Ebbitt Room Restaurant At The Virginia Hotel

A Cape May, NJ Restaurant Review

Ebbitt Room Restaurant

Ebbitt Room Restaurant
25 Jackson St.
Cape May, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American
Price:  Very Expensive

Food Quality: Three Stars

Service:  Two Stars

Decor:  Three Stars

Overall Rating: Three Stars

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

One of the top restaurants in the Cape May area

Uses organic, farm-fresh to table seasonal ingredients from the hotels' nearby 62 acre Beach Plum Farm.

A good choice for celebrating a romantic occasion.

During peak season evenings, quiet conversation can be difficult. Some tables are placed too close together and noise level can be high

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

Noise Level:  Moderate. High during peak times

Dress: Upscale casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy excellent food in a more formal, trendy setting.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a more family casual setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available; Sea Water Poached Arctic Char;  Pan Roasted Branzino;  and Pomegranate Braised Short Rib.

Liquor:  Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

The Ebbitt Room is one of the top Cape May restaurants offering a fine dining, romantic experience in a charming bed and breakfast hotel.

Located in the Virginia Hotel, built in 1879, you can enjoy your dining in the stylish restored dining area, done up in soft earth toned bamboo papered walls, dark hard wood flooring, dimly lit chandeliers, and candle lit tables set with white table linens.

The kitchen is run by Executive chef is Matt Crist who applies his culinary skills to create a fresh perspective to the seasonal menu. Chef Crist is committed to using organic, farm-fresh to table ingredients sourced from the restaurants nearby 62 acre Beach Plum Farm.

The restaurant also has a well stocked bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail or after dinner drink in the fireplace lounge while listening to live piano music.

During the warmer summers you can eat out on the porch or on the garden patio for a much more casual feeling.

They have live piano music by Paul Sottile Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30pm-10:30pm,  an added touch to an elegant atmosphere for a romantic dinner. 

To complete the romantic experience, book a room and have breakfast on the porch in the morning.

They also has a lovely private dining room called the Richmond Room suitable for a business or family occasion.

During the off-peak season, The Ebbitt Room is open from November - December: 6 days per week : 5:30pm - 9pm, and is closed on Tuesdays.

There is an "Early Seating Menu"  Sunday- Friday, from 5pm-6:30pm

They are open 7 days per week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, and on Sundays the weekends of Martin Luther King Day, President's Day and Valentine's Day. In January, February and March they are open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Reservations are recommended and there is valet parking during the summer peak months. A note of caution: On busy weekends they tend to over book and even with a reservation, you may experience a wait of 1/2 - 1 hour.

(updated: Mat, 2016)

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