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About Tomatoes

Casual chic by the bay. Tomatoe's offers exquisite California cuisine complimented by an extensive wine list in a warmly welcoming setting. A sophisticated bar scene makes Tomatoes the perfect spot to spend an evening.

9300 Amherst Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 822-7535

Website:
http://www.tomatoesmargate.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment
Mondays- Geno & The Budesa Brothers
Fridays- DJ Luap
Wednesday,Thursday & Saturday- DJ Sparkles.

Parking Details:
Street parking also available

Executive Chef:
Carmen Rone

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant has 3 dining rooms. Two can be closed for privacy.

Private Party Contact:
Kristyn Cella : (609) 822-7535

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Our chef is busy preparing delicious specials for the evening. Contact us for full menu. Make your reservations soon!

Tomatoes Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (12)
Good for a Date (10)
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Good for Groups (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Waterfront (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was great! I will definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My girlfriend and I had a poor dining experience here on New Years Eve.

1) no mention of set menu on Open Table during reservation process or through subsequent emails
2) overpriced, uninspired, fixed price menu
3) long waits for drink orders, refills, and in between each course service
4) the band was very loud and it sounded like an instrument or speaker was unplugged- we’re young but it was impossible to talk to the person across from you
5) the man next to us, and his date, put on a show of PDA, drink spilling, and inappropriate behavior
6) our food was just plain bad; our steak knives could not cut through veal or a New York strip, nothing had any flavor, and we had to sit with it for 15 minute before anyone came to ask how it was.

This place has a great reputation and we were prepared to have an excellent experience. It was a serious disappointment on a rare night out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Given that it was New year's Eve, we had a fixed menu to choose from. There was sufficient variety and we all enjoyed the meal. Wine selection was very reasonable and they also had a higher priced wine selection available by request, if you did not see anything that appealed to you on the regular wine list. Service was excellent. Been here before and have always had a great meal in a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very enjoyable New Years Eve dinner.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

When I looked Tomatoes up on Open Table it did not say that they were having a special menu for New Year's Eve. That was the reason we chose this restaurant and when we got there, they had a set menu which didn't have many entree choices that we wanted and was very expensive. My steak was not cooked to my request, was hard to cut because they have terrible steak knives and was fatty. My wife 's entree was something she never orders out and she didn't like it. We were disappointed that they didn't advertise the special menu on Open Table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great night with great service and great food! Went out on New Year's Eve which is usually not the best time to evaluate a restaurant. Upon arrival for our 6:15 reservation, out table was immediately available and we were offered to be seated or we could go to the bar and be seated in a bit, our choice. Very nice. Our server, Veronica, was very friendly, fun, and informative about the food choices and provided great service. The food was amazing from our appetizers to the salads to the entrees. We were too full to eat dessert, but we ordered it to take home and have later that night. Veronica mentioned that the desserts were homemade and they were delicious, especially the caramel pear pecan cheesecake. All in all it was a great experience. We have been there a number of times, but haven't been there for a while since it is about a 45 minute drive from our home. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the seating was very tight and we were so close to the people on either side of us that we felt that we were eating with them. We figured that it was probably because it was NYE and they wanted to get as many seated as possible for the night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great cocktails, delicious food and outstanding service. Our server was Tara, who was personable and professional and ensured our meal was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was fresh and good but undeserving of Tomato's outstanding reputation. Duck was lean and crisp and not undercooked but pretty tasteless. The accompanying blueberry sauce was more like watered down jelly and needed some savoriness. My friend had short ribs which were tender and lean but also somewhat lacking in flavor. The $21 sashimi appetizer was not as good as the same freebie one we get at our favorite sushi bar. The cocktails were excellent as was the caramel apple cheesecake. Waitress was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our first visit to Tomatoes was wonderful, great atmosphere, terrific food, really awesome staff..we ate one of the many booths in the bar from the bar menu- great nachos! Food was fresh and made to order. Several other menus and dining areas were available. Highly recommended by us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely love it here. The bartenders are great, servers are extremely attentive, food is outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was way too noisy in the bar area. We asked to have the music lowered at least 4 times. They did lower the music each time but it was still way too loud. One of my friend's fish came cold. Another friend thought her chicken did not taste fresh. We have eaten at Tomatoes many times. This past visit was below par.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tomatoes did not disappoint. Food was very good. It was a very good venue for a special a celebration or dinner out with friends. Lively happy hour if that is important. Have been going there for many years.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were out to dinner with friends (party of six) and sat in one of the big booths. We really enjoyed being able to have conversations that included everyone. All said that their meals were delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love tomatoes. Always a fun time. Great food. Especially great for Halloween

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and service is alwAys wonderful. Best place in town!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food with attentive and professional service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Halloween decorations , every year! Brisket Sammie is great. Brussels salad my zesty favorite !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed the atmosphere, our dinners and our server. She was informative, charming and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Tomatoes to anyone visiting the Jersey Shore and looking for an excellent place to eat.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Great Beer, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a great off season meal... Bobby was a great waiter, very attentive...The Cuban Pork chop with the pumpkin nockky is awesome, I try to get it every time we go. I came out hot and tasty

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good service. Took us right on reservation time. My food was great. My husbands veal was tough.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Not a place to go to for value. A solid 5 stars otherwise. Hands down best sushi, sushi-grade tuna on the east coast. Every dish is excellent depending on one's tastes. Turns into dance club after 10 so great place to go out for drinks and dancing too

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I work in a restaurant so whenever I go out to eat I am overly critical and I am Never disappointed by Tomatoes !!! They have great food great service ( Charles was great as well as the bussers). We started with the grilled octopus which was tender and tasty with a delicious sauce A+ and the lentil soup which was very good. I had a Cesar salad which is always tasty and my son and I both had the duck for dinner it’s our favorite entree on the menu. Always crispy and delicious with a tasty blueberry sauce... Overall a great dinner and a great night spent with my son.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We are never disappointed at Tomatoes, which was why we decided to spend our 38th Wedding Anniversary there. Excellent service, great food, and an all around good experience. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Friendly service there was a lot and good choices on the menu.. food was delicious nice portions.. first time going would go back again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Too noisy. So noisy we could not hear each other. Won't go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great dinner. Exceptional service. Victoria is the best. Sushi was fresh. Tomato appetizer was great. Crab cakes were very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Waitstaff very informative, but food was underwhelming. Long Island duckling was crisp, but consequently meat was over cooked and dry. Accompanying rice and sugar snap peas were completely unseasoned. Friend ordered crab cakes, which were tasty. Last weekend of summer menu, so many items unavailable. Bummer.
Menu descriptions could be better -- bacon and deviled eggs app was ungarnished, and eggs were breaded and fried! We would not have ordered if described accurately. Overall, it looked like the kitchen could care less about presentation. Disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Our second time to restaurant and loved again! We sat in bar which we prefered! Great service, great food! We even got a window seat! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This restaurant is still the hot spot at the shore. All ages go there. Great food, great service and a great place to be seen.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Found you by chance 10 years ago in a travel guide while planning a weekend getaway.
Fell in love with the atmosphere, variety and quality of the menu + the exceptional service and attention to detail by your wait staff. We vaca @ the beach every summer and you are on our permanent list of must dos ! You never disappoint us with your menu and options. Most accommodating and you are always making sure we are being taken care of.

Lee + Deb Olsen

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food. Fu it's friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Overall experience good as in the past. Exception was the New York strip steak ordered by my friend. Looked great but tough as rubber. Waiter apologized and said he tell the chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great dinner, staff was friendly and attentive. Seabass was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As usual, we were quite pleased with our dining experience. The food there has great and inventive flavors, particularly the daily specials. The Chilean Sea Bass is always one of my favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Worst ever experience at Tomatoe's. Very, very disappointing. Usually a great meal. Started with poor seating in the back corner of the small room off the bar. Large groups in the room so it was very loud. Couldn't hear each other talking. Waitress was awful. Had only three tables and was not attentive nor friendly. Steaks were very disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always have a good meal here. I had a sushi roll for the first time here and it was very good. We shared the shaved Brussels sprout salad, which I recommend

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was sadly our only visit of the summer season.
We are sorry we didn't eat there more
We were lucky to eat in the bar booth
The menu has gotten better and better
I'm looking forward to more fun times

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Crab pasta dish was poor. Did not appear to be real crabmeat. Have dined there several times over the years, always order the crab pasta, but last two dinners have been poor. Disappointing

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

There were 3 of us. I did ask for easy seating because of a walker and/or cane--difficulty sitting. Usually not a problem but this was a special occasion. I was seated in a corner booth type seat with one chair meaning 2 people had to sit in the booth part. Very close tables and when I presented it to the hostess she offered nothing else. Very disappointed. Also we were there early and there were many empty tables when we first arrived, and still the service was average at best.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Veronica was our server. she was passionate about the food, her job and was so friendly. She wanted you to love the food even as she described the specials.

Always great meal and ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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