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layla529 May 10, 2007 05:00 PM

I know this weekend is going to be busy due to Mothers Day,.... but any suggestions of good places to eat outside of the Casinos? Not looking to eat Mexicn or Chinese. Thanks!

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  1. Quine May 10, 2007 05:05 PM

    Can you give more info on what you are looking for, how outside the casinos, will ya drive?, how much you wanna spend? Stuff like that.

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      layla529 May 10, 2007 05:16 PM

      My hubby and I are going to see Rod Stewart at Borgata and staying in Brigantine that night. We began our search with Specchio(sp?) Ombria, Bobby Flays in the Borgata, but they only had LATE reservations available, and I want to make the show!!! We are looking for GOOD food in a nice atmosphere... We liked to be done eating by 7 to make the 8:00clock show.

      We are travelling from Philly mid day ...

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        Quine May 10, 2007 05:27 PM

        The buffet at the Borgata is amazing, not your standard any kind of buffet, except maybe top end cruise ship. It is pricey, but you are eating way above average food.

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          dealop May 10, 2007 05:34 PM

          DON'T go to Speccia even if there are reservations. I took a bunch of friends here from out of town and was terribly disappointed. They are foodies like me and we left with a very bad taste in our mouths. Not one of our 4 appetizers was edible and it actually smelled like someone had been sick in the bar area. The Borgata is definitely out of the way but the restaurants in the French Quarter in the Tropicana are generally good.

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            layla529 May 13, 2007 04:43 PM

            Wish I would have read this before going to Speccios...The food was soooo ordinary for the ridciulously high prices...Veal Milanese-$59??? and I had better elsewhere for around $25.00. The servers and manager treated us soo nicely upon our arrival. Once our order was placed, and entree delieved to us, we were forgotten about... We literally had to flag down other servers to ask for salt and pepper etc.... Our meal ticket with 2 drinks(1 each) for two people was over 200.00 no salad, 1 shared appetizer..I had quite a few "$50.00-70.00" better meals then this joint offerd... Oh the hype!

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        jills May 10, 2007 05:48 PM

        i like docks oyster house and knife and fork in AC. they have amazing food, much better than the casinos, which run hot and cold

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          Mel May 10, 2007 06:14 PM

          Here is a link to my question about atlantic city a few weeks ago

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/394413

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