Union Park

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Across from the ocean, this elegant dining room serves classic American food with a special touch. Union Park Dining Room received New Jersey Monthly Magazine 2005 thru 2018 Critics Choice Award as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey. Working his magic behind the scenes, chef John Schatz has overseen the kitchens of some sophisticated eateries in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, including the former Maureen's in Cape May. The large, spacious dining rooms with their fireplaces, cherry & mahogany furniture & antique fixtures are romance personified. Settle in for a memorable meal. Open Table Diner's Choice Award 2010-2018 Private dining rooms available from 8 to 80 guests. Banquet Facilities: Located in the historic Hotel Macomber, union park dining room is available for both casual & elegant parties, receptions, special occasion dinners or complete weddings. Our facility can host groups up to 130 people, depending on the type of reception you desire.

Specials

Early Bird 3 course/ $39 Prix-Fixe!!!

3 course prix-fixe 5pm-6pm / $39 per person offered daily

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 27, 2019

Ends: April 28, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:00PM

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J
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Either Cape May‘s best restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Cape May. Cape May is a Mecca for fine dining, and Union Park is at the top. Excellent, creative dishes and knowledgeable and attentive service.We have been here many times, and the food is consistently first rate. Even if you don’t like the ocean, come to Cape May for Union Park and it’s other fine restaurants.

JS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and great service, the restaurant is just a bit outdated.

MK
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant needs some repairs. I was seated on side porch and chair cushion had huge tear. Bathroom also needs some repairs. I have been here several times and never noticed this before. They have never once honored my seating request. The food is exceptional though

A
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual our service was impeccable , Shirley was truly attentive.
Our dinner was delicious and of great value . Highly recommend .

R
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for the early price fixe and decided on the lobster tail while my husband had the filet mignon cooked to perfection! Our waiter, Paul, was outstanding, knowledgeable and always ready to serve us. We highly recommend Union Park, thank you John Shatz.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite spot! Love the prefix menu! Everything I tried I loved.

TT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have had dinner at Union Park. It was wonderful. We had another couple with us and they enjoyed it as much as we did. The food was fabulous. The room is so tasteful and elegant. Our service was wonderful. It was just a wonderful experience! Highly recommend. We did the early bird and the value is amazing!

JR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

S
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst restaurant in Cape May, and one of the worst we have ever been to. Rugs smell. Place is dirty and dingy. Waitstaff and hostesses are glum, unfriendly, uninterested and rude. We should have turned around and walked out as soon as we walked in and smelled the filth. But we gave it a try and couldn’t wait to leave. Washington Inn and Peter Shields are far far far superior and same price point! Steer clear of this place.

F
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

It was a busy night considering it was after season but the service was quite slow. I have not experienced this in the past. I was disappointed as we were treating guests from out of town. Hopefully this was a fluke!

DG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I expected reasonable sized portions and better quality given the price. The only thing that was excellent was the service.

MG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the nicest restaurant in Cape May, and perhaps the nicest on the Jersey Shore. It's rare to find fine dining at the shore, and Union Park earns the grade. Here's what we like about it:

-Excellent menu with a broad variety of choices
-Professional wait staff. Unlike other restaurants, they have real pros rather than college kids without experience
-Nice ambiance, with he right level of sound. Not whisper quiet, but not loud and noisy. Who ever designed the dining room did an excellent job with noise dampening
-Fair prices. It's not cheap, but it's in the reasonable range for fine dining.
-Vegetarian entrees: a member of our party is a vegetarian and was pleased to find a vegetarian entree on the menu. This is fairly rare in a seafood and steak shore town.

We've been to this restaurant three times over the past three years. It has been consistently excellent.

JJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In a town of dependably good restaurants our family always goes to Union Park. Last Saturday was our first experience with the fixed price dinners. Great value.

BK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere...nice presentation.....
delicious food...byob....great service...

Only recommodation....make sure all food is served HOT....😍

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints. We had a great dinner. The tuna special was fantastic. I can’t say enough about it.

As for service one never wants for anything. All the staff is extremely attentive and your water glass never gets half empty.

Shirley was on top of our every need.

We highly recommend dining here!

TT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent byob. Casual but elegant dining. Price is good too

B
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a repeat visit for the prix fix early bird dinner which was enjoyed just as the first time - we were able to be served and also joked with our favorite waiter dimitri who remembered what we had ordered previously (which was a 2 month time span) -very flattering ! we started with the crab cakes as before-then the entrees were the boneless short ribs as before capped with a chocolate dessert that melted in your mouth ! as before the dining experience was spaced to perfection and we were able to sit outside to enjoy the still nice weather ! - also while sipping our favorite wine !! in closing another "wonderful day in the park"

JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Excellent service, attentive without being intrusive.
We were a party of six and the quiet ambiance allowed conversation easily.
Overall, a great experience.

D
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every time we are in Cape May and are never disappointed. Had the prix fixe last night....delicious!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a nice late summer weekend and great night to eat outside in Cape May. Our server was fun and the food was fantastic. Tuna serving was much larger than the salmon but despite the size discrepancy they were both prepared perfectly. Nice oysters, soup and creme brûlé too. Delicious.

VD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A joyous evening. Food was amazing. Fresh and local. We were four people and were eating off of each other’s plates.This is cuisine not just food. Light, complex and flavorful. From the local Oysters( Sweet Amalia) to the fresh made in-house deserts. Nice wine list. Amazing,happy and efficient wait staff, who made us feel like we were highly valued customers. We were so excited by the food that we asked to meet the chef. Chef Jason came out and thrilled us further with stories behind the dishes and the ingredients. Such a low key, romantic place. Had drinks and listened to the piano player afterwards. Great evening.

CK
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the finest restaurants in a town that has many good ones. Very classy, with outstanding food.
Plus, it's a BYO. Highly recommended.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely and delicious dinner outside on the patio with a view of the ocean!

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fine dining restaurant we ate @ during our 3 night stay in Cape May, NJ! Waiter (Bill) was excellent in explaining dinner specials & was very attentive & friendly! Highly recommend this restaurant! We heard Restaurant chef has been with hotel for 15 years! We ate here a few years ago & service & food always excellent!

EL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Very pleasant on the porch. Very good service. A favorite.

JV
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was well above average. The portions of the appetizers are on the small side. The presentation was excellent. A vegetable side is cheap, add a portion to each entree. Bread is a small detail but details matter. A better bread choice would help. The coffee was excellent. You can’t go wrong with this place.

C
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I would definitely go back again.

KR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hello,

We are local residents and truly enjoyed sitting outside. There are limited vegetarian options and the shrimp was salty. We enjoyed the ambiance but was deeply disappointed when we suddenly smelled cigar smoke. We learned this is allowed which is problematic for non smokers. We support our local restaurants yet unsure if we will return.

Respectfully,

Drs. Roberts

OT
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good but not outstanding. Service was great. A bit over priced.

W
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was overpriced and not prepared as requested

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Our waiter was ok. Long wait in between services such as getting our order, providing dessert menu, taking our dessert order, waiting for our check, getting our bill after providing the credit card...how long does it take to run the card? The woman who provided the water and cleaning up the tables were great. She was always working constantly, filling our water or clearing the tables. I hope part of the tip we gave goes to her as well because she deserves more than 50% of the tip compared to the waiter we had.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were blown away with this restaurant. The atmosphere was elegant, the staff was extremely polite and the food was perfect. Honestly, I can't think of a single part of this experience that was not great. This dinner made our entire evening and weekend worth it. I would absolutely reccomend this restaurant to anyone.

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service..did feel a little rush to turn the table especially if you order price-fixed

DR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere, and decor. Very good wait staff, attentive, knowledgeable of menu and food preparation. Food selections were excellent pairings and something for almost every taste. Pricing was good for what was offered.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think more people are familiar with Peter Shields but Union Park is every bit as good if not better for an upscale meal in Cape May

ER
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food is top quality. Service is refined.

MM
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first visit and it didn't disappoint. We love the fact that this is a BYOB restaurant with no cork fee. We take advantage of their well priced Pre fixe menu. The service was excellent and you were not made to feel any less special because you were eating off the "special menu", This will be a regular dinner spot every time we come to Cape May.

J
Philadelphia
390 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational! Unexpected elegance and superior cuisine at the shore. Beautiful dining room and perfect service! What more could you ask for?!

r
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal sat in the library and had great service great place

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