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Atlantic City Steak Dinner - Tuesday Night

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dannan Mar 21, 2011 03:42 PM

I am meeting some coworkers in AC tomorrow night and we are craving a good steak dinner. I don't know what is open on Tuesday's. The restaurants that came to mind were either Morton's or Chelsea Prime. I have also heard good things about Docks Oyster Bar. Any thoughts? Thank you!

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Chelsea Prime
111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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    dannan Apr 3, 2011 05:41 AM

    We ended up at Dock's Oyster House and couldn't have been more pleased. We had the calamari (the best I have ever had - fresh with a light fluffy batter), chilled lobster (nice large portion), and the beet salad special (wonderful). I had the tuna, which was the BEST tuna I have ever had. My coworkers had the rib eye - very flavorful and cooked perfectly - and the sauteed crab meat entree (very basically prepared with butter and garlic, but very good).
    The service was wonderful and overall it was a fabulous dining experience. The place was packed by 6:30p, so reservations are a must. I will be returning......

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

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      gwh912 Mar 29, 2011 06:19 PM

      can't agree on Knife and Fork. Thought the meal was terrible (and the cocktails worse)...Stick with Dock's Oyster House. THE BEST in Atlantic City, though the vibe a bit stuffy

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

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        tommy Mar 30, 2011 04:48 AM

        What was wrong with the cocktails?

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          gwh912 Apr 4, 2011 05:38 PM

          Most of the folks with us found their cocktails extremely watered down. I'd be hard pressed to name specifics, but remember being entirely underwhelmed. In particular, I do remember my friend's whiskey sour (I know - but I didn't order it.... :-) ) had so much sour mix it was borderline undrinkable.

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            tommy Apr 5, 2011 05:28 AM

            *Any* amount of sour mix is unacceptable.

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              fourunder Apr 5, 2011 06:14 AM

              Have you ever had real sour mix made with egg whites, sugar and fresh squeezed lemons? Great for sours, margaritas and collins drinks .......

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                tommy Apr 5, 2011 06:53 AM

                Yes, real sour mix is the only thing I use, although I don't use egg whites unless the cocktail calls for it.

                Actually I use fresh fruit juice and simple syrup (or agave or some other sweetener), rather than a standard "sour mix."

                ETA: when I said "any amount is unacceptable" I was referring to the type of stuff that would likely be used by a bar that can't make a drink properly: the bad stuff.

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                  fourunder Apr 5, 2011 06:58 AM

                  Myself, I can't say Lemon-X is completely terrible....but most other sour mixes and especially, the pre-made margarita mixes used in most restaurants today are completely terrible.

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                    tommy Apr 5, 2011 07:05 AM

                    I can't say that I've ever had or ever will have Lemon-X.

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        mstrblstr Mar 22, 2011 04:40 AM

        I've always been a fan on Knife and Fork at the end of the black horse pike

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          KeithH Mar 22, 2011 07:37 AM

          I have to second Mstrblstr, my girlfriend and I had a fantastic dinner at the Knife and Fork a few months back. I had researched all of the options, and there are certainly many good steakhouses but i found that many of them are chain operations (as good as they are) and I felt like I wanted to support a stand-alone piece of AC history. We did not regret our choice. The filets were perfectly cooked and seasoned, we did not even have to touch the salt or pepper. The sides were also fantastic (and big enough for 2 so you can share them!) The dining rooms are decorated in an ornate old school style and the service was also great so I do not think you can go wrong with the K & F. Have a great dinner wherever you choose!

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            MrsDaniels Mar 22, 2011 10:31 AM

            Also love the knife and fork! Last experience at Old Homestead was awful, overpriced avarage steaks searved cold, no servers to be found. Mortons is also great. Given the choice I would go back to the Knife and Fork, great vibe to the room as well!

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          stickman731 Mar 22, 2011 04:12 AM

          Old Homestead in the Borgata is the best in my opinion.

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            aklein Apr 4, 2011 07:14 PM

            +1 Old Homestead

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            sockster Mar 21, 2011 04:16 PM

            Try the Porterhouse at Carmines at the Trop- Fantastic!!!

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