Sea Salt, Cape May, NJ: 
A Restaurant Review

Sea Salt, Cape May, NJ

The Sea Salt Restaurant, with it's modern, beach chic ambiance,
stands out in Cape May in contrast to the slew of
other historic Victorian home settings

Sea Salt Restaurant
Ocean Club Hotel
1035 Beach Ave
Cape May, NJ

Sea Salt: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Contemporary American


Food Quality: 
Creative food preparation using quality, fresh farm - table ingredients

Friendly, attentive

Upscale, beach chic ambiance with beach/ocean views

Overall Rating: 
3 Stars

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

Noise Level: Moderate -High

Upscale Casual

Recommended For:
Diners who enjoy creatively prepared food with upscale, beach chic ambiance.

Not Recommended For:
Budget conscious who prefer a casual BYOB with "Old World" dining amenities

Recommended dishes:
When available, The Pan Seared Halibut with seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis; The Coffee Rubbed Ribeye Steak, with Grilled Asparagus, Red Wine Reduction; and the Grilled Whole Fish with Grilled Asparagus, Caramelized lemon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Full service, vibrant bar with a good selection of specialty cocktails

Restaurant Review

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  modern, beach chic 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 run by Executive Chef Robert Tyndall. Prior to coming to Sea Salt in 2019, Chef Tyndall served as the executive chef at The Merion Inn in Cape May. His prior stints have been at The Ebbitt Room and the former M'Ocean in Cape May.  Chef Tyndall received his formal Culinary training at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.

Chef Tyndall serves a contemporary American menu with creative twists, using fresh farm to table local ingredients.

They serve an excellent brunch, are child friendly with a kids menu, and have Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options

During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the patio with a view of the beach and ocean.

Sea Salt is open with seasonal hours. During the peak summer season:
Breakfast: Served daily from 8:00am-12:00pm.
Dinner: Served daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch is served at the Tiki Ten35 poolside bar beginning at Open 11am to 9pm daily in season

(Updated: February 2021)

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