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Union Park

4.9
1508 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 884-8811
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Schatz
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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.
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Private party contact
Bob Dimitrov: (609) 884-8811
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Catering
Private dining rooms available from 8 to 45 guests.
Please call (609) 884-8811 for details.

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Howard Street
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on street only
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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.

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Banquet, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The lobster tails were delicious as was the scallops appetizer. My company enjoyed their salmon.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The lamb chops were some of the best I have had. Cooked perfectly. Love the beet salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal. One of our favorites.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We enjoy the ambience that Union Park provides. The dining room is lovely and the wait staff is courteous, prompt and professional. Most of them have worked at Union Park for many years and they work quite effectively as a team. The menu is pretty traditional, so don’t expect any nouveau or avant- garden selections. They do have one vegetarian entree on the menu which hasn’t changed in over a year. It’s $28.00 for what appears primarily to be a plate of carrots and lentils. The price point for this dish is too high and given the creative alternatives available for vegetarian/vegan entrees, it is time for the chef to step up his creativity a bit in this area. I would also like to see more locally sourced seafood on the menu. After all, Cape May has the second largest commercial fishing fleet on the east coast. Yet, except for locally sourced scallops, the menu’s seafood items consisted of Maine lobster, Chilean sea bass, and Norwegian salmon! Don’t get me wrong, we like the Union Park a lot; however, there is room for improvement in the menu and the time to do it is now.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We always go several times a year as we live nearby. It is a great restaurant in a town filled with great restaurants. There is generous spacing between tables which makes combining dining with conversation works very well

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Just perfect. Great service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The value of the Prix Fixe Menu cannot be understated. We were very pleased with our meal~

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food and service! Highly recommended!!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The waitress was excellent as was the food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Glad the season is here! This was Union Park’s opening night for the season and it was spectacular as always. Superb burrata rib eye beet salad and lobster. Perfect service as well. Great dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Price fixe dinner of poached lobster tail was excellent, tender !obster. Food is always well prepared here. Enjoyed the first course crab cake and my husband was pleased with the bay scallop app.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was outstanding. Great service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice Thanksgiving menu, great service.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Just what we had hoped for our Thanksgiving dinner.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent meal and service on Thanksgiving! A classy place!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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