Owner Robert Gans welcomed the media for cocktails and tastings, and announced a $5,000 donation to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Robert Gans knew he was taking a gamble when he decided to open a Robert’s Steakhouse in Atlantic City. However, he could never have expected an unwelcome visit by Hurricane Sandy, just when he was launching the opening of his new restaurant.
At a cocktail party for the media and elected officials last evening, Thursday, Nov. 8, Gans admitted that he had been asked, “‘Why Atlantic City and why another steakhouse? Does Atlantic City need another steakhouse?’” His answer was, “We hope to bring something new to Atlantic City as far as the ambiance and the staff.
"Atlantic City has been in somewhat of a decline. I have been fortunate to see different areas [in New York that rebounded]. I believe that Atlantic City has seen its worst days and it has only one way to go and that’s up.” He added that he would be making a $5,000 donation to the United Way for local relief efforts.
The event last night featured tastings of some of Robert’s specialties including a delicious slice of rare tuna, risotto with shaved parmesan, wild mushrooms and truffle oil, premium ground steak sliders and Robert’s famous seafood salad with nice chunks of lobster, shrimp, marinated tomatoes, French green beans, mango, cucumber and basil.
Atlantic City’s steak house marketplace is as crowded and competitive as any dining category to be found anywhere. With headline names like Old Homestead, Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris and Bobby Flay, it’s a fast track of real industry players.
Atlantic City’s dining renaissance includes an amazing number of quality steakhouses, but that local competition doesn’t intimidate restaurateur Bob Gans. Gans, owner of the award-winning Robert’s Steakhouse of New York. Gans is bringing his steakhouse brand to the Trump Taj Mahal, with a scheduled opening in late October.
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