If you haven’t been to Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City, I have one question for you. What are you waiting for? The restaurant is a unique celebration of New York city and Las Vegas right here in Atlantic City. I was privileged to dine at the relatively new eatery as a guest of Caesars Entertainment. What a treat!
If you’ve eaten on Bally’s sixth floor restaurant level before, you will be immediately taken with the new, fresh feel of everything. When you come up the escalator from the casino, you are immediately dazzled by the splendor that is now Guy Fieri’s Chophouse on one side and Buca di Beppo on the other. Everything is gleaming!
Guy Fieri’s Chophouse gleams on the inside, too. The décor is innovative with black and white tiled walls, reminiscent of a New York City subway. The benches are red and the ceiling and wood is dark. It’s all very sharp, very cutting edge and very attractive.
We were seated immediately at a great table overlooking the Boardwalk. The room was crowded. One of the hostesses told me that they were doing about 300 covers on a Thursday night when the average for an Atlantic City gourmet room is about 75. That, in itself, foretold the glorious food to come!
As soon as we were seated, our waitress, Pyro, was there asking us if we would like water while we waited. She gave us a drink menu and we were off and running! I had something called the Oak Tree Barrels consisting of Basil Hayden bourbon, cinnamon, orange and ginger beer. Actually, I had two. It was that good.
Then it was time for appetizers. We selected several to sample. In the meantime, we were served a Philly pretzel style bread twist with homemade honey mustard butter. The butter was unlike anything I have ever tasted before. It was tangy, smooth and went beautifully with the pretzel bread.
Our appetizers arrived. My favorite was the BBQ Stuffed Mushrooms buried under tons of onion straws. Very tasty, not too hot and just hit the spot. One of our table mates ordered a California Caesar salad with four of the biggest croutons I’ve ever seen. She shared so I got to taste. They have cheese inside!
The entrees did not disappoint. I had the Johnny Garlic Cedar Salmon, cooked to perfection. My plate came with wild caught salmon, apricot and grainy mustard, served on a bed of roasted, thin asparagus spears.
To see what the others had to eat, click through the slide show attached to this article. Everyone raved that the food was delicious and cooked exactly as ordered.
After drinks, appetizers and huge entrees, Pyro announced it was time for dessert. You’re kidding, right? But when she brought the dessert menus around, we knew we had to try something. There were four of us so we ordered two desserts and four forks.
Our choices were the S’mores Tacos and the Pineapple Upside Down Carrot Cake. The S’mores Tacos were good, but the Pineapple Upside Down Carrot Cake was my choice for an amazing end to a fantabulous dinner!
Guy Fieri’s Chophouse is located on the sixth floor restaurant level of Bally’s Atlantic City. You can take the escalator in the center of the casino or the conveniently-placed elevators to get there.
Hours are currently:
- Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Monday to Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Saturday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
It’s a gourmet room and priced accordingly, but not too high or too low. The food, atmosphere, service and pricing is just right!
You can see menus on the web site HERE. If you need more information, please call 609-340-2350.
And while you’re at it, why don’t you take advantage of one of the low off-season room rates at Bally’s and stay over. You can have a great meal at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, play on the newly-renovated casino floor and then end your perfect evening in a comfortable Bally’s room.
For all things Bally’s, call 609-340-2000. Bally’s Atlantic City is located at 1900 Pacific Avenue (Boardwalk at Park Place), right in the center of the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk!