The term non-casino amenities has been the “save Atlantic City” mantra ever since the economy tanked and took the mega-profits of the Atlantic City casinos with it. As always, the town that is called dead or dying by media prognosticators always manages to get up off the canvas and reinvent itself.
With the summer arriving, Atlantic City is revitalizing itself big time in the Marina district, with the Golden Nugget taking over the former Trump Marina property, and Harrah’s Resort injecting new life in the already vibrant dining scene with two new restaurants, Dos Caminos and Luke Palladino at Harrah’s Resort.
Luke Palladino had its official ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday night, while Dos Caminos opened Memorial Day Weekend.
I had a chance to dine at both establishments over the weekend and both are presenting regional cuisine with flair and a great view. Dos Caminos presents modern Mexican cuisine and a gorgeous view of the bay. Luke Palladino at Harrah’s Resort features an open kitchen so you can watch the master chef offer up his personal take on Italian cuisine, steak and seafood.