Ebbitt Room

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2339 reviews
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The award winning Ebbitt Room restaurant is nestled within the stylish Virginia Hotel on Jackson Street in the heart of Cape May's historic district. One of Cape May's most popular and famous restaurants, The Ebbitt Room serves inventive contemporary American cuisine with a focus on farm-to-table dining with ingredients grown from our very own Beach Plum Farm. In addition to its regular a la carte menu, The Ebbitt Room offers nightly pre fixe menu's showcasing the best of what each season has to offer. The bar serves small plates nightly. Their wine list, the recipient of numerous Wine Spectator awards features selections from all the major wine regions of the world with an emphasis on boutique & cult producers.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom right with a special Mother's Day Brunch at the Ebbitt Room! Come samples some of the delicious fare that Chef Jason Hanin has cooked up, featuring eggs, produce and more from our very own Beach Plum Farm.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Give thanks to the special man in your life this Father's Day by treating him to dinner in the Ebbitt Room! Our 14 ounce Ribeye or Beach Plum Farm Tomahawk Pork Chop is sure to make dad feel special--book your dinner reservation now!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 2339 People Are Saying
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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service has always been excellent and the food even better. We love coming here to celebrate special occasions or have a date night. Definitely would recommend! It's our favorite place!

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ebbitt Room is our favorite restaurant in Cape May. Always great service & excellent food. We are never disappointed

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve had at the shore. Great ambiance, our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. I had Salmon and my wife had steak and crab cake. All food was perfectly cooked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Third time there and have yet to be disappointed
We will return

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve been to this restaurant a few times of the last 8 years. Their food is normally very good, but the standard was not up to its norm this time. Disappointing
. Wondered if they had changed their chef.

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C
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely dining experience! The steak and cake (crab) was phenomenal! Service was impeccable. Loved this restaurant. Nice jazz as well!

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b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, from our cocktails before dinner to our meal and service throughout.

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OT
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok -very pricey for the quality though.

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LD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's my new favorite special occasion restaurant. Service was impeccable, food was outstanding,
great atmosphere, piano bar. They gave us a complementary glass of champagne for our Anniversary.
Nice touch. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were sat 50min after our reservation (though early) and our food was cold when served.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Waited nearly 20 mins for our booked table
My steak was inedible, tough and tasteless
Delightful waitress offered to replace or substitute
I declined as my dinner companion had finished
Charge for Steak was removed from our bill

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous! Drinks were very good from the bar. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and took great care of us.

The only minor slip was upon arriving and we didn’t get seated for 5p at our reservation. Seems like they get a few minutes slow start to open the dining room and the waiting area and bar were very over crowded. We didn’t wait long and the rest of the evening went wonderfully.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! Vibrant atmosphere, attentive service. Best calamari I've ever had!

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Little things with the waiter concerned my wife and I. He never introduced himself, he'd check on us saying how ya doin' and immediately walk away.

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GK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our table had several different appetizers, all great. For dinner, we had the Dover sole, cavatelli with pork ragu, and the braised ribs. All loved their meals. Even had creme brulee for dessert. All the food was excellent. Just found it a little overpriced. Nice treat, though.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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D
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Returned to the Ebbitt Room a year later after a memorable evening. What was different? Well last time we had the price fix meal , so the bill was much different. The second difference was the noise from the bar which is part of the dining room. Last year there were few people in the bar section, so the noise was not an issue. Third, the food was good, but not worthy of the price. On the plus side, the smoky Manhattan was great. With so many good restaurants in Cape May, we will be going somewhere else next year .

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MB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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FP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prix fix was a good value and portions good

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LB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. This was my second trip to the restaurant. I am working in the area and I am from New Orleans. So, I am picky about food. The fish I had was some of the best I have had anywhere. And who wouldn't want to see Oprah and Gayle dining a few table over. Great experience all around.

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KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was outstanding
We will be back soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best!!! From start to finish it was delish!

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JK
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was very good. Been there many times. Food is usually good but last nite I got the steak and it was inedible....really tough...had it taken back and replaced with scallops which were very good but by the time I got mine my wife was almost done. So I ate by myself which is not what I had in mind...also the bar had a rowdy group which made it impossible to hear..I realize the restaurant can't help this though
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JM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We enjoyed the food, but was annoyed to realize that a Prix Fixed menu was available but our waiter, Andrew, did not mention it. He did take the time to review specials. I felt taken advantage of, since what I actually ordered were choices available on the Prix Fixed menu so ended up paying double what I should have paid for the time we were there. Not good business!

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NB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was exceptional.
We enjoyed the three meat charcuterie selection as a first course. I had the scallops (cooked to perfection) and my partner had a modified version of the chicken dish (she has a dairy allergy and they accommodated it well). The restaurant was at about 50% capacity while we dined; it was not noisy at all. Comfortable and cozy overall.
I look forward to dining here again during our next visit to Cape May.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. It was our anniversary and I was really disappointed in the lack of celebration. They celebrated everyone’s birthday all around us. Last year at Eddie Vs we were treated so incredibly special. Disappointing

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N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a very nice dinner this past Sunday evening at the Ebbitt Room. The food, drinks and service were top notch. My only complaint is that we were not told about the prix fixe dinner being offered at the time we were dining. We only learned about it halfway through our meal when the couple sitting next to us was offered the additional menu. I’m very disappointed that the hostess nor the waiter mentioned it as it was a great value and we certainly would have ordered off that menu.

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful hotel, wonderful restaurant, excellent wait staff and food that is just amazing. Worth every penny!

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ebbitt room. Great food and wonderful service

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RN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were both very good. My only complaint was it was a very loud room.

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at the Ebbitt Room is always extra special on Valentine’s Day. The food and service is always perfect.

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KL
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table for two but met up with some friends so they were able to give us a table for 4!

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w
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

They should try cooking the food before serving. Super loud, tables on top of each other to cram in as many people as possible. Third strike for the ebbitt, last two times bad food and loud. No more

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P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been to several high end restaurants in cape may and the one thing I take with me every time I go is it will probably be overpriced and don’t expect any leftovers! But I have to say we ordered a 14$ deviled egg appetizer that had only 3 ! 1/2 eggs on the dish.. wow. So I bought an egg and a half for 14$ !!! The food was alright but for 40$ a plate I expected more. I got scallops and I can make them better at home. The portions were so small I actually wanted to eat dinner again down the street at one of the pubs. Beautiful place, service was fine. I was just taken back by having a huge bill and even satisfied. I will pass on the ebbitt room next time in town!! Please give me more to eat for the money I spend , wow

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PL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down our favorite place for an amazing meal and the best specialty cocktails. Ebbitt Room ALWAYS delivers. Highly recommend for a great night out.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had an exceptionally wonderful experience on every level. We will be back with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, atmosphere, and service were all amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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LP
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Heard all the talk about how wonderful The Ebbitt Room was and thought we should give it a try. If you are two single ladies be prepared to sit at the worst table in the place back by the kitchen even though there were better tables for two available. I’d wish restaurants would recognized that two females having dinner want the same fabulous experience and a good table as a couple on date night. Our money is just as green

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RR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always love going to the Ebbit Room when we have our date night opportunities. Living here we have the opportunity year round and have never been disappointed. Whether for dinner or just happy hour, it’s always an enjoyable time with friendly and professional staff and bartenders.

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