YB

4.6
269 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DDD turkey!

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OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

YB is a great, small place for delicious food with a romantic atmosphere. Great location in Cape May!

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QS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I booked this restaurant bass on their broad menu as well as being byob. We had a group of 14 and it seems they had entrees which would cover all appetites. When we got there we were told they had a limited menu of only 4/5 entrees. I called the prior day to confirm and was not told this. There was also confusion with what 'crispy vegetables' are. It was basically the Same thing as the salad we had. The food was ok. They did offer $15 gift cards for the 7 couples, but I don't think we will be going back.

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While in Cape May, this was the second time we visited YB. We were there over the summer and loved it. At the time we were told they would not be open "off season" Lucky for us we found that they were open Friday and Saturday during the off season. The menu is abbreviated but still offers great choices. Best of all they still offer the Peanut Butter Bomb for dessert.
Our server was awesome (she was the only one working- the house was very quiet). It gave us a chance to "chat it up" with her. What a super friendly person. We also spoke to the chef who told us that changes were coming to YB. He mentioned menu changes and changes to the physical space. Can't wait !!
P.S. Try their sister restaurant Georges for breakfast or Lunch. It's about two buildings up the block. Make sure to have dessert!!

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner with 3 other friends celebrating a 60th birthday. Fortunately for us it was off-season and there were no other patrons when we arrived late so we got all the attention. Appetizers, Salads, Dinners and desserts were ALL delicious. Not a large menu which I prefer but plenty of variety on it. Quaint atmosphere and friendly/attentive staff who took pictures for us and helped us sing Happy Birthday. Reasonable prices for a BYOB, another plus!!! I highly recommend this restaurant when in Cape May.

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OT
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to y.b. for a pre-concert dinner. We were the only guests, but the server made us feel welcome and comfortable. The mac and cheese bite apps were so yummy! Loved the sweet kale that came with the shrimp dish...so delish! Hubby loved his crabcakes too. Prices were reasonable. We will definitely return!

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CM
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening dining at YB. The Watermelon, Feta, and Tomato with Honey Drizzle Appetizer was incredible. The flavors blended together are so delicious. I had a special of the evening which was duck that melted in your mouth with yummy duck fat fries. A side order of the cornbread stuffing is always one of my favorites. My husband had a fillet mignon that was cooked to perfection with fries. Dining at YB is a great experience. The staff is very friendly and attentive. We highly recommend you put this restaurant at the top of your list.

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent cuisine, outstanding flavors and super fresh food! Crap cakes were the best we've tasted, and the mac & cheese poppers appetizer was enough for a meal in itself. Highly recommend this restaurant! Delicious!

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We thought the menu was limited and should be more specific with crab cakes, whether broil or fried, they were fried. Very dark but enjoyable. Love that it is a BYOB.

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BH
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

creative menu...presentation is eye candy on a plate,,,attentive service

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JM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place, great service, food was excellent, only suggestion is keep an eye on air conditioning, were I was sitting became a little chilly.

Great Spot!!!!

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband ordered the cod which was delicious. I ordered the crab cakes. They tasted as though they were bought and not homemade. Lots of filler, little crab. The polenta that came with it was very lumpy and tasteless. It was not worth the $25.00 charged. Wish I would of chosen a different entree.

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GT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food!
BYOB isn’t advertised ana a little annoying to find out after your seated for dinner

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SQ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always like coming to the YB when we’re in Cape May. Guaranteed to be good food.

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MM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I expected more after reading some reviews. I understand this is a small place, but you could smell the grease from the kitchen, which was unpleasant. We heard so much about the duck fries and my husband ordreded them (large) before I saw the price of $10.00. I had the crab cakes which were deep fried,and tastless. My husband had the seared tuna, which was good. The best part of the experience was speaking with the 2 other couples that were seated on either side of us.
I hope they do something about the grease smell, and maybe we'll try it for lunch next year.

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My family went for my daughters birthday and everyone enjoyed their meals. Stand outs were the pork belly appetizer, the salmon entree and the duck fat fries!

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PQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our 2nd visit to YB. Food was great. Looking forward to our next trip to cape May and YB. I hear breakfast is awesome

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k
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Y.B.'s was a great find! We'll definitely go back whenever we're in Cape May. Loved the swordfish taco appetizer and the tuna with watermelon salsa. The atmosphere was casual and fun and the food really creative.

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NE
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May very well have been the best meal I’ve ever eaten. Superb presentation and mix of culinary delights makes this a perfect eating establishment.

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D
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inspired cooking. We spent two nights in a row at YB. We liked that we could customize our meal. Absolutely delicious. Tuna with sorba noodles was as delicious as shrimp with smoked kale. Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit in three weeks. Great food, service in a most relaxing beach-facing atmosphere. Pricing fair. BYOB. Seating system (reservations) very reliable. Love it there!

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c
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been going to YB for years. It is an incredible restaurant. Creative food, good prices, late hours, and friendly service. Highlights are perhaps the best stuffing you will ever have (Yes stuffing, order it!) creative turkey, crab cakes, pork belly, and the fish.

Remember though it is cash only which is a little bit of a bummer, but prices for 2 almost never top $100 with tip which is great for such a fine restaurant.

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W
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was the first time I have eaten here. It is small and dimly lit but a nice atmosphere. The food was excellent and so was the service. I will definitely go back here again.

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JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Can’t wait to go again! Food was great. Service was excellent!

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Z
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A memorable dinner , service was excellent , crab cakes were amazing as well as the hanger steak
Nice choice of deserts but we don’t do desert,
All in all a wonderful evening

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the stuffing. It will change your life.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated quickly on arrival although we were a lil early for our reservation ! Service was quick! BYOB was quickly opened and poured by friendly waitress ! Order was taken w recommendation made by server and wow was she right ...that Pork Belly was outstanding!!! The best I have ever tasted! Entrees were tasty and perfect portions. We could not fit dessert 🍮. Wish they had served some bread w starters, not that we needed it but comfort food is always good to nibble! Enjoy our date night! Defin will visit if in the area again! Thanks ‘younger brother’ !

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was AMAZING!!! We had the best waitress who was so kind and considerate and basically explained every item on the menu. She was probably the best waitress I have ever encountered. Now the food was also amazing. I ordered for an appetizer the Mac and cheese popper and they were outstanding but I didn’t notice the little pieces of jalapeño which set my mouth on fire but it was a good add to the dish. The one flaw was it was too big for an appetizer. For the entree I order the crab cake which was OUTSTANDING and I got a side of this corn bread stuffing which was also outstanding but I couldn’t finish it cause the appetizer was too big which upset me. Overall I would totally recommend this restaurant but definitely get a reservation cause it gets crowded very quickly because it’s kinda small.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing flavors, textures, and combinations of foods I'd never tried before. If you can only eat in one restaurant in Cape May, make it this one.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Great flavors and food pairings

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family dinner at the beach. Food was very good - worth a visit!

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RK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in small chic setting, with BYOB wine and restrictions on children after 6PM.
Great place for small casual dinner, including special occasions.

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E
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We never miss a chance to eat here when vacationing in Cape May. Food is always fresh, interesting and don’t miss the duck fat fries. Make sure you stop in the restroom for the recording of Alice Wonderland in it with a British accent

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JK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had the Cajun cod and thought it was very good. I would have given 5 stars if not for one issue that is becoming a recurring theme with both YB and George’s (an affiliated restaurant a few doors down). They were out of two of the most popular items on the menu. It’s a very small menu to begin with, so being out of two items really leaves a limited menu. Between the two restaurants, this has happened to us more often than not. I thought the food was excellent and will definitely give it another try.

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LW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal there last summer and returned this year - disappointed that the flatbreads are no longer on the menu, and that they were out of the mac and cheese balls (these are the best). Pepper appetizer was very good as well as the swordfish tacos. Had the steak frites and thought the portion was a little skimpy. Probably won't return again.

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g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The fish dishes were very good. Dropped the ball on the crab cake dinner. Broke the cardinal rule of crab cakes, way too much filller and not enough crab meat. The side of polenta had little seasoning so very bland.

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S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This restaurant has a great location. You can see the ocean.

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WL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, imaginative and delicious food, and very good service in a casual setting. And byob to boot.

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R
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been eating here for several years now and find the food to always be consistently delicious. The plating/presentation of the food is very nicely done.

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