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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/
  • Phone: (609) 823-1163
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, 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
"Fans attest quality is everything at Cookie Till's legendary Margate New American where well-trained servers offer on-target suggestions from the menu of excellent locally sourced fare and extensive wine list; the mood is upbeat in the multiroom space that's usually packed with an ‘in' crowd, which is why regulars recommend reservations in the summer and on weekends year-round."

Steve & Cookie's is a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Steve & Cookie's is THE place to go if anywhere Margate, NJ. Food, ambiance, and over-all consistency make this destination restaurant our favorite for casual or fine-dining. The menu is creative while making an extra effort to source local ingredients. Do not miss the tomato salad and save room for blueberry pie that re-defines that dessert !"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Still a favorite place to go. We take visitors here because we know it is always "top drawer" and we like to show them the best. All upscale liquor, including Tanq. 10, Plymouth and Hendricks gin. What a special experience. Highly recommend the Jersey tomato salad with blue cheese & crispy shallots and the stuffed pork chop. All desserts made on the premises. No bakery stuff here. "Cookie" trains her staff like Steve Wynn trains his. Such a pleasure. Gets a little crowded and noisy in the summer. Winter a bit slower because we are in a seashore town and summer is extra busy. This is a "must go to" restaurant. Be ready to pay the extra for food, service and ambience. Owner there, as usual to greet you. That says something, too."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great food and service. Only complaint is very uncomfortable seating."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My guests ft Scottsdae Ariz. asked me to pick a special place to dine. With many choices inland, I opted for Steve and Cookie's. It did not disappoint. Excellent service, fresh quality and unique food, and perfect atmosphere. I cannot wait to return. Even our biggest fear , the noise factor, was not am issue. A Perfect Experience."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We've been to Steve & Cookies repeatedly; has become part of our summer beach routine."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "For the price I would have expected a little better halibut--my fault for not sending back as it was a bit overcooked, but with 6 at the table, wasn't going to have them wait. Service and ambience was great although it was very loud."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As always Steve and Cookies is consistent with the quality of food. This is the first time that our server was not the best...all of our appetizers were just put on the table and there was no room at all and the pasta appetizer sat there and got cold. We ordered oysters, tomato salad and the beet salad. The pasta appetizer should have been the next course. Our friends who were visiting from out of town and own a restaurant themselves really loved Steve and Cookies. Quality speaks for itself!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Best restaurant from Philly to Margate and beyond! Absolutely delicious tomato salad and blueberry pie!! Can't wait to go back in two weeks!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We've been to Steve & Cookies many times in the past and it's always been great. This past weekend was the first time we've been there this year and I'm not sure what was different but the food was absolutely exceptional--even better than it's been. We dined with friends and each of us thought the meal was outstanding. All of the dishes were flawless. Our server was friendly, polite, knowledgable and never kept us waiting. One negative was the noise level. Not so loud that it disrupted our meal but too loud for us to converse easily. The other issue is that it's difficult to get a reservation. It seems that all the summer weekends are booked way in advance but then it appears that there are last minute cancellations."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was great. It was too loud. It was difficult to talk to anyone."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service was incredible, food was great & got an anniversary blueberry pie for dessert."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere! Best in Margate and nice crowd!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Nothing to say other then it was great food and great service. Their is always someone their to help you if you have any questions. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about all of the menu and the wine list. You do not find that in many restaurants today."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Restaurant is beautiful, the staff friendly and attentive. Menu specials are abundant and delicious."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We are in Margate for much of the summer and always makes sure to go to Cookie & Steve's at least once. Our meal this year was delicious and the service was great. I always recommend this restaurant if someone is new to the area. It has never disapointed us. Difficult to get reservations in the summer for weekends but during the week in may be easier. Great bar in the back where you have access to the whole menu."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My first time there and my food was great as was the service. Just too noisy for my taste."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Steve and Cookies is our favorite restaurant. Everything about the restaurant is tops. Vibrant dinner scene w people enjoying themselves. I love the tomato salad w toasted shallots, the creative stuffed pork chop w Jack Daniels sauce, the peanut butter pie and blueberry pie - but everything on the menu is fresh and delicious! The service is wonderful. It is a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. It is by far, our favorite. It is always consistent in outstanding food and service. This time I had the halibut which was extraordinary. Every time we eat here, Cookie comes to our table to follow up on the quality of the food and service. My advice is to make your plans in the beginning of the week, because the restaurant is busy, but it is worth it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very good as usual. The best blueberry pie on the planet."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Parking was a little difficult to find but not impossible - just give yourself time. Table was ready as soon as we arrived, service was good and food was delicious. My husband went for the stuffed pork chop based on Opentable reviews and wasn't disappointed. Same for the blueberry tart. Noise was pretty bad though, and hard to talk across the table with one of our party who is a little hard of hearing. But either we got used to it or it abated a little with the departure of a large table nearby half way through our dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Steve and cookies is like that old favorite tee shirt - you know its good and comfortable! Our meal was very good. As expected on a Saturday in the summer, the place was jammed and noisy. The vibe was "summer fun.""
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "S & C never fails to deliver a superb dining experience. Our umpteenth time dining here in the past 10 years was just like the first. After sharing the ripe tomato blue cheese onion salad, my husband feasted on the French fried lobster tail while I chose the Chilean Sea Bass perfectly prepared with a sesame crust and served over a bed of shredded cabbage and soba noodles. Delicious !! Dinner was followed by their sumptuous blueberry pie and coffee. They can do no wrong. Wish it was easier to get reservations. We were fortunate this time when someone apparently cAnceled a prime 7 pm Friday night time slot and we got it. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "As always a fantastic experience at Steve and Cookies. Great food, great service, and outstanding atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Never disappoints-food consistantly delicious. Best Blueberry pie ever."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Steve and Cookies, but it won't be our last. Everything was first rate: great bar, table ready at the time of our reservation, great service and terrific eats! (The Ugly Tomato salad was really amazing, and don't miss the blueberry pie which was almost as good as my wife's!) That said, pricing is not for the faint of heart but for an occasional splurge, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, good ambiance and fairly prompt service, though the place was packed. My wife had the stuffed pork chop...an perennial favorite while I had one of the seafood specials (halibut). While somewhat pricey, it is not the most expensive place in Margate, but it ranks in the top 5. Cocktail menu continues to grow and while the dessert menu is small, they are good. Fresh pies usually round specials on dessert menu. Finding a new Maserati parked in front of the restaurant as we were leaving was amusing!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food, drinks and service. Cookie, the owner, is very hands on and can be seen making the rounds of the tables to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves and their food!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "dress to impress at this restaurant hot spot and bring your wallet. ugly tomato salad rocks as do both chocolate peanut butter pie and blueberry pie."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent food...both the meat and the seafood! My daughter had her favorite -- the stuffed pork chop. I had one of their seafood specials...it was excellent. The placement of the sound baffles on the ceiling kept the noise of the full dining room down so we could have dinner conversation without shouting to be heard. Service was very good, especially considering the full house. Strongly recommend advanced reservations as the place is very popular."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner! All food was great as well as the service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant many times. It is always consistent. The service is superb, atmosphere calming, and food delicious each and every time. No matter what you order, you will be completely satisfied with your food. Excellent restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious, one person was not impressed with their selection, however the other 4 enjoyed their dinners. The service was just Ok, took awhile to get our dessert. Very busy even though we had an early reservation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was an overall good experience, but get the big issue out: We had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes. I have been to many great, popular, & exclusive restaurants. Never have I had to wait (with no option of bar seats & drinks) for this long, with reservations. They were obviously overbooked and seemed to be ushering regulars in ahead of us. When we did get a table we were put in a corner booth/table combo with heavy traffic. They were allowing diners at the bar, so there was no solace there before the meal. We just had to stand around waiting. The energy was lively. A little loud, but it was because people were enjoying themselves and not manufactured. Food was well proportioned and very well prepared. Would return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Steve and cookies has been the top restaurant choice in Margate for us ! Our only complaint is that you cannot get a reservation during the summer on a weekend so we are happy to go during the week or on a Sunday night! The ugly tomato salad is absolutely amazing as is the cold seafood platter. I have spoken to people who go here once a week or more because it is truly a gem in Margate!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Even though we were in the room beyond the bar, which is not bright and airy, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was very good. We will return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Steve and Cookie's welcome their guests with lovely landscaping and a charming hostess…we were seated at a table by the window and enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor view. It gets better with the food (our appetizers: the ugly tomato salad, clams with cheese and bread crumbs; our entrees: the lobster, the seafood salad (amazing colossal shrimp, huge chunks of crabmeat etc), and crab cakes-- all perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Our dinner was enhanced by a versatile and reasonably priced wine list and a very competent waiter. Desserts: the blueberry pie impressed my sister, a master chef in her own right, and I couldn't agree more! Every detail of our meal said quality and care…did I mention the bread? Delicious!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food at Steve & Cookies is always good with an array of choices to satisfy every palate."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I had the baked flounder stuffed with crab in lemon butter & yummy!! I started with the beet salad which was enough to share & super yummy! My hubby had his usual " meatloaf stack"...loved it! and of course the amazing " blueberry pie" which must have over a pint of blueberries in each slice!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food especially the juicy lobster and wonderful pies. We will go often"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food and dining atmosphere. Hostess was not friendly though and neither was the girl that sat us. We were there before the people in front of us and the hostess asked them where they would like to sit but not us. We were sent to the back of the restaurant where our waiter only came to our table 4 times . The food runner was very nice, friendly, and got us any thing we needed unlike our waiter."
    Dined on 7/8/2014