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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

6 course Prix-Fixe Menu
4:00-5:45 $69 per person + tax & service
6:00--7:45 $95 per person + tax & service (complimentary champagne) 8:00--10:00 $115 per person + tax & service (complimentary champagne) credit card required for all reservations

Union Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (83)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Romantic (70)
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Good for Birthdays (41)
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Quiet Conversation (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Worth the Drive (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Cozy (23)
Waterfront (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Scenic View (14)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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Live Music (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was outstanding. Great service and atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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·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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vip
 (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 3, 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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·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 24, 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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·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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·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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 (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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 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 18, 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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·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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·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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 (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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