Fare: New American
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Dress: Upscale casual
Food Quality: Two Stars
Service: Two and 1/2 Stars
Decor: Two and 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: Two Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from one half star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared food with a creative, eclectic style
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a casual menu with more comfort food.
Recommended dishes: When available, Slow Roasted Honey Glazed Duck; Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes; and the Seafood Risotto
The Black Duck restaurant is a high end, BYOB restaurant popular with diners who enjoy nouvelle American cuisine with a slight Asian fusion influence
Set in a Victorian house, the decor is simple, though attractive. There are several open dining rooms with white walls, black-and-white photographs of old Cape May, Wicker ceiling fans, potted palms and tables set with small metal pails and live herbs.
Chris Hubert is the owner and Executive Chef. Mr. Hubert is able to pull of exceptional dishes of nouvelle American cuisine with a slight Asian fusion influence, using their well prepared combinations of tastes and ingredients. However, the menu infrequently changes and you are not apt to find many new, inspiring dishes.
For starters, the Black Duck restaurant serves up outstanding warm bread which paves the way for high expectations --- which they are sure to deliver on.
The homemade desserts are top of the line and change with the seasons
During the summer months they offer an Early Bird Dinner three course prix fix menu
Families with small children are not recommended.
There is limited on site parking
Open with seasonal hours. They are open during the summer for dinner nightly at 5pm, During the month of June they are open six days with closings on alternate Mondays & Tuesdays
Also open in February for Valentine's Day and President's Day Weekend Beginning at 5 PM and on Friday and Saturday every week until March.
The Black Duck restaurant can accommodate small, intimate weddings, private parties, rehearsal dinners for catered events.
(updated: June, 2018)
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