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Cardinal Bistro

€€€€Seafood, American,
6525 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2187
+1 609-541-4633
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 15 min
Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
6525 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2187
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing! Creative combinations, perfectly cooked & beautifully presented made for two remarkable evenings with family and friends. We tasted everything on one another’s plates. It was all so wonderful that no one could decide what was best. This restaurant seems to...More

Thank SouthJRZMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly, my wife and I (and often entire family) have been regulars since the opening of Cardinal Bistro whenever we are in town. Chef Thomas never ceases to impress us with his offerings and in our experience, the wait staff is top-notch. Whether or not...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

If you're in the Atlantic City (or downbeach) area, and are looking for cutting edge . . . creative dishes, farm fresh ingredients . . . from a talented chef, try Cardinal Bistro. The restaurant is intimate and the ambience nice. The staff is well...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We are a local family which has seen restaurants come and go. After my husband had two great lunch experiences, 10 of us celebrated a birthday there. The table was ready and beautifully set. When it got crowded, items were immediately removed. The wait staff,...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We were down in AC celebrating wife's 40th. I am in the restaurant business and I wanted to have dinner at a nice restaurant that we could have conversation with friends away from the tourist trap restaurants. So after some researching we came to Cardinal...More

Thank Chris_mac76
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Came in for brunch with another person and were greeted immediately which was nice and taken to a table by the window. As we sat down we noticed crumbs on the chairs and windowsill, as well as under the table and the other tables around...More

Thank Jo1126
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Had been tying to get into this restaurant and finally succeeded off season. Wonderful find. We were warmly welcomed as first timers. Our waiter described the menu with such enthusiasm and spent a lot of time with us. Dishes are creative and excellent flavor. We...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Dinner last night was outstanding and original. I throughly enjoyed the five clues vegetarian tasting. I also added the soup of the day to my meal which was delicious. I had cream of asparagus soup, roasted artichoke, buttermilk custard with leeks, sunchoke with mustard apple...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 18 September 2017

First of all let me say that everything was absolutely delicious. That said, I should also add that most of the dishes we had were not what we expected; not that that's a bad thing. My wife and I were visiting for the first time...More

Thank grampamart
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

As soon as we entered the restaurant we were greeted by the owner, Tom who has charming and extremely welcoming. I started my mail off with the spinach/peach salad which was not only beautiful in presentation but also fresh and delicious. My friend had the...More

Thank Sandigity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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