Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomatoesmargate.com/
  • Phone: 6098227535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Californian
  • 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 6098227535
  • 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
Tomatoes reviews from OpenTable diners
277 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (169)hot spot (136)fit for foodies (130)special occasion (130)neighborhood gem (101)good for groups (97)romantic (59)notable wine list (42)late-night find (32)kid-friendly (16)scenic view (14)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you bring kids, ask what they have for kids options. There is no formal kid's menu but they will make chicken tenders with fries (etc.). Also, if your child has sensory input challenges, the toilet auto flush and the hand dryer in the bathroom is very very loud so beware. Otherwise, this place was amazing. Best Chilean sea bass I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lame food and service
    moishVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Waitress was very weak. I ordered soup and it never came. Food was just ok tuna was too well done and lobster was tasteless. Am not in a hurry to return
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  • OK if you must go
    NorthkingVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If this restaurant were in the city, it might on a lucky day pull a "B" grade. But it's at the shore, with limited competition, so its draws business by default. You won't go away mad--but you won't go away happy, either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charged us for a soda that spilled.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Steak was over cooked then a new steak was brought out when everyone already eat
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very disappointed in the quality of the food. Ordered a wedge if lettuce and it was soggy. Extremely skimpy on shrimp tempura and pasta dish with crab was not good, crab was fishy. Service was not good. Could not get pepper for dishes, nor a glass of wine before dinner was served. When we went to manager we received an apology. They honestly did not care. Will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    DoxyLadyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wide variety of excellent food, from creative American dishes to sushi. Everything superb. Great ambience and service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everyone loved the Hummas appitizer as well as the calamari and the sushi. We always enjoy it when we eat at Tomatoes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    UrDocVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great go-to place but you'll need reservations during summer season . Varied food choices with great sushi too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Soup was not good. Dinner was just Ok high priced without the Wow factor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some New Items
    OCBeach
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service Outstanding
    Scotty
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything was great great, from our engaging waiter to cocktails, appetizers, salad , entre, wine and dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shore
    markb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Perfect as always. Cuban pork chop was perfectly seasoned. Calamari was delicious
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hits and misses
    FoodisfunVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oenophile151
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Noise level in dining area detracts from an otherwise well presented dinner
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not this time
    RSBKFVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud and rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomatoes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service was just not up to usual standards, had to request bread, long wait for check & cappuccino was terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - loud as heck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Tomatoes
    firsttime
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favs!
    DebK419
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We go here on a yearly basis when we hit Sea Isle City. No one ever leaves hungry and there is something for everyone. I dinged the service down two stars because it took forever to get our entrees. The waitress said there was a party of 24 and it was holding up the kitchen. I failed to believe that because I noticed tables around us who had arrived after us were getting their food before us. Other then that it was a perfect night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MLOC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall, meal was good and atmosphere was nice. Service was great. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, service not so much
    disappointed
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    michieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Never had a bad meal. Love the energy. Love the drinks. Love the music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Exam1
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tomatoes Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service.
    Shoreart
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Tomatoes!
    ocfun57
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    luvchocolateVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was amazing..Wait was annoying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deborah1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always delish food, never disappoints! Very noisy and crowded on Friday and Saturday nights
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    Nick
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Delicious
    Happybelly1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Service, still noisy
    SalesTravelerVIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food is always delicious and consistent. Atmosphere is energetic, noise volume is moderate to high. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zumbagirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Medic79
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad policies
    ClearlyAmbiguousVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun at the shore
    sandybVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    always fun and best sushi around. Eat here a lot in the summer
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate