Atlantic City's Dining Rooms with a View

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Atlantic City's Dining Rooms with a View

Tucked into Atlantic City's scenic back bay, The Deck at Golden Nugget is an active wharf popular for dining, boating, people-watching and relaxing in the summer sun.;
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

  • Amada: Where to look first? The live flamenco dancers? The sultry Spanish décor? The striking food on the plate? Or outside the floor-to-ceiling windows whose visual access to the ocean sets off the canopied tables? Revel Resort, 500 Boardwalk, (609) 225-9900
  • American Cut At Revel: Iron Chef Marc Forgione may sizzle steaks in a dark wood and leather dining room but ocean waves leap merrily just outside the windows. Revel Resort, 500 Boardwalk, (855) 348-0500
  • Azure by Allegretti: All it takes is an ocean view and deep blue floors to transport Chef Alain Allegretti’s diners to his Mediterranean homeland while they savor his European coastal cuisine. Revel Resort, 500 Boardwalk (855) 348-0500
  • 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, Huron & Brigantine Boulevard, (609) 340-5030
  • The Deck: Every Friday around sundown, 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 Atlantic City. And why not? Set along the Senator Frank S. Farley Marina, The Deck merrily toasts the sunset with live classic rock bands, drink specials and unmissable Old Bay crab dip. Huron & Brigantine Boulevard, (800) 777-8477
  • Fin: This fine-dining seafood destination doesn’t skimp on the view. At this locavore establishment, every table enjoys a sightline to the ocean many stories below. Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, (800) 345-8767
  • Landshark Bar & Grille: 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. Resorts Casino Hotel 1133 Boardwalk, (609) 431-4101
  • Nero’s Chophouse and Sushi Bar: It’s hard to rank the most buzz-worthy draw at the newly expanded and upgraded Nero’s: the sushi bar that prepares a deluxe roll with Kobe tartare and Gold Leaf caviar; the locally sourced high-grade beef and fish; or the backdrop to it all – the ocean view lining much of the wall space. Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Avenue, (800) 223-7277

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, 800 N. New Hampshire Avenue, (609) 449-0006
  • 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. 60 N. Maine Avenue, (609) 343-7447
  • Dining on the Fifth: Five stories below The Chelsea Hotel’s supper club lies the ocean, which brings pleasant distraction to diners when the pianist playing the white grand piano in the 1920’s themed restaurant takes a break. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. (609) 428-4545
  • Phillips Seafood Restaurant: Romantic booths, an exhibition kitchen and graceful ocean views accompany a meal of authentic Maryland crab cakes. On the third level of the Pier Shops at Caesars. 2100 Pacific Avenue, (609) 348-4411
  • Vagabond Kitchen & Taphouse: One of the city’s original craft beer draught lists can be sampled at the compact, low-key and family-friendly bar and restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. 672 N. Trenton Avenue, (609) 350-6721
  • 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. 3701 Sunset Avenue, (609) 344-8888