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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (98)
Romantic (79)
Good for a Date (78)
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Good for Anniversaries (77)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Cozy (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
Waterfront (24)
Scenic View (17)
Authentic (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Seasonal (13)
Business Meals (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Healthy (8)
Fun (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 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 11, 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 5, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service were very good. The decor could use a little tune up. Overall a good experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service and food. This is becoming our go to restaurant in Cape May. Even if you were not doing restaurant week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My family went to union park over the weekend to celebrate a birthday and it did not disappoint! From before we got there, the staff wasn't so accommodating with all our
Requests, and we went for restaurant weekend which wasn't very busy, but we were attended to with excellent customer service by all the wait staff. The food was
Incredible! We will be back in the summer to enjoy the outdoor seating. Thank you Union Park for an amazinng and special experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were here during restaurant weekend and felt the food was quite good as well as portions. Typically you tend to get less food but this was quite a good value. I especially want to commend our server who was extremely sensitive to my wife's allergy issues.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Union Park is hands down my favorite restaurant in Cape May. The food, wait staff and atmosphere have been top notch every time I've been there. My husband and I enjoy date night at Union Park and I look for any chance to take other family members and friends there. Please, Please, Please don't ever take the profiteroles off the menu; they are a fantastic end of meal treat. I've already booked my next reservation! Thank you for such a lovely dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Considering my wife and I are local I can't believe it has taken us so long to eat here. Food was delicious, very satisfied with portion size, just the right amount of food to leave happy but not busting at the seams. Our waitress was great other than seemed to be more tentative to other tables, perhaps the "regulars", which is understandable. Having said that I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service. Ambiance is fantastic!!! We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. Union Park is a great atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was my first time at Union Park and I will definitely return. I loved everything about it - fare, ambience, service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We always enjoy the elegant dining rooms of Union Park, such enjoyable ambiance. The terrific service and superb food make it a memorable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was our first visit and we shall go back. The restaurant week menu had multiple choices and BYOB was much appreciated.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, portions on the petite side. Excellent chef, but left hungry

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding meal. One of my guests , a former executive chef, usually comments on meals as " good". He called this one "excellent".

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Saturday evening 7ish reservation. The restaurant was filled. The noise level was moderate, noisier then our previous visits but we could still carry on a conversation without raising our voices. A BYOB so we came prepared with a vintage champagne which was opened and flutes were provided. Our server came over and delivered our menus and recited the specials (with the prices, which I appreciate) and gave us some time to think. Not a big menu but with enough choices. The room is classic and elegant. We skipped the appetizers because we both knew we wanted to try the desserts. The staff was attentive. The meals were excellent. The server was outstanding, even accommodating my dessert request. This restaurant is first class. We have been coming here for about five years a few times a year and never had a bad experience. We have recommended it to friends who also have enjoyed it. It is not inexpensive, but you get a great experience....every time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 28, 2017

You can't beat the prix fixe for value! The food is always delicious , with interesting accompaniments. And the service is attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have been here 15 times over the years and it always impresses us.
Great food and a good value

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went to celebrate an anniversary and milestone in life. We always find the food well done. We were seated on a small side porch of just 4 tables, each with one couple. It was quiet and perfect for the two of us (normally we have always been in the main dining room but this was quite nice with views of the street, but no street noise). My appetizer was most unique! Chopped green olives (natural, not pickled in any way) and golden raisons in a honey - white balsamic glaze and topped with a fresh barratta cheese ball with some micro greens. On the side was dark balsamic honey glaze with small dollops of caviar and some pitta wedges for dipping. Most unusual and very good! I had their short rib which is always excellent. Moist, break apart and nicely-sized. The Mrs. had oysters on the half shell (her fav) and said the best of the season so far. They came with a very unique sauce of pureed cucumber with white balsamic and maybe a touch of white wine, but very tasty and different. She had the twin lobster tails (cooked just right) joined by some savory risotto. We shared a chocolate Grenache that was on the illegal side. :-) We will be back and the good news is in November both the lobster tail and short rib move to the prix fix menu of $35 :-) Go if you have not been there for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This restaurant is, without a doubt, the best in Cape May, NJ. The food is consistently delicious, service is outstanding and the atmosphere is beautiful. The owners take great care and attention to any food allergies and special requests. We go to Union Park for our special celebrations!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent preparation and fine service. Great for foodies. Price fix dinner is a great value.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Union Park is located in a historic waterfront Victorian era hotel. The dining room is casually elegant. The service is spot on and the food is traditional but with a twist. We ordered from the pre fixe menu. My lobster over risotto was delicious. My husbands chocolate porter spare ribs were tender and full of flavor. The appetizers and desserts were equally creative and well prepared. We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were seated when we arrived, the service was great our waitress, Laurie, was attentive and helpful. The food was exceptional. All in all a very good experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The place is beautiful and the service was good. This is the 2nd time in the last month I have been there and the food comes out room temperature. It’s kind of deflating when you entree is not hot. They need to get that figured out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Visiting Cape May? Union Park is a must do. Located in a historic beach front hotel, the surroundings are elegant, the atmosphere quite, and the service attentive without being fussy.
Our meal, as always was superb. Tonight: Oysters ( Cape May Salts ) briny cold and delicious, Figs with goat cheese and micro greens sweet and tangy, succulent lamb chops cooked perfectly, and the Duet of Duck plate licking good.
Union Park took it's place as one of Jersey's finest years ago, that it gets better with each visit is testament to Bob & John's attention to customer satisfaction. Don't miss it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent meal our server was wonderful
Only one hitch was when first walked in took a while to get greeted by host

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent meal in a great atmosphere. The chef clearly knows how to make every plate something special.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It is always a wonderful experience with fabulous food. Don't miss an opportunity to dine here, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very disappointed in our experience here. We are very frequent customers (we have eaten here at least 15 times). The service this night was horrible (Elizabeth was our waitress). We had to ask numerous times for water and bread. We were lucky we received that. She also was not pleasant. Our food was mediocre.

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