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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic meal and outstanding service. Our waiter reviewed the menu and specials with us and gave us a great wine pairing recommendation too. Great decor and vibe. Food is tapas style and small portions, we ordered something from each section and each had unique preparations....Delicious! Our waiter said they are building a steakhouse soon so will definitely try it too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

Overall the experience was as expected based on other reviews I saw prior to going. We were able to choose indoor or outdoor seating and arrived about 6:15 on a Friday. We decided on outdoor. There is courtesy valet parking as promised and this is...a super convenience. We ordered the lamb skewers, goddess fries, oysters, red snapper and grilled romaine. This dinner was for my husband’s 50th birthday. The food did not disappoint. The waiter returned frequently and was very friendly offering suggestions without us asking. Typically I ask for suggestions. We will return. It’s a must try..More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021

This place has the most creative and great food with a very good selection. Great atmosphere (a bit loud), and great service.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 7, 2021

Spending a lot of time in Wilmington over the past year, wanted to try this much talked about restaurant. The good.......hostess was great, bar was nice, food was of good quality and taste. Nice decor throughout. The bad......while I favor quality over quantity, there is...a happy medium, and I found these portions just too small for the price. It was also very loud inside, and it was hard to hear conversation from people at our own table.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 14, 2021

I will start with I have LOVED this place since day 1. Food ALWAYS amazing. However the pervasive hard surfaces often makes conversation impossible. Tonight was one of those nights. It was like being at a concert. I love concerts. But not when I am...attempting to enjoy a conversation over dinner. It breaks my heart to say I may never be back..or at least until they introduce some soft surfaces.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed April 5, 2021

We were intrigued by its consideration by the place's James Beard consideration, and we were very glad we reserved a spot. The bread board, bison sope, burrata tart, octopus, prawns, tiramisu tart and homemade ice cream all packed a remarkable flavorful punch, and the service...was friendly and attentive. When we return to the Wilmington/Kennett Square area, we will be sure to return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 16, 2021 via mobile

Great service but other than the bronzino , the food was not great... different but not spectacular. Terribly tiny plates and expensive.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

Wait, what? This restaurant is in Wilmington, DE? Yep, still couldn’t believe we have this awesome restaurant in this tiny state. Least favorite meal we’ve tried here was the rigatoni bolognese. I would honestly keep coming back here just for the calamari.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2020 via mobile

Small Plate Heaven! Honestly, I have heard about this place since the first week I’ve been in Wilmington. If you want to go to a restaurant based on word of mouth alone , this is the spot. People have recommended this place more than any...other restaurant in this town. And it lived up to the hype. My favorite dishes, among several of the small, tapas like plates, were the meatballs, the gnocchi, the carrots( seriously so good) but the lamb skewers were by far my favorite. I could have eaten two orders alone( sort of wish I did). Friendly staff, and knowledgeable. I didn’t see outside seating but space inside was spread out, and staff careful. If you are in Wilmington just one night for business, or pleasure, this might be the place for you to try.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. Been many times for lunch. Tonight was an incredible gastronomic journey led by BAILEY who may the best server in Delaware. Her passionate description of the menu led us to selections that were just amazing. This place gets better and better. Cannot...wait time go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Bardea Food & Drink is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4