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Union Park Dining Room

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727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Howard Street)
n/a
(609) 884-8811
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5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
Dinner at the Union Park Restaurant

As for many restaurants in Cape May, this is a BYOB so be prepared to compliment the fine food offerings at Union. Whether you choose meats or seafood you will not be disappointed. The food selections are excellent and cover a wide enough range so that most everyone can be accommodated. The food is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Philip T
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Piermont, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Piermont, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As for many restaurants in Cape May, this is a BYOB so be prepared to compliment the fine food offerings at Union. Whether you choose meats or seafood you will not be disappointed. The food selections are excellent and cover a wide enough range so that most everyone can be accommodated. The food is prepared by a chef that knows... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We always have a wonderful meal at Union Park- MJ and I having had dinner at the Union Park many times, under the new management of a few years ago it has gotten even better. This is a BYOB restaurant so that adds to the enjoyment since we can bring a nice bottle of wine to dinner without having to... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

union Park has become our favorite Cape May restaurant. From the warm greeting, to the pleasant atmosphere, to the friendly knowledgeable staff, to the outstanding foo, this place is great. We can't say enough how every meal is outstanding!

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was our second New Year celebration at Union Park. Our server was very good and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The food was very tasty but the lobster bisque and risotto were barely warm. All other courses were very good. Unlike our first visit the courses arrived quick. We had to tell our server to hold off on our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our dinner was lovely and our server even lovelier! (sorry I don't recall her name.) Each course was delicious. Main courses - tenderloin and lamb chops - were perfectly prepared. Despite being very busy, the atmosphere was relaxed. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food was outstanding, the service was superb and the atmosphere was romantic, quiet and relaxing.

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Warren, New Jersey
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Expensive, which is alright for good food on New Years. Didn't happen here. Incredibly tiny bay scallops in an appetizer, undercooked grouper entree, fine service; I won't return.

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new jersey
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful dining room with a festive gold and silver balloons to celebrate. Excellent menu for New Years Eve. Excellent service and felt like a special getaway for New Years Eve. Love this restaurant summer and on special occasion. Consistently excellent.

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Northfield, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went to Union Park for our Holiday Party and My girls and I were very impressed with the atmosphere at first-the restaurant was very nicely decorated for the holidays and it definitely helped us feel festive as soon as we walked in. Our server Ron was very patient, helpful and attentive and we had a good time. The food... More 

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Staten Island, New York
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visit Cape May each year on the same weekend with five other couples. We dine out as an entire group on Saturday Night every year. We pick different restaurants every year. Union Park was great at accepting our reservation and accommodating our group. Our Server, V, was great. She handles our large group professionally and answered everyone's questions and... 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: (609) 884-8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:15 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?