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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!
Cape May, NJ 08204
Hours of Operation:
Daily, from 5pm
10am - 1pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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
We had booked a room at The Blue Rose Inn before hearing of the restaurant's outstanding reputation, and became excited to reserve at least one dinner there. We saved the best for last - our last night in Cape May happened to be our wedding anniversary and The Blue Rose Inn was the perfect place to celebrate. The food is fresh, local and uniquely prepared - all delicious! The setting is comfortable but not too casual, and ideal for a special date or get-together with friends. The servers are knowledgable, attentive and friendly. Although a bit pricey, our dinner was so special and enjoyable, our memories will be of an outstanding evening, not the cost.
Outstanding in every way. We had dinner at the Blue rose to celebrate an anniversary and it lived up to my expectations. The Inn is classic Cape May and very attractive inside. The service was friendly, yet professional and very attentive but not overdone. However, the best part was the food, all of which was delicious and inventive. The appetizers were unique and varied; I had the soft shell crabs with dark rye scrapple and a delicious bernaise sauce (with poached egg) that was an explosion of flavors. My wife has the smoked barrata which was also great. My entree was the papparadella with a pulled pork that was perfectly spicy and I hated to take the last bite because it ended the wonderful taste experience. We did not have dessert, but they sounded wonderful as well. It is BYOB but that was fine with us.
The food was spectacular! Great taste combinations. Service was wonderful. Restaurant is part of a B&B so it has that classic Cape May vibe. It seems like it is still a bit off season so it was rather quiet. Hopefully during the summer it will be more busy. I don't think this would be a good place for kids.
Ate outside on porch. Food was excellent and was very well presented. Service was also very good.
You should know that they have no valet parking or other space for restaurant guests and there are meters which expire at 10 PM. So bring quarters or make sure your cell phone has the parkmobile app.
The fact that it's a BYOB is a big plus.
We certainly would consider going back
The Blue Rose never disappoints!! One of the best restaurants in cape may!! The menu is very creative, along with a beautiful presentation. Always delicious and the service is top notch ! We always enjoy dining at the Blue Rose.
Been to Blue Rose numerous times. Always have an amazing meal. This was the first time we had brunch at Blue Rose. Everything was delicious. Pancakes and French toast were excellent. Pressed coffee made the meal. As always Justin is a wonderful host who makes you feel comfortable and makes sure you have a great experience. The staff is also friendly and knowledgeable. Shout out to Brittany who always provides great service. See you come fall.
the overall experience was good but can be better. first of all the food was very yummy and tasty. good service for sure. however, the ambiance needed some upgrades. when we first walked in, the old house smell was overpowering to the point we almost left the place. After sat down for a little bit, we kind of get used to the smell but still the place itself is very dated. I know the manager said this place has been renovated but if you pay that kind of money, why can't you sit some place that's nice and smells good. tho the food was good, we would not come back here unless we know we will be seated outside. Just don't think it's worth to pay that kind of money to sit in a place that smells bad and looks like 1950's. The ambiance is part of dining experience and I would not discount that.
We had been to the Blue Rose a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time - John was our waiter - he's an expert - just the right amount of friendly but non-intrusive - and we ate out on the large porch, which is a beautiful spot - private and lovely garden view.
We were looking forward to returning - this time though, we were shown to an indoor table - the weather was not conducive to outdoor dining. While our food was ultimately very good, we were overwhelmed by our server Alyssa. Sooo chatty! She virtually read the entire menu to us - apparently we must have looked as though we couldn't read - and explained each dish in painful detail. Also used my least favorite usage - "what are we interested in"? "We" are not dining together. This really colored our meal - later on in the meal she faded into the background a bit - and that made things much better - other staff were not nearly so interested in talking . While I appreciate a friendly approach and conversation, the pre-school attitude of Alyssa was pretty unpleasant.
I probably would go back - but definitely felt less enthusiastic than our last visit. Overall, I would say that the restaurant feels that it's better than it actually is right now - they should be wary of coasting on reputation. They are BYOB - also sell a local wine.
This was such an amazing find. Food was amazing and so different...great for a foodie. Sat in a corner table near the porch which was perfect. Staff extremely knowledgeable about the entrees. BYOB which was great. Would come back again and again!!!
We dined here before it was The Blue Rose and what an improvement! The redo is so pretty and the food and service....exemplary! Will surely return on our next Cape May visit and have already told a bunch of friends that it is a must when they are in town!
Somewhat unusual and creative menu choices, very much dependent on home made items and locally supplied items. We had pork pappardelle (home made), which was excellent, and arctic char, which was quite good. Our waiter, John, made an instant connection with us and was very helpful in assisting with our selections. This restaurant is on the pricey side, but to be expected located in a quaint, converted house in historic Cape May, NJ.
Had dinner here after staying at the Inn for two nights over the holiday weekend and the food and overall service of the B&B was amazing! Breakfast both mornings was a treat- with French press coffee and several (including gluten free) options. Dinner had excellent, professional service and fresh ingredients. Will definitely be back.
We have been coming to Cape May for about 5 years and this is the first year that we came across the Blue Rose Inn. It was an amazing experience from the moment we stepped in the door. The food had creative spins on old favorites with everything, down to the bread, exceptional. Micheal was an amazing server with knowledge about every menu option, and the souffle is a must try!
Excellent service. We had the scallop, pork belly and gorgonzola grits appetizer. Amazing flavors. My husband tried the rye gnocchi. He enjoyed it. I had the pork pappardelle. I wanted to, but couldn't finish the plate. It was delicious. We ended the meal with the souffle. What a beautiful meal. Yes, it is pricey, but we believe it was worth it. We would dine here again.
Wonderful food, awesome service. The fish in both of our entrees was cooked perfectly. And the side dishes were creative and tasty. We were pleasantly surprised at the bill, which was completely reasonable. Would love to return in a few weeks to eat on the patio.
Food was excellent, great ambience but our server was passable, at best. Overheard other serve (Mike) giving detailed menu explanations - but not our server. Evening started by our server trying to deliver our BYO bag to another table. Had to ask another server for our bread. Our server's nonchalant approach might work in other establishments but should not be tolerated at Blue Rose. Put a damper on what should have been an exceptional evening.
Nice meal. I had the beef entree and it was just okay. My husband had the cobia and it was very good. I loved the bread. Split a salad, which was very good, but it would be nice if they'd split in the kitchen or give one appropriate plates to transfer it to. It was a good meal.
My son and I had a very nice dining experience at The Blue Rose during the Christmas holidays, so decided to return for a delayed Mother's Day dinner. We were welcomed warmly by the host, seated promptly and introduced to our waiter, John, who was low key and very knowledgeable about the ingredients and preparation of the menu items. We started with a small, round loaf of warm bread, with the added flavors of garlic and cheese - definitely a step above the usual bread basket. My appetizer was steak tartare, very good, and elevated by the croutons which were house made, according to John. Son had the scallop/pork belly, which he enjoyed. My entree was the pork pappardelle, which was melt in the mouth tender. I loved the smoky, delicious sauce. The dish was again elevated, this time by the house made noodles. I will have that again, for sure. Son had the teres major steak, cooked as requested. He had that last time, and enjoyed it again on this visit. For dessert, we both had the lemon ricotta donuts - heaven on a plate - and espresso. The decor was lovely, the old Victorian inn was charming, the service was first rate, and the food was outstanding. We will return!
Cute place and good service but food was average, which was disappointing given the high ratings (and prices are in the pricier side of reasonable) . The food sounded great and was presented well but flavors were not impressive - we wouldn't come back
This was one of those rare meals that resulted in a "don't leave this resort area until you've eaten here" meals. The fish, the veggies, the desserts, and the appetizers were top shelf at an exceptionally reasonable price. This is a Cap May "hidden gem".........hiding in plain sight.
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