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28 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2926
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Ranked #61 of 231 restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1st street
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English first
Dover, Delaware
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went with three friends and each of us raved about the drinks but not the food. It was tasty but could have been better. The three best things we ordered were the epic mashed potatoes, the black truffle mac and cheese, and the s'more's dessert. A nice place if you're looking to get off the main strip and spend a... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've been walking by Espuma for years and have never eaten there. I have no idea why. A friend recently suggested that we give it a try, so we went for dinner on the Fourth of July. It was an outstanding meal and experience. We both enjoyed every course. The food was both delicious and well presented. And, we both... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Four of us had dinner at a 6:45 reservation. We didn't get out of there until almost 10pm. This was in spite of having arrived when the restaurant was not even half full. The service was so slow and inept. The first waitstaff who appeared at our table and introduced herself was never seen again and replaced about 5 minutes... More

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Dover, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We tried this place on a whim last Sunday night. We typically explore local resturants weekly, but had not been here in a couple years, as we rely mostly on word of mouth. We came into the bar to have a drink, appetizers, and possibly dinner. There was a large vaccum cleaner at the enterance, but the hostess invited us... More

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Wayne PA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ran to this restaurant in the pouring rain and found a nicely decorated place with an extremely friendly waiter. We had four appetizers to share and their very rich chocolate desert (which arrived late since a party at the bar got our order in error.) The coffee was poor an not very hot. Overall a good experience in a... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It must have been 2 or 3 years since we've eaten at Espuma, and we were looking forward to last night's dinner there with friends, but a lot has changed and not for the better. First, we had trouble making a reservation. No one answered the phone, but the message asked us to state the number in our party and... More

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Ocean View, Delaware
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46 reviews 46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food was just okay not great and the only beef item Rib Steak was out. Very expensive especially the wine which was way over priced. An example; Amber Knolls Cab priced at $60 most other restaurants range from $38 to $42, their cost has to be in the $14/$15 range, if that. The wine we ordered was out of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

You can't be out of my first 8 wine choices. Build a new list. Don't serve my appetizer before the wine situation is resolved. Restauarant needs more heat iin winter. Finally, hostess should not be drinking at the bar, and should have seomhting to say when we leave. Talented chef, but overall experoence needs work.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We decided to try Espuma after reading positive reviews. We were not disappointed. We went with the kids but our kids will eat off of the adult menu so I can't tell you that they have "kid food". From the start amuse bouche to the bread with olive, garlic and beans things were great. We had the fig salad. The... More

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Washington DC Area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We've been to Espuma about a half dozen times over the last 4 years. It never disappoints. The ambiance is upscale and intimate, the service excellent, and the food is the finest in Rehoboth Beach - bar none. It's fine dining that rivals high-end restaurants in DC. You'll have an excellent, "can't miss" dining experience here. Enjoy!

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