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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

Tomatoes Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Good for a Date (35)
Happy Hour (32)
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Bar Seating (31)
Hot Spot (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Casual (25)
Fun (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
People Watching (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Live Music (13)
Romantic (13)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Waterfront (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The meal was spectacular and so good. The sea bass is a once in a kind and no other place makes as great garlic green beans and truffle Mac and cheese. The desserts were also wonderful and the banana cream pie and cookies had a special taste. I would be sure to have dinner at this restaurant when you are down the shore

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Tables are much to close together.
Was hard to have a conversation with my husband. The person next to us was very loud and we were so close we could almost touch elbows.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Always Consistent & Delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Have not been to tomatoes for two years and was very disappointed. On the good side, the crab salad and the cold seafood platter were good. On the bad side, the New York strip steaks were so bad the steak knife would barely cut through it. The noise level was way too high and having a TV with the Simpsons on at 7:00 at night was a bit much. Even the numerous children were not watching it as they were all playing games on their phone. To top it off, our waitress was either distracted with too many tables, did not want to work that night or maybe just did not know how to properly serve a table. Service was below one star. Needless to say, our last time at Tomatoes and will head back down the street to our favorite place in Margate.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

we just ate here on August 26th and it seemed like they were a bit over booked. at 8:45 our reservation time, they were still seating 8:15 reservations. the place was mobbed and no room at the bar. the food was very good so I would go again but not in the summer. I think out of season is the time to go to enjoy the meal

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had crabcakes which were excellent. My daughter had the duck which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her boyfriend had the sashimi appetizer and sea bass that looked excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and gave good input on what to order. Thanks for a great meal!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Tomatoes is one of our "go to's" in Margate for several years...nice to run into friends & have consistent good food & drinks

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Loved our dinner and the service as well s the decor

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our meal was just okay. Friends strip steak was tough. Like steve and cookies better.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Waitress was terrific. Salmon was nothing exceptional. Crap cakes excellent. A bit overpriced

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent food! Creative specials. Great for Sushi enthusiasists. Noise level was high. Would recommend and will return!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful experience. Outstanding service!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I was disappointed but we had a great waitress Veronica! My crab cakes were like warm, the chicken was not moist and the noise level was over the top!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Very long wait to receive our food. Over an hour and a half. Extremely disappointed...

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Plates chipped, stemware not clean chicken very dry and 2 people received the wrong order.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Soft shells were excellent--sushi always good. Our server was very nice and attentive! Very good experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This restaurant was very highly rated but I am not sure why. The service was great food is just average and it is very expensive for what it is. The sushi was better than the entrees but very over priced. I would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of my favorite places in margate . I've been going there for years and plan on continuing to go at least every other week. If the bartenders consistently made good drinks , this place would likely be my number one .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food but always wait for a table even with a reservation. Service is always great and food was great. Sat us next to a very large party and it was disruptive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Brought the kids, loved the food!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had there scallops special and it was delicious. The place is clean and the service was spaced nicely between our appetizer's and our dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We had a shrimp-dumpling appetizer with an unpleasantly strong fishy taste. The scallops, a special, that one of us had for an entree, were excellent. Another seafood entree, however, was not premium quality. The salads were fresh and nicely constructed. Desert was a happiness.
We chose seating to lessen the noise level, but conversation was readily possible only between persons seated next to each other. Cocktails were good.
Our server was attentive, but it was a busy night.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Crab cakes are delicious

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I hate writing this negative review as I love Tomatoes and the owners Carmen & Karen, but it has slipped. The waitress was pleasant but did not bring bread and their famous garlic in oil until we asked. I even asked a busboy who never returned with it. Finally my wife and daughter ordered a salad and a hot meal from the kitchen while my other daughter and I ordered sushi. The sushi, even though I asked that it come with the kitchen entrees did not. It showed up 10 minutes later. Additionally my daughter's sushi order was delivered wrong. The extra wasabi I asked for at the time of the order never came and after I asked again the waitress failed to bring it.

These occurrences in service and efficiency have happened repeatedly this summer.

I hope they improve as the summer people are fickle. I remain loyal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Every single dish-- from soup to specials to 5 different main courses was delicious. With such a large menu, I was skeptical whether or not Tomatoes would live up to all of the hype. Truly, it went beyond our expectations. We will be back soon!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Service was excellent and food was exceptional. Homemade deserts were also excellent. One of the best meals I have had down the shore. Only thing that would make this place better is to have vegan options, the Pad Thai could not be done without the fish oil.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Tomatoes experience always results in a delicious meal, great ambiance and terrific people watching.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love tomatoes..but our recent experience was very disappointing. Service was slow, food was ok and out special occasion not recognized.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing dinner! Food and service top notch.
We will be back !
Highly highly giving my recommendation

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were there on a Friday night at around 9 for dinner. The noise level was near excruciating and exacerbated by the club-style old school DJ music playing nonstop.

We waited for at least 15 minutes even with a reservation. However, the staff was professional and fairly friendly. Our server was very busy but she didn't forget us and the food was way above average for a "shore" restaurant. We enjoyed dinner but had to sit huddled close to hear each other. Don't go on a Friday evening if you really want to share conversation and aren't into a club-type atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very noisy and a "real scene" at the bar with live dj. Excellent whiskey sour. Dining room much quieter. Food reliably good. Excellent but pricey sushi. Cold seafood platter delicious. Had spaghetti and crab dish also which was good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

As always meal was excellent. The Cuban pork chop is outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Celebrating friendship

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

It was our first time there but it won't be our last. Great place.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Will was a very attentive waiter ... food was fantastic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very nice location and decent overall. Sushi was very good. Spaghetti with meatballs was not so good. Service decent. I would come back. I would rec to friends.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was not seasoned properly. Scallops were not cooked properly. Service was marginal. Eat out everything weekend at shore all year. Will probably not go back there

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The food was tasty and fresh and our server was very sweet. We went early so it was not crowed at all, however as we left their parking lot was filling up. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Although the front desk staff was rude upon arrival I wouldn't allow that to get in the way of a beautiful evening.
The wait staff was attentive, the drinks well made & the food was fresh and plentiful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

My favorite restaurant. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Bar Seating
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