Note: Jersey Bites was invited to visit Chelsea Tower and the experience was complimentary.
Planning a trip to Atlantic City? Check out the Tropicana’s new Chelsea Tower, where Jersey Bites recently sampled the latest additions to the casino’s many dining options. Stroll across the cool new Skybridge pedestrian walkway to find dinner at the Chelsea Five Gastropub (pictured at top), breakfast and lunch fare at Gilchrist Restaurant, and a fabulous bar at the Whiskey Five Bar.
“Tropicana’s dining scene is already bursting with flavor, with over 26 experiences to choose from,” said Steve Callender, Tropicana general manager. “Chelsea Five Gastropub’s modern American fare and classic cocktails combined with breathtaking ocean views will make a great addition to our collection.”
The Chelsea Five menu focuses on locally sourced seafood. We feasted on rich and velvety lobster cheesecake with a parmesan crust, some tasty yellowfin tuna tacos on crispy wontons, and spicy Cape May Salts oyster shooters. The menu includes burgers (add extras like truffled mushrooms and pancetta), rib eye cheesesteaks, buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and cauliflower steak. Top it all off with a true Jersey Shore treat: baby funnel cakes with raspberry, chocolate, and cinnamon-vanilla sauces.
Whiskey Five Bar
Summon your inner Don Draper with a sophisticated Manhattan, a classic old-fashioned, or a whiskey sour on the adjacent outdoor terrace for some small bites and classic cocktails. The drink menu features more than 50 whiskeys and bourbons, a Jersey beer selection, and retro craft cocktails.
For breakfast on the Boardwalk, head to the new Gilchrist Restaurant and order a stack of the famous blueberry hotcakes—just the ticket for a lazy morning. A local favorite since 1946, Chelsea Tower is the restaurant’s fourth location. (It’s also in Galloway, Margate, and at Historic Gardner’s Basin.) Co-owner Michael Barham is the fourth generation to serve up some real Jersey comfort food: breakfast all day, deli sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Try the Italian omelet (sausage, provolone, green peppers, and onions), and of course, pork roll and cheese on a roll.
Chelsea Tower at the Tropicana
Ground Floor, 111 S. Chelsea Ave
Photo of Chelsea Five at top, courtesy of the Tropicana.
Pictures by Mary Wozniak unless otherwise noted.