RainForest Cafe: A wild place to eat & shop
This restaurant is located in the Trump Plaza Casino on the boardwalk. This is a very cool place to eat and shop, the inside is set up like a forest with trees, waterfalls, and a cool fish tank that arches over the entrence to the dining area. Great atmosphere and the people are friendly. Suggest you make a reservation in advance.
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Tsu's Garden (Pronounced Sues): Multi-Ethnic is the name of our game.
One of the best and cheapest Chinese meals in the city. They deliver! This is just one of the many places I can tell you about. We have Japanese,Thai, Vietnamese, 5 different kinds of Spanish, MiddleEastern, Italian, Indian, seafood amd more!
Favorite Dish: Every dish that we have tried on the menu has been great! Most are under $7 for a full meal.
The Waterfront Buffet: Its for those who can eat gourmet as buffet
King crab legs at lunch buffet and coldstone icecream served at the buffet table, Mongolian BBQ ....You can tell The Waterfront Buffet try very hard to please people to have a kind of at least four star dining experience at a fraction of the cost. Oh desserts....you name it, lots of variety and tons of pastries & salads. Yum !
Favorite Dish: Grilled salmon and steak that cook to your order. Fabulous !!
Atlantic City Bar & Grill: "Lobsta" and Other Swimming Food
This was another great meal we had while in Atlantic City.
Don't let the appearance fool you, they have awesome seafood!! We had whole Maine lobster which was delicious. We were very glad we tried this spot. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but it was a great meal for the money. The service was also very good.
Since then, we found coupons on line for this restaurant as well so it is a very economical and worthwhile find. Check out t heir website.
Favorite Dish: THE LOBSTER!
Ventura's: Fabulous Food!
This restaurant is right on the beach, with outdoor seating, weather permitting. There is a bar downstairs and an elegant restaurant upstairs. They play lovely, light classical music here which adds to the enjoyment.
Favorite Dish: Jumbo shrimp Aurora is my favorite dish. Huge shrimp with penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a creamy tomato sauce......yum. Followed by apple cinnamon cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
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Metropolitan Cafe: We had an excellent breakfast here
The Metropolitan is located at the Borgata Casino and is open 24 hours a day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a really nice full bar, seafood bar and a dessert case with yummy treats.
My girlfriends were staying at the Water Club and we were staying at Harrah's and decided to meet here for some breakfast before us girls went out to do some shopping leaving Ferni to continue playing the tables.
The restaurant is quite nice, with the Parisian feel of dark wood with three sections. There is an area in front of the restaurant where you can sit under some umbrellas and watch people walk by, there is an area where the bar is with some really nice tables and booths and then, behind a large sliding door there is another dining are where we were seated. The restaurant is quite large and we did not have to wait to be seated. My friends asked that we go ahead and be seated and start breakfast as they were running late, so we were taken to the back and our waiter brought over the menus, asked if we wanted water and coffee and left to come back to take our order.
We looked over the menu and I instantly knew I had to try the French Toast Swirl Banana Fosters, with a side of home fries (love my potatoes), Ferni decided on steak and eggs, his eggs scrambled.
The food was so delicious and I would definitely come back for either breakfast or even lunch or dinner.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the French Toast Swirl Banana Fosters which are three french toasts with cinnamon swirl topped with bananas...it was so yummy and way too much food for me, so Alice decided to share with me!! Ferni had the steak and scrambled eggs and he said his steak was okay, nothing to rave about!
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Mediterranean Flames: On the Boardwalk
Mediterranean Flames feels like an outside lounge, right on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. For lunch, you can sit and people watch while for dinner you can listen to the sounds of the waves crashing behind the dunes.
The menu is primarily Greek and Southern Italian and includes a large selection of salads and panini sandwiches. The atmosphere is relaxed, with log-style tables and chairs and outside lounge areas. The restaurant offers a full bar and the service was excellent. The outside dining area was large enough to accommodate groups and the inner restaurant appeared to stretch back to the street.
Favorite Dish: The Greek salad was great. Aside from the usual feta and olives, the salad included whole dolmas (rice-stuffed grape leaves) served over spinach with a light balsamic dressing. Great on a hot day.
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Little Saigon: Vietnamese food has never been sooo good!
Little Saigon is a very affordable, small quaint restaurant that serves up the best Vietnamese food I have ever had in the US. Everything is fresh and tastes so light and flavorful. The owners are always present and do their very best to ensure that you enjoy your meal.
If you're planning dinner out on Friday or Saturday, you should call ahead as the space is small and tables have to be re-arranged for groups of 5 or more.
Bring your own wine or beer...this place doesn't have a liquor license.
Favorite Dish: Try the lunch special: Broiled Beef with rice vermicelli, two spring rolls, salad and your choice of homemade iced tea or lemonade...all for $7.95. It is unreal. I recommend it for dinner too.
Carmines: Family Style
Carmies is a family style italian place. It is located in the Tropicana casino in atlantic city, nj. When you order your food, keep in mind that it is family style. This means that one dish can serve up to 4 people. The food is amazing. and the atmosphere is very kool. the people are friendly, and the service is great as well.
Favorite Dish: when i was there, i shared the veil parm with my mom, my dad is a veggie head, so he had the egg plant parm.
Hotel Buffets: All You Can Eat
A buffet, for the uninitiated, allows you to pay a fixed price to be allowed to eat all you want for a meal. The food is displayed along a long counter. You pay your money, are directed to a seat and then help yourself to the food. Non-alcoholic drinks are provided by a server on request, although it is expected that you will tip your server. Some hotels provide different selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prices (if not the selection) is often increased during the weekend.
Unfortunately, paying more doesn’t necessarily mean better quality or improved selection. None-the-less, price is one criteria with which to compare buffets. It also provides some insight into the type of customer each hotel is trying to attract.
Hilton - Cornucopia Buffet ($18.75)
Tropicana – Beachfront Buffet ($21.99)
Trump Plaza – The Broadway Buffet ($15.95/$18.95 Fri-Sat)
Caesars – La Piazza (buffet $19.95/$24.95 Sat-Sun)
Wild Wild West – Virginia City Buffet ($18.99)
Bally’s – Sidewalk Buffet ($18.99)
Clardige – none (see Bally’s)
Sands – Boardwalk Buffet (Cardholders $7.99, $12.99)
Resort – The Buffet ($16.99)
Trump Taj Mahal – Sultan's Feast (buffet $18.95)
Showboat – French Quarter (buffet $21.99)
Trump Marina - Bayside (buffet $17.99)
Harrahs - Fantasea Reef (buffet $21.19 / $25.99 Fri-Sat)
Borgata - Borgata Buffet ($27.95)
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White House Sub Shop: The best subs, ever made !!
Stand at the counter for take-out and watch bags and bags of fresh breads being brought in from the bakery down the street, this will be the absolute best bread that you will ever have in your life to be used for a sub sandwich. Order the special which is everything (and more of it) with lettuce, tomato, onion, oil and vinegar, and peppers. Now, here is the key to the whole thing, bring home these magificent sub sandwiches, wrap them in 2 sheets of paper towels first then aluminum foil, put them in your refrigerator for at least a day before eating them. This will let the meats and cheese along with the extras marinade together and soak into the wonderful sub roll. Each whole special sub can make 6-8 nice sized sandwiches. You will experience not only the best sub at the Jersey shore; but the best hoagie, grinder, poor boy, dagwood, or whatever you want to call it...in the country. PS...tell the sandwich maker at the counter that you are traveling with the sandwiches so that they can double wrap them in heavy butcher wrapping paper. PPS, while you are waiting for your number to be called, check out the photos on the wall. From Sinatra to Joe DiMaggio, everyone has had a sub at The White House; for 60 years, the quality and consistency have not been questioned.
Favorite Dish: White House Special Sub
Cuba Libre: Authentic Cuban Restaurant Experience
This place is amazing! The decoration is perfect, the music is outstanding, and the food is delicious! If you are looking for that real authentic Cuban restaurant experience, then this is the place to go. During the day it is a full on restaurant, but by 9pm sorry no one under 21 is aloud in, even if you are just sitting down to eat. The place turns into a club at night, where a dress code is mandatory! Sorry folks, if you don't dress up, your not getting in.
Favorite Dish: I had a chicken dish that was amazing. Cant quite remember what it was, But I do remember tasting everyone else's food, and everything was AMAZING!
Rí~Rá: True Irish Pub Experience
For a true Irish Pub experience, you want to check out Rí~Rá's. There are tables made of heavy wood, and waitress running around ready to serve you ice cold beer, or any other fancy drink you may desire. After all, it is in the casino! The music is fabulous! They always have amazing cover bands. The atmosphere is so much fun too! There is always fun here! And the food is amazing! Try the spinach/Artichoke dip
Favorite Dish: the spinach/Artichoke dip. Very delicious, they serve it with a delicious flat bread for dipping!
Boardwalk Food: It’s not good for you, but it does taste good
It’s every where. You can almost hear arteries hardening as you walk down the Boardwalk. Your choice of: Beef Franks, Buffalo Wings, Candy Floss, Candy, Cheese Fries, Cheeseburger, Chili-dogs, Chocolate, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Doughnuts, Floats, Fried Chicken, Fries, Frozen Custard, Fudge, Funnel Cakes, Grill, Gyros, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Italian Hoagie, Italian Water Ice, Lemonade, Milkshakes, Orange Juice, Peanuts, Philly Cheesesteaks, Pizza, Pop Corn, Pretzels, Roasted Nuts, Salt Water Taffy, Sausage & Peppers, Shrimp in a Basket, Slush, Sodas, Subs, Sundaes, Waffles, Yogurt.
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Trinity Pub & Carvery: A Bit of the Emerald Isle
The Pier at Caesars’ new Trinity Irish Pub & Carvery comes straight from the Emerald Isle...literally. Every piece of this place was brought over from Ireland, from the tiles on the ceiling to the planks on the floor and everything in between. True to the fashion in Ireland, this pub obviously serves pints of ale, but it also offers a wide variety of carvery from the rotisserie including roast leg of lamb, free range chicken, apricot stuffed pork loin. You can also get some classic pub grub including fish and chips, sheppard's pie and the ultimate Irish favorite of battered burgers and curry fries.
Favorite Dish: We had steak with yorkshire pudding which was fantastic. We'll be returning to this place on our next trip to A.C. in October '07. We are big fans of pubs.