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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
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Price range: $31 - $50
Wed - Mon 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We sat outside with a view of the ocean. I had the salmon, my husband had the duck. We both thought our meals were excellant. Service was great.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was our first meal in Cape May and Union Park didn't disappoint. We ate in the dining room which is lovely. For an appetizer we shared the Duck Charcuterie which was being offered as a special. The duck was prepared five ways with the foie gras being exceptional. My husband had a dozen oysters for dinner and I enjoyed... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I visited union park again and we're not disappointed. The dining room was elegant and the food and service were 1st rate. This is a must on your Cape May dining to do list!

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Rahway, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We finished our Cape May trip with a special dinner at Union Park last Thursday. We chose to eat outside on the porch because it was such a beautiful night, although the dining room looked very elegant. This was our first visit and I'm sorry we haven't tried it sooner. The food was absolutely delicious and we will definitely go... More

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New England
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We ate at Union Park for dinner Friday night, (our last night in Cape May). The ambiance is comfortable, intimate and traditional. The food was amazing! I had a roasted chicken dish and the other 2 guests had the filet mignon. We shared the scallop appetizer. The food was so delicious, that we were just speechless, so as to revel... More

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Furlong PA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is an old Victorian mansion and the dining room is a reminder of a more elegant age. Lovely atmosphere and attentive but not hovering service. The menu offers a wide variety of fresh takes of classic dishes. The wines are all from an excellent local winery, Turdo. Three of us started with the bay scallop appetizer, a ceviche..but it... More

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Phila., PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A most special experience. The dining room is very worldly looking and reminds one of eating in the great dining halls of the bygone Victorian era. Our server was excellent. He knew the menu and gave recommendations when I asked - and I asked! We started off the meal with a delicious salad and then tuna tartar on housemade wonton... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best restaurant experiences we've ever enjoyed. I'm a Foie Gras Freak, and ... But that can wait--this was my wife's birthday: she declared her short rib entrée as simply ideal, so tender that it practically melted in her mouth, a superb cut of meat, with a smoked maple-bacon glaze, served on a bed of mashed Yukon potatoes,... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I planned an under-the-radar wedding in Cape May for about 40 of our closest friends and family. We wanted to be able to focus on our guests and not worry about planning the event. When it came time to find a place to celebrate with a meal, I was having difficultly even finding a restaurant that could... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When we checked into our B&B (The Mainstay) Diane suggested we have dinner at the Union Park and she made a reservation for us. We could easily walk to the restaurant which is right across from the ocean in a hotel. Although the place was almost full they seated us immediately. There were many tasty offerings on the menu with... More

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