The Blue Rose, Cape May, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Blue Rose Inn
The Blue Rose
653 Washington St
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 435-5458

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:  3 Stars

Decor:  2 and 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  Stars

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

One of the top fine dining restaurants in the Cape May/Wildwood area

Exceptional  food -- does not use any pre-prepared foods. Everything is homemade and hand crafted.

Attractive Victorian ambiance and decor

Limited off-street parking.

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Low - Moderate

Dress:  Upscale Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy creative, hand crafted food in a cozy, quiet setting

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler, less pricey food in a more family oriented casual setting.

Recommended dishes:    When available, The hanger Steak; The Duck Confit Ravioli; and the Crab Cakes.

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

Located one block from the Washington Street pedestrian mall, The Blue Rose is one of the top fine dining restaurants in the Cape May/Wildwood area.

This family owned and operated business is run by owner Thomas Keating, his son Executive Chef Michael Keating and his wife pastry chef Angela Keating.

Chef Michael Keating is a graduate of the Culinary Education Center of Monmouth County and later honed his culinary skills at the Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, NJ and the Molly Pitcher Inn and Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ.

This is a scratch kitchen restaurant that does not use any pre-prepared foods. Everything is homemade and hand crafted including the breads, pastas, herbed butters, flavored aioli, desserts and the ricotta used in the agnolotti.

The seasonal New American menu uses local fresh produce when available.

The Blue Rose is set in a beautifully restored 120 year old Victorian B & B.

The dining room comprises two rooms with overhead chandeliers with hanging ice crystals, wall mounted sconces giving off soft ambient lighting. Tables are beautifully decorated with silver flatware,  attractive blue glasses, and cobalt blue candle holders over white tablecloths.  Origami rose folded napkins complete the setting.

The larger of the two dining rooms has more charm with one entire wall composed of windows adorned in antique lace curtains that are lined with a run of cushioned banquettes. Tables for two are set in front of the banquettes that makes it cozy for couples dining in an intimate setting or joined together for larger parties of 4-8 people.

The dining rooms are cozy and intimate, ideal for quiet conversation.

In the warmer summer months you can dine outside on the wrap around veranda.

The wait staff is well trained, friendly and attentive.

The serve an excellent Sunday Brunch from 10am-1pm during the days the restaurant is open.

The Blue Rose is open during the summer season and during the last week in December for Christmas Eve & New Years Eve dinner.

(updated: June, 2018)

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