Olón by Garces

This past weekend we took a little trip to Atlantic City, NJ for the night.  First off, I have no idea why I have not done that more often – its about an hour away from Philadelphia, there is luxury shopping, amazing bars and INCREDIBLE restaurants.  One of the newer delish restaurant options in AC is Olon by renown chef Jose Garces and we were lucky enough to check it out.

Located in the Tropicana, Olon and Bar Olon are definitely the new, cool kid on the AC restaurant scene.  From their signature dishes, to their drink menu to their cool tropical vibes – this place means business.  We grabbed some drinks and apps at the GORGEOUS Bar Olon on Saturday and it was the perfect tone to set the evening with.  We sampled some of their appetizers and signature drinks – highly recommend the Viento Empanadas and the Plantains with Guac. So so sooo good.  If you are looking for a new cocktail to test out, try the Solo En La Playa – its a Vodka based drink mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon and lime.  Literally it was life changing.

The next day we woke up to sample the Olon brunch menu.  We opted for their special – $29 per person for endless tea, coffee and OJ.  Endless raw bar trips, which was stocked with Oysters, Ceviche, Shrimp and Mussels – and the choice of two of their signature dishes.  I chose the Fresh Berries Bowl and the Crab Benedict.  Honestly one of the best brunches I have ever had.

If you are looking for an easy weekend getaway AC is your place and if you are looking for a DAMN good meal – please check out Bar Olon!

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