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Any Recent Reviews for Wildwood Crest or Cape May NJ?

cheereeo Apr 27, 2009 02:33 PM

Can anyone leave a more recent post for suggestions in Cape May or Wildwood Crest, NJ. We are headed down late July, busy season. We are foodies who don't mind spending for terrific food. Just nothing that you have to wear a suit and tie to be accepted in. Anything recent? 410 Bank Street was always one of my favorites, but it's been about four years since I've been down there. Thanks

Also, get kind of tired of Italian being from CT. Love seafood, American, Continental, etc.

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  1. cheereeo RE: cheereeo May 1, 2009 01:26 PM

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      ggirl63 RE: cheereeo May 1, 2009 06:15 PM

      Dominic's Place in Wildwood is fantastic. It's a BYOB and the food is phenomenal. It has a little bit of everything, and the chef has a way with sauces. Their website is www.dominicsplace.com . You won't be disappointed.

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      Dominic's Place
      5209 Pacific Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260

      1. Lewes17266 RE: cheereeo May 2, 2009 04:37 AM

        Here are two threads I am aware of that you might like to look over before your trip. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/609850
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/578965

        1. cheereeo RE: cheereeo May 8, 2009 08:38 AM

          Thank you both so much. I didn't think to look at Mid-Atlantic for Southern NJ. I will definitely check out those other posts and check out that board as well. And Dominic's too! Thanks

          1. cheereeo RE: cheereeo Aug 4, 2009 10:22 AM

            So I just wanted to write back. We returned form our trip on July 30, 2009., and I wanted to speak to three memorable places.

            We ate at Jersey Girl in Wildwood that was excellent. It was so nice to see a high-end food establishment in Wildwood instead of having to venture to Cape May and bully your way through the NYC tourists and pricing. I had incredible NY Strip with two huge old bay spiced onion rings that was melt-in-your mouth. I started with mussels that were awesome; I had to ask for a spoon so I could eat the broth. The only thing I was not fond of was the mashed potatoes. The staff were super friendly and they were also very kid-friendly as well--my son loved his fried shrimp. Others said the scallops were great. My mom was not a fan of her flounder almondine. Outstanding meals. The owner used to own Pacific Grill which is now closed. There is outdoor seating too when the weather is nice. Note, menu on this website has changed for the better I think.
            https://www.restaurantpassion.com/sor...

            We also ate at Dominics Place which was incredible too per ggirl63's review. A very close second to Jersey Girl. Their Steak Diane was so good. Only problem was parking was tricky as they are across from Duffer's and a block away from Ravioli House. Very nice staff and great service. Very intimate inside. Excellent.

            Gia's www.giawildwood.com
            Also very good Italian food. And very friendly service. BYOB. Gia was around in her 14KT glory to be sure everyone was happy. Servings were large. I had a grouper special that was so good. My husband had a porterhouse special that he said did not match up to Jersey Girl's. My sister had a veal chop special that was incredibly large too much to eat but delicious. My tomato caprese salad was one of the best I've ever eaten--just the right amount of acid/oil. Excellent bread, so on, so on.

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              shorebilly RE: cheereeo Aug 23, 2009 10:57 AM

              Any other updates, we are haeding down late tonight and staying till Tuesday morning. Anything really amazing or should I just go ahead and call the Ebbitt Room?

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                jl0328 RE: shorebilly Aug 25, 2009 07:29 AM

                We ate at the Ebbitt Room a couple weeks ago. What a great meal. There were 8 of us in the garden. We all chose the tasting menu with the wine pairing and were completely satisfied. What a great evening!
                I would also recommend Sora in Stone Harbor. What a great little BYO.

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                  KathyH RE: jl0328 Aug 25, 2009 08:15 AM

                  We were in Cape May a few weeks ago and had a wonderful dinner at The Black Duck on Sunset. I would say the menu is asian influenced. Four of us had differant appetizers and all were great.

                  For dinner I had the crab cake which was excellent, my husband had the steak which he said was just so so. But the stand out dish, one I am craving right this minute was one fo the specials, spiced panko crusted scallops over lobster coleslaw. The scallops had a crispy coat on one side, meltlingly tender inside, over this lobster coleslaw which sounds strange but worked. All of this sat on some sauce. My sister-in-law couldn't finish so my brother and I kept eating her dish until it was gone. We were way too full for dessert.

                  It is BYOB. Here is a link to their website.
                  http://www.blackduckonsunset.com/

                  KathyH

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                  BrookB RE: shorebilly Aug 25, 2009 11:24 AM

                  My wife and I just got back from Cape May, and I don't think that you could find a better meal anywhere else than we had at the Ebbitt Room. Not cheap, but well worth the price for the quality of food, service, wine list, etc. etc. We also ate at Tishas, which we had enjoyed on our last visit to Cape May, but we were very disappointed in it this time. I doubt that I will ever go back there.

                  I'm sorry that I did not know about Dominic's Place and Jersey Girl before reading the posts here today. They are going on my list for next time.

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