The yb Eat Place
(The younger brother)

A Cape May, NJ Restaurant Review

The YB Eat Place

The yb Eat Place
(The younger brother)
314 Beach Avenue
(between Perry & Jackson Streets)
Cape May, NJ
(609) 898-2009


Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American - Mediterranean Influence

Price: In -expensive to Moderate

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Food Quality:  2 Stars

Service: 1 and 1/2 Stars

Decor: 1 and 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 Stars

Four Star Rating System:
o stars = poor
1 Star = Average
2 Stars = Above Average 
3 Stars = Excellent, a destination restaurant
4 Stars = Best in Class

Very well prepared New American dishes using fresh ingredients

Cash only, does not accept credit cards

Parking is limited, metered street parking available

Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who enjoy excellent, non-traditional breakfasts and creative new American lunch & Dinner dishes at an affordable -price,

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer an extensive menu with more fine dining amenities.

Recommended dishes:  When available, For Breakfast, The Health Kick Omelet. For Dinner, Cod Black Wasabi; and the N.Y. Strip Steak sourced fro Creekstone Farms.

Alcohol: BYOB

Restaurant Review

The yb Eat Place is the creation of Chef Peter Karapanagiotis The younger brother of John Karapanagiotis, owner/chef of George's Place, down the street.

Chef Peter Karapanagiotis, with movie star looks, comes with an impressive culinary resume. Prior to opening yb in 2012, he was the Executive Chef at Privé and Brasserie Perrier in Philadelphia. Prior to that he honed his culinary skills at Buddakan and Le Bec Fin. He has also been featured on the Food network show, “Chopped."

The yb is one of the top breakfast spots in Cape May and a place where you can get an excellent dinner at an affordable price --- a rarity in Cape May.

Using fresh ingredients, Chef Karapanagioti masterfully prepares a limited New American Menu with a Mediterranean Influence. The dinner selections are limited to 10 entrees.

They are located across from the promenade in the center of Beach Ave. The dining area is small with a chic cafe ambiance with large photos of major international cities and black and white fabric covered banquettes adorning the walls. Black table tops are set with a fork and steak knife wrapped in a cloth napkin pocket along with a votive candle supported by some loose coffee beans.

During the peak summer months, YB is open 7 days a week, beginning at 8:00 am for breakfast, lunch, and 5:15 PM for dinner!

Reservations for dinner only; Not accepted for breakfast & lunch.

(updated: June, 2016)

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