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727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Howard Street)
n/a
+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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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 12
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  • 6
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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
Romantic dinner in Cape May

The restaurant is housed in a historic Victorian home. The atmosphere is filled with yester year charm! Very romantic inside or outside on the deck. The staff was excellent from the hostess to the waiter, professional and friendly. The menu choices were perfect, food timing was fantastic from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
JerseyGearhead
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is housed in a historic Victorian home. The atmosphere is filled with yester year charm! Very romantic inside or outside on the deck. The staff was excellent from the hostess to the waiter, professional and friendly. The menu choices were perfect, food timing was fantastic from appetizers to dessert. The food was delicious, really enjoyed the Ahi Tuna... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to give Union Park a try just from the reviews from Trip advisor. We were not disappointed. There was five of us in our party. Three of us had appetizers. I had the soup of the day. It was a roasted asparagus soup with crab. So creamy and flavorful. Our waiter Ron recommended that choice and it was... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We've been vacationing in this area for many years----how did we overlook this splendid restaurant?? We were a party of 5 and we all found the menu and service to be excellent. The decor is "Cape May vintage" but gives a cozy and warm feel to your dining experience. The Thai bisque was outstanding; the shrimp cocktail with garlic fabulous!... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food was great and the outdoor seating on the porch added to the experience! Don't forget your bottle..this is a BYOB :)

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very creative takes on comfort food. Everything from beef to chicken to fish tasted amazing. Be aware it's BYOB but they do have a very limited selection of wines from the Cape May area vineyards. Worth an evening out.

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, great service, outstanding food! All of our dishes from appetizers to entrees exceeded all our expectations. Whether it was the scallops over polenta, the crab cake app, the cape may salts oysters with an incredible chile lime sauce, the tuna, it all was creatively and superbly prepared. Would highly recommend.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Perfection from beginning to end in a lovely, relaxed setting. Upscale casual dining at its best. BYOB or order one of their very reasonably priced Cape May Wines from $25 to $35 USD. They have a large gluten free menu. It is conveniently located across the street from the Cape May Convention Center on Beach Ave. The staff is casual,... More 

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Morganville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I have enjoyed having dinner at Union Park on our last 4 vacations to Cape May and it's always great. The service is 1st rate and the food is top quality. We had a party of 7 ranging from 10 years old to adults and we all enjoyed everything we ordered. The crab cake is amazing! The... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful evening. 65th birthday celebration. Excellent quality of the food. Fantastic service. Staff were so thoughtful. The atmosphere is perfect. For us coming from Wales in the UK we thought the cost was very sensible

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The ambiance, service and especially food, a bit pricey but well worth it and a perfect atmoshere in Cape May

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Additional Information about Union Park Dining Room

Address: 727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-8811
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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