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Union Park

4.6
3088 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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 2005 thru 2018 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. Open Table Diner's Choice Award 2010-2020
Private dining rooms available from 8 to 80 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 des

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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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What 3088 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipColeenR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We did the pre-fix menu for $65 that was our only option. The one problem I have with that is there were many choices on that pre-fix menu that you had to pay an upcharge. I ordered the beet salad, short ribs and cheesecake . The short ribs and cheesecake were very good the beet salad was a little bland. My husband ordered the Crab Cake, Lobster and cheesecake and all were very good. Our bill came to $155 which I thought was a little expensive for a BYOB but the food was very good.

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SAMc
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I'm sorry to say that this restaurant was just okay. Not bad, just not great. Did not meet my expectations...

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Foodie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going here for years. Always wonderful Bob is great host and Shirley is a top notch server who is always on top of her game.

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rich
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Over all experience was good, however my wife and I did get a good laugh when 2 very small rolls were presented in a large wire bowl & wrapped in a napkin. They just looked ridiculous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couples get away!

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RobB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great victorian atmosphere and excellent food.

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RandyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scallop ceviche was flavorful and sufficient proportion. Tuna tartare was outstanding very small portion. The Thai shrimp was outstanding jumbo size shrimp. Salmon was very tasty and dry aged beef was delicious. Shirley our server was friendly and provided excellent service. The restaurant was very busy. We go every summer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Food over priced and disappointing, sorry

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RobynM
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

My family and I went here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, and sadly it did not live up to its stellar reputation. The food, while good, was not remarkable and portion sizes were rather small. What really annoyed me though was the waitress. Although not rude, she seemed rather aloof, and her performance was perfunctory. Lastly, even though I stated in the reservation that we were there to celebrate a birthday, not one mention was made of it by the waitstaff. I cannot recommend it.

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JoeT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food was well prepared and good quality. I was surprised by the limited menu!

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Gfam
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent choices in price fixe menu. Great service and plenty of staff

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vipLoveSoho
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Almost great. Menu was all priced fixe but with very good choices. Scallops themselves were not great but the dish was wonderful. Beautiful room, but fun porch too. BYOB

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vipDeeC
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Thanks Irene! You’re the best! Love Union Park!

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Mags
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic all around experience. Food was wonderful, especially the lobster Mac and cheese.

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vipMOP28
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food . The staff was great as well .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience from beginning to end! The restaurant is beautiful, the service exemplary and the food exceptional. A gem in Cape May. Not to be missed! This restaurant will definitely be in our rotation and the spot we will choose for special occasions!!

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Lizzie
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Union Park is always a pleasure, a must do to restaurant experience when visiting Cape May. John, the chef is a master at creating the most tasteful cuisine and the ambience always very professional. Our waitress, Jennifer was exceptional. You can also BYOB and we sat on the porch across the street from the beach on a cool night. A perfect evening. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation . We loved it! The dinner was amazing everyone was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was attentive. The food was very good but not quite worth the price. However given the COVID situation I guess is was acceptable. Coffee should have been included.

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GeorgeH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive and quick service. Food is outstanding.

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vipDAVEY
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal and also great service with Laurie.. I had the short rib and my wife had the lobster.. All cooked to perfect temperature and full of flavor. Note that this a Pre-Fixe menu at $65 each, which includes the a[[etizer, entree and dessert.. Definitely worth the price.. Our appetizers were the scallops for me and my wife had the beets... Dessert for me was cheesecake and my wife the creme brulee.
Every item was great.. The lobster does have a $5 upcharge.
We will definitely be returning.!

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RickB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, and staff! Thank you very much, we will be back every fall.

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LuvGdFd
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value for the money. Don't let the prefix scare you. Food and service was excellent. This is on my list of places to go when I'm in Cape May.

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vipPatriciaC
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the pre fix menu. The lobster tails are always delicious! Enjoyed our time having dinner on the porch, and great service by Jennifer!

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vipRobertN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 3 course menu is reasonably priced, broad enough to accommodate different preferences but curated well to ensure quick selection, preparation and serving. The premium upgrades as well. The BYOB format with no corkage fee helps to keep the cost reasonable and you get to drink exactly what you want. We'll be back soon.

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good! A little sea breeze on the outside porch (and was eating there later at night) but worth sitting outside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I don’t think it lived up to the hype.

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SharonI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and choices. Liz provided great service!

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MelanieK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Used to come here many years ago. It was fine dining with delicious food. Tables were extremely close to each other. Wait staff great. Food was really disappointing. Would not return

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Foodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome dinner at Union Park - we got a table outside and the service was wonderful along with all of the food. 10/10

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Toni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service & atmosphere. However, I feel it was very over priced.

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ernestC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Set menu
Expensive for the quality and quantity
80.00 plus tip for a Caesar sale 2 tiny tasteless crab cakes and a sliver of tasteless cheese cake
They were noted to have the best crab cakes so I expected something delicious and was willing to spend the money but way overt

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food! Best scallops I ever had. Love the prix fixe meal options!

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Jannyo
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places around Cape may county! Definitely worth checking it out!

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vipKarenB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great meal.

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Jack
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not to be missed! Jersey shore fine dining at it's best! At those prices it's a great deal too! The dishes were innovating with very interesting flavors. All the dishes were executed perfectly. Service was fast, especially for a full restaurant on Friday night.

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KevinW
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Second time we have been there and both were excellent. Reservations were honored immediately, and for Cape May that is a big deal! Service was quick and friendly. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent @ Union Park! Found a reservation on Open Table though unfamiliar with the restaurant, but was pleasantly surprised by its quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duck was more tender than any cut of veal I have ever had.

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marg
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Entree arrived and it was not hot. I did not want them to reheat it since it was fish, as the waiter suggested to correct the problem. Perhaps if they served meals on heated plates to keep the food hot, as better restaurants do, this would not be a problem. Also found the host and the waiter to be a bit unfriendly. The menu offered on Open Table was not the offerings that evening, which was also disappointing.

There are so many wonderful restaurants in Cape May that would be a better choice.

FAQs

Union Park is rated 4.6 stars by 3088 OpenTable diners.

Union Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.unionparkdiningroom.com/shop.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.