Good Taste

DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer
DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer
Posted: July 07, 2011

Beachside chef Nick LoBianco and family have made the move permanent out of Collingswood and into their third space at the Jersey Shore. This one is a spacious and elegant gray Margate spot where trademark favorites - braised short rib; grilled romaine - now come with slightly lower entree prices (mid-$20s) plus casual options such as meatball sliders and fresh cod fish and chips.

An even better bargain, is the beach-side delivery of LoBianco's weekend lunches: a fantastic "BA" burger (with chuck from N.Y.C.'s La Frieda) topped with Boursin and caramelized onions; a wonderfully fresh Cobb salad (lobster upgrade available), or a superb roast chicken salad with crunchy celery bits and a pinch of dill on Le Bus brioche.

All come with a side of pasta salad or fresh-cut fries for $10 or less, plus the opportunity to meet "Beach Block Vinnie," LoBianco's 16-year-old delivery son. No extra charge: "Just tip my boy well," says Nick. (Margate beaches only.)

- Craig LaBan

Lunches, $6-$10, Café LoBianco, 20 S. Douglas Ave., Margate; 609-350-6493.

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