We have plenty to be thankful for, but our busy lives get even busier around the holidays. If you don’t have the time to prepare a feast of your own, or if Thanksgiving dinner somehow got left off your “to do” list, here is a long list of local restaurants that will help you celebrate the occasion, even at the very last minute.
When the Tropicana Casino and Resort debuted a half dozen restaurants this summer, most of the attention seemed to shift toward Chickie’s & Pete’s and Broadway Burger Bar, multi-million-dollar projects.
Revel Casino Hotel certainly has its share of restaurants … great restaurants. Whether it’s Robert Wiedmaier’s inventive and always dazzling Mussel Bar or Iron Chefs Jose Garces’ four restaurants and Marc Forgione’s American Cut, there’s plenty of star power. In fact, Revel has more than 10 restaurants to choose from.
Atlantic City Bottle Company is hosting another very special event you don’t want to miss.
Chef Paul Drew, one of the best chefs in the area, is going Italian this week. That’s right, the executive chef of Phillip’s Seafood inside The Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City will continue this season’s series of interactive cooking experiences and lessons at Phillips with “The Italia Cucina” 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The interactive, educational and scrumptious event will be far more delicious than your typical Italian Cooking 101 class. Instead, enjoy a fresh, yet traditional take on the Italian approach to seafood, meat, pasta and sauces.
Scarduzio’s, Steak, Sushi and Lounge inside Showboat Casino-Hotel recently put a little more emphasis on the sushi and lounge part of its name by introducing a special sushi and sake lounge menu that is certainly worth checking out.
Michael Symon doesn’t believe cooking has to be complicated to be good. The “Next Iron Chef” winner and co-star of ABC daytime talk show “The Chew” has made his culinary name on his everyday cooking style, as showcased in his latest book, “Michael Symon’s 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners” (Clarkson Potter).
Like Italian restaurants and steakhouses, it seems like Atlantic City casinos must now offer a burger bar. And the latest addition — Broadway Burger Bar inside The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort — is the nicest yet.
If you’re planning to go out to dinner this week, your first stop should be Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa as Savor Borgata Restaurant Week returns Sunday, Nov. 3, to Friday, Nov. 8, leading up to its signature Savor Borgata: Street Eats event on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Dunkin’ Donuts debuted recently at Resorts Casino Hotel, becoming the first tenant to open in the new Quick Bites food court on the casino floor. Other concepts will follow soon, including The Original Soup Man, Ruby’s Diner, Haagen Dazs and Famous Famiglia Pizza.
Head to The Melting Pot, located at Tanger Outlets — The Walk, on Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. for Girls Night Out. For $25, enjoy cheese, salad and chocolate fondue, plus there’s $8 entrees, $5 martinis and $6 wines by the glass plus complimentary makeovers from Mary Kay Cosmetics and free massages from Massage Envy. There will also be door prizes, giveaways and more.
BR Guest Hospitality, the New York-based restaurant group, will have one less restaurant in Atlantic City as Atlantic Grill will close on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Caesars Atlantic City.
One of the best chefs in the area — and just a great guy — Paul Drew will once again offer a series of interactive cooking experiences and lessons at Phillips Seafood inside The Pier Shops At Caesars.
One of Atlantic City Country Club’s best feasts of the year — the Full Moon Harvest Wine Dinner — returns 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. The country club, owned by Caesars Entertainment, will offer six courses from Chef Ed Daggers and his culinary team for just $75, including paired wines with each course.
Wolfgang Puck won’t be at Savor Borgata: Street Eats on Nov. 9, but he will be at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa from Oct. 25 to 27, as the casino resort hosts a Puck-filled weekend as part of its Savor Borgata culinary series with something for everyone.
Tropicana Casino and Resort will follow up its popular Oktoberfest Week, happening through Saturday, Oct. 12, with Pasta Week, from Sunday, Oct. 13, to Saturday, Oct. 19.
The long-overdue, much-needed and forever-talked-about renovation and overhaul of Caesars Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Buffet is finally happening. And by the words of Regional Vice President of Food and Beverage Joseph Giunta along with the architectural designs, it looks like it’s going to be worth the wait.
This year’s Oktoberfest in Germany ran from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6. It traditionally runs for 16 days, with the last day ending on the first Sunday in October.
One of the best restaurants in Atlantic City is now open for lunch … on Fridays. The Palm Restaurant, located inside The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, is now offering its legendary fare for lunch with a new menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday.
The Iron Room at Atlantic City Bottle Company may be the best-kept secret in Atlantic City right now. And, while ownership hopes it doesn’t’ stay that way, it’s kind of fitting.
One of the reasons Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the market leader in Atlantic City is because it never rests on its own success. Borgata’s annual Savor Borgata has become one of the city’s marquee culinary events. Now, Borgata will also tweak that, too.
The Tropicana Casino and Resort is once again stepping things up in the culinary department by offering a spectacular wine dinner with one of my favorite wines, Caymus, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Robert’s Steakhouse, my favorite steakhouse in the city, is offering another spectacular wine dinner, and this one should be a lot of fun.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has really been stepping up its culinary offerings recently. After demonstrations with its resident Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian, this week the casino resort will try something a little less familiar to its customers as it hosts QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David” star David Venable for a cooking demonstration and book signing on Saturday, Sept. 14.
One of the most fun events of the year returns to the Tropicana Casino and Resort on Monday, Aug. 26, as more than 20 restaurants unite for a good cause at the sixth annual Taste of the Quarter.
When Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa closed Seablue: A Michael Mina Experience last year, it promised to do some interesting events in the dining room of the now casual lounge and restaurant, 28 West. As always, Borgata will live up to its promise starting this weekend as Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will offer a pop-up restaurant in the space for three nights, giving Atlantic City a taste of what his critically-acclaimed The Lambs Club in New York is all about.
The annual Atlantic City Country Club Clambake Open returns for its seventh year on Sunday, Aug. 11, and is one of the legendary club’s signature events worth checking out. The format is a two-man better ball tournament, but the highlight of the day is Executive Chef Ed Daggers’ amazing clam bake that includes local clams and oysters on the half shell with citrus cocktail sauce; open-roasted suckling pig; BBQ chicken; seafood paella with shrimp chorizo sausage, olives, herbs, saffron rice and Jersey Fresh veggies; homemade desserts and ice cream and more.
Two of the best restaurants in the city, Stephen Starr’s Continental and Buddakan, recently rolled out new menus that are certainly impressing diners this summer.
Sometimes a little change is a good thing. Even though Chelsea Prime, the highly rated restaurant in The Chelsea in Atlantic City, was among the best of the many restaurants arriving during that derecho of steak houses a few years back, demographics change as quickly as a strong wind.
So many restaurants brag about their farm-to-table dining options, but few take it to the level that Caesars Entertainment recently has.
If you’re looking for an awesome, inexpensive wine experience this weekend, then you should definitely hit Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield.
Revel Hotel-Casino basically had everything you wanted from a culinary standpoint from Italian (Lugo) to seafood (Azure) to a Belgian roadhouse (Mussel Bar) to a steakhouse (American Cut) to a burger joint (Village Whiskey), even a Spanish tapas restaurant (Amada) and a taco truck (Distrito Cantina/Guapas Tacos).
Phillips Seafood will once again get in on the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival action with its own Spiked Brunch noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Located inside The Pier Shops at Caesars, Phillips Seafood never disappoints at this annual brunch prepared by Executive Chef Paul Drew and his staff.
Atlantic City Country Club Executive Chef Ed Daggers will once again blow lobster lovers’ minds on Thursday, July 18, when he presents his annual Lobster-feast.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar inside The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort continues its annual tradition of celebrating National Daiquiri Day and the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning author and Cuban rum enthusiast Ernest Hemingway by offering some new concoctions.
The popularity of burgers across the nation continues to grow, particularly in Atlantic City, where a number of burger bars and restaurants have opened recently.
When Kyle Williams opened Scales, his second restaurant in Gardner’s Basin, following the successful Back Bay Ale House, he was hoping to duplicate the same long-term success story that the building’s previous tenants — the Flying Cloud — enjoyed for many years.
It’s a big deal when a casino opens one restaurant. This month, Tropicana Casino and Resort opened six.
As if six new restaurants weren’t enough, the Tropicana will add another new franchise to its roster in two weekend when Wet Willies makes its Atlantic City debut,
The term game-changer is something that seems to be thrown around Atlantic City a little too often lately. But, if early indications are any sign of how successful Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and its beachfront Landshark Bar & Grill are going to be, they are definitely game-changers.
If you are going to check out the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, June 26, you might want to consider checking it out from Fin inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort, which will open its doors 11 a.m. for a $25 buffet that will include a salads, entrees and summer goodies. It offers a beautiful balcony perfect to view the show. Plus, if you prefer to be indoors, the windows are ceiling to floor. Go to OpenTable.com.
There are few places as peaceful and serene in Atlantic City as Historic Gardner’s Basin. In the heart of the area sits a local’s favorite: Gilchrist Restaurant & Marina.
Alan Angeloni grew up in the restaurant business around the Trenton area, washing dishes in his family’s restaurant at 9 years old. Maybe that is why the 57-year-old owner of Angeloni’s II in Atlantic City says he is really 104.
When it comes to shore institutions, it doesn’t get much more legendary than Fred’s Tavern. The Stone Harbor destination has been around since the 1930s when Fred Menzel opened it right after Prohibition.
Thanks to Jose Garces, Revel finally has an Asian dining concept. The Iron Chef recently debuted Yuboka, offering dim sum, Asian-inspired small plates and noodles.
Revel's new restaurant, Relish, is now open. The 24-hour cafe occupies the former Michel Richard Central restaurant. Revel is calling it "a diner with a pedigree" as it offers breakfast, homemade pastas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups and entrees including comfort foods such as meatloaf.
When Landry’s Inc., owner of Golden Nugget Atlantic City and popular chain restaurants such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the Rainforest Cafe and Morton’s Steakhouse, bought another popular chain, McCormick & Schmick’s last year, it had major work to do.
When The Melting Pot opened in Atlantic City in December 2007, Owner Charlie Haney was perfectly fine with opening an upscale restaurant with a dining experience that most people would go to for special occasions a few times a year.
Ono Chinese Bistro in Atlantic City’s Atlantic Club Casino Hotel will kick off its new Sunday Jazz Brunch Sunday, May 19, with live music, mimosas and endless food options.
Moms come in all styles and shapes. Lucky for us, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to thanking them for all they have done for us. While jewelry or flowers might be the way to go for some, most mothers can be satisfied with a special meal.