On a quiet street overlooking the Boardwalk, Brigantine, the inlet and the beach, the Flagship is in a prime location to deliver the best that Atlantic City has to offer. With two very distinct restaurant offerings, the Flagship has something to suit any taste. This resort is the place to go when you’re looking for casino quality without the casino price.
Blue Water Grille
With postcard-perfect views, Blue Water Grille has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Atlantic City inlet, Brigantine, the boardwalk and the north-end beaches. Its relaxed atmosphere combined with its unparalleled view creates an easy elegance that can’t be beat. “It’s casual but the view is worth a million dollars,” Shelden says.
Once you’re able to take your eyes away from the magnificent view, the food does not disappoint. Shelden and the Flagship’s new Executive Chef Andre Neal, Sr., made a lot of changes. “To start we got all new table settings and glassware, so that we could create more of an elegant atmosphere,” Shelden says.
They also completely revamped the menu. “When we got here, there was basically just a bar menu,” says Shelden, explaining that they added a lot of entrees and specials. “We have an incredible 10-ounce sirloin steak topped with jumbo lump crab meat and blue cheese for $28,” Shelden says. He adds that they work hard to keep their quality high and their prices affordable. And everything, including their sauces, soups, dressings and pizza, are made from scratch and fresh in house. A new and popular addition to their menu is the chicken francaise ($22), chicken breast, lightly coated in an egg batter and finished to a golden brown and served with a lemon butter sauce.
“We also make our own liquor infusions,” adds Michael Gaskin, assistant food and beverage manager. Must-trys are their jalapeno-infused tequila which is mixed in the Blue Water margarita ($10), and their bacon-infused vodka is stirred into the Blue Water bloody Mary ($10).
Blue Water Grille serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and brunch buffet ($16) on Saturday and Sunday. Other popular selections include the build-your-own-burger menu ($12). “If we have it in the kitchen, you can put it on your burger,” Shelden laughs.
Blue Water Grille has also added some great specials to their offerings like the game-day special ($20) which includes a 20-ounce keepsake beer mug and six buffalo wings. As well as a daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials — available in the bar area only.
Sixty — Café, Lounge and Lobby Bar is the Flagship’s newest addition. It’s a lobby bar, coffee shop and café serving everything from breakfast to dinner fare, coffee to wine and more. “It’s a sophisticated social spot, with something for everyone,” says Cori Daly, director of creative marketing. It seamlessly transitions from morning to night. “Early in the day, people come here for their coffee or cappuccino, then later in the day people meet in here for a drink,” Daly explains.
Sixty features freshly crafted coffee drinks, Illy brewed coffee, pastries, freshly made breakfast sandwiches, paninis, lunch sandwiches and wraps, salads, homemade chili, pizza by the slice, ice cream, milkshakes, boozy milkshakes, a wine-tap system plus a full bar and more. “We really do have something for everyone here,” Daly says. Explaining that Sixty is meant as a place for everyone to gather, no matter the age. “We have ice cream for the kids and treats for the grownups, too,” Daly says.
Their homemade beef chili ($5) has been very popular. Their barista-crafted coffee drinks have also been blowing up. In addition to regular milk, Sixty has almond and soy milk available to those who can’t tolerate lactose or are vegan.
When you stop by Sixty later in the day, “We have some very high-end liquors,” Shelden says. There is also their daily Happier Hour with $6 “happy-tizzers” which include mini, loaded potatoes, hummus and tzatziki, meat and cheese plate, chicken wings, chicken quesadilla, broccoli cheddar bites and more. Drink specials include $4 select bottles of beer, $5 house mixed drinks and $6 house wines by the glass.
Every Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. there’s karaoke at Sixty. Tuesdays bring Taco and Tequila nights with $2 tacos and $7 tequila including Patron Silver, Milagro, Alacran Cristal, Alacran Black and Cazadores. Mid-week brings Whiskey Wednesday featuring $5 Jameson, Makers Mark, Redemption Rye, Sagamore Rye, Knob Creek and Bulliet Bourbon.
There are also game-day specials available at both Blue Water Grille and Sixty, where you can enjoy $2 Bud Lite 12-ounce cans, $8 rum punch and margarita bucket, $16 NFL sampler which includes a small pizza two buffalo wings and two mozzarella sticks.
Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd last stop in Atlantic City
Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd made a stop on their “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” in Atlantic City last night members include Johnny Van Zandt, lead vocals; Founding Member Gary Rossington on Lead Guitar; Rickey Medlocke, guitar; Mark Matejka, guitar; Peter Keys, keyboards; Mochael Cartellone, drummer. The band performed to a near capacity crowd at Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday December 1st, 2018. Opening included The Marshall Tucker Band and Channing Wilson. Photo: Tom Briglia /PhotoGraphics