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Union Park, Cape May, NJ
Union Park, Cape May, NJ
Union Park, Cape May, NJ
Union Park, Cape May, NJ
Union Park, Cape May, NJ

Union Park

4.7
4.7
3794 Reviews
$50 and over
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 2010-2020
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 des

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-8811
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John Schatz
  • Catering
    Private dining rooms available from 8 to 45 guests. Please call (609) 884-8811 for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining available for groups of 8 to 45 persons in one of our three intimate private dining rooms or the outside verandah. Special menus available upon request. Complete buyouts for the entire restaurant are available for groups for up to 135 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bob Dimitrov: (609) 884-8811
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May
  • Cross street
    Howard Street
  • Parking details
    on street only
  • Public transit
    n/a
  • Entertainment
    n/a
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,794 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey

    Romantic

  • New Jersey

    Good for special occasions

  • Cape May

    Best Ambiance

  • Cape May

    Romantic

  • Cape May

    Good for special occasions

3,794 Reviews
  1. MicheleS

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant dining with magnificent food and excellent service.

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  2. Tequilagirl2

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated New Years. Great service and excellent food.

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  3. ShaunaL

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were very good! Will definitely come back and try the regular menu as we had a fixed menu for NYE!! Spacing of the courses was very good and we did not feel rushed at all!

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  4. JaniceB

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 7 on New Years Eve and we all had an amazing time. The food was incredible! We had a four course dinner with a few choices for each course and were blown away with how good everything was. Our waitress was so sweet and pleasant and the restaurant was cozy and beautifull. Great way to start off the New Year!

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  5. VeronicaG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful fine dining experience. Food and presentation were top of the line. All four courses were delicious and well appointed. Service was impeccable with attention to the table throughout the evening. Had a relaxing evening with every course being spaced appropriately. Never disappointed when dining at Union Park.

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  6. MichaelG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful New Year celebration dinner. Our waiter Martin was excellent. He expressed a " Welcome back" as we discussed we had our reception at Union Park thirteen years ago and come back every year for various traditions. Union Park does not disappoint. Food is always amazing. This year I loved the Foie Gras. My husband loved the lobster tails. They never disappoint.

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  7. cmcj

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very lovely ambience and the food is always good but the portions were smaller and prices higher. I cannot give this restaurant a 5 star recommendation for this reason. In addition, charging $5 for a bread basket for 4 measly pieces of bread that wasn't exactly fresh is a disgrace.

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  8. Bill

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food. Staff excellent, great atmosphere.

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  9. barbA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars only because there isn't a 6th star!!! We both had the 7 oz lamb loin special that was knocked-it-out-of-the-park delicious. Service was outstanding. Highly highly recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner! The service was great and the food was fabulous!

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  11. yumyum3

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Thanksgiving PrixFix dinner offered many different options. We started with a scallop and crab cake appetizers followed by duck and filet entrees. Deserts were typical but still very good-ice cream and pumpkin cheesecake. All dishes were presented beautifully. We forgot to bring a bottle of wine but were able to purchase a Cape May wine (Syrah) that we had tasted the day before and liked. Of course, there was a markup on the wine-so BYOB! Service was friendly and very efficient. Only complaint was the bread basket-the breads were dry and not warm which might have helped. The butter was cold and hard. Some small simple fixes and it would have been perfect. Still, would recommend for a nice dinner out.

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  12. Cola

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed everything about our dining experience. Very relaxing, well paced and excellent service. The special menu had varied choices from a traditional turkey dinner fish, duck and several beef entrees. Crab cake and tuna tartar first courses were very good. mignon was cooked to doneness as ordered. Pumpkin cheesecake was a spin on the usual slice. More tart-like. Very good. Coffee was hot and fresh. We appreciated and enjoyed the atmosphere. Table spacing was very comfortable. Union Park does it right.

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  13. JoanA

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Thanksgiving. The restaurant was lovely and our server Shirley was great. Appetizers and desserts were very good. However I ordered the filet mignon medium rare and I had to send back because it was well done. The replacement was well done also, but I didn’t want to wait. My husband said the turkey dinner was very good. They did take my dinner off the check.

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  14. LAmerucan

    New Orleans

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ! Have eaten here five or six times . This is the second time on Thanksgiving with a group of four including one toddler . Everything was great we had a variety of appetizers : tuna Tatar , crab cake and cheese and tomato . We shared and everyone liked all . We had lobster and turkey for dinner . Also excellent. The deserts were great too . The service and of course setting fantastic too

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  15. EdwardS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice presentation fresh ingredients fun time. Good way to spend Thanksgiving.

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  16. EmilyA

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and service was exceptional! We always have a nice time dining at Union Park.

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  17. JLish

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! We have never been disappointed by the service or food .

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  18. Suzi

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Thanksgiving dinner at Union Park was exceptional! Ron was our server and always the best. We both had the lobster tails. The apple cobbler was sensational. We took home no leftovers!

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  19. LindaB

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After becoming Vegan , we have had difficulty finding restaurant options that were creative and delicious ! This was an outstanding dish with both ! Thank you for a wonderful evening !

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  20. MaryjoB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tanner was wonderful. Our waitress Shirley was very attentive. It was a pretty quiet Friday night November, but the food was fabulous as always. Last time I was here was July and it was packed with food. Food was just as good. 

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  21. SLfromCM

    Atlanta Metro

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in Cape May and took an out-of-town guest to Union Park. It did not disappoint. The food was superb and the service was first-class, as always. It has a peaceful vibe that was exactly what we were looking for.

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  22. SusanC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Our waiter Martin was very welcoming and attentive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic. Food quality, presentation and service are consistently excellent. Highly recommend for fine dining in Cape May

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  24. Kazie

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the minute we walked in till the minute we left everything was perfect. Our waitress was delightful and personable. We shared the beet salad appetizer which was delicious. I had shrimp over polenta which was done to perfection. And my husband had filet mignon which he could have cut with his fork. Pumpkin tart finished the meal perfectly. It was quiet and romantic and we had the best night of our trip dining with them. Can’t wait to go back

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  25. BobD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very very good...high end dining and relaxing atmosphere.

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  26. Katherine

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value and choice on restaurant menu weekend, and very attentive staff.

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  27. tomj

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    union park is always outstanding and has been for years. food,service and ambiance make it obe of cape mays best

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  28. Goody

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Union Park. Service was excellent.

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  29. parkgirls

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! The service is always impeccable, and our lobster over saffron risotto was outstanding! Will be back in December!!

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  30. JeanneK

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated early for our reservation. Martin was an excellent server, kind, knowledgeable and attentive. Food delicious! It seemed to us portions were a bit smaller than previous visits. We will be back! Thanks again for a lovely girls night out.

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  31. KristineP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service were great. Felt a little rushed.

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  32. MarkM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Great location! Great staff and excellent menu!

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  33. Doni

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Union Park. We always get a delicious meal and wonderful service. The staff is amazing! This is our go to restaurant for birthdays, our anniversary and Restaurant Week.

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  34. Emil

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu options for Restaurant week. The Tune Tartar was awesome as were the duck and lobster entre's. Our server, Martine, was very friendly and very helpful. Will definitely visit again.

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  35. BobRNJ

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, welcoming staff, terrific location... we are regulars and Union Park is our choice for a nice night out.

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  36. SV3246

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Union Park was excellent, as usual. Our sever, Martin, was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious - I had the short rib and my friend had lobster tail. The presentation was beautiful and the courses came out at exactly the right times. We will be back.

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  37. avon

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Experience did not match the reviews. Dated atmosphere, server was confused, did lacked flavor and was not as refined.

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  38. BierGut

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say - when in town we will never miss the opportunity to dine at the Union Park. From the outstanding service, ownership, food -- every aspect... it is a first class dining establishment. Once again, Bravo on a great evening. We'll be back again!

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  39. Dianne

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. We have dined here before and will again. Service was outstanding as well.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went during the off season so we were 1 of 4 tables sat for a Friday night. We got the crabcake and beet salad for appetizer, both great - crabcake was very fresh. For dinner we got the duck trio and lobster - both excellent. The portion size was perfect too; we finished without feeling overly stuffed. Dessert was the blueberry bourbon cheesecake and the seasonal fruit tart - again excellent choices and the tart was very fresh. The ambience was nice, the decor is quintessential old Victorian Cape May vibes and the service was extremely attentive. We would definitely dine here again!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Union Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 884-8811.

Union Park is rated 4.7 stars by 3794 OpenTable diners.

Union Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Union Park

727 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Howard Street
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    on street only
  • Public transit
    n/a
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Schatz
  • Entertainment
    n/a
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-8811
  • Catering
    Private dining rooms available from 8 to 45 guests. Please call (609) 884-8811 for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining available for groups of 8 to 45 persons in one of our three intimate private dining rooms or the outside verandah. Special menus available upon request. Complete buyouts for the entire restaurant are available for groups for up to 135 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bob Dimitrov: (609) 884-8811
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