How does Cape May Restaurant Week work?
Cape May Restaurant Week and Cape May Restaurant Weekend offer fixed-price dining. For a fixed price, enjoy your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert from a special menu. Portions and ingredients will be on par with what the restaurant usually serves. Beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included (except where noted).
How many options are there per course?
Participating restaurants agree to offer at least three appetizer and dessert options, and at least four entree options. Should a menu vary from this format, it will be clearly indicated on the restaurant’s page.
What is the per-person price in 2022?
Due to heightened food costs, this year prices will be set by individual restaurants. The per-person price will be clearly posted along with a restaurant’s menu, once available.
We had to cancel Cape May Restaurant Week and Cape May Restaurant Weekend for two years as a result of the pandemic. Our previous pricing model was unsustainable for our partner restaurants, which continue to face significantly increased costs.
How do I attend? Do I need a ticket?
This is not a ticketed event, though we recommend reservations where available.
To take part, visit any of our participating restaurants during the event. Dates and times are posted on individual restaurant listings. You’ll be presented with the event menu when you’re seated. You shouldn’t need to ask for the event menu.
When will menus be posted online?
We post the menus as restaurants submit them. Most are available two weeks before the start of the event.
Does the whole table have to order off of the event menu?
No. Other people in your party are free to order off of the regular menu if they don’t want to take part in Restaurant Week. You can also supplement the event menu by ordering additional appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
Why can’t I make an online reservation at all participating restaurants?
Not all Cape May restaurants offer online reservations. We provide links to ones that let us know they do!
When do the events take place?
In a normal year, Cape May Restaurant Week takes place around the first week of June, and Cape May Restaurant Weekend over a weekend in November.
Who hosts Cape May Restaurant Week?
Cape Publishing, the people who make CapeMay.com and Cape May Magazine. The event is run by Jessica Leeburg, our Creative Director.