by Andrea Doyle | June 01, 2015
The East Coast has no shortage of great meeting facilities and attractions. But when it comes to the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly Atlantic City and Washington, D.C., planners are finding that the wealth of culinary options may be one of the strongest draws for attendees.

Celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay has opened his first restaurant in Atlantic City, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, at Caesars, offering an English pub-style setting complete with dishes like shepherd's pie and bangers and mash.

"Atlantic City continues to elevate itself as a culinary destination, one that features big television personalities, celebrity chefs, and now a Michelin-rated chef," says Kevin Ortzman, president of Caesars and Bally's Atlantic City. "Chef Ramsay is one of the world's most highly regarded chefs, as evidenced by his multiple culinary accolades, and we are honored to partner with him at Caesars."

Other big-name chefs with eateries in Atlantic City include Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Marc Forgione. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers a wide array of restaurants and world-renowned chefs under one roof, including culinary legends Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Schulson (Izakaya - A Modern Japanese Pub), Stephen Kalt (FORNELLETTO Cucina & Wine Bar), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club hotel at Borgata), and restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House). Along with an extensive wine collection of over 40,000 vintages, Borgata offers guests plenty of remarkable culinary experiences on the East Coast.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri has also dived into the Atlantic City restaurant scene with his new place, Guy Fieri's Chophouse at Bally's. His own take on the classic steakhouse, the restaurant features a menu of signature dishes with New Jersey flair.