Sit Down & Savor at the Sky Garden Grille

Relax, Dine + Drink

The Sky’s the limit at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey thanks to the property’s brand-new rooftop-style dining experience where guests can relax, dine + drink outdoors! Set on three acres of beautiful landscape overlooking breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the  Sky Garden Grille becomes the latest addition to the all-new Sky Garden area, that also features the Sky Garden Bar, patio dining areas where many of Ocean’s takeout options are welcome, fire pits, ocean views, and more.

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Sky Garden Grille at Ocean Casino Resort is the perfect location for a few cocktails, couples dining, relaxation, taking in the beautiful ocean views, and not to mention, an amazing photo op for social media. The grille will be a full-service restaurant open daily from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., weather permitting.

The Menu

Unparalleled ocean views accompanied by an unbeatable dining menu. For those seeking something light, Sky Garden Grille offers cold dishes like ‘U Peel’ shrimp, lobster or Thai salad.

Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City Sky Garden Grille Menu

Alternatively, ribs, burgers, or chicken sandwiches from the charcoal grill are available, as well as Scampi, Halibut, Thai Scallops, or Steamed Clams for those looking for sea fare.

Lastly, for a truly Instagram worthy photo-op, treat your taste buds to Sky Garden Grille’s “Poptails,” also known as popsicle cocktails. These sweet, sour, or spicy cocktails stand out thanks to their playful popsicle garnish!

Sky Garden Grille Poptails

For Sky Garden Grille’s full menu, click here, or, to check out Ocean Casino Resort’s additional outdoor dining and take-out options, please visit  https://www.theoceanac.com/restaurants/

Reservations for Sky Garden Grille will be suggested for social distance seating. To make your reservation, please call 609-783-8000.

Your Guide to #OceanACEats Take-out

Great stays and good food go hand and hand. Satisfy your cravings for classic #OceanACEats with the following take out dining options:

Breakfast / Brunch

Breakfasts that brighten up any morning are easy to come by at Ocean Casino Resort–the most difficult part is deciding which spot to choose from! Watch the rolling waves and soak up the summer sunlight while feasting on any of the below take out breakfast options at the Sky Garden, The Brow, or The Boardwalk. If it rains, we’ve got you covered! Take your breakfast out to The Garage at 5th City Side for shelter, tables, and seating.

  1. Harper’s – The brunch destination of Atlantic City, Harper’s, now to-go! Take your pick from tasty French toast, egg sandwich and omelet options, a fruit plate, and more until 12 p.m.
  2. District GrilleNew! Stop by District Grille for a taste of our new specialty egg sandwiches on your choice of a brioche bun, wrap or croissant. Plus, wake up with some freshly brewed Italian LavAzza coffee.
  3. Lobby Brew – A fast, one-stop-shop to recaffeinate and pick up some tasty breakfast sandwiches before exploring all Ocean has to offer. Lobby Brew is a short walk away from the Fire Pits or Sky Garden. 
  4. The Grind – Proudly serves Starbucks! A quick service, flavor-filled coffee-shop that offers a variety of tea and coffee favorites, as well as an array of pastries, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches.
  5. Frosé Coffee BarNew! Located on the Lobby Level, this Daiquiri Bar turned breakfast spot is serving up freshly brewed coffee, cappuccino, & hot teas, in addition to danishes, muffins, and croissants to kick off your day.

Lunch / Dinner

    1. Harper’s New! Harper’s is now open for dinner, dishing out an array of salads, burgers, wings and more.
    2. Bites + Brews Food and Beer TrucksStop by the food trucks at Ocean for good eats, treats, and guaranteed outdoor summer fun. Grab a quick bite by the boardwalk while watching the waves crash along the shore, or cool down with a refreshing Bud Lite or Stella from the beer truck. Craving something sweet? There’s a truck for that too! Check out these local food trucks daily, rain, or shine.
    3. Pit Boss, Beer & Fish Fry Located on the casino floor, Pit Boss BBQ, Beer & Fish Fry is your go-to quick meal location, offering an array of delicious BBQ and seafood favorites, including Smoked Brisket and Baby Back Ribs to-go! 
    4. Rocco’s Italian Kitchen & Market – Whether it be for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack, Rocco’s has got you covered. Pick up made-to-order sandwiches and salads, pizzas, hot subs, and other Italian specialties.
    5. Sky Garden Grille Coming soon! Relax, dine, and drink. Set on three acres of beautiful landscape overlooking the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean, the Sky Garden Grille becomes the newest addition to the all-new Sky Garden. Enjoy menu items like salads, burgers, ribs + more.
    6. Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi – Take-out the best Zhen Bang has to offer, with options like dim sum, sushi, and noodles.
    7. Zhen Bang Express New! Hotel Guests only. A selection of favorite Zhen Bang dishes delivered directly to your hotel room!
    8. Wahlburgers – Burgers, sandwiches, and frappes to-go! Wahlburgers’ chef-inspired menu offers delicious burgers and so much more made with only fresh ground beef, high-quality ingredients, and lots of love.

Happy Hour*

  1. Beer Truck – The Bites + Brews Food and Beer Trucks have rolled into Ocean Casino Resort. Visit our Beer Truck for a refreshing cup of Bud Light or Stella to enjoy outdoors.
  2. Outdoor Lobby Bar – Nestle by our Lobby fire pits, the Outdoor Lobby Bar features the same flare as our indoor Lobby Bar, just outdoors! Stop by for your favorite beer or cocktail.
  3. Sky Garden Bar Sky Garden Outdoor Bar offers cocktails, fire pits, picnic tables, and seating for you to enjoy.
  4. The Boardwalk Pool Bar – Experience the all-new outdoor Boardwalk Pool Bar, located just off the Boardwalk, every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to midnight. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or frozen drink poolside.

For hours and additional information, visit https://www.theoceanac.com/hours/.

*Please drink responsibly. Must be 21 or older.

 

5 Best Breakfast Spots – Summer 2020

Breakfasts that brighten up any morning are easy to come by at Ocean Casino Resort–the most difficult part is deciding which spot to choose from! Watch the rolling waves and soak up the summer sunlight while feasting on any of the below take out breakfast options at the Sky Garden, The Brow, or The Boardwalk. If it rains, we’ve got you covered! Take your breakfast out to The Garage at 5th City Side for shelter, tables, and seating.

Without further ado, here are the 5 absolute best breakfast spots to jumpstart the day at Ocean:

  1. Harper’s – The brunch destination of Atlantic City, Harper’s, now to-go! Take your pick from tasty egg sandwich options, French toast, a fruit plate, and more.
  2. District Grille – New! Stop by District Grille for a taste of our new specialty egg sandwiches on your choice of a brioche bun, wrap or croissant. Plus, wake up with some freshly brewed Italian LavAzza coffee.
  3. Lobby Brew – a fast, one-stop-shop to recaffeinate and pick up some tasty breakfast sandwiches before exploring all Ocean has to offer. Lobby Brew is a short walk away from the Fire Pits or Sky Garden. 
  4. The Grind – A quick service, flavor-filled coffee-shop that proudly serves Starbucks favorites, as well as an array of pastries, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches.
  5. Frosé Coffee Bar – New! Located on the Lobby Level, this Daiquiri Bar turned breakfast spot is serving up freshly brewed coffee, cappuccino, & hot teas, in addition to danishes, muffins, and croissants to kick off your day.

For restaurant hours and additional information, please visit www.theoceanac.com/hours. 

1927 Speakeasy Drink Recipes

The only thing more spectacular than the entertainers in Ocean Casino Resort’s twenties-themed speakeasy, 1927  Speakeasy, is the venue’s specialty cocktails. Garnished with unique herbs and brûléed to perfection, these specialty drinks have been drawing crowds since they first debuted in the fall of 2019.

Now, we want to let you in on a speakeasy secret–the recipes to two of 1927’s specialty drinks, Mickey Finn and Getaway Car! Keep reading to learn how you can recreate these roarin’ recipes at home.

Mickey Finn

• 1.5 oz of Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom Vodka
• .5 oz of lychee liqueur
• .5 oz of yuzu syrup
• 1 oz of pomegranate juice
• 2 oz ginger beer
 
Shake all ingredients in a shaker, then pour over ice. Top with ginger beer & garnish with a Buzz Button!

 

Getaway Car

•  2 oz Hennessy VSOP
•  1 oz vanilla syrup
•  .5 oz lemon juice
• 1 oz peach schnapps
•  3 dashes fennel bitters

Shake and strain over coupe glass then (optional) brûlée an orange wheel on top.

Must be 21 or older. Please drink responsibly. 

Happy Hour Just Got Happier

There’s nothing quite like a good happy hour with friends at the end of a long workday. Luckily, delicious and affordable happy hour specials can be found every day of the week at the Atlantic City beachfront property, Ocean Casino Resort! Grab a buddy, or the whole squad, and head over to experience the following dining options and specials.

Modern Italian restaurant, Dolce Mare, will be offering happy hour specials at the bar, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.* Enjoy $9 cocktails and $9 small plates like the Meatball Slider with broccoli rabe, parmigiano and peperonata aioli, Shrimp Skewers with peppers, zucchini, and tomato salsa, Burrata Bruschetta with tomato jam and basil pesto, a Prosciutto Plate and more!*

 *Excludes Saturdays and Holidays.

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This newest happy hour location joins Ocean’s long list of delectable and fun happy hours across the property! Visit Jose Garces’ Spanish culinary masterpiece, Amada, every Friday, Sunday & Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to enjoy ½ off tapas and ½ drinks while enjoying the panoramic sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Over at the charming steakhouse, American Cut, happy hour-goers can indulge in $7 bites at the bar every Tuesday thru Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate “Taco Tuesday” daily! For a more casual atmosphere, the famous Distrito taco truck offers a daily happy hour consisting of $2 tacos & $2 margaritas with an Ocean Rewards Club Card from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. every day. *

*Dine-in only. Chicken and pork tacos only. Must be 21+ for an Ocean Rewards Card. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Finally, rock n’ roll gastropub, Villain & Saint, is rocking Atlantic City with its Sunday, Monday and Thursday happy hour from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., and Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dive into $1 oysters and $7 appetizers & drinks, plus, take advantage of a $19.99 1.25lb Lobster Special daily.

Must be 21 or older. Please drink responsibly. All Ocean Casino Resort happy hours exclude holidays. 

Which #OceanACEats happy hour will you try first? For more information on happy hours and Ocean Casino Resort, visit www.theoceanac.com, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TheOceanAC, or on Facebook at Ocean Casino Resort.

 

The 5 Best Breakfast Spots at Ocean

5 Best Breakfast Spots at Ocean Casino Resort

Mornings are a little merrier at the Atlantic City beachfront property, Ocean Casino Resort, perhaps because they start off with breakfasts at some of the best restaurants in the city. From delectable pancakes, to endless egg options and the crispiest of bacon, here are the 5 absolute best breakfast spots to jumpstart the day at Ocean.

  1. Café 500a breakfast, brunch & lunch gem offering an expansive menu, including Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, the Traditional Eggs Bennie and Three Buttermilk Pancakes with a choice of blueberries or chocolate chips.
  2. Harper’sthe brunch destination of Atlantic City, Harper’s, offers not only the tastiest breakfast options, but the most photo-worthy. Take your pick from omelets, pancakes, French toast, benedicts, waffles–the list goes on!
  3. Lobby Brewa fast, one-stop-shop to re-caffeinate and pick up some tasty breakfast sandwiches before exploring all Ocean has to offer.
  4. Wahlburgersknown for its burgers and tater tots, Wahlburgers also serves up sweet and savory breakfast dishes on the weekend, like the Nutella-stuffed “Elvis In The Building” French toast and the farm-fresh egg and sausage patty-filled “Our Breakfast Sandwich.”
  5. The Grinda quick service, flavor-filled coffee-shop that proudly serves Starbucks favorites, as well as an array of pastries, bagels and breakfast sandwiches.

Plant-Based & Vegetarian Menu Selections Guide

Your Guide to all things Vegan & Vegetarian at Ocean

Everyone knows that eating vegetables is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but what about other foods derived from plants such as nuts, seeds, beans and grains? Cue the plant-based diet, or plant forward eating patterns, which focuses on incorporating more (or all) plant-based, natural and whole foods into one’s diet for health and environmental benefits.

It is a diet and lifestyle that has been practiced for centuries and has only been increasing in popularity. Even media mogul Oprah Winfrey has taken the plant-based diet on by storm by initiating the 30-Day Plant Based Challenge, encouraging others to eat at least one plant-based meal per day.  

Did you know at Ocean Casino Resort, plant-based, vegan and vegetarian food options are available at almost every dining outlet. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just experimenting with plant-based eating, we invite you to get a taste of the following dishes.

Amada

Panoramic ocean views, Spanish tapas-style food, and plant-based dining options–Amada is truly an experience unlike any other. Followers of the vegan diet can start the night off with a heaping bowl of Spanish Olives, or an Ensalada Verde, a green salad mixed with asparagus, avocado, favas, and green beans. The Verduras section of the menu is friendly to both vegans and vegetarians alike, consisting of items like Zanahorias (carrot and quinoa salad with avocados), Garbanzos con Espinacas (chickpeas with spinach) and Caullini a la Plantxa (sweet stem cauliflower).

Additionally, vegetarians can dive into an entire menu full of cheese options, and a plate of fan favorite Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes).

American Cut

Ocean’s famous steak house, American Cut, offers delicious sides and plant-based options, beginning with their Carrot Glazed Carrot, Fries and Broccoli Rabe. 

For vegetarian options, the filling and refreshing OG 1924 Hotel Caesar, Burrata and Chopped salads do not disappoint.

The District

Quick-service Simply Salads recently unveiled its newest vegan menu item, The Roasted Veggie Wrap. Additionally, all make-your-own salads from Simply Salads can be created vegan or vegetarian, so pile those toppings high!

Dolce Mare

Did you know the Chef at Dolce Mare will create customized vegan plates upon request? Simply let the server know of your dietary needs and the kitchen will do the rest!

Harper’s 

The most important meal of the day has its plant-based options, too! Choose from Harper’s famous Daily Smoothie* or a Seasonal Fruit Plate to get a boost of plant-based vitamins in the morning. For vegetarian options, Harper’s Vegetarian Omelet is packed with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, grilled asparagus and marinated heirloom tomatoes. The plates do not stop there–vegetarians can choose from an Egg White Omelet, Poached Pear Waffle, Vanilla Chia Seed Bowl and Steel Cut Oatmeal, as well as a selection of pancakes, waffles and French toast.

*Daily Smoothie changes daily. Be sure to confirm with your server that dairy is absent from smoothie.

Villain & Saint 

Like Dolce Mare, rock n’ roll gastropub, Villain & Saint, also prepares customized vegan plates upon request. Ask your server for more details. 

Wahlburgers

Sit around and make memories at Wahlburger’s Ocean location, while also enjoying their Impossible Burger, containing a plant-based 1/4lb patty, smoked cheddar*, lettuce, caramelized onions, housemade chili spiced tomatoes and Paul’s signature wahl sauce.

Additional sides and options include Tater Tots, Crispy Yukon French Fries, Thin Crispy Onion Rings and Sweet Potato Tots. Vegetarians can also enjoy a separate Vegetarian Menu for themselves, including items like the Portobello Sandwich (make it vegan when not asking for cheese!), Mac ‘N Cheese, Alma’s Macaroni Salad, Grilled Cheese, and an array of Frappes and Floats. Just ask your server!

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Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi

The next time Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi is calling your name, answer it with a Cucumber Avocado Roll, Edamame, and some Vegetable Spring Rolls. Dive into an entire vegetarian section on the menu, consisting of plates like String Beans with Garlic, Tofu with Mixed Vegetables, Szechuan Spicy Tofu and Vegetable Lo Mein. *

*Some dishes may be cooked and prepared using oil and equipment that meat may have been cooked in. Ask your server for more details.

To learn more about Ocean Casino Resort’s 20+ dining options and menus, please visit theoceanac.com/restaurants. Which plant-based dish are you most excited to try?

Everything You Need To Know About Ocean Eats Restaurant Week

Everything You Need To Know About Ocean Eats Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week has been extended! Enjoy discounted meals at participating restaurants until Nov. 15th!

Nothing brings people together more than good food, and Ocean Casino Resort has plenty of it. With over 20 of the best dining options in Atlantic City to choose from, including Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Amada and Distrito, Michelin-star Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Villain & Saint, plus the swanky and sophisticated American Cut Steakhouse, restaurant goers’ taste buds are in for a treat.

It’s safe to say the dining at Ocean is exceptional, and what better way to recognize this than dedicating nearly a week to showcasing its restaurants with delicious menus at reduced pricing. Cue Ocean Eats Restaurant Week, a six-day celebration of Ocean’s culinary scene from Sunday to Friday, Nov. 3-8, which has now been extended to Nov. 15th!

The Scoop on Ocean Eats Restaurant Week

Ocean Eats Restaurant Week patrons will have multiple dining options to choose from, like $39 dinner menus from American Cut, Amada, and Dolce Mare, and even $24 dinner specials at Villain + Saint and Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi. This dining celebration is a fantastic opportunity to try a new restaurant or return to one of your favorites. Tag #OceanACEats and @oceanaceats to share your Ocean Eats Restaurant Week dining experience.

The scenic, Spanish inspired Amada, Chef Jose Garces’ culinary masterpiece, offers entrée selections like crab-stuffed peppers with toasted almonds, and crispy roasted pork, while famed American Cut serves a 6oz filet mignon with roasted fingerling potatoes and two dessert options.

Try out the menu at modern Italian restaurant, Dolce Mare, which includes three appetizer selections including mussels marinara and Dolce meatballs, plus Pappardelle alla Bolognese and traditional Chicken Parmigiana featured in its entrée selections.

The $24 dinner special at rock n’ roll music hall and gastropub Villain & Saint features out-of-the-box creations to choose from like grilled Peruvian style chicken thighs served with smoked bacon cilantro rice, crispy yucca, and avocado salsa verde. The three-course deal at Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi includes vegetable spring rolls and wonton soup as appetizers, and Szechuan spicy fish in the entrée selections, plus mochi trio for dessert. Yum!

*All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages, and gratuity. Menus and pricing are subject to change.

Everything New at Ocean During Restaurant Week

After filling up on Ocean Eats Restaurant Week dinner, take a stroll around Ocean and discover the exciting new promotions and activities the property has to offer.

Food is the foundation of happiness, and starting Nov. 8, Ocean is getting even happier with new Happy Hour offerings! From 5-7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Sunday, sit back and relax with ½ off tapas from Amada’s already discounted Happy Hour Menu. The specials don’t stop there­: Distrito’s ever-popular $2 tacos and $2 margaritas are still available, along with $1+ happy hour deals at Villain & Saint, plus $7 bar bites at American Cut. For full details, visit TheOceanAC.com.

Feeling photogenic? Ocean has new photo and social media opportunities too! During the month of October, team members held a Cans for a Cause by Ocean drive to collect canned goods for donation to the Community Foodbank of South Jersey. On November 8, a sculpture of these cans will be on display in the Hotel Lobby. Better hurry, this sculpture will only be available until Nov. 25, when it will then be dismantled and donated to fight hunger in South Jersey.

Need a break from all the eating? Take a trip to table games and check out Blackjack Surrender, now available at all blackjack tables! In fact, Ocean Casino Resort is the only casino in Atlantic City to offer blackjack surrender to every blackjack player. To learn more, visit TheOceanAC.com.

*Must be 21+. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

Ocean Eats Restaurant week is the week to experience Ocean’s world-class restaurants and dining options. Bring the important people in your life together by savoring the good food Ocean has to offer. Make your reservations today at TheOceanAC.com.