The Twenties Italian Bistro

3.6
70 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Casual
November 9, 2020, we launched our new Italian menu for both lunch & dinner featuring an awesome selection of popular favorites like a Veal Chop, as well as Chicken, Veal and Eggplant Parmesan, pan-seared Branzino, and homemade pastas and sauces. Housing the second oldest bar in Atlantic City, The Twenties Bistro serves up classic Italian fair with a 1920's inspired spin. The restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside of a Prohibition-style bar that dates back to the Roaring Twenties era. Legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Nucky Johnson, Princess Grace of Monaco, John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra have all been guests at this historical landmark.
*** In accordance with current state & local Covid-19 restrictions & guidelines, The Twenties Restaurant is only able to serve to a limited capacity of 25%.*** Breakfast & lunch seating is on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 70 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.6
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3.8
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3.6
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53% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very underrated location. The food was cooked very well. Plenty of taste and value. Service was great and ambiance was very relaxed. Nice place to dine casually or to take a date.

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Alexandrac
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had to wait about 2 hours for you meal to be served.

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katherinev
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I felt bad they were understaffed and I think the Kitchen was having trouble keeping up. I understood things were going to take a little longer but we got there at 8pm and did not get our dinner until 10pm. My food was horrible and tasted like the grilled chicken was cooked for 3 hours. My boyfriend said his food was "ok" . Great deal on wine at least. I wont be returning

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tommyguns
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had New Years day reservation for 6 pm were the only ones in there thought the place was deserted or abandoned feel chop was great food ok ruined my ending with no expresso or Capp said machine was broke won't recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve dinner with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The soup (crab) was excellent. The main entrees were horrible. One entree had the wrong pasta and the pasta that was served with it was so water logged it was awful. I could not eat it. The second entree (veal parmigiana) was burnt and that was all you could taste. The drinks are so over priced.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only disappointment was that there were so few customers.
The staff, the food, the ambience was exceptional!

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OwenM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really amazing and the service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and it was an amazing place to eat and have a great night with my husband or even a double date and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Both of us had filet and both requested medium. Mine came out medium well which was ok but my GFs was well and tough. The mashed potatoes were good. A bit cold. The hummus and tatziki dip was good. Spinach was fine. Drinks were way overpriced. $41 for three non specialty mixes. Service was pretty good being that we were only 1 of 4 parties in the restaurant. Overall is was middle of the road. I probably wouldn’t go back as there are plenty of other choices in town for a good steak

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was over priced and way under quality. Only 2 other couples in the whole place

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Nice quiet place to really enjoy a meal. The food was great and the cocktails were very well prepared. It is a casual dining place where a family/group can enjoy the or meal in peace. The waiter was nice and attentive. I would recommend and return.

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MIndy
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we ever ate. Highly recommend it. Fantastic taste for all items we had.

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Steve
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had dinner for our anniversary and it was “eh”. Steak was bland, mussels tasted good but were over cooked. Will not return.

Also, offered to pay for another groups meal and the waitstaff went over and told them while we were still sitting there.

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VirginiaW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My husband and I came here during our stay at the Claridge. Upon arrival we were greeted by a wonderful lady with red hair at the front. Once seated, Roy was our waiter. My only complaint is that Roy wasn’t at all verse with your wine list or food. The food actually made up slightly for the night. However, the manager on duty Barry did not interact with us or any of the other black patrons. Barry made jokes, checked on food and even gave good recommendations but never once looked the way of any of the black patrons there. It wasn’t until my husband was absolutely furious that our food was brought out after a couple who had just arrived. He gave us a free dessert to try and soothe the blow but it was sent enough. The drink that was made was horrible and wasn’t mixed well at all. Will definitely stay at the hotel again just won’t eat there for food.

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JohnR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought this was beautiful and good and service were wonderful!

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It 15 minues after we were seatw
Ed before we saw a server. The food was served cold. I will not return nor recommend.

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MsBMLopez
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious. The service was great. Will definitely come back!

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ColleenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

reservations 7:30 dinner arrived at 9:00. Place was not even busy. Food was not good!!.

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KristenK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had a reservation at 7:45. Ordered a drink when we sat down, waiter forgot. Asked again 15 minutes later, waiter forgot again. Ordered soup & filet mignon. 8:45 and still no soup. Asked the waiter if he knew when our food would be coming out. 20 minutes later I got my soup with my filet mignon, all at the same time. Over an hour for soup? Mind you there were only about 4 other tables, the place was empty. Sadly the filet mignon tasted like I had been frozen for months during the shut-down, then defrosted and cooked. Which is probably exactly what happened. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were excited that we were in Atlantic City on the first day that restaurants could serve people in house following the nationwide shutdown. Our excitement was quickly replaced by incredulousness.

I ordered the lobster capellini. It came out cold, was drenched in a “vodka sauce” that tasted like ketchup. When I reported the temperature to the waiter he seems extremely confused; he stared at me for a minute until I asked him to take it back and warm it.
He took it back to the kitchen and when he returned, it had been microwaved into a steaming pile of now overcooked pasta, and rubbery chunks of lobster that tasted like ketchup. Needless to say, I paid $30 for a dish that was inedible.

We think our waiter was mostly likely a bus boy that had been pressed into service. He could not answer any questions about the menu and was terribly confused . At one point, the couple at the table next to us had been waiting 30 minutes after being seated for him to take their order.

I could go on about the hard rolls, the waiter’s confused look when I asked for a wine list but, I think my point has been made.

This restaurant’s best days are clearly behind it and the Radisson doesn’t seem to be interested in fixing its issues.

My guess is that this historic beauty will be left to die like the rest of Atlantic City.

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vipAnthonyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed. Why is it on opentable?

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vipRobertT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant located in Claridge Hotel. We were the only patrons for almost the entire dinner. The waiter was delightful and a pleasure to talk to. We were there for AC restaurant week and the meal consisted of a opening course of salad. The main course was surf and turf, filet and Brazilian lobster. The dessert was an assortment of small cakes. All of the food was very good. The restaurant is off the beaten path and difficult to find. This is a shame as the restaurant is very good. I don't know what the intent of the Claridge is as far as the plan to position this restaurant amongst its peers but in my opinion they are doing this restaurant a complete disservice. More people deserve to experience this place. Hidden gem

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noeliat
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for the breakfast buffet it was good and the price was good as well.

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Suemae
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Serving was very unorganized. Never told special menu of the night or if we had choice. Service was slow.

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NicoleB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and beautiful presentation too. It was the perfect date night drinks/dinner/dessert for my husband and I!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, poor service and food was not good at all. Took 45 mins just to get drinks, we sat down and no one came over for 20 mintues. When the filet mignon was dry and had no taste. Very disappointed.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The character, beauty, and architecture of the building was really warm and welcoming.
Our service was spectacular, and even though we had a steak come out overdone, the chef was gracious and sent out the most delicious calamari I have ever eaten while he grilled another one. The four of us had a combination of Thanksgiving dinner, Grilled Salmon, and Steaks. Each meal was phenomenal.
We will be returning!!
There were several tables empty and that is so sad for this hidden gem!!!
Attached to Bally’s casino with a covered entry to the casino.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

José was a great server! The chef coming out to greet us and ask us how our meal was...loved it!

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vipFitGuy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited an hour at the table and all I got was a drink and bread

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A beautiful location. The staff was fast and efficient. The food was just ok. A bit heavy on the salt. Very over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb and the service was great. It wasn't too crowded. We'd definitely go back.

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viphkhenry
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Atlantic city. Wie welcome it. Prix Fixe was amazing

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LuvMyFood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok I always give five stars this is the first time I have given less then 5 stars until now the waiter was nice and the food was good I ordered the gnocchi and my bf got fettuccine pesto these should have been between 15-18 dollars each with apps and non alcoholic drinks the bill should have been 60 usd totall we got the bill it was 106 with tip it was a 126 usd Meal not worth that price ! And worse yet the place was empty on a friday night they were empty in a hotel they were empty ! That should not be!

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Mike
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner at the Twenties during a romantic little getway this past week. The food was very very good and the service was excellent. Great atmosphere. I would definitely revisit.

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FaithMacK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the last reservation (9:30PM ) on a weekday, off-season. It was my girl's 30th birthday, and after the last table left, we were the only ones. Our waiter was very gracious, and we ordered off of the prefix menu (the salad and calamari aps, the salmon and chicken parm entrees, and one of each desserts) and everything was absolutely delicious and made to order for us. If you are a fan of the 20's atmosphere, music and vibe, you will love this restaurant. It has been redone (as well as the Claridge hotel) and they have been redone very well. We stayed at the hotel and it was clean, comfortable, accommodating and relaxing from everything from our room to the pool. GO!

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RaeRae
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the ambiance. Our waiter was most professional. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed The Twenties restaurant and the decor was beautiful. Prices were good and the coconut cake was awesome. I felt the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate dinner here and it was a very good, tasty meal. I had the salmon it was delicious my husband had the chicken parmegi also tasty! Also the room service was great we had breakfast and everything was to order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was spectacular (had bucatini amatriciana and the stuffed pork chop in demi-glace) Service by Jose was even better. Real passionate fellow. Real interesting guy. Only things I would change to help atmosphere would be dim the lights more, have table cloths and real candles instead of place mats and led candles. This would then make the place more authentic with the history of the Claridge it is trying to convey.

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The Twenties Italian Bistro is rated 3.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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