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“Great atmosphere and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amada

Amada
500 Boardwalk Revel Beach, Revel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Ranked #7 of 349 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price range: $7 - $48
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: at Revel Resort and Casino
Description: Amada is not a typical, trendy tapas restaurant. It is something else entirely. Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors that have long been the passion and expertise of founder and executive chef, Jose Garces - but Chef Garces goes beyond tradition, interpreting centuries-old tapas recipes.
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Took my wife for dinner for a special occasion and had a wonderful experience. The food was really good and the service was excellent. Our waitress took time to explain all the menu items and concept of the restaurant. The restaurant also seated us at a table with a nice view of the ocean and boardwalk. The cocktails were very tasty. We would recommend the meatballs, octopus, foie gras and save room for dessert. We really wanted to try the Paella but went for variety instead. Prices are reasonable for this standard (there are not cheap!) but certainly worth it for the quality of food, service and experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calion
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good menu selection and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Amada service, atmosphere and food was above what we were expecting. The clams appetizer was just right and the sauce was great. The clams though are very tiny so don't expect regular size clams.
The scallops, potatoes, filet and especially the flash fried peppers were all cooked and served just right.
We would definitely go back again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Absolutely delish!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I recently went here with my aunt during a stay at Revel.. the food was out of this world! We got the sampler, and at $55/person, it better have been good! The atmosphere was nice... the only thing is the people next to us kept getting up and down, up and down, and scratching the floors with the chairs... but that didnt matter. Our waitress was really arrogant. I felt like she was fustrated because we werent familiar with the menu, and she had to explain it to us. Oh well... all in all.... the food was great!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food..even at the bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We eat at Amada in Philly, so looked forward to trying out the sister place in AC. We tried for reservations on a Saturday night on short notice, and could only land 5 or 11 pm, so took 11 but showed up at 10 and immediately got a place at the bar so decided to eat there. Bar tenders are attentive, knew the menu and sold us on the $75 tasting menu. I usually don't do the tasting menu, but this was a good call, as I tried things I wouldn't normally and the food was plentiful. I usually leave Amada satisfied, but a bit hungry...with this tasting menu we left with a doggie bag. The food is exceptional, not something I say often about AC food. If you get a reservation, they have large and small tables by the windows with a great view. There are also tables by the kitchen, which I always like. The bar is very deep, so if you choose to sit there, you have plenty of room. The guy next to me was a bit ruffled as a pit boss had told him he could get him right in, but instead he was also given an 11 reservation, so he took the bar...but he also told me he loved the food. The noise level towards the casino was high, but not unusually so for a modern restaurant that loves noise, but if you have hearing issues I would ask for a table away from the casino and towards the windows, or sit at the bar so you are rupiahs next to your significant other.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went to Amada with friends who have a three year old daughter. The place is not really kid friendly; they don't have a kids menu. However, they were accommodating to make her a little pizza; unfortunatelly she didn't like because it was with Manchego cheese instead of mozzarella. We decided to order a bunch of tapas such as lamb meatballs, wild rice risotto, steak, clam & scallop pasta, shrimp, Spanish octopus, eggplant & pepper vegetables, Spanish sausage aka chorizo, great Spanish wine as well as chocolate caramel cake with banana ice cream. The food was amazing! Everything was so delicious fhat we were all impressed (except the kid). I would definitely recommend this great restaurant.

The restaurant itself is gorgeous and was full. We went on a Monday night at 7:30 pm and did not have a reservation. The hostess was not friendly and would need some attitude adjustment. The waiters were friendly but very busy so sometimes they would need to be reminded to bring some things. The service would be great if there were 2 more waiters working.

Keep in mind that the portions are not that big so you may have to order doubles of certain things but we didn't mind that.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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