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

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

410 Bank Street: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American with French-New Orleans influences

Very Expensive

Food Quality:
Well executed menu with creative, artfully presented dishes using locally caught sea food and produce.

Friendly, professional, and efficient

Attractive 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 ---- except for tables spaced close together for cramped seating.

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

Overall Rating:
3 Stars 

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

Noise Level: Moderate, sometimes high depending on seating.

Dress: Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy and afford a well-executed creative, eclectic menu.

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

Recommended dishes: When available, The Yellow Fin Tuna Mesquite grilled with 410's signature Barbadian Black Bean Sauce; The Mahi Mahi in a Macadamia Nut-Crust, served with Coconut Shrimp, Polynesian Rice and Vanilla Island Rum Sauce; and The Blackened Prime Rib, Applewood Smoked on the bone. coated in or signature spices, served with fresh Corn Chili.

Restaurant Review

410 Bank Street, a long time favorite Cape May restaurant continues to offer well executed, creative, exotic fare, with matching ambiance ------- one of Cape May's best chef driven, fine dining experiences.

Diners are about to experience an attractive tropical 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 as they are seated for dinner.

Under new management and executive chef since 2021. The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Ron Panczner. Chef Panczner received his formal culinary education at the Culinary Institute of America, and later honed his culinary skills at several Cape may restaurants including the former Gloria's and Axelson's Blue Claw, and Peter Shields, and later at Sand Barrens in Cape May Courthouse. After a brief break away from the restaurant business where he formed a landscaping company, Chef Panczer joined 410 Bank Street as a part time pastry chef. In 2019, owners Steve and Nancy Miller and Chef Panczner agreed to take over the operation of 410 Bank St under a lease agreement. Since 410 Bank St has always had a stellar reputation as one of the top dining spots in Cape May, Chef Panczner was not about to " reinvent the wheel," instead slowly introduced some changes in the operation and menu to fit his style of cooking, while still offering some 410 Bank St. signature dishes of the past.

Chef Panzcner oversees a well-executed, inspiring menu, using fresh local produce and locally caught seafood.

Many of their seafood and meat dishes are cooked slow smoked in their on-site smokehouse.

The staff at 410 Bank Street, from the hostess to the waiters are friendly, professional, and efficient. Staff is dressed in their signature tropical batik.

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 facing narrow porch is especially cramped.

Not recommended for children.

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

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