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Steve & Cookie's By the Bay
Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steveandcookies.com/
  • Email: info@steveandcookies.com
  • Phone: (609) 823-1163
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Kelly
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Cookie (609) 823-1163
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz 7 nights a week

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe & Amherst
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 55 car parking lot on premises.
A word from Steve & Cookie's By the Bay
Steve & Cookie's is a restored private club located on Margate Bay offering live Jazz 7 nights a week. Philadelphia Magazine writes In the Best of the Shore issue "Steve and Cookie's is not only one of the best restaurants in Margate, it's one of the best in the entire state. The meals here are memorable whether you're overlooking the bay or seated at the Oyster Bar."
Enjoy the best of steaks & fresh seafood in a warm atmosphere enhanced by 2 working fireplaces. We are also part of the Green Restaurant Association. We are tying to do all we can for the environment. All of our meats are humanely raised without hormones or antibiotics. Check us out on Facebook.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a great meal with great service. Crab cakes were delicious, and I'm picky. Pork chop entree was delicious, as well. Will definitely go back when in AC."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A very busy Saturday night. Lovely view from front dining room but room is so noisy you have to shout having a conversation. The grilled romaine with oysters and meat and cheese platter were delicious. However after waiting 2 hrs and 15 min for our dinners they were somewhat disappointing. The seafood on the special were dry and the horseradish sauce on the pappardelle with short ribs was a little over powering for my taste. Lesson learned is not to go on a busy Saturday night as the kitchen cannot seem to handle the crowd."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We usually love Steve & Cookies, but this visit wasn't as pleasant as past times. We waited over an 1 hour and 45 min for our food. Then when we got it, it wasn't as good as expected. The server did apologize and gave us 2 glasses of wine on the house which was nice but still no excuse for the wait. It was a very busy Sat night at 7:45. We will go back, but not for a while and not on a weekend night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Asked for a table in the room next to the bar when I made the reservation and when we arrived, even though the restaurant was full, we were lead right to a table in the room we requested. The service was good, the wine was good and the haddock was excellent. Cookie was present as she normally is and it was a very good night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was PERFECT ! We sat at a round table which was perfect for conversation and comfortable. The food was wonderful and our waiter Hector was awesome! It was a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Table ready upon arrival, Great service, Food options for all, and Great FRESH sea food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had the best night ever. The food was delicious, the bartender George was very friendly and funny, our waiter Hector was very accomodating. We are planning to return soon!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Steve & Cookie's is definitely the "go to" place for an outstanding shore dining experience. It may be a little pricier than some if the other restaurants in the area, but it's worth every penny. ..and as we were celebrating a birthday Cookie was nice enough to treat for dessert."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife had the crab cake, arugala salad & sweet potato fries and we shared oysters to start. I had the tuna special. Everything was excellent including the service and hospitality."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food, drinks, and ambience!!!!! I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "For my husband' s birthday. A mid-week dinner, not crowded, with piano and bass players. Nice classic atmosphere with decent service but not stuffy. Great food that is classy and imaginative yet accessible. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "S&C is the place to go. Menu is balanced and terrific. I had the filet it was perfect and my husband had the salmon delicious (even the side brussels). Our friends had the whole lobster and a steak ( do not recall cut), also very enjoyable. We started with beet salad, clams, shrimp cocktail and tuna roll, all awesome! We have a few favorite restaurants in the area, but this comes up in the rotation frequently."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful time from the moment we walked in. The staff was very friendly and courteous . Our waiter hector was great ."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A few buddies and I had a "guys weekend" in AC. Several of us ordered the Seafood grill, one of the evening's specials. The lobster, shrimp and scallops were prepared perfectly. The seasoning was was just right. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "One of my most favorite restaurants in the world. The food is delicious, the ambience is terrific and the whole place gleams with the attention Cookie put into it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A group of 6 went to Steve and Cookies during restaurant week. We changed the reservation twice to add more people to our party. When we arrrived it was obvious they had forgotten to change the number of people on the reservation. The staff was apologetic and professional. In only a couple of minutes we were seated. The staff was wonderful. The food was fantastic and lived up to the reputation. The pork chop was the best I have ever had. If you have not tried this restaurant it one of the best at the shore."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We have had dinner here several times. The food is excellent. I have, however, found the wait staff to be somewhat off putting. I get the feeling that they prefer to serve a younger crowd."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Steve & Cookies is one of our favorite restaurants in Margate! We had another fantastic meal and the service was terrific. My husband and I started with lobster mac and cheese, he had fish and I had a delicious fillet. The peanut butter pie was amazing and he loved the brownie pie. We highly recommend this restaurant! The only drawback is getting a reservation during the summer on the weekend."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my first time at Steve & Cookie's. Everyone was very friendly, nice neighborhood feeling. Started in the Oyster Bar, Jon the bartender is OUTSTANDING.... very attentive and, when asked, told us about the local art that is hanging in the bar. Offered a wine special, and since I wasn't thrilled with that, telling him what I didn't like, he made a perfect suggestion. Dinner near the fireplace was romantic, but disappointed that the fireplace isn't working. There are candles in the fireplace which adds a nice ambiance, but would love to have had a fire. weeknight so it was nice & quiet, but I imagine it would get noisy when busier. The food was awesome! almond crstd salmon was heavenly. Service was spot on, never felt rushed or waiting"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "i was very disappointed in the quality of the food. i ordered the 5 ounce filet mignon which was tough - i should have sent it back considering the price. Steve and cookies used to have the most tender and delicious filet mignon , what happened ??? seems like the entrees are smaller but the prices are higher. this is the second time i've been very disappointed in the quality of the food."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It's a great shame that there aren't other restaurants in the area who are "green". As an organic family-we rarely out to eat gmo's! So your place is awesome--I buy veggies on Thursdays in the summer. It's also great to know that Bonterra uses Jah's creations organics too!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great experience from start to finish. Top notch, friendly and respectful staff at every level. Food is always fantastic with a varied menu that keeps us wanting to come back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had yet another awesome meal at Steve & Cookies. There were four of us that went for restaurant week. Each of us loved our appetizer's of hummus and lobster mac n cheese. Our entree's of filet, salmon, and double cut pork chop were delicious!! One of the people at our table said "OMG, this is so good I have to lick the bones." Dessert was equally wonderful. There were two chocolate peanut butter pies and two fruit crisps. Yummy!! Enough said:)) Great food and service!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "From the appetizer to desert, everything was very fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was NOT impressed at all. Our stuffed pork chop was not how we ordered it as medium, It was more well done. Sauce was good, but the stuffing was not really cooked. Apples were raw, really was not good for the money spent. The mashed sweet potatoes were very good. My daughter ordered the crab cake, and this too was really a forgettable dish. They used shredded crab meat which is very cheap, not any lump at all! The crab cake was no larger than 2" in diameter and about 1" thick! Not something worth ever going back. My wife and I eat out 5- 7 nights per week and have had much better dinners at a local diner. Not really sure how they stay in business sorry to say. I was really looking forward to adding another restaurant to our list."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our party of three went for Restaurant week. We each got a different appetizer, entree, and dessert and every single one was delicious. The portions were plentiful and I had enough that I took home leftovers. The presentation of the food was very nice. The bread was soft and tasty as was the butter. Both were very fresh. We couldn't stop eating the brown bread with the raisins! The only downside is the space. THe tables in the large room are close together and it's very noisy. We had to talk very loudly and at times, still couldn't hear each other. I would definitely go back, I would just request a different room."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner here so much on Valentine's Day that we returned for Atlantic City Restaurant week. The food and service were as good despite it being mobbed for the special deal. The offerings for the special restaurant week price were varied and generous. The lobster mac and cheese is wonderful and was one of the specials! There are nice wines and lots of fun cocktails too. We took friends."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We always are pleased with our meal and service that we receive at Steve and Cookies. The quality is always outstanding!! We go to Steve and Cookies at least four times a year. We like taking friends there!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I made reservations for dinner and went for a nice Friday night dinner I was seated by the bar I I regret no complaining right there and then) I had reservations and they seat me by the bar!!!!!! if I had just walk in I would understand..anyway my meal felt rush and noisy .a parade of hostess and people coming to the bar..... very very disappointed as I have hear good things about this restaurant. it apparently they only like the people from Margate... well good luck to them... I would never go again and never recommend to my friends sincerely a foodie"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The ambiance was less than perfect because it was crowded and noisy. Not an extremely romantic place to dine, but the food was well worth the trip. All ingredients were extremely fresh."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Outstanding as usual . Service and food were excellent."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Both my neighbor and I enjoyed ourselves so much at Steve & Cookies. The restaurant was beautiful, the food divine and more importantly, we shared it together. What an experience! Tito was our waiter - handsome, so pleasant and so professional. Our meal couldn't have been better - I wish we could do it all over again. Insofar as my neighbor is 91-years of age and with a walker, the staff was so accommodating to her/us. We both thank the owner, management, and staff for a delightful evening and a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "That was out first time eating here.And im happy to say it won't be our last"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "great food--noisy---can hear everyones converstion-no dress code -I wore shirt and tie others in dungarees and sweathers"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I had the restaurant week menu lobster Mac and cheese and the salmon. Both were excellent. Dessert was the chocolate peanut butter pie. Again excellent. If you are going to eat here in the winter and are seated by the back door, prepare for a blast of cold air each time someone enters the rear door. I had to put my jacket back on due to this. Other than that. Everything was great."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our dinner during Restaurant Week was excellent - from the salad to the dessert."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Steve and Cookies by the Bay never disappoints. Their menu for Restaurant Week had a number of good selections Portions were of a good size. Food was excellent especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I took my dad to this restaurant in celebration of his birthday. This was his first time here and he LOVED IT!!!! The food and service were great. It is highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was my first time dinning at Steve n Cookies and i have to say it was very good. I would dine here again any time. Prices seem fair for dinning during any time of the year."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food is terrific, service great and always have a good time when we go to Cookies. Our favorite restaurant in South Jersey. The wait staff and bartenders are all friendly and great at their jobs."
    Dined on 3/5/2014