Fare: New American - Mediterranean Influence
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: Excellent. Well executed dishes using high quality fresh ingredients creatively prepared and served
Service: Friendly, attentive.
Ambiance/Decor: Upscale-casual atmosphere with a cozy, chic cafe ambiance
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate - loud
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent, non-traditional and creative new American dishes at an affordable price,
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer an extensive menu with more fine dining amenities and bar service.
Recommended dishes: When available, For Dinner, The Halibut with asparagus & bearnaise; The Chilean Bass with potatoes; and for Brunch The Lobster Flatbread with bacon & truffle aioli.
The yb Eat Place is the creation of Chef Peter Karapanagiotis The younger brother of John Karapanagiotis, owner/chef of George's Place, down the street.
Chef Peter Karapanagiotis, with movie star looks, comes with an impressive culinary resume. Prior to opening yb in 2012, he was the Executive Chef at Privé and Brasserie Perrier in Philadelphia. Prior to that he honed his culinary skills at Buddakan and Le Bec Fin. He has also been featured on the Food network show, “Chopped."
The yb is one of the top dining spots in Cape May and a place where you can get an excellent dinner with mouthwatering dishes, at an affordable price --- a rarity in Cape May.
Using fresh ingredients, Chef Karapanagiotis masterfully prepares a limited New American Menu with a Mediterranean Influence. The dinner selections are limited to 10 selections, mostly seafood, pork belly. Not often are their beef or chicken on the menu. Has a nice touch of their serving of an amuse bouche between courses.
They are located across from the promenade in the center of Beach Ave. The dining area is small with a cozy chic cafe ambiance, dimly lit with large photos of major international cities and black and white fabric covered banquettes adorning the walls. Black tabletops are set with a fork and steak knife wrapped in a cloth napkin pocket along with a votive candle supported by some loose coffee beans.
Seasonal Hours. During the peak summer months, open Thursday – Sunday | 5pm – 8pm
Parking is limited, metered street parking available.
(Updated: May 2023)
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