My husband and I always enjoy an evening at Venus on our visits to Dewey beach. However when we went in August, Venus had become The Ivy. It is now a tappas (small plates) venue. The items on the menu were creative and delicious. To list a few favorites, the Blue Cheese Truffel fries ($3) are out of this world! I've been there 3 times now and even people who do not like blue cheese rave about these. The Kobe Beef slider ($3) was tasty and substantial as was the Tuna Guacasabi Soft Taco-Avocado ($4.50). The most bang for your buck is the succulent Snow Crab Coctail Claw for $1.50 while the least at $4.50 is the misnamed Thai Crusted "Giant" Sea Scallop (about the diameter of a nickel and 1/2 inch thick. Giant really?). Dessert was a chocolate Fondue (yummy) which you could order with homemade marshmallow, pound cake or strawberries for $2. I ordered a glass or 2 of the house Pinot Grigio, i don't remember which one, but it was a good sized pour was well priced at $7. I hope restaurant will find success in Dewey though it seems a litttle out of place there. I'm happier with The Ivy than my husband is. I don't frequent tappas restaurants enough to have a handle on the pricing; maybe the portions could be a little bigger or the prices a little lower though its not outrageous and the food is very good. Considering i can sit outside, get my toes in the sand and enjoy a spetacular view I will continue to dine there!
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