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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
- 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
- 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.
- The Twenties: Dine in an historic landmark
that served legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Nucky Johnson, Princess Grace of
Monaco, John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. And don’t miss the 6th
floor view of Brighton Park in front of The Claridge Hotel and the Boardwalk
and beach beyond. The Claridge Hotel.
- 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