Atlantic City’s food and beverage scenes are constantly evolving. Old, stale eateries are being closed down, and new chefs are being sought after to create innovative new menus that will enable each casino to establish its own distinct culinary character. It is undoubtedly a competitive move in this most competitive of cities, but it is also a welcome one. Of course, there are many legacy restaurants in Atlantic City that are standing the test of time.
And now, with all of the excellent establishments, online casinos, and fascinating restaurants, Atlantic City may just be on the path to becoming the capital of gambling in the U.S.
Let’s start with the fact that Capriccio has been voted the top casino restaurant in America by USA TODAY’s 10Best readers for the previous two years. Capriccio makes you think of the long-standing culinary history in Atlantic City that dates back to when Resorts Casino Hotel opened more than 40 years ago. Authentic Italian culinary techniques are featured at Capriccio, especially the laboriously drawn-out procedures required to prepare foods like Osso Bucco.
Amada – Ocean Casino Resort
Amada is a Spanish restaurant & tapas bar featuring dishes from famed chef Jose Garces. Amada Restaurant in Atlantic City originally opened ten years ago when the Revel Casino opened; then it sat empty until Ocean Casino Resort took over in 2018, bringing Amada back. In addition to tapas (small plates), Amada specializes in classic Spanish dishes such as whole-roasted suckling pig and Seafood paella. It’s fantastic for group dining or date nights.
Despite having one of the best casino restaurants in Atlantic City, The Ocean Casino Resort also offers many pampering experiences in addition to the usual casino offerings. You can find out more about the best online casinos in New Jersey by visiting iGaming NJ, which posts news and articles about the gaming industry of NJ.
Farm-fresh meat, seafood, and vegetables are provided to visitors from all over the world at Il Mulino New York, staying loyal to the Abruzzese history. One of Italy’s most stunning and productive areas, Abruzzo is located along the Adriatic coast and is renowned for its pristine terrain, breathtaking mountains, and unspoiled shoreline. Here you can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine amidst high ceilings, dark oak flooring, and clean white walls.
These days, Gordon Ramsay is essentially a household name. Ramsay, a multi-Michelin star chef and television personality, operates restaurants across the nation, but this one stands out for being situated by the sea at the venerable Harrah’s Resort. The steakhouse offers a full menu of delectable steaks, fish, chops, and other dishes, in addition to appetizers with local influences. Here, you can find the crowd-pleasers from traditional British cuisine like Beef Wellington. A decadent dessert like the Sticky Toffee Pudding should not be ignored; it is to die for.
Taking his cues from the izakayas, or traditional casual pubs, of Japan, Chef Michael Schulson offers diners the chance to sample a taste of the Far East close to the casino floor. Every dish on the menu is an expression of Schulson’s time in Japan. Izakaya has many amazing options, including robatayaki, also known as Japanese-style barbecue, an impressive selection of sake, sushi rolls, and signature sashimi made from the freshest ingredients. Izakaya is the top Japanese restaurant destination in Atlantic City, offering everything from small plates to a chef’s full-tasting menu.
Whether long-time favorites or new, what are your favorite casino restaurants in Atlantic City?
This guest article was contributed by iGamingNJ.