About The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant
The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant is a beautifully restored B&B and fine dining establishment. Our experienced on-site chef, Michael Keating, has developed a delicious, exquisite menu of mouthwatering appetizers and flavorful main courses. Enjoy our unique menu in an eloquent, sophisticated atmosphere that is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a formal dinner to celebrate a special evening with a loved one or close friend. We have two dining rooms, the larger of which may remind you of a state dining room on a luxury cruise liner. We hope you appreciate the care we've taken with every detail, from the cobalt blue candle holders to the blue rose stained glass.Our kitchen is completely from scratch, and we make all of our dishes with fresh ingredients with love, every single day. The Blue Rose is family owned and run, and when you visit us, you're part of the family.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Hours of Operation:
Open for Dinner Daily:
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
For New Year's Eve, at the time of your reservation there will be a $50/person deposit that will be applied to your final bill. You have until noon on December 31, 2015 to cancel your reservation and get your deposit back.
The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I was very disappointed, we had gone the ...
I was very disappointed, we had gone there last year and had an ok meal, but after reading the reviews, we gave it another try, again very disappointed in the food, salmon over cooked no flavor, the duck appetizers pasta way to undercooked and like our pasta eldante. Only good thing was our waiter, he was great. With all the great restaurants in Cape May, I'm shock this one gets such good reviews
We had an outstanding dinner and overall ...
We had an outstanding dinner and overall experience. The setting is romantic and low key , the service stellar in every way and the food was excellent. Whenever we have visitors In town we always take them here as it is such a great experience every time.
We especially enjoy the calamari salad the salmon and the pork dish but every thing is terrific. The desserts are also extraordinary. They have retained their wait staff for a number of years which is unusual in a very positive way and they always remember us and give great advice on the menu items.
It happened to be an incredibly hot and ...
It happened to be an incredibly hot and humid night so even the AC dining area was warm. That was the only issue. The bread was great. My husband and I enjoyed the rest of our dinner: mussels, monk fish, pork pappardelle. No room for dessert other than cappuccino.
The restaurant was described by the wait ...
The restaurant was described by the waiter as a "scratch kitchen". Everything was prepared on the premises including the pasta. Our meals were fine but not wonderful. My husband was very disappointed with the homemade burata.
This place needs to be redone - very dat ...
This place needs to be redone - very dated and I don't mean vintage - vintage would have been wonderful, but it feels like the last time this place was updated was in the 70's. Stained carpeting - not inviting. Food was OK, and they tried very hard to let you know how everything is made from scratch, etc., etc., however, despite things being made to order this place just didn't pull it off. Not a place we would return to or recommend unfortunately.
The food was good, not excellent. The a ...
The food was good, not excellent. The appetizers were nothing but average. I had the calamari grilled, and it tasted burnt. My husband had the soft shell crab, and it was deep fried as if it would be in any other Jersey shore restaurant. As our main mead, we both ordered the sea scallops, which was very good. Not excellent, but very good. I don't feel they should be rated #1 in Cape May on Trip Advisor at all. Maybe we hit a bad night.
My husband and I vacationed in Cape May ...
My husband and I vacationed in Cape May two years ago and went to this place and immediately had this on our list to return once we went back to Cape May. The food is creative and delicious and beautifully prepared. Great atmosphere. Excellent wait staff.
Our second time here. Food and service ...
Our second time here. Food and service just as outstanding as the first visit. Pricey - just like the other high quality places in Cape May - but IMO a bit more special. Check out the menu. There's not a bad dish there. This time around I had the pork pappardelle; just enough spice. My wife's Scottish salmon was perfectly cooked. Chocolate Gelato was chocolatey with a capital C, and I recommend the goat cheese cheesecake.
Take the best bottle(s) of wine you can. This food deserves it.
My husband and I love the Blue Rose Inn. ...
My husband and I love the Blue Rose Inn. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable.
They take great care to make everyone feel very welcome and at home, including my 1 year old daughter. The porch is beautiful and we really enjoy it there. Michael has been our server the last 3 times we have dined at the Blue Rose and he is really wonderful. He has a passion for food and his job and is great at making recommendations. The food is outstanding. Every dish that I've had has been delicious and the specials are very creative. I really don't have a bad thing to say about this restaurant. Side note- It's BYOB.
What a wonderful dinner! Well-prepare ...
What a wonderful dinner! Well-prepared and creative dishes, plus the service was superb. I don't want to rave about any one appetizer or entree, because the menu changes, but know that if you go you will have an outstanding dining experience!
Staff was very attentive & professional. ...
Staff was very attentive & professional. Food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was as described. We stayed at the inn, as well. Breakfast was included in our stay. Delicious. The dining on the porch just completed the experience.
Haven't had a dining experience this goo ...
Haven't had a dining experience this good in a long time! My best friend and our husbands went last Friday night. Our waiter Michael set the tone for our Blue Rose experience...he described each dish with such detail and left us wanting to try them all!. We each had something different and every dish was a winner! I had the softshell crab appetizer and the scallops- two of the most creative dishes I've ever tried. The crab was on a crumpet with an amazing tomato jam. The scallops were perfectly grilled on a bed of creamy rissoto. All our delicious were equally succulent. A standout was the lemony ricotta donuts...oh my!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Blue Rose Inn has become a must visi ...
The Blue Rose Inn has become a must visit each time my wife and I come to Cape May. From the food to the service to the beautifully decorated Victorian architecture, the attention to detail is present everywhere here. While the menu may be limited with only a few items in each the first and second courses, they are prepared beautifully and deliciously using fresh local ingredients that are also seasonal.
The wait staff are all highly knowledgable of the dishes and how they are prepared as well as happy to answer any questions you may have.
The last time we dined at Blue Rose my wife had the softshell crab with pork belly appetizer that was simply amazing. For an entree she had the Bell and Evans chicken. I didn't try the chicken but was told it was terrific.
I had the mussels appetizer which just might be the best mussels I've ever had in my life. I know I know they're just mussels but once you've had them at Blue Rose you'll never want to order them anyplace else as they will never live up to BRI's. Trust me.
For my entree I had the pork shoulder pappardelle. The pasta was cooked with the most delicious smoked pork perfectly mixed with just the right amount of marscapone sauce. It was surprisingly light considering its pasta with a sauce containing cheese. Thinking of it now makes my mouth water.
For dessert we shared the donuts. Just delicious. They're light and warm and sprinkled with cinamon sugar. The lemon in the donut mixed with the coffee ice cream make it the perfect dessert. It's one indulgent that won't make you feel guilty.
Overall, I'd highly recommend dining at the Blue Rose Inn. Just the perfect Cape May restaurant.
Have been here twice now and loved it bo ...
Have been here twice now and loved it both times. It's in a beautiful house, very comfortable and welcoming. The service was friendly,vefficient and helpful. They seem to take pride in their restaurant and their work. The food was creative (but not too unusual), fresh and absolutely delicious. Even the bread is creative, with oil, cheers, and herbs in the center. Their homemade ice cream had creative delicious flavored, like honey thyme, strawberry basil sorbet, and best of all ginger peach sorbet. It is a BYO, so that helps keep the price reasonable. (I think they do sell bottles of a local wine, so if you forget wine, you are not out of luck).
Loved our dinners at the Blue Rose, can't wait to go back to Cape May and return!
Went to Blue Rose for Sunday brunch with ...
Went to Blue Rose for Sunday brunch with a family of 4. Sat out on their side porch, which was lovely. The food was very good and creative overall and they clearly take love and care with the menu. My only complaint is that the french toast very dense and heavy. Please don't go here if you have less than a few hours to pass! We were there for over 2 hours and while the servers were very attentive, this just felt like too drawn out. I would also say that it's not a place for young kids (which I should have researched in advance). While everyone was friendly and welcoming to our 6 and 8 year old, it wasn't a family kind of place. The waiter filled the very tall and delicate wine glasses very full of water for my kids (a disaster waiting to happen!) and the sorbet, which they both ordered, was flavored with a very strong Riesling. I may return, but without the kids, and maybe for a long leisurely lunch with friends.
The food at The Blue Rose ranks among th ...
The food at The Blue Rose ranks among the best in Cape May. It does not get the attention this restaurant deserves. The appetizer of duck confit and sunchoke ravioli is worth getting a double order of for dinner. The décor is very Victorian but the food is very creative and modern.
Bring good wine it is worth it.
Food was innovative, original and delici ...
Food was innovative, original and delicious. Presentation was beautiful. One of the best fine dining experiences in Cape May. They only serve wine from a local vineyard - which is very good. You can bring your own bottle if you want and they will open it for you. Well worth checking out.
Visited for dinner on a Thursday evening ...
Visited for dinner on a Thursday evening to celebrate a wedding anniversary while on vacation. We decided to try this place based on reviews. We had tried many of the other Cape May fine dinning places so based on reviews and online - we were expecting a similar experience as to the other places in the area. While Blue Rose is good it just doesn't compare to the other fine dinning places in Cape May. There is no valet parking so it took us over 15 minutes to fine a spot. This is a BYOB so we brought wine and while our wives were waiting for us to fine a spot they asked if they would take the wine and bring it to our table; which is something many of the fine dinning places in the area (and most areas) will do - but they said "no". The appetizers were ok with half the party liking them and the other half not liking their choices at all. The food is good and nicely prepared. The service and overall experience is what it lacks. If you never visiting the other top places in Cape May I would say this was a good place but I don't see the reason to visit this restaurant again - especially when Washington Inn is just right down the street and consistently hits high on all marks.
Awesome from start to finish. The summer ...
Awesome from start to finish. The summer gazpacho was a unique surprise of flavors and was tremendous. The scallops were fantastic especially because of the bed of risotto they were served on. The ricotta donuts for dessert as usual were fabulous. To top it all off, our server, Michael, was his usual cut above excellent.
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