The Blue Pig Tavern

A Cape May, NJ Restaurant Review

Blue Pig Tavern

Blue Pig Tavern
Congress Hall Hotel
215 Beach Ave. (bet. Congress & Perry streets)
Cape May, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American
Price:  Expensive

Food Quality: Two Stars

Service:  One and 1/2 Stars

Decor:  Two Stars

Overall Rating: Two Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Well prepared menu using fresh, local farm-to-table ingredients

Offers complimentary valet parking

Service during busy summer months can be spotty.

Value:  Given the quality, though prices are high, the value is good

Noise Level:  Moderate -High

Dress:  Upscale casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a new American menu prepared with fresh, local ingredients

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a casual menu with more comfort food.

Recommended dishes:  When available, Blue Pig Blue Plate Specials for a dinner entree: The Steak Diane, a 12oz. New York steak with button mushrooms and asparagus; and The Pan-Seared Grouper Fillet served over herbed cous cous with olive-tomato tapenade and lemon-caper sauce.

Liquor:  Full bar service

Restaurant Review

The Blue Pig Tavern, located in the landmark Congress Hall Hotel, a block from the beach, and near the  Washington St. pedestrian Mall, serves well prepared food, though the limited menu of traditional selections does not distinguish itself from many of the other fine dining Cape May restaurants.

The restaurant is made up of several dining rooms; one of them has an open air atmosphere with a a large skylight looking out over the colonnade and the hotels facades. The other inside dining room offers a tavern atmosphere, with a large fireplace, especially cozy during the colder months, natural wood floors, and comfortable banquettes.

During the summer months there is outdoor dining on the street level patio.

The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Jeremy Einhorn who oversees the new American menu using fresh farm-to-table produce, herbs and eggs from the restaurants own local Cape May Beach Plum Farm

Family and child friendly with a kids menu.

The Blue Pig Tavern is open year round and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Daily Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:30am-12:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-3:00pm, Lunch: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-2:00PM, Friday-Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm,  and for Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

(updated: May, 2016)

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