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Cardinal Bistro

€€€€Seafood, American,
6525 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2187
+1 609-541-4633
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6525 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2187
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A chic & modern but yet comfy & cozy atmosphere. Small and intimate. If you are looking for a place where locals dine at, here is one of them. Food is amazing! Even for a very picky non-meat eater like myself. One of the best...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Deeennnaaaa
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Do not miss this place! Food is outstanding. Service is exceptional. The quality, the preparation, the presentation, and the TASTE of the dishes that are prepared by the CIA trained owner/chef are wonderful. Anything on the menu is a great choice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank William H
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent variety of dishes and unusual items. Would go again & again. Very Friendly & personal waiter.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Delicious, fresh, modern cuisine... enjoyed every bite...wanted to try everything on the menu...BYOB...better food than expensive casino restaurants just a short Uber ride away...Just do it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 551kristinao
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went here with 2 other couples and the place was packed when we left. Our servers Erica and Lawrence worked together like a finely tuned machine. All of our dinners were served in a reasonable amount of time and they all...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank docrxpert
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very limited menu. My steak was good but my wife,s chicken was a bit dry. Service was very friendly but extremely slow...nearly 2.5hours for dinner. Terrific dessert.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner. Steak was perfect. My wife's chicken was very good. Service excellent. The server explained all items on the menu. The restaurant is BYOB. If you are in the Margate City NJ area do not miss this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 978STEVEB978
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I started the meal with one of the daily specials, which was very good. My only suggestion would be to use a bit less capers (I am sensitive to salt so this is just my view). I also had the Halibut special which was equally...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank FranC-NJ
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The food was outstanding. So impressed for a young chef who’s dishes are incredibly creative and extremely tasty. The servers were also exceptional. They took their time to explain the dishes and share their favorites with us. I would highly recommended this restaurant. Will definitely...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mommyvision
Reviewed 13 June 2018

First visit, we were there for brunch. Food was good, served nicely. They provide beignets - quite good.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Charles H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6525 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2187
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ventnor City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-541-4633
  • E-mail
Cardinal Bistro is a Contemporary American style restaurant located in the heart of Ventnor City, New Jersey. We focus on fresh, local, sustainable produce and seafood. We believe that knowing exactly where your food comes from is just as important as how it is prepared. That is why we take great pride in researching our suppliers and farms to ensure that we are getting the best possible product.
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