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Marie Nicole's Grill

284 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Marie Nicole's Grill offers a casually elegant experience, with an award-winning wine list. Its menu features fabulous steak, seafood, and exquisite pasta dishes! The Contemporary American cuisine can additionally be enjoyed with a hand-crafted cocktail including the noteworthy martinis.

Gather friends and family in its welcoming atmosphere and kindly note that reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Tuesday: Closed
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Phone number
(609) 368-1919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
August Zimmerman
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking is also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 284 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We made our reservation on Open Table and drove to the restaurant only to find it dark. It was closed for the season. No one had updated their status on Open Table.

Indianinthecupboard (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was excellent. The table we were seated at was terrible. Very cold in this area. They had heaters on the floor, which did not help. We were not seated in the main dining area. We were surrounded by a lot of kids, diaper bags and high chairs. I do not believe that we would be going back.

vipMikeVee (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our first time dining here and we were very satisfied with our food and service. The ambiance is very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

luvgoodfood (Atlantic City)
1.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Save your money! There can be no excuse for inedible food. There can be no excuse for sending to table mussels of which half failed to open in two separate dishes, perhaps the French fries floating atop we're meant to hide that fact. There can be no excuse for serving a $42 filet mignon well past it's prime and pork so tough a dinosaur would have difficulty chewing. Salmon with a slight nose, but still edible. It's shameful when a restaurant counts on folks not wanting to "make a scene' to dump their waste on the table and expect people to pay for it. Needless to say, once was too much.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was great! Food was good, not great. We started at the bar - real friendly cozy atmosphere and from what I saw a great bar menu. Next time will probably stay at the bar and eat.

vipMommisC (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Arrived early and received great service at the bar from Ann! The dining room is lovely and the service was very good. While the veal parmesan was one of the best ever, the pasta "gravy" left a lot to be desired. I would, however, come back as overall the meal was very good.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Marie Nicole's. The fish special was amazing, however the veal parm was dry and chewy. The server was excellent, but the wait for our meal was way too long. We would return again and hope that a few things are improved. Wonderful bar, drinks and bartenders!

PlumsteadBob (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

We went for dinner as a family of 6. Everyone enhanced their meal. The food was excellent, service attentive and the ambiance was relaxing. Now keeping in mind this is of season. We hope to go again the next time we are at the shore. Hope the in - season experience is just as awesome.

GerardL (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Good, but could be better.

Food and service were good. However, though my fusilli dish was tasty, the pasta, which was disguised as such, were long and tubular--not what I know fusilli to be. This "new" fusilli, was heavier pasta than I expected and made a very good meal, heavier than it needed to be.
Also, for a restaurant which does pride itself on its wine list, to not list wines by the glass on its wine list is a serious omission.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Expensive for food that was not outstanding. Veal dish had too much breading, was $42 and meals don't even include a salad. A Caesar salad was $12 and a glass of house wine was $12. Our waiter was attentive and amicable but that doesn't make up for the food pricing. We don't mind an expensive meal when it is really good

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017


vipTraveler (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

We visited Marie Nicole's for the first time this past Sunday night. The restaurant specializes in martinis and we tried the peachy peach. It was very tasty for summer. The food was delicious. Nice variety of choices- seafood, pork, lamb and pasta. The restaurant is a little pricey and sedate so children would not be a good plan.

PatriciaK (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised by the food since this restaurant replaced one of my favorites in Avalon. Was hoping they would keep the white cranberry cosmos. Oh,well. Some reviews complained about the prices and the waiter did include the price in their descriptions of the specials. However, this is the shore, people, and there was a fixed prix meal on the menu. Will definitely plan on another visit before they close for the season.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

wrote detailed review on yelp. was hoping for a nice meal but kitchen didn't cook filet as ordered; incorrect dish was brought for my husband. drink prices were high and cost of bill was very high for the meal with no mention of apology for dinner mishap. would expect more for this price tag!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

We all thought the salad was wilted and overdressed and we mentioned it to the waiter and nobody cared

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Since we were staying at the Desert Sand motel it was very convenient our first time at Mrie Nicole's Will definitely come back. Great food

Margaret (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

The servers were great and attentive. Their competence could not, however, make up for the food. We were there early and ordered the halibut special. The server returned and said it was not available but they had snapper. The food was over salted, and I like salt.

They have just moved to a new location. Maybe by next better. The cost was just too high for the
lack of quality of the food.

Yummytimes (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful time. The hostess was below par. We found her unfriendly. All of the food was delicious with the exception of my father's lamb-undercooked.

Unsatisfied (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Had such a poor dining experience that we will not be returning.

Slices of peaches served with a Mozzarella appetizer were as hard as an unripened apple!
(And keep in mind, this is during the height of peach season in the garden state of NJ!)

When we asked for ripe peach slow slices,
the waiter returned and said, "I'm sorry.
We don't have any ripe peaches."

So why is this item on the menu?!?

The filet was supposed to be prepared medium but it was served rare!

My wife's lamb was gamey and undercooked.

The summer salad was supposed to have summer corn, but it had very little in it.

And my wife's martini was watered down and made incorrectly.

Not going back again. Better food at McDonalds!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Glad they moved to from Wildwood Crest! It's a go to place in Avalon.