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Union Park Dining Room

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727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Howard Street)
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+1 609-884-8811
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This restaurant is at Hotel Macomber
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Across from the ocean, this elegant dining room serves classic American...
Across from the ocean, this elegant dining room serves classic American food with a special touch. Union Park Dining Room received New Jersey Monthly Magazine's 2005 thru 2011 Critics Choice Award as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey. Working his magic behind the scenes, chef John Schatz has overseen the kitchens of some sophisticated eateries in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, including the former Maureen's in Cape May. The large, spacious dining rooms with their fireplaces, cherry & mahogany furniture & antique fixtures are romance personified. Settle in for a memorable meal. Private dining rooms available from 8 to 42 guests. Banquet Facilities: Located in the historic Hotel Macomber, union park dining room is available for both casual & elegant parties, receptions, special occasion dinners or complete weddings. Our facility can host groups up to 130 people, depending on the type of reception you desire.
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  • 263
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A restaurant that is a must

Union Park in Cape May was truly a wonderful experience. We were a party of four, and we all enjoyed our appetizers main courses and desserts. The food was excellent, the service courteous and professional, and the dinning room lovely and cozy.It was our first visit, but certainly not our last.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Rosalind H
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Bronx, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Decent food, but not much to choose from. Service was average at best. With all the great restaurants in Cape May, not sure why this ranks so highly.

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Union Park in Cape May was truly a wonderful experience. We were a party of four, and we all enjoyed our appetizers main courses and desserts. The food was excellent, the service courteous and professional, and the dinning room lovely and cozy.It was our first visit, but certainly not our last.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, nice atmosphere and very attentive wait staff. The surf and turf was excellent. Due to the size of the party, a 20% service charge was added. Our waitress was so attentive, that we added more to the tip.

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Wallingford Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants I've been to in Cape May. I had the fig appetizer, Caesar salad and crab cakes entree. Desert was the fresh fruit tart. Everything was so fresh and well prepared. Service was excellent I cannot wait to go back.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We've been to Union Park numerous times-the food is consistently very good, as is the service. Not sure what the issue was on this visit-food was great, service was good, but oh my goodness the kitchen was slower than molasses. It took forever for our entrees to arrive-and I mean at least 30 minutes after our first course plates had... More 

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cherry hill, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

beach formal if that makes sense...typical continental fare...good food but nothing especially stand-out...attentive service...smallish portions but typical for fine dining.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Let me start by saying I have dined in this establishment at least a half dozen times over the past 5 years and always had a pleasant experience. This time, there were several things that occurred which have left me a little dissatisfied in hindsight and hope this finds the appropriate parties to see that something like this does not... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a party of 8 and they gave us a private room. The ambience was excellent and service was exceptional. The food was great and good menu with many choices. We would recommend and return.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went for our Anniversary to Union Park, same as last 5 years, still a Favorite! Hubby and I both chose the Seared Tuna, it was delicious, accompanied by a jicama peach slaw and a wasabi lime crema. Started with fresh fig appetizer that was amazing, had a ginger glaze with prosciutto. Would highly recommend when staying at the Jersey Shore,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The interior is elegant and classy while also being appropriate for a beachfront place--open and airy. The food was all very good, from the figs we had as an appetizer to the ridiculously decadent chocolate porter short rib with carrot ginger and bacon marmalade to the gourmet ice cream sandwich. The place isn't cheap, but it's BYOB so you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204
    (Howard Street)
  • Public Transportation: n/a
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Across from the ocean, this elegant dining room serves classic American food with a special touch. Union Park Dining Room received New Jersey Monthly Magazine's 2005 thru 2011 Critics Choice Award as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey. Working his magic behind the scenes, chef John Schatz has overseen the kitchens of some sophisticated eateries in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, including the former Maureen's in Cape May. The large, spacious dining rooms with their fireplaces, cherry & mahogany furniture & antique fixtures are romance personified. Settle in for a memorable meal. Private dining rooms available from 8 to 42 guests. Banquet Facilities: Located in the historic Hotel Macomber, union park dining room is available for both casual & elegant parties, receptions, special occasion dinners or complete weddings. Our facility can host groups up to 130 people, depending on the type of reception you desire.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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