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Union Park Dining Room

727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-8811
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Ranked #11 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Howard Street
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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.
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82% Recommend
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a very delicious meal. 2 couples & started off with crab cake, tuna tartars & shrimp & all were delicious. For dinner we had salmon & lobster tails & everything was delicious. Service was good & the presentation of all the dishes was up to par. The fresh fruit tart & chocolate cake were very good. The wine... More

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Syracuse, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We pass by this restaurant several times in our yearly visit to Cape May and this was the first time we decided to eat there. I'm sorry it took us so long to try it. The meal was great from start to finish. We sat on the porch and had a beautiful view of the ocean. Our waiter was friendly... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived in cape may and dropped off luggage at hotel. We were starved drove down to the beach and found parking across the street from union park so decided to try it. It was pretty we sat outside on the wrap around porch with our toddler. The menu was creative and exciting. We ordered duck ravioili which kooked more... More

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Ocean View, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our meal at Union Park. We sat on the porch, and brought a good bottle of wine to enjoy with our dinner. The service was spot on and our wine was immediately put on ice for us. We ordered a special fig appetizer and 2 orders of the oysters, both were delicious. I had the salmon and my... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to this restaurant, and it was highly recommended by hotel staff. It is a BYOB which is a plus in my book! Fairly large menu with interesting choices, served in a lovely Victorian dining room or outside on the porch, if preferred. The waitstaff was attentive and helped in describing selections and making choices. The... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We ate on our fifth anniversary trip. We had spent our honeymoon here 5 yrs ago. Everything was lovely here except the sour hostess. Smile honey. We had the shrimp and scallops for appetizers. Delicious tapenade. Then we both had the salmon. Excellent portion. Very flaky and moist. Shirley was our waitress. She was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

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Santa Barbara, California
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197 reviews 197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Outstanding meal. CONS: terrible wine list (bring your own!), below average bread. PROS: excellent preparations on all phases of the meal. Beautiful ingredients delightfully prepared and presented. Pretty dining room. Good service. The duck ravioli were nice. The fois gras was tasty. The duck entree was cooked perfectly. Salmon was very enjoyable. The chef and staff do a very thoughtful... More

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Brooklyn, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love this place. The dining room is huge, so you're not on top of other diners. The food is creative and delicious! It's a BYOB, too. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband, our children and I were staying in Wildwood and decided to take a drive to Cape May and go for dinner our last night on vacation. It was a Friday night and we didn't have reservations any where so we weren't expecting much. We parked and starting walking down the strip and stopped at 1 place and the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Suggestion one: My wife ate on the outside porch. If the weather is permitting this is the way to do it. Quieter by far and if you are facing in the right direction you can see the ocean. Make a reservation for outside if possible. Suggestion two: this really is not a family restaurant to bring the kids to. The... More

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