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Tomatoes Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomatoesmargate.com
  • Phone: (609) 822-7535
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Carmen Rone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant has 3 dining rooms. Two can be closed for privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristyn Cella (609) 822-7535
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment
    Mondays- Geno & The Budesa Brothers
    Tuesday & Thursday - DJ Sparkles
    Wednesday, Friday, Saturday- DJ Steve O.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available
A word from Tomatoes
Casual chic by the bay. Tomatoe's offers exquisite California cuisine complimented by an extensive wine list in a warmly welcoming setting. A sophisticated bar scene makes Tomatoes the perfect spot to spend an evening.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Soup was not good. Dinner was just Ok high priced without the Wow factor."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I have visited Tomatoes several times and have always enjoyed the atmosphere and food quality. The menu appears to have some new items and our meals were all very good. Tomatoes has a very lively atmosphere especially in the main bar location. Our server was personable and very knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely return in the near future. This is one of our favorite Happy Hour spots although on this occasion we enjoyed a family dinner."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Everything was great great, from our engaging waiter to cocktails, appetizers, salad , entre, wine and dessert!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Perfect as always. Cuban pork chop was perfectly seasoned. Calamari was delicious"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "To start, our waitress apparently landed at restaurant two days before and wasn't trained. She was clueless about menu - portion size of fish, preparation of items, finally acknowledging she had just started. I loved my bass - though don't get pairing with carrots and string beans. Just didn't work with the Asian flavors."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Noise level in dining area detracts from an otherwise well presented dinner"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Really love Tomatoes, it’s my place to start the weekend, but this time it really fell short. Started with a room temperature martini and mediocre oysters. Service was like a sprint. My guest was still chewing her salad when the entrée arrived, and instead of just turning back to the kitchen and telling our server that we were not done our salads, the kid that brought the food tried to make force it onto our tiny 2 top wedged along the entrance to the main dining room. If we had not asked to slow things down, we would have been rushed in and out in less than 30 minutes. Food was good, not great, but the rushing made everything unpleasant. Usually a favorite, I hope just an off night."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was harried and inexperienced. It took 3 tries to get our bottle of wine order correct. My seafood platter was served with no picks for eating the lobster, and no separate dish for shells and scraps. Our first disappointing experience after many prior visits to this restaurant, most likely the result of an ineffective waiter."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Service was just not up to usual standards, had to request bread, long wait for check & cappuccino was terrible."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent - tasteful, creative, & unique flavors. Service was good but not super-attentive. Big issue was noise - music too loud - like being at a wedding & sitting at a table next to the band."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had dinner for four at Tomatoes the other evening. The couple we were with love Sushi and they very much enjoyed their meal. The service was great with a very helpful and informative server. We were not rushed and had a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Overall, meal was good and atmosphere was nice. Service was great. I would go back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband and I are going back for the food. The tomato app was delicious! Both sea bass and salmon were creative and tasty and dishes to return for. The wine was great and we drank restaurant's Pinot Grigio. Server was friendly but had to be flagged down for service multiple times for empty wine glasses and bread that we had to request at the end of the meal for dipping into leftover broth because it never came to the table and escaped her notice. With a better server this would easily be our favorite restaurant. Hoping for better service next time!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal. Love the energy. Love the drinks. Love the music"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Portions have shrunk but prices have increased over last few years. Salt & pepper calamari still a winner but portion was skimpy (used to a larger portion at half the price during happy hour). Hawaiian roll a winner, as was sea bass. Duck was over-done and flavorless (usually good - maybe chief had a bad day). For many years duck with blueber Happy hour and bar menus in tavern section are good deals, but don't expect gourmet meals. Drinks are good - no skimping here. Used to receive half roasted garlic with bread but now expect few cloves not sufficient for all diners. We requested extra garlic and bead, but when check arrived I was surprised to see a charge of $1.75 for garlic! Service was good, friendly and attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Much too noisy. We were a couple of two placed in the middle of the floor. Our table was repeatedly knocked into. the room was much too loud. We could not even hear each other talk. We ate in 45 minutes. Couldn't wait to get out. Didn't even stay for dessert. Its more a Bar Scene than a nice Restaurant."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great food and service. The menu choices seemed to be smaller and not a place for people who like lots of choices of fresh fish. Otherwise wonderful."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is by far our favorite restaurant in the area. We love the food, the service (our server was both knowledgeable and helpful). Would highly recommend Tomatoes to anyone in the Cape May to Atlantic City area. It's worth the drive!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always consistently excellent service and food. Corn crab chowder a favorite. Sushi and fish dishes are fresh and delicious. They often run out of many desserts-put your order in early."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have no complaints about the food would actually Rave about my whole experience if I did not have to wait 40 minutes past my 8:30 reservation (late but all that was available) did not get our delicious entrees until just after 10pm"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always delish food, never disappoints! Very noisy and crowded on Friday and Saturday nights"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Going to the Jersey Shore is all about a night at Tomatoes for us. The meal is always great and so is the service. Now they also have a shuttle service for local customers which is a nice touch. If you are in the area you should give it a try."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Tomatoes continues to be one of our favorite places to eat! The menu selection, which includes sushi, never disappoints! Our last reservation was on a VERY crowded snd bustling Tuesday evening, yet our server was polite, attentive and professional.... and the food was delicious! We would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We were close to not visiting this restaurant this year after doing so several times over the last several years, due to it being very noisy with service declining each year. Things have improved this year, substantially. We sat in the room between the bar and the main dining room and it was noticeable quieter where we dined vs. the main room and bar, which remain quite noisy. The food remained very good and our server was much better than we recalled from last year."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food is always delicious and consistent. Atmosphere is energetic, noise volume is moderate to high. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Always consistently great. Need a better DJ. Great Happy Hour. Staff very personable. Brought friends with us who had never eaten there. They called me the next day to day to say they loved their meal."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I travel 2 hours to this place all the time for there crab cakes!!! I don't have to be going to AC, it could be a regular dinner and 2 hours home that is how good this place is. Every one I know that is going to Atlantic City gets this restaurant as a must visit from me and I tell them to bring me food home :)"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I've been going to this restaurant for more than 15 years. It is the favorite of me and the wife. We always each get a couple of drinks, an appetizer each ($25 total), $35 worth of sushi, and split a $30 entree. Sometimes desert (although no more spiced banana cake - boo.) We were told this year, for the first time, that there was a $10 sharing charge to split the entree. I get it that two old ladies wanna come in and share an entree, you need to charge a split plate fee. But we're not those people. We're spending a lot of money on everything else. The share charge is HIGHLY offensive. Waitress apologized, but when people feel nickel and dimed, they don't return. Still contemplating whether we will....food was great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I love eating (and drinking) at Tomatoe's whether it is at a table or grabbing a bite and drinks at the bar. The food is delicious and fresh and we could eat there everyweek!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "always fun and best sushi around. Eat here a lot in the summer"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I was very disappointment with dinner here. Staff was aloof and not attentive. The space is very large and loud with no intimate feel. Apps were simply bad (mussels filled with sand and octopus burnt to a crisp). Dinner (sea bass) was good. We passed on dessert preferring to grab ice cream at a local shop. I would not go back."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "One of the best dinners we have had this summer. The portions were ample, the presentation inviting and the flavors excellent. We were thoroughly pleased with our dinners and even took home a portion for lunch the next day. The gaspachio was delicious even without the crab topping, the tuna with red quinoa salad was fantastic and our shared key lime pie was a light and wonderful ending for a terrific meal."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "duck was over cooked and when we said something to the waiter .. he looked at us and walked away... for the price of a meal I found the food jus passable and the service less than poor... the drinks food and service at the bar was so much better for a lot less money"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Always a favorite of mine, this summer the food has been sub par every visit. I am pretty certain that there have been changes in the kitchen that are for the worst. I have never ordered rare tuna delivered well done or eaten deep fried crab cakes at a fine ding establishment. Even the sushi is off this year. Very disappointed. After this visit, I think we are giving up."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "There were 6 people in our party. We were in the restaurant on a Saturday evening which is something I prefer not to do in season. Reservations are hard to get and the crowds are deep, especially around the bar! We were pleasantly surprised as our round table was tucked away in a corner where the conversation was able to be heard by all. Generally, everything from appetizers to mains were delicious. The sushi rolls were particularly fresh and good as were the salads. The snapper special for the evening was tasty and hot. Our server was not as sharp as we may have like, but he was adequate. We had to request bread, butter and a few other non-essentials more than once. We had dessert elsewhere but the meal was great eating and fun."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Always outstanding! Start with sushi it's a 10-entrees are always great-stay for the dancing"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Incredible server, his name was Michael. He made our dining experience a 10!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We have been going to Tomatoes for the past ten years or so and are never disappointed. The food is delicious and the service is great. I am always happy to recommend this restaurant and have brought friends there at various times. No one ever leaves unhappy."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our second time here. Dinner was good but were seated in same area as last time which makes me think it's where they put open table reservations"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Menu was full and appealed to many likes. Had a difficult time deciding since everything was appealing"
    Dined on 7/21/2014