SAX Restaurant

4.3
326 reviews
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American
Every day dining with a relaxed, coastal vibe

SAX offers a delectable every day dining experience with eclectic fireside menus for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, SAX menus are perfect for any meal or gathering. This coastal experience paired with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, offers a feeling of home for casual, family-friendly dining throughout of year.

With extensive appetizer selections including buffalo shrimp, fondue, fried calamari, steamed mussels and truffle mac ‘n’ cheese in addition to homemade flat-breads and SAX’s signature cornbread, a classic comfort food, guests can indulge in a variety of starters or pair them with a favorite entree and dessert.
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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Staff was totally unorganized. Noise from wedding was way too loud.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had read noise reviews....and they were right...the Saturday night that we dined had. Wedding close by and a table
Of eight very loud women.....I love the sounds of fun so it was ok.... and then a relief to leave to the quiet evening.
The food was over the top delicious....I had meatloaf and my husband had pork. Both best we have ever had. Waiter was
Professional and friendly fun....

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K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there, new to the area looking forward to returning. Love the food and servers are very nice. One drawback is the weddings, 1st time not too loud this past time very loud. Probably go weekday next time.

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitstaff were extremely attentive! We really enjoyed the Bouillabaisse and the Steak entrees!!! It was a very pleasant meal!

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MT
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dinner we had for our twentieth anniversary. Excellent food and service. We had the beautiful room all to ourselves as we had a very early reservation on a cold and windy early spring Sunday evening. We can't wait to go back.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was very good, Waiter was excellent! Need more wait staff for busy spring weekends.

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K
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, Emily the waitress was so personable and food was delicious! We will definitely be back there.

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B
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was awful. There were only two or three tables occupied and we had to keep asking server for things such as more water etc.

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D
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Pretty much the same as always on a Saturday night. Very noisy with wedding next store. Service slow. Pricy. Food is saving grace -- but overpriced. Drinks generous.

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D
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner. I had the salmon cooked to perfection and my husband enjoyed the duck. I must mention the outstanding dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding. Well worth saving room for this decadent dessert. Services was excellent.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

enJOYed the first time experience from valet parking to the coffee. Crab Dip appetizer was delicious. Duck Breast and accompanying potatoes were awesome. Apple cheesecake was one of the best deserts we have ever eaten. Service by Ashton was impeccable. Looking forward to another visit - soon!

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DJ
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Perhaps our expectations were too high.

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GR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was the worst we have ever had at Sax. It took 20 minutes for our server to ask if we wanted any drinks and when we ordered the wine and he said he would be right back it was another 15 minutes. 30-35 minutes to get started is poor service. Our server said he had been a manager at another restaurant, but that is hard to believe considering how he was not able to properly serve a table.

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M
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere , good food , great service .

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit for dinner, won't be the last. Warm personable greeting, each request handled with smiling enthusiasm. A very tempting menu. Small but well thought out wine list. Our server Emily was excellent, and the Manager Steve was observant and helpful.
Our meal was fabulous, portions generous, preparations on point and presentation wonderful. I want to try everything on the menu.

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m
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was great and our meals were all very good! A fun way to spend a Friday night with friends

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Noisy, terrible slow service for a pre fine meal

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G
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seven of us enjoyed a NYE dinner at the restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. We did the same a few years ago - and it took a long time to be seated, and the service was slow and the wrong food was delivered. This time we were seated almost on time, the food was excellent, and the service met our expectations for a special NYE dinner.

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LR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SAX was the perfect choice for a relaxed New Years Eve dinner. The food was great and the service was wonderful! The kitchen was a bit backed up when we arrived for our reservation so they suggested we stop at the bar before being seated which was much better than sitting and waiting at the table. The servers on the floor were all in sync and worked well together. We were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We spend summers in Stone Harbor but The Reeds has us visiting year round now. Well done!

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RK
Naples
72 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Albeit, it is New Year's Eve and a busy evening for any restaurant. Ashton, our wait person, did a wonderful job despite the fact that the restaurant was obviously short staffed by 1 - 2 individuals. The food was very good and nicely presented.

What was disappointing was the inability of the staff to accommodate a table request change. Both the hostess and another woman were adamant that the table they sat us was where we were to sit. Period. Interesting, the table we requested was empty (and used to house water pitchers) for two hours. The front of the house really needs to understand that they are as key to a good customer experience as the kitchen and wait staff. They simply don't get it.

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CE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had several meals from Sax during our six night stay at the hotel. We enjoyed everything we had for breakfast, dinner, dessert and snacks - in the dining room or via room service. Very pleasant staff and hard working manager. Definitely will be back!

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m
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the ahi tuna appetizer which was very tasty. My husband ordered the braised short ribs which was so tender and delishious. My chicken dish was not as flavorful. I had entre envy and will order the braised ribs next time.

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MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a wedding and decided to go to Sax. The place is great and we had a wonderful dinner.

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WI
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table for two at 5PM on Christmas Day. We arrived 10 minutes early but were seated immediately by a delightful wait staff Kim. The atmosphere was relaxed and peaceful. We started with the cornbread, followed by soup, clam chowder best I have ever eaten, my husband had tomato soup which he described as a perfect blend and taste. I had the grilled seafood platter which was excellent and my husband had NY steak filet cooked to perfection. For dessert we shared an apple cheesecake which was creamy and delicious. The service was excellent, food delivery superior and beautiful end to Christmas Day.
We definitely will return and can't wait to try the waterfront dining when the summer season returns!!!

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S
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

we showed up 20 min early and they were still setting up. when making reservation we were asked if it was special occasion, it was anniversary ( no one mentioned it) guy pouring water was also waiter? No name given, I heard others ask him his name also. Waiter was a nice guy and things moved in a timely fashion until a couple brought in their 2 little brats and ruined the whole thing with the screaming and whining!!!! had to get out of there, No dessert fast few sips of coffee. was better a few years ago.

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B
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually all of the above

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D
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Noise - wedding reception next room. Expensive drinks. Service excellant

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ML
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We eat here often and it has always been great. This time a wedding sort of threw the dining room off

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D
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointing
Caesar salad was brown :/
Pasta dish was underwhelming

Need a new chef

Server Tim was great!

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SW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Based on going there on a recent Friday night, my assessment is that this is a good choice for the off season as it was pretty quiet, easy to get a seat and they offer good food. Drinks are always good here. They make a good cosmo by using real lime juice and my G & T was in a very tall glass! I had the Sax burger which was excellent and my wife had the crab cake sandwich which said was good. Caesar salad was enough for us to share. They offer higher end entrees as well that looked pretty good. This is a good option if you want to go somewhere other than the bar food restaurants in town.

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SH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant at the Jersey shore. While I know people think great dining can only happen in Cape May, SAX has an incredibly diverse menu, excellent wine list, vibrant energy, and beautiful location. It is our favorite place to go when dining at the shore.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was fair at best. Restaurant was out of a few main dishes so i had to request a dish not on the menu. Food was bland. Ambiance was nice.

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R
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Our server Tim was very enthusiastic and took great care of us. We both had burgers which were cooked perfectly. We started the evening at the outside bar which has a great sunset view of the bay

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our good friends for dinner who were visiting us for the weekend . Our waiter had a great personality and was very efficient . His name was John and he was working very hard , understaffed that night and he still had a smile . Food was delicious

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Multiple entrees were not available and they were out of their specials at 7pm

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KH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Drinks were very high priced. They were out of 4 of the entrees at a 7 pm seating. Food was flat, very little taste. Save your money.

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was terrible worst lobster bisque ever , pasta bolognese inedible. Mashed potatoes the only good thing. Even filet was poor. For these prices you would expect so much better. We left a good tip, not his fault, and got pizza. Yuk

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our filet was overcooked! Was not the best meal we have had. It was ok, but.... for the price, should have been better!

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MM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were to meet our friends at 6:00 for a drink before our 6:45 dinner reservation. When we arrived, the bar was packed, as well as Sax for a cocktail hour for a wedding. I think when making a reservation, the restaurant should let us know if a wedding is scheduled that night. It was crowded, loud and we couldn't get to the bar to get a drink. Once in Sax, the rest of the night was fine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and especially dessert was delicious.service was friendly and efficient

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