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

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steveandcookies.com/
  • Phone: 6098231163x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 6098231163x
  • 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."
-ZAGAT

Steve & Cookie's is a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Steve & Cookie's By the Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
424 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (258)fit for foodies (243)neighborhood gem (208)hot spot (175)vibrant bar scene (147)notable wine list (120)romantic (118)good for groups (91)scenic view (83)late-night find (25)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was delicious. Exceptional Ugly Jersey Tomato Salad and fresh blueberry pie. Wait staff friendly and well trained
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RuthieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Always consistent and excellent. Delicious and fresh
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • maggiVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    this was a major improvement over the last visit the waitresswas outstanding and the food was very good this time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Din and dinner
    SamZ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a great place for those who feel noisy means exciting. Fod was excellent and the service good but I would not return because the din made talking into yelling.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service at the Shore
    highrider
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Steve and Cookie's is a reliable fine-food, year-round restaurant at the shore. 10-minutes from Ocean City. Jazz music many nights. Parking lot in rear. Solid menu and a chef willing to customize off-menu selections. Good wine list. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time here
    roblessol
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    and just as awesome the 2nd time as the first. We love it. Lots of great food for the price. Beet salad is awesome, blueberry pie is amazing. Fish and shellfish entrees were fantastic. A great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We learned from past visits what to order each time we dine. The ugly tomato salad is always excellent. The salad is enough to split three ways if you want to start light. The cold seafood plate, crab cake, and crab pasta never fail to please. End the meal with an order of blueberry pie and your good to go.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KK
    Karn
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were seated at the time of our reservation. Arrived early to have a drink at the bar before dinner. Had to wait due to crowded bar with only one bartender. However, once we sat down for dinner, everything was great. Excellent service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Have been coming here for several years when we visit the shore area. Food quality and presentation is consistently good, as is the service. The hostess was especially accommodating when I asked to add a 5th person to our reservation for four. (Note: It was not as easy as I mistakenly thought it would be; kudos to her.) Steve & Cookie's tends to attract people who are celebrating or are just very energetic people, as the noise volume is the only thing that detracts from the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    MAML
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had the beet and arugala salad with goat cheese and pistachios, divine, and the broiled south african lobster tail, also divine! I was sorry I didn't have room for the peach pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD
    Kar1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and service were wonderful,but the noise level was horrendous.Next time I'd go off season.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ziggi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food is delicious. Little pricey. We go for special occasions when we are at the shore.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner .
    phyl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed the dinner very much. One had hangar steak and one had lobster. Both were excellent. The blueberry pie was out of this world. Noise level is very high and does distract from the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Outstanding restaurant in all areas except the noise level was high & made it difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine early
    DineswithfriendsVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our dinner was a delicious way for two old friends to catch up Eating at 6:30 made it quieter Service right on point Always good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A shore thing!
    marmie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Steve and Cookies has remained our favorite spot for years. The food is outstanding - never had a bad meal. The specials are interesting and fresh and the wine list top notch. Cookie will pair the perfect wine to your meal! Don't miss the tomato salad, blueberry pie and crab cakes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best food and service...
    Aperitif
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is amazing, a collection of all-time favorites and awesome new dishes. The service is perfect. This review can end here because is there anything else that truly matters?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    gfg12VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Every visit to Steve & Cookies leaves the same impression--perfect place for a great meal with wonderful service. Cookie knows how to maintain high quality over many years--a notable attribute these days. The Seafood Pan Roast is a favorite--lobster, shrimp & scallops over Basmati rice. A bottle of Prosecco tops it off nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our Favorites...
    WPMMARGATE
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is always one of our Favorite Places in Margate / Longport. The food is off the charts good and they don't kill you on the wine prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal!
    LXSeyeVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the south jersey area. Excellent wait staff, scenery, and delicious food .... from start to finish. Recommend this place with out reservation! .... but you need reservations.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    spclteachr
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have been making an annual trip to Steve and Cookies for years. We have never had a problem with the restaurant or the staff until our most recent trip. As soon as we sat down we made sure to order two slices of their famous yummy blueberry pie because we have learned from experience how quick they can disappear! Our server told us not to worry that there were more than enough slices of blueberry pie left. Now our server seemed to be somewhat slow and inattentive. He never put the order in for the blueberry pies, forgot my daughter's soup, forgot to bring condiments that were asked, and his response to all of this was "Well man, this was supposed to be my night off". Perhaps next year I will take my family of 7 elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TomInCt
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Steve & Cookies is arguably one of the best restaurants on the Jersey Shore. The service is attentive but not over bearing, the bar tender actually knows that a real martini is stirred not shaken, the wine list is well balanced and most importantly, the food is impeccably prepared and well presented. Cookie runs a great restaurant and you will get a great meal here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bentley
    BentleyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is probably the best restaurant at the shore. We have always had great meals. Cookie's homemade blueberry pie is best so Save room .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal
    Rangerfan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food is fantastic and with it's close proximity to Atlantic City it is a must for visitors. The fish dishes are great, the alb lobster is a big hit, and the stuffed pork chops are out of this world. Save some room for the blueberry pi, when it is in season, it is a must.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    jobo41
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Very accommodating; needed to increase number of guests and had no problems in doing so. George at the bar was his usual excellent self. The waitress was young woman (Tiffany) who handled our group just right. The food was excellent. We met Cookie, who was making the rounds to make sure everyone was enjoying their dining experience. Then we literally closed the place! Once again, another summer vacation marked by a fine dining experience at Steve & Cookies!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than I remembered
    DgootyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was the second time my wife and I visited. We had dinner here several years ago and were left with an average feeling so had not been back for a few summers. Well I am glad we returned. The food was excellent. The place was packed and every table filled. I did feel the tables were a little too close together, but it did not detract from our meal. The service was very good in the beginning, but our waitress became busier towards the end. Our desert order was somewhat rushed and she forgot to tell us about the desert special. Glad we asked because it was blueberry pie with ice cream. Overall we were pleased and will likely return much sooner than the last time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    RSBKFVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had to increase my res from a part of 4 to 7 and they could not have been more accommodating. Restaurant is a classic, Food and ambiance all make S&C one of the best on the island. Pan roast was awesome, duck was great, apps, drinks, wine, DESSERT!! Expensive yes, worth it, yes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I felt a little shorted....
    michaeldoorVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I felt a little shorted. I have been to Steve and Cookies before. The noise level is crazy loud no matter where you sit in the place. Expect to be bumped constantly at your table. The app started out well but felt the meals had a lot to be desired. My meal was in my opinion very bad and will make a personal note to them to remove from the menu. The meal my wife had was ok and the portion was good for her.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and service but parking is a major problem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfailingly great
    eric130so
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Superb bay-side dining. Excellent service; consistently great food and always feels alive - kind of like a vacation spot, but the place is filled with regulars. Has a certain energy telling you people are happy to be there and will come again! And again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Could use some acoustical consultant to cut down on the noise level in the dining room. Service was adquate but not to the level that would be expected at a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FamilyofFoodies
    FamilyOfFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Absolutely amazing. Felt like I was in Cali not Margate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not my crowd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was excellent, portions good. Did not have the vibe that it's by the bay/at the beach. Crowd felt rich and stuffy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cookie Monster!
    NYCBrassVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the best meal I have ever eaten! We started with some apps the crispy sushi tuna roll, cheese plate, and the eggplant rollentini. All sublets! My main course was The Double-cut Stuffed Pork Chop granny smith apple, applewood smoked bacon, farmhouse white cheddar, smashed sweet potatoes, Jack Daniels glaze. I was visibly savoring each bite it was that good! The homemade desserts we sampled were the peanut butter pie and peach pie baked by Kim and Cookie herself. Outstanding. Cookie was in the house & came by to ensure our meals were tasty. A very nice touch. I was in such a great mood after my meal I picked up the check for the couple we were dining with & immediately booked another reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delicious experience.
    elliekats
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Buttered clams & crispy tuna roll were fabulous! My dining partner loved her halibut. I loved my Chilean Sea Bass. My only complaint was that I thought the piece of fish was a bit too small given the $35.00 plate charge. We couldn't resist dessert. Strand cheese pie & fruit crisp were yummy. Coffee is the best I've ever had. Service, excellent as always!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, odd service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We visit S&C's during summer vacation to escape the OCNJ food scene (or lack thereof). We were seated downstairs near the bar for the first time, and it was LOUD. The food was outstanding, but service definitely needed some polish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 1998 called and it wants it's menu
    phillyfoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The offerings are very dated and tired. No creativity whatsoever on the menu or with the specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    Nightout
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great time with my family. Food, service, ambiance great. Noise level up but we were seated near bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with variable portions
    cookie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoyed our food and the service was very good. You can order a small portion or a large portion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.