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The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant
The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant

The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.blueroseinn.com
  • Phone: (609) 435-5468
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Keating
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant
The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant is a beautifully restored B&B and fine dining establishment. Our restaurant prides itself on being a scratch kitchen, so all of our dishes are skillfully created. The Blue Rose is a BYO restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The best sorbet I ever had, great the best Rhode Island salad, very good salmon."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here twice and we cannot rave enough about how world class the food is."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "First time back since changed of owners, and we were pleasantly surprised on how good food was. We went there with my husband, son and his girlfriend. First, we started with appetizers, Pork Belly Ansini, (first time I ever ordered) Loved it, 2 ordered the corn bisque they also Loved it. The girls had the scallops with bacon pea risotto WONDerful...so tasty, my husband and son had the filet mignon flavor with Coffee and Coco, not a morsel of food left on our plates. Also, great desert..left there full and happy. The Blue Rose will be on our list of great resturants to return to next summer!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Everyone in my party enjoyed their apps and entrees. Our vegetarian friends were happy with their selections. The crab asparagus bisque Delish!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was a fantastic dinner. The calamarari was tender and flavorful. The pasta was freshly made and perfect. We can not wait to come back again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We wanted to treat our friends from Boston, celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, to dinner and chose the Blue Rose Inn based upon recent online reviews. We were not disappointed! We were seated -- as requested -- outside on the wrap around porch. Everything is made from scratch; they even grow their own herbs and make their cheeses. Portions were properly sized. Highly recommend the bibb salad (unique and tasty sherry dressing) and prosciutto wrapped in mozzarella, if available. Also, the sweet corn bisque, the crab cakes (small, but all lump meat with no filler) with avocado mousse and jimaca salad, or the pan roasted chicken with polenta and vegetable ragout. For dessert: the "doughnuts" or dark chocolate mousse are to die for!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Two small complaints: the steak tartare was served on a corn muffin, which was hard, dry and overcooked. The knife sent its bits scattering away madly. And there was very little meat in the dish and so had little beef flavor. The restroom was out of paper towels when I went, and so I was left with wet hands wiping them on my pants. But the scallop dish was outstanding; perfectly cooked, nice portion, paired very well with corn risotto which was both delicious and interesting."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "A wonderful family owned gem in Cape May. Outstanding food and lovely Victorian decor. Perfection."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Fabulous food…great family run business…we were treated very special by the owner>"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed the service and food was outstanding. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The menu is great with something for everybody. My wife had the scallops and I had the short ribs. Both were well presented and very tasty. The server was very attentive with out hovering around the table. OVERALL--- a must do in Cape may NJ"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal here. Short ribs were delicious. Great Cape May addition!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit to The Blue Rose Inn, but it won't be our last! The dining room was understated, but lovely. Our waiter was funny, efficient and very knowledgeable. So, we were off to a great start! The menu offered numerous choices and everything sounded wonderful. My husband had the pork belly appetizer and the roasted chicken and he loved them both. I ordered the corn bisque, which was awesome, and the grilled sea scallops on a bed of pancetta risotto. Thanks for a delicious experience!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at five star restaurants here and in New York. We are fussy about food and service which is why we come to Cape May. This newcomer is holding its own right out of the gate, which is difficult, especially in a town full of great dining. We can't wait to try them again when they really hit their stride. Service was relaxed and friendly but also very well timed, food was excellent, I would rate it outstanding but I'm reserving my 5 star rating for next summer! We follow the food, and we will be back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We have been vacationing and dining at the NJ shore for many years and this was our very first visit to the Blue Rose. And---it is simply a wonderful restaurant set in a historic Victorian home complete with crystal chandeliers and antiques. The star is the unique menu--all appetizers and entrees are individually prepared with fresh ingredients. All selections were explained to us by our server, John. We all had a spectacular meal including dessert. We dined indoors, but when we return (and we will) we will request a seat on the large side porch. We would recommend this spot for a delightful and special dining experience."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Inventive food expertly prepared. The rooms inside are pretty noisy."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our family celebrated at The Blue Rose. Every one ofus enjoyed each course... We ordered appetizers, entrees, dessert and coffee. We tried steak, crab cakes, scallops, a pasta dish and chicken. Each of us thought our meal was among the best ever, and we have eaten many fine meals. Service was flawless, food thoughtfully prepared, and we enjoyed the outside porch setting but inside was also quite beautiful. Save room for dessert, the coconut creme brûlée and the homemade donuts should not be left behind! Everything is made on premises, including bread. This place is going to be a regular stop for us on future Cape May trips! The menu was creatiive and the chef and owner have fussed over details and it shows!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Went late (around 8:30), food was excellent. Outdoor seating was wonderful on a summer night."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "WOW! Our 2nd visit and look forward already to our third.....a fantastic experience in the heart of CM!! starting w the delectable calamari salad and continuing to the BEST scallops I have ever had and finishing w the delightful ricotta donuts....an experience of which none can compare :)"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "What a find this restaurant was. Set in a Victorian Inn in Cape May. Service was outstanding , but the food was extraordinary, we we're told that it was a scratch kitchen. I don't recommend many restaurants because because people's tastes vary, but do yourself a favor and try this one."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had a very nice night here, the hostess was very pleasant and accommodating, our waitress was pleasant and attentive and finally the food was exquisite. What more can you ask for And the fresh made donuts was to die for."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Very good meal and good service. Enjoyed a relaxing dinner on the porch..never felt rushed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Read other reviews; so tried a new one in Cape May. Not overly impressed; mostly ambiance & service. Interior dining rooms were generally over lit with seating relatively close together. Sat outdoors; not well lit. Scented candles on tables overpowered the food. Wait staff appeared to be unseasoned, awkward and interrupted often. We are always put off by wait staff who clear plates and return used silverware to the table; we expect this at a diner but expect more of "refined" establishments. The first and second courses were well prepared but nothing "wowed" us. Maybe we were tired and ate too late. Maybe it was an off night for the restaurant. Not our first choice for a repeat dining experience in Cape May but would not write it off."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was good, but we were seated inside in a fairly empty room which had no vibe. Perhaps the outdoor seating makes for a more lively experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here last weekend. It was by far the best meal I have ever had in Cape May. First to start the service is out of this world. Kim, our waitress was sweet and attentive and brought us plenty of that amazing home made bread that we literally could not stop eating. The owner walks around table to table checking on every course. This is a family run business and they are doing it the right way. Everything is scratch made and the meal takes time so be prepared to be patient. It is worth the wait, I promise you. When we go back to Cape May later this summer we will be dining here again. Try the pork belly for an appetizer and the scallops for dinner. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was sooo good!!' Pork and salmon were delicious. Mussels had bits of bacon and were served as such a large portion they were like a meal in themselves."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "After reading about the Blue Rose in the Philadelphia Inquirer we gave it a try. I had the featured scallops and they were wonderful. My husband's short ribs, however, were dry and came several minutes after the rest of the table. The restaurant was very noisy, the seating was crowded and we found it difficult to converse. The appetizers and dessert were okay."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience: charm, personable service and great food! The sunchoke/duck confit ravioli were outstanding as were the scallops and teres major - quality ingredients prepared very well. My only minuses were the pacing of the courses and the sorbets & ice cream. Although flavorful and inventive (cucumber/basil sorbet) the consistencies were not as creamy as we would have preferred. But again, this is a top notch experience! And those ricotta donuts!!? Amazing! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband. & I dined at the Blue Rose last week. First the good the food was well presented and delicious. The hostess & owner were friendly and accomadating. The decor is quite attractive & they also offer outside dining on the porch. Now the bad. The portions are small almost like small plates with full plate prices. The service was too slow for our taste. Our entrees took 1 hour & 1/2 to arrive. We didn't order dessert because of this. We see potential & hope that the problems we encountered improve with time."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent dinner from start to finish. Pricey but worth it and byob."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "In our quest to check out new restaurants in cape May, we decided to try the Blue Rose Inn. Unfortunately there were several issues with the food preparation. For example the gnocchi in my appetizer seemed to be baked to a dark brown color. This dried out the gnocchi and did not give the mouth feel expected from the soft delicate flavor that would benefit from just a little sauce of some kind. Also, the crab cakes which was very meaty lacked a nice complementary sauce. There was some, but not enough. However, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her scallops and thought the risotto was well prepared. All in all, this restaurant has promise and there is a chance we will try the Blue Rose Inn again. The Chef just needs to be a bit bolder."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a lovely round table, next to a front window. The food portions were on the small side but very tasty. The service was well paced except for a blip when one diner did not arrive with the others. The restaurant apologized for the error and graciously credited the one meal The lemon ricotta doughnuts were outrageous!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My daughter and I dined at the Blue Rose on our last visit to Cape May. We had a wonderful experience. The wait staff was friendly and offered great service. The food was incredible from beginning to end and the atmosphere lovely. The Blue Rose is also a Byob restaurant which is always a nice perk. I would definitely recommend dinning at The Blue Rose."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We (4) were greeted at the door by the casually dressed owner. He sat us in the porch room on the side of the house. The room was pleasantly decorated and the tables were professionally dressed. The menu for brunch is not extensive but well proportioned with variety. The young lady was very knowledgeable and courteous. The food was very good. The owner stopped by our table and after commiserating for a few minutes, offered us a tour of the upstairs and showed us a bedroom that was impeccably decorated."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Mediocre at best. I'm not sure where all the other reviewers have eaten in the past but it's not '5 stars '. Bibb lettuce salad was bland and very light on dressing. Scallops were fine but not fabulous. Paparadelle was weird. Pasta was under done, chewy, doughy and sauce was uh, different - like a cross between Tex-Mex and Italian. Server was nice but barely audible. 3 stars would be too generous. Not sure we'd go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining experience. Table was perfect size for romantic evening. Service was impeccable with great recommendations from server. Appetizers were delicious as were the main course. The donuts were a nice closer. All in all it was an excellent experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dinner at the Blue Rose. The food was somewhat inventive and well prepared. We had the Pork Belly and the Duck confit/Sunchoke Ravioli as our appetizers. We had the Scallops and the Carrot & Lemon Ricotta Agnolotti for entrees. We enjoyed all of the dishes, but enjoyed the Agnolotti the most. We shared the delicious coconut creme brûlée for desert. The porch was lovely and very comfortable, and not noisy at all. The only "negative" was the service which was slightly below average for an upscale restaurant. There were no big service miscues but our server, while perfectly nice, was a bit stilted and awkward in communicating with us. We would absolutely go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Though just a block and a half off the main mall area, this restaurant is worth seeking out. Thought and care clearly go into every aspect of the dining experience, right down to details like how many and which windows to keep open on a windy evening to maximize the environmental experience. Pork belly arancini and gnocchi appetizers are great and the scallops entree are outstanding. Service is attentive but not cloying. Go here (and bring good wine)."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Fantastic ambiance and food to match the Pappardelle has to be one of the best! The ownership is very caring and greets each table with casual ease, my only problem is not working my way through the entire menu! I have ordered the same dish 5 times!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We dined at this Victorian styled restaurant for the first time and would go back in a heartbeat. The owner explained his family opened the restaurant in the past year. If you are vacationing in Cape May this place is definitely worth checking out. The menu is varied and prices are reasonable. The food is superb. Our table of four tried the duck ravioli, the beet salad with goat cheese, and the fried calamari for appetizers. Each one was better than the last. For dinner three of us ordered the scallops and another ordered the salmon. The flavors were amazing and no one left anything on their plate. We indulged in a heavenly chocolate dessert. It's a BYOB which helps keeps the cost down too. A really lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014