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“Truly Excellent Food and Service”
Review of Sovana Bistro

Sovana Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rts. 82 & 926
Reviewed July 21, 2008

Sovana Bistro is hidden away in a small shopping center about two miles from the downtown area. I made a reservation a week in advance, and it was timely honored with a charming window table. The service was uniformly excellent, and the waiter was both well versed on the menu and helpful in his suggestions. He added a lot to our dining experience. In fact, we followed his guidance and tried the tuna tartare appetizer (uniquely presented and memorable), the melon salad (with an aged balsamic - very tasty) and the scallop entree. The entree was the true winner - I live along the Chesapeake Bay, and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of this dish. I recommend this restaurant without exception. It is good for a romantic evening, and also for a large group - we saw a family celebrating during our dinner. The noise level is conversational, and there is an open kitchen with seating at the bar for those who enjoy watching talented chefs at work. The restaurant is justifiably well reviewed all over the Net.

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Reviewed June 10, 2008

Very creative and incredible tasting food! The ingredinants are local, fresh and masterfully designed. The service is friendly and flawless. I tried some items based upon the waiter's advice. Even choices that I would not normally select.....Excellent. Whole Sea Bass with a Mediterrian style (Calamata Olives, Celery, Thyme, Basil). Ravioli appetizer filled with local mushroom in a Basil sauce. Petite Quail egg with Chopped Bacon and Chicken Chitterlings. Coconut Sorbet on loose sugar crust base. Linzer Tort with Maple Almond ice cream and unbelievable La Columbe coffee. They will soon have a liquor license but presently is a BYOB ($5 corkage fee). When they obtain their liqour license they will still offer their BYOB option.
Dessert also includes a choice of cheeses from local artisans. Our comprehensive dinner totaled $98 plus $20 tip. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 11, 2008

i love this place

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Reviewed January 22, 2008

wonderful food and ambiance.....and it's a BYOB too....YAY!

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Reviewed December 20, 2007

My god! What can I say? The most casual of upscales in the area, plus it's a BYO. You can craft your own wine tasting and then select savory cuisine to complement your personal selections. Bring 6 and have a memorable evening.

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