Good eats: Golden Nugget’s renovations have included some upscale dining additions.
Chart House: The 30th location of this restaurant has docked at Golden Nugget, offering great views of the waterfront and tasty steak and fish specialties. If you want to get a taste of the restaurant without losing half your rent, try the prix-fixe menu for $39, where you can choose between salmon, filet medallions or a shrimp platter that includes crab-stuffed shrimp, shrimp scampi and coconut crunchy shrimp. Now you have more room in your wallet for a visit to the craps table.
Vic & Anthony’s: Rated one of the best steakhouses in the country, Vic & Anthony’s features beef and lobster, as well as specialty appetizers such as seared scallops with crisp apple slaw and quail. That should keep you satisfied until dessert rolls around.
Keep it casual:
Grotto: Grotto is the perfect place to enjoy fine Italian cuisine and then drink fine Italian wine until the bar closes at 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The homemade pastas will leave you wanting more. But after your carb overload you can relax by the bar and take in the great Italian ambience Grotto has to offer.
Michael Patrick’s Brasserie: If you’re looking for 24-hour dining at Golden Nugget, you can find it here. Prices are reasonable here, too, so you won’t feel too stretched when you dine here at 4 a.m. after a night on the casino floor. With everything from chicken pot pie to buttermilk pancakes and Belgian waffles, this Euro-style dining experience will probably make you want to come back for the next meal of the day.
The Buffet: Have some indecisive people in your group? It’s OK you don’t have to say who, but they know who they are. Take them to The Buffet, where all you can eat is expected and you can choose from a wide variety of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can go back for seconds instead of trying to get it all on one plate.
The Deck Bayfront Bar & Restaurant: Overlooking the bay and plenty of boat slips, this on-the-water restaurant offers outdoor dining with fun, summer-inspired dishes such as Old Bay crab dip and seafood salad. The bar also provides live bands on hot summer nights. Just remember, don’t feed the seagulls!
The Poolside Cafe: Grab some light snacks here on the sixth floor of the hotel, where a view of the Atlantic City skyline will give you plenty of photo opportunities. Or just grab a fruit drink and a lounge chair and soak up some sun by the pool.
Lillie’s Noodles: Enjoy Asian cuisine and sushi here. Everything from a noodle bar to hand-crafted sushi and sashimi are sure to cure your craving for some Japanese delicacies. And no one will even judge you for not using your chopsticks correctly.
Coming soon: Red Sushi, Bean & Bread, Starbucks
Party, party, party!
The Deck: Live entertainment, tasty food, drink specials and giveaways, all on an outdoor deck right on the water, equal one hot summer party spot. Basically the marina version of a beach bar, the party never stops here … until fall, of course.
Live Bar: If live entertainment is your favorite part of going out, head here, where live bands are always playing and specialty drinks are always flowing. Plus, there’s no cover charge and drinks are served in extra-large glasses. There’s also plenty of places to sit down if you’re feet get too tired.
Rush Lounge: What’s that music you hear as you make your way from the parking garage to the casino? That’s the live music coming from Rush Lounge. The lounge itself is stylish, and a low stage puts performers right in the action. Plenty of flat-screen TVs and the lounge’s own gaming pit area make it the perfect place for someone looking for distractions or someone on a first date looking to close the awkward silences with activities.
Bar 46: If you want a mix of gambling, lounging and dancing in your evening, then Bar 46 is the place for you. With a chic and sexy design, you may never want to leave. Just try not to overdo it with their extensive list of bourbons and whiskeys.
H2O Bar: A sleek outdoor, poolside lounge will have fire pits to keep the party going all year long. With turf flooring, the rooftop will be perfect for fun parties.
The Spa & Salon: Feeling tense after that round of poker? Head here to get a massage and facial or a manicure and pedicure. Or try a body treatment, such as Milk & Honey, where you take a tip in milk nectar and follow up with a fine whipped honey scrub, plus a light massage to seal the deal. We do not advise trying the same thing at home with 2 percent milk from the fridge.
Fitness Center: Grab a quick workout to burn some extra calories before squeezing into tonight’s outfit. They have everything you need: cardio equipment, free weights, resistance machines, bands, balance balls and even core strength equipment.
Shopping: Style & Trend, Nineteen Forty-Six Apparel & Accessories, TINT sunglasses boutique, Flirt, Cool Ass Jeans, d’Oro Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, The Chocolate Box, Signature
The Grand: This theater seats 2,100 and is hosting headliners such as Third Eye Blind, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Whoopi Goldberg and the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. That’s what we call a wide range of entertainment.
The Showroom: This venue can fit as many as 500 and has hosted Paula Poundstone and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The space provides the ultimate intimate concert experience.
Gaming Gone Wild:
Adding Poker: One of the upgrades Landry’s made when it took over Trump Marina and turned it into Golden Nugget was adding a poker room, something Trump never put in the casino. Guess The Donald folded on that idea.
Amenities: Golden Nugget has nine gaming areas: Hi-Limit Tables (8 Blackjack and 2 Roulette), Asian Table Pit (1 Mini Baccarat, 1 Pai Gow, 1 Pai Gow Tile), Hi-Limit Slots (91 slots starting at $1 and up to $100), Main Slot Floor (1,454 slot machines), Main Tables Area (36 Tables), Poker Room (20 Tables), Rush Lounge (2 Blackjack and 2 Roulette), The Party Pit (4 Blackjack, 1 Roulette, 1 3-Card Poker & Bar Top Video Poker).
Coming soon: Bar 46 will include 4 Blackjack, 1 Roulette, 1-Card Poker