Hurley-Caporilli: Top 10 Atlantic City Casino Restaurants
This was both a fun and an extremely challenging effort. We have partnered with a very talented local food and beverage connoisseur, Peter Caporilli and we’ve attempted to do the impossible.
We have collaborated to select the Top 10 Atlantic City Casino Restaurants.
Before we unveil our coveted Top 10 list, let me first introduce you to Peter Caporilli.
PETER CAPORILLI FOOD & BEVERAGE BACKGROUND
National Officer Chaine des Rôtisseurs, the world's oldest and largest gastronomic society based in Paris:
Rank: Chambellan Provincial Honoraire.
Positions held: National Wine & Spirits Editor Gastronome Magazine.
National Membership Committee Co-Chair.
International Bronze Award for Meritorious Service to la Chaine (one of three recipients ever in the United States).
Also: Commencement Speaker and Honorary Award Recipient.
AtlanticCape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts.
Peter has also served numerous times as a competitive culinary judge and has published numerous articles on various food and beverage topics.
Here is our list:
1. CAPRICCIO ITALIAN RESTAURANT - RESORTS CASINO HOTEL
Let’s start with the fact that USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice has selected Capriccio as the # 1 Casino restaurant in America … for the past two years and three-out-of-the-past four years.
Additionally, Cappriccio reminds you of the long culinary tradition in Atlantic City that began more than 40 years ago with the opening of Resorts Casino Hotel.
The Italian creations, especially the painstakingly long processes to make dishes like Osso Bucco, are authentic to their core.
Crème brûlée served tableside at Capriccio Italian Restaurant.
2. BETTY’S BACK ROOM - CAESAR’S HOTEL & CASINO
Caporilli rates Betty’s as having the best chefs working in Atlantic City today … along with Betty, who is the best front of house person in the business, according to Caporilli.
3. IL MULINO - HARD ROCK CASINO HOTEL
Caporilli says that Il Mulino is the most elegant casino restaurant, maybe the most elegant period, with amazing pasta, fish and impeccable service.
4. VIC & ANTHONY’S - GOLDEN NUGGET HOTEL & CASINO
Vic & Anthony’s reimagines the steak dinner. With an outstanding commitment to fine wine and the most important General Manager in town, drop everything and go there tonight.
5. IL VERDE - TROPICANA CASINO RESORT
If Tropicana Executive Chef Demetrios Haronis puts his massive hands on it, it’s going to be creative, fresh, well managed and beyond expectations. Ask them to bring out whatever they are suggesting and next prepare to be blown away.
6. THE PALM RESTAURANT - TROPICANA CASINO RESORT - THE QUARTER
At the Palm, you are family without the “irritating drunk uncle.” The perfect blend of top-shelf steaks and chops and old-World Italian dishes. Caporilli had clams and spaghetti this Monday night and said it was better than his mother’s.
7. AMADA - OCEAN RESORT CASINO
Caporilli, and, for that matter, most all of us love food that has an abundance of flavor. That’s why Caporilli loves going to Amada. The small plates allows you to try everything on the menu.
8. KURO - HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
For some, this is an acquired taste. When you want to chow down on some ridiculously beautiful and delicious sushi … don’t walk, run to Kuro. The room is gorgeous and it will remind you of Tao in New York City.
9. GORDON RAMSEY STEAK - HARRAH’S HOTEL & CASINO
Gordon Ramsey Steak in Harrah’s is so good from start to finish that you will feel like there should be several intermissions to allow proper enjoyment and digestion of the unparalleled cuisine. Save room for dessert and the magnificent toffee pudding.
10. IZAKAYA - BORGATA CASINO RESORT & SPA
Finally, rounding out our coveted Top 10 … it’s Izakaya. Caporilli describes it as the best date restaurant in town. There’s plenty of anonymity with sublime sushi. Ask for the better wine list and pair with some Billecart-Salmon champagne.
We hope that you have enjoyed our Top 10 Best Atlantic City Casino Restaurants.
We recognize that our selection efforts are subjective and that your favorite restaurant may not have made our list.
The Atlantic City casino industry is synonymous with fine dining accommodations.
SOURCE: Peter Caporilli.
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