Fodor's Expert Review Revel Casino
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
The wonderkind of the Boardwalk welcomes the well-heeled to its Revelry floors, where the focus is on table games, while the atmosphere—luxury lounges, minature stages with dancers, suave mixologists—encourages flirting and mingling. Expansive views of the Atlantic during the day gives way to a sultry nightclub vibe as the sun slips below the horizon. There are burlesque shows, DJs, comedians, and a dozen restaurants to choose from, including three from Iron Chef Jose Garces and a French/American hybrid from James Beard Award-winner Michel Richard. The 5,500-seat venue Ovation Hall hosts musicians, sporting events, and Broadway-style entertainment. Beyonce christened the stage during Revel's opening weekend with a high-energy performance that honored the casino's ambitions. It was heavy on glamour, sparkle, and fanfare.