Ebbitt Room At The Virginia Hotel, Cape May, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Ebbitt Room At The Virginia Hotel, Cape May
Ebbitt Room Restaurant
25 Jackson St.
Cape May, NJ
609-884-5700
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Ebbitt Room: Restaurant Summary

Fare:  New American

Price:  Very Expensive

Food Quality: A well executed, creative menu prepared with fresh farm-to-table ingredients from their local farm and other coastal New Jersey sources.

Service: 
Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive without being intrusive.

Ambiance: 
Located in a restored 1879 Victorian Bed & Breakfast --- the setting is upscale, romantic stylish

Overall Rating:
3 Stars --- one of the top restaurants in Cape May  

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

Noise Level:  Moderate. High during peak times

Dress: Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a well executed menu prepared with fresh, quality ingredients, in an upscale, romantic setting.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a more family casual setting.

Recommended dishes: When available; The Braised Lamb Shank with Whipped Feta, Za'atar, Pomegranate Tabbouleh; The George's Bank Swordfish wsith Potatoes, Long Hots, Cherry Mostarda, Garlic Aioli; and The Dry Age Duck Breas with Sweet Potato Puree, Tuscan Kale, Huckleberry Jus

Liquor: Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

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 kitchen is run by Executive Chef Jason Hanin. Chef Hanin received his formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America. He later honed his culinary skills at the former Chelsea Prime Steakhouse in Atlantic City for 4 years where he worked his way up to Executive Chef. He later worked at several Los Angeles and Houston restaurants before returning to his New Jersey roots  at the Ebbitt Room.

Chef Hanin serves a well executed menu using quality ingredients and is committed to using organic, farm-fresh to table ingredients including vegetables, eggs, chickens, turkeys and pork from their nearby 62 acre Beach Plum Farm. and from the coastal regions of New Jersey. He is adept at preparing fresh raw fish ceviches cured in citrus juices.

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 on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve serving a Prix Fixe Menu

Reservations are recommended and there is 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, 2019)




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