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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 #7 of 103 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Transit: n/a
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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81% Recommend
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English first
New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at the Union Park Dining Room recently and enjoyed the experience! I requested a quiet table as music and noise is difficult for me to tolerate. The maitre d' couldn't have been nicer. He showed us to a very quiet table in the "library" and turned off the music so that we were able... More

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New York City
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The crab cake and bruschetta appetizers were delicious. A vegetable main course came with tofu, which my wife said was the tastiest version of tofu she had ever had. I had a special aged steak, cooked to perfection. Both orders cane with tasty fingerling potatoes. Warm, crusty rolls accompanied the meal in the bread basket. Capuccino was hot and intense.... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love this restaurant for many reasons. Delicious cuisine, plenty of space between the tables ( I never feel like I am dining with the people at the next table), wonderful location, excellent servers, Beautiful atmosphere. This would be a memorable place for a wedding or any special occasion. We always celebrate my birthday here.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Excellent service and atmosphere. The food was a bit uneven, lamb chops were tough, but other courses were very good. Would still highly recommend for a special occassion.

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We are regular guests of Union Park visiting each time we travel to Cape May. It is the most beautiful dining room in CM making the perfection of the dining experience complete. From creative and tempting appetizers through perfectly prepared entrees to exquisite desserts served by an extraordinary wait staff, Union Park is our number one "go to" choice in... More

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our Christmas Dinner for our friends and staff (20 people) was awesome. The appetizers were delicious and our guests ordered directly from their main menu and everything was cooked perfectly. Our private room was just what we wanted! The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant! We are already looking forward to next years'!

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Middletown, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My family enjoyed New Year's Eve dinner at Union Park. Menu was five courses, prix fixe. All of the food we were served was exceptional. The service, however, was not up to the standards of the food. We felt rushed through our meal (75 minutes for a five-course meal is too fast, in my opinion), and service personnel were indifferent,... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were lucky to have an impromptu weekend getaway to Cape May and Union Park Dining Room was recommended to us by frequent Cape May vacationers. We were not disappointed as we had a delightful wonderful meal. The setting has that old Victorian feel without being too foo-foo. Our filet mignon dinners were perfectly cooked and delicious. My only regret... More

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Union, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Once again, Union Park did not disappoint. Having eaten here several times over the past few years we are continually impressed with the menu, the service, and the food. Simply outstanding. The bar is continually raised, and each time they surpass expectations.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The dining room is beautiful - very opulent looking. The food is okay, but I would say it was just average. Not bad, but didn't live up to the expectations of the room.

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