A rendering of the new Hard Rock Café at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City — Courtesy: Hard Rock International
By Joshua Burd
Set to open in just three weeks, the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has announced a series of new restaurant options at the 17-acre resort property.
The music-inspired operator this week unveiled several of the more than 20 food and beverage offerings, including a new Hard Rock Café. They will join a growing roster at the former Trump Taj Mahal, which was acquired and transformed by a partnership including Hard Rock International and the families of Jack Morris and Joe Jingoli.
The facility will open June 28.
“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 Café for more than 20 years,” said Matt Harkness, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. “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.”
According to a news release, the new restaurants include:
- Council Oak Fish, a seafood forward rendition of its sister restaurants at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos in Florida, featuring a local raw bar, wood fired kitchen, shellfish pots and dry aged prime cuts. The refined, nautical interior pays homage to the classic seafood restaurants made famous by the Northeast, featuring a live music lounge, wine tasting room, airy beach views, and an open kitchen.
- Kuro, the new style Japanese restaurant, featuring contemporary artisanal dishes using locally sourced and imported ingredients directly from Japan. Menu items boast bold and complex flavors that are balanced and harmonious and designed with sharing in mind. The restaurant serves Japanese imported and local craft beers, Japanese whiskeys, shochu, 30 sake brands and 110 wine labels.
- Sugar Factory, a restaurant that has a floor-to-ceiling candy wall, with specialty beverages and homemade doughnuts and pastries, in addition to signature items such as savory crepes, salads, monster burgers and specialty pizzas.
- Il Mulino, a venue spotlighting Old World Italian food made with quality fish, lamb and cured meats along with fresh homemade cheeses and pastas.
- Song, described as a modern, high-energy, Chinese restaurant that serves up dishes from all regions of China.
- YOUYU Noodle Bar, which focuses on freshly made noodles and savory broths inspired by Asian street food
- Constant Grind, serving up freshly brewed roasts, home baked goods and New Jersey’s favorite sandwiches.
The operator also touted a new Hard Rock Beach Bar and the J Bar, which serves cold pressed juice, acai bowls and smoothies, along with a Fresh Harvest Buffet.