We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A perfect anniversary dinner”

The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant
Reserve with OpenTable
The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #2 of 142 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Franklin St
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Blue Rose is our "special occasion" restaurant, and with good reason. My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here last night. The ambiance was understated, staff were attentive, and meal was perfect. We started with calamari appetizer which was crispy and perfectly cooked. (Calamari fans, you will be delighted at the unique presentation!) I appreciate the seasonal accompaniments to mainstay menu items, like lava beans with the salmon last night (my husband's dinner) and Brussels sprouts with the salmon in the fall. I ordered the scallops, which were expertly prepared and served with risotto, sweet corn and spring peas--yum! French press coffee was delectable. I've ordered their ricotta donuts and cardamom ice cream in the past--they are delicious. I didn't have room for dessert last night, so my husband and I split a scoop of mixed berry sorbet--perfection! You must try The Blue Rose! (Also, if you are there at 6:00pm, share a laugh with your fellow diners at the church bells!)

Thank foodieg982
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (473)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

388 - 392 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2014

We had a lovely time at the blue rose restaurant. We dined out on the front porch and it was perfect. The pork belly app was divine as were the scallops. We ordered the special appetizer of the night which was fresh mozzarella with baby tomatoes and really enjoyed it too. We took the advice of the waitress,who was very efficient , and ordered the lemon ricotta doughnuts. They were a bit odd to me. Don't get me wrong, they were delicious, but would have been more enjoyable at breakfast with coffee or as an afternoon snack with tea. We will definitely go back next time we are in cape may.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Elizabeth M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I had been here many years ago when it was Alexander's. The food then was okay, but the decor was very old and the smell was very musty-I had never gone back again. The reviews of the new Blue Rose, however, made me reconsider and try it. It was a very enjoyable experience. I'm happy to say that the old decor as well as the old musty smell are gone. My boyfriend had the special appetizer of homemade mozzarella and then had the coffee crusted filet., He enjoyed both tremendously. I had the gnocchi for an appetizer. It was okay, but my scallops were cooked to perfection and the risotto that it was on was absolutely delicious. It was probably my favorite meal that I had on vacation. The fact that it is a BYOB I love because it really does cut down on your bill which is good for everyone. This restaurant is definitely worth trying and I do plan on going back the next time I am in town.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank joanm914
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 June 2014

we had a wonderful romantic dinner on the outside porch.the staff was excellent(John was knowledgeable and great to interact with)and lets not forget the delicious meal. do your self a favor and don' miss

Thank Harleyman75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We dined at Blue Rose for the first time. It is a BYOB with several smaller dining rooms and porch seating. We were greeted by Justin, with whom we had spoken over the phone. He was warm and professional. We opted to dine on the porch. Our charming server arrived promptly and our wine was opened and chilled. The service throughout the meal was extremely professional, the perfect balance of attentive and patient. The menu offers a variety of firsts and entrees. We highly recommend the duck confit and sunchoke ravioli and the mussels. The crab cake was excellent, perhaps the only tweak would be some heat to counterbalance the sweetness of the large lumps of crab. The salmon and the scallops were perfectly prepared and the presentations were lovely. The varied flavors married well providing for unique and deep dishes. The lemon ricotta donuts are not to be missed, with the hint of lemon taste at the finish. We shared a french press, as well, that was a great end to the meal. We will definitely be back often.

1  Thank Thomas W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant also viewed

Cape May, Cape May County
Cape May, Cape May County

Been to The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing