We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Union Park Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Howard Street)
n/a
(609) 884-8811
Website
This restaurant is at Hotel Macomber
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 333 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Beautiful dining room - Outstanding service - Excellent food

My husband and I had dinner at Union Park on 5/24/2015. This was the highlight of our 3-day mini-vacation. The room is so elegant with the beautiful chandeliers and the white table cloths. Our server was exceptional - he was very knowledgable of all the menu choices and treated us as if we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Patricia M
,
Rydal, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rydal, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at Union Park on 5/24/2015. This was the highlight of our 3-day mini-vacation. The room is so elegant with the beautiful chandeliers and the white table cloths. Our server was exceptional - he was very knowledgable of all the menu choices and treated us as if we were royalty. I had the rack of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great inventive food and wonderful staff. Elegant but beach comfortable. Recommend as alternative to beach eating. Loved it

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building. Dining areas large enough to accommodate families in one room, romantic diners in another. Waitress offered ideas for our young kids and brought out their food right away to help us avoid fidgets. Steak and cod were excellent, as was Kobe burger.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was there many years ago and wasn't impressed then and things have not changed! We were promptly seated when we arrived for our 6 o'clock reservation. They sat us on the side enclosed porch area. I had to wear my sunglasses because the sun was uncomfortably streaming in. The waitress was not prepared to tell us the specials for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to Union Park this Memorial Day weekend and had a great time! The food was delicious and service was excellent!! Servers were attentive and friendly! The chef greeted our table to make sure our experience was perfection! We will be going back often!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had the crab cake for starters, followed by the black cod with soba noodles, Asian style. It was absolutely outstanding!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Service very slow. We we 6 and a lot of couples were in and out in the time we were there...almost 3 hours. Special fig salad tasty but small. Scallops not as fresh tasting as could have been. Kids shared a filet mignon that I requested medium rare. Was dry and over done.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape May
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Union Park has below average service. I felt as if I was rushed. The service was not personalized at all---no smile, no friendliness. Also, for a so-called "fine dining" restaurant, the servers do not serve correctly: They reach over people, they do not pour the wine, and they don't offer freshly ground pepper unless you ask for it. What's fine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manalapan, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our waitress Shirely was great.Fixed dinner was one of the best that we have had in Cape May. We hbave already booked for our next year tpip

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Orangeburg, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I would highly recommend Union Park. We just had my husband's birthday dinner party of 30 people and we couldn't have asked for a better time. Exceptional service and food, we never had to ask for anything extra! We will definitely be back over the summer.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Union Park Dining Room also viewed

 
Cape May, Jersey Shore
Cape May, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Union Park Dining Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Union Park Dining Room and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Washington, NJ

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Union Park Dining Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?