This past week I went to a menu tasting for one of my new (now) favorite restaurants. The food was comped but the opinions are my own. Because I was so delighted with my meal I have decided it deserves more than one post. Stay tuned for other posts that discuss amazing Baked Mac and Cheese with Tasso Ham to Lobster and Crab Martini’s.
My sister was delighted to accompany me on a night out in Wildwood. Seriously, who can resist an invitation to a restaurant with a known reputation for stellar service and charm, not to mention being accompanied by her very wise food critic (ah hem) sister. My sister is mature, young, classy, and beautiful. The same words could describe Marie Nicole’s.
We have been looking for a great place to enjoy a few drinks and grab a delicious bite to eat every once in a while. A place for girls’ night out perhaps? Marie Nicole’s, named after a grandmother and now run by her granddaughter, has got quality girl time written all over it. It’s the perfect place for two friends (or more) to enjoy great conversation over drinks instead of shouting over music. Maria Nicole’s is a place where you can enjoy your meal at the remade bar, in the dinning room, or in the outdoor dining section.
Dessert martinis include the berry milkshake made with blackberry-Stolichnaya, ice cream, berry sauce, cream and home made whipped cream rim. (If that doesn’t say “girly” I don’t know what does.) Served with a beautiful berry garnish this was a fun treat and a delightful break from from the Cabernet or Riesling I generally fall back on.
If you are craving the more traditional glass of wine, have no fear they have those too. In Marie Nicole’s newly renovated bar don’t expect just an “ok” dining experience. This season the bar has gone through a facelift and expansion. The new interior is comfortable yet sophisticated. That’s hard to balance but Marie Nicole’s accomplishes it.
Just Peachy lifted my “spirits” as I tasted a blend of peach purée and peach vodka with a sugared rim. Cheers to sisterhood and many other delicious drinks on the menu that we must try another time like “Very Berry” and “Maria Nicole Rita”.
If you want to enjoy a bite after a hard 9-5 shift, or need a break away from the busy Wildwood fun, the bar has a generous menu that will leave you satisfied. I highly suggest the Crab Cake BLTs. It was unexpected and delightful.
It won’t be long before I return and maybe next time will be for date night. (hint, hint Hubby) Perhaps even a special dinner, kids included, where outdoor seating is perfect, with the ocean beach breeze blowing through from a few blocks away. Who knows, my birthday is coming up. A return visit just might be on my wish list. Happy Birthday to me?
Elizabeth Norton is the Jersey Bites Regional Editor for Cape May County and is a Jersey lover at heart. She loves Jersey Products, Jersey People, and Jersey Food. She runs a digital network for online moms who live in, you guessed it, New Jersey. She is a baker and sweet connoisseur and is on a personal mission to find the best place to eat brunch at the Jersey Shore. Her mantra is “Keep the Kitchen Clean. Eat Out!” She loves a good party and loves being a mom of 3. Her favorite night of the week is date night where her and her husband take turns trying out the newest restaurants Jersey has to offer.