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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:
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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
A charming place, inside & out, with welcoming staff, excellent service, comfy seating, wonderful food & drink. Their own farm fresh ingredients make dishes so flavorful - and the blueberry mojito which I ordered. I arrived early for the prefix menu. I was blown away by their very special deviled eggs with unique toppings. Then I chose the flounder which was perfectly cooked & the accompanying zucchini, onions & peas sweet & fresh. It was a hot day so I had a scoop each of hazelnut, pistachio & vanilla ice cream - rich, nutty, refreshing. I loved everything!
Arrived on time for our reservation. Was told we would have to wait about 20 minutes for our table. Had a lovely drink on the front porch. 20 minutes unfortunately turned into 45 minutes.... When we finally sat down we had a lovely dinner but all the waiting left a bad taste in our mouths.
We arrived a bit early for our reservation. After a short wait for a valet to take our car, we were told at the desk that there would be about a ten minute wait for our table. No problem, we'd just have a seat in the lounge. After half an hour (without so much a wave from any of the cocktail waitresses) we were finally seated. The noise level in the dining room would better be described as "cacophonous". After another twenty minutes, our orders were finally taken. The food was good, but it seemed that the components of each entrée weren't working together well. My poached halibut was great, but completely overwhelmed by the olive and bulgar wheat salad. For dessert, the panna cotta had an odd texture and was too sweet to eat.
Wonderful dinner and drinks at the Ebbitt Room. Wow that handsome piano player made the already amazing specialty cocktails even better :) Beautiful and warm atmosphere and fabulous food, farm to table and wonderful attention to details. Great tuna tartare, had the scallops w bacon which were amazing but wish it had been regular wrapped rather than crusted with bacon bits. The flavor was different than real bacon. Ah-mazing filet mingon and all wonderful flavors. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert but will definitely return!
This was our 2nd visit to The Ebbitt Room for dinner. First time was last summer during a stay in Cape May. We enjoyed everything once again. We started our evening at the bar with Leo tending bar. He was very attentive and mixed great drinks. Our waiter, Sergio, was also very attentive; our food was prepared as requested and served timely; beautiful presentation and very tasteful. Our, one and only, complaint is the tables are a bit too close to each other which contributes to the noise level and can be a bit difficult to have a conversation. Otherwise, we look forward to our next visit to Cape May which will include another visit to The Ebbitt Room.
If you're in Cape May and want to indulge yourself and somebody special, the Ebbitt Room is an excellent choice. Excellent service, a classy room, great bartending skills and a menu varied enough and good enough to satisfy anybody. We had the duck breast and Hangar steak with crab cake and although it doesn't sound appetizing, the deviled egg appetizer was fantastic. Do yourself a favor and dress up a little bit because the room is really attractive and you'll appreciate the elegance even more. It is about as pricey as you might expect for an upscale Cape May restaurant, but certainly not unreasonable. The service, ambience, food, and opportunity for a pleasant walk around Cape May afterwards makes this a great stop.
One of the best meals we have ever had was at the Ebbitt Room...the farm to table was definitely noticed...everything was fresh, unique but delicious...since it was a special occasion we went for the Rib Eye for Two...delicious...the only negative thing was that we were looking for a private cozy couples dinner for the Anniversary and there were a lot of kids at 8:15pm....but Cape May is a child friendly town...we just left ours home, so had no desire to eat a beautiful dinner with so much noise...but we moved our table closer to the kitchen, not ideal, but it was quieter!
They even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate!
We were so thrilled with the food, we asked to meet the chef....Bravo Anthony!
My husband is a huge fan of the Ebbitt Room. I enjoy it but I think certain items are overpriced. I chose to have 3 apps- the gazpacho special made from beet, radish and carrot, the oysters Rockefeller and the tuna tartare. The gazpacho was very good, almost like a gourmet, spicy juice, but the price was $15. There was no lobster, crab, cream, butter- I felt it was way too pricey for an in season soup. The menu listed market price- I feel $8 would have been appropriate. The Rockefeller was a bit of a disappointment. The tuna tartare was OUTSTANDING! Totally delish with the watermelon, cilantro and avocado. My husband had the duck and said it was stupendous as well.
We celebrate our anniversary each year at the Ebbitt Room. Very romantic atmosphere and we're welcomed with a glass of champaign. The cheese board pairs well with the great wine selection. From salad to entree to dessert, the food is fabulous & service is excellent. The ingredients are so fresh, the flavor comes alive. If you visit Cape May, make this part of your trip. We plan to return every summer.
What a wonderful dinner experience. Food was fabulous and service was awesome! Gnocchi appetizer is to die for (please keep this on the menu). Could have this for main course! Trio of Deviled Egg appetizer was also fabulous. Quite unique. Our main courses of Steak and Crab Cake and the Filet were amazing. We will definitely return and share with our friends and family. My favorite in Cape May!
My wife and I started with cocktails on the beautiful front porch. We didn't want to go inside! But we were very impressed with the decor, service and food. I had the NY strip and crab cake which was excellent. We shared the meat and cheese platter for an app and that too was excellent. My wife had the rack of lamb which the chef recommends medium rare which was enjoyable but for our tastes would probably get medium. Overall we were very impressed and looking forward to a return trip!
45 minute wait for an appetizer. Another 40 minute wait for our steak dinner dinner which was sent back twice. The steak itself
was not eatable. Although the dining experience was not what we expected, the waiter & hostess could not be more kind.
The manager, as a result did not make us pay for our entire meal as well as the bottle of wine that we ordered.
We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times without any problems. Based on the overall treatment, I would return
& give the restaurant another chance.
This was the best meal I've had in a long time, and I do consider myself to be a food-snob! The food, the service, and the atmosphere -- everything exceeded my expectations! Who knew that a beach town would have sophisticated gourmet dining! Definitely want to go back, this restaurant was the deciding factor in making me fall in love with Cape May! Who doesn't love beach & sun followed by fine dining!?! I'll also note that the live piano music was a great touch and the cocktail menu was very fun!
Food was outstanding. Interior is a bit cramped and it's quite noisy, but the food makes up for the close quarters and noise. .I would have given 5 starts except for that we reserved for 7:15 since 7p was not available and still had to wait 15mins to be seated which delayed us for an after dinner event.
We had a very nice dinner at the Ebbitt Room, we loved the artisanal cheese selection, the Calamari and the Gnocchi appetizers, the steak and cake entrée was also very good. The service was good and attentive but not overbearing. It also has a great ambience from the beautiful front porch to the bar and dining room...the whole place is very charming.
Our last time here was excellent which is why we returned to try this place again.Our food, in general, was good but not outstanding like it was.The mussels appetizer was overcooked and shrunken. The green peas was not properly prepared though properly cooked. The stringy sides of this vegetable was not taken out so much so that they leave a fibrous residue in your mouth. Our main entree was correctly done but less than what it was the last time. It will need a strong push to try this place again.
Tuesday night should not be a night so pressed as to excuse the poor service exhibited. Servers had to be repeatedly called for the simplest things, delays between courses of unexplained and unacknowledged duration and Items billed that were not ordered. A very disappointing evening at an establishment that had been one of my favorites.
Excellent dinners for all 4 in our party in a beautifully appointed dining room. The cheese board appetizer is a delight, as are the desserts. Another plus is the talented pianist who plays requests and adds his personal touch to both standards from the Great American Song Book and more contemporary pieces. Truly the best of the 7 Cape May restaurants we visited this trip.
We celebrated our wedding anniv. with our good friends. The four of us enjoyed the total experience. Recent renovations impressive. All staff very pleasant. Our waiter Vince was special too! Recommend the Devil Eggs appetizer! We ordered two dishes.
My buddy and i both had the Steak & Cake with a side of macaroni and cheese. The Ladies both enjoyed the Flounder entree. Though having reservations, would recommend arriving early (There is valet park.) and enjoying a drink on the front porch or lounge area prior to be seated for dinner.
Servers that hurry you along and have to read the details about dishes from their book, plus things like creased and tossled table covers. We had sparkling water and literally had to stop someone from refilling us with tap water 4 times. We also ran out of drinks, even water, we literally left thirsty. Wait staff did not really personalize their tables and pushed for tables to hurry along. At the end we waited at least 5 minutes for a check with empty plates (and only 3 total tables had patrons).
Food was good, not great, service was that of a Fridays.
Overpriced given the experience.
Every time I visit Cape May this is a must stop, the excellence of the food is totally great!! Service too very good...the only down fall for me is the wine list, I am not into California wines, but I know the majority of the dinners around Cape May is what they like, so I guess it works for them...I had a Halibut dish, it was a nice combination and very enjoyable..
Their Bar is very nice as they lounge area for cocktails is very nice, very enjoyable just to sit around enjoying a cocktail and listening to the piano playing...A very nice place to go to on the Cape, and good for those looking for excellency...
Will go back again...
Shoes over sandals for our meal at the upscale, recently renovated Ebbitts Room in the Virginia Hotel in Cape May (NJ). We shared tuna tartar and a lightly seasoned calamari which began the meal with high promise of things to come. My bride chose the local flounder–nicely breaded and seasoned and not swimming in butter and I was again seduced by duck and was not disappointed with numerous medium rare medallions accompanied by tasty local vegetables. Cost was about as expected for a fine dinner though the wines were pricey (none listed from any of the nearby Cape May wineries–which says something of development there) at $11/per for imported Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec. A large party and a dissonant jazz piano cut into our conversation.
It has been several years since my husband and I dined at the Ebbitt Room. We previously thought it good but forgettable and a touch stuffy. However, we were delighted at the new iteration of the restaurant: the decor was warm and modern; the food well-presented with complex, deep flavors and appropriate portions (the restaurant did not suffer from the oft-found confusion of quality with quantity); the service was attentive without being obtrusive. Our only complaint is that there was only one portion of the delicious curry-flavored deviled eggs!
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