Archive | June, 2012

Mussel Bar at Revel

27 Jun
Mussel Bar at Revel

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I live about an hour away from Atlantic City, New Jersey.  I actually work just outside of AC in Northfield at Cat Country 107.3.  So, whenever I have to work at a concert or event in Atlantic City, my husband and I try to make a night out of it.  We’re not huge gamblers, but we enjoy playing.  And you can’t beat AC for the dining options.  Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck and Joses Garces are among some of the celebrity chefs with restaurants in AC.

A couple of days ago, Sugarland played Revel, the newest casino on the strip.  We didn’t have reservations anywhere and it was a Friday night, so we weren’t expecting much more than a taco from Jose Garces’ Distrito Cantina, a Mexican “take-out” window inspired by the popular Guapos Taco Truck in Philly.  Much to our surprise, Distrito had a line the length of the casino….

So, we opted to wait for a table at Mussel Bar.  We figured we could have a glass of wine and survive the 45 minute wait.  Just as we got to the bar to order a drink, some cocktail seats became available, so we snatched them up.

The picture above is a view of the kitchen from our seats.

At a place called Mussel Bar, we figured we HAD to order some mussels.  So we did.  We got a half order (means they are served alone, not with frites) of mussels with wild mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon and truffle cream.  We also got an order of the spicy gulf shrimp, they were good, but it was pretty damn hard to beat the mussels.

Mussels and shrimp

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I don’t know where the mussels came from, but they were white, not orange.  I know you know what I’m talking about….  Maybe you don’t!  Anyway, I prefer white mussels to orange mussels…..

For our entrees, my husband ordered the Mussel Bar steak frites.  Because, why not?

Mussel Bar Steak Frites

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I ordered the beef shortrib carbonnade.  According the menu, “Belgian beer braised shortribs, black kale, Gruyere grits and creme fraiche. Oh my.  This was heaven.


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Everything was delicious!  I highly recommend checking out Revel when you come to Atlantic City.  Make a reservation at Mussel Bar, gamble for a few hours and then grab a taco from Distrito.  That sounds like a perfect night!