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Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy, Ventnor City, NJ

Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy

4.6
4.6
202 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy

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. For larger parties please call and reserve tables!

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Booked 30 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 289-8305

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic City

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely birthday dinner! The Brussel sprouts and Nona’s meatball appetizers were terrific, and the lobster ravioli and mushroom ravioli were each fresh and delicious. We ate outside on the upstairs patio bc it was a gorgeous evening- there are only 3-4 tables out there and we were worried we’ would be forgotten, but our server, Giovanna, was wonderful. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and restaurant and checked on us frequently- she even put a candle in the key lime pie and sang happy birthday! We had a very enjoyable evening and look forward to coming back!

  2. J

    Johnny

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We went mid week 7pm, downstairs bar was so loud we decided to just get seated upstairs. Décor is nice and takes you back in time. They originally sat us in the middle of the room but the waitress moved us to a nicer window seat that looked out over a deck. They only had one server on this night and with a few larger tables she was running. Our service suffered due to understaffing. We had a dirty glass on our table when seated. Our Appetizers came out quickly, Calamari and Burrata, both tasty. I ordered the 8oz. Fillet Special with Crab meat, Pittsburg rare, it wasn't a fillet, it was a sirloin shaped like a fillet. It was cooked medium-well and very tough. The short rib ragu was good but the sauce was bland. When the bill came we were charged 2 different prices for the same drink( Vodka Martini $15 & $18). We left disappointed as we had heard good things about Nuckys. I always say every place has an off night, especially post COVID!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our family of 8 for Father’s Day. The restaurant is right above the theater. Great ambiance and excellent food. Would definitely recommend!

  4. Q

    Queen

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our reservation was canceled by the restaurant due to a fire next-door. We never made it to dinner OK

    Nucky's Kitchen & SpeakeasyResponded 3 days ago

    We do apologize that your reservation was cancelled, but it was directed by law enforcements for us to evacuate the building for several hours resulting in cancelling all of our reservations. The fire and police department enforced the entire block to shut down for the remainder of the night even after the fire was put out. We hope you are able to make another reservation with us! Thank you

  5. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome speak easy in an old school movie theatre. Loved the smell of popcorn on my way in, and tucked away upstairs is a whole vibe. The food: brussel sprouts appetizer is a must-have. Crab linguini was very good and filling. Drinks: they had Uncle Nearest bourbon! Really enjoyed the experience and will be back again!

  6. RH

    ReineH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I grew up in Ventnor and used to go to the veteran theater. So we went to see a movie and had a reservation at nucky's afterwards. It was excellent! Food was good I'll be on this exceptional. Brought back memories from days gone by!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We made reservations and had to change it several times and they were more than accommodating, which was refreshing. We arrived on time and were seated promptly. Unfortunately we had to wait quite a while for our server and when she finally did come she wasn’t even going to take our drink order! We did place our drink order and, again, had to wait quite some time for our drinks! Our server apologized and said the bar was backed up. I thought this was odd because the restaurant wasn’t even full??!! We placed our food order and our food came out quickly. We were not disappointed with our food. We had the mussels as an appetizer (yum!) chicken Parmesan and short rib pappardelle and both were excellent. We would definitely come back for another meal, hopefully we can get the drinks a little quicker next time!

  8. JG

    JosephG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    I would not go upstairs again I would try the bar downstairs his downstairs was not happy with upstairs

  9. BR

    BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks and service! Perfect spot for after seeing a movie at the Ventnor theatre.

  10. W

    Wesnile

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool venue and fantastic food and service. Had dinner over the weekend and everything from the pasta to the tuna was great. Ate in the upstairs dinning area as its more dinner than sandwiches. Staff was great and drinks were awesome. Highly recommend Nuckys Upstairs for a great meal and cocktails.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service selections and venue.

  12. NI

    NILESB

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was very good. The music playing was very loud and we found to be annoying While try to have a conversation. I was disappointed that the veal chop advertised on the website was not on the menu. Manager said the problem was supply and demand.

  13. J

    Jersian

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    This was our first visit to Nucky's. The atmosphere is unique, being on the 2nd floor of the movie theater. The restaurant is smaller, and is decorated beautifully. For an appetizer, I ordered the oysters. The presentation was nice, however, the oysters tasted more like ocean water, than they did oysters. I told my Server, and he apologied, but nothing more. My wife ordered the lobster ravioli, which she was quite pleased with. I ordered the salmon, and the mashed potatoes were served warm, at best. Other tables had steam coming from theirs, so I can only imagine mine sat for a little while. The salmon was nicely done and tasty, and the vegetables were well cooked. For desert, we shared a key lime pie, which was very delicious. The service, I would say was a bit slow. The restaurant was a little busy, but not too much. The Server was often coming back to tell us our food would be here shortly, and I felt the wait was a bit longer than it should have been. The Server was very nice. Pricing at this restaurant is not cheap. I would consider it 4 out of 5 dollar signs. This is not a gourmet restaurant, but is certainly a step up from a casual spot. The cost for dinner for two, tip included was $130.00, and that is for one appetizer, two meals and desert, no alcohol. Some may find that affordable, but I thought it was a higher than it should have been. The kicker, however, was the 3% add-on for using a credit card. This restaurant already charges more than it should for food, and a 3% add-on, to me, was an unnecessary charge. After my full experience, would I eat here again? Probably not. There are plenty of restaurants in the area where I can get better food and service for the same money, and I won't have to pay a surcharge for paying with a credit card.

  14. M

    Mimi

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and wonderful service

  15. KK

    KarolK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Food was good service needs to improve overall not bad

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service

  17. RO

    ROLFT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE……FOOD TOOK FOREVER TO COME OUT OF KITCHEN AND WE FINALLY HAD TO CANCEL A PORTION OF OUR ORDER. THE BARTENDER TOLD US SHE HAD A BAD DAY, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO A CUSTOMER. FAR DIFFERENT FROM OUR LAST VISIT WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

  18. EH

    EddieH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place was a lot of fun. The service was great, and we really enjoyed the food. The speakeasy motif was cool, as was the old movies playing in the background.

  19. RR

    RossR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot, great vibes. Waitress was super friendly. Drinks were delicious. Perfect date night with a cool atmosphere.

  20. R

    Riggs

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Third time at Nucky’s Kitchen, we sat on the second floor outdoor terrace. Inside dining room was crowded but only a few other diners on the terrace. Very pleasant atmosphere and our server Gianna did an excellent job checking back with us. Our meals were very good. Definitely recommend Nucky’s, especially the outdoor dining area.

  21. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant with wonderful atmosphere. The food was exceptional. The service was great. I dined in the upstairs restaurant, which has a different menu from the downstairs restaurant. If you are in the Ventor/Atlantic/Margate area, it's a must as a dining option. Visiting on a holiday weekend, the restaurant was moderately busy, yet someone called me 8 minutes after my party was to arrive for a 7:30 PM reservation. There were plenty of tables available, so I can't figure out why they would be in such a hurry to call. When they did call, I was standing at the hostess stand, waiting to be seated, standing behind a party who wanted to be seated elsewhere from where they had originally made their reservation. Despite that, I highly recommend Nucky's and will go back the next time my travels take me to the area.

  22. R

    Reviewer

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Staff was very accommodating; I had a baby in a stroller with us and they reserved us a table on the outside sidewalk so we could wheel the baby around when he got fussy. Got the chicken sandwich and it was very good. One minor criticism is that the draft beer selection was small.

  23. VJ

    VJOY

    Atlantic City

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    what fantastic place to dine, good food, great service and beautiful dining area. Looking forward to returning soon.

  24. DS

    DinaS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Overall great dinner. Loved the upstairs dining.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night for m

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waitress, great food fun atmosphere

  27. TZ

    TatyanaZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful new restaurant in town with variety of good options and delicious food, a little on a pricey side but well worth it.

  28. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The ambiance is amazing!! The person who sat us was very nice… however from there was just plain and unimpressive, food was bland, service was too. Brussels sprout were totally burnt fish over cooked cocktails were not as described but hubby did enjoy lobster ravioli, Probably won’t go back for dinner but happy hour looked fun

  29. LP

    LisbethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We changed our dinner reservation from the 1st floor bar to the upstairs dining room. The bar was crowded and too noisy for us. We really enjoyed the ambiance in the dining room. Staff were very nice as well. This was the first time we decided to see a movie matinee in the theater and have dinner after - a nice treat.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love our waitress Gianna ♥️♥️♥️

  31. t

    thomass

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Belated Mother’s Day

  32. HP

    HilaryP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    they were amazing at accommodating our food allergies !!

  33. FL

    FranL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great local spot! Love the variety of experiences…fine dining, great bar for socializing and dancing, and cinema.

  34. JM

    JohnM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. From the appetizer crab dip to the lobster ravioli and eggplant parm everything was delicious. And our waiter Brian was so attentive and friendly. Definitely will be back.

  35. e

    elman1952

    Atlantic City

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had been to the bar before and really enjoyed the bar, so we decided to try Nucky's upstairs dining room. It was fabulous! Food was outstanding, service was exceptional, the drinks were perfect! It is a high end restaurant, so prices reflect that, but well worth it! Two drinks, two entrees, a salad and an appitizer with tax and tip was $165. My only complaint is that they charge a fee of 2.5% to use a credit card, so bring cash!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere, food was excellent! Service was fantastic.

  37. YK

    YoungKel

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Skip dinner. Sit at the bar downstairs.

  38. t

    thomass

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Oysters Rockefeller were ok. Was charged a convenience fee for simply using a credit card. An addition $5 and change. Whatever.

  39. DD

    DanielD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Cool place, good service, average food, high priced.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Food was just mediocre especially considering the price. Service was terrible. The staff definitely either needs to be trained better or hire a manager. Also, the only fine dining restaurant I’ve been to where they charge you 3% for using a credit card. The best part was the atmosphere.

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Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy is rated 4.6 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy

5211 Ventnor Ave Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Ventnor City

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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