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For A (Dining) Room With A View, Look No Further than Atlantic City!

Thanks to its location on a band of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Absecon Inlet, Atlantic City is surrounded by water. Restaurateurs have ample opportunity to capitalize on this asset by designing dining rooms and decks to maximize the “ooh” factor of the resort city’s priceless views. And with dining options from luxury to casual there is a restaurant with an ocean view to suit every taste. Here is a sample of options inside the casinos and around town.


Inside the Casinos

  • Capriccio: One of the most acclaimed and highly regarded fine-dining establishments in Atlantic City for decades, Capriccio at Resorts is a Zagat-rated AC institution for Italian-food lovers. One of the best Sunday brunches in the city (9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.) is also offered. Resorts Casino Hotel. 
  • Chart House Atlantic City: Though all of the nautically themed seafood chain’s national locations perch atop or alongside a body of water, this is the only link that enjoys a “holy mackerel” view of the Farley Marina and the bay beyond. Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
  • The Deck: Every Friday around sundown during the spring and summer, this is the place to find a jovial legion of devoted and longtime regulars, from boaters and locals to overnight visitors to the Golden Nugget. And why not? Set along the Farley Marina, The Deck merrily toasts the sunset with live classic rock bands, drink specials and can’t miss Old Bay crab dip. Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
  • Guy Fieri’s Chophouse: The Food Network star has brought his steakhouse concept to Atlantic City with Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, located at Bally’s. Overlooking the beach and Boardwalk, the restaurant features Fieri’s signature dishes with a NJ flair including Jersey Shore Clams Casino and the Cape May Fried Flounder. Flavor is key at this relaxed yet extravagant venue. Bally’s Atlantic City. 
  • Landshark Bar & Grill: Everything about Jimmy Buffet’s bar and grill reflects his carefree attitude, including the fact that as a restaurant built out onto the beach, views of the ocean and horizon surround it on three of four sides. It’s the only year-round beach bar in AC! Resorts Casino Hotel.
  • Nero’s Italian Steakhouse: It’s hard to rank the most buzz-worthy draw at the newly expanded and upgraded Nero’s: the prime grade steaks; delicious pastas; fresh seafood selection; or the backdrop to it all — the ocean view lining much of the wall space. Caesars Atlantic City. 
  • Poolside at The Water Club: For a water view in an indoor oasis the pool at The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is a luscious option. An exclusive menu by the hotel’s Culinary Lifestyle Consultant, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian offers specialty dining while lounging poolside. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Around Town

  • Back Bay Ale House: Craft beers and oversized margaritas pair better with seafood, sandwiches and breakfast when they’re consumed on an enclosable porch overlooking a marina and part of the AC skyline. Historic Gardner's Basin.
  • Blue Water Grille: With windows that stretch from floor to ceiling, there’s almost no place in the dining room or at the bar that doesn’t boast a panoramic view of the Absecon Inlet and Brigantine Beach. Though the restaurant resides in the Flagship building of the FantaSea Resorts, a vacation condo building, property managers welcome the public for contemporary American breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Flagship.
  • Souzai Sushi & Sake: Serving up some of the best sushi and sashimi in town, with a bar team that knows its sake — Souzai is a casual spot located directly across from Phillips Seafood on the third level of the Pier Shops at Caesars. Graceful ocean views accompany happy-hour cocktails or sushi specials, as well as unforgettable lunch and dinner items. The Pier Shops at Caesars.
  • Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House: One of the city’s original craft beer draught lists can be sampled at the low-key and family-friendly bar and restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. 
  • Wonder Bar: Tucked into the Intracoastal Waterway, Wonder Bar’s low-lying tiki bar provides most of the action. Locals love the fact that this AC staple serves food until 6am in the summer. Visitors appreciate the convenient location, ample parking and boat docks for water access. In the winter months enjoy the more formal Sunset Room with floor-to-ceiling bayfront windows.