As Revel revs her engines in a run-up to its grand opening this Memorial Day weekend, the new beachfront resort and casino is gradually bringing its many high roller amenities on line. When everything’s properly up and running, the a-list restaurant options, which includes spots from two Iron Chefs — hometown hero Jose Garces and New York’s Marc Forgione — it will certainly bring a major paradigm shift to the seaside resort town’s already impressive dining landscape. Grub Street recently paid a visit to Revel, and got a sneak peek at what’s in store there.
Click through, check out the photos, and let us know with a comment which of one of these spots we toured will be on your list of places to visit this summer.
Earlier: Casino Boogieing With Jose Garces at Revel
The second location of Jose Gaces’ Spanish tapas restaurant at Revel features sweeping views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean.
Garces calls this the “Million Dollar View.”
The table in this intimate nook seats up to eight people.
The dining room at Amada also features these communal tables.
This table at Amada overlooks Revel’s gaming floor.
In homage of the metal pig sculpture at the entry of Amada in Philadelphia.
Whether for drinks and snacks or waiting on a table for dinner, guests can cozy up here.
Amada’s bar sits at the heart of the restaurant.
Too busy gambling to stop and eat a proper meal? No problem. Garces has you covered with this walk-up and take-out feature.
Garces also brings his “neats and eats” concept to Revel.
It’s a stunning recreation of the Philadelphia original, only this one has almost four times as many seats, and a raw bar.
This loungey space from Manhattan’s One Group will feature burgers, steaks, salads and cocktails.
These colorful paintings surround the space.
Not to be confused with Seinfeld star Michael Richards.
Another New York transplant, Lugo Caffe recreates the lively outdoor space from its Manhattan location.
Inside there’s a casual cafe setting and a bar up front.
A dressier and more sophisticated dining room lies beyond the cafe.
The dining room overlooks the open kitchen.
Here at Jose Garces’ Mexican-themed bar, the staff is at the ready to fullfill your Margarita needs.
Right next to Distrito, Garces parked a recreation of the Guapos Tacos truck that roams Philadelphia.
Picinic tables provide seating for taco lovers.
Washington D.C.’s Robert Wiedmaier brings his Belgian-themed gastropub to Revel.
As you can see, Belgian beer plays a lead role here.
Iron Chef Marc Forgione’s steakhouse’s dining room.
The dining room also features these black, button-tufted leather banquettes.
In the kitchen at American Cut, the Iron Chef inspects cuts of dry-aged beef that will be featured on his menu.
A bar with a clubby vibe at the heart of the casino.
Cozy lounge seating just steps away from the gaming floor.
Still in the works Azure, which also offers breathtaking views of the beach and ocean, will showcase contmporary flavors of the Italian and French Riviera created by Alain Allegretti.
Here’s a peek at the restaurant’s private dining room.
The brains behind L.A.’s trendy and trendsetting Forty Deuce brings his “nightlife as art” concept to Revel.
On the catwalk above, burlesque dancers will perform over gaming tables.
Inside the club, dancers will dazzle guests with achrobatic routines performed over the bar.
Each V.I.P. area features its own “stripper pole.”