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“Terrific all the way around!”
Review of Ebbitt Room

Ebbitt Room
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Ranked #28 of 142 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carpenter's & Beach Drive
Description: Dine at Cape May’s Favorite Seaside Restaurant - Rediscover the newly renovated and re-imagined the Ebbitt Room restaurant located in the heart of the historic district in Cape May. Executive Chef Anthony Micari hones a Farm-to-Table, Farm-to-Glass philosophy featuring the freshest ingredients from our very own Beach Plum Farm. Be delighted by a dining experience where artisanal cocktails, farm-fresh classic American cuisine and a sophisticated, yet casual vibe create the perfect setting for a new Cape May tradition.
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great food, great service. You get what you pay for and that is true here, its a little more money but it is oh so worth it. From the pumpkin gnocchi to the delicious, Steak, Crabcakes and Lampchops. Succulent, moist, flavorful and perfectly prepared. The dessert was strawberry rhubarb and pistachio ice cream...its was a wonderful way to end the meal. Additionally the coffee was very good. I always think its important to pay attention to every detail and they did. The server Theresa was outstanding. We never had to ask for anything!

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Thank shankhistorian
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were only in town for a night, and because of the seaside town location, thought we would settle for "beach" cuisine, but a local recommended we stay at the Virginia Hotel, and eat (because we were tired) in their restaurant (The Ebbitt Room). We found our favorite wine, and some delicious dishes on the menu. The server, Jordan was as good as they come. Great experience.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Its located in the heart of Cape May and steps from the beach and the town mall. It is a small dinning room, but that adds to the intimacy. They have a great menu with ample selections. The cocktail were good and the food was great!

Thank Kathryn Y
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We recently held our wedding reception at the Ebbitt room. The decor is lush and the colors rich, fabulous for snapping a few wedding photos. The staff was quiet and polite, though we ran into an issue with one of the waitresses when we challenged the bill (she put doubled a dish and tried to justify it, though the manager was quick to point out she was wrong). I'm trying to be understanding that there was a single, skilled chef working that night, but it literally took two hours from giving in our orders until our food was served (17 in our party). Though we had a couple appetizers and yummy bread/butter, our guests were NOT happy with the long wait. When it did come, most of us, myself include (Chicken) enjoyed the meal. My new hubby was not too fond of his duck dish, mostly that there were only 4 or 5 thin slivers of meat on the plate. My chicken was quite the opposite, a huge dinner. Minus the wait and the EXORBITANT price, I was pretty happy.

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Thank Hippie_Groomer
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Tara R, Manager at Ebbitt Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Ebbitt Room to host your wedding dinner, what a special celebration and a special day, congratulations on your wedding and we wish you all the best in this new and exciting venture. In reading your review I deeply apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your dinner. I would like the opportunity to send you and you new husband a Gift Card to be used during your next visit, perhaps a special 1 year anniversary dinner, we would love to have you back to celebrate. Please contact me 609-884-5700 so I may send you the Gift Certificate.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I had come with high (perhaps excessively so) expectations after a frequent Cape May visitor and friend had told me to be sure to eat in the Ebbitt Room on our upcoming weekend.
It was a Saturday night, and packed. The noise level was such that I could not converse audibly with my wife seated no more than a yard away across the table. The room itself is Pleasant with nice wood and paintings but the excess noise level ruined whatever pleasant "atmosphere" was present.

The service was decent but hardly outstanding in terms of waiter/ress knowledge or timely bread/water supply/refills etc. The food was good - tender/crispy chicken and fish but hardly "wow!" quality.

Overall, it was not adisaster but far from the raves that we had been expecting based upon prior diners comments and experiences. ?Maybe an off night. Maybe expecting too much? In any event, doubt I will return, as my wife does not believe in second chances, as far as expensive restaurants go.

Thank HBARRY740
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Tara R, Manager at Ebbitt Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Ebbitt Room, it is always a pleasure and a delight to have new guests come to dine with us. I am so sorry we did not meet your expectations the evening you were here. The Ebbitt Room is a lively environment on the weekends and the noise level can be high, it is an issue that we are dilgently trying to resolve. I thank you for bringing it to our attention.
I would like to send to you a gift card in lieu of the inconvenience that you experienced with service and wait time between courses, we would welcome the opportunity for you and your wife to give us a second chance. Please contact me at 609-884-5700 and I will send you a Gift Card to be used during your next visit and will personally see to your reervation. Thank you again for your feedback.

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