Food & Drink

The Borgata opens Atlantic City's first gastrolounge

The former SeaBlue bar designed by Adam Tihany, now the bar at 28 West in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Named for the world's most confusing roulette wager its height above sea level, 28 West's a weekends-only gastrolounge rising up from the Borgata's former SeaBlue space and now serving a dozen sure-bet sandwich and small plate options like red onion-jammed cheddar burgers and beer-battered fish with duck fat chips, plus 22 craft brews to sink them down.Craving smokiness not from that lady hogging the poker slots? Make a play for paprika-seasoned sirloin kabobs or this rye-rolled Reuben stuffed with peppered duck pastrami, crisp green apple, and radish slaw.Hook up with the Chef's Favorite Banh Mi and score a threesome of crispy baguettes crunching with cucumber, cilantro, and slow-roasted pork loin.Can't locate your blackberry-muddled Bourbon Collins? The three-sided bar designed by the dude behind Le Crique and Per Se shines with its own built-in spotlights.But if you need to locate a beer pairing, that responsibility falls to a special menu that offers palate-matching brews that sidles lamb spare ribs with Abbey Ale and this smashed avocado & bacon burger with a Chimay Premiere that'll vanish even faster than your ill-wagered roulette money.

A pickle-topped duck pastrami Reuben at 28 West
A trio of slow-roasted pork banh mi on crispy baguette at 28 West
A bourbon blackberry collins lit by a spotlight on the bar at 28 West
A beer-paired bacon and avocado cheeseburger beside a glass of Chimay Premiere at 28 West