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Pier House Restaurant, Cape May, NJ: A Dining Review

Pier House Restaurant

Pier House Restaurant
(Beach & Pittsburgh Aves)
Cape May, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Seafood w/ Greek Mediterranean Influences

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service: 2 Stars

Decor: 2 1/2  Stars

Overall Rating: 2 and 1/2 Stars

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

Outdoor patio dining with scenic beach front views

Street parking is close by and plentiful

Noise Level:  Moderate - High (near the bar area)

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good seafood with upscale Jersey shore ambiance.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who may prefer a large selection of basic Jersey Shore seafood in a family casual setting

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Blackened Tuna w/mango q'cumber melon salsa.toasted sesame vinaigrette. rice & greens: The Lamb Shank 4 hour slow braised. W/mint mavrodaphne lavender glaze, feta,  rice pilaf & greens For breakfast The Avocado Toast W/fresh avocado & Greek yogurt spread, toasted multi grain, cracked pepper & pink salt, crispy fried eggs up, radish slices & arugula

Alcohol:  Full service bar with a good, reasonably priced wine list.

Restaurant Review

The Pier House restaurant, located on the grounds of the La Mer Hotel, at the quieter north end of Cape may, re-opened in the summer of 2019 after being closed for several years while they tore down the original restaurant and completely rebuilt it.

While the structure is entirely new, it's original management team have returned to offer a menu and service that is the same as their their original, high quality level.

The original team of Managing Partner Gearge Mallous, and his brother, Executive Chef Argerios Mallous, have returned to serve up a well executed, Greek Influenced menu.
The quality of the seafood dishes are high end --- a notch above the many Jersey Shore restaurants who serve-up huge menus and a large selection of mediocre fried seafood dishes

The dining experience begins on a high with the complimentary serving of the bread basket, with seven grain bread accompanied by hummus made with garbanzo beans, kalamata olives, lemon juice and Greek extra virgin olive oil

The ambiance is attractive, contemporary with an energetic vibe. The look is open, and bright with large wall-to-wall windows encompassing the dining areas. A new addition is the attractive contemporary styled bar with a white granite top.

In the warmer months, they offer romantic open air terrace dining with twinkling lights overlooking the ocean and the beach. Indulge yourself in a sophisticated, yet comfortable setting

They are still considered to be one of the best breakfast restaurants in Cape May,

Parking is plentiful and the service is attentive and friendly. Child friendly.

The Pier House is open 7 days/week: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

(updated July 2019)

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