Scarduzio’s at Showboat Atlantic City

It’s been way too long since I got away. That’s why I didn’t hesitate when an invite to a media event at Chef Chris Scarduzio‘s new restaurant at Showboat in Atlantic City came unexpectadly via email.

Known for his successful restaurant, Table 31, in Philadelphia and Mia’s at Caesar’s, Chef Scarduzio’s latest venture in Atlantic City is a combination steakhouse and sushi lounge. The new venue encompasses a late night lounge with live entertainment, bottle service and small-plates fare, and it is oh, so sexy.

I had a very long day prior to our evening visit, annoying traffic to top it off and my feet were killing me, but when I walked in to Scarduzio’s with the elegant lighting and cool lounge vibe, Mama was happy. We enjoyed some great sushi and appetizers including the Kobe slider you see in the picture above.

After decompressing at the cocktail hour, the media mob was corralled to a very long table where basically we ate like kings, very hungry kings. We shared a charcuterie plate with fellow foodies, John and Lisa Howard-Fusco from Eating in South Jersey and were given our choice of anything on the menu. My choice as always, was the Rack of Lamb.

It was sheer perfection, and I’m embarrassed to say, I don’t think I offered to share with anyone. Come on, look at that picture. Would you share?

We did share the sides, like Scarduzio’s decadent Mac and Cheese, and the Jersey Corn Fricassee which was definitely a table favorite. The miniature flower pots filled with cornbread were a novel touch, but my favorite “stand-out” side was the Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes. Check out their menu for the Lobster and Truffle whipped potatoes, oh my. If you are headed to Atlantic City for business or pleasure any time soon, Scarduzio’s is a sure bet.   I highly recommend the lamb and be nice and share.

Scarduzio’s Steak | Sushi | Lounge

Deborah Smith , Founder and Executive Editor of  Launched in 2007 as a home for her growing collection of recipes, Jersey Bites soon grew into a hub for all things edible in the Garden State.  In her spare time, (Ha) she works as a Social Media consultant and speaker.  You can learn more about her services and marketing through social media on her blog