Food Quality: Three Stars
Service: Two Stars
Decor: Three Stars
Overall Rating: Three Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the top restaurants in the Cape May area
Uses organic, farm-fresh to table seasonal ingredients from the hotels' nearby 62 acre Beach Plum Farm.
A good choice for celebrating a romantic occasion.
During peak season evenings, quiet conversation can be difficult. Some tables are placed too close together and noise level can be high
Fare: New American
Price: Very Expensive
Value: Given the quality, though prices are high, the value is good
Noise Level: Moderate. High during peak times
Dress: Upscale casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent food in a more formal, trendy setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a more family casual setting.
Recommended dishes: When available; Sea Water Poached Arctic Char; Pan Roasted Branzino; and Pomegranate Braised Short Rib.
Liquor: Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.
The Ebbitt Room is one of the top Cape May restaurants offering a fine dining, romantic experience in a charming bed and breakfast hotel.
Located in the Virginia Hotel, built in 1879, you can enjoy your dining in the stylish restored dining area, done up in soft earth toned bamboo papered walls, dark hard wood flooring, dimly lit chandeliers, and candle lit tables set with white table linens.
The Ebbitt Room is committed to using organic, farm-fresh to table ingredients sourced from the restaurants nearby 62 acre Beach Plum Farm.
The restaurant also has a well stocked bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail or after dinner drink in the fireplace lounge while listening to live piano music.
During the warmer summers you can eat out on the porch or on the garden patio for a much more casual feeling.
They have live piano music on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30pm-10:30pm, an added touch to an elegant atmosphere for a romantic dinner.
To complete the romantic experience, book a room and have breakfast on the porch in the morning.
They also has a lovely private dining room called the Richmond Room suitable for a business or family occasion.
During the peak summers season, The Ebbitt Room is open seven/days/week:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An Early Dining Menu is available Sunday through Friday from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm
Social Hour every Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm serving half priced beer and wine by the glass
During the off-peak season, The Ebbitt Room is open from November - December: 6 days per week : 5:30pm - 9pm, and is closed on Tuesdays.
There is an "Early Seating Menu" Sunday- Friday, from 5pm-6:30pm
They are open 7 days per week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, and on Sundays the weekends of Martin Luther King Day, President's Day and Valentine's Day. In January, February and March they are open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Reservations are recommended and there is complimentary valet parking during the summer peak months. A note of caution: On busy weekends they tend to over book and even with a reservation, you may experience a wait of 1/2 - 1 hour.
(updated: October, 2018)
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