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Petunia, Middle Township, NJ

Petunia

4.6
4.6
151 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Located in the heart of historic Cape May Court House, Petunia is one of many boutique BYOB’s in the Kara Restaurant Group collection. Since March of 2023, this eatery has been serving up delicious European cuisine with an emphasis on comforting pasta dishes and house-made desserts.

BYOB | Cash & Credit Accepted | Smart Casual

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 778-2671
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Pasta for Two

    $42.50 per person

    Feb 7 - Apr 3, 2024
    Treat yourself to a mid-week night out. Wednesday nights at Petunia, we will be offering our Pasta for Two menu. The perfect way to spend date night, or to catch up with an old friend. $85 per couple (not including tax/gratuity) includes soda, tea, or coffee. -Course One- | to share | Truffle B&B -Course Two- | choose one each | Spaghetti & Meatballs Shrimp Carbonara Pappardelle Gnocchi Gorgonzola -Course Three- | to share | Tiramisu Creme Brulee
    Pasta for Two Photo

What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Service

  • New Jersey

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey

    Romantic

  • Cape May

    Best Service

  • Cape May

    Best Ambiance

  • Cape May

    Innovative

  • Cape May

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cape May

    Romantic

151 Reviews
  1. ChristineS

    Atlantic City

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best beef carpaccio I ever ate. My husband had the pear salad and he loved it. Icelandic cod dish and Amatriciano pasta dishes were outstanding as well as the strawberry cheesecake! We will be returning to get more of these great dishes! Keep up the great cooking!

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  2. blackcherryoldfashion

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to try Penunia because of a strong recommendation by good friends who are also frequent restaurant diner’s. We were not disappointed. A warm welcome and prompt seating by our server Misty. Very comfortable intimate atmosphere. We enjoyed dining at our pace with no pressure. Our sheared pear and wilted romaine salad was a step away and up from the usual Caesar. Entrees were very good. We will come back.

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  3. MichaelM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a small storefront BYOB restaurant. The food is very well prepared, plated and delicious. The service was excellent with a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was really excited for valentines fixed menu dinner. But was very disappointed apps were ok entries were not good filet was most likely par cooked no crust at all tasted like roast beef. And the stuffed pork was dry. Desserts creme Brule was supposedly home made but was watery but the tiramisu was amazing

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  5. CarrieG

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Great food and atmosphere! Service is amazing .

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  6. NatalieT

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I truly hate to give this anything other than 5 stars because I heard rave reviews and wanted to love it but sadly we did not. The gnocchi appetizer was very good, small but good. The other issue was we couldn’t tell what was garlic clove’s vs what was gnocchi but very tasty. The entree’s were ok. My pasta dish came out basically cold. It was bland as well - I was told it was spicy when I ordered but I had literally no spice and cold! I didn’t say anything but it was disappointing. My friends both got the cod - it also was bland - everything needed salt and pepper.

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  7. SallyT

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, fast service. Our waitress Misty was excellent . Omg the truffle bread was so good. Large portions well worth it. Definitely will go back . It's a must try.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for the first time after numerous recommends and it did not disappoint! I went to celebrate a friends birthday and it ended up being pasta night! We all got pasta and shared the different dishes. It was outstanding and everyone left with tons of leftovers! The atmosphere and price point were exceptional. Even the chef came out to ask us how our meal was and her feedback on the new rolls, which were hot and crispy served with truffle butter, roasted whole garlic and fresh tomatoes ! I can’t wait to go back!

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  9. ScottJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Petunia has a wonderful feel that you experience as soon as you walk through the door. The lighting is low and romantic, the ambience is warm, classical, midnight green, the presentation and taste of the food, for us, kept getting better and better. The service is friendly, gracious, helpful. Heartily recommend.

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  10. david

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. Food was prepared fresh.

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  11. SharonC

    Atlantic City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding, very attentive. We ordered the bread and truffle butter and it was delicious be aware it is a very large portion. We took a least half of it home. The carpaccio and the goat cheese appetizers were excellent. We had pasta main courses that were also large portions and delicious. My husband enjoyed a nice espresso and we both had desserts. We will certainly be back.

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  12. tomj

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food and service is excellent and it is byo so very good value. it is small so with limited tables.

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  13. Probowlery

    Atlantic City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Caesar salad I ever had. Not a large menu but the food is very good. I love having bread with my drink so it is always disappointing to me when you have to pay for it

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  14. Pearlyb

    Atlantic City

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, cozy vibe. I thought the prices were a bit high for the pasta dishes. That’s why I only gave 4 stars.

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  15. Tequilagirl2

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was excellent. Great service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time there. We loved it so much the first time that we brought friends back! Noel is great!! The food is excellent! Highly recommend!

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  17. RPSJr

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to believe this gourmet restaurant experience is in Cape May Court House. A real gem.

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  18. MickeyC

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy we gave it another try after being dissatisfied in the summer. Everything was much better now…good and service were excellent.

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  19. ChrisF

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite dinner spot with very good Italian selection in Court House. We will be back here again. Was a wonderful dinner.

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  20. Foodie56

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We totally enjoyed everything we ate. I am a most discerning foodie and for me to have this level of satisfaction speaks volumes! The food came out well timed and the chef came to us many times to speak to us . Wow! What an excellent night!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Petunia is perfect! This cozy Mediterranean cuisine restaurant is a gem. Located in downtown Cape May Court House This byob is a date night must. We loved the music, the food and the personalized service. Our dinner, dessert and coffee were absolutely one of the best meals ever. Make a reservation today.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an AMAZING experience at Petunia! Food was a 10! Service was a 10! Music was perfect! Noelle and Peter are wonderful!!! We can’t wait to go back!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Learned of this restaurant from the podcast restaurant punked! I was drawn to the homemade pastas. Our food was so delicious. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Would absolutely recommend and plan to go back. One thing I would recommend is having a half portion of the bread! It looked amazing but a lot for two people.

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  24. CarrieG

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner ! The food is delicious. We love it there!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal & experience at petunia! Our server Noelle gave thoughtful suggestions and excellent service. The caramel apple affogato they had on special was unreal. 10/10 will be going back soon!

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  26. StephanieH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All I can say is wow!! The food, service, and atmosphere are all top notch!! Before dining at Petunia, I balked at the price, but it is definitely worth every penny. I can’t wait to go back!

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  27. WILLIAMM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    For a restaurant that has such a limited menu, and you have to be BYOB, their prices been very high, won't be going there again that's for sure. The pasta, which they only gave you two selections of, I had spaghetti and asked for it to be cooked aldente, it was mushy and pasty. The meatballs were hard, they hardly had any gravy on them and for the guests we brought there that had the beef tenderloin, you could only get it cooked one way, which was ridiculous. The prices for the many restaurants that we have eaten at throughout Cape May county, are the highest we've paid. I asked the server for a spoon to twist my spaghetti in, and she never came back, she also never checked to see how we like the food, so... This place was awful!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All dishes are fresh and wonderfully created. Hard to find upscale pasta at the shore so if that’s what you desire, Petunia is your place.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent , the service is wonderful & the restaurant is charming

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner… Noelle and Peter put so much care and effort in to Petunias. All of the food was phenomenal and service was just as impressive. A truly wonderful dining experience- highly recommended.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and atmosphere. The food was fantastic! We will definitely dine here again

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  32. TomD

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As previous posts have commented, Noelle runs the place and as such provides great insight into the menu and the operation. And best of all, she’s a local SIC girl.

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  33. NadiaG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Completely unexpected. Excellent job

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  34. lpatt

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liz was our waitress and she was awesome, the food was so good, we had a great experience and will return!

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  35. RoFo

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, we really enjoyed our first time at Petunia! The service was very good and the food was excellent, except it could have been a lot hotter. The mashed potatoes were lukewarm. The flavor of my steak was absolutely excellent but it, too, could have been hotter. My spouse's cod was the only thing that was hot, and she said it was excellent! Finally, it was a bit chilly in the restaurant. Having said all this, we will be back!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Foodieluv

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and food were exceptional. Our server was FANTASTIC and gave great recommendations. We will be back for sure!

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  37. Sher

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very intimate dining, with wonderful ambience and service. All of the food choices very very good and we’re even appealing to look at!

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  38. Beautiful

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We looked forward to our dinner at Petunia and we were not disappointed. Noelle greeted us at the door and made sure our experience was outstanding. The food was five star lick your plate delicious. The salad and entree were packed with flavor. We also had the limoncello cake and coffee which was a perfect finish. If you’re looking for a special dining experience in an intimate setting this is for you. A special restaurant in Cape May Court House. Make a reservation!

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  39. CN12345

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we tried was amazing. Noel was so warm, welcoming and passionate and gave us the best recommendations. All of the pastas were homemade and so delicious. We will definitely be coming back regularly.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, highly recommend Petunia. Enjoyed my Pappardelle and my husband loved his Cod. App was insanely good (goat cheese - yummy bread. Dessert - oh my gosh… the chocolate stuffed pastry and Tiramisu…. Just perfect.

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FAQs

Petunia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 778-2671.

Petunia is rated 4.6 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Petunia

3 Mechanic St, Middle Township, NJ 08210-2221

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mechanic Street & Main Street (Route 9)
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May Court House
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking, Takeout
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