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The Yard - Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

The Yard - Bally's Atlantic City

3.2
3.2
73 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
A beer garden-style venue offering live entertainment, a gastro-pub style menu, a curated tap list featuring local and national brewers, and craft cocktails. Adding to this experience will be 90’s themed arcade games, lounge-style seating, and an indoor and outdoor stage for live entertainment. Located at Bally’s courtyard just steps off the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am

  • Phone number

    (609) 340-2914

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic City

    Hot Spot

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  1. L

    Lynne

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Caysual with breezes off the ocean..and grteat beer selection!
  2. a

    anthonyt

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Tried lunch at The Yard, Me,wife,daughter,and grandson, food was so,so, fans on ceiling spinning at 100 miles per hour, blowing everything all over, was like a wind tunnel, Waiter was very nice.
  3. KP

    KarenP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Full dinner menu not available- only on weekends. Bar menu had limited options and most sandwich items have 🌶. We were not told about limited menu until after seated and felt too late to leave. We thought we would patron this new spot, but wish Harry's was back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow. No kid options when dinning with a family. Had a nice time waiter was good.
  5. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservation online. Arrived at hostess station, asked to be seated outside. This hostess pointed clear across the restaurant and said you have to see her. No bother to walk us across or contact in anyway the outdoor hostess (place was not busy). Arrived at the outside hostess and went through the online reservation, and she pointed at the one that had sent us to her and said you need to see her. I replied we wanted to sit outside and she (other hostess) had told us to see you. This took the outside hostess aback, she fumbled a bit and finally seated our party of 3. Then begun the wait. Waited, and waited, and waited for someone to show-up to at least take drink orders. After at least 20 minutes I walked over to the outside hostess and asked if anyone was going to wait on us. She looked wide eyed and bewildered and said "how many in your party", like this is the very first time she set eyes on me! I said you seated my party 20 minutes ago, is someone going to wait on us. This was clearly way too much for her to comprehend. At this point we walked away and had a fabulous burger and equally fabulous service at Johnny Rockets. One and done will not be back to the Yard.
  6. KB

    KelliB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We waited for a drink to be ordered for at least 15min. No one came over to ask how our food was, the food runner had no idea where the food was going. We had to read the slip to see if it was ours.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    It was okay food. Service was VERY slow. Featured items on the menu like the stacker came out and barely had any toppings on it. Fun ambiance, better experience if you go for drinks, not sitting down.
  8. LG

    LisaG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    4:30 people dressed inappropriate. Lady in thong bikini dancing in only that body parts exposed. Should have been in strip joint. Too loud- could not hear table mates had to point at menu for waiter. Food just ok not like what was shown on tv at opening. Only positive was waiter.
  9. MD

    MDLiving

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Went in for lunch at 12:30 yesterday, asked how long of a wait there was and the hostess looked at me like she was annoyed and said reservations only. So we went on open table And there were reservations available at 1pm here at the Yard! Now one would have thought the hostess would have just told us that we could do that but no. So we made the 1pm reservation and waited at one of the tables that wasn’t occupied outside along with about 10 total other tables that weren’t being sat at but I get that could because not enough servers. We watched a couple bring outside food and sit at a table next to us right in front of the hostess yet they didn’t mind that but when I asked at 12:45 if we could be seated since we have a reservation she said no we have other people in front of you. She literally made us wait until 1pm on the dot while none of those other ravens that were open were seated, they both had terrible terrible attitudes forwards me. As a business owner I wouldn’t want these two representing my company in any capacity. Their attitudes were just flat out ignorant and I’ve literally never written a review on any site but this is how bad it was.
  10. DM

    DeneenM

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Limited menu. Drinks were very strong. Cool if you are just grabbing a quick bite.
  11. EL

    EllLiv13Nana

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Disappointed that dinner menu isn't available during the week. Bar menu is decent. Our server Rob was excellent
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & beer
  13. l

    louwho

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was good, service was lacking a little. Waiter was super friendly and they were busy however he didn’t come back to the table for a while and two of us were without drinks. Till he came back we were ready for the check and never did get more drinks.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Need a kids menu. Awesome outdoors space.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a friend and we both thought the place was great. The atmosphere had a very cool vibe. Our server was very attentive. I had the grilled Caesar salad with shrimp and it was delicious. My friend had the blacken Maui and cleaned her plate. They have music after 9:30, but unfortunately we couldn’t stay for it. I would definitely come back.
  16. n

    nick

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible food and service won't be back. wait staff was slow and the hamburger was dry
  17. K

    Kath

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Very limited and over priced menu. We left.
  18. JO

    JOSEPHC

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time good music and good food and drink
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The cheeseburger was very good I didn’t like the salad
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first tried to get into this restaurant July 4th weekend and they said there was no tables open even though every table in the restaurant was literally empty. despite the very negative reviews I still wanted to check it out and was able to make a reservation for 3 people. We were seated right away and our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful in helping us choose our meals. We ordered a burger, the mahi rueben and the stacker. All three came out pretty quickly and were DELISH. We were very happy with our meal and can’t wait to go back. Please give this place a try despite the other bad reviews.
  21. L

    Leen

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place to go.very nice service is excellent.Prices are reasonable.
  22. d

    debsie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    I have been to the yard approximately 10 times prior to last night. I have had numerous melon cosmos,cheesesteak egg rolls, fried chicken dinner and many other choices. I had no idea your menu last night was going to offer 6 things. Very disappointing. I had a chicken sandwich and had to send it back…. I don’t know that I could recommend the restaurant at this time
  23. N

    wineNdinegirl

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had several requests that were unable to be fulfilled. We ordered mojitos as drink selection and we’re told they didn’t make them, no problem, however the waitress said they had the ingredients. In addition, I ordered my smash burger medium rare, it was well done. But it was still good because of the taste of the beef. But it could have been so much better. Truly miss Harry’s, it was so much better in terms of selection.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    After being seated it was very slow receiving service. The “Surprise” sauce was definitely NOT a welcome one on the cold chips with our appetizer. Burger and steak were mediocre but fries soggy, greasy and inedible considering the truffle upcharge. We may try again next season when they have had time settle in but will skip next month on our final trip of the season.
  25. NI

    NICOLED

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    lots of "unbussed" tables...short staffed...waiter was very nice, and hard working, but very overworked due to staff shortage...lots of foot traffic from people cutting through from the beach and boardwalk...food was awful! and overpriced... i did expect to pay more for the meal, but i expected it to be somewhat good...very disappointed! will not go back
  26. JG

    JoanG

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service at the bar and the tables was poor. We attributed this to them being only open 2 weeks. However, a supervisor should have been around to keep things from falling off the rails. No olives for a martini and no cherries for their signature manhatten. Pork sandwich was supposed to have long hots but mine was missing. Husband's burger was cooked as ordered. Waiter handed us bill including credit card receipt to add the tip and we had the credit card in folio but it wasn't rung up. We got up to leave unaware and he came after us and we felt like he was accusing us of try to skip out. Embarrassing. Probably won't go back this summer but may give it another try in the fall. Venue has a lot of potential.
  27. a

    andrewk

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Dissatisfied that they only had a very small bar menu on Monday at 8:30 for dinner. We expected the regular menus
  28. G

    Gallo

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don’t waste your time. Have to have to walk to find the hostess station as no signs are displayed. Once I finally found it, was seated and within one minute a server came over even before I had a chance to look at the menu, asked for a few minutes, and he never came back, so I left. As I was leaving I explained to hostess server never came back and she did nothing to keep me there.
  29. LR

    LorraineR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The disappointment was they have a limited menu during the week. Their web site does not mention this. What we did have was very good and the service was very good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After reading so many negative reviews we were skeptical going here for dinner. But we had the best experience that started with our waiter who was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The appetizers were delicious ( tots and wings) as well as the burgers and mahi sandwich. We would totally recommend this place !
  31. Z

    Zanny

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Sadly, the replacement to HARRY"S OYSTER BAR is lacking in many ways. The ambience is sterile. The food is so so (had to send our spoiled green salad back to the kitchen and the flat bread arrived cold. The server was very sweet and accommodating, so no complaints there. Cannot understand what Bally's was thinking when they did not renew Harry's but instead went with this " bar". Will not be returning.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Love the new renovation. Our server/manager Lauren was AMAZING. She’s fun, attentive and made sure we had a great experience. Unfortunately, the bacon cheeseburger I had wasn’t good. It was dry and over cooked. I only ate half of it and that’s only because I was hungry.
  33. SG

    SebbyG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    This place has all the makings of a great summer restaurant bar in an entertainment venue. The location (just off the boardwalk) and atmosphere (a glass-enclosed beer garden) is unique for Atlantic City and the menu is surprisingly inventive for “bar food.” We were also surprised by the food quality which is above average. HOWEVER, unfortunately, until The Yard gets serious about hiring waitstaff and an on-site manager I cannot recommend this restaurant. We were there on a Saturday night in the summer, and they only had three servers working in the very expansive space. The result was backed up-food food orders, disgruntled diners, and a negative experience for customers and staff alike. Additionally, while this is a great nighttime bar live music venue, during dinner hours, the music is played at a deafening level making it impossible to enjoy the meal or communicate with others at your table. Bally’s you have something good here. Please hire waitstaff and get a manager for this restaurant who understands that 5:00 PM to 8:30 is dinner time and after that is party time. Until those changes are made – I cannot recommend The Yard as much as I wanted to like it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a group of 5 for lunch and drinks. Fun cocktail list and cocktails were good. Also a good beer list. We got the large brat platter to share and it was really good. Three different types of brat/sausage, lots of pretzel bites, pickles, couple of cheeses that were grilled and some cauliflower. Two person husband & wife band was awesome (High Five Swan Dive). Place is pretty new and the service was a bit uneven, good at times and slow other times - we were there for 2.5+ hours.
  35. MR

    MrsRoman

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Dined here last night with my husband and we were actually considering canceling once we saw the dining area. The outdoor area and indoor stage area look really nice. But The inside dining area looks rough. Main bar was closed and empty. Tarps over a card table and overall drab. Does not match the outdoor space at all. But it was the only place open at 10pm that was still serving food (inside Ballys) so we stayed. Our server Angel was a joy! Very friendly and energetic. The food was delicious and the servings were very generous. Too much for just 2 people. The Old Bay wings were so good! The food and our amazing server def made up for the appearance and lackluster vibe of the indoor dining area. Once we finished dinner we moved over to the middle room that had an awesome live band playing. We planned on staying another hour or two and enjoying the music but our experience at that main bar was awful. The bartenders were super busy. Bar was packed. But It was almost as if they were picking out who to serve. An older gentleman bartender literally stopped in front of me (after waiting about 8 mins), looked me in the eye and asked the lady next to me (who had just walked up) what she wanted. He did this about 2 more times til my husband came and stood by me. Then he went over to him! Still ignoring me. My husband directed him to me and said “she’s been waiting here forever”. He took our order as if it pained him to do so. So weird. I don’t know what else to call it. We got our drinks and left. He kind of killed the night for us. I would def go back but I would just order drinks with a server inside. Ask for Angels section. He’s great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    False advertising. I made reservations specifically for “the yard” portion as I knew the official opening was July 1st. When we arrived, they said it was closed as they were setting up for a night club and offered us seating in doors. Our reservations were for 7:00pm… I normally don’t give reviews to places I don’t eat at but all the other reviews are right. Safe your time and go elsewhere.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Great music and outdoor atmosphere. Over priced hotdogs, menu lacking healthy alternatives. Not sure if we will return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had an 11 pm reservation, and on arrival we were told the kitchen was closed. They had sent a message through Open Table that we had no way to receive. All other food options in the hotel were already closed, and we went to bed hungry.
  39. DS

    DianneS

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We never ate there. I wanted the dinner menu with the califlower on that menu and they only offered us the bar menu. I am a vegetarian so that is what I could eat.
  40. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I know they just opened but this was a terrible experience for my party of 6..2 of us never got our drink..4 very hard as a rock hamburgers and a big fat check of over 200 bucks. The service was so slow it was actually comical. Your never gonna make it like this!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Yard - Bally's Atlantic City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 340-2914.

The Yard - Bally's Atlantic City is rated 3.2 stars by 73 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 29 times today
Google Map for The Yard - Bally's Atlantic City

1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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