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About Ebbitt Room

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.

25 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Visit Website for current hours.

Cross Street:
Carpenter's & Beach Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-5700

Website:
http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Fri & Sat

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May invites you to discover the extraordinary flavors of the seasons' best with its 2014 culinary dining series lineup featuring all that Cape May has to offer—from the land and the sea. Using the freshest ingredients from the restaurant's very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm and collaborating with many of Cape May's local favorites, the Ebbitt Room will once again create five intriguing dining experiences - each with it's own unique 5-course menu highlighting New Jersey's seasonal fare.

See more at: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom/diningspecials

Ebbitt Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for a Date (49)
Romantic (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Local Ingredients (31)
Cozy (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Seasonal (17)
Live Music (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Authentic (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (7)
Organic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner! Perfect venue for this special occasion. Food was excellent and artfully presented. This special 4 course dinner provided ample choices to please most of not all palates. Looking forward to next special dining experience at this restaurant and B&B.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a good place to dine. A bit pricy, tables are close and the noise level is very high. Service is always very good. The piano bar is exceptional for drinks.
All in all avery good place for the area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Their $ 35 pre fixe menu is absolutely worth it. Service is always spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great for a special occasion, on the expensive side.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food. Cheese board was wonderful. Surprised at how loud it was, very hard to talk. Service was great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Appetizers and main dishes were very good, ice cream was disappointing. The room was very noisy and we couldn’t hold a conversation across the table.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food, the service, and the ambience was great! The deviled eggs and oysters were amazing. For entrees, I had the scallops with a side of brussel sprouts. My husband had the pork shank and a side of lobster mac & cheese (loaded with lobster!).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Not my first or even second time here and for good reason. The Ebbitt Room is a favorite and a stop we look forward to going to when staying at The Virginia House. Atmosphere is cozy and quaint with low lighting and quite conversation. The piano player on Friday and Saturday nights is the prefect compliment to the ambiance of the room.
The wine list isn't extensive or overcomplicated, but just right and paired perfectly for the meals served. Handcrafted cocktails are done with a level of sophistication not seen everyday anymore. As with the wine the beer selection is just right.
The meals prepared never disappoint and there is something for every palate. My particular favorite is the Tuna Tar-Tar. Served rare you will be greatly surprised. Obviously being a beach Hotel and Restaurant there is heavy bias tword the seafood selections, but you would be limiting yourself if you didn't order one of the meat selections.
Not to limit this to just The Ebbitt Room our stay in The Virginia House is something we look forward to every year. A constant favorite with cozy intimate rooms that just add to the allure of The Ebbitt Room.
I couldn't think of recommending any other Hotel and Restaurant in Cape May.
I am counting down the days until our next trip back.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to celebrate our anniversary and said that in making our table reservation. No one at the restaurant acknowledged our anniversary. This was a little disappointing. Good food, but rather pricey.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good not great but very loud. Had to just about shout to my wife to be heard. Piano play was excellent in bar area.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The deviled eggs are my favorite. I order them every time I dine at the Ebbitt Room.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Superb!
Delicious

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a Saturday night and surprisingly noisy and busy at almost 9pm given it was the off-season. We waited for almost an hour for our reserved table. Overall the experience was very good. Considering the profit on alcohol, a complimentary glass of wine for our wait would have been an excellent gesture. Food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, with an amazing atmosphere. Perfect restaurant in Cape May for a fancy night out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Once again, they hit it out of the park! Pricey, but you know that going in.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Didn’t disappoint- lived up to past excellent experiences...so consistently outstanding. If I could make one tiny adjustment it would to have a volume adjustment on the piano. Is that technically possible?

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was amazing, service was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

excellent food & service. loved the decor & ambiance. definitely would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were not impressed with our waiter. He did not introduce himself, did not smile and when we told him we wanted the Friday Pre Fix menu he almost seemed bothered. Food was good but I had the hanger steak which I could not eat as it was fatty. Bar food is always good to very excellent as is the bar service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

There are a lot of options in Cape May but the Ebbit Room stood out. It was a memorable dining experience. The bartender made wonderful old school drinks the right way (didn't cut corners) which is hard to find. Very handsome intimate bar. The food was not inexpensive but very good and worth the price. The atmosphere was warm and inviting.
It was the best food experience we've had in some time.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The Ebbitt Room never disappoints. I am a local to Cape May and have been a chef myself. Saying that, I consider the Ebbitt Room to be on of the top 5 restaurants in all of South Jersey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The room is great-- warm and inviting. Service was outstanding. Food would have been perfect if only it came out hotter. Wine list is good-- pricey but well- priced gems can be found. Overall a truly lovely dining experience. Surely one of Cape May's top tables

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always an exceptional meal at the Ebbitt Room. Great atmosphere, exceptional wait staff, good wine list & great cocktails and the food is always great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I had a lovely dinner there on New year's day. We've never had a bad meal in all the years we have been coming to the Ebbitt Room. My entree was Steak and Cake. The steak, potatoes, and vegetables were delicious, however, it was not necessary to include a crab cake, since it was overly salty and did not go well with the main part of the entree. Also, I noticed that the menu was quite overpriced during the holidays. Overall, it still is one of my favorites.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ebbitt Room dinner let us celebrate the start of 2018 in style! Everything was perfect

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved The Ebbitt Room. Patrick made us feel welcomed from the moment we entered the lobby. We both enjoyed EXCELLENT meals! Our server, April, was attentive without being obtrusive. She was so pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu offerings. We appreciated her efforts to ensure that we had a memorable dining experience. A loud, but joyful, group celebrating a wedding dominated the dining room and elevated the noise level. Once they settled down a bit, it was easier for us to enjoy our own dinner conversation. We look forward to returning to The Ebbitt Room.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food. Try the deviled eggs with the toppings of the day as an app and the ricotta donuts for dessert. Bar and restaurant have a cosmopolitan yet homey vibe. Awesome dirty martinis at the bar. Live piano music and tastefully decorated for the holidays. Very crowded! Reservations a must.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a lovely dining experience at The Abbot Room. Just keep in mind that it is pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

special appreciation to maitre'd Ron and our server April.Top five in Cape May and there are 12 restaurants that we enjoy very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We hadn’t been here in a year as we didn’t enjoy our last experience although we very much support the other restaurants of this family in support of their Beach Plum Farm and attention to sustainability. Our late December 2017 visit was a very nice dining experience. The menu was equal to a first rate restaurant as was the food preparation and presentation. We had a much more enjoyable meal than the last time here. The wine list is extensive with a good range of price points. We will be back in early 2018. Nicely done.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The whole experience was wonderful. Noted no salt and pepper on tables which I assumed was because the food was perfectly prepared.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. The food was delicious, especially the deviled eggs!

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love the calamari!

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 (Inverness)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was great, but portions were very small! I am not a person who needs a big portion, but I was still hungry after my deviled egg appetizer and vegetarian stuffed pepper entree. Had to order the cheese plate to fill me up. My husbands tuna was tiny too. Maybe we should have ordered side dishes too?. But love the bar here and the service was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Tuna was overdone so I could not eat it. Servers did not even notice or care to know if meal was good. I think this was the most disappointing about the restaurant.
The restaurant was extremely charming and I guess since it was a holiday the staff was overwhelmed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I live in NYC and am surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the world. I am a concierge and my job is to recommend said restaurants to my guests.

Ebbitt Room easily rivals the majority of the restaurants in the city. We were a party of three, all with very different tastes, and we were all more than satisfied with literally every dish that touched our table. This is the first time the three of us shared a meal and everyone left happy and excited about the meal. The ingredients were fresh, well seasoned, well cooked and well plated.

My only regret? That this fine establishment is located a 3 hour drive from the city; I'd be proud to recommend it to my guests. One thing for sure? When in Cape May again this is on the MUST list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I were kidless for Christmas for the first time (both were with spoise’s family this year) so we took opportunity to spend Xmas eve in Cape May and made a reservation at the Ebbitt Room for dinner. The ambience is very Victorian but it is Cape May so that was expected. The food was amazing from start to finish. Some local oysters to start. My wife had the broiled scallops which she said were the best she ever had (the risotto was great too). I had the half chicken (upon my request the skin in the crispy side) was perfectly done and delicious.”, accompanied by yams that were equally so. We finished w the orange donuts which were to die for. An unforgettable meal.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner as wonderful. Our server April was excellent and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants for special occasion! Food is great and the place is beautiful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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