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Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy, Ventnor City, NJ

Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy

4.4
4.4
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy is a dining destination with an upstairs elegant restaurant and lounge experience as well as a downstairs speakeasy with live music nightly. For larger parties please call and reserve tables!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 289-8305

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 305 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Portions were huge.The staff were wonderful
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the food needs a little work. A little more flavor
  3. KG

    KGSkip

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very inviting and nice decor. Our hostess also waited on us and was very accommodating throughout the evening. Seafood (scallops and shrimp) was done perfectly, not over or under done. Calamari was the best I've had. We live an hour away but will return when possible.
  4. P

    Pbphillies

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere upstairs. We had the drunkin mussels. Fantastic! The short rib ragu was incredible. Skip eating out in AC. Make the trip. Plenty of free parking. Just go!
  5. a

    ariel

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Very disappointed that they are now charging a 3% service fee on the bill. AND there is now a $2.50 charge for ice in your drink. Won't be returning even though the food is good.
  6. WJ

    WaltandJLG

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This chef is incredibile. We had chicken Florentine and pasta with seafood. We could easily have ordered one entree and shared. The quality of the food is outstanding. Loved the decor and convenience to the theater! Perfect date night.
  7. K

    Karen

    Atlantic City

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by a friendly hostess who became our server. There was a nice variety of choices on the menu and creative specials. My husband had the Seafood Pasta which he truly enjoyed and my Eggplant Parmesan was quite tasty. The server was helpful and attentive.
  8. KC

    KimC

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were so excited to try Nucky's, so we went on a Saturday night with friends. We ate upstairs and loved the decor/ambience. Our server was friendly and approached our table right away to tell us the specials and take our drink order. When our food came, it was very disappointing. My filet, although cooked medium-rare as ordered, was tough and difficult to cut. The salmon had little flavor and was very well-done. The mashed potatoes were luke-warm and the vegetables were basic... again, very little flavor. To make it worse, it was quite expensive. We REALLY wanted to love it here, but unfortunately, we will not be returning.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the place, food & service! Michele you rock!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place for afternoon happy hour and lunch ! Loved the atmosphere. Michele, the bartender was so sweet and welcoming. Food was delicious. Highly up recommend the chicken sandwich Blt and truffle fries. We were visiting the area for the day. We’ll definitely go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Nuckys! Come here all the time and always great
  12. LD

    LyndaD3764

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the second time we’ve been at Nucky’s. The first experience was great but this time we were so disappointed! We made reservations a month in advance to be seated upstairs in the dining room. Thirty mins before our reservations they called me to say they were having a private party upstairs and they would be sitting us downstairs by the bar. They sat us in a corner of a very very loud bar. We were so disappointed and we left. I don’t think we’ll be going back there again.
  13. c

    chickdeb

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had good service and three of four really enjoyed their meals. The Short Rib Ragu was very disappointing. It had virtually no meat in it. It was basically just pasta in a watery sauce. This place has the potential to be top notch….just need to be sure all entrees live up to their price point.
  14. S

    Sofiya

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food does not reach the expectations, Tuna is not fresh, menu misses the most valuable dishes.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night! I had the short rib ragu…..AMAZING. Apps were all fantastic as well. Very nice staff! Definitely making this my new go to restaurant!
  16. c

    cindys

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food came way too fast and entrees came when we still had our apps. Great waiter. Great looking place but food not good.
  17. MM

    MichelleM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back! Great food and drinks.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We had a 5pm reservation. They don't open until 5pm but were kind enough to seat us 20 minutes early. The food once we got it was very good: onions soup, my wife had the eggplant parm and I had the hanger steak. All 3 dishes were very good. That's the good news. The bad news is we didn't receive our entrees until more than 70 minutes after we sat down. So on the one hand they were kind to seat us early but then it took very long to be served. The waiter was nice although he could have come to us sooner and told us there was a delay or as he later said some "confusion" in the kitchen. We sat on the balcony outside and it was fine although a view of WaWa is less ambience than I'd want but we chose to sit outddors. I will go again because things can happen occasionally and the food was very good once served.
  19. S

    Sucool

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Cocktails were amazing! Service was fantastic. Had a wonderful meal. We were surprised that there was a 4% surcharge for using a credit card. Luckily we had enough cash. Overall we enjoyed the experience and would go back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night at Nucky’s started when we were greeted by the host really sweet women. Then went and had an amazing dinner. Service was perfect and so was the drinks overall 10/10
  21. GO

    GerriO

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Four adults. Roasted Brussel Sprouts Appetizer and Crab Guacamole we’re delicious!
  22. A

    Amoo

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! Very responsive to gluten free needs. Gianna was a fabulous server.
  23. AD

    AngelaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very attentive and pleasant staff! Nucky’s has a comfortable atmosphere . We ate in the upstairs dining room . Food was delicious!
  24. G

    Gigi

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the Brussels sprouts! Penne ala vodka with chicken is excellent! Our waitress Gina was great and very attentive! Will return next time in town!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dinner while in AC area. Nucky’s was great overall and super as a first time visit. Our server Gianna was very friendly and helpful made a great meal even better. We will be back! Loved it! Loved the Boardwalk Empire theme!
  26. M

    Maxie

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so charming!! I wanted to try it all summer and finally did last night. The filet tip sandwich is unreal!!! And the short rib tacos amazing!! Brussels sprouts delicious. Ordered a dirty martini and loved it. The service was fabulous and some “live” music that was enjoyable. Don’t miss this hidden gem. Their menu is great we sat downstairs but the upstairs is an elegant dining atmosphere just didn’t want that last night. We will definitely be back!!
  27. MR

    MichelleR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, drinks we well made, nice atmosphere. Would definitely go back
  28. L

    Linds

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We have been to Nucky’s previously and really enjoyed the service and food. Our most recent experience was not the same. The quality of food went down as well the drinks. Our server was nice but we were disappointed with our overall experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Service was excellent.food was ok,there is no speakeasy.there is a small bar with no ambiance and a singer in corner behind piano.would not go back.
  30. D

    Del0430

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cool place to eat at. Definitely plays into the theme.
  31. ME

    MikeE

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Nucky's! We were very pleased! The food was awesome and the environment was cool and laid back. We look forward to coming back again!
  32. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nun need it was very professional and treated with dignity and awesome. Great night.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eloped on the beach and came to Nuckys for dinner and it was so beautiful and wonderful
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to hang out.
  35. JM

    JohnM

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had drinks & food at the downstairs bar. Drinks were good. Food portions large and bartender was attentive. They also had music which raised the noise level a bit but the musician was great and the sound level was appropriate. We’ll be back
  36. SM

    SuzanneM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Restaurant is lovely. Whoever was the creative guide behind the renovation was very talented and paid attention to all the art deco details, artwork, lighting, window treatments, etc... . Such a special atmosphere with its double height ceilings and a terrific combination with the downstairs theater. Ordered the tuna, salmon, hanger steak and pasta with crab sauce along with brussel sprout appetizer. Deserts were PB pie and cannolis. All meals were good, appetizer was excellent, and desserts were great too. My only disappointment was that we were seated next to the kitchen in a restaurant that had lots of other open tables at a better location. I didn't ask to change tables since our friends arrived first and were already settled in. This is the second time in recent months that I was seated at an undesirable table location when using the Open Table Ap. Previously I was always seated at a great table. Nonetheless, this place is a real gem. I will be back soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The ‘upstairs’ dining room Charles the hallway with the balcony seats for the theater. Set in the roaring ‘20s style, it is a unique setting. The dining room with big windows to the outside balcony deck, is also open to the kitchen activity. The Brussels Sprouts were deep fried with bacon bits, and topped with a honey drizzle and goat cheese. Recommend this highly. The Ahi Tuna entree was served over a avocado and pepper relish and was excellent. Aside from the noise, our apparently inexperienced server had a lot to learn about the menu and prompt timely service.
  38. JK

    JosephK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great gem of a restaurant. Fantastic atmosphere and food/drinks to match.
  39. B

    chefBen

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We found this gem through open table reviews. They were spot on and everything was wonderful! The Brussels sprouts were Devine as was my wife’s Luciano pasta and my daughters penne aka vodka. The key lime pie was exceptional but the peanut butter pie was next level good. Save room for dessert! The atmosphere in an old movie theater was fun and unique. You won’t be disappointed!
  40. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to visit when in Ventnor. The food, drinks and service is great. We stopped in for happy hour, stayed for a little live music and then saw a movie.

FAQs

Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy is rated 4.4 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Nucky's Kitchen & Speakeasy

5211 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ventnor City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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