This was our first visit.
This was our first visit. Food was outstanding.
We were also the first to use the on-line reservation.
The meal took a little longer than we would have liked.
Our sever was very professional and very good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Very Good Overall
Marie Nicole's has consistently offered exceptional food for the many years we've dined there. The main menu/specials offer pleasing presentations of well-paired flavor combinations and quality seafoods/meats. The Prix Fixe menu (all dinner hours) delivers an above average selection of soup/salad, main entree and basic dessert for $30. Service is courteous/professional. The food is what draws us there, but the wine list is sufficiently varied to please most. This summer there is a beautiful new extended bar, although less seating for dining. Reservations are a must unless you don't mind waiting at the bar. For WC, this is definitely an upscale experience that is sure to please. We'll be back even more often now that MN's joined OpenTable.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Summer with a little class
Marie Nicole's is a nice step up from the typical shore vacation restaurant. It's not the fried shrimp and crab cakes with diners in sloppy clothes and flip-flops. New expanded and improved bar is very inviting and a good place to have cocktails before or after dinner. The wait staff is attractive and very professional.
The restaurant is small (it does have an outside porch area) so make reservations.
This is our favorite place to go when we visit Wildwood Crest.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good as usual
My husband has the seafood risotto and I had the filet. Both were good. My filet was a tad over medium rare, but still was tasty. We shared the scallops with mango chutney appetizer. This was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant. Given the price point,however, they should enforce a better dress code. T-shirts, really?
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marie Nicoles from a foodie!
Service great! Outdoor area was pleasant.
Our appetizers were great. My Ahi Tuna Steak Tartar was wonderful. One of the best I have had! Great flavor, well peppered and a hint of a lemon? Just as fresh as could be. My date had the Macaroni and Cheese. It was awesome. The spicy addition of ham led to a wonderful surprise for us, with a terrific seasoned dish. I am sure his daughter who is a food blogger will want to hear about that one!I ordered the chicken. Well cooked, good taste but quite bland. I found it disappointing. My mashed potato were simple and the dish arrived after such wonderful appetizers, it was not what I had hoped. My date had the Sworfish..good overcooked. Dessert was one of the best cheesecakes ever! Get it!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a visit
The horseradish encrusted swordfish was cooked perfectly and placed over a layer of wasabi mashed potatoes. The two flavors worked well with each other. The tiramisu dessert, though small, was delicious. The entrees are on the pricey side but the meal was worth it. I would definitely eat here again.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed cocktails, shared
Enjoyed cocktails, shared plates and wines with friends. One of the better places we have been recently.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were wonderful. However sitting inside was like sitting in an enclosed space. The dark brown burlap like window shade made for an unpleasant dining experience. Dining room with dark and cold. You could not open the window shade And the little bit that emitted light revealed an overgrown Garden very unappetizing to look at. It's a good thing the food at this place is so good because the decor is not. So if you don't care what the place looks like but like Great food made to order this is a place for you
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner at Marie Nicole's
Wonderful dinner for my husband's birthday. The food was excellent, the service great! I might suggest that it is a little dark in the indoor dining room...needed the flashlight app to see the menu! But that did make for a romantic dinner as well.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marie Nicole's never disappoints, the staff is always friendly and makes you feel at home.
The food and drinks are flavorful and worth every penny. Don't come here and expect to leave with doggy bag, an empty plate and full satisfied stomach are all you leave with.
Fine dining without being pretentious. If you have the means I highly recommend making a stop here.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great! Nut friendly too!
It's in what seems to be what was once somebody's house but the food and service more than made up for it. Staff was very accommodating of my son's nut allergy.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Our server was a real pro. Handled a small problem promptly and courteously. Food was great. I will go back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd recommend this restaurant
Food was very good and the service was outstanding. Our server was excellent, responding knowledgeably to our questions about the food choices and wine list. Negatives: I know this is a Jersey Shore vacation restaurant, but if they want to be a little more of an upscale dining spot they should enforce a better dress code than the Crest Tavern's. Also, since the tables are relatively close together in this restaurant it might be nice to request cell phones be turned off. Two people took cell phone calls near us while we were dining there. These two factors were the main reasons for our low score for ambience. Overall, though, a good dining experience and we'd recommend it to our friends.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat at Marie Nicoles at
We eat at Marie Nicoles at least a couple of times over the summer season. We always leave there raving about the food and service. The food is some of the best we have ever had -- the calamari and crab cakes to name a few. This time we brought friends who dine extensively and they cannot wait to come back. The service is impressive with the server's attention to detail. We especially like the server Alyssa, who goes out of her way to make your dining experience exceptional.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
WW Crest MUST TRY
Great atmosphere and food is out of this world. We went twice in the last month and both times the food and service were great. Love the consistency. The new bar area is a great place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Dining outside was very comfortable and quite intimate.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this upscale restauant several times while vacationing in Diamond Beach. The food is consistently very good. The ambience is romantic with low candle lighting. The staff is very attentive and obviously trained well prior to serving any customers. The bar is attractive and drinks were done well. Recommended for special occassions or a night out without the children.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Repeat customer - very good food
Have dined there several times (4+) this summer with friends. Many good experiences. Especially when 8 of us shared appetizers and entrees. When the restaurant gets crowded service really slows. This visit dinners took about 1 and 1/2 hours to receive. Food was warm not hot. Overall generally very good but not always consistent.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection. Perfect table for our anniversary celebration. Perfect dishes. Wonderful service. Attention to detail. Becoming an annual go to.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not one complaint, food was amazing and that's rare in a shore town! Everything was fresh and homemade! The service was excellent. A little pricey but worth it for a nice night out!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been k Marie Nicole's several times and always enjoyed a fine meal. The newly expanded bar area is a gret place to have a drink before dinner. The outside eating area is a much better place to sit than inside. The inside is dark and confined
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous meal; a little noisy, but good food close to home.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best in the Crest
Went for a birthday dinner and had a fabulous time. Drinks were outstanding, steaks, veal chop and tuna were delicious. We will definitely go back.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food for a price
Service was attentive but a bit slow. Clams and oysters on the half shell were fresh and delicious. NY strip steak was ordered medium rare but was overcooked. Pork chop was also overcooked. Seafood risoto was fabulous. Overall the high prices require perfection and they missed the mark.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The expanded bar is great,
The expanded bar is great, gives everyone a chance to have a pre-dinner cocktail. We dined outside, usually my husband won't eat outside, we both enjoyed it. The good was delicious. Can't wait till our next visit.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently excellent. I found this place six years ago tucked away in the south end of Wildwood Crest, next door to the Crest Tavern. I have been there several times and it has always been far superior, which is noteworthy considering the competition in the vicinity, particularly the gourmet attractions in Cape May City proper. Service was well above normal, even in the fringe season, with an adult waiter who paid attention to us. I had the veal chop and lamb pops as an appetizer. It was cooked perfectly, seasoned perfectly, and presented elegantly. My date loved the chicken. Noise level was low but the inside room is small, and outside dining doubles the space, both are great places to be on a cool summer night.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but noise level too high
This restaurant was great as far as service and food. Our server was wonderful. Very attentive to our needs and the food was prepared perfectly.
The music that was playing for me was too much. The 50's and 60's genre of music would have been better appreciated at a bar type restaurant. Since Marie Nicole's is a small restaurant I think it would be better with out the music, unless the music was dinner type music. But this was not.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM