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About The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant

The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant is a beautifully restored B&B and fine dining establishment. Our experienced on-site chef, Michael Keating, has developed a delicious, exquisite menu of mouthwatering appetizers and flavorful main courses. Enjoy our unique menu in an eloquent, sophisticated atmosphere that is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a formal dinner to celebrate a special evening with a loved one or close friend. We have two dining rooms, the larger of which may remind you of a state dining room on a luxury cruise liner. We hope you appreciate the care we've taken with every detail, from the cobalt blue candle holders to the blue rose stained glass.Our kitchen is completely from scratch, and we make all of our dishes with fresh ingredients with love, every single day. The Blue Rose is family owned and run, and when you visit us, you're part of the family.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

653 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours:
Daily, from 5pm

Sunday Brunch:
10am - 1pm

Cross Street:
Franklin St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 435-5468

Website:
http://www.blueroseinn.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Keating

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For New Year's Eve, at the time of your reservation there will be a $50/person deposit that will be applied to your final bill. You have until noon on December 31, 2015 to cancel your reservation and get your deposit back.

The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.5

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4.2

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Authentic (13)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Spectacular dinner from start to finish!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good date night venue. My wife and I had a night out without the children. Quiet place right in the middle of downtown Cape May during the Christmas season. It happened to be snowing also while we were there, so it was an awesome experience walking after dinner while the snow fell.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Just fabulous food in a creative presentation. A gastronomic delight!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our new favorite place in Cape May! Exceptional Food, wonderful flavor combinations, and always consistent! Wonderful wait staff, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our new favorite fine dining spot in Cape May. The chef is extremely creative, yet not over the top. Fresh ingredients (including some grown on premise!).
Beautiful plating.
BYOB means it is a great value for a top quality meal that you would pay 2-3 times as much for in a liquor licensed restaurant in a big city.
Server was extremely knowledgeable and it was apparent that she LOVED fine food (Destiny)
Everyone who worked there was friendly and helpful.
Old Victorian house with a top notch restoration.
Do not just consider going, go today.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

OMG was dinner good. Every dish was a winner, with very creative combinations. Short ribs were 5 star! As was the chicken. Having eaten in almost all of the upper end restaurants in Cape May, I cannot believe I never got to this place before. On my must go to list now.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our second visit and the menu has changed. My husband enjoyed the 5 course vegetarian tasting menu. He was thrilled with the presentation, spices and variety. I enjoyed their special duel beef entree and the chocolate soufflé is to die for. The service is impeccable and BYOB is always appreciated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at The Blue Rose last Sunday evening. The delicious food and attentive service make this our number one choice when visiting Cape May. I especially appreciate the restaurant’s sensitivity for patrons with dietary concerns. I even received a phone call the day of our reservation to discuss various options related to my dietary restrictions! We highly recommend The Blue Rose.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome meal! Beautiful Inn, everything was amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had excellent meals at The Blue Rose! The food is truly exceptional. The steak dinner had a cocoa & coffee crust that was outstanding! The short ribs were flavorful and almost “sticky”....awesome! The truffle mushroom risotto is deep and flavorful. A bit expensive but worth it because the food is above the norm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant is located in a Victorian Bed and breakfast. We were seated in a lovely old sunroom surrounded by windows. Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable. We were informed that all ingredients were locally sourced. I started with a scrumptious pear salad and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the parsnip bisque. Next I had the Chicken Roulade which was accompanied by an incredible vegetable ragout. My husband had the Pork Pappardelle which was rich and flavorful. Our meals were not only delicious but beautifully presented and full of surprising ingredients and complex flavors. Unfortunately we were not able sample the dessert menu but will definitely be returning in the near future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Although the food was very well prepared both my wife and I found that the selection of flavors the chief choose to marry together were at times off putting. The Duck Confit Ravioli was tasty, but mixing the beet reduction with the brown butter was not successful. The Cod fillet was cooked perfectly but the saffron lemon risotto was a little too tart for my taste. The Chocolate Soufflé was fine but suffered from the addition of the lemony sorbet. The cream angles would have been all that was needed, but having the two of them took away from the dish.
The inn is very charming, the service was very good and the room is quiet and refined.
The food would have been a home run, I think the chief is very talents but is trying to hard to be unique...

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food3
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Celebrating a birthday at this Victorian Marvel. There were other rooms than the porch that were more attractive rooms to eat, but other than that we had a delicious, hearty, healthy dinner. The service was excellent and attentive. I loved the rocking chairs on the deck.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Vegan, Healthy
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had an excellent dinner. The food was wonderful with lots of local ingredients. Service was top notch and just a lovely night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was not up to it's usual excellence. The signature steak entree was prepared well but I received mostly end cuts. The service from Stephanie was outstanding. We will return again and will hope that the entrees next time are back to their usual past excellence.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was disappointed with the overall experience. Overpriced for what you get.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The dining room is lovely! At a loss at what to order and our waitress made no recommendations; yet, we listened to the waiter serving in the same room who made recommendations to all his guests. When leaving, the hostesses actually told us what they liked best - more than our waitress. May give it another shot because my husband loved his short ribs.

Tags: Authentic
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food4
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful Victorian ambience. Unique delicious menu. BYOB

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Brooke was fab, food was amazing, love this place

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was FABULOUS!! Exquisitely tasty and complex flavors! And our server was absolutely wonderful- she gave us detailed, elaborate descriptions of the dishes and the combinations of ingredients, with competence and pizzazz!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Once again phenominal meal!!!Food is always fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Will definately go back. Fantastic meal and a real gem amongst some wonderful dining in Cape May

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go to Cape May every September, and when we dine we try one restaurant we've never been to before. This year, it was The Blue Rose. I don't know how we've always missed it. Although tucked away from the usual bustle of the mall area, it is on Washington Street.

The service was excellent, and our waitress was well versed in both the history as well as the menu. We like that the add items to the menu, and that it's varied as opposed to some of the other places we've frequented that always have the same thing. We were very happy with what we ordered, the food was delicious! The prices, however were more than what we believe the food was worth. Come down on the prices and this would be five stars!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Blue Rose Inn Restaurant was just wonderful! The chef definitely cares about his guests and what he is serving. The menu the night we dined consisted of a number of unique dishes that were so well prepared, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The service was very attentive without being over-bearing. Our meal began with a basket of warm, scrumptious rolls. So yummy! My husband and I chose the creamy parsnip soup to start. What a taste sensation. For our main course, we had the short ribs, which were the leanest we've ever had. They were served with a delicious sauce and a side of au gratin potatoes. Although everything on the dessert menu was to die for, I had to pass. Hubby had the mint chocolate chip ice cream, which was a homemade wonder.

My husband and I visit Cape May every September and can't wait to visit The Blue Rose Inn the next time we're in town!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The burrata appetizer was excellent. The cobia entree was perfect temperature but it was so over salted that it masked the delicate flavor of the fish. The pecan tart was delicious. The server and the manager both apologized and comped the dessert. We have dined at the Blue Rose multiple times. This was the first time we had an issue. I'll chalk it up to a bad night.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great experience. Our selections were delicious and well portioned. Staff was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Loved this place, amazing food, great service! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Way overpriced and underwhelming. One entree was completely overcooked. The soft shell crab appetizer was an odd combination for a dinner. The bread, which they mentioned they are famous for, was like everything else-too complicated. A fresh piece of fish, cooked correctly with a simple sauce is better than a complicated dish with flavors that overpower the main ingredient. If I'm going to spend that much money, I'd rather go to Peter Shields where the view and food is outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Amazing from start to finish!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Best restaurant in Cape May!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Hands down, the best restaurant in Cape May County, including the Wildwoods. Thoughtful and distinct food. And byob makes this great restaurant a bargain. Don't miss this gem.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. The atmosphere was incredible and made me feel like we were dining in someone's home. The food was prepared perfectly from the first course to the last. The attention to detail in the dishes was remarkable and the pairing of flavors was delicious. I will most certainly dine here again on my next trip to Cape May.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wonderful freshly prepared food. Inventive without trying too hard to be different. The service was excellent from the moment we were greeted on the porch until we were done dining. You have to get the soufflé for desert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was an outstanding meal. The steak I had was exceptional. Great service. We ate outside on the porch. Terrific ambiance. It's a byob restaurant. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great restaurant. Love the outside porch. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Just go! Good friend who's place we are staying at in CM recommended. Food & service were excellent. Cozy and beautiful inside. It's a BYOB so you save on the alcohol and can spend it on the delicious and interesting food.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Loved everything about our dinner. Great atmosphere, great service and great food! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Some of the food creations are quite original and tasty. The service was very good. Enjoyed the cobia and seared tuna.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always love this restaurant only reason for not giving five stars is because of a mosquito issue both inside and out on porch but fresh delicious food and great service

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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