Food Quality: 2 and 1/2 Stars
Service: 2 and 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 and 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Serves creative French dishes and sauces
Tables are spaced apart for quiet conversation
Dining outdoors on the porch or in the garden.
Menu selections are limited
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared food with upscale, "Old World" ambiance
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer more casual dining with a larger menu and huge portion servings
Recommended dishes: When available, Pan Roasted Bronzino; Veal Loin Chop; and the Scallops Flambe.
La Verandah is a charming, BYOB restaurant located a block from the ocean in the restored 19th century Victorian Hotel Alcott.
This attractive building was originally built in 1878 as the Arlington House and was later renamed in honor of author Louisa May Alcott who was a frequent guest.
Although the dining room is attractive, if the weather is nice, ask for a table on the verandah. You'll get a nice sea breeze while you dine. There is garden dining as well.
This is a good place to dine if you are looking for a cozy intimate dining experience, with a European feel to it. The tables are a good size and placed apart, and set with linen table cloths and napkins.
The hallmarks of the creative French cuisine are the sauces prepared with care and elegance, and are a complement to each dish, bringing out flavors without overwhelming them.
The menu is limited although offered with a variety of well prepared and imaginative seafood, beef, fowl, and daily specials to make your options difficult to choose from.
The menu is reasonably priced, compared to many other Cape May fine dining restaurants.
Quiet dinner music, including recordings of Yanni, round out this fine dining experience.
The service is friendly and attentive.
Not recommended for children.
The restaurant is open from Memorial Day through mid September.
(updated: May, 2016)
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