Ebbitt Room

4.5
2365 reviews
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American
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

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

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KT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the staff was willing to change a dish for my husband

I would go back next time I am in town

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was extremely polite and accommodating. The food was incredible.

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently exceptional. Best of the best

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JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A little loud on a Saturday night - but to be expected

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable time. Have been enjoying the Ebbitt Room for years. A Gem in historic Cape May

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience Woukd highly recommend this restaurant

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BB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The freshest ingredients from Beach Plum Farm contribute to a very fine meal with attentive service. The salads are delicious and we also sampled the halibut with quinoa and the chicken, both super good. The drink menu contains many artisanal cocktail choices. We will definitely make a return visit.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Took Mom for Mother's Day dinner. It was her first time and my fourth. Our meals were delicious- mom had the halibut and i enjoyed a couple of appetizers and a lovely special salad of asparagus & cucumber topped with pistachios over a bed of yogurt. My only complaint was that two of the four grilled oysters, while the preparation was delicious, the oysters themselves were so chewy that they could not be swallowed. I mentioned same to our server but nothing was done to accommodate. I suppose that was the oyster's fault.😜

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GS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Poached halibut was served Luke warm at best sent back and waited 5-10 minutes and served only a bit warmer not impressed. Have dined here many times before and was very satisfied must have been and off night in the kitchen! Service was terrific!

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M
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Despite a disappointing wait of over 60 minutes and being comped drinks, I would still return. Food outstanding. Attention to those waiting, minimal. Off season, so always a good reason. I just wanted our experience noted. It was not the norm.

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JI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made me feel so special for my birthday! The food was delicious, particularly the artichoke side dish with lemon aioli - it was out of this world! The beet salad was a lovely mix of beets, radishes, and hearts of palm with a very nice vinaigrette. My lamb chops were prepared perfectly and were so delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was great. Thanks for a wonderful dinner!

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SD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, even the vegetarian option. My husband and I shared dessert (strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream) but I wish I had ordered my own! The noise level was significant especially with a piano player in the room.

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R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience at the Ebbitt Room. Our server Adrian was great and beyond personable. The food was well prepared with a nice serving size. We will return.

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D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved everything about The Ebbitt Room! The food, the ambiance, and our server, Andy! All were fantastic! We will be back!

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d
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The trout entree was outstanding. My wife had the lamb chops which she loved. My sister-in-law and her husband both had the salmon which were delicious.

The only negative albeit a small one was we waited for 15 minutes before a wait staff person came to our table.

The bartender was definitely a great mixologist and very customer service oriented.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was delicious! Deviled eggs, salmon... even the vegetarian option was excellent. So nice not to have too heavy a meal. Though we made up for it a bit with dessert, yummy banana toffee pie!

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JK
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I go to the Ebbitt room off-season - it is quiet. I avoid it from Memorial to Labor day because of the noise.

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TW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening; but nothing exceptional. But for the Prix Fixed menus; overpriced

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service!

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pure perfection! Amazing!!

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, it was wonderful! The ceviche was fabulous and creative- the best I’ve ever had! The herb biscuits were tasty. The grilled vegetable salad had tasty accompaniments of burrata cheese, pancetta, and homemade croutons; however, the vegetables did not seem at all grilled but rather like lovely but raw asparagus and zucchini. I was looking forward to a grilled flavor and and vegetables that were cooked partway between crispy and tender. That was the only disappointment in the meal.

The ambience is lovely; it was a bit noisy, but seemed to be so because people were happy to be there. The jazz pianist was really a treat!

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FJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always warm and friendly. Delicious dinners and ambiance. Authentic Cape May

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g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have had in Cape May so far! Food was excellent! Wait staff fabulous! A little pricey but you definitely get what you pay for!!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 4

I sent an email to management about our experience. It was my birthday and we stayed the weekend in town. We decided to have dinner at the Ebbitt Room. No one was there to greet us when we walked in, food (fries and greens) were over salted, I specifically asked if steak had a lot of fat prior to ordering and I couldn't eat 30 percent due to fat, waters not refilled without asking. Not great service.

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MR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was not very good. very bland! I was very disappointed.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Rice was cold on my $50 lamb chop entree. My wife’s halibut was slightly undercooked in the middle. Our table for two was in a high traffic area and the dining room was noisy. It took 10 minutes to get the strawberries and whipped cream dessert which was a very small portion and the whipped cream was a little flat. The experience did not match the price and was below my expectations.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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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E
New York Area
6 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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SC
London
5 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
2 reviews
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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