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Ranked #9 of 145 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Jackson
Description: In the Spring of 1988 on the corner of Pacific and Spencer in Wildwood New Jersey, Letitia Negro opened a ten table restaurant known for "Home Cooking". The $9.95 three course price fix menu featured family favorites and "Made from the heart" cuisine. The food, like its Restaurant School graduate chef/owner, was genuine, unique and unforgettable. The end of Tisha's Home Cooking came early in the 1990's, but in turn became the beginning of Tisha's Fine Dining in Cape May. In 1995, Paul Negro, son of Letitia, and his wife Jennifer continued the tradition here in Cape May. Paul took what he learned from his mother, added his own talent and love for food, and established a great following. Some things have changed in the city and the restaurant has now moved from the solarium building on the beach to its new home on the Washington Street Mall. No matter where they are Paul and Jennifer will proudly continue the tradition of love and passion for food and people in honor of Tisha, an amazing friend, mother and chef.
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Although we have been coming to Cape May for many years, we never had the opportunity to go to Tisha's. We didn't know what we were missing. The atmosphere was great, the service outstanding, and most of all the food was one of the best meals we ever had. It has become on of our "Must Go's" when we visit in the future.

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Thank Rowz1
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

On a cold, snowy day I dropped in for some quick comfort food at lunch time. The 'small plate' of lobster mac & cheese hit the spot. It was warm and cheesy with big chunks of lobster. That small plate was quite filling - no need for a full entree!

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Our hotel recommended Tisha’s as “fine dining” among the best in Cape May. They were right. It is small, so while we could get in with only a last minute call from the front desk during the off-season, it is normally best to make reservations in advance. Just a note, it is BYO, although they have a few select local wines you can purchase by the bottle.

Since I am allergic to many herbs and spices, our accommodating, cheerful waitress was happy to help design my dinner. She worked with me and the chef to create the best meal just for me -- Mahi Mahi perfectly pan sautéed with balsamic rice and fresh green beans. My husband’s seafood risotto was the best he has had in at least 15 years – and it is a dish he orders frequently. Salads are made to order fresh from local ingredients, so I could have mine with only the things I could eat, and my husband could have the complete mixture.

Here we also found my favorite dessert, a heavenly crème brulee, properly caramelized to a crisp top, with a bonus - lots of whipped cream placed on the side with big strawberries covered in warm chocolate fudge. Might have been overkill, but totally fantastic.

The decor is arts and crafty, sort of deco. There were unique tea candle holders on the tables which may change with the season as they were glass and wire pumpkins before Thanksgiving. The only downside we found to anything, the chairs were the old fashioned hard wood kind that slope away from the back. On a scale of 1 to 5, they rated a 2 to sit in, but they did look good.

Next time we come to Cape May a dinner at Tisha’s will be tops on our to-do list!

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Thank Cares4Quality
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We found the decor simple, the food average, the service unimpressive. The prices are high at this BYOB. We brought a bottle of white wine, had to request a wine bucket with ice and then had to place the bottle ourselves-not exactly elegant service. According to the lovely printed menu, the creme caramel came with chocolate dipped strawberries. We envisioned Godiva-style dipped berries but got strawberries swimming in a mess of chocolate syrup. Disappointing at $9.00 a dessert. The tasty clam chowder has been sitting awhile because it arrived with a skin on it.

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Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stopped in for a late lunch and took advantage of their small plates menu. All of the food was well prepared. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful.

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Thank SJEK
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