Hard Rock Atlantic City Plans To Dish Up Some Tasty Cuisine When It Opens

Just weeks before its June 28 opening, Hard Rock Atlantic City is releasing details about the more than 20 food and beverage locations opening on the property.

Matt Harkness, president of Hard Rock Atlantic City, said the property will feature a new outlet of Hard Rock’s own icon cafe brand, plus restaurants with innovative menus and world-class cuisine.

“We’re excited to bring a diverse range of culinary experiences to our guests and to the Atlantic City Boardwalk – a place that’s been home to our Hard Rock Cafe for more than 20 years. We’re also thrilled to debut the new 400-seat Hard Rock Cafe, which features indoor and outdoor live music stages and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.”

The new Hard Rock Cafe will feature an elevated menu and state-of-the-art stage. Plus, it will house a Hard Rock Beach Bar.

Hard Rock Florida favorite Council Oak

An iteration of the popular Council Oak restaurants from Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino properties will also open.

The restaurant will celebrate the Northeast’s freshest catch. It will feature a local raw bar, wood-fired kitchen, shellfish pots, and dry-aged prime cuts.

The interior is said to be reminiscent of a classic Northeast seafood restaurant. It will include a live music lounge, wine tasting room, views of the beach throughout, and an open kitchen.

Council Oak Fish will accept reservations. Private dining rooms will be available for groups of any size.

Ethnic foods abound

Kuro is the hotel and casino’s new Japanese restaurant. It will feature contemporary artisan dishes using locally sourced ingredients and others imported directly from Japan.

The restaurant’s beverage menu includes hand-crafted cocktails using fresh ingredients, blending modern recipes with classic flavors. Plus, Kuro will serve a variety of Japanese imported and local craft beers, Japanese whiskeys, and shochu. Kuro will also boast 30 brands of sake and 110 wine labels available.

Then, Il Mulino will serve up traditional and rustic Italian flavors. The restaurant will feature a variety of quality fish, lamb, and cured meats with fresh homemade cheeses and pastas.

Plus, Song is set to offer a modern twist on dishes from all over China, and YOUYU Noodle Bar will focus on fresh noodles and broths inspired by Asian street food.

Finally, the Fresh Harvest Buffet will be offering a culinary tour of the world. The buffet will feature live cooking and carving stations, brick oven pizzas, dim sum, and desserts.

Coffee and a little something sweet

For something sweet, Sugar Factory, dubbed the most heavily Instagram-ed restaurant in the US in 2016, will be making its Hard Rock debut in Atlantic City.

The sweet eatery will feature a floor-to-ceiling candy wall, specialty beverages, and homemade doughnuts and pastries. Signature items such as its savory crepes, salads, monster burgers, and specialty pizzas will also be on offer.

Plus, Sugar Factory’s legendary desserts, including the famous 24-scoop King Kong Sundae for 12, and the 64-oz. alcohol-infused, smoking candy goblets will be on the menu.

Freshly brewed coffee, home-baked goods, and New Jersey’s favorite sandwiches will live at Constant Grind. Plus, cold-pressed juice, acai bowls, and smoothies will all be available at The J Bar.

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Hard Rock Atlantic City has big plans for June 28

Hard Rock Atlantic City will open up June 28 on 17 acres fronted by The Boardwalk.

There will be several other food and beverage options not described above. As for some other important factoids, Hard Rock will include a 2,000-room hotel and a casino with 2,100 slots and 120 table games.

The property has its sights set on becoming Atlantic City’s premier entertainment destination. To that end, it will feature world-class entertainment inside the 7,000-person Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena.

More entertainment will also be on offer at the beachside Sound Waves and the Howie Mandel Comedy Club.

Ocean Resort Casino, a re-imagination of the failed $2.4 billion Revel hotel and casino, will also open on The Boardwalk on June 28.

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