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429 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-1925
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Ranked #24 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Fusion, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our ocean-inspired restaurant and raw bar, located in Cape May, New Jersey, strikes a perfect balance of fresh coastal cuisine and fine dining. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Executive Chef Terry White has found inspiration in the surroundings. With an array of varying entrees that reflect the simplicity of fresh ingredients and a cool ocean breeze, M'ocean delivers an evolving dining experience that stimulates all of your senses.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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290 reviews 290 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We ate here for the first time and got there before our table was ready, so we each had a martini at the bar, which was really nice. We were shown to a table overlooking the ocean/beach, which was a bonus! We had a fantastic meal. I ordered a wine they were sold out of, which I was disappointed--but the... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Let me begin with a ringing tribute to the Mosaic Salad: the best, most original, most impressive appetizer I've ever enjoyed in three or four decades of fine dining both in Europe and around the U.S. We're told it takes 20 minutes for the prep crew to prepare each one in the afternoon, and I can understand why. Picture tiny... More

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New Jersey
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124 reviews 124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

First, the good news: the food was truly spectacular. The beginning complementary amuse bouche was very tasty. The smoked seafood gazpacho was excellent. The scallops dusted with cumin and with a peach salsa and pasta side was excellent. The salmon with Israeli couscous was excellent. Ok, so why not rate this place excellent? Service was inconsistent. The ambiance was not... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I do not understand the excellent reviews of this restaurant. It does have a beautiful view-but that is about all. There is no ambiance-I cannot comment on the decor because there really isn't any-the bar is "bare" - no candles, nothing. The menu is very limited-heavy on seafood. I realize we're at the shore-but not everyone enjoys seafood. The food... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I would rate this place as "good" if that were an option, but "very good" might be an overstatement. Perhaps I have fine dining fatigue after a week in Cape May, but the menu here seemed overly complicated and I had trouble choosing dishes, as did my husband. I am no stranger to complex cuisine and appreciate creativity, but with... More

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Jobstown, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had dinner here on July 22nd. Service was very amateurish... they brought this nasty amuse bouche the minute we sat down - no drinks yet and we still had menus. The selection is rather limited, but we each (4 of us) had something different and no one enjoyed their meals. We had a tuna dish (requested rare, came well... More

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Avalon, NJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My friend and I had a table for two on the balcony overlooking Cape May beach...fabulous! The food at the restaurant was Very Good ( a little pricey, but very good)! The waitress was very accommodating to our requests and needs and the rest of the staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back next time we're in Cape May!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

first and foremost the staff and management were killer and provided pristine accommodations. The oysters are the peak of freshness, the cocktails are unique and thoughtfully crafted and the food is good. powerful flavors surrounded the plates and each artfully composed. the Berkshire pork chop is absurd! again thank you to the management and our "traveled" server you provided ideal,... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

First time visiting. Service was very attentive. Upstairs from the worn and dated Cabanas so don't let that fool you. We had oysters and clams to start. We had two orders of salmon at the table with a light Buerre blanc sauce, a corn salad which was great and a cous cous. One guest had Tuna that had a celantro... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The view of the beach is perfect if you get the right table. I heard the menu changes weekly but I'm not sure because I've only been there once. If you don't like seafood, this isn't the place for you though I liked it but not seafood. Is not a must see, but good enough.

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