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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat that special someone in your life to a 4-course, farm-to-table dinner this Valentines Day at the Ebbitt Room! Join us for Chef Jason Hanin's incredible creations, such as Wagyu Skirt Steak with Bacon-Potato Gratin, and Yellow Fin Tuna with Foie Gras and Black Truffle Jus. See you there!

Ebbitt Room Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Notable Wine List (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Seasonal (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Live Music (15)
Authentic (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Organic (6)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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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.

Tags: Romantic
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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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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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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 (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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2013

Simply put. The best of the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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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!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 16, 2013

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2013

The food was very good. However, the noise level left a little to be desired.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 12, 2013

The food was great and the personnel were top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 5, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 4, 2013

This was our second time to the Ebbit Room. The food was excellent. Our server however, did not speak English well and it was very difficult to understand her. She was unable to explain the specials.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 3, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 2, 2013

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 29, 2013

The Ebbitt Room serves the best Manhatten you will ever have! The rack of lamb was superb, best I have ever eaten.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2013

The servers, the atmosphere and the food were all excellent. Fresh veggies and seafood prepared pefectly! Helen at the intimate bar makes a great sazerac!

Definitely will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 27, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 26, 2013

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 26, 2013

Thos was our second visit to the Ebbitt Room and it did not dissapoint. Food was absolutely amazing. Four of us had four differnt meals and all were amazing! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2013

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...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 22, 2013

Everything was excellent. Portion sizes were good, not too much and not too little. Quality was top notch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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