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Where To Hit The Culinary Jackpot In Atlantic City

Originally published in New York Post

Like a hot shooter at the dice table, the Atlantic City restaurant scene is on a proverbial roll. Whether you crave a taste of classics from “Boardwalk Empire” or a modern meal from a culinary superstar, this shore town runs the gamut when it comes to gastronomy.

Izakaya at the Borgata

Owned by Philadelphia chef Michael Schulson, this hip eatery offers Japanese robatayaki — a traditional charcoal grilling method — in a pub-style setting with sashimi and sushi. Top sellers include edamame dumplings, the spicy tuna cracker and Kobe beef.

Capriccio at Resorts Casino


At Atlantic City’s first casino, opened in 1978, this upscale restaurant overlooking the boardwalk serves classic Italian specialties such as seafood zuppetta, osso buco and branzino.

Olón at the Tropicana

Tropicana Hotel


Tropicana Atlantic City

Renowned chef Jose Garces heads up a lively restaurant with an oceanfront deck serving South American-inspired recipes.

Harry’s Oyster Bar at Bally’s

Its expansive courtyard hops with live music and a huge selection of East Coast delights from the deep. Don’t miss the multi-tiered raw bar.


Buddakan Atlantic City

STARR Restaurants

Restaurateur Stephen Starr is famed for modern Asian specialties and craft cocktails in a sophisticated setting.

Knife and Fork Inn

A local favorite, this iconic steakhouse was rumored to have poured alcohol during Prohibition and was later a hangout for Frank Sinatra and his pals. Today, a colossal wine list accompanies a menu of seafood and meat dishes as well as homemade desserts.

White House Sub Shop

White House Submarine Sandwich shop in Atlantic City, NJ


Classic and casual, this gritty landmark has been slinging cheesesteaks and Italian-style sandwiches since 1946. Though there’s a wait during peak times, a second location opened at Hard Rock last summer.

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