Last week was Atlantic City Restaurant Week and I’m lucky enough to live in the area. I was able to come home a little early from school (to avoid a snowstorm that never came), and this gave me the chance to tag along with my sister to Steve & Cookie’s Restaurant in Margate, NJ. We had been there for the first time ever back in January for my mom’s birthday but I never wrote about it, even though I loved it!
The décor is very warm and cozy. It has the look and feel of an old historic home on one side of the building and a slightly more up-scale feel on the other side. They had live music both nights we were there.
For Restaurant week, there is a set menu that is $15.13 for lunch and $33.13 for dinner for 3 courses (there is generally at least 2 choices for each course). Back in January, I loved the food (regular menu). I ordered the special that day – the Lamb Shank – and it was one of the best I’ve had!
This time around, I got the Butter Poached Clams while my sister got the Lobster Mac & Cheese for appetizers. Both top of the line dishes. The Mac & Cheese was very large though and could be easily shared with others (or even had for a meal!).
For dinner, most of the table got Leidy’s Double-Cut Stuffed Pork Chop with “granny smith apples. applewood smoked bacon, farmhouse white cheddar, smashed sweet potatoes, Jack Daniels glaze”.
It was absolutely delicious! Sadly, mine was a little undercooked because it was slightly thicker than the others served. I could have sent it back but I just kept it for lunch the next day and cooked it more before eating it. No problem! I’m sure they would have helped me out if I had said something but it was no big deal to me.
For dessert, I ordered the Brownie Pie which they are known for. It is basically a brownie baked in a cookie crust. I got it the first time I was there also but with ice cream on top which really added a special touch. Definitely get it “a la mode”!
Sorry for the dull photos. It was dark once our food was served and I won’t use my flash in such a nice restaurant! I learned only after this dinner that there is an “indoor” setting on my phone camera!
So, Steve & Cookie’s is now on of my new favorites in the area for high end dining. We have lots of restaurants in the casinos but I like the feel of an old, local place. The food was delicious and well worth the cost. All of the servers and staff were attentive but not overbearing. It is a little on the higher side price-wise with my Lamb Shank at $28. (Remember the Restaurant Week price is a special thing) but still affordable for a special night out. I will definitely be going back!
Steve & Cookie’s
9700 Amherst Avenue • Margate City • NJ • (609) 823-1163