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Rehoboth nightlife for 3/22

Its a little early in the season, but Henlopen Oyster House does have a lively bar scene or check out nearby Dogfish Head Brewing as they tend to have live music on the weekend in addition to good beers. The (Frog) Pond also has music on the weekend with a mixed, yet entertaining crowd.

Mar 20, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Morgantown WV question

For downtown dining both are good choices. The Montmartre has the better view but Cafe Bacchus slightly better food. I also like the beer at nearby Mountaineer Brewing, which has a rear deck overlooking the river - maybe start there.

Mar 16, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

50th Anniversary Bethany Beach, DE

I would second the Brick Hotel. Another possibility is Fish On in Lewes as they have a private dining room that should hold a good size group.

Mar 03, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Mercer Kitchen - underwhelmed

Underwhelmed. Cavernous restaurant in the bsmt of a hotel; water leaks required dozen umbrellas hanging upside down over our heads while dining to catch drips. Our group dined on a Sunday night over long Prez Day weekend and restaurant was crowded. Service was missing in action, difficult to get our waitress attention while she was standing around watching the water drips. Had squid & beet salad for apps which came out fairly fast, however, it was along wait for entrees of salmon & pasta, which finally arrived barely warm. Desert was another long wait. Overall a disappointing experience & would not return, suggest Mercer Kitchen get some management out on the floor to address the poor service and kitchen delays.

Feb 19, 2014
Lewes in Manhattan

Cambridge, MD?

try Mantra – 5650 Clearview Key at nearby Horn's Point. It has a beautiful setting on the water and a particularly nice ambiance inside. The restaurant (new in 2012) is operated by the former owners of General Tanuki's in Easton, and features seafood and sushi.

Nov 06, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Bluejacket (DC, Nationals Park area)

We waited almost a week after the official 10/29/13 opening to let the place settle a bit but perhaps should have delayed our visit a little longer. The beers are definitely the reason to visit - 20 of their own on draft plus 5 casks. We tried about half, and although I'm partial to the IPAs (Bird of Prey, Imposter, Duel) everything was tasty & quite quaffable. Beer samples (2oz "tastes") are served in flute-style wine glasses which I found an annoying shape & difficult to sip beer out of without your nose wedged half in the glass. Bluejacket is actually one large, attractive, high ceiling space in an old factory near Nationals Park with the bar adjoining the restaurant, called the Arsenal. We had to wait 15 minutes for our reservation but this was a sign of things to come - service and the food were very, very slow. The overly ambitious menu did not really do the beer justice, simple gastropub fare would have been preferable. The menu had many similarities to their sister restaurant Birch & Barley (wolf fish, pork loin/chop, brussel sprouts, etc). Hopefully the restaurant side will eventually find its footing, meanwhile go for the beers.

Nov 05, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fish Taco in Cabin John

Slight correction: Persimmon & Wild Tomato have same owners; while Fish Taco is owned by Food, Wine, & Co in Bethesda.

That said, we were a little disappointed in Fish Taco also. The service and the food were mediocre, and please don't serve me an expensive microbrew in a plastic cup.

Nov 05, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good Mu Shu Pork in Delaware?

IMHO, the best Chinese is a place at the shore: Confucius 57 Wilmington Ave in Rehoboth Beach. And yes, they have Mu Shu Pork.

Oct 20, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Two Restaurant Recommendations In Norfolk, Virginia

Plz keep posting - not enuff info on Norfolk area on this board.

Aug 03, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Virginia Mountains Restaurants?

Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg, Red Hen in Lexington, the Quarter in Roanoke, Violina in Winchester, and Graves Mountain Lodge Restauant in Syria.

Jul 18, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Ice cream - Rehoboth/Lewes Delaware

If you're arriving from the west, try Vanderwende Farm Creamery – just west of Bridgeville at 4003 Seashore Hwy (which is also known as Rt 404).

Jul 15, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Gastropub type dining in DC?

Meridian Pint or Churchkey probably have the best micro-brew selection in town, both with passable food. Try to hit Churchkey first, and then Meridian Pint as MP has the better dinner menu. Both have amazing Draft selections.

Jun 18, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

How's the food at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA?

Aside from the resort, the only other options in Hot Springs are the Country Kitchen or Cucci's Pizzeria. Suggest you drive 10 miles north to Warm Springs as the Inn at Grist Mill Square has a decent restaurant (make reservation). And while you are in Warm Springs, stop by the the Jefferson Pools for a soak in what's probably the oldest mineral water spa in the Country.

Jun 09, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Any good restaurants in Dover, DE?

I realize you said dinner, but Dover is more of a lunch town. For lunch would recommend Corner Eatery at 33 West Loockerman St or the ribs ar Where Pigs Fly at 617 E Loockerman St. For dinner you almost thave to leave town - nearby and going South I like Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant or going north Cantwell’s Tavern at 109 Main St in Odessa. Otherwise drive an hour to either Newark or Rehoboth for a decent dinner.

Jun 09, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

New Hampden Resto and Bar

Sorry but I'm so bored in general with the Sports Bar concept.

May 08, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Help a Canadian Chowhound narrow down my list - Alexandria, VA to Floyd, VA

Very underwhelmed by Virtue Feed & Grain in Alexandria. Four of us had dinner there last Sunday for the first time and nothing was memorable, including the service. As for Roanoke, check out the downtown farmers market, along with the Quarter at 19 Salem Avenue SE for Cajun food.

May 08, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Mint Julep in DC ?

With the Derby this weekend, any suggestions as to which restaurant bar has a decent Mint Julep ?

May 03, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Has anyone here eaten at Le Diplomate?

Had dinner there last night with a 730p reservation and seated at 745p. Place was jumping for a Sunday night. Have tried numerous Stephen Starr joints in Philly and he has successfully transplanted his Parc on Rittenhouse Square to DC (along with some of the personnel). Staff, setting, and food all exceptional with no detail overlooked. Even more than Range in Chevy Chase, he has created a dining experience that is theatrical. Hoping for more Starr in DC.

Apr 29, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Lia's?

Ironic but we tried Lia's last year for Mother's Day and were very underwhelmed. Wasn't even that busy but service was slow and meal was cold. Your mom deserves better. Maybe consider Tabard Inn, Palena, or Persimmon.

Apr 20, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner recs, lunch recs, beer recs and market recs, 4-days, Advice please!

For beer skip RFD as its basically a sports bar. Meridian Pint and Church Key are the two best beer bars in DC.

Apr 14, 2013
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Conshohocken recs ?

Up from Delaware with mid-week, overnight meeting in Conshohocken. Any place decent to eat ? Not particular, good food & good beer a plus. Otherwise was thinking of maybe trying Earth, Bread, & Brewery in Mt Airy.

Apr 14, 2013
Lewes in Philadelphia

Russian River cases in Pennsylvania?

I live on the East Coast and periodically order (bottles) from Blackwell's in San Francisco as they ship. Always seem to have Pliny, and sometimes limited Blind Pig. Contact Gary at 415-386-9463.

Feb 26, 2013
Lewes in Beer

Lexington, Virginia dives? Good cheap eats? Local hangouts?

Perhaps try the Southern Inn. Or two slightly nicer places are the Red Hen and Bistro on Main.

Dec 18, 2012
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

National Harbour restaurants?

try the Wash DC board and you'll probably get some hits

Aug 20, 2012
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Barnes/Art Museum area lunch recs?

Sabrinas Cafe at 1804 Callowhill St.

Aug 20, 2012
Lewes in Philadelphia

A(muse) Rehoboth, DE

Next to Nage out on Hwy One, check out their new Root Gourmet. Casual style market-cafe open for all 3 meals, eat in or carry out.

http://www.rootgourmet.com

Jul 14, 2012
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

will be visiting staunton any culinary expansion going on there now

The Staunton Grocery closed down last December (2011); try Zynoda at 115 E Beverly St.

Jul 14, 2012
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Good Food on C&O trail

Its been awhile, but seek out the M&M Bake Shop plus Queen City Creamery in Cumberland. Also, consider starting your trip in Cumberland, not DC as its downhill.

Jul 04, 2012
Lewes in Washington DC & Baltimore

Linchpin white IPA

first DIPA, then BIPA, now WIPA.

May 30, 2012
Lewes in Beer

Linchpin white IPA

My new favorite - a 7.0 collaboration between Founders & Green Flash. The perfect, hoppy Summer beer.

May 28, 2012
Lewes in Beer