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About Union Park

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's 2005 thru 2015 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 Diners' Choice Award 2010-2016
Private dining rooms available from 8 to 42 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.

727 Beach Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Howard Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-8811

Website:
http://unionparkdiningroom.com/

Entertainment:
n/a

Catering:
Private dining rooms available from 8 to 45 guests.
Please call (609) 884-8811 for details.

Parking Details:
on street only

Public Transit:
n/a

Executive Chef:
John Schatz

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

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your interest in the Union Park Dining Room as a host for your special event. We look forward to help you make this day pleasant and memorable.
Located in the historic hotel Macomber, Union Park Dining Room is available for both casual and elegant parties, receptions, special occasion dinners and complete weddings. Our facility can host groups up to 125 people, depending on the type of reception you desire. The Hotel Macomber with its 36 guest rooms will be happy to provide accommodations for your guest. Our events generally include one and a half hour of buttered Hors d`oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner. We also offer a wide variety of extras to satisfy everyone’s specific needs. Chef Schatz could create a custom menu upon request. No liquor license, local wine available.

Union Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.7

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4.7

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Waterfront (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (5)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for NYE, 2 couples. Pre-fix menu with several great choices, after the amuse bouche at the server's recommendation table ordered the lobster bisque, it was as good as she said. For the appetizer course we order gnocchi, scallop ceviche, and a trio of tartare, all 3 were very good. For the main course two of us had twin petite lobster tails over lobster risotto, perfect. The main dishes were beef filet and duck confit. Everything was cooked exactly as ordered and very well presented. I felt one of the best pre-fix menus I have ever had!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Union Park for New Year's Eve was 10/10 in all areas. The food was fabulous. Our server was friendly and knowledgeble. Each course was well paced and delicious.
We have dined at Union Park for several New Year's Eve celebrations and have enjoyed every one of them. My husband and I agree this one was the best. Thank you, Union Park! We look forward to dining with you in 2018

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Preset menu for NYE offered decent options @$98 per, thus the 2 star on value. Also, never a fan of automatic tip being added, especially for a table of two...it was their loss in our case.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A perfect dining experience. Great food, impeccable service, nice ambiance. It was New Years Eve, so we half-expected to be rushed. The service was steady, but we never felt pressured.

The menu was prix-fixe, but the selections were varied and adventurous. We both started with a lobster bisque that was excellent, with little chunks of lobster in a tasty bisque. My wife had the bay scallops cerviche, which she usually shies away from--but truly enjoyed. My foie gras on almond bread was outstanding. Our entrees of lobster tails and duck, respectively, were both well-portioned and delightful. Desserts of Whiskey ganache and creme brulee were perfect ends to a great meal.

Again, service was friendly, professional and calm--which on a hectic evening is a high compliment in itself.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service were excellent as always. Price fix choices were all very good. Hard to make a choice. We will return in the spring when you reopen.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been here 3 times now and every time it has been excellent! Looking forward to our next dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was outstanding. Great service and atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was wonderful. Food was great. Service was wonderful.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food , service and presentation were excellent. Atmosphere was charming. Staff very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our first visit but wil return next spring. One of the best in Cape May after years of dining visits

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Once again, atmosphere, food, service.... all PERFECT!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome ...been dining at union park for 20 years never had a bad meal or experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent preparation and presentation of our meal!! One of the better restaurants in Cape May!! A must to experience—you will keep going back for more!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated at a small,temporary table set in the middle of the room. The chairs were those banquet style stackable ones. By my side was placed an ice bucket on a stand that they were using to hold a pitcher of ice water. Every two minutes someone came by to grab the pitcher. My food was served with cold mashed potatoes & asparagus. It was returned to the kitchen to be reheated. I was then served a new plate of piping hot vegetables. It then was a delicious meal. The noise level was unexpectedly loud due to one table of 8.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I had a great meal with great service.
our server had a great attitude.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great meal and wonderful staff. I highly recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always great food and service. Right at the top of the Cape May dining scene. The extended restaurant week prix fixe makes a great value even better.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Never a bad meal. Enjoyed the fixed price menu, great food at a great value!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good food, a bit slow on service - about 45 minutes between apps and entree service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice Thanksgiving menu, great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just what we had hoped for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I have gone to Union Park for Thanksgiving Dinner the past two years. Their Thanksgiving menu is outstanding. They are great the rest of the year too! Don't miss the Lobster Risotto.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very intimate Thanksgiving Dinner experience, compared to larger local dining facilities.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

my family and I went for Thanksgiving dinner and experienced a great time. Starting with the service which was exceptional and attentive. We all had the pre fixe meals including twin lobster tails which were succulent and tender, the lamb chops were done perfectly and served with a very tasty mustard sauce and lastly my Brother in law had the salmon over quinona, also very tasty. Our desserts, well it was Thanksgiving so all but me had the pumpkin pie, nice and creamy with a hint of cinnamon. For me the apple cobbler and vanilla ice cream hit the spot. We all left with full stomachs but not stuffed. In all another great experience . Keep up the good work John.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent meal and service on Thanksgiving! A classy place!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Some of the best food and service in Cape May. The restaurant is across the street from the beach and the owner greets you and makes sure your experience is perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Atmosphere was beautiful, the food could have been hottter, rather it should have been hot! Service -EXCELLENT! We went for Thanksgiving.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

the lobster and salmon dishes were outstanding especially on a limited price fix special

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was the second dinner we enjoyed at Union Park within a week's time; it was that good. As residents of Cape May we are fortunate to be able to dine at Union Park on a regular basis. The decor, ambiance, service ( our waiter was Ron, a real professional), food were all outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My husband and I took advantage of Union Park’s “restaurant week” pricing for the second weekend in a row. The menu selections were taken from the regular menu. They were plentiful and delicious. The room is elegantly decorated, lending itself to a romantic dinner. Our server, Lorie, was friendly and efficient. We are hoping to return before they close for the winter.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Positively perfect! My ribeye was the best I have ever eaten anywhere. My wife ate the short ribs and she designated that dish as the best she had ever eaten. My scallop appetizer was sensational! It was a bit like a spicy ceviche and was uniquely presented and tasted fantastic. My wife’s beet salad appetizer was incredible as well.

Add to that the attention of the best server around, Shirley, and you have the best dining experience imaginable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We (party of 4) just returned to Union Park this past weekend for their “Restaurant Week” in November. They had a lovely menu. Items ordered to start were the crab bisque soup (delicious with a little kick) and Caesar salad. Entrees included poached lobster (so tender and yummy), short rib (done just right) and salmon (best salmon I have ever had). The menu included desserts as well. The fruit tart underwhelmed me but the chocolate desserts were good. Service was very good. We love this BYOB in Cape May.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love coming here for our Anniversary just wish it was open more days of the week during the winter

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Phenomenal service from start to finish! Food was cooked perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fantastic. We had Caesar salads to start, delicious. My fiancé had filet mignon, cooked perfectly with a great rub. I had the salmon which was moist and came with great sides. Both desserts were fantastic. Service was good. Overall, a great place for dinner.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic every time...one of my favorites in Cape May and there are a lot of great restaurants in Cape May! :)

Bon Appetit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is excellent: prepared with a deft hand and with creative twists. The service is very attentive and the dining room is nicely appointed. All-in-all an excellent meal, with one exception that was not the fault of the restaurant. Open Table made no mention that this restaurant is BYOB.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed our Friday evening date night at romantic Union Park. We ordered off of the restaurant week menu, which offered us many options. What a great value for the money! Ron, our server, was very efficient and friendly. We hope to be back next weekend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As local residents, we are fortunate to be able to dine at Union Park quite a few times a year. The fact that we are happy repeat customers speaks of how highly we regard this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went during Cape May Restaurant Week and so glad we did. Excellent food and fabulous service.

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