I liked this restaurant a lot. I'm just gonna put it out there. My boyfriend and I weren't seated too quickly, despite a reservation, but that was the only bumpy part of the evening. The decor and atmosphere are really nice and I like being able to see into the kitchen while the chefs cook. Here's a breakdown:
Food: We sat for a bit and I made a joke that there was no bread for so fancy a place. A little while later, our bread and herbed butter arrived. The bread was tasty and filling despite the small portions. We also received another basket of Brioche bread and we both fell in love and decided to put it on our shopping list. We ordered the Riccotta Gnocchi appetizer and it was delish. It came w/ cranberries, some kind of green crispy veg/potato-y strings, venison sausage, and a green sauce. We downed it quickly.
I had the Crabcake w/ tomato succotash and my boyfriend ordered the duck. He loved his and I definitely loved mine! The flavors were spot on throughout the whole thing. I had a couple of bites of his duck and I preferred my entree. The mango slices in his didn't translate well with the duck I thought. He and I both finished out dishes and were impressed. The dessert menu was sparse and I didn't see anything I wanted to try, so we skipped that portion of the bill. All in all, about $61 for the two of us.
Drinks: Mostly water and a tropical drink of some sort that was virginized for me. $5 was a bit expensive for glorified fruit punch, but I like that it came in a martini glass, lol.
Service: Our waitress, Stephanie was a lovely lady. She and the other waiters all kind of shared the tables. Water was refilled without asking and one of the male waiters accomodated my boyfriend's new obsession with Brioche bread and gave him a to-go box. Very cool!
Ambiance: The tables are really close together, but you don't feel like you're in other people's conversation. Unfortunately, our neighbors were loud and cussed like truckers. Ruined the feel, but hey, what can you do?
I'd totally recommend the joint. We'd like to go back next year when we visit DE again.