It’s Jennifer again! My husband and I recently spent a few days down in Atlantic City for the annual NESPA (Northeastern Spa and Pool Association) convention. My husband and I go every year since he works on pools. We had a lot of good meals that I will blog about eventually.
First up is Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern. Angelo’s isn’t in a casino, which is unusual in AC for a decent restaurant. If you’ve ever been to AC, you know the actual city outside of the casinos can be a little dicey. Angelo’s has been open in Atlantic City since 1935.
Angelo’s is known for their house wine, which is homemade. So, of course, that’s what we started with.
Full disclosure, I had a $75 gift certificate to Angelo’s that I won from work, so we decided to splurge a bit…
The server then brought some Atlantic City bread. What’s Atlantic City bread, you say? Well, there’s another classic restaurant in AC called White House Sub Shop. It’s historic and delicious! I suppose I can put together a post about them too… Anyway, the bread that is used to make the cheesesteaks and hoagies at White House is made at Formica Bros. bakery across the street. Anytime you get bread from a restaurant in or around South Jersey and it’s on Atlantic City bread, you know you’re about to get a great meal.
Ok, now that you understand Atlantic City bread, we can move on with the rest of the meal!
We started with the eggplant rolintini and spicy clams. I loved the clams, really spicy and delicious. I wouldn’t order the eggplant again, it was just ok. The best part of it was the red sauce. Angelo’s is best known for grandma’s sauce. It’s awesome.
The special of the night was a veal chop with crab, artichokes and peppers. That’s just a few of my favorite things on one plate. It was incredible.
My husband went with the filet with crab and shrimp with homemade ravioli. The filet was great, but I could have lived without the ravioli.
We ended our meal with the apple crumb pie. At that point, I didn’t have much room left, but I wanted something sweet. Pie and an espresso finished out a great meal at a great place.
Angelo’s is an old piece of history in Atlantic City, you should give it a shot if you’re ever in town.