25 JACKSON STREET, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(609) 884-5700

Elevated Seaside Cocktails & Cuisine

Discover our award-winning restaurant located in the heart of historic Cape May, New Jersey. Known for its innovative cuisine, attentive service and refined ambiance, the Ebbitt Room is strongly rooted in a farm-to-table, farm-to-glass dining philosophy and features the freshest ingredients from our very own Beach Plum Farm.

"One of the top 25 chefs at the Shore."

- Atlantic City Magazine

"Best Cape May Restaurant"

- Atlantic City Magazine

""Superb", "Creatively prepared dishes", "Memorable""

- New York Times

"Freshest, highest quality ingredients"

- Philadelphia Daily News

"Town's most beloved restaurant" and
"Some of the most spectacular food in Cape May"

- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The Ebbitt Room has service that's "Swiss level",
so you're virtually guaranteed a perfect evening."

- Zagat Guide

ebbitt room hours


Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
*Hours are subject to change. Check back for updates.

Dress code

The Ebbitt Room enforces a ‘Smart Casual' dress code.
While our wish is for all of our guests to be completely comfortable, we do encourage
collared shirts for gentlemen and equivalent attire for ladies.


Reservations are required.
For parties of 6 or more, a credit card is required at the time of booking. We ask that any dinner reservations be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the reservation. Cancellations within 24 hours of the reservation are subject to a cancellation fee of $20 per person.
Reserve a Table

About Chef Jason Hanin

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New York, Executive Chef Jason Hanin has been at the helm of several successful restaurants across the country. He rejoined Cape Resorts in 2017 as the Executive Chef of The Ebbitt Room in the Virginia Hotel. Chef Jason was first part of the Cape Resorts family in 2011, when he was the Executive Chef at Chelsea Prime at The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. Prior to joining The Ebbitt Room, Jason was the Multi-Unit Brand Chef at Blue Plate Oysterette, an upscale, casual seafood restaurant and raw bar in Santa Monica and West Hollywood. His résumé is long and impressive, and includes working with celebrity Chef Robert Irvine in Atlantic City, opening Dune Restaurant in Margate, assisting at the James Beard Awards in 2002, and running one of the top steak houses in the country, Barclay Prime in Philadelphia. A South Jersey native, he is happy to be back at the Jersey Shore where he calls the beach his home.

Playing Live in the Ebbitt Room

Kenneth Richardson

An alumnus of New York’s famed High School of the Performing Arts, Ken Richardson studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has worked and/or toured with esteemed company like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Keith Sweat, Babyface, Gerald Levert, Eddie Levert, GQ, Queen Latifah, Natalie Cole, Bruno Mars, and Stevie Wonder.
Ken has been inspired by various styles of music and can play them all. You can count on hearing songs by Billy Joel and Elton John, Elvis, James Taylor, as well as The Eagles, Sinatra, and the best of Motown.

Every Weekend
Thursday through Sunday

Dining Specials

Stay Overnight: Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ebbitt Room

The Ebbitt Room is excited to host a limited-seating Thanksgiving Dinner this year, featuring a delicious prix fixe menu crafted by Executive Chef Jason Hanin. Reserve your overnight stay at the Virginia to guarantee your table at this exciting farm-to-table Thanksgiving event.
Featuring selections like Autumn Salad with beets and arugula as well as Whole Heritage Turkey with wild mushroom and leek stuffing, Chef Hanin has used Beach Plum Farm's fall harvest to its full potential. Creative new twists and Thanksgiving classics combine to create a refined Thanksgiving evening—made complete with a list of delicious cocktails from Leo. Stay the weekend in the deluxe comfort of a Virginia guest room, filling your days with oceanfront walks and shopping along Washington Street.
Book your Overnight Stay

After you book your overnight Thanksgiving getaway at the Virginia, please call the Ebbitt Room at (609) 884-5700 to reserve your preferred seating time for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Thanksgiving Menu

Prix Fixe Menu | $75 per person
Thursday, November 26th
Served from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

First Course

Autumn Salad
Beets, Arugula, Grapes, Pecans, Aged Gouda, Herb Vinaigrette

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Lobster Bisque
Vanilla Poached Lobster, Brioche Croutons, Crème Fraiche

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Mission Figs on Grilled Toast
Prosciutto, Ricotta, Sprouts, Local Honey

Main Course

Whole Roasted Heritage Turkey
(Minimum 6 guest family style, ordered ahead of time with the reservation)
Family style side dishes of Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Haricot Vert, Candied Yams, Whipped Potatoes, Orange-Cranberry Chutney, Pan Gravy

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Heritage Turkey Plate
Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing, Haricot Vert, Whipped Potatoes, Cranberry Chutney, Pan Gravy

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Atlantic Halibut
Italian Sausage Cassoulet, Field Grown Spinach, Smoked Pepper Coulis

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Roasted Duck Breast
Sweet Potato, Spiced Cabbage, Chanterelle Mushroom, Huckleberry Gastrique


Pumpkin Cheese Cake
Whipped Cream

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Apple Turnovers
Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

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Chocolate S’mores Pot De Creme
Graham Cracker, Homemade Marshmallow

Military Discount

Available with Valid Military ID

15% Off Food

Bring family and friends! Enjoy a 15% discount for your entire party seated at the table.

Must present a Valid Military ID in order to receive the discount. Discount is applicable to food items only. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

The Ebbitt Room was honored with the 2019 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine.
Open Table recognized the Ebbitt Room in the 2019 Diners' Choice Awards for most booked, best ambiance, healthy, romantic, vibrant bar scene and more.

The Ebbitt Room
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204


The Ebbitt Room is located within The Virginia Hotel. The hotel is located right in the heart of the Historic District, right across the street from the beach and the Washington Street Mall.

Complimentary Parking is provided for all Ebbitt Room guests.

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From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia