YB

4.6
509 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since 2011, Younger Brother (The Y.B.) has offered Cape May diners an evolving menu of American Fare. Stop in this season to enjoy a complete dining room renovation with a wide-open kitchen so that you can get a peek into the action and indulge in an all-new menu featuring seafood and vegetable-forward offerings for dinner, plus the island's only full Lobster Brunch.

Our beachfront location between Jackson and Perry offers beautiful views of the Cape May beaches & sunsets.

We are BYOB and accept all major credit cards. There is a $9.95/per person same-day cancellation or no-show charge.

Younger Brother was the second restaurant to join the Kara Restaurant Group family, which also owns George's Place Cape May and Cape May Court House, Shamone BYOB, Scola BYOB, Vintage BYOB, and Michael Kara Catering.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 509 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall a nice little restaurant. Music was a bit too loud and the food could have been hotter.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found YB randomly using the Open Table App. Best decision ever! Our server was Matthew, who was great. Loved the food, it seemed like each new dish was better than the one before it. We will be back the next time we are in Cape May!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, small restaurant with great service, European style

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service had 14 for brunch on Easter Morning

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vipFamilyEatOut
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were surprised by the complimentary appetizer samplers. The food served was outstanding, very flavorful and fresh. The only suggestion is to improve the lighting as we could not even read the menu.

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vipJOANNAK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for foodies!

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Not gonna lie though, the bathroom stole the show.

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vipDesiree
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything had changed since our last visit. I liked some of the changes but I don’t eat seafood or pork so the new menu was very restrictive for my meal. What I did order was delicious and too bad I didn’t have room for dessert: it sounded awesome! The music was a very good choice but needed to be just a few notches lower to have a conversation. Looking forward to the summer menu.

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KatieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fabulous! Our waiter knew the menu very well and made us feel welcomed. We were given 2 pallet cleansers that were amazing. We ordered the cannoli cake, but it was unfortunately (or fortunately) out and we were then offered an amazing assortment of deserts to make up for it. Wonderful meal and would always recommend for a special occasion.

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PattiC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great food experience! We shared the pork belly, Chilean sea bass and scallops with samples of white and green asparagus soup and braised pork! All was delicious! Had a nice conversation with the Chef...and even snapped a photo with him! Will definitely visit again when we’re in town!

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JimM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised by the Menu, but our server was great in explaining the different dishes. Food was outstanding!!

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mbob
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was comfortable, cozy, and interestingly decorated. The food courses were outstanding with the waitress very attentive. Our main courses were warm rather than as hot as we would have liked but we did not think it was enough to ask to have them reheated. The menu is somewhat limited but everything is wonderfully prepared and delicious. The cheesecake desserts are the best that I have had from a restaurant anywhere. I would highly recommend this restaurant and we can't wait to go back!

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Some excellent doors, but a couple of the dishes were a bit bland.

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vipRoRo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These people have skills. Move over Peter Shields. Portions are generous. Pork Bellies melt in your mouth. Top notch. We shall return.

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vipCynthia
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in cape May!

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vipMichaelR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only a huge thanks to YB for being open in the early season during our troubled times, but it is easily discerned that even in normal times this is an excellent restaurant. Our service was perfect and the plates were equally well prepared. Really good vibe and music within the restaurant. Do not hesitate, if you miss YB, you are missing the best in Cape May.

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JamesJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very nice good food nice portions small inside but very nice

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vipcindyr
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at YB ans it was fantastic. From the quaint chic, casual French vibe, decor and music to the excellent service by Sophia and the delicious culinary experience. The flavors and presentation of the food were wonderful. Thank you Yanni, we will be back.

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TwpSK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, fair prices, nice ambiance. Music is somewhat loud in case this is an issue for you. We didn't mind though. Would recommend.

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Richard
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debra was our waitress. She was entirely awesome! Food was remarkable and the service even better. If I had to pick something to improve, which I cannot, I would just say the noise level was slightly more elevated than I’d like

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! Very friendly staff, delicious food and just outright outstanding!! Would go back again and again!

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Leona
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Brunch was a dream. Thank you for a fabulous experience, YB!

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Sisco
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service the pork belly dinner was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about how good everything was. The staff is so friendly and the flavors in the food were amazing. Have always enjoyed YB for years and the new menu is a refreshing change.

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EricP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a new format at YB's in terms of ambiance and menu. And from our perspective, well done on both counts!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On special occasions, my wife and I love to treat ourselves to restaurants that share their love for food and presentation through their culinary artistry. My wife is a celiac and the menu fare was occomodating, so I planned a date night. From beginning to end we felt as if our night was a special one, the staff, food, and ambience were exceptional. We both agreed it’s one of our new fav spots are planning on going again in the summer when we’re back in our summer home. Thanks Y.B.! stay cool

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ABfromNJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative food executed very well.
Not your average menu but that’s a good thing.

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vipRonie
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We have been to YB several times and loved it. Unfortunately this time they changed their concept and entire menu. It seems they are going for a different vibe and the choices are limited to vegetable and fish one chicken at $36 and pork belly which that is the only meat..and very expensive. What we had tasted good it was just not very appealing to return. We are very disappointed because we loved the “old” YB...I hope they can keep it going for their sake, in a beach town it may be too “fancy”

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vipUnderdogs23
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not one to typically write long-winded reviews for OpenTable or anywhere else for that matter, but YB is an exception.....

We had an incredible experience at YB. As vacation home owners in Cape May we are always looking for something new. On our Feb. 20 visit we were advised that this was YB's second weekend following their renovation and launch of a modified menu. This is not your average Jersey Shore restaurant. YB is high-end/NYC worthy. The food and service was outstanding. The staff was attentive from the moment we walked-in. The restaurant was at allowable capacity. Seated promptly and our BYO bottle opened, the server reviewed the menu with us. Once the orders were placed and before our appetizer arrived we were treated to a complimentary chef's soup preparation. On this particular night it was Romanesco broccoli and asiago and was on point. A treat! Appetizers were served followed by amuse bouche - fried goat cheese and roasted yellow pepper. Entrees followed and they did not disappoint.

There is no doubt we will be returning to YB on our next trip!!

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MichaelA
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really liked the atmosphere and our server. Beautiful presentation, nicely cooked fish, and a few compliments of the chef dishes that were very interesting. One of the best salads I’ve ever had also. Our only complaint was that the Chilean Seabass was too buttery and rich that it was not possible to finish it.

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vipLBofCapeMay
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu, food was delicious! Awesome time.
Thank you!

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vipKelly
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a great night out, from service , vibe and food. The whole rhythm of the meal was perfect. No rush great music low key and elevated food. What I loved was that the food was the star the flavors were not over done but really showcased the actual dish. From apps scallops and kale and Brussels sprout Caesar to sea bass and halibut mains the flavors and presentation were delightfully colorful and tasty. Chocolate cake for dessert which was just sweet enough light and deep flavor with a hint of fruit. Lovely night out with thoughtful service. Thanks will be back when in Cape May.

LG
LynneG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find in Cape May! Everything was perfect; ambience, service, food! Our meal was delicious from the Kale/Brussels sprouts appetizer, Chilean sea bass entry, lemon cake dessert. Bonus that it’s a BYOB!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always great here. The place really looks good after the redo.

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Eatoutoften
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great friendly service. Personal check in by owner or chef. Great food. Large portion. Would definitely recommend.

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vipMare
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating staff; friendly, attentive but not overbearing !
I will return!!

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vipanonymous
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated 1/2 hour after our reservation. My husband was served sea bass that was cold and mostly raw. He did not eat it and we did complain and the chef did nothing about it. You would think they would take it off the bill since he did not eat it, or offer him something else....We sat with empty waters most of the night. The Korean barbecue wings do not even mildly resemble “Korean”. While the wings themselves were fine the flavoring was awful. This was extremely disappointing given we are huge fans of some of the other restaurants in the group. Definitely not worth the $$. Won’t be returning.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Had the pork belly and bass. The atmosphere was very nice. All of the waiters and waitresses were more than helpful. Props to the chef, some of the beat food I’ve eaten in a long time.

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DaShieky006
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and a great time at the YB.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from YB using the Order Online button. YB also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 898-2009.

YB is rated 4.6 stars by 509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.