In the Winter I’m all about staying in, keeping warm and enjoying a glass of wine in the comfort of my sweatpants. But by the end of February I find myself itching to get dressed up (dressy jeans, people I’m not totally crazy), throw on some heels and go out for a good meal. I think everyone feels this way as the winter starts to wind down, which is probably why Atlantic City Restaurant Week is held the first week in March.
The Basics on Atlantic City Restaurant Week
Atlantic City restaurant week runs from March 5th – March 10th 2017 . Participating restaurants offer 3 course menus for the week that are specially priced at $15.17 per person for lunch and $35.17 per person for dinner. Not all restaurants participate in the lunch option, though we think lunch makes a perfect day date, so make sure to check the full list of restaurants participating in Atlantic City Restaurant Week.
Insider Info on Atlantic City Restaurant Week
- Do lunch, the portions are great, the places are less crowded and often times there is some crossover between the dinner menu. Day dates are awesome.
- If you are on a budget pick a BYOB because those drinks can add up.
- Often times a restaurant will say you can do anything on the menu at restaurant week pricing.
- Reservations are crucial.
- Most restaurants have their Restaurant Week menus online.
- Some restaurants extend restaurant week another week or two, so be on the look out for possible extensions.
Jersey Girls 10 Picks for Atlantic City Restaurant Week:
Why? Because their drinks are amazing and they do lunch, day drinking GO!
Why? Sinatra-esque atmosphere and delicious martinis. Jul wants to add that they once went to the Fort Lauderdale location and her father still laments the meatball that he never had.
Why? The martini menu is on point and they do a great twist on classic bar food. Jul says, the upstairs reminds her of the restaurant in Love Actually where Aurelia is proposed to while she works.
Why? Happy Hour starts at 11:30 and they are offering a lunch special. I’ll drink to that.
Why? Old school AC charm, this place is a classic.
Why? Japanese tapas, where each one is more delicious than the last. Who knew small plates could be so filling?
Why? Not your typical Italian restaurant, that never disappoints, stop by Bootleggers next door and grab a bottle of wine.
Why? Bring a bit of Havana to South Jersey, bonus it comes with salsa dancing and mojitos.
We Both Picked
Why? Like stepping back in time to a prohibition era speak easy, the Iron Room has craft cocktails you won’t find anywhere else, a beer and wine selection that will have you wanting just one more drink and food that makes it one of the best restaurants in the county.
We would love to see where you go for Atlantic City Restaurant week, use #jerseygirlsdrink to share where you are dining on Instagram.