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410 Bank Street, Cape May, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

410 Bank Street, Cape May, NJ
Best 2017 New Jersey Restaurant
410 Bank Street
410 Bank St
Cape May, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  French New Orleans Cuisine with a Caribbean Flair
Price: Expensive

Food Quality: 3 Stars

Service: 3 Stars

Decor: 2 1/2  Stars

Overall Rating: Three Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

One of Cape May's top Fine Dining experiences

Excellent fresh seafood creatively prepared with tasty sauces

Many tables spaced close together for cramped seating

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

Noise Level:  Moderate -High

Dress: Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent food with creative, eclectic preparations.

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

Recommended dishes: When available, Yellow-Fin Tuna with Barbadian Black bean sauce; Pacific Mahi Mahi; and for dessert their New Orleans style Bread Pudding

Liquor: BYOB, A selection of wines from the local Cape May Winery are available.

Restaurant Review

This popular Cape May restaurant offers up creative, exotic fare ------- is one of Cape May's best fine dining experiences.

In an attractive Caribbean setting with a charming walkway that takes you under cover of overhanging of wisteria vines towards the Victorian home with spinning fans and trimmed dining rooms.

The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Chet Saign, a perfectionist with his signature pungent seasonings of New Orleans and Caribbean influences, with many of the dishes venting the aroma wood smoke of a mesquite grill. Prior to taking over as Executive Chef in 2014, Chef Saign honed his culinary skills under the tutelage of former Executive Chef Sing.Before coming to 410 bank street, Chef Saign worked in Salt Lake City at the Park Café, and Santa Fe, both upscale ski resort restaurants.

Their smoked seafood and meat dishes are slow-smoked in their on-site smoke-house. He uses fresh, locally sourced produce and seafood.

The staff at 410 Bank Street, from the hostess to the waiters are friendly, professional, and attentive.

Try for outside seating. The noise level in the inside dining area is high and the tables tend to be close together. Seating on the Bank Street narrow porch is especially cramped.

A pre-theatre 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu is available

They're friendly towards children, providing a glass of crayons on the table and kiddie combo plates, as well as a children's menu.

Reservations during weekends and the busy summer season are a must.

Free Parking is available at the Bank Street Commons Parking Lot, located one block West on Bank Street.

410 Bank Street is closed during the winter season from November to the 1st weekend in May. During the season, they are open daily for dinner from 5pm.

(updated: June, 2018)

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