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TV chef Gordon Ramsay plans to open his third restaurant in Atlantic City in August. Ramsay, whose Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill has been open at Caesars for seven years, will add Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen a vast 300 seats on three levels at Caesars and with access to the promenade. (His name also hangs over Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah’s Atlantic City, which opened in 2018.)
Another household name returns to Atlantic City: Bobby Flay revamped and refreshed his Bobby’s Burger Palace brand in Bobby’s burgers. He is expected in early summer at Harrah’s. Bobby Flay Steak in Borgata closed last summer after 15 years.
Also expected this summer:
PF Chang’s revives its location in the Tropicana neighborhood on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, after three months of renovations.
Wild Honey Smokehouse and Tavern (The Quarter at Tropicana), open now, serves comfort food with regional barbecue, with beers, large-format cocktails and smoked double-barrel cocktails. The owner is Tom Recine, whose past includes management roles with the Trop in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, Sugar Factory and Planet Hollywood.
Rickey’s Gin (Tropicana), which will open this summer, will feature live music for sing-alongs; piano duels will take place from Thursday to Sunday.
Hash House A Go Go (Tropicana), slated for this summer, is a branch of the over-the-top, big-portion American chain now also in the Moorestown Mall.
Nobu (Caesars), expected this summer, will occupy the top three floors of Caesars’ Centurion Tower with new branding and a restaurant based on Nobu Matsuhisa’s original.
Ossu Japanese Tavern (Tropicana), opening Memorial Day weekend, will be a modern Japanese tavern focused on small plates, yakitori and sushi.
purple zebra (Tropicana), which premieres July 4, will be a daiquiri bar.
Serendipity3 (Ocean), opening June 1, has been a New York ice cream parlor and restaurant outpost since 1954.
The yard at Bally’s (Bally’s), slated for Memorial Day weekend, is a beer garden offering live entertainment and a pub menu, amid 1990s-themed arcade games, lounge-style seating and an indoor and outdoor stage for live entertainment. Signature: a burger called The Influencer (bacon bacon, house-smoked onions, table-smoked cheddar cheese fondue and “bling” jalapeño).