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Ebbitt Room

1948 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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(609) 884-5700
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Business Casual
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Cross street
Carpenter's & Beach Drive
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Live Jazz Fri & Sat
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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went here while on a holiday weekend get-a-way. The entire experience was lovely -from the cocktail at the bar to the romantic and delicious dinner with amazing wine! The noise level did make it hard to hear at first but with the 8pm seating it quieted down as most ppl left. The atmosphere and ambience in this cute B&B restaurant was so special has me wanting to stay at the Virginia on my next Cape Map stay.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our food was excellent! We loved our waiter he was very helpful when it came to deciding what food we should choose. Service was fast and we did not feel rushed to leave the restaurant once we finished our meal.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food is good but the value is not equal. A dozen oysters for $40? Ridiculous. And it doesn’t say that on the menu. $36 for an entree of 4 scallops as well. Like I said, good food but not worth the price.

vipLovelylg (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Ebbitt Room is the best in Cape May!!! We love Leo, the bartender, he makes amazing cocktails. He makes my favorite cosmo in Cape May!! The dining room is beautiful and I love the piano in the background. We love Paul, my favorite pianist. Dinner was amazing. Just made another reservation to come back in two weeks. Patrick , the manager goes above and beyond to make sure your experience at the Ebbitt Room is exceptional. Thank u for a perfect night.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Ebbitt Room is always a great experience! If you are lucky enough to get a seat at the small bar you're very lucky! The drinks are great, atmosphere wonderful and food delicious. I either get seafood or the chefs vegetarian. The vegetarian dish is always delicious and not an afterthought. My husband had the char and it was delicious . Desserts are also nice. My only complaint is that the coffee this last visit was only warm.

Lensan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner! Perfect venue for this special occasion. Food was excellent and artfully presented. This special 4 course dinner provided ample choices to please most of not all palates. Looking forward to next special dining experience at this restaurant and B&B.

Mprin42yahoocom (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a good place to dine. A bit pricy, tables are close and the noise level is very high. Service is always very good. The piano bar is exceptional for drinks.
All in all avery good place for the area.

vipAppetitetogo (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Their $ 35 pre fixe menu is absolutely worth it. Service is always spot on.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great for a special occasion, on the expensive side.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Cheese board was wonderful. Surprised at how loud it was, very hard to talk. Service was great

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Appetizers and main dishes were very good, ice cream was disappointing. The room was very noisy and we couldn’t hold a conversation across the table.

Barb (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food, the service, and the ambience was great! The deviled eggs and oysters were amazing. For entrees, I had the scallops with a side of brussel sprouts. My husband had the pork shank and a side of lobster mac & cheese (loaded with lobster!).

ScottieWils (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Not my first or even second time here and for good reason. The Ebbitt Room is a favorite and a stop we look forward to going to when staying at The Virginia House. Atmosphere is cozy and quaint with low lighting and quite conversation. The piano player on Friday and Saturday nights is the prefect compliment to the ambiance of the room.
The wine list isn't extensive or overcomplicated, but just right and paired perfectly for the meals served. Handcrafted cocktails are done with a level of sophistication not seen everyday anymore. As with the wine the beer selection is just right.
The meals prepared never disappoint and there is something for every palate. My particular favorite is the Tuna Tar-Tar. Served rare you will be greatly surprised. Obviously being a beach Hotel and Restaurant there is heavy bias tword the seafood selections, but you would be limiting yourself if you didn't order one of the meat selections.
Not to limit this to just The Ebbitt Room our stay in The Virginia House is something we look forward to every year. A constant favorite with cozy intimate rooms that just add to the allure of The Ebbitt Room.
I couldn't think of recommending any other Hotel and Restaurant in Cape May.
I am counting down the days until our next trip back.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to celebrate our anniversary and said that in making our table reservation. No one at the restaurant acknowledged our anniversary. This was a little disappointing. Good food, but rather pricey.

ChrisC (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good not great but very loud. Had to just about shout to my wife to be heard. Piano play was excellent in bar area.