Jardin at The Hugh

653 Washington St, Cape May NJ 08204
$$$$$ French

Jardin is located in the center of the historic beach town of Cape May, NJ, tucked into a charming French, Second Empire Victorian home serving French cuisine that is eco-friendly, with local ingredients, and 95% dairy free. We offer a pre-fix, 10 course tasting menu with a 6:30pm seating only. The dinner price does not include tax and gratuity. Jardin offers a iwde variety of wines from local Hawk Haven Vinyard and you may also BYOB.

Due to the fact that Jardin is a no waste restaurant, there are NO CANCELLATION. gift certificates will be issued.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

10 course pre-paid, prefix tasting menu. French, eco-friendly, local, 95% dairy free

Business Info

  • Address: 653 Washington St, Cape May NJ 08204
  • Cross Street: Franklin Street
  • Cuisine: French |
  • Cost: | Very Expensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 609-435-5458
  • Features: Catering Services, Prix Fixe Menu, Tasting Menu, BYOB, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
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Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars based on 272 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Jason D.
If you want to see just how well you can eat with a plant-based diet, look no further than the vegan option at Jardin at The Hugh. An exceptional culinary experience backed by great service and a lovely ambiance. NOT your typical resort town over-priced, under-delivered dining. This is an exceptional chef doing first class work. Folks on either side of our table had the “normal menu” that included scallops and duck and were equally impressed. Get a reservation before the wait list becomes endless.
Business Response:
Jason, thank you for the kind words and the time to write them! We look forward to having you back again! Be well

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2022
Catherine W.
Absolutely amazing Experience. Innovative and enchanting. Can not wait to get back!
Business Response:
Thank you Catherine always great to see you!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2022
Helen C.
Overall great experience. There was a very large party seated in the dining room that disrupted from the experience quite a bit. I’d suggest seating large parties outside if you decide to allow them
Business Response:
Thank you Helen! We apologize for the noise level and will re work the seating for large parties moving forward.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2022
James R.
Outstanding. Unusual, but fabulous menu. Top service.
Business Response:
Thank you, James!

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Aug 05, 2022
Kimberly M.
Dinner was fabulous! Dining at Jardin is a special experience. Thank you! We're already looking forward to our next visit.
Business Response:
Thank you Kimberley! We look forward to having back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Judith R.
This meal was reminiscent of those I have had at Michelen two star restaurants. Food as art form. Beautiful and delicious.
Business Response:
Thank you, Judith!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Vincent D.
Just an extraordinary experience! Loved when chef Schultz came to each table after dinner answering questions and talking about his inspirations for each course.
Business Response:
Thank you Vincent always a pleasure having you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2022
Patti M.
My second time dining at Jardin and I'm looking forward to my third. Our evening started with enjoying the outside porch before we were brought in to our table. The inside porch at The Hugh is a lovely place for dinner. We started with locally sourced crudites and from there we let the ten course journey begin. Each course was just wonderful and we all looked forward to the next. There were plenty of oohs and aahs as we were presented with plates that were beautiful and more importantly tasted amazing. This plant forward menu left us all in amazement. The aroma from the mushroom risotto, reminded me of when I was young, eating the wild mushrooms my grandfather would pick for us. I've never smelled them like that since and they tasted just as good. Our scallop course and duck course were also delicious. Each course was wonderfully explained when it was served and it was fun to sample all the tastes from all the details that were included in each dish. Chef Schultz came out to chat and check up on us, and service was impeccable. Our evening was to celebrate a birthday but sampling Jardin with the seasons is going to be our plan. Thank you for a memorable evening.
Business Response:
Thank you Patti for the kind review and your support we very much appreciate it!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Jo~Ann B.
Everything was perfect! From the moment we arrived I knew it was going to be a very memorable experience. The owner, Sandy, personally came out and spent some time with us. So nice. Classy design, a New York City kinda vibe. Very relaxing. Very intimate dinning room. Oh and Chef Michael Shultz is awesome along with the staff. As each plate was served it was explained from ingredients to any story behind the preparation of it. Every plate was a work of art. Everything was cooked to perfection the flavors were amazing. Chef Michael visited each table to see if you are enjoying and if there were any questions. PLEASE if you visit Cape May this is a restaurant you don’t want to miss!
Business Response:
Thank you Jo-Ann!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2022
Karan H.
Excellent food and service
Business Response:
Thank you, Karan!

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Jul 16, 2022
karen m.
Absolutely exquisite
Business Response:
Thank you, Karen!

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Jul 09, 2022
William H.
Amazing dinner, best we’ve had it quite a long time, thank you!
Business Response:
Thank you William!

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Jul 04, 2022
Stephanie O.
Incredibly creative but equally delicious! Always a treat! Not to be missed!
Business Response:
Thank you Stephanie!

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Zarina Z.
Delicious and creative cuisine, we were really delighted by our meal and its beautiful presentation - so many fun surprises! Ambiance and service were also top notch.
Business Response:
Thank you!

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Apr 28, 2022
Peter V.
great stay and hosts as well as amazing breakfast and dinner experience
Business Response:
Thank you!

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Oct 16, 2021
Kathy L.
We cant say enough wonderful things about our meal!! With each course, it just got better and better. We couldn't even choose our favorite....Candace our server was also a sweetheart. Very knowledgeable and she also made the experience fun. Already looking forward next year!! We also stayed at the Hugh, which was also amazing. Owners were so lovely and accommodating....and that bed!! Just heaven. Our new favorite place in Cape May!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
Matthew S.
Absolutely everything about our experience was amazing. Fantastic food. Impeccable service. Chef and his team delivered a flawless experience. We will be back.

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Oct 04, 2021
Diane S.
Dinner at Jardin was fantastic! Our party of 6 was completely mesmerized by the flow, presentation, creativity and, above all, the taste of the meal. It will be a special memory for all of us. We definitely plan to return.

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Sep 27, 2021
Kristi F.
Great, fresh, local food with a creative twist, served in an intimate setting. Service was perfect. The venue is a beautiful mix of Victorian architecture with modern decor. Seating is limited to 18 guests. A perfect evening!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Katherine C.
A really fabulous unusual experience start to finish. Staff and food are first rate.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2021
Ralph G.
Was great just a wonder night all around can’t wait to come back next year

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2021
Mary D.
Absolutely fantastic, food was delicious, ambience was perfect. I was so full, couldn't eat another bite, we will be going back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2021
David C.
Perfect culinary delight experience. The food is perfect in presentation, taste, quantity, quality, and variety. Chef Michael is unmatched. Candice was pleasant as a serving staff and a host.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2021
Judith W.
Fabulous service! Much more than a meal. A wonderful experience.

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Aug 21, 2021
Susan F.
This was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Foams, jellies, powders....all made from veggies. It was such a creative menu. And for you meat and seafood lovers, there was duck and scallops.....both cooked perfectly!!! From Candace, our hostess to Cera, our server, to Chef Michael.....outstanding job!!!! This was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2021
Attarah F.
We had a fabulous experience. Each course was delicious, the setting is beautiful and the service was great. Since there is only one seating it might be better at 7. Otherwise outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2021
David B.
Such a warm dining experience. Candice was so helpful in suggesting a wine shop before we arrived.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2021
Jenna K.
It was amazing start to finish. Can’t wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Margaret B.
It was an amazing dinner!! The food was delightful and the staff was exemplary! Loved it!

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Jul 13, 2021
Stephanie O.
An amazing experience - exceeded all of our expectations! Perhaps the most creative and thoughtfully prepared meal we have ever had -- and absolutely delicious! The layers of flavors were incredible. The service impeccable. We cannot wait to dine at Le Jardin again when we visit CM!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
linda m.
An amazing experience, all around. From the presentation to the taste to the graciousness of the staff and chef - loved it.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2021
Nancy H.
We had an awesome evening. The food was innovative, fresh, and delicious. The service was top notch, informative, friendly, and genuine. We knew we were in very good hands.

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Jun 13, 2021
Jenn Z.
We loved everything! It was lovely being greeted on the porch and relaxing there for a bit, and our server showed us the new decor since we had been to Blue Rose. The food experience was outstanding. Professional yet friendly service,and we loved meeting chef. Would come back again and recommend to others.

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2021
Dena O.
Wow! Phenomenal! Cannot wait to bring every friend and family member to this wonderful experience—food divine, hosts were so inviting and sweet, Chef and Candace make the evening absolute perfection.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2021
Denine C.
Such a fun and delicious experience at Jardin... owners of the Hugh, John and sandy are so easy to talk with, the renovation is modern Victorian, just gorgeous and refreshing Michael the chef is talented and so friendly.. plates are beautifully presented and so so delicious .. our waitress was adorable, professional and entertaining... overall an experience we loved and one well worth it!

Overall: 8/10
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May 01, 2022
John M.
The food was unusual and very creative. The evening was a little too long, though. We thought that it might be more effective if we were served family style. Since we are all served the same food, it might be more interesting to have more interaction with the staff in a communal setting, rather than have them constantly telling the same story about the next course to 10 different guests.
Business Response:
Thank you for your review!

Overall: 8/10
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Oct 16, 2021
Florence T.
very creative cuisine with innovative ingredients. Ingredients combination works very well but will benefit of being served hot - our main courses and the soup were barely warm

Overall: 7/10
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Sep 06, 2022
Shae D.
This dinner was fun but just wasn’t for us. We have done similar type of experiences before but this missed its mark with the food. The starting courses had a heavy focus on plants and veggies that I struggled with the textures and flavors. The seafood, meat, and dessert courses were good. Everything was presented beautifully but for the price, I would want to love it all. I found I disliked more than I liked. The staff was welcoming and the chef came to visit everyone’s table which is nice and personal. These types of experiences are fun and adventurous and create lasting memories. We love Cape May and their wonderful restaurants. This one just missed its mark for us.
Business Response:
Thank you for the feedback! We're sorry the entire menu didn't appeal to you and we always try to improve and take all feedback very seriously. Hopefully you'll try us again.

Overall: 7/10
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Sep 03, 2022
Thomas M.
Food was wonderful - creative & top quality ingredients. The problem was the unbearable noise level - we could not hear our server describe the dishes or easily converse across the table. I think the problem was mostly one very loud table, but they may need to consider installing some sound dampening materials. At that price, please, please serve coffee and tea with dessert.
Business Response:
Thank you Thomas! We apologize for the large party that has never happened before and we'll rework the seating of large parties moving forward. We do offer coffee and tea for free at anytime during the experience!