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The Twenties Restaurant

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56 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Housing the second oldest bar in Atlantic City, The Twenties Bistro serves up classic American fair with a 1920's inspired spin. The restaurant is open seven days a week and serves both breakfast and dinner alongside of a Prohibition-style bar that dates back to the Roaring Twenties era. Legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Nucky Johnson, Princess Grace of Monaco, John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra have all been guests at this historical landmark. In accordance with current state & local Covid-19 restrictions & guidelines, The Twenties Restaurant is only able to serve to a limited capacity of 25%. Breakfast seating is on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 56 people are saying
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3.2based on recent ratings
3.2
food
3.0
service
3.1
ambience
2.9
value
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VirginiaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My husband and I came here during our stay at the Claridge. Upon arrival we were greeted by a wonderful lady with red hair at the front. Once seated, Roy was our waiter. My only complaint is that Roy wasn’t at all verse with your wine list or food. The food actually made up slightly for the night. However, the manager on duty Barry did not interact with us or any of the other black patrons. Barry made jokes, checked on food and even gave good recommendations but never once looked the way of any of the black patrons there. It wasn’t until my husband was absolutely furious that our food was brought out after a couple who had just arrived. He gave us a free dessert to try and soothe the blow but it was sent enough. The drink that was made was horrible and wasn’t mixed well at all. Will definitely stay at the hotel again just won’t eat there for food.

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JohnR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought this was beautiful and good and service were wonderful!

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It 15 minues after we were seatw
Ed before we saw a server. The food was served cold. I will not return nor recommend.

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MsBMLopez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious. The service was great. Will definitely come back!

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ColleenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

reservations 7:30 dinner arrived at 9:00. Place was not even busy. Food was not good!!.

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KristenK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had a reservation at 7:45. Ordered a drink when we sat down, waiter forgot. Asked again 15 minutes later, waiter forgot again. Ordered soup & filet mignon. 8:45 and still no soup. Asked the waiter if he knew when our food would be coming out. 20 minutes later I got my soup with my filet mignon, all at the same time. Over an hour for soup? Mind you there were only about 4 other tables, the place was empty. Sadly the filet mignon tasted like I had been frozen for months during the shut-down, then defrosted and cooked. Which is probably exactly what happened. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were excited that we were in Atlantic City on the first day that restaurants could serve people in house following the nationwide shutdown. Our excitement was quickly replaced by incredulousness.

I ordered the lobster capellini. It came out cold, was drenched in a “vodka sauce” that tasted like ketchup. When I reported the temperature to the waiter he seems extremely confused; he stared at me for a minute until I asked him to take it back and warm it.
He took it back to the kitchen and when he returned, it had been microwaved into a steaming pile of now overcooked pasta, and rubbery chunks of lobster that tasted like ketchup. Needless to say, I paid $30 for a dish that was inedible.

We think our waiter was mostly likely a bus boy that had been pressed into service. He could not answer any questions about the menu and was terribly confused . At one point, the couple at the table next to us had been waiting 30 minutes after being seated for him to take their order.

I could go on about the hard rolls, the waiter’s confused look when I asked for a wine list but, I think my point has been made.

This restaurant’s best days are clearly behind it and the Radisson doesn’t seem to be interested in fixing its issues.

My guess is that this historic beauty will be left to die like the rest of Atlantic City.

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vipAnthonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed. Why is it on opentable?

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vipRobertT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant located in Claridge Hotel. We were the only patrons for almost the entire dinner. The waiter was delightful and a pleasure to talk to. We were there for AC restaurant week and the meal consisted of a opening course of salad. The main course was surf and turf, filet and Brazilian lobster. The dessert was an assortment of small cakes. All of the food was very good. The restaurant is off the beaten path and difficult to find. This is a shame as the restaurant is very good. I don't know what the intent of the Claridge is as far as the plan to position this restaurant amongst its peers but in my opinion they are doing this restaurant a complete disservice. More people deserve to experience this place. Hidden gem

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noeliat
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for the breakfast buffet it was good and the price was good as well.

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Suemae
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Serving was very unorganized. Never told special menu of the night or if we had choice. Service was slow.

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NicoleB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and beautiful presentation too. It was the perfect date night drinks/dinner/dessert for my husband and I!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, poor service and food was not good at all. Took 45 mins just to get drinks, we sat down and no one came over for 20 mintues. When the filet mignon was dry and had no taste. Very disappointed.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The character, beauty, and architecture of the building was really warm and welcoming.
Our service was spectacular, and even though we had a steak come out overdone, the chef was gracious and sent out the most delicious calamari I have ever eaten while he grilled another one. The four of us had a combination of Thanksgiving dinner, Grilled Salmon, and Steaks. Each meal was phenomenal.
We will be returning!!
There were several tables empty and that is so sad for this hidden gem!!!
Attached to Bally’s casino with a covered entry to the casino.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

José was a great server! The chef coming out to greet us and ask us how our meal was...loved it!

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vipFitGuy
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited an hour at the table and all I got was a drink and bread

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A beautiful location. The staff was fast and efficient. The food was just ok. A bit heavy on the salt. Very over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb and the service was great. It wasn't too crowded. We'd definitely go back.

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viphkhenry
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Atlantic city. Wie welcome it. Prix Fixe was amazing

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LuvMyFood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok I always give five stars this is the first time I have given less then 5 stars until now the waiter was nice and the food was good I ordered the gnocchi and my bf got fettuccine pesto these should have been between 15-18 dollars each with apps and non alcoholic drinks the bill should have been 60 usd totall we got the bill it was 106 with tip it was a 126 usd Meal not worth that price ! And worse yet the place was empty on a friday night they were empty in a hotel they were empty ! That should not be!

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Mike
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner at the Twenties during a romantic little getway this past week. The food was very very good and the service was excellent. Great atmosphere. I would definitely revisit.

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FaithMacK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the last reservation (9:30PM ) on a weekday, off-season. It was my girl's 30th birthday, and after the last table left, we were the only ones. Our waiter was very gracious, and we ordered off of the prefix menu (the salad and calamari aps, the salmon and chicken parm entrees, and one of each desserts) and everything was absolutely delicious and made to order for us. If you are a fan of the 20's atmosphere, music and vibe, you will love this restaurant. It has been redone (as well as the Claridge hotel) and they have been redone very well. We stayed at the hotel and it was clean, comfortable, accommodating and relaxing from everything from our room to the pool. GO!

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RaeRae
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the ambiance. Our waiter was most professional. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed The Twenties restaurant and the decor was beautiful. Prices were good and the coconut cake was awesome. I felt the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate dinner here and it was a very good, tasty meal. I had the salmon it was delicious my husband had the chicken parmegi also tasty! Also the room service was great we had breakfast and everything was to order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was spectacular (had bucatini amatriciana and the stuffed pork chop in demi-glace) Service by Jose was even better. Real passionate fellow. Real interesting guy. Only things I would change to help atmosphere would be dim the lights more, have table cloths and real candles instead of place mats and led candles. This would then make the place more authentic with the history of the Claridge it is trying to convey.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Twenties was nearly empty for an early dinner. The service was prompt and the waitstaff was knowledgeable.

They have a nice wine list with some unique takes on cocktails, too.

The risotto which came with the scallops was the highlight of the meal; the carpaccio was good, but accompanied by a mound of greens which were unnecessary. The steak was done perfectly, but the side of garlic potatoes was an additional charge.

The atmosphere fit well with the restaurant's own advertising for style and ambience. Excellent for a slow, romantic meal.

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vipCindyJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Pretty nice inside but after that it was horrible. There are staffing issues to say the least.
The bartender is also the hostess and then runs through the dining room to the kitchen
repeatedly. It took a half and hour to get a drink. An hour to get our salad. The app came out with our dinner and hour and a half later. The waiter told us the first one was burned.
The prosciutto wrapped shrimp app was over risotto and was the only good thing. My husband
ordered gnocchi with only a light amount of sauce. It came out swimming in sauce and the
waiter said the kitchen didn't listen and he could take it back if we wanted. I ordered the tuna
and I should have sent it back. It was so overdone and tough. I was so hungry at that point I needed to eat something. Not a good experience at all

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kathrinay
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. Our waiter was very attendant and knowledgeable. I was surprised to find that they were out of lamb and hollandaise sauce for the steak we ordered instead. Quality of salads were fresh and cold. Steak was very good. Waiter was really personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good and professional. The food was not only pretty but delicious. I highly recommend the caprese salad...the mozzarella was so fresh and creamy. I also had the crab cake dinner and a side of the garlic greenbeans which were excellent. My husband had the ribeye which was cooked perfectly along with the olive oil garlic mashed potatoes. He said the corn chowder soup was above average, as well. I think this is a hidden gem....I would definitely dine here again, if in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The dining room was tacky, not upscale in any way. The food was overpriced, especially for what we ordered. And we both got sick to our stomachs after eating the food there. The experience ruined our wedding night. I would never go back. And I will not recommend the restaurant, in fact I might go out of my way to let anyone considering eating there know how terrible it was.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 7pm, we arrived about 5 minutes early to find the restaurant nearly silent and almost entirely empty. There were four tables occupied when we entered the dining room - one, a group of six made up of older couples, who looked like they were wrapping things up (they left shortly after we sat down). There was also a family of four, a couple, and then a group of about 8 young women in their twenties or early thirties. No one was talking, or eating. The waiter was terse and not particularly warm, but when we ordered our drinks we felt optimistic. That was the high point of the experience. About 20 minutes after we had ordered we had received no drinks, not even a complementary basket of bread. That's when we noticed the group of 8 talking to their waiter who was saying "I'll talk to the chef, yes, I'll send out the manager." "Uh oh" we thought. Then we noticed our own waiter was gone and no where to be seen, the bar tender was overheard on the phone saying to what I can only assume was a hotel guest ordering their dinner "Your food won't be ready for at least an hour." Then the chef/manager (?) came out and addressed the group of 8 in a very rude and off-putting manner. One woman said they had been there for over 2 hours and hadn't received any food yet. The manager said "I don't know what you want me to do, it's not ready yet, we have three guys working on it." It went from there. We watched the whole scene unfold and then suddenly realized we'd rather be anywhere but in that awful tomb of a restaurant, not eating our rather expensive pasta that we'd ordered. When the women left without having eaten any food after 2 hours, we decided to make a break for it and we left too. We cancelled our drinks and as we went to get on the elevator to exit, we met our waiter who was coming out of the elevator! The whole experience was bizarre and it felt like we were on "Kitchen Nightmares" - stay away!

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JamesS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Besides the fact that they ran out of"soup of the day, dinner rolls were stale. My wife ordered a salad,which they forgot.
That's enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small but elegant venue was cozy with great furniture, great service with a smile and great portions. The manager smiled, greeted my wife and I. The waiter was awesome and had knowledge of the food and was very courteous. Helped my wife with her napkin and coat!

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vipNeenie17
Atlantic City
40 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent -- Thanks Donnie !!! Good was wonderful !! The ambiance was just so-so !

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CarolG
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We tried Twenties for the first time during restaurant week. We were drawn by the menu they had chosen for the week. The space is wood paneled and warm. If you'r lucky enough to be seated by a window, you'l have a wonderful view of the boardwalk.
Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. Make sure to leave room for the coconut cake if they have it on the menu.

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vipCharna
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, impeccable service, romantic spot with great scenery. The owner, who also hosts Mama Mia, is the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet.

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Bandit
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Caesar salad is not ur typical Ceasar. It was grilled & did not have enough dressing on it. Also was not chopped.... Great value for restaurant week!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We live in town and went to the Twenties during restaurant week to support a local non casino restaurant. The bartender was great Things went downhill after that. The waitress seemed inexperienced and unprepared. She did not know anything about the menus choices and could make no suggestions . Of 4 meals served not one was enjoyed at our table. Salmon inconsistently cooked pasta sauce overly sweet, chicken over salted and steak ordered rare arrived dry and well done. Second steak also dry and medium. First steak was served with green beans and the second arrived with asparagus . Steak was left on the plate and server was advised it was not edible. She replied " that's a shame" Check contained no reduction for the uneaten meal.
When we expressed our concerns to the manager we were given his card and apologies. He suggested we return some time and he would treat us to ' a drink or something" he also acknowledged he was in the kitchen when the steak was returned but never came to the table himself. He will not have to worry about buying us that drink. We won't be returning
4 people , 3 casino employees and a nurse who interact with people all day could have been great advertisers for the restaurant. Instead we will share our disappointment with the food, the service and the management of The Twenties.

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Liv2eat
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place to dine for any occasion. The food and portion sizes were great and the atmosphere is great. Our server was great and very polite and friendly.

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The Twenties Restaurant is rated 3.2 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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