Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

  • 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: 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
Tomatoes reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (128)fit for foodies (107)hot spot (102)neighborhood gem (91)special occasion (80)good for groups (75)romantic (31)notable wine list (30)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (15)scenic view (8)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Poor service ruined a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Eight of us took our friend to celebrate her birthday. While the food was good the service was so bad we would never return. Our waitress never smiled once! She never came back to our table and asked us if we needed anything and we had to hunt her down every time we needed anything. She was actually just nasty. We all joked how our waitress clearly didn't care for us. It was a shame and put a damper on a celebration. Unfortunately after that experience none of us would go back and none of us would recommend it.
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  • a great pick
    AliRV
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went as a group of 7 at 745 on Saturday. We were seated right away in a cool U shaped booth table. Service was great. Menu had a huge variety and Vegan/GF were on the menu. The atmosphere is great-not too loud but not boring. Lots of parking. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    NanciVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was excellent. My husband had the crab cake and thought it was bland. I had the Ahi tuna and it was good. We both had much better meals elsewhere for less money.
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  • Bobby
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoy eating here, this time was no exception ! We had a sushi dinner. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a hit!
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant is a local favorite. Always has great food, great service and a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    JennV609
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Tomatoes is always our 'go to' place. Service is great and food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service... Pre made food
    foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    wait staff was awesome. But. All the side dishes were obviously made that morning and kept warm. At this price point, that's unacceptable. you cannot scoop and finsh your entre plates. No no!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit pricey but tasty!
    NicoleVVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a nice date night! Great sushi. Great wine. Great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Place Alltogether
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very good ambiance. Food is very good. You won't have the best meal of your life, but you won't be at all disappointed. Chilean sea bass is always good, calamari is very good as well. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Tomatoes was excellent, great food and service, they also have the best sushi in south jersey. Vibrant bar scene and music during and after dinner late nto the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite shore restaurant
    HealthyMom
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again Tomatoes didn't disappoint. The food here was excellent. I had the Chilean sea bass which was light yet very flavorful. My husband had the lobster ravioli bolognese which was absolutely amazing. We finished off with an excellent apple pie - the apples were slightly crispy with just a hint of sugar and cinnamon. Can't wait to come back the next time we are down the shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Top Notch
    BonAppetit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dine at Tomotoes at least once a year and always have a fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    TheOriginalTO
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a nice dinner.Had not been here in a while and we enjoyed our visit and look forward to coming back in the future. Large group behind us make the noise level a little higher than we would have preferred
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomatoes
    cjgrogVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Amazing food! Amazing ambience! Service OK but lukewarm attitude. Will return just for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible!
    Cindy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food, service and ambiance - well worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Meal and Experience
    njfoodiesouth
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is always top notch from their quality, to creativity, to seasonal changes, I know I can always get a consistently amazing meal. I usually come here for happy hour's but love to dine in the dining room for occasions or when people are in town. Their desserts are incredible! Just had the chocolate chip cheesecake. Even the boyfriend had some and he never has dessert. Swordfish special was delicious and a great portion. Fennel leek soup was delicious as well. And if you love calamari, the salt and pepper calamari is hands down the BEST I've ever had, anywhere in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    trixieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We don't get down to Margate very often but when we do we always try to get to Tomatoes. The toughest decision is always what to chose as there are so many great sounding dishes. We had a fabulous crabmeat and pasta dish with oil and garlic which my husband and I declared the best dish that night. Thank you Tomatoes for never disappointing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal Ive ever had!
    Dindintyme
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have you ever eaten a meal and every bite was better than the next. That was what happened with my tuna. It was out of this world. I often order tuna and it was the best ever! The succotash with quinoa endamane and corn was just as spectacular. Cant wait to go back!! A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeniseVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Never disappoints - Love this place! Have been here many times when in the area and always ready to come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    Media101VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have had dinner at Tomatoes several times each summer over the past few years and am never disappointed. The food and service are both great. I always recommend this restaurant to anyone who will be in that area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised:# 1 in Margate
    SpitdocVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having had a really good meal at Steve and Cookies, we thought that we had eaten at the best Margate restaurant. Nope. Tomatoes was better! Menu was better and every dish was yummy. Skirt Steak,Tuna & Burger were all great. Nice dining experience. Few service ouches: 1. we were seated AFTER people coming after us despite having reservation 2. Water was never refreshed time and time again. 3. Waitress had to read ingredients off her cheat sheet and never told us prices It got old asking. "& how much was the beet salad and the Tile Fish & The dessert?"4. 6 oz milk for my 3 yr old was THREE DOLLARS!!! 5. Check left on table right as dessert delivered! 6. Waitress may have worked at pizza joint by day and Tomatoes by night. Overall: A-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a fantastic meal
    Mamafrieds
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been dining at tomatoes since they opened, and have never had a bad meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yumgirl
    Yumgirl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Tomatoes is a quality restaurant. With only the finest ingredients, it always is perfect. With a varied menu, there's something for everyone. If you love sushi, this is the restaurant for you. Believe it or not, their hamburger is amazing! For the healthy diner, it has a wonderful selection of amazing salads. This is a very upscale restaurant which has a young casual ambience. It is a local favorite. It just doesn't get better than this! Thank you Carmen! You and Karen have truly created a "gem" of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    FoodieDebVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was nice but very pricy! Very crowded so apparently the locals know just where to go. The sushi was good but not the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a relative who always spoke highly about Tomaties when in Margate. Now I know why!!! It was fantastic! Will make it a go to place always on our visits to the ?Jersey shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Foodlover
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Good choice of appetizers entrees were excellent. Service needed a smile and some personality!keylime pie was a big hit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tingaz
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Tomatoes is always good. We've only had one bad night there and it was New Year's Eve about 5 years ago. Highly recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place but limited menu
    Edw213
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We like going to Tomatos since the food is good, however they don't change the menu often enough or add enough new entry's to make us want to come back. For such a nice place you think they would mix it up more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Disappointment
    BostonVisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our 10 plus time at Tomatoes. This visit included 2 celebrations. Let me start with food. The appetizers, beratta, chowder, shaved Brussel Sprouts, and califlower were fine, but not memorable. Main courses were only adequate. The burger was fine but looked lonely on rge plate. The tuna sauce is a bit too sweet. The service was not adequate. Our waitress asked about drinks and when we declined she frowned. She spent most of the meal speaking to employes rather touching base with us There was no mention of our celebrations though I added it to the reservation and twice after that. My wife was told that we needed to buy a dessert. I don't plan to return to Tomatoes for quite a while.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I always get the crab pasta and the portion size was very disappointing.
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  • Don't Bother
    Namsuss
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Virtually no service, drinks served 45 minutes after ordered, food overpriced, difficult to understand why it was even crowded in the first place.
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  • A wonderful evening
    Irene
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our evening at Tomatoes was perfect! Great food, wonderful service, best bar and even though it was a holiday weekend we were not rushed. We will return frequently now that we found this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not for pasta
    Miami
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The crab cakes are outstanding but The spaghetti with meatballs was Awful!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gabs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have never had a bad meal here, love it! Great for date night or a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    YellbyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is always delicious coupled with great service. The only thing it is missing is outdoor seating overlooking the bay........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants! Service and food was excellent.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Datenightdining
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great happy hour and dinner was fantastic. The tuna and filet were cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travler
    interesteddinner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    was a nice place to dine, the special was good, service was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great good
    Elle
    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!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant, great service
    kmap
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    As always, we had a great dining experience at Tomatoes. This time even better due to our waiter John Paul who was delightful, witty and extremely entertaining! We especially liked sitting in the back room which was less crowded and noisy. Food was awesome, service couldn't be better. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate