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727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204-2464 (Howard Street)
+1 609-884-8811
17:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
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Cape May, New Jersey
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The food and service was outstanding at our meal tonight. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and all the choices were outstanding. Service was prompt and very attentive John , the owner was overseeing all the activities and making sure everyone was happy and enjoying their meals. We will be back!! A great value for the restaurant week price.

5 Thank steenerb
High Bridge, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Underwhelmed by our recent visit during restaurant week. Service was very rushed despite the restaurant being under capacity. Food was ok. One entree (duck) was fantastic, other courses were mediocre.

Thank Alli422
Cape May, New Jersey
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

First time trying Union Park, as it is restaurant week and we wanted to try some new places for us. Wonderful meal, beautiful setting and friendly staff. It's BYOB (which I didn't see on their web site, so I called them). We had the rock shrimp and tuna tartare for appetizers, seared North American salmon and North American lobster, and... More 

4 Thank karen k
West Trenton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed delicious offerings with exceptional service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable, which made the selection of our dinner choices easier. We all chose the burratta appetizer followed by a perfectly cooked filet mignon. Desserts were unique and flaverable. We made our reservation on OpenTable, and were delighted the restaurant accommodated our request to be seated in... More 

3 Thank BethV536
New Jersey
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Dined at Union Park with two other couples. Presentation was excellent although service was average for an upscale restaurant despite other reviews saying service was excellent. Food was also above average although my husband raved about his lobster and filet. I had the duck duo. Shared caramel cheesecake which was very good. This is a BYO restaurant.

3 Thank AvidTraveller45
Columbia, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I ate here on our anniversary getaway weekend. Food was good. Service was also good. Union Park is BYOB so bring a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy.

2 Thank nasarocketman
Stamford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We've passed this restaurant when visiting Cape May in the past but finally at the suggestion of a local, we tried it. Dinner was a pleasant surprise. I tasted my Filet Mignon and it was perfect(med well) then I tasted my signifcant others Short Ribs ...it was to die for. DELICIOUS! Small portion but Packed with flavor and great texture.... More 

4 Thank MsDenBrown
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We went here on Memorial Day weekend . Totally loved the atmosphere the chef John made sure everything came out the way we wanted . Food was delicious definitely would go back !

3 Thank Tc D
Cape May, New Jersey
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We went to Union Park last night. Granted it's Memorial Weekend and it you can't get it right this weekend, it will be a long summer. One of us ordered from the Early Bird menu which was wonderful and quite a great deal. Crab cake appetizer, lobster tail entree and a fruit tart. I had a great caesar salad and... More 

4 Thank twoethels
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had an enjoyable meal here. They had an early dinner 3 course menu that was very good and actually quite affordable for a nicer restaurant. The decor goes with the historic area. The service was attentive and the food presentation was very well done. We would certainly come back here.

3 Thank JRTNj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
French, Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Beach Ave, Hotel Macomber, Cape May, NJ 08204-2464
    (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 2016 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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