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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:
Open daily for dinner.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
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Romantic (48)
Local Ingredients (40)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Cozy (32)
Worth the Drive (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Seasonal (16)
Live Music (15)
Authentic (10)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Organic (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The cheese platter was great. Would have it again. Main dishes where good. Needed to yell across table to talk to each other. Very noisy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food. Fantastic place. The cocktails hearken back to a bygone era. High quality ingredients in everything served. And the ambiance is unmatched--cozy yet elegant. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 2 days ago

Lively restaurant with great food, cocktails and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Server named Jeremy was terrific. Rib eye steak was cooked to perfection, scallops were squishy probably should have been cooked a tad longer. Tables are so close together, tight seating. With the noise level, could barely hear my wife speak. I have been here in summer before.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was outstanding, so many wonderful flavors. Our server was very good and the host was charming. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I was a bit underwhelmed. And I wanted to love it and go back again. The bar IN the dining room is a deal breaker.
Scallops were good. Not outstanding.
Pork chop was good. Short pour on the glass of wine. Bread basket was yummy and toasty warm. Glad we tried it. Probably will go elsewhere next time. Sorry!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We dined at the EBBIT Room for our Anniversary. It was wonderful! The food, service and ambiance were all top notch!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Christmas Parade and then dinner. Very festive!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic night. Service, Food & Atmosphere came together for a fun evening, Seating is close and we struck up a nice conversation with the couple next to us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, People Watching, Live Music, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Excellent server April. Food delicious. Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The atmosphere, food, service, staff were all excellent. The only negative is the noise level. A little softening to the ceilings and walls would reduce the noise level significantly. If you like casual conversation this is not for you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We did early bird and 3 course was delicious! Great value! Beautifully decorated for Christmas ! Gorgeous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We dined there the other night. Is it very comfortable atmosphere. The service was good, the food was good but I did not feel that the prices matched the food served. I have no complaints about the quality of the food however, if you were going to charge $50 for a steak, There better be some wow factor involved. The steak was good but there was no wow factor. The wine list was OK. Not too many international wines mostly domestic. Prices were a bit pricey.

I would dine there again. But might be more observant on the prices.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were in Cape May for the holiday festivities. We stayed at the Virginia Hotel and had dinner at the Ebbitt Room. Our dinner was excellent. Drinks were very good. The only negatives were that it was extremely noisy and I had trouble hearing my husband at times. This could be due to the fact that the bar is connected to the dining room. We were slightly disappointed that there weren't more options for dinner and dessert. Other than that, we would highly recommend the Ebbitt Room.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We found the portions to be extrordanarily small considering the price. We are used to paying for gormet food, however some corses were hardly gormet. The lobster salad appetizer ($16) was very small and could hardly find any lobster in it and they were tiny bits. My husbands truffle pasta appetizer was delicious but barely a forkfull. His sea bass was like soup. My tenderloin and crab cake were good gratefully. It was $48 and should be good. Pear cranberry crisp had no cranberries in it and was not crisp at all and the flourless cake tasted like a brownie. Very disappointing!

Theresa Fiore

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was perfect. I had steak and cake and the steak was tender and juicy. The crab cake was flavorful and almos all crab. My daughter had the duck and it was scrumptious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Unfortunately we did have a few hiccups with dinner, but overall the experience was fine.
The salad I ordered ( a special) was way to sugary. It needed a counter balance such as a lemon vinaigrette. Both entrees were very good.... Scallop dish and the chicken dish... We received the wrong dessert or so they said. They wound up giving us coffee and dessert on the house.
We would however go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the Ebbitt Room. The beautiful atmosphere and delicious food made the evening very pleasant. The waitress was fabulous -friendly and attentive bringing our food promptly and filling our glasses as needed. The menu, while not extensive, does have a nice variety of entrees (quality vs quantity). The salads, appetizers and entrees are freshly prepared with wonderful accompaniments. The wine list is quite nice, a wonderful feature at the Ebbitt Room. The location is close the Washington Street Pedestrian Mall so it's close enough to stroll either before or after dinner (check the hours during the winter months). The Ebbitt Room is located in The Virginia Hotel which is a wonderful place to spend the night - fluffy pillows and duvets make for a comfortable night. Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasion dinners as well as just a nice night out with your date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Although we had to wait 30-45 minutes past our reservation time, it was well worth the wait. Had a pre-dinner cocktail, pear martini, that was very tasty. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. The wine selection was incredible. We had Zorzal, a complex Malbec with a nice finish. The service was excellent and we had live music throughout our meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Theresa is the jam !

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

They offered us a free drink for my birthday. The service and food and atmosphere made it especially special!!!! Will be going back! On my favorite list for restaurants

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time for Thanksgiving (early) dinner. Chose the turkey entree + wine tasting option. - Turkey was outstanding in flavor and preparation. Wines chosen were well suited for the 3 courses. Service was attentive, restaurant crowd not intrusive. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My husband and I did the early dining option which included 3 courses for $35 a person. He did not like his calamari but didn't want to complain and the waiter noticed that he was not really eating it and insisted on bringing him a salad instead, which was excellent. All of our other courses were really great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is an upscale spot, which offers good food and drink. The service was what you would except from an upscale restaurant - attentive but not overly solicitous. The restaurant is part of the Virginia Hotel and the décor is a bit dated and stale. Perhaps it was the off season, but the atmosphere was very muted. I think that a Friday or Saturday night crowd would have been a little more lively.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We eat here every year and have always had a perfect experience. One of our favorite places to eat! You have to order the chef's special deviled eggs, just the best!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food, very well prepared, top notch service, knowledgeable servers, pricey but worth it. Great for special occasion

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was very innovative and well prepared. The noise level was unbelievably loud which mad it impossible talk. The service was OK but for the prices charged should have been better, perhaps more of a team approach.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Highly recommend

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best overall dining experience in Cape May.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. My first time here and will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our food was excellent and fresh. The early dining menu was well worth it for that price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Haven't been to the Ebbitt Room in a while since,with its prices,it really is a splurge. But,my friend and I took the opportunity to go for Restaurant Weekend and,even though,it was a hectic scene-especially being seated near the servers' entrance to the kitchen area-it was great. I appreciated the fact that they offered several offerings for each course,and did not skimp on the serving size. Even the wines by the glass were reasonably priced. The food was very good; the staff was efficient and pleasant; and the atmosphere was fine considering it was Restaurant Weekend...and Saturday night at that!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was just ok, Curtis is going to step it up a bit in the chef department if he hopes to keep up with the other great chefs in Cape May. Way way way to noisy

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the exquiste taste of our steaks and salads especially. Presentation was beautiful! The service was 5 star as was the hospitality of everyone. It was our third time visiting The Cape but first time in the Ebbitt Room. Would highly recommend!

JeanP

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Expected better, Bar crowd noisy and food was just ok

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It is always a real pleasure dining at the Ebbitt Room.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Overall elegance.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent restaurant with a creative menu and exceptional service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Organic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful dining experience..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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