Regardless of my thoughts on Revel (extensive metal staircase to climb to the one-level-misrepresented-as-4-level club in a brandynew resort which btw $30 cover even for a bachelorette party staying there? Letting someone put their pool bar tab on our room???), our dinner was actually pretty good. Interestingly, because most AC restaurants don't require a credit card to make a reservation, it seems like people just make a handful and choose last minute where to go. How else to explain how our TOTALLY BOOKED, WE DO NOT TAKE WALK INS restaurant had plenty of room and ended up able to seat 8 of us 30 minutes early? And yes, we had made a second rez.
My first choice in the hotel would have been Central, because helloooo Michel Richard. Or the tapas place.
So, I'm not entirely sure that it must be the place. But it's a place. A place with very loud music (since when am I 80? Oh wait, since about 2003). But we screamed into our neighbor's ears and decided we'd talk more later in the comfort of our rooms, over the ringing of course.
These little baby breads (each roll was about half a thumb tall) were delicious and so cute, sprinkled with rocky salt. But being there with all girls, we sort of left 1.5 hanging in each dish. Things That Don't Happen With Guys Present for 1000, Alex?
YUM, tuna tartare with stacked taro chips with an avocado base. Sorry about the iPhone pics--it was dark in there. I'd definitely get the tuna again.
Mini Kobe sliders - DELICIOUS. Pickles, the key to happiness.
The menu for One is nearly impossible to find. Unlike other restaurants in Revel, the menu isn't on the web site (note, it wasn't two weeks ago! It is now. Damnit). Instead it's on the Facebook page. But it's not immediately visible, you need to look at their list of crap (About, Photos, etc) and press "5 More" to see an icon for Menu. When I called to ask about an online menu, whoever picked up then put me on hold said it was on Facebook. When I told her I still didn't see it, she said she didn't know. Then she said I could email a manager for it. I did email, because I figured they might send me one with prices (good to know when you're with a group), but never got a response.
When I don't see prices on a menu, I worry a little. I worry that it's VERY expensive. This was not the case; it wasn't any more expensive than the other restaurants in Revel or other big hotels in AC, so why not cut a girl (or 8) a break and stop the worries? Transparency is good--tell people what to expect.
The food was pretty good, it came out pretty quickly, the drinks were way expensive of course, but there were beers for $7, so I went that route. It seems like they brought us a round of free shots, but then we were charged for them. A few girls got the lobster roll appetizer and they were the tiniest little guys I ever saw, picture mini hot dogs but lobster in them instead. And $19. Just know what you're in for!