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Union Park Dining Room

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727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Howard Street)
+1 609-884-8811
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the one place in Caoe May where anything you may choose on the menu is guaranteed to be exquisite! The chef changes the menu each season and showcases a lot of fresh local ingredients and seafood too! I never miss out on the creme brûlée for dessert! My husband and I frequent this restaurant and we are never... More 

Thank CMlocal
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is very very good, however it is not a place I would want to linger over dessert or go with a group. The atmosphere reminds me of my grandmother's dining room. It felt uptight. If that sounds appealing to you, or you really like a formal setting as opposed to relaxed, then this is your place.

Thank Kristen L
Bellmore, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved Union Park so much, we will visit every time we are in Cape May. The food was exceptionally tasty. I ordered a seared tuna entree that was delicious. It was a daily special. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.

Thank MaD64
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had kids and picky in-laws with us but wanted a great meal and a BYOB. Peter Shields Inn was our choice but due to a limited menu we stumbled on Union Park. Rivaled PSI in every way but more choices and 5-10% less. Great service and amazing food. Left very surprised and satisfied. Good portions...unique specials....very good crab cakes but... More 

Thank KenSmith68
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to say this was one of my best eateries in Cape May. The staff, Ron in particular was very attentive, and charming. The food was excellent, it was fresh and came at just the right point. The lobster was fresh and very tasty and the ambiance of the place made it an excellent experience.

1 Thank Paul B
Wenonah, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal of short rib and chocolate cake for dessert. Appetizer of burrata with prosciutto and tomatoes was more like an open faced sandwich. Took some home for lunch the next day. The short ribs with bacon marmalade and glace was fantastic though I thought the carrot ginger would be baby carrots, not a puree. Chocolate cake was... More 

2 Thank jerseyjunior
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the square crab cakes. They were a delicate mix of mostly crab, expertly seasoned. We got an order of the truffle fries to share - delicious and decadent. My husband enjoyed his octopus appetizer. Our friends enjoyed the tuna tartare and filet mignon. It's BYOB so plan ahead. Service was excellent. The setting is very elegant and... More 

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2 Thank Karen J
Shavertown Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful meal, great service and lovely atmosphere. I had a delicious carb cake appetizer, short ribs to die for and a yummy semi fredo for dessert. In a city with outstanding dining, Union Park is not to be missed.

2 Thank Patricia K
Princeton, New Jersey
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful attentive service, outstanding food and elegant setting bring us back to this Cape May gem. Could only be improved with halibut or cod as menu additions.

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2 Thank JackDu
Toledo, Ohio
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss eating here when we visit cape may. I had poached lobster, soup with crab meat, a delicious chocolate desert and great tasting coffee. The room always makes me feel like I am in old cape may. It is lovely. Service is first class and our waitress seemed to know just when she was needed. The early bird... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Seafood, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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 County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8811
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Macomber
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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