Monday, December 9, 2013

Amphora Lounge Review

This is for a series of posts for the Borgata Hotel & The Water Club including: Bobby Flay SteakWolfgang Puck American Grille, Wolfgang Puck American Grille [2], The CafeteriaTony Luke'sN.O.W.N.O.W. [2]MetropolitanSun RoomSun Room [2]Old Homestead Steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse [2], Fat Burger28 WestGelato, the Borgata BuffetIzakayaBread and Butter, and Fornelletto

Regular readers know that I have a particular affinity for the Borgata Hotel, Casino, & Spa. It is simply the place to go in Atlantic City for all your gambling and food-related needs. And at the Borgata, if you attain Black Card status, if affords you some special privileges, including free rooms and comps at the Borgata Hotel

But one of my favorite perks is the exclusive access to the Amphora Lounge. The food is of higher quality, the lines are not as long as the Borgata Buffet, and most importantly, you've got top shelf liquor completely comped.

During the summer, Amphora Lounge is open on Mondays through Thursdays from 2 to 10PM. Fridays, it's open until 11PM. And on Saturdays and Sundays, the Lounge opens at 11AM.

All you need is your Black Card and $10 in comps. Then you and a guest can descend down the escalators.

Feel free to order up some drinks at the bar ...

... or grab a seat in the dining room and your server will bring one for you!

They've got a special section with multiple channels on offer - golf, tennis, the news ... they really do try to accomodate your needs. 

But let's move on to the food!

The offerings are not as widely varied as the Borgata Buffet, but the quality is certainly better.

The GF and I came for breakfast and partook in some crispy apple-wood smoked bacon, plump chicken maple sausage, and cheese blintzes.

For brunch, other offerings included oatmeal, ham steaks, parmesan pommes, scrambled eggs, and cinnamon swirl french toast. 

They even have an omelet station with a variety of ingredients to add! 

Other offerings included chicken with rhubarb vinaigrette, red snapper with a spicy watermelon coulis, and a shaved zucchini salad. But for the GF, it was all about the dessert station at center stage.


To whet her appetite, the GF started off with a mimosa.

Johnnie Walker Black 

And I started off the morning with Johnnie Walker Black Label - again all comped. Granted it was only 11AM in the morning, but it was a Saturday and we were planning to spend the rest of the morning at The Water Club pool! 

San Pellegrino 

Some sparkling water was in order as well. 

The cheddar bay biscuits were pretty good, but admittedly (though somewhat reluctantly), they're not as good as Red Lobster!

The GF and I indulged in some carrot cake pops and delicious coconut macaroons - trust me, you have to get the latter. Completely gluttonous and rich - it's heaven in your mouth.

Or you can indulge in a homemade apple tartlet!


Perhaps you can end your meal with a cappuccino and then, feel free to gamble in the casino, head to the pool, and have a grand old time in Atlantic City. It's certainly no Vegas, but the Borgata does a great job taking care of its regulars and newcomers alike! 

Amphora Lounge
Borgata Casino
1 Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 317-1000 

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