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Atlantic City Weekly’s 2009 summer and fall 2009 dining guide. We are pleased to bring you this 13th edition. Atlantic City Weekly’s Taste of South Jersey is a convenient guide for local diners, as well as visitors, to keep handy for the next several months and beyond. Good for both social and casual outings, Taste of South Jersey caters to couples looking for a night out, or businesses hosting a special event or meeting. Inside you will find some of southern New Jersey’s finest restaurants, including comprehensive listings of the many Atlantic City casino dining establishments. The greater Atlantic City region has seen a boom in new restaurants in recent years. We’re certain that you will find this dining guide a helpful tool when deciding where to dine out this summer and fall. You’ll also be able to access this guide, and our weekly dining listings, online at the new acweekly.com. Bon appetit!

Taste of South Jersey ® is published by Atlantic City Weekly from 8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 350, W. Atlantic City, NJ 08232. Advertising rates supplied upon request. Phone 609-646-4848 or fax 609-6467338. All material in Taste of South Jersey ® is copyright 2009 by Review Publishing, L.P. Reproduction of any of the contents in this publication is prohibited unless written permission is granted by management. Taste of South Jersey ® and Atlantic City Weekly ® are registered trademarks of Review Publishing, L.P. and are registered with the U.S. Patent Office. Send e-mail to info@acweekly.com Editor Jeff Schwachter Associate Editors Lori Hoffman, Ray Schweibert Listings Editor Mike Pritchard Art Director Kevin McCarty Production Manager Diana DeLorenzo Senior Graphic Designer Doug Wipf Graphic Designers LeTera Haynes, Matt Prowell, Arthur Shimko Jr. Production Coordinator Kathleen Holmes-Disbrow, ext. 14 Advertising Sales Manager Kathy Heery, ext. 16; kheery@acweekly.com Advertising Account Executives James Barilotti, ext. 18; Jennifer Esposito, ext. 29; Madelon Woller, ext. 21 Accounts Receivable Jean Kelly Circulation Manager Bill Beck, ext. 24; bbeck@acweekly.com Publisher Lewis B. Steiner, ext. 11; lsteiner@acweekly.com Visit us online at our new and improved acweekly.com site for a local food & drink guide, happy hour guide and much more.

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served daily from 5pm.

For more casino restaurants and independent establishments located within casino properties, including restaurants located inside The Quarter at the Tropicana and at The Pier Shops at Caesars, see Casino Dining listings at the end of this section.

Hard Rock Cafe

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern 2300 Fairmount Ave. 3442439. angelosfairmounttavern. com. Angelo’s has flourished for three generations of Mancusos, making it an institution in A.C. with its Italian menu. Specials include lobster ravioli and stuffed salmon.

Buddakan At The Pier Shops at Caesars, 674-0100. Stephen Starr’s restaurant includes twilight sky or “opium den style” dining nooks. Mon.-Fri. lunch noon3:30pm; dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5-10pm (bar to 11pm); Fri. 511pm (bar to midnight), Sat. noon-11pm (bar to midnight) and Sun. noon-10pm (bar to 11pm).

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ On Boardwalk at Tropicana, 340-4000. Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickorysmoked pork, beef, chicken, BBQ ribs, sandwiches and salads. Open Mon.-Fri. 8am– 11pm; Sat. 8am–midnight, Sun. 8am-10pm.

Dock’s Oyster House 2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092. docksoysterhouse.com. Offering fine steaks and seafood, classic seafood soups, bar and raw bar with 10 to 20 different oyster selections nightly, and an extensive wine list. Dinner is

At Trump Taj Mahal. 4410007. Burgers and sandwiches served in a rock ’n’ roll ambiance. Open Sun.–Thurs. 11am–midnight; Fri.–Sat. 11am–1am. Live music.

Johnny Rockets At Bally’s, 340-0099. A retro ’50s-style Boardwalk restaurant. Breakfast served daily 8–11am. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11ammidnight during the week, 11am-3am on weekends. Also located inside Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Knife & Fork 3600 Atlantic Ave. Corner of Atlantic and Pacific aves. knifeandforkinn.com. 344-1133. Historic landmark restaurant renovated by the Dougherty family (owners of Dock’s Oyster House). The finest seafood and steaks prepared on a wood-fired grill. Extensive wine selection. Open daily for dinner from 5pm; bar opens at 4pm. Friday lunch, 11:30am–4:30pm.

ner seven days a week and features an open, expedition kitchen. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am11pm.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 2020 Atlantic Ave. 344-5833. A distinctive dining experience at The Walk. Aged, corn-fed USDA Prime Midwest beef, specialty chops, seafood, award-winning wine list

The Continental At The Pier Shops at Caesars, 674-8300, continentalac.com. Starr’s “outdoor” patio bar with signature drinks & sunken fire-pit lounge as well as the large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the “Sammy Davis Room.” Lunch Mon.–Fri. 11:30am–4pm. Brunch Sat.-Sun. 11am-4pm. Dinner Sun.–Thurs. 4–10pm; Fri.-Sat. 4–11pm (bar stays open until midnight).

Brigantine Andre’s Italian Restaurant 1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 266-

McCormick & Schmick’s 1124. Serving pizza, subs, Located at Harrah’s Resort, 441-5000. More than 30 different varieties of fresh seafood featured on a menu that changes twice daily; an array of oysters are delivered fresh daily. Lunch daily, 11am-3pm. Dinner Mon.-Sat., 3pm-mid.; Sun. 3-11pm. Bar open daily from 11am.

Phillips Seafood 348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes since 1956. Serves lunch and din-

steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts. Take-out, eat-in and delivery. Open 10:30am–10pm daily.

Laguna Grill 1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Banquet facility for all occasions. Great views.

St. George’s Pub Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. www.

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stgeorgespub.com . Wide selection of hot and cold sandwiches, pizza, burgers , wings and a Tex-Mex menu. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours.

Downbeach Ventnor, Margate & Longport

Billy Ho’s Imperial East 7800 Ventnor Ave. 487-1040. Mon.-Fri. 11am-10:30pm. Sat. noon-11pm. Sun. noon10pm. Daily specials.

China Dumpling 5200 Ventnor Ave., Ventor. 822 6888. Dim sum daily and lunch special every day for $5.50. Early bird special 4pm6pm inclused entree soup and egg roll.Reservations suggested.

Gertrude’s 7309 Ventnor Ave., Ventor. 823-3003. gertrudesventnor. com. Serving dinner from 5pm. Sunday brunch 10am2pm. Reservations recommended. Gourmet cuisine.

Isabella’s Ventnor Cafe 4 S. Portland Avenue, Ventnor. 822-2477. Formerly Thomas’. Opens daily at 7am serving breakfast, lunch till 3pm. Mexican dinners served nightly.

Lamberti 9707 Amherst Ave. Margate. 487-6001. www. sunsetonthebay.com. Open seven days for lunch and dinner. Happy hour daily 3-7pm with half-price appetizers and reduced drink prices at the bar only. Continued on page 14


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Miyako Japanese Steak House 9210 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-4759. Japanese Habachi, sushi and regular menu.

Shore Club Crabhouse, Bar & Grill 303 Longport Blvd. Longport. 822-1002. www.shoreclubbar. com. Luciano Lamberti presents

bass and soft shell crab (seasonal only) among the favorites. Rock-N-Sushi, Mon. & Wed. 9pm–midnight with reduced sushi-roll prices (bar only). Dinner daily from 5pm. Reservations recommended. Happy hour daily, 5-6:30pm. Shuttle service available.

his second restaurant at the Jersey Shore, combining views of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet with seafood, drinks and entertainment. Open seven days for lunch and dinner. DJ and dancing every Fri. and Sat. night. Free parking.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

Tomatoes

Mainland

9300 Amherst Ave. Margate .822-7535. www. tomatoesmargate.com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood with tuna, sea

106 Benson Ave., Margate. 822-0140. Pub open daily for lunch and dinner, late night. Upstairs fine dining room open from 4pm daily. Outdoor decks.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant 800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273663, charliesbar.com. Popular

Buffalo wings. Open daily. 15 TVs for all sporting events. No credit cards.

East Bay Crab and Grill Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. www.eastbaycrab.com. Fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, poultry and crabs. Open for lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-4pm. Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 4-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 4-11pm; Sun. noon-10pm. Specializing in all-U-can-eat crabs, Early bird menu. Daily specials. Daily Happy hour 4-7pm.

Goodfellows, W.L. 310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway; 652-1942. Home of the French Fried Lobster Tail. Open from 11:30am. Sunday brunch from 11am. Children’s menu. Bar open until midnight weekdays and 2am weekends.

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Oyster Creek Inn 41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds Point. 652-8565. Old-fashioned fresh seafood house with waterfront dining. Open Tues.–Sun. 4–9pm. Early-bird menu 4–5:45pm. Closed Mon.

Touch of Italy Black Horse Pike Cardiff/EHT. 646-1855. www.touchofitaly. net. Dinner 4–10:30pm. Sun. 2–10pm. Serving veal, seafood, pasta, steaks and brick-oven pizzas. Wine, beer and cocktails avail. Banquet facilities.

Cape May County Deauville Inn 201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 263-2080. deauvilleinn.com. Waterfront bar and dining. Live music. n


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Arturo’s Enjoy a traditional Italian meal prepared with a contemporary, New York flare in the sophisticated setting of this award-winning trattoria. Open 5:30–10pm Sun.–Thurs.; Fri. 5–11; Sat. 5:30–11.

Bally’s Brunch Brunch every Sunday at The Reserve, 10am–2 pm. $39.99 per person.

Fulu Wok & Fry Casual Asian cuisine at the Claridge tower, open daily.

Johnny Rockets A retro ’50s-style Boardwalk restaurant. Breakfast served daily 8–11am. Lunch & dinner served daily from 11ammidnight during the week, 11am-3am on weekends.

Noodle Village Offering an extensive selection of authentic Chinese and Vietnamese “comfort foods.” Open Sun. 8am6am; Mon., Wed.–Fri. 11:30am-6am; Sat. 10am– 6am.

Pickles Deli Serving traditional New York style Deli favorites. Call Pickles Hotline at 340-2320 for hours of operation.

The Reserve/Preview Bar Bally’s iconic culinary experience. Seasonal celebration of great steaks and seafood. The restaurant’s Preview Bar offers the latest mixologist creations and its own take on seafood tapas.

Sidewalk Café Buffet Cafeteria-style dining. $14.99 (plus tax) for breakfast daily 7:30am–noon; $21.99 (plus tax) for dinner Tues., Fri.–Sun. 1pm–approximately 8pm.

6ix: A Bistro American bistro, open 24 hours, except closed Mon. 10pm, reopens Tues. 7am. Located on the sixth floor. Breakfast served anytime.

Red Pearl Modern Asian cuisine served up fresh in casual setting. On the sixth floor. Hours: Wed.–Sun. 5:30–11pm.

Borgata 1-866-MYBORGATA

Bobby Flay Steak Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood. Open Tues.–Thurs. 5–11pm; Fri.–Sat. 5pm–midnight; Sun. 4–10pm. Closed Mon.

Borgata Buffet Extensive buffet menu. $28.95 (plus tax) for dinner Mon.–Fri. (4–9pm).

Sat. (4–10pm). Sun. (4–9pm). Breakfast, $14.95 (plus tax)  Mon.–Sat. (8– 11:15am); Brunch, $23.95 Sun. (8am–3pm). Lunch. $17.95 (plus tax) Mon.–Sat. (noon–3pm).

Noodles of the World

Bread + Butter

Domestically-raised, handmassaged Kobe beef is the signature dish of this steakhouse. Open Mon.-Thurs. 5-11pm; Fri. & Sat.: 5pm12am.; Closed on Sun.

Griddled sandwiches served with an array of premiere beverages and desserts. Open Mon., Tues. & Sun. 7am-8pm; Wed. open 24 hours starting at 7am; Thurs. overnight-8pm; Fri. & Sat.,7am-2am.

Fornelletto Celebrated chef Stephan Kalt’s new restaurant offering traditional Southern Italian fare. Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur: 5-11pm; Fri & Sat: 5pm mid.; Sun: 5-11pm

Gypsy Bar Open Mon. & Wed. 5pm–1am (no food); Tues. 11:30am-1am (no food); Thurs. 5pm-2am; Fri. 5pm– 3am; Sat. noon–3am; Sun. noon–1am.

Izakaya A modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson, offers hot and cold appetizers, a la carte grilled meats and fishes, a sushi bar, tempura selections and heartier entrees. Open Mon., Tues. & Sun. 5–11pm; Fri. 5pm-12am; Sat. 5pm-2am.

Open Mon.–Thurs. noon– 2am; Fri. noon–4am; Sat. 11am–4am; Sun. 11am– 2am.

Old Homestead Steak House

SeaBlue Celebrated chef Michael Mina combines cutting-edge technology and design elements with his signature and acclaimed approach to seafood. Open Mon., Thurs. & Sun 5– 9:30pm. Fri. & Sat. 5–11pm. Closed Tues. & Wed.

The Cafeteria Full of quick food options: Lettuce Head, Tony Luke’s, Ben and Jerry’s, Villa Pizza, Minibar, Panda Express, Fat Burger (open 24hrs.) and Hibachi-San. Open Sun.– Thurs. 11am–midnight; Fri., Sat. 11am–2am.

The Metropolitan French bistro-style cafe serves classic and contemporary American dishes and features a Gelato Bar and Oyster Bar. Open 24 hours daily, except closed Wed. 11:30pm–Thur. 7am. Continued on page 16

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Wolfgang Puck American Grille Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas: The tavern offers moderately priced, approachable fine dining and the main dining room offers a sophisticated dining experience. Open Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun. 5-11pm in the tavern. The main room is open Mon., Tues. & Sun. 5-9:30pm; Fri & Sat 5-11 pm. Closed Wed. & Thurs.

Caesars 348-4411

Nero’s Sunday Brunch Served 10am–2pm in the

Forum Lounge, second level. Includes freshly carved prime meats, omelet artisan designing your gourmet omelet. Price: $44.95; includes champagne and Bloody Marys.

Cafe Roma Coffee shop w/take-out available. Open daily 24 hours for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar Located adjacent to the Palace East gaming area, Kwi offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines. Hours: Sun.–Thurs. noon–

2am; Fri., Sat. noon–6am.

closed Sunday & Monday.

La Piazza Buffet

Morton’s

Buffet selections for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with salad and dessert bars. $14.99 (plus tax) for breakfast daily (8:00– 11:30am); $18.99 (plus tax) for lunch (11:45am–4pm); $22.99 (plus tax) for dinner (4–9pm). Weekend Feast $26.99 Sat. noon –11pm, Sun. noon – 9pm.

449-1044. www.mortons. com. Steakhouse with an a la carte menu features steaks, fish and salads. Hours: Mon.–Sat. 5:30–11pm; Sun. 5–10pm. Bar 12·21 opens nightly at 5pm with appetizer menu. Reservations recommended. Prime Sundays w/ proceeds going to MakeA-Wish.

Nero’s Grill

Mia Contemporary Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine. Dinner served Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5:30–10:30pm; weekends until 11:30pm. Bar & lounge open until 2am;

Sirloin and porterhouse steak and New England lobster. Reservations accepted.Open Thurs. 5:30–10pm, Fri. & Sat. 6pm –11pm. Continued on page 18

dining out? Discover Atlantic City Weekly’s online menu guide. Menus of your favorite area restaurants for viewing and download at:

acweekly.com

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taste menu guide Continued from page 16 The Continental

Primavera Service is formal with traditional Italian favorites. Reservations recommended. Open Sun. & Mon. 530 – 10pm, Fri. & Sat., 6pm – 11pm.

The Bacchanal Guests treat themselves to a lavish, five-course dinner while magicians, musicians, wine “goddesses,” and costumed staff entertain and provide shoulder rubs. Open Fri.–Sat., 6–11pm.

Venice Bar

plus a mechanical bull.

Phillips Seafood 348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes since 1956. Serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and features an open, expedition kitchen.

Sonsie 345-6300. American bistro with world-fusion menu and steakhouse cuisine. Import from Boston.

Souzai Sushi & Sake

Catch the latest game or just relax with the most updated sports scores. Stadium size sandwiches, salads, and soups. Full bar available.

Souzai is a country-style Japanese restaurant. Intimate setting, sushi menu and unique sake cocktails.

The Pier Shops at Caesars:

345-6900. A warm and inviting place to relax and enjoy a frosty pint of your favorite stout while feasting on traditional Irish specialties.

Buddakan 674-0100. Stephen Starr’s restaurant includes twilight sky or “opium den style” dining nooks. Chef Darrell Raymond incorporates dishes from the restaurant’s two forbearers (NYC and Philly), while developing original modern specialties.

The Continental 674-8300, continentalac. com. Starr’s “outdoor” patio bar with signature drinks & sunken fire-pit lounge as well as the large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the “Sammy Davis Room.”

Game On! 345-6800. State-of-the-art sports bar and restaurant. Featuring a DJ, more than 90 high-definition televisions,

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

varieties of fresh seafood featured on a menu that changes twice daily; an array of oysters are delivered fresh daily. Lunch and dinner daily.

Polistina’s Italian Ristorante Enjoy family style, Italian favorites and a selection of homemade pastas and sauces.

Harrah’s Resort

Reflections

441-5000

A 24-hour cafe offering steaks, seafood, sandwiches and burgers. Breakfast is available anytime.

Bluepoint Bar A raw-bar experience where fresh seafood, shellfish and a variety of martinis are the house specialties.

Club Cappuccino Coffee bar. Fine gourmet coffees, cappuccino, espresso and teas accompanied by homemade pastries, cookies and brownies.

The Steakhouse Gourmet restaurant offers a raw bar, roast prime rib, shrimp Wellington and more. Open daily at 5:30pm; closed Monday.

Taste of the Shore

Food emporium features Primo Pizza, Sack O’ Subs, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Corner Grille & Deli Traditional deli favorites. Also Philly Soft Pretzel Factory. has hot menu items.

Waterfront Buffet

McCormick & Schmick’s More than 30 different

Extensive buffet items. Cost: $29.99 (plus tax, $22.99 kids) for dinner daily; $18.99

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(plus tax, $10.99, kids) for brunch. Hours: Mon. & Fri., 8:30am–noon brunch, 4–9pm dinner; Tues. & Wed., noon–9pm dinner; Thurs. 4–9pm dinner; Sat. 8:30am– noon brunch, 1–10pm dinner; Sun. 8:30am–1:30pm brunch, 2–9pm dinner.

Hilton 347-7111

Cornucopia Buffet Land and sea buffet features a variety of specialties. Cost: $16 (includes tax). Hours: 11:30am-9pm Sun.-Fri.; 11:30am-10pm. Sat.

Empress Gem Noodle Bar An upscale noodle bar, inside Treasure Palace, the Asian gaming room. A full menu of authentic Asian noodle dishes. Open: Sun.–Thurs. noon– 1am; Fri.–Sat. noon–3am.

Horizons A lovely ocean view is a perk at this 24-hour restaurant.

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taste menu guide Continued from page 18 Asian Spice

Casino Club. Mon.–Fri. 11:30am–6:30pm; Sat.–Sun. breakfast. 9am–11:30am; Sat. dinner noon–9pm; Sun. dinner noon–7pm.

Capriccio This perennial Zagat Awardwinning Italian restaurant features antipasto, pasta delicacies, fresh seafood or veal entrées with ocean views. Open for dinner Wed.–Sat. Hours: Wed-Fri. 6-11pm; Sat. 5-11pm. Sun. brunch 9:30am–2pm.

Gallagher’s Burger Bar

Patsy’s

Resorts

Specializing in Neapolitan cuisine, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in New York was Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurant. Hours are Fri.–Sat. 5:30-11pm; Sun.–Tues. 6 –10pm; closed Wed.–Thurs. A bar menu is available Sun. 4:30-10pm; Fri. 4:30-11pm; Sat. 5pm–mid.

344-6000

Peregrines’

Coffee shop with deli sandwiches. Sun.–Thurs. 7am– 10pm; Fri.–Sat. 7am–2am.

The only five-star rated dining establishment in Atlantic City, awarded by the American Academy of Restaurant & Hospitality Sciences. A gourmet restaurant offering regional and international contemporary cuisine featuring seafood. Open for dinner Thurs.–Sun. Reservations recommended.

The Oaks New York-style steakhouse featuring prime meats and the freshest seafood served in a refined atmosphere. Open for dinner Wed.–Sun. Reservations recommended.

Asian Spice Gourmet cuisine with a noodle bar and Chinese barbecue items. Noodle bar open daily noon–2am; Restaurant open Fri., Sat. and Sun. from 6pm–11pm.

Boardwalk Perks

Burger Bar located across from Gallagher’s offers dryaged beef burgers, chili made with choice sirloin and sliders.

New Orleans-style restaurant and bar. Open Sun.– Thurs. 11:30am–10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11:30am–midnight. Live music Thurs. 9pm, Sat. 10pm.

Mansion Cafe Hearth-baked biscuits, overstuffed sandwiches, hearty salads and more. Open 24 hours daily. Home of the $3 Big Easy Burger.

Rib & Chophouse

340-6555. The renowned New York City steakhouse (where the “New York Strip” steak was first served) is located on Resorts’ dining level and features traditional dry-aged steaks and seafood favorites prepared on their famous open flame. Open daily.

Tropicana

Showboat

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night fare. Open 24 hours daily.

Casa Di Napoli

Offers an international menu, as well a full complement of all-American selections. Cost: $16.99 (plus tax) Mon.–Fri.; $23.99 (plus tax) Sat. & Sun.; $13.99 (plus tax) for breakfast Sat. & Sun. $3 discount for members of the Resorts Destination

House of Blues Restaurant

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

The Buffet

dinner Sun.–Tues. 4–9pm; $19.99 for dinner Fri. 4–10pm; $17.99 for lunch Sat. noon–4; $25.99 for dinner Sat. 4–10pm. Kids under 3 are free; kids 4–11 are half price.

343-4000 Brick-oven pizza, classic Italian dishes including pasta, veal and seafood, homemade salad and breads.

French Quarter Buffet Seafood, steaks, a Bayou salad bar and homemade desserts, self-serve cappuccino machine. $17.99 (plus tax) for lunch Sun.–Tues. noon–4pm; $21.99 for

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Steaks, chops, chicken and fresh seafood, char-grilled to specification. Raw bar plus the freshest catch.

340-4000

il Verdi Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.

Golden Dynasty Traditional Chinese cuisine, Cantonese specialties and exotic delicacies for which Chef Ping is well known.

Seaside Cafe This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

Wellington’s Offering classic seashore seafood dishe and freshly prepared seasonal special-


Noodle Bar

ties and the best gourmet in town. Ocean views from every table.

Tropicana’s The Marketplace: A Dam Good Deli “Mom and Pop”-style deli featuring a variety of overstuffed sandwiches along with homemade soups. Open 6am–midnight, until 2am on weekends.

Boardwalk Favorites Classic Boardwalk treats including foot-long hot dogs, fresh fruit smoothies, soft pretzels, cotton candy, corn dogs, and pizza.

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickory-smoked pork, beef, chicken, BBQ ribs, sandwiches and salads. Open Mon.-Fri. 8am–11pm; Sat. 8am–midnight, Sun. 8am-10pm.

Fiesta Buffet Abundant selection. Cost: $18.95 (plus tax) for breakfast and brunch Mon.–Fri. 8–11am; Sat. & Sun. 8am–1pm. $24.95 (plus tax) for dinner Mon.–Thurs. noon–8pm; Fri. noon–9pm; Sat. 2–10pm; Sun. 2–8pm.

Hooters Seafood, burgers and “nearly world-famous” chicken wings served by the famous Hooters girls.

The Quarter at the Tropicana: A Dam Good Sports Bar 347-7770. Catch your favor-

ite game while eating a meal with everything from beef to seafood menu.

Carmine’s 572-9300. The renowned New York family-style Italian institution serves southern Italian appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared from the freshest quality ingredients in large portions.

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877-FUNNYAC. Located in The Quarter. Offering a full menu of dining options, every day.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar 348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Classic and contemporary Cuban dishes. Brunch, dinner and late dining served daily.

The Palm 344-7256. thepalm.com. Known for its aged prime beef, monstrous Nova Scotia lobsters and outstanding American and Italian dishes. Reservations suggested.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 348-4600. Traditional Chinese cuisine, with innovative contemporary creations that demonstrate modern influences on the modern Asian palette.

Red Square 344-9100. Famed restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow’s vodka and caviar bar and restaurant recreates centuries of Russian history. The dining room, flanked with two ice columns, gives way to an ice-

topped 32-foot bar. Private dining booths available on a first-come, first-served basis.

seafood. A Sunday threecourse dinner menu is available for $35 per person.

Rí-Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

Hooters

348-8600. Authentic pubs were imported from Ireland and reassembled here. Pub fare and modern interpretations of classic Irish dishes. Live entertainment Wed.–Sat.

Trump Marina 1-800-777-8477

The Bayside Buffet Breakfast and dinner buffet. $12.99 (plus tax) for breakfast Mon., Sat., Sun. 8–11:30am; Tues.-Fri. 6-11:30am. Lunch/dinner $16.99 (plus tax) for Italian buffet w/shrimp, Mon.–Thurs. noon–7pm; Fri. & Sun. noon–8pm, Sat. noon–9pm.

DJ’s Steakhouse Offers a blend of traditional favorites, along with newer items that have a hint of Asian flair and Orleans style. Also has a raw bar and fresh

449-9300. Seafood, salad, “nearly world-famous” chicken wings and the “more than a mouthful burger” all served by the Hooters girls.

Harbor View Featuring seafood specialties and steaks with views of the marina and city skyline. Open for dinner and brunch. Sun. champagne brunch, 10am–2pm.

Imperial Court Chinese cuisine with exotic offerings and assortment of familiar items. Open for dinner.

Trump Plaza 441-6000

24 Central Cafe An upscale dining experience in a casual atmosphere, features everything from Continued on page 22

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TASTE MENU GUIDE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Il Mulino

steaks to seafood and from Asian dishes to the latest martinis available. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours daily.

this steakhouse features U.S.D.A. prime certified Angus beef and seafood selections. Open for dinner.

Broadway Buffet

On the Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 345-5757. rainforestcafe.com. Open Sun.–Thurs. 11am–9pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am–11pm. Exotic salads, pastas, burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

Salads, pasta and hot & cold entrees, fresh carved meat and all-you-can-eat u-peel shrimp. $18.95 for lunch/dinner Tues.–Thurs.; $21.95 for lunch/dinner Fri.–Sun. (includes seafood buffet). Hours: Tues.- Thurs. 11:30am-6pm, Fri. & Sun. 11:30am-8pm and Sat. 11:30am-9pm.

China Cafe & Sushi Chef Boardwalk Terrace (overlooking the ocean), 572-0866. A fusion of unique Asian cuisine ranging from Cantonese to Japanese accompanied by an assortment of selections available at the Noodle and Sushi Bar.

Evo 2225 Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 441-0400. evorestaurant.com. Serving specialty cocktails and 20 wines by the glass. Menu features world cuisine and brick-oven pizzas. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am daily.

Max’s Located on the sixth floor,

Rainforest Café

Roberto’s Serving northern and southern Italian cuisine in a setting that overlooks the ocean. Also serving Sunday Brunch from 10am–2pm. Located on the sixth floor.

TRUMP TAJ MAHAL 449-1000

Dynasty Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar. Open Fri.–Sun. 6–11pm.

Hard Rock Café On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 441-0007. Burgers and sandwiches served in a rock ’n’ roll ambiance. Open Sun.–Thurs. 11am–midnight; Fri.–Sat. 11am–1am.

Il Mulino New York

Safari Steak House

The 26-year-old Greenwich Village dining destination has debuted its 10th location in Atlantic City. Offer two distinct, side-by-side dining experiences, the fine dining restaurant, Il Mulino New York and the more casual, newer concept, Trattoria Il Mulino. Executive Chef Michele Mazza pays homage to the Abruzzo region of Italy Open for dinner: Tues., Wed. & Sun., 5–10pm; Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 5–11 pm; closed Mon.

Decorated in a rustic jungle theme, the steakhouse received the Gold award from the National Academy of Restaurant Sciences. Open Fri.–Tues. 6–11pm; closed Wed.–Thurs.

Trattoria Il Mulino Casual dining experience offers a lounge. Has an open kitchen with a pizza oven and a communal table. Open for dinner: Tues., Wed. & Sun., 5–10pm; Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 5–11 pm; closed Mon.

Moon at Dynasty Serving specialty cocktails, including the Sake-tini, along with sushi creations and fully cooked selections. Open Fri.–Sun. 6–11pm.

The Rim A gourmet noodle bar right off the casino floor. Sit at the circular bar and watch chefs prepare your meal or dine at a private table.

Royal Albert’s Palace On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 449-9200. Fine Indian cuisine. Serving lunch daily from 11am–3pm. Dinner served Sun.–Thurs. 5–11pm;. Fri. & Sat. 5pm– 12:30am; Sun. 5–10pm. Catering & delivery available. Reservations honored. Major credit cards accepted.

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Sultan’s Feast Buffet features black angus steaks grilled to order, a gourmet pizza station and dessert station. $14.98 (plus tax) for breakfast daily 8– 11:30am; $22.47 for lunch/ dinner Mon.–Fri. noon–9pm; $26.75 Sat.–Sun. for lunch/ dinner (open until 10pm Sat.).

Spice Road: A selection of eateries and shops:

Burger Savor great burgers with an amazing choice of toppings. Open Mon.–Wed. & Sat. 11:30am-1am; Thurs. 11:30am–9pm; Fri. 11:30am–midnight; Sun. 11:30am–9pm.

Go The perfect place for a light breakfast, sandwiches, salads, Panini’s and gelato. Open 24 Hours Mon., Tues. & Wed.; Thurs., Fri. & Sun. 7am–9pm; Sat. 7am–midnight.

Plate American Cafe Breakfast anytime. Open 24 Hours Thurs.–Sun.; Mon.– Wed. 7am–10pm.

Sbarro Italian dishes and pizza served cafeteria-style. ■


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Taste of South Jersey - Summer/Fall, 2009  

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