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The Blue Pig Tavern, Cape May, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

The Blue Pig Tavern, Cape May, NJ

The Blue Pig Tavern in Cape May's Historic Congress Hall Seaside Resorts Serves a Menu Prepared With Fresh Ingredients From Their Own Nearby Farm

Blue Pig Tavern
Congress Hall Hotel
215 Beach Ave. (bet. Congress & Perry streets)
Cape May, NJ 08204

The Blue Pig Tavern: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American Tavern

Price: Expensive

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

Dress: casual

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, The Beef Tenderloin with Potato Purée, Caramelized Shallots, Beach Plum Farm Carrots, Port Wine Demi Glace, The Crab & Clam Pasta with Garganelli, Light Citrus Butter, English Peas, Calabrian Chiles; and The Braised Beef Short Rib with Aged Cheddar Polenta, Fire Roasted Vegetables, Port Wine Demi.

Liquor: Full bar service

Restaurant Review

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 Michael Greenstein 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.

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 March 2023)

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