Revel quietly opened a casual restaurant recently in the former One location as the casino finalizes plans to open a new, permanent restaurant there.
Called Two, the restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays as the casino is filling a late-night dining gap. Despite an abundance of restaurants at Revel, only Luke Palladino’s Kithcen & Marketplace is open late night. Two specifically satisfies late-night partiers exiting Revel’s popular HQ Nightclub, as well as Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub.
Spokeswoman Maureen Siman would not elaborate on Two, but said that it’s “temporary,” and is filling a gap until a new operator can begin its operations. My sources said LDV Hospitality, which also owns Azure, Lugo Caffe and American Cut by Marc Forgione, will also open a 24-hour, daily eatery in the Two location.
If you are there late at night, Two features nine different burgers priced from $11 to $19, three different hot dogs ($6 to $7), soups and salads ($4 to $11), wings ($12), desserts ($5 to $7) and shakes and floats ($5 to $7).
Interesting menu items include the Fire Bird burger made from turkey with fire-roasted jalapenos, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions and chipotle mayo; The Grecian burger with marinated lamb, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese and Tzatziki sauce; The Californian dog with avocado, lettuce, tomato and cucumber; the B.L.T. salad with maple pepper bacon, Thousand Island dressing, croutons and grilled chicken; sweet chili garlic wings; zucchini fries; and a banana split.
Two will be one of many changes coming this year for Revel. In addition to a new operator for Two, which will certainly be renamed, construction is underway on a players lounge and high-limit slot area that will open this spring; and sources also told me that Jose Garces, who already operates Amada, Village Whiskey and Distrito Cantina and its adjacent taco truck, Guapos Tacos, will soon open an Asian noodle bar in the location near Amada that was formerly called Plancha Bar.
One closed after its New Year’s Day service. Owned by The One Group, the restaurant’s hip nightlife-meets-dining concept never took off.