You can get Sunday brunch in a lot of places in Atlantic City. You can get Sunday brunch in most of the casino cafes The brunches are good. I know. I've had many of them. But if you want the brunch of brunches, the absolute finest, most decadent brunch in Atlantic City, you have only one choice and that’s Nero’s Tuscan Steakhouse located in Caesars Atlantic City. I recently had the distinct pleasure of eating at Nero's Sunday Brunch as a guest of Caesars Entertainment.
Nero’s calls it brunch, but it’s more like a supreme feast. Click the pink “List” button to see just a few of the wonderful food stations that await you. And at several of those stations, the food is cooked to order just for you.
We were seated at a table in the Atlantic Grill area (Nero’s and the Atlantic Grill share on Sundays) with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Our waiter, Roger, quickly had our juice and coffee on the table and, since this was our first time at the brunch, gave us a quick tour of what was available, including a Bloody Mary bar with unlimited combinations. Talk about an adventure!
The first area you come to is the waffle station where waffles heaped high with fruit and cream are custom made to your specifications. And not only can you get waffles, there are crepes, too. The bananas foster crepe was to die for! It was my favorite. The lovely lady behind the waffle station is Son Ngo and what a superb breakfast chef she is!
The other cook-it-to-order station is for omelets. You select your fresh ingredients and Chef Matt cooks your custom omelet right in front of you. I added peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheddar cheese to mine. My daughter added the lobster/roasted tomato combination. They were both quite yummy!
This is brunch, so if breakfast doesn't suit you, maybe a visit to the carving table would. They had several kinds of meats sliced to order. And then there’s the seafood station with lobster and what appeared to be the hit of the morning at our tabe, king crab legs. Handmade Sushi rolls and Sashimi are also available.
There’s lots of fresh fruit, sides and salad, too, plus breads of all kinds. It’s a buffet so seconds, thirds and even fourths are encouraged.
Through it all, our plates were promptly taken away when emptied, drinks were kept filled and everyone was pleasant and courteous. Service at Nero’s and the Atlantic Grill is beyond superb, all expertly presided over by the room’s able manager, Betty McHugh. Betty’s restaurants are simply the best. You won't find better service anywhere.
I should have warned you at the beginning to save some room for dessert. The dessert tables are a sweet-lover’s dream! We visited on St. Patrick’s Day and there was a huge Irish hat cake that was whole when we began, but not so whole when we left. There were cookies, cakes, pastries, puddings and more. Anything your sweet tooth could desire is available. A dessert (or two) and a cup of the excellent coffee served by Nero’s was a perfect ending to a delicious and elegant brunch.
Nero’s is located on the restaurant level at Caesars Atlantic City. Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an upscale restaurant; the dress is business casual. The price is $49 per person. For more information, you can call 800-223-7277.
After partaking of this scrumptious feast, I have just two words of advice for you when it’s your turn: Come hungry!