The Blue Pig Tavern
The Blue Pig Tavern

The Blue Pig Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/bluepigtavern
  • Phone: 6098848422x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar is open everyday starting at 4pm, small plates available at 5pm
    Dining Room Open:
    Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-11am; 5pm-9pm.
    Fri-Sat: 7:30am-3pm; 5pm-10pm.
    Sun: 7:30am-3pm; 5pm-9pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Einhorn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: The Blue Pig Tavern offers private facilities for groups up to 250 guests. See more: http://www.caperesorts.com/capemay/weddingsevents/
  • Private Party Contact: Judy Platt 6098846594x
  • Entertainment: Live Music takes place at the Brown Room (adjacent to the Blue Pig Tavern). See website for live performances: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/brownroom/entertainment
  • Special Events: We have special dinners and fun events throughout the year: http://www.caperesorts.com/concierge/capemay/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Perry Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available. Meter parking also available on the street.
A word from The Blue Pig Tavern
The Blue Pig Tavern serves American cuisine-nostalgic, simple and fresh. Executive Chef Jeremy Einhorn has implemented a delicious farm-to-table menu featuring fresh produce, herbs and eggs from our very own Beach Plum Farm, located less than 2 miles from the restaurant!

In the warmer months, dine on our wonderful, secluded patio. In the cooler months, cozy up to our magnificent dining room fireplace. The Blue Pig Tavern drives its name from a gambling parlor sited at Congress Hall in the mid 1800's. Earlier still, in the 1700s, Elias Hughes operated a tavern for whalers on this site. It was the first tavern in Cape May.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Blue Pig Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (126)kid-friendly (74)neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (57)romantic (44)great for lunch (41)special occasion (41)good for groups (38)great for brunch (36)vibrant bar scene (27)hot spot (24)scenic view (17)notable wine list (12)late-night find (12)Show More
  • Blue pig review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant is a classic neighborhood restaurant . The food was well prepared and delicious. As far as service , we were seated and were given menus and bread with no side plates. It took ten minutes for the waitress to come to our table to take our drink order. I felt that this was too slow. I'm not sure if she had a big table that delayed her or not. She was very sweet and polite. This being said, I would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Blue Pig. We were seated outside per request. The service was a little slow but our server was great. The complimentary bread was warm and delicious. We split a Caesar salad which was crisp and flavorful. Our entrees were very good as well. Good food and a nice atmosphere. We'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cape May Must..
    Bondtrader
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Blue Pig is a Cape May must if you are spending time there....good food...good service...nice atmosphere....my only complaint was that I had requested outside dining when I made the reservation last month and I was disappointed that it wasn t available to us....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outside space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We sat outside which was lovely. The food was good, not great. Roasted tomato and squash salad had 3 cherry tomatoes and 2 pieces of zucchini, drenched in dressing. Scallops with beer risotto was pretty, but had no seasoning. Cocktail was great. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We finally got to sit outside and it was lovely. I think some more hanging lights or candles for more light would be nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had lunch on the patio. Loved the ambience. The food was fantastic. It took a little while for the food, but we had great drinks to occupy our time. The manager, John, was accommodating and helpful. He really made us feel special. I can't wait to come back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Service However...
    NJTaylors
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were promptly seated at our reservation time. The service and food was very good, but the atmosphere was not. We were in the main dining room, and it was chaotic. There were multiple tables with families and the parents could care less that their kids were acting like untrained animals. It would have been quieter at the zoo. If I was the proprietor of this restaurant I would have asked the rude crew to respect the other diners and teach their kids how to behave. I might of lost a family as future customers, but I would have kept many others. Don't think we would return here. There are LOTS of great restaurants in Cape May that aren't part of a "family resort".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    FamilyDining
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, friendly service. Family friendly prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dfjf
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food and venue but noise level on porch was too high.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for kids and delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went in a group with 6 adults and 3 kids under 3....the service was excellent and we arrived to place settings for the kids with crayons, paper kids menu to color, and cute Blue Pig plastic cups with straws. That's always an initial plus to lure the kids into their seats. The menu was diverse and had several items I pondered over and ultimately suprised myself with a chicken dish that was excellent (I normally would steer away from chicken & try something more unique but this dish with the sauteed red cabbage and spaetzel caught my eye and besides the chicken being a tad dry, was really flavorful). The other notable thing is the location being in Congress Hall and there being lots of distractions if you need to get up with the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was underwhelmed
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had heard good things about the Blue Pig but did not experience them during my lunch there. Food was not special and not prepared with any attention, the tomatoes were bland. Come on, this is New Jersey, the tomatoes should be fantastic.t. Did I mention that service was lackluster, only saw the waiter when he took our order, which he got wrong and when he served us the bill - did not ask if we needed refills on our drinks or whether everything was okay - had to ask for napkins and then did not get them quickly. When we gave him our credit card, he walked around the restaurant with it in his shirt pocket. I expect more from Congress Hall. Get it together please.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pete
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very diappointing. The swordfish was overdone and quite dry. The service seemed overtaxed and met what I would call minimum standards -- never asked how the meal was. Although we come to Cape May every year, we won't be coming back to the Blue Pig.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a disappointment!
    LoLoVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have had wonderful dining experiences in Cape May BUT this was not one of them. Room was noisy, service slooooow, and food extremely mediocre. The New England clam chowder was inedible! What a waste of precious, attractive space.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't Find a Nicer Spot in Cape May
    Gene
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've made a stop at the Blue Pig Tavern a standard stop during our annual Cape May vacation. Great food, great ambiance, nice people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Pig Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was very good. Disappointed they had to swap brussel sprouts with braised cabbage, which I can not recommend. Waiter was slagging a bit behind. Another couple near us was not happy but we didnt mind. Time to sit back relax and enjoy the lovely location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Pig-great food but bad service
    Badservice
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a Friday 8:30 dinner reservation. At that time the restaurant was 70 percent filled. The service started out well with good server attention. After that the service was very poor. It took over 75 minutes to get out food. At one point the server said it would take 1-2 minutes for the food to come out and then it took 20 minutes. There were long periods of not seeing our server for 20-30 minutes at a time. Water was not filled, a request for a Diet Coke took 20 minutes. There was no attention paid to us gor additional drinks. Finally - after dinner I had to get up and flag down the server to get my bill. Overall the organization was poor. Our server had multiple tables spread out which led to poor attention. There was No busboy also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Tommy1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    No complaints. I had the swordfish special and beet salad. My husband had the meatloaf and both were great. This was our third time and all dinners were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visitors
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was outstanding and the outdoor patio lovely. It managed to be elegant but also friendly for kids. The service was professional and pleasant, but our one complaint is that our entrees were incredibly SLOW in coming, causing us to miss out on some planned after-dinner beach time. But we hope this was not typical and plan to return again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was, honestly, the worst food I think I have ever consumed aside from the seafood pasta which I would categorize as "fine" - and that's being generous. The service was good inside of the restaurant. The service outside of the restaurant on the patio, however, was atrocious. I hear it's good for brunch, but dinner was abominable. Do not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service as always
    Lgdmayo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've been going to blue pig for 2 consecutive summers now and have never been disappointed. Service is excellent and food is delicious. Price is also better than other high end cape may restaurants that we've checked out. And the best is they are kid friendly. Will be there again next time we are in cape may.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable evening
    bill
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    had a very pleasant time at the Blue Pig the other night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue pig great time!
    NyNjdine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went to the Blue Pig and asked to sit on the porch. We were promptly seated and ordered hummus (delish!) and some drinks. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We just got burgers as we weren't too hungry. They hit the spot! It's a little pricey but we are used to NY reataurants so pricing is comparable. Come here for a low key dinner with fresh ingredients!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    bubba
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fabulous! Never ever had a bad meal here. From the staff to the food it's always 5 star all the way. Sheer perfection!! To start we ordered the Blue Pig Pale Ale. Very good. My wife ordered the salmon and I ordered the swordfish. Fantastically delicious!! For dessert we both ordered the strawberry shortcake. Heaven on earth!! Fantastic!! Highly recommend the Blue Pig Tavern to any and everyone I know, and even those I don't
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for outdoor dining
    Edward
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love the Blue Pig especially for its outdoor dining. The food is always good, and the setting is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Bkohl44
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very disappointed with the quality of food with this being a restaurant in a high end hotel. Had crab cakes that came out deep fried and had a lot of filler. Mashed potatoes were lumpy. Best part of the meal was the wine. Many fine restaurants in Cape May, this is not one of them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside and delicious!
    KMC2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a minor hiccup with no one knowing we were seated - but after it was corrected our experience was amazing. Our server Morgan was outstanding, personable, and thoughtful! Our food was delicious (little neck clams, salmon, and swordfish) It was a wonderful night out and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Privacy outdoors!
    oldpals
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Reservations for 7:45 and seated immediately. Outside dining was delightful due to a tall privacy hedge surrounding the tables and wine is affordable. We had two appetizers, both nice and fresh - half dozen littlenecks - cold and small - and deviled eggs with a surprise twist nicely done . Winner of the evening's meal were the scallops (which were an appy - doubled as the dinner) seared to a lovely caramel color served over an unusually delicious - and different - beet and leaks risotto! One shared dessert was the flourless chocolate cake (tasted like a fresh, moist, fudge brownie) with vanilla ice cream - my only complaint is not enough of the ice cream. An uplifting Cape May experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • inconsistent quality
    dopetasticq
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    i do like the blue pig for a lot of qualities including a good selection, farm freshness and good ambiance not to mention good to great service. however, i've been served sub par food on two separate occasions hence the 2 stars, after many good meals over the last couple of years. once I was served a quiche at breakfast that was obviously from the previous day. I was offered no apologies, a switch to a differ entry and charged full price. This last time I was with a large party for dinner and my seafood with penne was sub par as such: seafood was good, 1 bad mussel, and the penne was over cooked. I didn't have nice round tubes, instead i had strips and pasta that was squished flat, a sign that it was not prepared a la carte.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experience at The Blue Pig Tavern
    Jumping4Food
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife, son, and I went there at 3 different occasions: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner. I would say that if I had more time i would have been there again for Breakfast Lunch and Diner. The service could be a little better (no complain, but for the price the service is not there). But overall the food and decor cover this.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sailor
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I sat for a while before anyone appeared. Finally a waitress asked if I had been helped. She took my drink order and went to find my waitress, who was very attentive after that. My drink was wrong, as was my first course (which could have been miscommunication because it was very loud). The inside dining room was so dim you could not read the menu or identify your food when it arrived. If you need more light, ask for a table on the porch. The clam chowder and shepherds pie were both very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good family restaurant
    Angela
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very nice restaurant with a good children's menu and good options for the adults. We all enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Cems1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We all enjoyed our meal from the cocktails to the main course. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and the specials they offered. Next visit to Cape May will include the Blue Pig!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High hopes but disappointed:(
    toddlermom
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We loved the seating and vibe at Blue Pig....but sadly after we ordered drinks and meals, it took half an hour for our app then another half hour for our dinners to arrive. Our dinners were clearly sitting under the warmer, you could tell just by appearance. We did tell our waitress who said the kitchen was backed up, but obviously they should be used to a packed dining room in the summer. Would return to give if another chance, but was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cape May Favorite
    LEPM72
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We make sure to eat at the Blue Pig every time we go to Cape May. It's the best restaurant in town, especially with the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT, if you can get seated
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Even with a reservation it's still hard to get seated unless you're a regular. Sad really because there are plenty of tables (outside dining is quite nice, especially with the lovely linens) and the foreign waitstaff are excellent and the food was exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost 2 hours to serve breakfast
    oexca
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Sat down and ordered, also ordered for 2 small kids. Scrambled eggs and bacon. 1 hour later the waitress comes out and apologizes for delay, and says the kitchen ran out of croissants for the breakfast sandwich, and waffle mix (for one of the kids). 1 hour 45 minutes some of the food was delivered to the table, kids still waiting for scrambled eggs and bacon. after adults ate breakfast and many complaints later, the kids dishes finally arrive. Additionally, the dishes looked rushed and were missing pieces. To make anyone wait that long for breakfast, and kids be served last is ridiculous. We frequent this property often with out of town guests, and were saddened and embarrassed at the terrible experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Burger, Long Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everyone liked the food in our group but two of us that had burgers were blown away. Absolutely outstanding gourmet burgers! We waited for a long time for our food after we ordered it. The drinks and appetizers came fast, and then about an hour after ordering our food the main entrees came. Someone (the manager?) came to apologize right before the food came out, but they did not give us anything else. Not even a free glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The Blue Pig Tavern has really good food. Their crab cakes are the best I've ever had!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful!
    tmhilbushVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had a lovely brunch, was very pleased as it was my first time there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth the Money
    Barry
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Waited an hour before the appetizers The appetizers were good, however the entree's of Mussels (tiny and fishy) and the Vegetable Pot Pie (that had chicken in it) were not worth the price. They did take great care in our concerns and did offer us a complimentary drink, but this did not make up for the overall experience and lack of quality in the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate