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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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (132)
Good for a Date (119)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
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Worth the Drive (104)
Good for Birthdays (93)
Neighborhood Gem (88)
Fit for Foodies (81)
Creative Cuisine (81)
Bar Seating (74)
Local Ingredients (69)
Hot Spot (66)
Notable Wine List (63)
Romantic (62)
Fun (53)
Authentic (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Cozy (41)
Casual (39)
Good for Groups (39)
Waterfront (38)
Business Meals (36)
Scenic View (34)
People Watching (33)
Seasonal (32)
Healthy (30)
Live Music (30)
Happy Hour (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Disabled Access (12)
Organic (12)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great Beer (7)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and our waitress were excellent. The noise level started rather high, but became much better once one group of people left.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife & I shared The duck & the special branzino which was paired with w/clams & spinach. The duck is always superb & the branzino was delicious. We opened w/two different oysters which were fresh & shucked perfectly. The service was spot on! It’s easy to see why Steve & Cookies was just ranked by Open Table as one of the 100 Best Restaurants in the US.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion, Live Music, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

We had dinner Tuesday 12.5.17. We ordered the lobster mac and cheese, cauliflower steak, the crab imperial, and a negroni. Everything was delicious and drink was well made. Service was good. I have eaten here many times in the past and never had a glitch or bad experience. I have not been able to get back here in some time so I was happy it has not changed. Perfect dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous as always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Steve and Cookies is our GoTo spot for birthdays, anniversaries, house guest entertaining. We'd go even more often if it were closer to our house. It is always excellent - service, wine choices and the food. There are usually too many choices , but I always get the same things! And Cookie is so generous with special occasion free dessert and holding the farmers' market - even indoors if the weather is dreadful. The place and she are gems.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great evening; fantastic food and service! SC staff really made us feel very special celebrating our 34th Wedding Anniversary.
Be back soon! Our favorite in Margate!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hands down, the Halibut special was the best I have ever had.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a GREAT meal at Steve & Cookie’s!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent in every way. Menu has something for everyone while not being too large. Love the place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food here is always good, servers are attentive, and a great bar. Love the Brussels Sprouts. Fills up fast, even in the winter, so book early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was my husband and I’s birthday. We dined with another couple and we’re the last ones to leave. Service was seamless and our experience was fantastic.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always spot on!!! Doesn’t get any better than this!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excelllebt food, very slow service

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

great waitress and her trainee also the delivry lad did everything with no coaching.Great team.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Steve and Cookies. Always something fun to try and you can't beat the weeknight specials for value. The budino dessert was a piece of chocolate heaven!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As always, outstanding

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was excellent. Our server did not return frequently enough, but when he did, he was most attentive.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Have now been dining at Steve & Cookies for over 5 years and have never been disappointed! By far, this is the best restaurant in all of the Jersey Shore! Well done & appreciated!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

FABULOUS!
We were previous patrons and just, for no real reason, got out of the habit of going there. But everything was wonderful and we will be back again very soon !

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, the best restaurant at the shore.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Have dined here for years and will continue to do so. We have never had a negative experience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is consistently excellent. I have told many friends that Steve and Cookies is THE place to eat at the shore. Joanne (sp?) is a true professional and represents Steve and Cookies in the most positive ways.
I must confess to a small frustration. I can NEVER get a Saturday reservation on Open Table, even in the deadest of winter times. Should I call? How does one go about a Saturday reservation in the "off" seasons?
p.s., My wife would pay handsomely for the recipe for the Noodle Bowl. She said if that's not possible, please add it to the menu asap.
All the best,
Shanya and Matt Kane

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Everything was wonderful as usual

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is my all time favorite restaurant in all of Atlantic county. The food, wine and service are all excellent. I just had the best Branzino there this week. Could not be better

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Dinner was very nice. Delicious food. Good service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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vip
 (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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