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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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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 (47)
Romantic (42)
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Local Ingredients (31)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Seasonal (17)
Live Music (16)
Authentic (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (8)
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)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Food was terrific but meal was overshadowed by rowdy and loud group at nearby table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2013

The Ebbitt Room is a wonderful restaurant and one of our very favorites in Cape May. Food is excellent and so is the service. The only negative we found was the noise level. It may have been just that there was a particularly noisy group at one of the nearby tables, but it was sometimes difficult for us to hear each other. Don't know if there is anything that can be done to help absorb the noise better (I recognize you certainly cannot expect people not to enjoy themselves!) but it would help. Overall, however, it is a wonderful restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2013

The Ebbitt Room gets better with each experience. We have fallen in love with this restaurant......

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 17, 2013

The setting is charming. Have a cocktail on the porch. Dinner was very good. The room is very noisy and very busy. Our server seemed rushed and there was a bit of a gap between courses. The menu needs an overhaul with more of the farm to table items. The steak for two was delicious. The beet salad and lobster caesar were both overdressed. Try the doughnuts for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 16, 2013

Good food, waitress attentive, piano music excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2013

This is not your typical shore restaurant! The cocktails are large and delicious. The menu is creative and the service is attentive and friendly. Special note: the beet salad and the scallop entrée were to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2013

Best in Cape May because that is where it is located but it truly is one of the best in South Jersey. A destination dining location.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2013

This was our first visit to the Ebbitt Room in three years. However, we have dined there at least a half dozen times over the past 15 years. We always so looked forward to the romantic and elegant atmosphere, the impeccable service and the fabulous food. The restaurant has been remodeled to make room for lots more tables, so the ambience is gone. Now it's just noisy. Our server clearly was encouraging us to order almost as soon as we sat down, making it clear that their goal is to turn the tables as many times as possible during the evening. Although the food was good, it was not memorable. We will not return.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 15, 2013

My wife and I had dinner reservations to your establishment and were very displeased. Our table was not ready for 30 minutes so we decided to eat at the bar. The meal we had was undercooked. Eating at the bat wAs a bad idea. Slow service and very noisy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 15, 2013

The appetizers were wonderful. The entrees, not so much. I ordered the chicken. It was incredibly moist, but also overwhelmingly salty. THEN, the wait to be served vanilla ice cream was the last straw. We have generally found the Ebbitt Room a wonderful destination, but not this trip. It has left us wondering whether we will return after patronizing the restaurant for over 20 years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2013

We have revisited the Ebbitt Room on our annual visit to Cape May and were very pleased. Only one of our choices was disappointing...the fish was overdone. The Risotto, Deviled eggs, creamed spinach and Tuna were all outstanding! We were staying at the Virginia so it was natural choice that was worth the visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2013

Rubbing elbows with co-dinners not my thing. Private conversation? Think again. The service was excellent and we were seated ontime. Special occasions are not recognized, but that's not always a bad thing. For the price, I don't believe the food lives up to it. The Pork Loin, was fabulous, the fish was without taste and over done.

Someone from the kitchen came out and plopped down between us and the table a foot away and proceeded to have a loud conversation. Spoiled the evening and she'd still be there if someone from the kitchen hadn't out come to get her!

I would recommend a different restaurant for a special occasion. On the positive side, drinks on the porch or in some of the sides rooms is a nice experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2013

this is our second visit to the ebbitt room. while it is a pretty restaurant with very good food, we find it to be a bit pricey. if you are familiar with the restaurants in cape may, this is more expensive then the washington inn. i would say it's a special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2013

The food was delicious and unusual. Try the devilled eggs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2013

Have dined here many, many times as the food is excellent but this time will be my last due to noise level making coversation problematic and also the reservation was for 7:45 and they were 30min late with no offer of free drink etc. Poor customer relations. The service was fair, not horrible... the place if dark and reading menu difficult. The dining room is attaraction but crowded. the outside cocktail area the best part of the visit but drinking very pricey.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2013

Have always enjoyed our visits to the Ebbitt Room. Very comfortable lounge with exceptional cocktails and service. Dinner always top-shelf. Had the Rib-eye for two and it was delicious, cooked correctly and presented well. Very attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2013

Rib eye was excellent as well as Lobster Ceaser Salad. Waiter was attentive and knowledgable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2013

We had another wonderful dining experience at the Ebbitt Room this year. The deviled eggs were unique and delicious, halibut was cooked perfectly, and the ricotta doughnuts were a wonderful sweet ending to the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 3, 2013

This was one of the most pleasant dining experiences the we've had in a long long time...It was pure perfection, from the moment we stepped into the sofa lined waiting area, to our quiet candle lit table. Our server Sylvia, was so professional, prompt, and extremely knowledgeable. I felt transformed to another era, where people actually dressed appropriately for dinner. The attire is business casual, which is so much nicer than the flip flop, beer drinking crowd. We love to "dine", and the Ebbit Room is where you dine! I can eat anywhere, but for an unforgettable dining experience, the Ebbit Room will be my number one.There are not enough adjectives to describe how fabulous this restaurant is.....Can not wait to return.......

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Second time dining at the Ebbitt Room and it was just as good as the first. Our waitress was very attentive and waited on our every need. The Lobster Caesar appetizer was a great twist on a traditional salad, with tons of lobster. The duck entrée was one of the best I've had and would highly recommend it to others. Desserts are top notch as well! The dining room is a little cramped so it gets very noisy, but wasn't impossible to hear my table-mates. Bartenders make some great drinks too so be sure to take advantage.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2013

If we make it to Cape May again next year, this restaurant will definitely be one of our stops. The calamari was probably the best I've ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2013

Deciles eggs are amazing! The truffle fries and lobster Caesar are also absolutely delicious! This was one of the best meals my husband and I have ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2013

we keep coming back and it just keeps getting better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 30, 2013

Enjoyed a recent visit to the Ebbitt Room. Jordan made everything seem effortless, a well versed server who knew the menu well.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 29, 2013

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2013

Simply the best restaurant in cape may

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2013

Try the deviled eggs! Each night is a different preparation and they are outstanding. Everything is tasty! We have always had an excellent meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2013

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2013

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2013

excellent food and service but very noisy when full on a Friday night

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2013

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2013

Good food and service, but WAY too noisy. Hard to hear fellow diners, and we were only five people.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2013

Simply put. The best of the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2013

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 21, 2013

Ambiance and food make this the best spot in Cape May for a couple!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 21, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here. I had the crab cakes and he had the filet both were done to perfection. Our server was great too attentive but not overly so. We really enjoyed everything from the appetizers to dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2013

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Set in a Victorian home, with hotel rooms above the dining first floor. Pretty porches surround the dining area. Fresh salad, and scallops for my dinner were excellant. Husbands steak was just average.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 18, 2013

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.

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