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The Best Restaurants in Atlantic City, According to our Tastemakers

The coastal gambling hub of Atlantic City, New Jersey attracts tourists from all over the world. Just a day-trip away from New York City and Philadelphia, AC always bustles with activity. Most of the action centers around the beach and the four-mile-long boardwalk, where all the famous casinos stand. At night, the nightlife heats up with entertainment, bars and, of course, great food. You can find American and international foods all over town, from chilled out beach shacks to high-end French fare and Cuban cuisine. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. If you’re looking for a great place to dine, check out our list of the best restaurants in Atlantic City.

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The OpenTable Team
13 Restaurants
Updated 25 February 2020
Restaurants:Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlantic City, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, Capriccio at Resorts Atlantic City
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Atlantic City
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlantic City

$$$$
Steakhouse
Atlantic City
4.7
4053 reviews

Morton’s is a nationwide favorite of steak lovers who enjoy an upscale, fine dining atmoshphere and classic, hearty steakhouse fare. Located in Caesars on Pacific Avenue, it’s a great options for folks who are planning a night out in the popular casino. The menu features generous portions of USDA prime aged beef as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu includes mouthwatering Prime Porterhouse, Filet Mignon and other fantastic cuts of meat. They also feature both gluten- and soy-sensitive menus.


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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Atlantic City
4.7
3070 reviews

In the mood for an elegant, fine dining experience? Head to Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse, located on Huron Avenue close to the State Marina. The restaurant offers both comfort and class, featuring a sophisticated atmosphere and a fantastic menu from acclaimed Concept Chef Carlos Rodriguez. The prime meats are the standout choice here and regulars love the Ribeye, New York Strip, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon. Those who don’t eat red meat have other options to choose from, like the Australian Rock Lobster Tail or the Veal Chop.


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Capriccio at Resorts Atlantic City

$$$$
Italian
Atlantic City
4.5
2022 reviews

Capriccio is one of the most well-renowned restaurants in Atlantic City and continues to dazzle diners decades after its opening in 1978. Located on Boardwalk, right in the center of the action, it’s a great spot to check out if you’re having a night fo fun at the Resorts Casino Hotel. They specialize in gourmet Italian cuisine using fresh, high quality ingredients and the atmosphere is sleek yet comfortable, great for small groups, dates or business dinners. Try one of their signature dishes, like the Osso Bucco, Seafood Zuppetta or Rack of Lamb.


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Gordon Ramsay Steak - Harrah's Atlantic City

$$$$
Steakhouse
Atlantic City
4.6
3388 reviews

Gordon Ramsay is basically a household name these days. Multi-Michelin Star Chef and TV Personality, Ramsay has restaurants all over the country but this one stands out for it’s seaside location at the iconic Harrah’s Resort. The steakhouse features locally-influenced appetizers and a full menu of delicious steaks, fish, chops and more. Traditional British dishes like the Beef Wellington are the real crowd-pleasers here. And don’t forget to save room for one of their decadent desserts, like the Sticky Toffee Pudding.


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Mexico Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Mexican
Atlantic City
4.7
119 reviews

For a casual, laid-back meal that promises to be filling and delicious, head to Mexico Restaurant and Bar. Located on Ventnor Avenue, right in the heart of Atlantic City, it’s a popular place for friends to gather and enjoy a margarita or a smattering of small plates to share with the table. They also serve heaping plates of Mexican delights, such as Pollo a la Mexicana, Chimichangas, Fajitas and more. It’s one of the best restaurants in Atlantic City to satisfy a large appetite without breaking the bank. Plus, it has a bright and friendly atmosphere - perfect for tequila sipping!


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Ossu - Tropicana Atlantic City

$$$$
Japanese
Atlantic City
4.7
267 reviews

Okathse is a variation of the Japanese word for sweets - which makes sense because this Izakaya sits behind a colorful Japanese candy store. The interior has the feel of a Tokyo night market with food stalls dedicated to sake and whiskey, sushi and noodles. If you’re out for a night at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Boardwalk, you won’t even have to leave the building! The menu features a variety of small plates, like 5 Spice Ribs, Gyoza and Yakitori. They have a full selection of Ramen Noodle soups as well as meat, seafood and vegetable entrees, sushi rolls and more.


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Smithville Inn

$$$$
American
Galloway
4.7
3334 reviews

The Smithville Inn is a wonderful combination of old-world charm meeting new-world service. Located in Galloway, just outside Atlantic City, locals say it’s worth the trips to try out the delicious Contemporary American cuisine. The Coppola and Bushar families bought and resurrected this spot in 1997 and it now has a stronghold in the heart of the community. They offer a full range of menu items, including small plates like Fried Calamari and a Pork and Broccoli Rabe Eggroll. Signature entrees include the French Chicken, Braised Short rib Pasta and the Italian Stuffed Pork Chop.


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Peter Shields Inn

$$$$
American
Cape May
4.8
5308 reviews

This lovely Cape May restaurant is what many locals think of as the best restaurant in Atlantic City and the surrounding area. They serve up quality cuisine in the fashion of a la carte dining and a four course chef’s tasting menu. They also feature weekly specials that highlight fresh and inventive ingredients and flavor pairings. Come here for the magnificent ocean views along with a delicious meal for an evening you won’t forget!


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Cafe Loren

$$$$
American
Avalon
4.9
1222 reviews

Located in Avalon, just outside of Atlantic City, the Cafe Loren is a fine dining establishment right on the seashore. This eatery is a favorite of many locals because of its casual elegance and history. For four decades, diners have enjoyed the American cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. The kitchen showcases a variety of styles and diverse preparations that guarantee an interesting and exciting meal. Try house specialties like the Pan Seared Halibut, Veal Loren or Grilled Marinated Swordfish.


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Washington Inn

$$$$
American
Cape May
4.8
6771 reviews

This Cape May plantation residence is a perfect location for the acclaimed Washington Inn and Wine Bar. The Craig Family took great pains to preserve the historical feel of the Inn and diners can enjoy the casual elegant vibe and the excellent American and Mediterranean cuisine. There are six unique dining areas, including a summer patio, cozy fireside tables and a gorgeous Wine Bar featuring a long list of cocktails and well-curated wine list. Menu standouts include the Grilled Tomahawk Pork Chop and the Chilled Maine Lobster Tail.


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Rhythm & Spirits

$$$$
Italian
Atlantic City
4.7
963 reviews

The Iron Room, located on Albany Avenue, is definitely one of the trendiest and best restaurants in Atlantic City. The offerings here focus on Contemporary American, Vegetarian and Farm-to-Table selections inspired by Executive Chef Kevin Cronin. Dishes feature sustainable local ingredients and the menu changes regularly based on what is fresh and available. Diners can enjoy dishes like Crunchy Salt and Pepper French Green Beans, Udon Mac and Cheese, Roasted Tilefish and more.


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Gaspares Italian Bistro

$$$$
Italian
Egg Harbor
4.7
436 reviews

This quaint little restaurant in Egg Harbor opened its doors in 1977. Brooklyn-born Gaspare Campisi decided he wanted to move his dining ambitions to New Jersey when he turned 18. He was already an experienced chef and his food was an instant hit with the community. The menu here focuses on high-quality Italian food, cocktails and delicious Italian wine. The menu is full of classics, like Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant Ratatouille, Veal Marsala and plenty of crispy, delicious pizzas.


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Golden Dynasty - Tropicana Atlantic City

$$$$
Chinese (Canton)
Atlantic City
4.6
363 reviews

Golden Dynasty is a great choice for diners looking for top-notch Chinese food in Atlantic City. Step into the regal dining room and you’ll feel transported into the realm of the Far East. The restaurant is newly renovated and features elegant vibes and fantastic service. The menu has a wide variety of authentic Chinese food, including regional Cantonese and Sichuanese food. House specialties include dim sum plates, Stir Fried Wagyu Ribeye and Peking Duck.


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