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Food, Fun & Friendliness reminiscent of Every Johnny Rockets feel-good America. restaurant boasts great-tasting food BREAKFAST

served 8am-11am 7 days a week

from a menu of all-American favorites including juicy hamburgers, handdipped shakes and malts and freshlybaked apple pie. Guests also enjoy an all-American diner look and feel, servers who know the secret behind getting ketchup out of the bottle, tabletop jukeboxes that belt out tunes for a nickel and authentic décor.

Johnny Rockets is the place where every Guest can enjoy all-American favorites served with a smile!

NOW OPEN at HAMILTON MALL 1st Level Below Food Court

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OPENING SUMMER 2008 New York’s most celebrated Italian restaurant comes to Trump Taj Mahal®. Experience the legendary Il Mulino New York and its devotion to serving time-honored original recipes in generous portions. The feeling is sophisticated yet lively. The food? Prepare to fall in love. When two icons join together, expect extraordinary things.

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Southern Italian Cuisine Seafood • Steaks • Pasta • Italian Specialties Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Outside Catering for All Occasions Open Daily from 11am 4760 BLACK HORSE PIKE, MAYS LANDING · 625-0144 1/4 Mile West of the Hamilton Mall • Corner of Rt. 322 & Cologne Ave.

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Rated “Best Seafood Restaurant at the Shore” by Philadelphia Magazine 2007 2007 Press Readers’ Poll.

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W E L C O M E T O TA S T E O F S O U T H J E R S E Y, Atlantic City Weekly’s 2008 spring dining guide. We are pleased to bring you this ninth edition. As the number of extraordinary restaurants continues to grow in the greater Atlantic City region, we’re certain that you will find this dining guide a helpful tool when deciding where to dine out this season. Atlantic City Weekly’s spring edition of Taste of South Jersey is a great guide for local diners, as well as visitors, to keep handy for the next few 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, several of which offer banquet rooms for private parties. Bon appetit!

Taste of South Jersey® is published by Atlantic City Weekly from 8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 350, W. Atlantic City, NJ 08232 three times per year (May, August, November). Advertising rates supplied upon request. Phone 609-646-4848 or fax 609-646-7338. All material in Taste of South Jersey® is copyright 2008 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

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South Jersey’s Only Restaurant Directly On The Beach Zagat Rated Excellent 4 Years in a Row Rated Excellent by Atlantic City Press

Fine Cuisine • Excellent Service • Unique Ambiance

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contents Andre’s Italian Restuarant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 21

Los Amigo’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 27

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 21

Ma France Creperie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 17

Bally’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 11

Macedonian Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 19

Berkshire Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 8

Mays Landing Diner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 29

BF Mazzeo’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 23

McGettigan’s 19th Hole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 19

Borgata. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 7

Miyako. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 21

Casa Del Dolce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 21 Cavallino Nero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 6 Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 19 Chatterbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 25 Comdey Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 16 Crab Trap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 6 Deauville Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 25 Dino’s Subs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 25 Dock’s Oyster House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 9 Downbeach Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 6 El Charro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 25 East Bay Crab & Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 8 Grilled Cheese & Crab Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 15

Phillip’s Seafood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 2 Rainforest Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 9 Renault Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 17 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 32 Sack O’ Subs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 27 Sofia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 4 Starr

restaurants. .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 31

Tomatoe’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 3 Treo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 15 Tropicana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 13 Trump Taj Mahal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 5 Tun Tavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 17

Hard Rock Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 15

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Jay’s Crab Shack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 23

Vic’s Subs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 29

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 27

TW Howell’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 29

Johnny Rocket’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 4

Vince’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 23

Knife & Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 4

WL Goodfellow’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 19

Laguna Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ���� 9

Yuki Hana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 29

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Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . �� 23

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Making Good Pairs

Matching wines with foods for Spring 2008 By John J. Mahoney Ph.D., CWE

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s Chaucer stated in his Canterbury Tales centuries ago, spring is the time when people long to get out, make journeys and want to savor new and more interesting meals. In the 1200s, it was Bordeaux that most English-speaking people drank to enhance all their meals. Today, we have thousands of wines to make our spring dining adventures even more enjoyable. The southern New Jersey area, in and around Atlantic City, has many quality restaurants that can fulfill our culinary desires. But if you think it’s a complex study of matching wines with food, relax, it’s not! You need to learn only one basic Mahoneyism: match the weight of the wine to the weight of the main ingredient of each course. A wine’s body is how the wine feels in your mouth, or

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its weight. Is it light or heavy? Forget about white wines with fish and reds with meat. That was a simple sales pitch made decades ago to people who knew nothing about wine or food. However, it will work many times if you see many white wines as light and many reds as heavier wines, but forget it as a rule that must be followed. Instead, simply remember to match light foods, take shellfish or tilapia for instance, with a light white wine like a Greek Moschofiliero, a high quality Italian Pinot Grigio or Vernaccia, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or a white wine from Spain made from the Verdelho grape. However, with salmon or tuna, which is a fuller fatContinued on page 14


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Salmon pairs with a lighter wine.

feature Continued from page 12 ter fish, you need more body, so match it with a light red wine that has an equal body like a Rioja from Spain or a lower-priced Californian Pinot Noir. Lighter food, lighter wines: red or white. Prime rib and potatoes will simply overpower a light white or red and demands to be paired with a wine that has a similar body. Dry Rosé, which has now come back into fashion, is perfect for any matching problem in the lighter to midweight food categories. Many of the finest chefs I know suggest that their best creations be paired with dry pink wines so you don’t miss a hidden subtlety they’ve interjected into a garnish item on the plate. Heavy steaks overwhelm a Pinot Grigio or a Fumé Blanc. All mouth-filling heavier meals demand bigger masculine wines. A few big white Burgundies can work with some meat dishes, but Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandels along with Syrah have the power to cleanse the palate and help to make the next forkful taste just as good as the first one. Still confused a bit about a wine’s body? Well, think of milk. Skim milk represents light wines. Two-percent fat-content milks are like Viogniers, or white Rhones, maybe oakless Chardonnays or Gavi. Then whole milk

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would equate to bigger reds like expensive Merlots and Cabernets along with Brunello di Montalcino, massive Zinfandels, Bordeaux and bigger Spanish Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero or even a Greek Agiorghitko. Heavy cream would represent really masculine or fullbodied wines like Cream Sherries and Ports that slurp

Forget about white wines with fish and reds with meat. out of the bottle and demand to be matched with heavy chocolate desserts laced with raspberry syrup, brandied bread puddings or really rich cheese cakes. Use the milk analogy to help match wines to foods: the skim-milk, whole-milk or heavy cream idea will help you make categories of all the wines you sample and put them into a listing according to their weight, which we call the wine’s body. In a very short time, Continued on page 16


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feature Continued from page 14 you’ll be able to see a menu item and then suggest a wine to pair with it. Your selection will highlight the food’s flavor and also refresh your mouth getting it ready for each new taste. Most seafood would be considered to be light and therefore needs a lighter matching wine. Meats would

new chef. We want to experience a youthful refreshing culinary adventure. When we return to an old favorite restaurant, we still look for a new menu item. Most people want to return in the direction of the ocean and away from the inland. Southern New Jersey’s seashore restaurants bloom with revitalized energy to

Remember, you’re always matching the most dominant element of a dish to the wine. be heavy and need bigger fuller wines. Lighter dishes with fuller sauces like a cream sauce on light pasta need a fuller wine because the sauce becomes the dominant flavor of the dish. So a lightly oaked Chardonnay (white) or a young Barbera or Dolcetto (reds) will all work. Remember, you’re always matching the most dominant element of a dish to the wine. As we make our spring escapes from the winter’s doldrums, we almost always seek out newer and exciting taste-adventures. We want to try a new restaurant and a

serve new and return customers. Knowing that wine is food — that it’s the liquid part of the meal — enhances every new dining experience and the knowledge of matching the weight of a wine to the weight of food, offers the promise of future wine-food bondings that always give you something new to look forward to and make you salivate with excitement. Even in the 1200s, people knew that mutton paired with Bordeaux red wines because both food and wine balanced each other. In vino veritas. n

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Joseph’s Restaurant

Open seven days a week for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Happy Hour is daily from 4:00 PM. – 7:00 PM. Drink specials and complementary food will be available. Joseph’s begins seating dinner guests at 5 p.m on Friday and Saturday and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 609-965-2111.

Gourmet Restaurant

Dinner at the Gourmet Restaurant at Renault is an event to remember. The innovative menu invites guests to choose one of eight exquisitely prepared entrees, while the executive chef complements their meals with the evening’s special appetizer, homemade soup, pasta, ice-cold sorbet intermezzo, gourmet salad and two wine samplings, wine-based exotic drinks and Renault wines are also available at the bar. Open for dinner Friday, Saturday and Sunday with live music and dancing. Join us Sunday mornings for our award winning Brunch. Call 609.965.2111 ext. 401

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diningguide Atlantic City Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

2300 Fairmount Ave. 3442439. www.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. Open for lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-3pm and dinner Mon.-Fri. 5-11pm, Sat. and Sun. 4:30-11pm. Banquet rooms now available.

Dock’s Oyster House

2405 Atlantic Ave. 3450092. www.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 served daily from 5pm.

El Charro

2430 Fairmount Ave. 3442900. Authentic Mexican restaurant serving lunch & dinner. Wed. Ladies Night.

Hard Rock Cafe

On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 4410007. Burgers and sandwiches served in a rock ’n’ roll ambiance. New rock memorabilia items on display. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11am-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 11am-1am.

Johnny Rockets 340-0099. A retro ’50sstyle Boardwalk restaurant. Breakfast served daily

8-11am. Lunch & dinner served daily from 11am to closing. Open soon in the Hamilton Mall.

Knife & Fork

3600 Atlantic Ave. Corner of Atlantic and Pacific aves. www.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.

Los Amigos

1926 Atlantic Ave. 3442293. Mexican food, fresh seafood and prime steaks. Lunch and dinner Mon.Thurs. 11:30am–11pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:30am–1am, Sun. 11:30am–9pm.

Phillips Seafood 348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes since 1956. Executive chef Paul Drew provides the freshest seafood available. This stylish restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and features an open, expedition kitchen with two wood burning stoves and live lobster tanks.

Rainforest Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 345-5757. www.rainforestcafe.com. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11am9pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am11pm. Exotic salads, pastas, burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and

sounds of a tropical rainforest.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

2020 Atlantic Ave. 1-800544-0808, ext. 198. www. serioussteaks.com. A distinctive dining experience at The Walk. Aged, corn-fed USDA Prime Midwest beef, specialty chops, seafood, award-winning wine list. Open Mon. -Thurs. 5–10pm, Fri., Sat. 5–11pm, Sun. 4–9pm. Lounge open daily from 4pm.

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific Aves. 1-877FUNNYAC. Located in The Quarter. Offering a full menu of dining options, every day. Café Cuisine includes a continental menu, latte & espresso available. Buffet Style Breakfast (Sat. & Sun. 10am-2pm) $7.77.

The Continental 674-8300, www.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.” Upscale dishes for reasonable prices include Tuna Tartare Potato Skins with Chipotle-scallion crema. Lunch Mon.-Sun. 11:30am-4pm; brunch, Sat., Sun. 11am-4pm; dinner, Sun.-Thurs. 4-10pm (bar to mid.); Fri. & Sat. 4-mid. (bar to 1:30am).

Tun Tavern

Two Miss America Way. 347-7800. www.tuntavern.com. A.C.’s first steakhouse and brewery, now serving steaks, burgers and Philly cheesesteaks. Fresh seafood includes ahi tuna wasabi, calamari, steamers and lobster ravioli. Lunch, dinner and late night snacks from 11:30am daily. Microbrews.

Brigantine Andre’s Italian Restaurant

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 266-1124. Serving pizza, subs, steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts. Take-out, eat-in and delivery. Open 10:30am-10pm daily. Summer hours: Fri.-Sat. 10:30am-10:30pm.

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

1400 Ocean Ave. 2667731. www.lagunagrill. com. Fine cuisine, unique ambiance on the beach with beautiful view. 18 plasma TVs for sporting events. Open daily for breakfast from 8-11:30am, lunch from 11:30am-4pm and dinner from 4pm. Serving full sushi and sashimi menu from 4-10pm daily.

Macedonian Grill

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800 Shore Rd. Somers Point 927-FOOD (3663)

Bar & Restaurant At the Shore Since ‘44

www.charliesbar.com

Open 7am - 3 am Grand menu till 2am

13 LCD HD TVs & 3 HD Big Screens

Lunch 11 - 4pm • Dinner 4pm - midnight

Fine Casual Dining at its Best

McGettigan’s 19th Hole A landmark for great food & fun since 1962

Irish Pub & Grille

Lunch & Dinner Happy Hour Monday – Friday, 4 pm – 7 pm

500 S. New York Road, Galloway

609 652-6476

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taste menu guide Continued from page 18 fast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 7am to 9pm with early-bird specials from 3 -7pm for dine in only. Summer hours: 7am-11pm. Take out and delivery available. Major credit cards accepted.

Yuki Hana

3628 Brigantine Blvd. 266-7608. Japanese/ Chinese restaurant with a full sushi bar. Open Mon.Thurs. 11am-10:30pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-11:30pm and Sun. noon to 10pm.

Downbeach Ventnor, Margate & Longport Dino’s Subs & Pizza

8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-6602. Open daily 10am-11:30pm. As of May 15, breakfast served Mon.-Fri. 7-11am; Sat.-Sun. 7-10am.

Downbeach Deli

8 S. Essex Ave., Margate. 823-7310. Knishes, smoked fish, salads and other deli favorites. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Party trays and catering. Early bird specials daily from 3:30pm. Open Sun.Thurs., 8am-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8am-8:30pm.

Miyako

9210 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-4759. Authentic Japanese cuisine. Fresh fish selected daily. Lunch: noon to 3pm; dinner: 4:30-10pm. Weekends, open 1-11pm. Reservations recommended.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-9111. Restaurant, bar and private events. This bayside treasure transports you to the Mediterranean with stylish decor and authentic Greek/

Mediterranean cuisine. Small plates available within exquisite selection of entrees from regular menu. Happy hour every day, Sunset menu available. Wednesday is Martini Night; live music Wed., Fri. & Sat. Open daily from 3pm.

Pt. 927-3663, www. charliesbar.com. Popular Buffalo wings. Open Mon.Sat. 7am-3am, Sun. 9am to 3am. Serving lunch 11am4pm. Dinner 4pm to midnight. Late-night menu to 2am. No credit cards.

Tomatoe’s

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377, www.thecrabtrap.com. Serving fresh seafood, soups, steaks, homemade breads, desserts and more. Open daily for lunch 11am-3pm; dinner Sun.-Thurs. 3-10pm; Fri.Sat., 3-11pm. Early bird specials Mon.-Fri., 3-5pm. Live entertainment Wed.Sat.

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535 or www.tomatoesmargate. com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood with tuna, sea bass and soft shell crab (seasonal only) among the favorites. Rock-N-Sushi, Mon. & Wed. 9pm-mid. with reduced sushi-roll prices (bar only). Dinner daily from 5pm. Reservations recommended.

Mainland Berkshire Grill

Black Horse Pike at English Creek Ave., EHT. 272-8808. www.berkshiregrill.net. Open Mon.Thurs. 4-11pm; Fri. & Sat. 4pm-mid.; Sun. 3-10pm. Great seafood and thick, juicy, tender steaks.

B.F. Mazzeo’s Fruits & Produce

603 New Rd., Northfield. 641-6608. Offering a wide selection of fruit baskets, gourmet gift baskets, preserves, dried fruits and specialty Ireland coffees. Open Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm; Sat. 7am-5pm.

Cavallino Nero

4760 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 6250144. Lunch, dinner and late-night. Italian specialties, seafood, steaks, lamb chops, soups and more. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Open daily at 12pm.

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800 Shore Rd., Somers

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Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 2727721. www.eastbaycrab.com. Fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, poultry and lots of crabs. Open for lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30am - 4pm; dinner, Mon.Thurs. 4-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 4-11pm; Sun. 12 - 10pm. Reservations accepted.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway; 652-1942, wlgoodfellows.com. Home of the French Fried Lobster Tail, gourmet burgers, steaks, seafood, and homemade Italian specialties. Open for lunch and dinner from 11:30am. Sunday brunch from 11am. Children’s menu. Bar open until midnight weekdays and 2am weekends. Happy hours 4-8pm weekdays and 10pm-midnight daily.

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

Black Horse Pike & Main Street, Pleasantville, 646-8332. Also, new location: 6106 Black Horse Pike, Risley Commons, Egg Harbor Township. 641-8332. www.jojosi-

taliangrille.com. Serving homemade Italian specialties, lunch and dinner. Wood-fired pizza oven. Open daily.

Mays Landing Diner & Restaurant

6177 Harding Hwy., Mays Landing. 625-5051. www.mayslandingdiner. com. Open Sun.-Thurs. 6am-11pm; Fri.-Sat. 6am1am.

McGettigan’s 19th Hole

500 S. NY Rd., Galloway. 652-6476. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm reduced drink prices. Thurs. Mexican night with food and drink specials. Fri. buffet, nightly drink specials.

Renault Winery

72 N. Breman Ave., Egg Harbor City. 965-2111. Gourmet restaurant open Fri. & Sat. 5-8:30pm; Sunday brunch from 10am2pm, dinner from 4:307:30pm.

The Grilled Cheese & Crabcake Co.

55 Laurel Dr., Somers Pt. 601-7533. Offers a selection of fresh, homemade goods daily and a variety of tasty soups. Fried lobster tails, fried oysters and a variety of seafood platters in addition to signature sandwiches and crabcakes. Open Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-8pm; Sat. 11am8pm; Sun 8am-8pm; Sun. 11am-3pm.

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341 West White Horse Pike (Odesse Ave. & Rt.9), Pomona. 892-3704. Chef Tom Howell (formerly of the Hi-Point) offers summertime BBQs as well as catering for any event. Open 6am-2pm daily.

Vic’s Subs

742 Ohio Ave., Absecon. 645-0500. Hot & cold subs, salads, party trays.

Delivery. Open Sun.–Wed. 11am–8pm, Thurs.–Sat. 11am–9:30pm.

Ocean City to The Wildwoods Casa Del Dolce

947-949 Asbury Ave., OC. 398-9300. Italian restaurant and gourmet deli. Fresh, homemade seafood and pasta dinners. Open daily 7am-11pm.

Chatterbox

500 9th St., OC. 3990113. “Where the town meets.” Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Homemade soups, sauces & specials. Open Tues.-Sat. 7am-8pm; Sun.Mon. 7am-3pm.

Deauville Inn

201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 263-2080, www.deauvilleinn.com. Bayside restaurant and sports bar. Open daily from noon for lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Dinner reservations recommended. Lunch served dockside weather permitting; dockside open for dinner starting Memorial Day weekend. Daily luncheon and dinner specials. Mon. night is Wing Night 7-10pm. Ask about family reunions, weddings, birthdays, meetings.

Jay’s Crab Shack

737 B Asbury Ave., OC. 399-4022. Family seafood restaurant with an extensive menu of dinner selections, salads, sandwiches

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Ma France Creperie

506 9th St., Ocean City. 399-9955. www.mafrancecreperie.com. Enjoy a quaint eatery with an art-inspired decor while feasting on French cuisine. Serving a variety of crepes, salads, quiche and more. Open Thurs. & Fri. 11am8pm, Sat. 9am-8pm and Sun. 9am-3pm.

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Brunch, $21.95 Sun. 8am2:30pm. Lunch. $17.95 (plus tax) Mon. & Sat. noon-4pm; Tues.-Fri. 11:30am-4pm.

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U-peel shrimp, carved prime rib, turkey. Weekend seafood buffet with shrimp, clams, mussels and fish. Open daily 7:30am–noon breakfast ($13.99); Mon.–Fri. dinner 12:30pm–8pm ($16.04); seafood buffet Sat. 12:30– 9pm; Sun. 12:30–8pm ($21.39).

Hearty and eclectic. Open Mon.-Thurs., 5pm-2am; Fri., 5pm-3am; Sat., noon-3am; Sun., noon-2am. Noodles of the World Asian. Open Sun.-Thurs., noon-2am; Fri. & Sat., noon-4am.

Fine Dining

340-2000 Arturo’s New York-style restaurant featuring traditional Italian specialties. Open for dinner Wed.-Fri. 6-11pm; Sat. 5:3010:30pm.

Bally’s Brunch Champagne Brunch every Sunday around the grand piano in the Atrium on the 6th floor, 10am–2 pm. Price is $31 per person.

Fulu Noodle Bar Noodle soups include stew beef, triple ball, shrimp wonton, congee with shredded pork and 1,000-year egg. Open daily 11am to late night.

Johnny Rockets 340-0099. A retro ’50s-style Boardwalk restaurant. Open Sun.-Thurs. 8am-mid.; Fri. and Sat. 8am-3am. Breakfast served daily 8-11am. Lunch & dinner served daily from 11am to closing. Open soon in the Hamilton Mall.

Spa Café Located in the Spa at Bally’s, offering health-conscious meals Sat.–Sun. noon-4pm.

The Bagel & Doughnut Connection Variety of doughnuts, bagels, muffins and sweets made fresh daily. Freshly brewed coffee, espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate and cold beverages. Open daily, 7am to midnight (to 1am on Fri. & Sat.)..

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Offering an extensive selection of authentic Chinese and Vietnamese “comfort foods” such as Pho beef noodles, congee, dumplings, and a wide array of specialty drinks such as Vietnamese coffee, pennywort juice, and Tsingtao beer. Lunch and dinner. Open daily noon to 6am and 24 hours on Sat.

Food Network personality and chef, Bobby Flay, puts his avant-garde touch on the quintessential American entree in his first ever steakhouse. Choose from a variety of regional steaks, each prepared with a distinctive rub, or crack open a mouthwatering crustacean from the Lobster Bar. Mon.Thurs. 5-11pm; Fri.-Sat. 5pm - midnight; Sun. 4 -11pm.

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Prime Place at Twenties Steakhouse During the current renovations, Twenties has been tem-

Extensive buffet menu. $27.95 (plus tax) for dinner Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-9pm; Fri.–Sat. 4:30-10pm; Sun. 3:15-9pm. Breakfast, $13.95 (plus tax) Mon. & Sat. 811:30am; Tues.-Fri. 8-11am.

Old Homestead Steak House Their trademarked domestically-raised, hand-massaged Kobe beef isn’t the only reason this venerable steakhouse has been a New York City landmark for 137 years. Consistency is the key, according to brothers Marc and Greg Sherry, who opened their second location at Borgata. Open Sun., 4-11pm; Mon.-Thurs., 5-11pm; Fri & Sat., 5pm to midnight.

Ombra An inviting trattoria and wine bar styled after oldworld winemaking estates. The menu offers over 14,000 bottles of wine, 50 different cheeses and an authentic array of rustic Italian dishes. Open Tues.-Thurs., 5-10 pm (bar until midnight); Fri. & Sat., 5-11pm (bar until 2am). Closed Sun. & Mon.

Risi Bisi Casual Italian fare. Open Sun.-Thurs., 9am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-1am.

SeaBlue Celebrated chef Michael Mina combines cuttingedge technology and design elements with his signature and acclaimed approach to seafood. Seasonal and fresh fish from all over the world are cooked over a wood-burning grill as well as whimsical versions of classic American dishes. Thurs.-

Tues. 5 -11pm. Closed Wed.

Specchio Reflecting Luke Palladino’s extensive experience as a chef in Italy, this contemporary two-tiered restaurant, decorated in the warmth of a fall palette, offers modern Italian cuisine with a classical twist. Signature dish: Lamb Chops Scottaditto. Open Tue.-Thurs., 5-10pm; Fri.Sat., 5-11pm. Closed Sun. & Mon.

The Cafeteria Full of quick food options. The cafeteria offers Lettuce Head, Tony Luke’s, Ben and Jerry’s, Villa Pizza, Minibar, Panda Express, Fat Burger and Hibachi-San. Sun. 11:30am-11pm; Mon.Thurs. 11:30am-midnight; Fri. 11:30am-2am; Sat. 11:30am-3am.

The Metropolitan This French bistro-style cafe serves classic and contemporary American dishes and features a Gelato Bar and Oyster Bar. Open 24 hours daily.

Wolfgang Puck American Grille Offering contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas: The tavern offers moderately priced, approachable fine dining in a spectacular setting. The main dining room provides guests with a sophisticated and refined dining experience featuring a cozy fireplace. Mon.-Fri. Lunch 11 am-4 pm, Dinner 5-11 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am11 pm.

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Mia 348-4411, ext. 6000. Contemporary Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine served within a sleek, hip decor. Dinner served Wed., Thurs. from 5:30-10:30pm, weekends until 11:30pm. Late-night menu also avail. Bar and lounge open Wed., Thurs. until 2am; 3am on weekends; closed Sun.

Morton’s

449-1044. www.mortons. com. Steakhouse with an a la carte menu features steaks, fish and salads. Hours: Mon. to Sat., 5:3011pm; Sun. 5-10pm. Bar 12·21 opens nightly at 5pm with appetizer menu. Reservations recommended.

Primavera Service is formal with many entrées prepared tableside. Reservations req.

The Pier Shops at Caesars: Buddakan 674-0100. Stephen Starr’s Buddakan includes twilight sky or “opium den style” dining nooks. Chef Barry Sullivan incorporates dishes from the restaurant’s two forbearers (NYC and Philly), while developing original modern specialties like his Shrimp and Lobster Chow Fun.

The Continental 674-8300. Starr’s “outdoor” patio bar with signature drinks & sunken fire-pit lounge. Chef Sean Joyce serves guests in a large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the “Sammy Davis Room.” Upscale dishes for reasonable prices include Tuna

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345-6800. State-of-the-art sports bar and restaurant serving favorites such as Boston clam chowder and Memphis-style BBQ ribs. Featuring a DJ, more than 90 high-definition televisions, plus a mechanical bull.

Gourmet restaurant offers a raw bar, roast prime rib, lamb chops, shrimp Wellington and more. Open daily at 5:30pm; closed Wed. & Thurs.

Phillips Seafood 348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes since 1956. Executive Chef Paul Drew provides the freshest seafood available. This stylish restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and features an open, expedition kitchen with two wood burning stoves and live lobster tanks.

Sonsie 345-6300. Sonsie, after changing the Boston dining scene forever, brings its global cuisine and bar to Atlantic City. Menu includes classic Sonsie dishes as well as new focus on steakhouseseafood chophouse, including an “evolving contempory menu.”

Souzai Sushi & Sake 348-4443. Souzai is a country-style Japanese restaurant. Intimate setting, sushi menu and unique sake cocktails.

Taste of the Shore Food emporium features Primo Pizza, Sack O’ Subs, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Walt’s Original Primo Pizza, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory and more.

Waterfront Buffet Featuring views of The Pool and offering 10 diverse food stations featuring 150 items including Mangolian BBQ and a sushi bar. Seating available for 620. Cost: $27.99 (+ tax, $20.99 kids) for dinner; Sat.–Sun. brunch, $15.99 (+ tax, $7.99, kids). Hours: Mon., Thurs., Fri. 4-9pm; Tues., Wed. 12-9pm; brunch Sat 8:30am-11:30am; dinner 111pm; brunch Sun. 8:30am1:30pm; dinner 2-9pm.

Hilton 347-7111 Cornucopia Buffet

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

Land and sea buffet features a variety of delicious all-youcan-eat specialties including steamed clams, fresh fish, u-peel shrimp, steamship of beef and rotisserie turkey and chicken. $20.99 (+tax) Mon.-Fri.; $9.99 on Sat.–Sun (starting May 2). Hours: Sun.–Fri. noon–9pm; Sat. noon–10pm.

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441-5000 Polistina’s Italian Ristorante Enjoy family style, Italian favorites such as veal parmigiana, chicken marsala, lasa-

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.

Resorts 344-6000 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.

Capriccio This perennial Zagat Awardwinning Italian restaurant features antipasto, pasta delicacies, fresh seafood or veal entrées with ocean views. Sunday brunch, 9:30am to 2pm.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse 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.

Showboat 343-4000 House of Blues Restaurant 236-BLUE. New Orleansstyle restaurant and bar. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11:30am– 10pm. Fri. & Sat. 11:30am– midnight. Live music Thurs. 9pm, Sat. 10pm.

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Tropicana 340-4000 iL Verdi Gourmet dining destination. Recently renovated.

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

Seaside Cafe Head to the Seaside Cafe to satisfy a late-night hunger. This 24-hour dining experience boasts a relaxed, casual atmosphere with a menu offering a taste for every appetite including an authentic Italian pizza oven.

Wellington’s Offering classic seashore seafood dishes with a modern twist, freshly prepared seasonal specialties and the best gourmet in town. Stunning ocean views from every table.

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Create-A-Cone

348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Classic and contemporary Cuban dishes, an extensive collection of rums and entertainment and salsa dancing on weekend nights. Brunch, dinner and late dining served daily.

house offering a blend of traditional favorites, along with new items that have a hint of Asian flair and Orleans style. Raw bar and fresh seafood also highlighted on the diverse menu. A Sunday Four-Course Dinner menu is available for $65 per person.

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344-7256. www.thepalm. com. The original “place to see and be seen,” the Palm is known for its aged prime beef, monstrous Nova Scotia lobsters and exquisitely prepared American and Italian dishes. Reservations suggested.

Featuring seafood specialties and steaks with views of the marina and city skyline. Open for dinner and brunch. Sun. champagne brunch.

Patrons choose their favorite flavor and toppings. Then the staff mixes them together on a marble slab. The result? An ice cream cone that’s simply the best. Dinein or take-out.

Fiesta Buffet $18.95 (+tax) for breakfast and brunch Mon.–Sat. 8–11am; Sun. 8am-1pm; $24.95 for dinner Sun.Thurs. noon-8pm; Fri. noon– 9pm; Sat. 2-10pm.

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

Tropicana’s The Marketplace:

347-7770. Catch your favorite game while eating a meal with everything from beef to seafood menu. Also includes a kid’s menu. Live entertainment on weekends and holidays.

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“Mom and Pop”-style deli featuring a variety of overstuffed sandwiches along with homemade soups. Open 6am-mid., until 2am on weekends.

Boardwalk Favorites Indulge in some all-time classic Boardwalk treats including foot-long hot dogs, fresh fruit smoothies, soft pretzels, cotton candy, corn dogs, and pizza. This Boardwalk eatery offers ample seating.

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickory-smoked pork, beef, chicken, BBQ ribs,

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

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877FUNNYAC. Located in The Quarter. Offering a full menu of dining options, every day. Café Cuisine includes a continental menu, latte & espresso available. Buffet Style Breakfast (Sat. & Sun.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 348-4600. Guests savor 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, firstserved basis.

Rí-Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant 348-8600. Authentic pubs were imported from Ireland and reassembled here to create an experience “where exuberance and revelry prevail.” Serving classic pub fare and modern interpretations of classic Irish dishes. Live entertainment Wed.–Sat.

Trump Marina 1-800-777-8477 DJ’s Steakhouse Newly remodeled steak-

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

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

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Max’s Located on the sixth floor, this fine steakhouse features U.S.D.A. prime certified angus beef and seafood selectiosn as well. Open for dinner.

Rainforest Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 345-5757. www.rainforestcafe.com. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11am9pm., Fri. & Sat. 11am11pm. Exotic salads, pastas, burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and sounds of a tropical rain forest.

Roberto’s Serving northern and southern Italian cuisine in a setting that overlooks the ocean. Also serving Sunday

Brunch from 10am to 2pm. Located on the sixth floor.

Trump Taj Mahal 449-1000 Dynasty/Sushi Bar Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including the city’s finest authentic sushi bar.

Hard Rock Cafe On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 441-0007. Burgers and sandwiches served in a rock ’n’ roll ambiance. New rock memorabilia items on display. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11am-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 11am-1am. Summer hours: Sun. - Thurs. 11am - 1am; Fri. - Sat. 11am - 2am.

Mark Anthony’s Gourmet restaurant, featuring the latest trends in Italian

cuisine from pasta to veal, beef and chicken to a variety of gourmet pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven.

Moon at Dynasty Serving specialty cocktails, including the Sake-tini, along with sushi creations and fully cooked selections.

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., 5pm12:30am; Sun., 5-10pm. Catering & delivery available. Reservations honored. Major credit cards accepted.

Safari Steak House Decorated in a rustic jungle theme, specialties include certified Angus beef, lamb

chops and veal chops. The steakhouse received the Gold award from the National Academy of Restaurant Sciences.

Spice Road A new selection of eateries and shops. Satisfy your appetite for everything from a quick bite to a hearty burger to decadent chocolates. And feed your inner shopper at an array of stylish and chic boutiques.

Sultan’s Feast Features black angus steaks grilled to order, rotisserie chicken, a gourmet pizza station and dessert station. $14 (+tax) for breakfast Mon.–Fri. 8am-noon; $21 Mon.–Fri. for dinner, noon– 7pm; $24.99 Sat.–Sun. Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8am-7pm;

For online menus and restaurant information, visit acweekly.com

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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