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Cafe 2825

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2825 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Brighton Avenue)
+1 609-344-6913
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Been in business 28 yrs. Featuring Italian American Cusine. One block from...
Been in business 28 yrs. Featuring Italian American Cusine. One block from Tropicana and The Quarter. Family Owned. Upscale Italian American white table cloth restaurant . PLEASE upscale casual dress.... no tee shirts, graffiti tees, cut off, beachwear,Male tank tops.
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  • 185
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!!!!

I can not praise this restaurant enough!! It's very intimate and when you walk in, you immediately feel like family...and this was our first visit!! We did not have reservations so we took a chance walking in and managed a seat at the bar. The other couples at the bar were so friendly! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
domdog49
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Matawan, New Jersey
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Matawan, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can not praise this restaurant enough!! It's very intimate and when you walk in, you immediately feel like family...and this was our first visit!! We did not have reservations so we took a chance walking in and managed a seat at the bar. The other couples at the bar were so friendly! The bartender welcomed us and took our... More 

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

No wonder Cafe 2825 is rated one of the best restaurants in the country. Stuffed Calamari in a puttenesca sauce is an appetizer worth having doubled for a main course. Owner Joe making fresh mozzerella table-side is an added bonus.

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I actually fell bad giving this review but experiences are important and perhaps can be used for improvement. The restaurant is a beautiful, family run restaurant that has been in AC for years. Intimate setting, quiet and off the strip. We started with one of my favorites Stuffed Calamari in a semi hot sauce which was wonderful My wife had... More 

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Bedford Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you have read any of my reviews, I can be construed as being very harsh, but when everything comes together you get 5 stars. Cafe 2825's name comes from the street address because of a potential lawsuit from any other name legal violation? OK, so the name's not great but the food and service are! Located one avenue west... More 

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philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I grew up in New York and I am Italian so I have to admit that I am one of those people who always tells people that if you think this place is good you should go to New York to get some real Italian food. Well for you people that live near atlantic city you can save the gas... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Cafe 2825 did not disappoint! Food and ambiance went hand in hand. Only suggestion...please update your menu online...few things were not on menu at restaurant!

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We don't often go out to Italian since I cook it at home and can be unfairly picky. 2825 won me over entirely! We started with the table side mozzarella which was fantastic and a cool experience. But what really got us was the gravy. My husbands calamari in fra Diavlo was outstanding....so tender and the sauce was as good... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food closer to authentic cusine, menu is limited expected more. Mojito's were okay. Red Sangria was sad. Contemporary portion size dishes. Nice children's menu included desserts for $8. Service was excellent. Very dim lighting.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We arrived 10 minutes ahead of our reservation, but waited those 10 minutes to be seated exactly at reservation time. The place was quite crowded, many were locals. We opted for the Caesar salad, not made tableside. Two thumbs up! The veal parm on the bone was tender as could be and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonderful is such an apt description. This is a small, very comfortable family run restaurant (28 years!) that has the ambience, food and service down pat. We sat at the bar and were waited on the wife of the husband-wife team that have owned the restaurant forever. Gracious and friendly. Wait staff is attentive. The husband's momma lives upstairs and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2825 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (Brighton Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-344-6913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Been in business 28 yrs. Featuring Italian American Cusine. One block from Tropicana and The Quarter. Family Owned. Upscale Italian American white table cloth restaurant . PLEASE upscale casual dress.... no tee shirts, graffiti tees, cut off, beachwear,Male tank tops.
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?