The VÜE Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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39 reviews
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The VÜE Rooftop Bar & Lounge, located on the 23rd floor of The Claridge Hotel is known as Atlantic City’s exclusive rooftop bar with an unforgettable panoramic view of the city skyline and ocean. The lounge offers a cosmopolitan menu made up of local favorites with fresh ingredients. The contemporary design allows for guests to sit back and enjoy the historical city with indoor and outdoor unforgettable views throughout. The Claridge Hotel, nicknamed in 1929 as “Skyscraper by the Sea” boasts a Boardwalk Empire era style décor, portrayed in all 483 renovated guest rooms.
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Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I visited the Vue for the first time and we were pleased with the overall experience. Food was very good and drinks were good as well. We had the Happy Hour special of 3 Apps and a bottle of wine which is a good special. We had the wings, shrimp cocktail, and quesadillas with our bottle of wine. We will return.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was poor. Temperature of my steak was not good, wine was substandard. This was my worse dining experience from a food and drink point of view. Wait staff was excellent and tried their best to make up for the poor food quality.

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OT
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great view. A little disorganized and understaffed outside. Inside bar is nice.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

every bad review is true we were there for 25 minutes and nobody came to our table

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KH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I made a reservation for an early lunch but there was no server to assist us. The bar tender had to bring us our food and clear the tables between servicing the bar. Felt a little forgotten for most of the meal. Food was tasty but a little under seasoned.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took over an hour to get our drinks let alone food. Service was terrible.

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H
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst experience of a rooftop bar EVER! Hopefully it was just because it was the 4th of July. It was our one year anniversary so I wanted it to be special. We made reservations WAY in advance but when we got there, no one took our name and we were told we could sit wherever. I was hoping for something romantic but there was nothing romantic about it. The service was unbelievably unacceptable. There aren’t even enough characters available to write everything. The waitstaff never came to us. My husband had to track her down just to get a menu. There were no table settings. People had food on their tables but it looked like the food came from Nathan’s in take out trays. Weird. When we finally got a menu, it was not the same menu that was online. All we ordered were drinks when she finally returned and it took about 25 minutes just to get a coke. I never got my water and waitress said They were out of Heineken and had to get more. I ordered water again. It never came. My husband wound up going inside to get his drink and my water. The water was rancid and he had trouble getting drinks inside as well. It was so unorganized, I wouldn’t recommend going there for a romantic evening. If you want to just hang on a rooftop and don’t mind kids climbing on furniture...this is your place. Again, I hope it’s just the fact that it was a holiday but we will never know because we will never be back AND our Anniversary dinner was ruined. We never even got to order food.

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t
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening at AC’s only rooftop bar. Service and food was great and exceptional attention to bartender Mortimer. A+

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RH
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely night, and our server, Lily, was terrific.

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SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bartender in the Vue (Jerry) has one of the best personalities I have been around. The service is great and all the employees make you feel welcomed. I don't think anyone is disappointed after going to the Vue.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

On vacation we came here to watch the fireworks outside during dinner. There was no hostess and no one to greet us. We wandered around until we found someone on the floor. We asked to be outside and were told to seat ourselves, so we did. We weren’t brought any menus. A good 15 minutes went by so I went in and asked if we should order at the bar. The waitress said no, that she’d be right with us. Another 10-15 minutes and still no service. I went in and asked for menus and the waitress asked where we were seated. She gave me the menus and I told her where we were seated (even though the place is super small). Another 15 minutes went by and I caught her attention as she was walking to another table. Once we finally got our drinks they were watered-down. Food was mediocre. Everything was way over-priced for what was given to us. Good spot if you want the view. But don’t bother for drinks and dinner.

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DM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the rooftop. Weather, music, service, food, drinks, dancing and ambiance were terrific 🥂👍🍾

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EM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

My husband and I arrived last saturday around 6:30 pm. It was not crowded. They told us we could sit anywhere and we found a beautiful table on the corner overlooking beach and bay. The menu looked promising, and was different than online. We both ordered wine. We ordered the upper priced wines. We both thought the wine was terrible. I dealt with mine and my husband sent his back. He asked for a cosmo. he said it was sweet but better than the wine. halfway through, he noticed a crack in the glass. All bad signs. It took a while for our food to come out - however we didn't want to rush. The shrimp cocktail was nice, however, the cocktail sauce was awful. I don't know how they screwed that up. next was salad - fairly large and pretty good. We also ordered a salmon dinner and we split it. It was very fair, but a good value. I would rather have paid a little more - 17 for a salmon dinner, and 15 for a pinot noir that was definitely not the pinot that was listed on the menu. Something is wrong here! Lastly, when we were done eating - we asked for the check and that took about 25 minutes. The service was slow, at some point we were just trying to enjoy the scenery but a check should never take that long. The couple who left before us I think just went up to the host and tried to pay that way - we should have too. I wouldn't return unless I could bring my own food and drink - as the view is outstanding! But they could do much better here!

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W
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This is not a restaurant. It is a Townie bar that has a limited bar menu for food.

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RG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Bar open until 2 kitchen was done by 10:30. Greasy chips was the only option. If you want people to drink more, have food !
Jerry is the man behind the bar !!!!!

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KT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, we celebrated a friends birthday. 🎂We did apps and drinks. The housemade chips and coconut mojitos was favorite of ours. Would recommend and will be back when we come back to AC😁

Also we loved 💖the DJ! Music was a great mix of everything!!🔥🔥

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ML
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool day, very windly. However. Great view when walking outside!! Must be packed in Summer. Nice!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We were staying on the 7th floor and had a hell of a time getting up to the Vue!
The elevators only go to the 21st floor. There is one that does go to the 23rd but we couldn’t get it. There should be a sign saying go to the 21st floor and take the stairs to the 23rd. That’s what we did but took us 15 minutes from our room to there. We spent time waiting for elevators that never came, etc. This wouldn’t have been a problem except it took another 10 minutes to get menus after being seated, another 10 minutes for someone to take our order, and then about 30 minutes later we were still waiting for our food. We wanted to leave there at 7:15 for an 8:00 show. The food was delicious, yet we didn’t have the time to finish so we took it with us. Maybe they were short of staff that night.

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JM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was warm and welcoming. Ambiance was spectacular and the food was delicious. Have already told friends and family about The VUE. I have highly recommended it to everyone.

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NW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

First off, there should be mention of only 2 of the elevators from the main lobby being able to take you to the restaurant. I asked someone that worked there and she gave me the wrong floor. Outside of the view, I would not recommend this place. There are only a few tables, maybe due to the time of year, and it's pretty much self seating. I made a reservation and listed it was for a birthday, which was a waste of time because that was not recognized in anyway. The service was not great and the menu options were limited, so a dessert wasn't even an option. The food was just ok. If you want a nice view and drinks and have no other options this was be a choice, but I would suggest venturing to another location if you want quality service and a meal.

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AO
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and i set reservations but unfortunately we didnt make it on time. However later on that evening we went an it was simply the best view. We order hot wings which could have been a little more well done but they were tasty the drinks were Great the atmosphere was wonderful. The DJ played up to date music. My Husband an I will be back. Thanks Claridge.

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EH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We actually went to the VUE twice during our short stay at the Claridge. Bartenders were a bright spot. Very friendly and quick to answer any question that came up.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate a late supper Saturday evening at the VUE, roof top bar consisting of Appetizers & drinks...staff were very accommodating, friendly & eager to please. The views of the sunset were outstanding. Food presentation was appealing, temperature of our selections were spot on & food taste & quality was very good. Sunday we attended the Brunch, again on the roof top. Available were an omelette station, various bagels, muffins, croissants, breads, scrambled eggs with bacon/sausage, French toast, hash brown potatoes, fresh fruits, chicken, salmon, asparagus & several other items. The fruit selections consisted of sliced pineapple, strawberries, honey dew, cantaloupe & grapes. The sliced pineapple & strawberries were so sweet & tender (which totally shocked me) as out of season or fruit not locally grown can sometimes be hard & tasteless. Not the case here, so kudos to the chef on every aspect involved in meal preparation from knowing which vendors offer quality food items to buy from, to preparing & presenting the meals. A great experience & I will definitely be returning. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!

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SM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Absolutely disappointed, I’m still not sure if I ever got checked in for open table. The rooftop area has absolutely amazing views, but the service and food were terrible. The fire pit stopped working shortly after sitting down. This place has a lot of potential, but it has a long way to go. Not impressed with anything other than the view and I can go someplace else for the view with much better service!

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VM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time we stayed until they actually closed... The server was amazing and the food was delicious.

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m
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for the air show preview day. Your server, Anil, did a fabulous job with the unexpected crowd that showed up.

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p
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Had a reservation. Was the 2nd group there. Gave drink order. No drinks. Finally went in and got our drinks at the bar. Was the last ones to get food. 3 meals were wrong. The staff kept saying they were not expecting this many people. It was the AC Airshow practice day. It was not full at all-maybe half full on one side. There was no one on the left side. As I said we had a reservation as I am sure others did.

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TC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Seemed under staffed. No one checked us in. We just walked outside and then a girl followed us with menus saying we can sit anywhere and she would come over to us. Seemed like only one server for the entire outside area which caused service to be slow. Girl seemed new because she didnt know how to answer questions like draft offerings for happy hour. Table was dirty took awhile for her to come back and clean it. Happy hour was a good value. Fat tire drafts were refreshing and chicken wings were delicious that we ordered another ordee. Nice view. Nicest thing about the claridge.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The view was ASSUME. The waitress was ASSUME. Food was ok, but cooked on site microwaved. Shrimp cocktail HORRIBLE. VIEW BREATHTAKING. Not as fancy as expected. They can really take out the reservations option. I was REALLY looking for more...

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RG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great “Vue” from the rooftop. Food was hot and tasty. Waitress very attentive.

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r
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

you need more domestic beers on tap for happy hours you only have one choice. the bar tender need more help took a long time for are wings to come out. the view is real nice but it was real windy the day we were there so could not realy enjoy it.

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DB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

The best rooftop view of the Atlantic City skyline.Great for drinks, very romantic setting. Would not go for the food!

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ER
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, food,environment and ambiance. Great view and atmosphere.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent view, and decently priced drinks. They have finger food, but nothing that will wow you. Great place to kick off the night, as long as its not too windy.

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N
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This is a fun place with a wide cast of characters - interesting open mic performances!

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JA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

They do not serve dinner or accept reservations so this was very misleading. Nice rooftop area to have a drink.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, service was excellent. It is very small inside. We made reservations for a table for 8 and a table for 6. When we arrived they did not have reservations because they DO NOT do reservations. I showed them our confirmations, etc and they had no idea how this could be since they do not accept nor do they make reservations. That was a little upsetting and we all squeezed into 2 little round tables that would seat 3 with 13 of us. Other than that, the DJ was good.

Would suggest that they take down their reservation tab since we were not the only group it happened to that night.

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OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not worth the elevator ride to the 23rd floor. What should have been a pleasant evening was clouded by a complete lack of anything remotely resembling an efficient operation.

We were greeted by a staff member disputing the fact that they took reservations despite making one on Open Table.

We were escorted to the outside seating area. Tables were sparse - almost an afterthought. The drinks we ordered were brought to us in plastic cups - not even sized for the type of drinks. We had to ask for napkins.

The menu is "small plates" were merely appetizers - no thought put into the presentation. For the most part they seemed to be like the frozen selection from a supermarket. Overcooked

Service was slow. The server apologized saying the kitchen was backed up despite the place being almost empty. Disregard the dress suggestion of "business casual". Shorts and tee shirts were in abundance.

Hopefully they will improve. The view was the only thing positive to comment on.

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DJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and nice ambiance. Stellar view overlooking the city and the water. Great for evenings. We really enjoyed ourselves

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