Marie Nicole's
Marie Nicole's

Marie Nicole's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marienicoles.com/
  • Phone: 6095225425
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: one private dining room seats up to 65 people
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie 6095225425x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free on-site parking and additional street parking.
A word from Marie Nicole's
Voted "Best of the Shore" by Philadelphia Magazine and South Jersey Magazine, Marie Nicole's has been a seashore favorite for years. Offering fabulous Steak, Chops, Seafood & Martinis. This eight time winner of Wine Spectator Magazine's 'Award of Excellence' pairs their wines with contemporary american cuisine. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail at the extended bar - now featuring a new bar menu. Savor summer nights on the terrace with friends and family. Reservations Recommended.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Marie Nicole's reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)fit for foodies (32)romantic (29)neighborhood gem (28)notable wine list (21)great for outdoor dining (17)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Nhoff
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A great meal.. The duck quesadilla was incredible. The dill potato soup was fantastic. We had the seafood fra diavolo and penne Gorgonzola. Both entrees far exceeded our expectations. The crime brûlée fell a little short. The el diablo was to die for.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Bill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have gone to Marie Nicole's Several times in the past. My wife wanted to have our Anniversary dinner there, just the two of us. It was excellent. We had drinks at the bar and then sat down. Dinner was terrific. Our waitress knew it was out anniversary and made the experience special. With apologies , I don't remember her name. Our dealings with the entire staff was very nice. We, of course, will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snowbird
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Way too much salt on the Carpaccio (sent it back) and the Veal Milanese. Inappropriate music selection for a restaurant intending to be "fine dining." Tired looking. Disappointed with the exception of a very professional individual who waited on us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visitors from Pittsburgh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We stay in the Wildwood Crest area every so many years. We've visited Marie Nicole's the last two trips and loved it. Food is great, great experience the The Crest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice spot
    stevethefolkie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food, intetesting cocktails, strong waitstaff, worth the 5 hour drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot !
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Just an overall good experience. Would recommend and will definitely be back .
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beyond Disappointing
    Candygb
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Discouraging/ unwelcoming hostess. Dirty/cloudy drinking glasses with the offer of specialty water. Drink order incorrect olives instead of twist. Crab Lobster appetizer - horrible. Colored tasteless mayo slathered over fresh seafood with bad relish. The Avocado relish tasted like spoiled/fermented cilantro covered up with straight salt. Mentioned to waiter, Carlos. "That's too bad. I'll let the kitchen know." Hardly worth 18 price. Swordfish special tasted poorly fried in old oil. Greasy with a thick unpleasant crust. Crab cakes mostly filler, small and lacking in seasoning. Asparagus more raw than crisp/tender. Mashed potatoes tasted like doctored instant. Desperately in need of Godon Ramsey.
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  • Not up to expectations...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have been to Marie Nicole's several times over the years and it has been a must do whenever we visit Diamond Beach. It has always been a special place but this visit was a disappointment . The food was ordinary at best and the service was so slow with each course it was annoying, and the restaurant was not full. I don't know what happened this time and hope they can get back on track.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We ordered three different entrees and had three bad experiences. Top pasta dishes were less than good and the steak entree was pretty mediocre. It was worth a shot since it is so close to our summer home, but a return trip is unlikely. Service was great--very attentive. The problem is in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, fabulous drinks
    jerseygirl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    All of the food was delicious, but the drinks were even better. I particularly love the key lime and peach martinis. During this visit, sadly, they ran out of their yummy bread/rolls. Also, the service is slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dvinc
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Oysters were not very good. Everything else was excellent.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was pretentious and disappointing. Everything, including wine and appetizers, was over priced. Still, I think it remains popular.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant on the Crest!
    MPaulJCVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The house salad is one of the best I've ever had: sublime dressing, delicious pine nuts. Fish of the day was a lovely salmon done in a simple yet delicious pesto sauce while my wife loved the crab cake entrée. Throw in a couple of tasty martinis (MN is technically in Lower Township so they have a liquor license.) OUR FAVORITE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I remember everyone raving about this place a year or two ago. So when looking last minute restaurant ideas I came onto open table and looked at the menu. The menu made my decision to try it instead of another place I'd never been. Well the menu on open table has not been updated and is not completely the same as the restaurant menu. Apps were just so/so. I ordered tuna and it came out slimmy and it was not pink but purple in coloring. As my bf pointed out it tastes like dish water and wasn't even eye appealing. For the first time ever I sent it back. The waitress was more than nice about it. The restaurant then prepared me a filet mignon. The filet was cooked perfect medium and very juicy but it was very bland. The waitress was wonderful.
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  • 39th Anniversary
    JRMurphy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for a good place to go for our 39th Anniversary and we found the place at MN's. We were seated right away and were given the attention you would expect from a fine establishment. Amy and Kim were outstanding in the services they provided and answered all of our questions. Drinks were greats, the food excellent. We also felt that Marie's was not as expensive as we thought. Full course filet dinner with apps, drinks , desert and tip was $200 We will be back with friends
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • First Bad Meal
    RICHEVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have to say this was the first bad meal I have ever had here. Veal was tasteless. My wife's pasta was so spicy she could only eat a small amount. I had soup that was also tasteless. Our reservation was for 8 PM. We arrived at 7:45 and we're told it will be 20 minute wait. This is while I looked around at five empty tables. We stood outside because the bar was packed. At 8:10 I went in to ask what was going on, there are now seven empty tables. Hostess says I looked all over for you. We were the only ones standing outside. Probably won't be going back this season, too many other places to try out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a fantastic anniversary dinner ! They served our dessert with a candle in it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gotta Go
    RICHEVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    MN is one of the places you got to go to when in the Wildwoods. Seafood, steaks and some Italian. A nice mix.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuntNorey708
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our experience at Marie Nicole's. Great food, great service, and a very nice ambiance.
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    special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    peanut
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was disappointed with the food, as I recall being there before, the food was very good
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marie Nicoles
    CapeMay2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was cold and grossly over priced. I had the ciopollino, and it certainly was not fresh seafood as one would expect. I should have known when we walked in and there wasn't one person at the bar. This restaurant wont last too much longer.... Burger King is more edible.
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  • foodies
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were very disappointed in the restaurant. This is a vacationers trap. Extremely over priced and not a very varied selection of meal choices.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I had heard about this restaurant and finally decided to try it. The food was OK, but not for the price.
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  • Great service
    Moni
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We has a wonderful experience. Food was good. Wish they had a larger menu but what we had was delicious. The staff was so helpful with our dinner selections and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner the "Civilized" way
    botgie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We took our friends to Marie Nicole's to thank them for their hospitality (We stayed in Stone Harbor with them for a week). Food and service were both excellent. Nice wine selection. We sat outdoors as it was such a pleasant evening. We were not rushed at all even though it was a fairly busy Friday night. All-in-all, a very civilized dinner. No loud music or raucous children to mar the serenity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
    restaurantrover
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The dishes we have ordered there for years, and frankly have not minded paying the ridiculous high prices for, have drastically changed. Not only was the food cold, but it all looked like it had just been thrown together on the plate. Worse than the food's being carelessly presented, was the fact that the waitress seemed like she had no idea what to do. Our salad was served with the appetizer, we had to ask for the rolls, my cocktail was served to me at least 10 minutes after I ordered it,and at the end, she had to "try to find" the doggie bag that we had requested 20 minutes prior to our leaving. Unfortunately, we will be crossing one of our favorite dining spots off of our list forever!
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  • Good food, disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had specifically called ahead to make sure that they could accommodate someone in our party with a gluten allergy and were told that they absolutely could and the server could help us. The server was very little help. In fact, she served us an appetizer that clearly contained bread on it even after we asked her to check with the chef. She pointed to 3 options on the menu for entrees without even offering to check to see if the chef could do anything else. I must say that what we had was delicious and it wouldn't discourage us from eating there again, but it was quite disappointing that they didn't better cater to someone with food allergies.
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  • Marie Nicole's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nice place and good service. Good menu choices. Fried calamari was best I ever had and by far the highlight of the meal. Unfortunately my filet special was undercooked and cold in the center and my husband's cowboy steak was overdone. Sent mine back and they reheated it, but so disappointing that both steaks were not prepared well. Since out entrees were a flop I don't think we'll go back with so many other great restaurants in the area to choose from.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy with high quality food!
    KRVLVSCKD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was a great find! We had a wonderful evening!
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Over priced for what is served. Quality is questionable. Service was horrible. Paid for a full portion, ate half, asked to take it to go and they threw it away. Wouldn't do anything about the bill. Food was very average. Much better resturaurants in the area.
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  • Dissapointing
    catwizVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I was so looking forward to trying this place. We have summer home nearby. Having read previous reviews I expect I was so looking forward to trying this place. We recently purchased a summer home nearby. I was warned about the bland decor by previous reviewers. Really ,put some pictures on the walls! I did expect a great meal but my fish was raw in the middle and this was not tuna. They did apologize and offered to replace the meal but for me dinner was done. Kinda turned my stomach. Husbands filet mignon was good, so I ate some of his. He is so good to me. Sorry but not likely I will return. There are many other choices. Y
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No Seafood Risotto!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    New menu is missing one of their best dishes, Seafood Risotto! Very disappointing. The dish I selected was just ok (sausage pasta). My husbands was good (penne gorgonzola).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Marie Nicole's reviews archive.
  • Not what I heard
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I hear a lot about Marie Nichole's. Maybe it was an off night. We had the lobster Qeusadilla. Th elobster was overcooked and dry. The Eggplant Napoleon was quite good. The Gorgonzola pasta was overpowering with the cheese. It became too much after a few bites. The dessert sounded ordinary so we skipped it.
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  • Good food, Great Service!
    bigtimefoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been enjoying Marie Nicole's for some years now. Most of the time, the food is good. Occasionally there is an entree that is not as great as others. The only complaint I really have is that they really need to update the interior. The window coverings are so outdated, I am thinking they are over 20 years old and the colors are all too dark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be stingy with the bread
    Cbacpa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was good, services was fair. Price was Atlantic City. Stingy with bread and water.... Like a prison
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  • Dining experience
    jojones
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    we had 9 people at Marie Nicoles....the soups were great. the special was tile fish which was good but a little dry. The $30 menu was a bit restrictive with choices. Service was great especially with a large group. small area for dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great area
    SeashoreDiamondsVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was great, service terrific. Drinks are over priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location and setting
    ReggieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Four of us arrived for an evening meal and were seated promptly at a nice table. Cocktails were outstanding and there were oysters, salads, steaks and some fish. Very enjoyable, we will definitely be back.
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  • A Gem on the Island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    When we entered the restaurant, the hostess was very gracious. I did not know I had to make a request for the outside dining & she found us a table outside. The waiter was very accomodating & the food was fabulous. I had 2 specials & the appetizer & dinner were superb. This is one of the best restaurants on the island. The cuisine is different & Excellent! A little high priced but you get what you pay for.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our dinner was very enjoyable. I took advantage of the restaurant week special. The dressing on the salad was delicious (and the size was quite large). I had the pesto pork loin chop - very good, and my husband had the seafood risotto which he would highly recommend. We sat on the patio to take advantage of the early summer night breeze. Will definitely be back
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.