Fare: Contemporary American
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Modern chic, trendy decor, unique and tops compared to other Cape May Victorian restaurants.
Scenic view of the beach and ocean from the dining room and outdoor patio, one of the top ocean views in Cape May.
Noise Level: Moderate -High
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy food prepared with fresh local ingredients, with an upscale, trendy ambiance.
Not Recommended For: Diners who may prefer simple food preparation, less trendy ambiance with "Old World" dining amenities
Recommended dishes: When available, The 28 Day-Aged Rib Eye; The Braised Lamb, and The Bronzini.
Alcohol: Full service, vibrant bar with a good selection of specialty cocktails
The Sea Salt, located in the Ocean Club Hotel overlooking the ocean in the quieter north section of Cape May, fills a niche in Cape May for a trendy, casually elegant restaurant for diners who can afford to pay a bit more for a high end, fine dining experience.
The interior decor is very attractive with a modern, NYC chic ambiance featuring an attractive, vibrant bar. The dining area is furnished with ornate dark wood, silver blue-grey walls, tables set with white linens and soft candle lighting, and large oversized windows that open in the warmer months to the outside dining area.
The kitchen is under the watchful eye of Chef Lulzim Rexhepi who comes to Cape May with an outstanding resume. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Rexhepi honed his skills in Europe at some famed restaurants such as Roger Verge's Le Moulin de Mougins in France, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Geneva; and later in NYC with Paul Sale at 57/57 in The Four Seasons, the W Hotel, and Restaurant Kittichai at the 60 Thompson hotel in SOHO.
Chef Rexhepi offers a contemporary American menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences, using fresh farm to table local ingredients and and wild caught sea food from local waters.
Sea Salt is open with seasonal hours. During the peak summer season (Beginning 3rd week of May for:
Breakfast: Served daily from 8:00am-11:00am.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
Lunch is served at the Tiki Ten35 poolside bar beginning at Open 11am to 10pm daily in season
(updated: June, 2017)
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