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restuarant at the borgata...

kmsue May 19, 2009 08:14 PM

hey guys,

I am having a bit of a brain fart and I can't remember the name of the restaurant that is located in the Borgata, that is located below the casino. (you have to walk down steps to get to the actual seating area.) I want to say that it consisted of Italian cuisine, but it's been a while since I have been there and I am not 100% sure. Can anyone help a girl out?!? Thanks!

ps- I am pretty sure it wasn't Old Homestead and I know it wasn't Bobby Flay or Wolfgang...

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: kmsue May 19, 2009 08:51 PM


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      kmsue RE: goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2009 09:35 PM

      Thanks for your help, I just remembered (with help from friends) that it was Ombra, but I can't wait till I can get down to AC to try out Fornelletto!

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        bgut1 RE: kmsue May 20, 2009 08:11 AM

        The winner from this season's Hell's Kitchen will be the sous chef at this restaurant.

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          NJCheech RE: bgut1 May 20, 2009 10:22 AM

          Have not been to AC in a bit-going next weekend. Did they do away with Ombra? Ate there before-food was good but way over-priced.

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            elegantelliot RE: NJCheech May 20, 2009 10:46 AM

            i believe ombra is either gone for good or closed for rennovations

            1. re: elegantelliot
              bgut1 RE: elegantelliot May 20, 2009 11:39 AM

              Ombra is closed and is being replaced by Fornelletto.

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                NJDolfan RE: bgut1 May 20, 2009 11:43 AM

                Ombra is closed for renovation and reopening in a few weeks.
                Specchio is closed and will re open as "Colts Calssics"

                1. re: NJDolfan
                  FISHINC RE: NJDolfan May 20, 2009 03:06 PM

                  Specchio was the best restaurant in the Borgata

                  1. re: FISHINC
                    kmsue RE: FISHINC May 20, 2009 05:32 PM

                    Does anyone know when Specchio is going to reopen? about the same time as Fornelletto maybe?

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                      seal RE: kmsue May 21, 2009 03:28 AM

                      My friend who works in the poker room at the Borgata tells me that the word there is everything will be open for the summer.

                      Btw - one vote for the pork sandwich at Tony Luke's in their food court under the poker room as my best cheap meal at the Borgata.

                      1. re: seal
                        tommy RE: seal May 21, 2009 05:46 AM

                        No doubt about Tony Luke's. Worth the trip alone.

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                          NJDolfan RE: tommy May 21, 2009 12:14 PM

                          Just talked to a friend that works at Ombra. Ombra is going to be Fonatellas and will re open on June 24th and the guy from Hell's kitchen will be a sous chef there.

                          Specchio will be delayed opening 2 more months hopefully opening in Sept.

                          1. re: NJDolfan
                            Freeholdtwsp88 RE: NJDolfan May 22, 2009 04:32 AM

                            the golden days of Borgata are gone philly slots killed them they need a sports book in AC ..otherwise its just anothercasino ...and they really screwed up the Wate Club hotel ...how do you call your self the waterclub when i have friends who have bigger pools in thier backyard than you do for 800 rooms..lol...ps I love the salad bar at the food court ...fresh and made to order...I think ts called lettuce head

                        2. re: seal
                          ellen4441 RE: seal May 24, 2009 09:24 AM

                          hey, seal,
                          who's your Borgata poker room friend?!
                          I deal poker there, too...1
                          (Ellen, day shift)

                          love the green goddess dressing in the "Lettucehead" place in the Borgata food court!

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                            Quine RE: ellen4441 May 27, 2009 02:50 AM

                            How's the employee cafeteria at the Borgata?

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        Applecheeks RE: kmsue May 22, 2009 06:33 AM

        They made it sound like the winner of Hell's Kitchen would be the Head Chef at the new place in the Borgata. That it would be "his" restaurant. Are you sure he is the sous chef?

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        1. re: Applecheeks
          bgut1 RE: Applecheeks May 22, 2009 09:32 AM

          Yes. He is only the sous chef. See this article - http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/ne...
          He gets the $250K even if he doesn't set foot in the place.

          1. re: bgut1
            elegantelliot RE: bgut1 May 22, 2009 09:52 AM

            that dude was flipping burgers 2 months ago. he isnt ready to be head chef at white house subs!

            1. re: elegantelliot
              tommy RE: elegantelliot May 23, 2009 03:36 PM

              He was? Where did you read that?

              1. re: tommy
                elegantelliot RE: tommy May 26, 2009 01:26 PM

                he wasnt exactly flippin burgers, but he wasnt in the position to take over a restaurant at the borgata. i exaggerated a little :)

                1. re: elegantelliot
                  Quine RE: elegantelliot May 27, 2009 02:48 AM

                  Considering that the show (season 5) was filmed 18 months ago; I'd say you exaggerated ALOT. I bet you can make some vinegar with those sour grapes. :)

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            kmsue RE: Applecheeks May 22, 2009 05:30 PM

            That's what I thought too Applecheeks! I could've sworn that they kept announcing the winner would be 'executive chef ' at the new restaurant in the Borgata...oh well, at least he gained a lot of face time from the show...

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              Freeholdtwsp88 RE: kmsue May 24, 2009 12:33 PM

              that was te deal 2 years ago before the Borgata started bleeding money all over the floor.. the Head Borgata guy quit when he saw the writing on the wall .. AC will be down a few years at least ...tey finnished filming that show 18 months ago i was told

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