From vibe dining to gaming with a view, we’ve rounded up every new place to eat, play and stay at the Shore.
Dinner entertainment at Harrah’s Resort & Casino PHOTO COURTESY OF: HARRAH’S CASINO & RESORT
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa’s (borgata.mgmresorts.com) new American Bar & Grille puts a modern twist on classic recipes while paying homage to the familiar flavors of the Northeast. Think sophisticated dining with a casual vibe courtesy of executive chef Aram Mardigian, who is turning out favorites like Jersey corn soup, big-eye tuna crudo and grilled 16-ounce ribeye steak.
Across the street at Harrah’s Atlantic City (caesars.com), its new Rum Point Crab House is serving up a fresh seafood concept with a side of stunning sunsets and bay views. Dig into a crab bucket of your choice or selections from the raw bar.
A laidback suite at The Boarding House PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BOARDING HOUSE
Harrah’s is also rolling out a new nightlife concept for its popular pool. Billed as “vibe dining,” the new Pool After Dark fuses Instagram-worthy food and drink presentations with live performances from fire dancers and aerialists. Another way to spend a night in AC is by spending some serious cash at the tables. Ocean Casino Resort’s (theoceanac.com) latest addition, The Loft, is taking high-limit play to new heights—literally. Sitting 44 stories in the sky, this private, 2,000-square-foot luxury gaming suite boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean via floor-to-ceiling windows.
Exterior of The Boarding House. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BOARDING HOUSE
Elsewhere, local Italian favorite Girasole (mygirasole.com) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The family-owned restaurant turns out pasta, brick oven pizza and fresh seafood plates. But no matter what you’re doing in AC, you’ll need a place to stay. Already known for its incredible room experiences, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com) just announced it’s reinvesting a minimum of $20 million in capital improvements, specifically 91 suite renovations. All standard hotel rooms have been improved with new flat-screen television monitors and LED lighting.
Away from the casinos, you can experience a more laid-back beach stay at two new properties opened in time for summer. The Boarding House (boardinghousecapemay.com), located in Cape May, is one of New Jersey’s finest dog-friendly hotels. But it’s not the only retreat for your four-legged friends—The Shore House Hotel and Swim Club (stayshorehouse.com) offers 21 pet-friendly units, featuring a fresh midcentury-meets-coastal chic aesthetic in North Wildwood. When Fido is back in the room, guests can take advantage of the 20-foot saltwater pool, private cabanas and fire pits.
Photography by: Courtesy of Harrah's Casino & Resort;