107-113 Grant St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Price Of Entrées: $19-$32
Accept V, M, AE
Why Should I Go? La Verandah is a superb three-star restaurant located in Cape May’s second oldest hotel, an Italianate-bracketed villa that has been beautifully renovated, but not at the expense of its Victorian charm. The cascading vines on the front porch, swaying in a gentle Atlantic breeze, beckon you inside a high-ceilinged dining room. Soft, natural light dances across the French doors, hardwood floors, and palm plants of this clean, sleek space, home to a magnificent wide-hanging staircase that is one of the earliest of its kind in the country.
If you like to dine al fresco, choose a cozy table on the front verandah to enjoy the calming sights and sounds of a summer evening while dining on French influenced cuisine. South Jersey magazine awarded this kitchen the esteemed Golden Fork award, recognizing dining rooms and menus that “stand out” from among the “finest restaurants across South Jersey.” They also offer private dining for groups of eight and more in their lush inner garden, where a bubbling fountain, chirping birds and soft tunes provide the background for great cuisine and company.
Insider Tip: According to The Knot magazine, and countless Victorian-minded brides, this is the perfect venue for an elegant wedding by the sea.
Romano Crusted Scallops Flambé
Pan-seared with cognac and served in a fennel vermouth sauce.
Fillet of salmon encrusted with potato and seared crisp, served with sautéed spinach and sweet corail sauce.
Grilled filet of beef served with potatoes au gratin finished with port wine demi and shiitake mushrooms.
Imperial Seafood Galette
A tantalizing crab and lobster cake with an asparagus and haricot vert sauté, finished with a whole grain mustard sauce.
Chicken di Parma
Breast of chicken stuffed with prosciutto, provolone and artichoke hearts with a white wine lemon caper sauce over sautéed arugula.