Fare: New American
Food Quality: Two Stars
Service: One and 1/2 Stars
Decor: Two Stars
Overall Rating: Two Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Well prepared menu using fresh, local farm-to-table ingredients
Offers complimentary valet parking
Service during busy summer months can be spotty.
Value: Given the quality, though prices are high, the value is good
Noise Level: Moderate -High
Dress: Upscale casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a new American menu prepared with fresh, local ingredients
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a casual menu with more comfort food.
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 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 Michael Greenstein who serves a New American menu using fresh farm-to-table produce, herbs and eggs from the restaurants own local Cape May Beach Plum Farm;
Family and child friendly with a kids menu.
The Blue Pig Tavern is open year round and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Daily Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:30am-12:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-3:00pm, Lunch: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-2:00PM, Friday-Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm and for Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
(updated: June, 2018)
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