Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

4.8
4304 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
"Fans attest quality is everything at Cookie Till's legendary Margate New American where well-trained servers offer on-target suggestions from the menu of excellent locally sourced fare and extensive wine list; the mood is upbeat in the multiroom space that's usually packed with an ‘in' crowd, which is why regulars recommend reservations in the summer and on weekends year-round."
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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Fun evening, great place for dinner with friends.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chef! Always have the BEST food and the level of service is wonderful. Always.

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VC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most AMAZING food ever! We changed our vacation plans because they were closed the week we were going to be in town. We come all the way from Scarsdale NY in Westchester county that's how good the food is! Will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome

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MV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute place. Our server Colleen was outstanding. It was our anniversary and they presented us with a plate of mini assorted desserts including the delicious chocolate biscottis. A very nice touch we appreciated. Food was good just a few comments. Broccoli and white cheddar soup a little too salty and a little cold. Crab cake was good but slaw too spicy for my taste and I like spicy. Coffee was unfortunately cold. My husband loved his Manhattan clam chowder and his duck. In general a good experience. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was not happy with the food - beet salad ok but my lamb chops were tasteless and I was very disappointed
My friend had duck that was dry

It was a Sunday so maybe the regular chef was not on

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PF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. Never disappoints. Food is always delicious. Service is always fantastic. No matter how often we dine here, it never gets old. We are always excited when we have a dinner scheduled at Steve and Cookies.

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k
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice dinner, exceptional service.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful meal and overall experience. The decor both inside out our is so relaxing.

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CF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time I eat at this restaurant, I am amazed by the excellent quality of the food. My oysters were fresh and tasty. My lamb chops were superb! Loved the seafood shell fish on basmati rice!
The server was caring about my alergies and very attentive.
This has become my favorite restaurant!

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JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience here! Excellent filet and crabmeat. Chocolate peanut butter pie is my favorite dessert!

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KG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always spectacular! ! Try the peanut butter pie. ..Amazing!!

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EK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was New Years Eve so noise level was up, service was slower, but dinner was delicious and well worth waiting for. This is an excellent restaurant, one of the best I’ve experienced, and we always have a great meal.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an great meal while everyone was enjoying Birthday and Holiday time off celebrating with family!

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S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great comfort food a considerable step above most shore points. Three of us could not resist the Sunday pasta special (meatball, sausage and pork chop with gemelli) and the fourth went the waygu beef meatloaf. Our only complaint (if you consider it a complaint) was the portions were so large we had leftovers for dinner the following night.

The cherry chocolate biscotti with whipped creme finished the meal perfectly.

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Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our first time to Steve and Cookies last week and it was a fantastic experience. The service was top notch and the food was excellent from start to finish. The atmosphere was nice especially since it was Christmas week so it was decorated very nice. It did get busy while we were there but it wasn't too loud and we had a great time. The Apple Pear crisp dessert was to die for! A+ overall!

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BB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hector our server was tremendous!

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t
Atlantic City
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as usually the food and service was wonderful. I did notice that Cookie went over to every table and greeted the people but skipped over my boyfriend and I. not sure what that was about.

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H
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Cauliflower steak, Brussels sprouts, veal Milanese, French fried lobster tail, seafood pan roast and peanut butter pie and banana cream pie. Omg, delicious. Always consistent. Joanne, our waitress was fabulous. Perfect night

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M
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Very disappointed. We have been coming here for 15 years. Places that get 5 Star ratings need to keep doing the stuff they did to get there. Being cocky and not keeping up with details will knock you down quickly. We made a reservation early week for Saturday the 29th. Linda’s and my 40th anniversary which was noted in the reservation on Open Table with a request to be seated in the quiet back of restaurant near the fireplace and back door. We wanted a bit of romance and quiet. When we arrived we tried to come thru the back door and a very nice gentleman said to go to the front. It is too cold on customers to keep opening this door. He was just out on patio having a smoke. We went around to front door. That wasn’t easy because my wife has a torn ligament in her leg. But we understood. At the front we were greeted by two young hostesses and a young man. Hardly got a hello out. They need to be tellers behind dark glass not hostesses. They promptly seated us in a table in the runway between the front room and the bar area where my wife got bulldozed over for the hour of dinner. Noisy, confusing, and uncomfortable. Made for an unpleasant experience that should have been avoided. Anyway the food was perfect and Kelly our server was her usual pleasant and attentive self. Saved the night! And we didn’t order dessert and they still brought out a peanut butter pie after we said we didn’t want dessert. That was awkward. We were very disappointed and probably won’t hurry to return. Great restaurants can’t only have great food. The details are important to regular customers that pay the bill year in and year out

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KP
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always start with Steve & Cookies Beet Salad, it is the best anywhere.
The menu has something for everyone. Drinks and wine list add to the your dining experience.

We had Anthony P as our server and he was Great!

We are Never disappointed with Steve & Cookies.

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RP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. But it was very hot in the restaurant. We told our waitress, Joanne, and she did make it cooler. However , it was still warm while we were eating.
Joanne was a great pleasant waitress.
The food was fantastic and as good as it always is. We brought a couple who has never been there and they were very pleased and excited to finally get there.
Thank you

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F
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter the time of year, this being offseason, the food and service is always great. Started out our meal with the grilled Caesar and fried oysters. 3 of us had the seafood pan roast, the the 4th dinner being a 2lb whole lobster. Fantastic meal!

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LM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Steve and Cookie's. The first was just okay; I really didn't see what all of the hype was about. This time was much better. We sat in the Dining Room - much smaller and cozier than the Veranda where we had previously sat. Even though the entire restaurant was mobbed for the Holidays, the service was excellent. (Thanks, Aubrey!) I had the Griggstown chicken, which was excellent. My friend had a filet mignon. The highlight was the dessert sampler - very good. We will be back again; curious to see which experience was more of the norm.

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RD
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

While the food and service were great , the lighting was terrible. The server had to use her cell phone to give enough light to allow me to read the wine list.

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ED
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately we were seated next to Oyster bar with lots of traffic (waitstaff, customers bumping us). We have been here many times with a much better location for dinner. My 5 oz filet seemed extremely small but it was tasty and cooked perfectly!

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FC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I take my family to Steve & Cookies every year at Christmas time. We love the food and the service. I had the veal this trip. The last few times I chose the Bronzino. Very busy but comfortable atmosphere. Chef Kevin Kelly is fabulous. GO CHIEFS!

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BC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant MANY times. The waitress ruined our experience. She was not helpful and had no personality. She opened our wine and took the top. We needed the top to close the wine to take it home. She went in the back to get the top. Was the top in the trash? In addition, the food came out COLD and it was hard to find the waitress to tell her.
I was very disappointed and this is not a busy time of year for this restaurant. I expect better service for the price.

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JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful!

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 4th time at Steve and Cookies and it is consistently great. The food, service and atmosphere are all great.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve eve dinner!!!

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TA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food terrific service
Our favorite restaurant!!

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t
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, can't wait to go back and try another dish!

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DW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Our new favorite place. Celebrated my birthday in November and then again for Christmas. Enjoy the food and the atmosphere.

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OC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever! We love Steve and cookies for all our special occasions!

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BC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadnt been in many years. Dinner was fabulous! We’ll definitely be back real soon!
Impressed with value/pricing!

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our friend, Shelby B, highly recommended Steve & Cookies...we drove from Barnegat Light for our 14th wedding anniversary & we'll definitely be back - especially for special occasions. The food selection is fabulous, as is the presentation & service (Oscar was our waiter!) attentive without being overbearing.
oh...desserts - best banana cream pie...and coffee...
We will definitely return & bring guests - cheers!

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s
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been visiting 7 or 8 times a season for 6 years. Always a perfect meal. Great service. Highly recommend it. Can’t wait until our next visit. Perfect experience tonight

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OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience always and restaurant was so beautiful for Christmas

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday, very good

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