Cape May has a wealth of fine restaurants. The dilemma here is not where to find a good meal, but how to choose between all the options! Everyone's taste differs, and so the following "recommendations" should be considered merely as an introduction; the restaurants listed are just a fraction of what's available. Please click on the restaurant name to be directed to each restaurant's website where you can view menu selections and also get a feel for each establishment's individual style.
Fine Dining/Special Occasions
Small and elegant dining room in the Virginia Hotel. Intimate bar and lounge featuring live piano on weekends.
Right across the street, in the Macomber Hotel. Porch dining available in season.
Considered the granddaddy of Cape May fine dining. Extensive wine list. Elegant atmosphere, attentive service. A personal favorite!
A Bit More Casual
Black Duck on Sunset
Asian-influenced menu; sesame-crusted tuna and honey roasted duck are the specialties.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in season. Porch dining overlooking Jackson Street.
Oyster Bay Steak and Seafood
Dining room as well as more casual seating in the large bar (with a separate bar menu). A personal favorite!
Greek-inspired menu; wonderful selection of mezzes (small plates), both hot and cold. A personal favorite!
Uniquely Cape May!
410 Bank Street
Legendary Cape May Cajun/Creole/Caribbean restaurant. Try the Blackened Prime Rib! A personal favorite!
Sister restaurant to 410 Bank Street. Northern Italian/Seafood.
Young owners continuing the tradition of Doug and Louisa, who arguably had the first farm-to-table restaurant in Cape May. Wonderful fish and vegetarian options, everything fresh and freshly made.
YB is short for "younger brother" and Chef Pete's older brother owns George's Place, just down the street. Try the Triple-D Turkey, as featured on TV's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, or the Swordfish Tacos.