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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 #9 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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253 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Brick, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our first time at Union Park Dining Room and we are definitely happy with our experience after having read reviews for this BYOB restaurant on TripAdvisor. We arrived a little early for our reservation but were quickly seated without delay. My wife had excellent South African lobster and my steak was cooked perfectly. The main dining room is... More

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Valley Stream, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here on our first evening of our vacation. We easily walked to it from our hotel. Our server was great. She went over the specials for the night, opened our wine and served it. She was attentive all evening. At the end of our dinner,we told Liz (our server) that we chose Union Park because we checked... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Superior service (Shirley) and outstanding food. Relaxed, comfortable pace. Appetizer and entrée choices were all delicious. No room for dessert this time, but we come frequently. Always a pleasure to dine here!

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Moorestown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was nice to shower off the day and head out to a grown-up meal. Wonderful staff and great meal. The services was excellent and we were happy we brought our own bottle of wine.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is terrible. We had a 9:30 p.m. reservation on a Friday night made through Open Table. When we arrived at precisely 9:35 p.m., we learned that the restaurant had already closed the kitchen. It turns out that the restaurant had unilaterally cancelled our reservation a half hour earlier (we hadn't been checking email, so we didn't notice that... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I love this place. Menu is comfortable and everyone who we have ever been with here has found something they like and have never been disappointed.the porch is the place to eat if you can.

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I have been visiting Cape May annually for the last 20 years and have dined in most of the restaurants. Without doubt, the best restaurant in Cape May is the Union Park Dining Room. The tables are spaced such that you can converse without shouting. The entire staff is professional, especially the waiters. The food is excellent... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant in Cape May. It is across the street from the Promenade that runs alongside the beach. It has outdoor dining. The food was pricey, but that comes with the territory. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our dinners. I highly recommend this to potential customers.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

All five siblings, associated spouses, and about half of our children gathered at Union Park last week. Amazing service, amazing food, terrific ambiance.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate here for my best friend's wedding reception. The service was wonderful. The staff there was very attentive & considerate. The food was elegant & delicious. The tomato crab soup was to die for. My husband & I ordered the chicken & the bride & groom ordered the slow ribs. Both dishes were excellent. The atmosphere was very nostalgic,we... More

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