course was prepared to order (even risotto), which allowed some recovery time between courses. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot, good food, service slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The menu is interesting with a good selection. The atmosphere was great and we enjoyed the live music. The disappointment was that the service was very slow. The wait staff was friendly but the food took 15-20 longer than it should have to arrive (& the restaurant was not full). When it came it was delicious. But the wait between courses was hard to understand. Best to go when you have plenty of time for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food 10 - but the rest was lacking
    Imnopoodle
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    In Cape May for vacation. Like to try new places so we tried SeaSalt. We opted for the 5 course so that everyone could try different things. Unfortunately the staff was unprepared and uninformed about how it worked. Although the food was impeccably prepared, it was not plentiful. As a family of 5, each food item included 5 servings. No more, no less. So we each had one crab bite, etc. there were a lot of courses so we we didn't leave hungry. The deserts were a complete disappointment. The ambience was very loud and unwelcoming, and the wait staff uninformed and clumsy. Won't be back, even if the veal chops were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and the service. Hated the wine glass tumblers but the manager graciously replaced them with stemware. We both shared appetizers and loved them all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    DaniDog
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a delish and memorable dinner. Despite a rather long wait for our starter and entrees, it was well worth it for the excellent food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pete
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    2nd time we have eaten here. The food wasa excellent. I had scallops that melted in my mouth and my wife had prawns that were wonderful. We ate outside and greatly enjoyed the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What makes it good makes it bad
    Alwayseatingout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Friday night, table for 4: on Open Table I could not request an outside table or an ocean view, either of which were available when we arrived, but were kept empty I presume for those who had reserved them. Instead our table was next to a 3 year old who kept throwing his toys. Appetizers (fried calimari, some tiny fried shrimp and eggplant) brought out well before our cocktails. The main courses (all tasty fish dishes) were lukewarm. No bread was served with our dinners although one dish had sauce. Desserts were delicious. It can be difficult to find an ocean view restaurant in Cape May on a Fri night last minute so we might go back and give this place another try. It has potential to be better. Decor was just ok but location is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, service was eh..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    When we arrived, we were taken to our table but not given a menu. About 5 minutes later the waiter realized we didn't have them, so we brought them over then proceeded to make us wait about 15 minutes before returning (it wasn't a busy night). Took our drink order, and brought one of the wrong drinks. Didn't charge for it, and let me try what he did bring. It wasn't great though. There were no specials or additions to the menu. The waiter said "no, it's boring tonight.." Meal was great as were the sides and dessert, along with the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Night Outside Dinning
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful meal for a friends birthday. The outdoor is a must on a beautiful night. The ribs appetizer was great. The veal chop was the biggest hit of the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JulesVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice little find in cape may....entrees were great, dessert great....app just ok
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oceanfront dining at sunset
    Momsvacation25
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best dinner all week ! Service was a little slow but food was well worth the wait . Great atmosphere , great location in Cape May on the beach . Would Recommend the swordfish and lobster ravioli ! Looking forward to my next visit and would highly recommend to friends .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    great spot. enjoyes the experience. will def be back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining spot in cape may
    LisaB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ambiance is great, service was very good and food was far superior to most places in cape may. The fish dish I had was a bit too salty but the 5 other diners all enjoyed their dishes. Definitely one of the better restaurants in cape may and great for an adult night out or a night out with older children.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Hostess was a bit rude to my friend when she only ordered water and app until my arrival ten minutes later but then seemed fine. Service still a bit slow overall. To their credit they did honor a reservation that we made on open table but they didn't have on the correct day. Sea scallops and halibut were both good. Halibut came in a base of broth that made it a bit too mushy but flavorful. Ambience very nice but a bit loud inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NoLibdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience! The staff was friendly and professional. The food was incredible. The 'super' moon over the ocean added to an already perfect view to dine by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cape May NJ Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Visiting Cape May after 10 years was great! even better was having dinner at SeaSalt. The food is great! the services was very good, the restaurant is very nice, the view of the ocean is magic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding food. Great chef, nice ambiance. Pricey but was worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful....no coffee?
    bubba
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wonderful experience. From the first bite to the last, this was one of the most enjoyable meals we've ever had at a Cape May eatery. I had the scallops and my wife had halibut. For dessert we had mocha cheese cake and my wife had the strawberries and cream napoleon. We asked to sit outside to enjoy the ocean view. Great ambience. Noise level isn't too loud. A jazz band played. Staff is friendly and helpful. The only issue we had was that my wife ordered coffee with dessert, but never received it. The waiter explained that the coffee was served with a french press and they didn't have enough because everyone ordered dessert at the same time. Seriously? They don't have enough french press to accommodate a restaurant full of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Well Executed
    KT927
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The menu read very well, which is why it was a top contender when deciding where to go for date night. Nothing we ordered was terrible, but nothing was great either. Everything was underseasoned and not well executed. For the price point, we left extremely dissatisfied. We do not mind spending $30+ for entrees, when they warrant that price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the tasting menu!
    NvonS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We tried the 5 course tasting. Everything was very good. The Veev cocktail was delicious. A few of the chefs selections were excellent. The crab cakes were delicious but not as hot as I would have liked. The chocolate chili desert was very good. A wine pairing would have been a nice addition. We have been here a few times and this time was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There's nothing more to say: this chef is truly outstanding. We were all in heaven with each of our dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hoped for Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the most disappointing experience we had this summer. It was rated highly so we looked forward to it. The best parts were the attentiveness of the waitstaff and Mango Mojito. The clams on the half shell were the size of my pinky joint. The ribs were over spiced. The noise level was very high. There were no relatively quiet areas to choose from. In the same room as diners who were in small groups sat a table with a party of 30. If the room were more noise -proofed it might have been OK but all in all lots of improvement needed.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not kid friendly. No kids menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    No flexible with the menu for kids. Very pricey even for cape may. Plenty of better choices in the area. Hotel staff don't even recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table With a View
    PollyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food in an awesome location! They even had an appealing kids menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    Rbsmith7
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I went this past Wednesday night while in cape may for our yearly visit. We loved the idea of the window seats having door that opened up for the outdoor feel, unfortunately it was a windy evening but that did not take away from our experience. We waited a bit for a window seat, so we sat at the bar and had a glass of wine. The bar tender was a very friendly gentlemen that worked there part time. The waitress we had was on her first night alone but was very pleasant and didn't realize that she was new. The food was as expected at a restaurant if this nature very elegant and great! The ambience was really to our liking, little dark, with a blue back lighting, low smooth music like bob marley and Sade. we would recommend highly!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Heaven
    MorganVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great place for perfectly balanced fusion as well as traditional and amazingly prepared food; a really great wine list; and exceptional prices. In Manhattan, this meal would cost three times as much. It's like a New York restaurant on the boardwalk. Very sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Beach Restaurant
    CityLivingVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Delicious food, great ambience, and wonderful service. Located directly across the street from the beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night with my wife
    Feelinggood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We came to Cape May for dinner to feel like we were getting away. We came to Seasalt to enjoy the outdoor beachside environment and relaxed atmosphere while enjoying fine food and service. WE WERE NOT LET DOWN ON ALL COUNTS! Food was very good, service was impeccable, seaside table watching the orange full moon rise at sunset...priceless! My wife and I desperately needed a flawless night out with no distractions other than each other. We got what we needed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place for dinner!
    happy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a very nice dinner and the outdoor patio was a great place to enjoy the view of the beach.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and most of the meals were excellent. The service was slow and things came out at wrong times. I would go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our first visit was not our last!! Everything was beyond expectations - service, atmosphere and best of all, the delicious food. Dinner was so good, we returned later in the week to sample breakfast outdoors, which was also very enjoyable. The rest of the fine dining restaurants in Cape May are going to have to up their game!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    kbird
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We were warmly greeted when we arrived and taken right to our table. The waitstaff was very well versed in the menu. He even brought over an special menu describing which offerings were suitable for gluten-free, vegan, etc. It was very helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. I look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 course tasting menu
    toughbusinesstobein282828
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The tasting menu shared with my husband was a fabulous experience. WE had small plates of food that we never had before article char with caviar snapper scallops tuna really great the main dishes veal chop and chicken were wonderful too. Way too much food but we had fun trying. Second time here and not thrilled with the desserts service was great timed everything so we had time in between each course very we'll run restaurant we will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fefe
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    It was overall just good but not 5 star good. The restaurant itself was beautiful.The only sort of complaint was the bread.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lackingSalt
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Service was very slow. Pace to courses uneven. Appetizers were very good. Ravioli appetizer too big. Some Entrees were good some bland. All veggies bland. Noise level very high.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrendous service, mediocre food
    VacationBill
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The phrase "slit your wrists" is tossed around lightly these days, but as the clock ticked towards 90 minutes without our meals arriving, that impulse started to feel like our only escape. The under-experienced staff looked like the keystone cops scurrying about doing nothing. As for the food, the soup arrived cold, the calamari was far too salty, and our fish was over cooked- but hey, a lot things can happen to a piece of halibut in 90 minutes. There are better choices in Cape May, especially at this price point.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was overpriced for the quality. Scenic view on the beach.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    meegs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner sitting on the deck. The veal chop was amazing. The service was good and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!!
    katyd
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Atmosphere is awesome and food is even better. Highly recommended.. Not your typical Cape May dining experience. Cape May is in need of new restaurants with creative ideas , food concepts and standards of service. SeaSalt is on that course... Try it you'll Like it !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Terrible SERVICE, food nothing exceptional, quality not worth the money. Poor presentation of food, quality of food poor.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet