Fare: New American Tavern
Food Quality: Serves a well-executed menu using local, farm-to-table fresh produce, herbs, and eggs from their own Cape May Beach Plum Farm
Service: Friendly, attentive, though less so during the summer peak season.
Ambiance/Decor: 1800's historic, colonial vibe, especially cozy in the colder winter months with the warmth and glow from their large wood burning fireplace
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate -High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a new American menu prepared with fresh, local ingredients
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer comfort food, or a traditional casual menu served in huge portions .
Recommended dishes: When available, Blue Pig Blue Plate Specials for a dinner entree: The Steak Diane, a 12oz. New York steak with button mushrooms and asparagus; and The Pan-Seared Grouper Fillet served over herbed cous cous with olive-tomato tapenade and lemon-caper sauce.
Liquor: Full bar service
The Blue Pig Tavern, located in the landmark Congress Hall Hotel, a block from the beach. has a charming, 1800's historic, colonial vibe.
The restaurant with dark wood, rustic tones, is spread over several dining rooms; one of them has an open-air atmosphere with a large skylight looking out over the colonnade and the hotels facades. The other inside dining room offers a tavern atmosphere, with a large wood burning fireplace, especially cozy during the colder months, natural wood floors, and comfortable banquettes.
During the summer months there is outdoor dining on the street level patio,
The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Chris Garrison who oversees a new American menu prepared with locale, farm-to-table fresh produce, herbs, and eggs from their own Cape May Beach Plum Farm.
Chef Garrison received his formal culinary training at The San Diego Culinary Institute (SDCI). Prior to coming to the Blue Pig tavern, Chef Garrison worked as an executive chef at a variety of restaurants in Pennsylvania.
Family and child friendly with a kid’s menu.
The Blue Pig Tavern is open year-round and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During the winter months from the weekend after Thanksgiving until January 2nd., as part of their "Winter Wonderland" Holiday spectacular, there is outdoor dining on the Grand Lawn in twelve heated snow-white igloos, providing private parties of up to eight with intimate, socially-distant, under the glow of our 30-foot Christmas Tree.
Open on Thanksgiving serving a special, traditional Thanksgiving menu.
(Updated November 2021)
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