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About Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

"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."
-ZAGAT

9700 Amherst Ave.
Margate, NJ 08402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Monroe & Amherst

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 823-1163

Website:
http://www.steveandcookies.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz 7 nights a week

Parking Details:
55 car parking lot on premises.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Kelly

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (148)
Good for a Date (145)
Good for Anniversaries (131)
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Worth the Drive (122)
Neighborhood Gem (113)
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Fit for Foodies (96)
Creative Cuisine (94)
Bar Seating (81)
Notable Wine List (78)
Hot Spot (78)
Local Ingredients (77)
Romantic (68)
Fun (64)
Vibrant Bar Scene (55)
Authentic (51)
Good for Groups (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Waterfront (45)
Casual (44)
Scenic View (43)
People Watching (42)
Seasonal (40)
Cozy (39)
Healthy (36)
Live Music (33)
Business Meals (31)
Happy Hour (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Organic (15)
Disabled Access (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (5)
Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 15 hours ago

As always, the best restaurant at the shore.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful as usual

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner was very nice. Delicious food. Good service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner first class all the way everything was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful meal. Server was very accommodating with my food allergies. Will definitely go again next time we are in Atlantic City.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my 5th visit, I just Love everything about the restaurant. And so wonderful Cookie visits every table ... best find when in AC area

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The fish was overcooked and we had to ask multiple times for bread. It finally came when we were finishing our entres

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

I usually dine in the oyster bar, but this past Sat we ate in the dining room. There were two major flaws. One, immediately after finishing our salads, our entrees arrived. This was unacceptable. Additionally, I had half my salmon leftover, and they took away for boxing to go. I asked for extra mustard sauce. There was no extra sauce in the box. The salmon was a little dry and overdone, and it needed the sauce. We live in AC, and have way too many restaurants to go to that we didn't need to be rushed through dinner in mid November. Service is everything and these two issues were service related.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

As always. Delicious. Service great. Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Was recommended by a friend. We are staying at the Trop, so it was a 15 minute UBER. Totally worth the travel hassle. Had great local NJ oysters, Very yummy burrata and two delicious seafood dishes. We will visit again!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and reliable good food every course was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent meal & great atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great dinner! Excellent service and loved my drinks

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our waitress was excellent- attentive but not too in our face. The lentil soup was delicious and the bronzino was amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent evening, service was wonderful, food was fabulous and evening was very enjoyable. Love the atmosphere, piano music and care given to the small things that go into making dining special.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service was friendly and fast, food was delicious. We loved the flight of port wine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always excellent! The finest quality prepared perfectly every time. Perfect in every way!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very nice meal. We ordered salads, appetizer, entree and dessert. The salads were very good. The eggplant rollatini was delicious. I had a fish special which was wonderful but I think I would rather have had rice, potato, etc as the side rather than lettuce. For dessert we got a sampler so we could try various things- all of which were good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a class act here, my travels take me to all corners of this country and Steve and Cookies is as good as it gets anywhere.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The whole experience is 9 times out of 10 perfect!! We go there quite often when we can get a table! Cookie has a fantastic business!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

NEVER disappointed...always a good meal...consistent and a wonderful local restaurant...

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Cowboy steak very disappointing. Ordered Pittsburgh mr and came out no char and rare.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I always get the 2 pound lobster; however, on this occasion the tail was the smallest I've ever seen for a 2 pounder!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were visiting Atlantic City for my birthday and I wanted to try a local place outside of AC. Food was fantastic, The service was unbelievable and if we lived in the area and this would be our go to place

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, People Watching, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I went there on someone's recommendation expecting a fine dining experience. It is more like a high end Fridays atmosphere, the food was good, but not exceptional. When I spend $40 for a filet I expect it to come with something more than plain mashed potatoes, could have added anything for flavor but there was nothing other than salt. I actually woke up the next morning with my fingers swollen due to the salt content of the food. But any other flavors were absent, no garlic, no rosemary, no anything. On top of that we waited forever to just get bread, when our server did come by the table he disappeared as quickly as he came. It took me three attempts to get his attention to order a coctail. If you are looking for a highend bar experience this could be for you, but definitely not what I was expecting or hoping for.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place gets better and better
Reservations are honored
They try to meet your requests and everything comes out perfectly

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a professional, well informed server who made our dining experience outstanding by guiding our food selections. The food was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just Great! Consistently delicious, great service! Facmvorite place at shore

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always delicious and excellent service. Enjoyed our meal

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome! Food, server and Sommelier were superb!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We liked the restaurant atmosphere and the service very much. The salads were wedges which I liked but my girlfriend was a bit surprised at the size. The filet mignon was good (I have had better and I have had worse). She had the salmon which she said was very good. They had Heineken Light which not everyone has. They brought a fresh, ice cold glass with the very cold bottle each time, and that boosted by rating of what was already good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great meal . Excellent service . Loved the wine !

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always great food. Love Thursday’s for the Thanksgiving meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

perfect environment and cuisine. i will come back for sure

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Never Disappoints! Steve and Cookies is one of my favorite restaurants by the shore. The food is consistently simple and fantastic although it is a bit pricey to visit regularly. The noise level gets a bit loud, mostly because people are enjoying themselves, so it's not offensively loud. I wish we lived closer so we could go more often!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. Always look forward to dining there.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Lovely Atmosphere and Food Always Fantastic

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic from start to finish! Food, service, atmosphere, everything was very, very good. Look forward to going back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Been many times. Tonight waited almost 50 minutes for dinner to be served. Pork chop, halibut , duck and lobster dish’s were wonderful. Unfortunately food was a little less than warm. After that long of a wait we weren’t sending anything back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My family and I have been dining at Steve & Cookies for almost 20 years. We have never had anything less than a great experience and fabulous food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual
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