YB

4.6
333 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Part of the Kara Restaurant Group family which owns George's Place, Pano, Michael Kara Store, and Michael Kara Catering, YB was the second business to join the group. Established in 2011, YB is on the Cape May beachfront. The cuisine is fresh American with a Mediterranean and Asian influence. We are also a BYOB, and have a no children under six after 6pm policy.
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P
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent small restaurant with a small menu. Great food and great service.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed our selections....a lot. My husband had the yellowfin tuna, my daughter had the pan seared tuna and her fiancé had the chipotle pork special. I ordered the bacon wrapped scallops as my entree and added the mashed sweet potatoes (amazing) and soba noodles as sides to make it a full meal. Delicious.
Tip: they don’t offer bread but will give pita bread if you ask. We didn’t realize that until too late. I might have given 5 stars if we had had some bread.

M
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good meal; the WTF salad and pork belly appetizers were fabulous. I had the Steak Frites and my husband had the Yellowfin Tuna; both were delicious. We hadn't been to YB since 2012 when we had the second of two disappointing visits. So glad friends talked us into giving it another try!

T
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Although the service was good, the food was not. The turkey special was overly salty and the pork chop was tough. The food is overpriced for what you get ( not even bread or rolls are served). This is the second time we were disappointed with our food. We won’t be going again.

h
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and delicious!

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed our experience at YB. The pork belly appetizer was the highlight of our meal (SO succulent!) but we also enjoyed the creative salad, perfectly cooked duck and delicious crab cakes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Brandon was excellent!

t
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a very nice night out at YB, excellent service and the food was inventive and delicious. we will go back!

OT
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Duck was overcooked. Fried potatoes (home fires) were substituted for smashed new potatoes. The quick pickled vegetables were sour cucumbers and red onions. Server was not familiar with menu items. This was a BYO restaurant and our cork was broken. We were not comfortable with a substitute cork as we did not know where it came from. This was our second visit there as we so enjoyed the first visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

PA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great selection of appetizers.

R
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love dining at YB! We have only one suggestion and that would be to seat patrons when they arrive. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and we were asked to wait outside, even though there were multiple empty tables for two. One of the tables remained empty for over an hour while were dining. We were not the only ones who had to wait even though tables were available.

A
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in Cape May. Great food, service, and close to the beach!

RB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome from start to finish! We ate everything. Most of the appetizers were gone in a blink. The tuna tacos, bacon wrapped scallops, mac n cheese poppers ,and the pork belly were really, really great. The turkey and cornbread were unbelievably good. I can’t say enough positive about the meal or our server Katie who was right on the money with her suggestions and service. Definitely a place to go if you like to try delicious food.

RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was casual, food was really good. We plan on returning when we visit Cape May again in August.

KG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at The Y.B. Our waiter Brendan was awesome, the food was fabulous. We tried one of the specials for the evening and it was so delicious! We didn't have dessert because we were so full. We can wait to come back!!

s
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We dine here frequently and always have a good experience; food is great, good service and reasonably priced especially for a resort town

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful surprise! We are locals and are loyal customers of George’s for breakfast. We were looking for a new dinner option and were impressed with FB’s menu selections. Our meal was fantastic! I had the tuna tacos and Atlantic Cod. Both were phenomenal. My husband had the summer salad and crab cakes and remarked that both were delicious. We saved room for desert and I had the peanut butter bomb and my husband had the banana whiskey cake. Both were awesome! We will definitely add this to our go to restaurants in Cape May.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative menu, delicious food and knowledgeable friendly staff

JT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good! Enjoyed everything!

LV
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a very good meal although it is on the high price side. Our server Brandon was excellent and very attentive to our needs and requests. Very pleased that they finally accept credit cards and are no longer cash only, especially when a dinner for four with appetizers will be approximately $200 - $250 with tax and a generous tip.

c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did a mix of fantastic appetizers—each better than the previous. Great service on every count. So friendly. Met Pete the chef and reconnected with Brandon. Requested and got window seat for the fireworks. Can't wait to go again.

P
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our meal was just meh. We think the preparation has changed since prior years - for example, the WTF and Greek salads were very different and not as good as they have been. Portion sizes were all over the place with the cod dish insufficient to satisfy you and the pork chop too much food. The spicy feta was awful and seemed as though it had been in the fridge for a few days. So..... although we have been YB fans for a number of years, we would recommend you go elsewhere.

CM
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants and dine here frequently. The food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful. Highly recommend for an enjoyable evening.

NN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a party of 4. We arrived 615pm. Had 8pm concert tix.

The Summer salad was drowned in dressing. One salad was forgotten. Had to hunt down a waiter for that.

Pork belly over cooked. Steak frites ok. Chicken breast a bit over cooked. Wasabi sauce on cod too assertive.

And we waited so long for dessert it had to be taken to go.

Not the quality we’ve experienced in the past.

MD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time and excellent on both occasions. The tuna taco and mac n cheese apps are super. Table was ready on time and it was a special bday. Brandon the owner took care of us and made the evening so enjoyable. All of our dishes were outstanding , the steak was like butter to cut and the duck just as good....this is a Gem of restaurant and we have visited all in Cape May. Keep up the cuisine and service . Look forward to our next visit

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best places in Cape May. I consider myself a tough critic and YB didn’t disappoint. The food was outstanding. We tried several items from both apps and entrees and all were delicious.

BB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints

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N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute little place, food was fantastic. Excellent presentation, really delicious. Great find!

v
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

YB has a bit of an eclectic menu. We thoroughly enjoyed it! I enjoyed the cod and my husband enjoyed duck. The waitress was lovely. The atmosphere was relatively quiet. It was easy to have a conversation. It's a BYOB restaurant as are many of the Cape May restaurants. I highly recommend eating here!

T
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YB doesn’t disappoint. The food is creative, fresh and delicious. I love the fact they can run out of a popular dish because it means the food is prepared daily and not stockpiled in a freezer. The atmosphere is intimate, clean and stylish. Plenty of beach front parking is available with dinner reservations as the beach crowd has usually thinned out by then. Perfect place for date night.

TO
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish we had an amazing experience at Y.B. No wait at all for our reservation & the atmosphere was pleasantly quiet & calming! Brandon, our waiter, & seemingly jack of all trades, was knowledgeable & attentive! Even though we were a small party of two, I could easily see having a larger group enjoy themselves here as well!

We dined on pork belly & tuna tacos as appetizers...then enjoyed a hanger steak special with duck fat fried French fries (yum!) & a perfectly cooked piece of salmon over pesto noodles! Unfortunately, neither of us saved room for dessert, but we will be back very soon & save room, the dessert menu looked great too!

LN
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This was our second visit to yb. The first time we thought the food was exceptional. This time-- not so much. Maybe we had leftovers from Restaurant Week? And we thought it was pricy for what we got. Our server (the yb) was pleasant and courteous. Since we had let him know, it was our anniversaries, we thought he might have made the meal a little more special--with a glass of champagne or a candle on dessert .

YB
Responded on June 14, 2019

Hi Linda, thank you for your feedback! We do appreciate all of our guests input and use it to improve our future service. However, looking back at your order it does not appear that your table even ordered any items of the Restaurant Week menu, so we cannot attribute the inconsistency to “leftovers”. Furthermore, I do want to inform you that The Yb is a BYOB establishment and unfortunately we do not, nor are we allowed to carry/sell champagne or any other alcohol.

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We dined at YB for restaurant week. 3 courses for $35. My wife and I really enjoyed our selections. Great food and great service. We will definitely be back !

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely BYOB. Excellent food, service on point. Will definitely be going back.

D
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! The chicken was perfect & the peanut butter bomb WAS the bomb!

JE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was a little too dark along the wall. I missed the old turkey with stuffing meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delish food! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 4 for restaurant week! Katie was our server, she was perfect, we added two extra apps (totally didn’t need them but dining out is special!) She recommenced the pork belly and the crab cake apps and they were PERFECT. We also ordered the duck fat fries because our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. The only thing that wasn’t perfect was the MUSIC! Please add something else to the playlist so we don’t have to listen to the same singer and the same song (Pack Up The Louie by Caro Emerald) 3-4 times over the course of the meal - this alone made it feel a bit like we were in Purgatory. Other than the music everything was perfect, again 😍 we will be back!

YB
Responded on June 14, 2019

Hello! This is hilarious, that song must have accidentally gotten put on repeat as our normal playlist has a lot more songs on it. I’m surprised no one else noticed hahaha thank you for your input, and we’re glad your meal was pleasant otherwise.

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