Favorite AC Restaurant
- jetermacaw Oct 16, 2012 07:38 AM
I am in the middle of a month long celebration of my wife's 50th birthday, that will culminate with a weekend in AC. What I need from u fine people is your favorite restaurant and reasons why u like it. We enjoy all types of food and price is not an issue. Thanks in advance for yours thoughts.
I've hardly tried all the places, and so many of my favorites are gone. But from my experiences..
Buffet - Borgata. Best quality and selection. Breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Steakhouse - My experience is limited to The Reserve at Bally's. Recommended.
24 hour cafe - The Metropolitan at the Borgata. Every casino has one. This one has by far the best food.
If you like Spanish tapas, Amada at Revel is fantastic. Excellent food, cocktails and service. Plus ocean views if you have a table along the windows. The Revel itself s also a great place. I wont say anywhere else in AC now that I'vs stayed there. Such a wonderful resort.
I'm sorry, but my favorite restaurant in AC is Tony Luke's in the downstairs food court at the Borgata. Their roast pork italian sandwich is the one from Dinic's that was voted best sandwich in America. But, not quite the special atmosphere...
Any steakhouse at any casino is a good meal, with a slight nod going to the one at Revel and Borgata.
Very nice seafood can be had nearby, but not in AC.
Bobby Flay' Steak in the Borgata, Knife and fork and Chef Vola are among my favorites.
I can't recommend any of the high end places at the Revel, as I didn't eat at any. That being said, the rooms, the service and the spa at the Revel were very nice. Treat your wife to a spa day and after she has been pampered, try one of the recommendations above.
I'm not a regular in AC, but friend who are offered up a free room at Revel, so I figured I'd go for a change of pace. I believe what I said after dinner was "I'll come back just for more tapas!"
In short, don't miss Amada at Revel. We had: patatas bravas, octopus, chick peas w/spinach*, and lamb albondigas (meatballs) w/manchego. I wish it had been earlier in the night and that I didn't have to deal with a vegetarian at the table, but despite those shortcomings, I'll get back there at my first opportunity. Nice space, too--and Chef Garces' dim sum/noodle bar was terrific for lunch, too!
Amada is an excellent restaurant. Ok service that can be improved, but wow - outstanding food.
My wife and I had the more expensive version of the tasting menu ($75/pp). Superb quality and variety.
Only downside - our waiter was great, but he was given tables on the other side of the restaurant as well. Kind of annoying. In addition, he made a quick mention that the other waiter in our section was available to us as well. Honestly, unless we pulled him aside if waiter A was not around, waiter B would not acknowledge for a second. Never looked at us, smiled...kind of strange.
The other issue was when we were leaving. Turns out someone put gum under the banquette where my wife sat, and now gum was stuck to the back of her boot. A leather boot! Basically ruined. Manager offered to pay the dry cleaning bill, but the boot was finished. I thought that would be handled a bit differently.
Despite those few issues, I was very impressed with the food and recommend to all who visit Revel. I am going back this weekend for my birthday. Might bring my group to either here or American Cut.
I'll recommend two outside of the casino restaurants as most people would go in that direction. Most of the "higher end" casinos have at least one excellent restaurant.
First, Chef Vola -- very tough to get a reservation, small, BYO. Google it and you'll read about this fabled, legendary place. Some people will tell you the food is not good, it's overpriced, etc. -- and I completely and respectfully disagree. Every single time I've been there, I've enjoyed the food a great deal -- a lot of flavor, taste, high-quality, well prepared, etc. I've always had an excellent meal and experience there.
Second, the Knife and Fork Inn -- very good food also, big place, multiple floors, not a BYO. From the drinks at the bar to dessert, everything was very good. A very good experience, and every dish I had there was very good.
Congratulations and enjoy.