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Jan 31, 2011 05:27 AM

Atlantic City dinner restaurant? Cool dessert spot?

Heading to Atlantic City just for a night for my husband's birthday. Looking for a good place to take him for dinner and a fun dessert place (it could be the same place). I'm looking for *really* good food -- doesn't have to be fancy, but it must be really really good!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Docks Oyster Bar for dinner would be your best bet. It is not in one of the casinos but it is pretty close by.

    Unsure of dessert options in area. Ben and Jerrys in the Borgata always works for me

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    1. re: gwh912

      +1 on Dock's Oyster House. I also like Knife & Fork. (They're owned by the same folks)


      Dock's Oyster House
      2405 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

      Knife & Fork Inn
      Atlantic Ave Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    2. My favorites for a nice really good dinner in AC are Buddakan (asian, in Caesars), Old Homestead (steakhouse, in Borgata) and Il Mulino (italian, in Taj Mahal). SeaBlue in the Borgata may be a great choice for seafood but I haven't been able to try it yet. I keep going back to favorites (Buddakan...)

      Il Mulino Restaurant
      132 Veterans Plz, Dumont, NJ 07628

      1 Atlantic Ocean Unit 3108, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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      1. re: chowhounder411

        i wasn't really happy with seablue and that was the consensus of my dining partner as well. don't get me wrong it was good but for the amount of money you will spend, you should go somewhere else.
        i really like izakaya in borgata.
        angelo's fairmount tavern for italian, it's not fancy but the food is amazing and their house wine is delish!
        chef vola would be great if you could somehow get a reservation but unsure how easy that will be.
        for dessert, the melting pot is a fun idea and if you are at the borgata i believe the gelato place is raved about though i have never tried it.

      2. I know nobody here likes it, but the melting pot could be fun for desert fondue.

        1. For dessert, drop into Carmine's for the Titanic. It might be a bit too over the top for two people but it should definitely be fun.

          1. Awesome -- THANK YOU!

            Anyone every been to Chef Vola's? Sounds like an interesting experience. People on Yelp rave about their food (but I don't always trust Yelpers...).

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            1. re: maslovma

              I have never been, but search here as well as there are also a number of raving reviews. I understand even knowing the Pope will not help you to get a callback to get a reservation tho'.