25th anniversary A.C. Please help!
Meeting some friends for a couple of days in Atlanntic City. They will be celebrating their 25th while we're there.
Want to take them someplace good - not gourmet. Their tastes are simplier. Would like some chowhound recs.
I know one night will be at Angelo's Fairmount Tavern - and White House subs will be going home.
The places I'm looking at are Girasole, Knife and Fork, The Dock - local places - BYOB is OK. We'll have a car. I've heard a lot about Chef Vola but don't travel with a lot of cash so credit cards are a must. Also casual - none of us do dress-up - especially on vacation.
Chowhounds always steers me in the right direction - my New England trip a couple of weeks ago was almost all chowhound recs - and we ate well!
From what you've described it sounds like you might like Carmine's at the Tropicana Quarter. Italian cuisine, family style service, large portions, a lot of people like it.
Chef Vola's is OK, like going to someone's house for dinner. They don't advertise or even have a sign on the restaurant. I think they are cash only, though
Yes, of course I've eaten there or I wouldn't have said it was OK. I don't think the food is all that special. I 'd say the charm is in the atmosphere and decor. I'm not knocking it, and I think for the OP it would be a nice choice. It's good, not gourmet, and is definately a unique place, although she specified Credit Cards a must.
Actually I find it hard to believe you think it's the "Best Italian you will ever eat", although I see you recommend it regularly.
You're not Chef Vola, are you? ;>
The Dock is a very good choice for a special dinner.
If you find yourselves at the Borgata at lunchtime one day, they have decent, cheap food in the downstairs foodcourt, including a Tony Luke's (roast pork sandwich with provolone and greens).
If you are on the boardwalk and want to eat well at a non-casino-affiliated place, the Opa Grill is right on the boardwalk in between the hotels. They have good saganaki and excellent lamb chops.
But I wouldn't miss the White House for either one. Enjoy.