Doughertys to bring new restaurant concept to Resorts in A.C. in 2021

The Dougherty family, a mainstay in the Atlantic City restaurant world for more than a century, will open a new concept restaurant at Resorts Casino Hotel in the spring of 2021, the family and the casino announced earlier this week.

The restaurant will be a classic steakhouse and raw bar — and will feature live entertainment. It has yet to be named.

Resorts CEO Mark Giannantonio said the concept will be unique.

“This concept will provide a dining experience to our valued guests that is very unique from what we currently offer and will be a perfect addition to Resorts’ winning amenities,” he said. “The Dougherty family is known for their commitment to quality and service and operate under the highest standards. Their strong ties in the community and long history in Atlantic City are perfect complements to Resorts, itself one of the most historic properties in the city.”

The Dougherty family is known for its legendary restaurants the Knife & Fork Inn and Dock’s Oyster House, as well as Harry’s Oyster Bar at Bally’s Atlantic City and the Linwood Country Club.

“We are excited to embark on this project with Resorts,” Frank Dougherty said. “Resorts shares our commitment to preserving the history and ensuring the success of Atlantic City, and we are looking forward to a successful partnership on this new dining concept.”

The new restaurant will replace Gallagher’s Steak House and Gallagher’s Burger Bar, both of which will close Jan. 1.