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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.
Cape May, NJ 08204
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Open daily for dinner.
Carpenter's & Beach Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Fri & Sat
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
Had a delicious meal with great service & atmosphere so much so we decided to cancel a reservation we had for the following evening at another restaurant and return to Ebbitt Room for a second visit. We were equally pleased on our second evening and have no hesitation in recommending Ebbitt Room!
The halibut was outstanding-an amazing plate. The "deviled egg" appetizers delicious. Rabbit toast very good.
Tightly situated seating resulted in a somewhat frenetic atmosphere as servers accommodated the guests seated behind either of us. Noise level did not allow for quiet conversation-i.e. one had to lean across the table to hear (there were two of us).
The quality of the food was outstanding. The overall atmosphere, however, was (as previously stated) best described as frenetic.
We have been to the Ebbitt room every year since it opened. This was the first disappointing visit. The crab cakes were awful. The crab cakes at the Blue Pig, the affiliated restaurant, were 10 times better. The plating was like something you would get at a cafeteria, not for $36 a plate. The carrots were mushy and the "potato" was a dry, cold, old quarter sized piped serving. The crab cakes ended up in the garbage where they belong to begin with. What the heck happened to this place? Not returning.
We dined with another couple on a Sunday night. The server was helpful and efficient. The food was mediocre. The much praised deviled eggs tasted as if they had been sitting all day. The halibut was uninspired -- a hunk of stark white fish sitting in an overly salty brown broth with a sprig of herb. The pasta special was inexplicably sweet. The house pinot grigio was almost flavorless. The room is beautiful and the menu has potential, we just wish the food was better executed.
Things were not like other visits , crab cake was dry. Asked for cocktail sausrto moisten it. Creme brulee was hard like it was two days old.our business guess had the lobster salad and mention the lack of it. Bottom line 458.00 for 4 ? Just wasn't like the years before.
Our meal was excellent on this special Saturday night. Creative and farm fresh are the two top comments about the food. The service was attentive and precise. However, we felt a little rushed. The menus is a great value for this culinary oasis and the wine list is very extensive.
When visiting Cape May we almost always eat one night in Ebbitt Room. Love the atmosphere, including the piano lounge and bar (always have drinks there). The dining room is also very beautiful and "alive". Service was excellent. Sergiu was our server and he was very good. All the food was very good (love the deviled eggs) except my steak and cake. The filet was wonderful but the crabcake was terrible. I eat crabcakes regularly in many restaurants and this was one of the worst I've had anywhere. Aside from that, everything was great.
Delicious halibut dish and surprisingly great steak on Sept 29th at this charming room in the Virginia Hotel. Drinks were made with fresh ingredients and yummy! Had nice selection of wine by the glass. Lovely service.
All this overcame the noisy environment----but conversation was taxing.
Food: Uneven. One of the two orders of flank steak was laden with gristle. Literally had to remove inedible portions four times in the course of eating it. Not exactly what I felt like doing in an elegant restaurant. Chicken dish: a leg instead of a breast. Really? Deviled eggs were delicious as was the creme brulee and the fruit crumble with ice cream.
Service: Haughty male server with an attitude of superiority from start to finish. Insisted on reading us the daily specials before bringing us the prix fixed menus we had asked for. Speaking at the pace of an actor in an Aaron Sorkin TV series, especially when coupled with an unfamiliar accent impedes communication. The gap between courses was ridiculously long. We informed the wait staff that we had a play to catch at 7:30 but we still had to ask three times for our dessert course and the check as we watched the time tick away. We arrived at 5:30 and departed at 7:20 and race walked to the show. The only commendable part of the service was the text message sent to inform us that someone in our part had left her umbrella behind. That was most appreciated. This was our first and likely our last trip to Ebbitt Room. We were the ones who highly recommended this restaurant based on its stellar reputation.
I don't know if it's because I have eaten here about 25 times- but I am finding the food overrated, quite expensive and sort of ho hum. Our waitress was quite energetic and had a practiced spiel which I interrupted due to my husband's hard of hearing. I asked her to speak directly to him so he could comprehend the specials. It threw her off. I realize she was trying to engage us both, but he needed the engaging. The swordfish was overcooked and the trout was not in the brown butter as described. It lacked any sauce and had a few capers sprinkled. I used to find the food delectable and interesting. Not anymore. I am ready to try a new restaurant when we visit Cape May.
Having been a customer a few years back, I tried this restaurant again. It could not have been any worse. The evening started with a waiter spilling drinks all over my husbands shoes. The dining area was "updated" whereas they decided to put the lobby piano and bar (which was expanded) into the dining room make it so tight that the waitress had to go out of the dining room and into the foyer to serve the guests at the table of 8 next to us. The food was horrible. The expensive bottle of wine we ordered disappeared and had to be relocated from another table from across the room! I will never return to this restaurant and do not recommend it to others. It is very expensive and you will be disappointed. I quickly learned from other people that the word on the street is this restaurant has earned a bad reputation.
We have stayed at the Virginia many times and always enjoyed an evening in the Ebbitt Room. This time we drove down from ocean county just to have dinner. We honestly did not feel the quality of the meal was up to their usual standards.
Came here for a dinner during our mini moon in Cape May and had an exceptional meal.
We started the evening off with cocktails and then moved to a great bottle of red recommended by our server.
We definitely worked our way through the menu, each course was unbelievable
Mission Fig Toast
Yellow Tail Crudo
Pale Ale Calamari
The perfect place for a nice dinner out or to celebrate!
Lovely place to have a quiet dinner. Although we only had a drink and the lobster Caesar salad, we were treated as though we were experiencing a full course dinner. Jordan, our server, was outgoing, friendly and attentive! It made for a perfect experience. We will be back the next time we are in town.
Our tuna appetizer, mahi, and especially the trout were delicious. As always, the Sticky Toffee Pudding was the best dessert ever!
In the past, the Ebbitt Room was decorated beautifully and the atmosphere was lovely. I still miss the room as it once was. The room was opened to include the bar, it is awful because of the noise level, just too loud and the decor is not pretty any longer.
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