In 1997 Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay opened in Margate, offering fabulous food consisting of only the freshest seafood, meats and produce around, in a simple, yet elegant, setting.
While serving delectable food is still its top priority, its also morphed into a lively jazz venue with two spirited bar scenes.
What to expect:
The “Oyster Bar” lies in the rear of the restaurant and boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere where locals gather for a quick bite. At the front bar you’ll find old-school bartender George Patton, who will greet you with a riotously salty joke. He’ll happily mix you any of today’s trendier cocktails, but prefers to stir up something more classic such as a gin martini or a Rob Roy.
Their liquor list is extensive and includes an array of interesting bourbons, ryes and even barrel-aged gins. The exquisite wine list contains vintages from around the globe, including a lovely variety of rosés.
Live music venue:
Owner Cookie Till is committed to showcasing local musicians. So every night you can hear the area’s top jazz players perform.
On Sunday, June 8, hit up the “Spin for the Cure” afterparty at Steve & Cookie’s. This huge annual event will take place under a tent where there will be an oyster bar, live music, dancing, and more.
The weekly Farmers’ Market at Steve Cookie’s kicks-off its season 8;30 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 19. It’ll be loaded with wonderful local produce, fruit, honey and freshly-baked pies.