Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy

4.1
56 reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy

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Casual
Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy is a dining destination with an upstairs elegant restaurant and lounge experience as well as a downstairs speakeasy with live music nightly.
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipCherylK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time here and we loved it. Our server Donnetta was wonderful! The food was great! We will be back and will tell other people.

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MichelleL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Drinks and food was great and service as well. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Atmosphere was fun.
Staff was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this place....great atmosphere and the food is amazing... overall great place to go

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vipLucy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Meeting old friends food was good service good the restaurant was beautiful

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LindaB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I loved the ambiance, high ceilings, mural on the exposed brick. I absolutely loved the Frank Sinatra era music that played until 7pm. It's the most romantic of all music. My husband's Nucky burger was good and our cauliflower appetizer. I had the grilled chicken and avocado club. It was very good and messy. A two fister for sure. We'd like to see a movie here as well. Oh, an old movie was projected on the wall which was very cool.

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CatherineV
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our experience as we had on previous visits. Food was excellent.

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vipCACNJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was just okay. They were out of some items. Had 4 apps two were good. Entrees came out different than described on menu. Will give it some time before going back.

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DebraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice variety of dishes, food was delicious. Service was great.

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vipChaz
Atlantic City
52 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

My wife’s Bugsy chicken was dry and Tough. Manager was ignorant and wanted to give us a free dessert.

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DianeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was pretty good but service was excellent. Our server was very attendant to us. She checked in with us continuously to make sure we had everything we need. Definitely going back.

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Zabby
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Anticipated this place pre-Covid and now so happy they have opened!! First, encounter was pleasant and helpful! The hostess was sweet! Our waitress was attentive, friendly, down to earth! Drinks were lovely! Food was delicious! We had chicken & waffles, lasagna, chicken Alfredo!! Everyone was quite pleased with their order! We will be returning soon!!

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vipCatherineV
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the overall experience and looking forward to going back tomorrow!

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LisaG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Love the atmosphere ! Food was great but took long to come out… they gave us dessert at no charge. I will definitely go back !

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SteveM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place for relaxing and great food and service

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by a hostess (name I forgot, it was Sat night upstairs Aug 28) she was such a terrific first impression! She made us feel so welcomed and special. Great sense of humor!!
Our server was David. Terrific!!! He was so patient and accommodating. Super nice and professional. We also encountered a server Lisa. Omg she is amazing!!! What a treasure!
We also took notice that the noise level is under control! Well done!

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Katie
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with and incredible cozy space! Good service!

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vipCatherineV
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit. We are born and raised in Ventnor and couldn’t be happier with the return and reinvention of the Ventnor theater with the wonderful addition of Nuckys!

The food, service and drinks were excellent Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the concept

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Kathryn
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there but it won’t be our last! Our hostess, our servers, the food, the ambience, the live music - it all came together and made for a lovely evening out. We sat on the deck of the 2nd floor restaurant, and even when it started to rain and we had to run inside, it didn’t dampen our lovely evening. My husband had the teriyaki salmon and I had the shortrib tacos, and both were delicious. We shared a yummy chocolate cake for dessert. When I had asked for a decaf coffee to go with dessert and was told that they had run out of decaf, an experienced server came up with a brilliant way for me to be able to enjoy coffee without all the caffeine. It was quick thinking on her part, made us feel like we really mattered, and we walked out with smiles and full tummies. Thank you Team Nucky’s, and we will see you again soon!

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Peter
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Awesome waitresses

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vipRiggs
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at Nucky’s Kitchen and what a pleasant surprise. The service and food were superb. The portions are quite large and well prepared. Our server David did an excellent job. Tables were nicely spaced so you didn’t feel like other diners were on top of you. We were on the second floor and as the room filled up the noise level was pretty loud. Other than the noise level, we definitely will return to Nucky’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I was familiar with the downstairs restaurant and didn’t realize there was an upstairs with both indoor and outdoor seating. The space is great. Casual but classy. The menu seems to be the same upstairs and downstairs. There is huge variety. I had a big entree salad with tuna added. My husband had a pork loin special. One kid had chicken fingers from the kid menu and the other kid had the super yummy chicken and waffles. Our food was tasty. The service was slow. Perhaps there was only one server for the entire upstairs? He was very pleasant. We were simply too hungry to enjoy the slow service. Overall great and would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
48 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service.

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jas4
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really fun energetic vibe. Great for a date night. Dinner & movie

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

They were low on cooks, which was fine, except there were other issues (out of iced teas and did not inform us after someone in our party ordered), and we asked to have something comped because we had waited two hours and our food was not ready, and they only offered to comp two drinks. We ended up taking our food to go, and one order was messed up, another was very over cooked.

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marriedcouple
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The Setting is very nice - a renovated movie theatre. The service was very good - friendly and attentive. The cocktails were excellent. The appetizers were good, particularly the brussel sprouts. Two entrees were delicious - lobster ravioli and short rib tacos. The filet tip sandwich was bland. The chicken on the chicken and waffles was dry and in no way resembled buttermilk fried chicken. I would recommend cocktails and appetizers.

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TerriG
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great staff, very good food, bread was ...eh...so was olive. Would definitely go back!

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vipGuyR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Fun atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Very slow service- drinks took exceptionally long to arrive. Empty/ finished plates not cleared between courses. Crab dip pita? Inedible and beyond stale tasting. Entrees were decent.

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Nisha
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Very classy and quiet. Perfect for date night. Live music down stairs, quiet dining area upstairs. Also has a movie theater. Hostess on sat us was very polite, welcoming, and informative. Food was perfect. Was expecting to spend twice as much as my bill came out to be. Very affordable despite the upscale environment. Wait staff could have been more attentive, but overall, I’d totally recommend dining here and I will be back.

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Peter
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service atmosphere and greetings

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CarlaV
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Hostess was extremely rude! Place was empty would not seat us until our exact reservation time. No elevator and only reservations on second floor which we were unaware of when we booked. Requested a window table would not let us sit there ! Atmosphere very nice drinks good but will not return

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vipJTO1965
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The hostess and server were absolutely wonderful. The food left a lot to be desired…

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. The service was great, the food was great and the ambiance was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again.

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McQuade12
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Servers are friendly and attentive.

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DeborahN
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had agreat time!! Very interesting atmoshpere, pleasantly surprised!

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FrancineD
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a unique experience! You can have a dinner or a bar experience. Menu is both burgers but dinner as well. You can attend a movie first. Such a different venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nucky’s was awesome. We sat upstairs at 5pm on a Sunday. Food was great and appropriately priced, service was prompt and kind, and the general ambiance was super cool with the historical integrity of the place left intact. We didn’t venture into the bar on the ground floor put it was typical bar level noise when we walked past on our way out. The two person band they had playing was enjoyable and the look of the bar area was also very cool. Definitely recommend. Looking forward to checking out the movie theater portion soon too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Service was little slow, which is to be expected at the shore during COVID. Food was not good. You could tell most ingredients was frozen, not fresh or generally not up to the quality you’d associate with the price points. Eg. Calamari rings and baby shrimp in the special shrimp tacos. We won’t be back.

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Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy is rated 4.1 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.