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Frescos Seafood Trattoria

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Italian, Seafood, International
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412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May) (Lafayette)
609-884-0366
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the heart of the Historic District, Frescos occupies an 1880 Victorian...
In the heart of the Historic District, Frescos occupies an 1880 Victorian cottage. On the candlelit veranda, or in the coolness of the Mediteranean inspired dining rooms, you imagine yourself at a small trattoria in Tuscany, or sampling the finest of local seafood at a Mediterranean cafe. From the seafood and homemade pastas of the South to the elegant sauces, meats, and veal of the North, Frescos is a culinary adventure tour of Italy. Frescos' award-winning young Chef Joseph Badger takes as his palette the incredible variety of fresh local seafood, and bountiful local produce, bringing a richness and creativity to the menu-- a dazzling display of shrimp, lobster, seafoods and pastas, and desserts that make guests exclaim with delight. One of ZAGAT'S "Top Italian Restaurants in America," and Voted "Best Italian Restaurant in Southern New Jersey 2012," by NJ Monthly.
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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian restaurant, but a bit over priced

Make reservations for this very popular restaurant. Parking is available for $5 at Bank Street Commons. If you provide the parking receipt to your server you will be refunded the parking fee. It is a BYOB and has a good variety on their menu - pasta, fish, meat and fowl. A good selection of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Ramsey, NJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Frescos does not let you down. They serve innovative fresh seafood, with a Mediterranean influence. Everything about your meal has a personal touch, and this comes from the chef himself. My family look forward to this meal each year. This is our third visit. Last year we ordered several of the same dishes. This year we decided we'd each get... More 

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Ramsey, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Make reservations for this very popular restaurant. Parking is available for $5 at Bank Street Commons. If you provide the parking receipt to your server you will be refunded the parking fee. It is a BYOB and has a good variety on their menu - pasta, fish, meat and fowl. A good selection of appetizers. It's unfortunate that they charge... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always a great choice for dinner. If you love the interesting and the creative, you will love Frescos.

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Columbus, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We just experience our initial dinner at Frescos Seafood Trattoria and it was most pleasurable. Located on a side street at 412 Bank Street, Cape May, New Jersey, it is adjacent to the Washington Street Mall at Decatur Street. The a la carte menu features seafood and pasta as well as veal, chicken and beef specialty dishes. Our selections of... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Frescos is always a stop that we make when we are near Cape May. They are known for their osso bucco. I always ordered in advance to guarantee that I will not be disappointed. We were there last Saturday and while I enjoyed my osso bucco another diner was disappointed that he couldn't get one. My wife enjoys the choices... More 

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Springfield , NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Pasta was great. James, our waiter was not for a restaurant of this calibor. We had to ask him after waiting for fresh pepper on our ceasar salad and even fresh cheese for out pasta dishes. At the prices they charge, they need better help. Would not go back again simply based on service. We poured our own wine as... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After reading reviews we were excited to try Fresco's.Its HIGHLY overrated. First we needed to send every water and wine glass back because they were extremely dirty(chunks of food not washed off). Service was slow and my husband sent his dinner back. Not a place we will return to.

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Langhorne PA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This Zagat-rated Tuscan BYOB served us a simply extraordinary meal with attentive, gracious service. (We appreciated that, like its neighboring restaurant 410 Bank Street, complimentary parking was available just down the block at the Cape May Commons, where an attendant made charged us $5 up front, and gave us a ticket to present for reimbursement when the meal check arrived.)... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Three of us visited Frescos in July as part of a night of "Dinner and a Show." The restaurant serves some excellent Italian dishes in the setting go of an old house. It is within walking distance of Cape May Stage. The combination of the two is a top notch choice.Suggest you make resevations. Definitely, do so if you want... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Easily one of the best meals I've had anywhere. We sat on the enclosed porch and it was beautiful and quiet. This place is BYO too. I had chicken marsala and my wife had swordfish piccatta. I had never seen swordfish prepared that way but it was delicious. The marsala was good too. The only low point was that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May)
    (Lafayette)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-0366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

In the heart of the Historic District, Frescos occupies an 1880 Victorian cottage. On the candlelit veranda, or in the coolness of the Mediteranean inspired dining rooms, you imagine yourself at a small trattoria in Tuscany, or sampling the finest of local seafood at a Mediterranean cafe. From the seafood and homemade pastas of the South to the elegant sauces, meats, and veal of the North, Frescos is a culinary adventure tour of Italy. Frescos' award-winning young Chef Joseph Badger takes as his palette the incredible variety of fresh local seafood, and bountiful local produce, bringing a richness and creativity to the menu-- a dazzling display of shrimp, lobster, seafoods and pastas, and desserts that make guests exclaim with delight. One of ZAGAT'S "Top Italian Restaurants in America," and Voted "Best Italian Restaurant in Southern New Jersey 2012," by NJ Monthly.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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