Casual Fine Dining in Cape May Vicinity
No No No -- I have been vacationing in Cape May for 21 years. All the restaurants mentioned are fine. But ...
It should be noted that the fanciest restaurant in this resort town would be happy if you are "neat and pretty" -- wear anything. I assume for a birthday celebration with no limits on cost you would not prefer a casual type place.
Peter Shields = romantic atmosphere but not tops in food
Lucky Bones = fabulous Cuban Pork Chop and the best Cosmos but noisy and crowded and very casual
Godmothers = was good 5-10 years ago when the owner was the chef but not now, mediocre caesar salad, awful fettucine alfredo.
Copper Fish = new owner
Lobster House = the classic seafood place, favorite flounder francaise, not fancy but not too casual either. Get a table by the water.
Mad Batter= noisy, uncomfortable atmosphere
Henry's on the Beach = are you kidding?
Hands down the best restaurant is 410 Bank Street (byob). Their Mushroom soup is to die for and the bread pudding is better than mothers. Not sure when they open for the season.
Runner up The Washington Inn.