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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We were so happy that we tried this wonderful Washington Street gem! Our waiter, Arthur, was efficient and friendly. The owner of the inn and restaurant stopped by our table two times to check on us! He was visibly proud of his son, the chef. Food was excellent, with beautiful, fresh ingredients and lovely presentation. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "though the food was prepared well, the portions are small for the price paid. the bibb salad for $10 was miniscule and quite an embarrassment."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • " Great meal-beautifully presented and expertly prepared. Roast Pork Pappardelle was perfection. The brown butter cake with fresh berries and Granny Smith Apple sorbet was a spectacular finish to a spectacular meal. Service needs a few more tweaks to match the excellence of the food"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First time at The Blue Rose Inn. Food was very good. As good as any of the fine dining restaurants in Cape May. The service however, needs work, both front and back of the house. Not nearly the professionalism of Peter Shields. Dinner took over a hour for the entrees to arrive. Server could have been more attentive. Asked for brewed coffee after the meal and was told they only had french press. Ordered the french press and then saw brewed coffee served at the next table. The restaurant was also very warm. Only the very good food might bring us back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first time here and everything was delicious from beginning(bread!) to end(dessert). We plan on definitely returning to try other dishes. Our server was extra attentive and very helpful. It really was a perfect dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "After tripadvisor gave such raving reviews , we thought it was a must try. How disappointed we were from the very moment we walked into the restaurant. The host was extremely inattentive. Waitress was unprofessional and clueless. Special bread came out cold and greasy. Gnocchi special were hard balls of dough, flavorless and few. Three scallops came on the very sparsely dressed plate for dinner. Ravioli were bland. Wanted to get out quickly, didn't want to event attempt dessert. Doubt it will be around next year."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A lovely, dining room, great food, and excellent service characterize this inn. This was our second visit and we were not disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "On vacation in Cape May and looking for outdoor dining so chose Blue Rose and not disappointed. Outdoor tables were very nice and porch setting pleasant. Our waitress, Megan, was attentive and helpful. My wife had potato leek bisque which was OK. I had crab cake appetizer that was very good. Our entrees were " bream", a type of mild white fish from the Jersy area ( I have never heard of it and should have taken that as a warning since it was mediocre at best), and scallops that were super. Overall we were happy with the setting, staff and food and will go back again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wanted a good food spot, and scrolled across this place for dinner. While the restaurant was a tad warm, the food was very good. Me and my wife also brought along our 14 month old son and they were very good and nice to him. Would definitely go back. A lot of good options on the menu."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Lovely gem centrally located with horse carriages passing by within view. Delicious meal. Local fav."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner at the Blue Rose Inn. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service top notch! We had been there previously for brunch, but this was our first dinner. It did not disappoint. A must visit when in Cape May!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed a leisurely brunch at the Blue Rose Inn on a Sunday afternoon. Our server was excellent, checking with the kitchen to make sure that the foods we were ordering did not contain or were prepared with anything we had allergies to. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Next time we're in Cape May, NJ, we'll be sure to dine there again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at this restaurant. The food is consistently good. However, on this occasion the service was terribly slow. I think our appetizer course took about 25 minutes to arrive. The waiter was apologetic but we still felt somewhat slighted because others were served much quicker."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I found the Blue Rose Inn on Tripadvisor. Its an adorable Victorian in beautiful Cape May. I had the potato leek soup and two of us had the scallops, another the short ribs and another the fish. Everything was delicious! Its a BYOB"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our second time to the resturant and it was good but not great. The service was good and attentive, our server was very soft spoken. The apps were great, salads were tasty. The entrees were beautifully presented but the salmon was overdone. Mussels and scallops were very good. Desserts tasted good but a bit of a strange consistency with the brown butter cake. The Inn has a cozy feel but the staff needs to check the restroom as the night goes on, messy. We had a nice time and will try again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We come to this area every summer. The Blue Rose is now on our list of restaurants we must hit when we are here. In fact, since this last visit we have put it at the top of our list! The food is top quality. We had amazing scallops and a fantastic pappardelle dish. The service cannot be beat. The ambiance is perfect. We sat on a beautiful porch with a lovely breeze coming through. It was a terrific evening and we are looking forward to our next dinner at The Blue Rose."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The 'new' restaurant is outstanding. Everything was exceptional. I had wild sea bream which was very good, like sea bass. My husband had scallops which were outstanding. The desserts were some of the best I've ever had. I had lemon ricotta donuts with chocolate cardoman ice cream. This was excellent. My husband had vanille pannacotta, which was very delicious. I highly recommend this one!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food was good but misses the mark when it comes to being outstanding. The third time we've ate here but the first time eating here was amazing since then it has not been quite as good. The service is good but was rushed at the end - given check before we finished dessert. The fried calamari appetizer was more of a salad. The bibb salad was bland and misses the mark in flavor. The scallop entree is delicious but not incredible. The ricotta donuts were nothing special. The ice cream was good but a small portion for the price at $8. Overall the dinner is it is a bit overpriced for what it is. The ambiance on the porch is pleasant and quiet. Will try the early bird special next time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Open only 1 year, this restaurant offer wonderful food in a beautiful atmosphere with personalized service. Small menue but wonderful flavors and not too large portions. Spent my 67th birthday here. Looking forward to many further dinners here."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal of short ribs so well prepared. Husband had the sea bream,also delicious. Presentation was lovely. Had the app of arancini and pork belly, unusual and beautifully prepared. A new gem in Cape May."
    Dined on 6/14/2014