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One night only....dinner in Rehoboth/Lewes.....without the kiddies....help!

Where should we go?

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  1. The Royal Zepher in Ocean View: It is on my must do list. My friend has been quite ill for several months so we haven't made it there yet.


    1. This time of year can be hard. When are you going? I really love the Cultured Pearl for their sushi, only open through Jan 1 though. Blue Moon is always a good bet for more of a romantic/fine food, it's closing Jan 1 too.

      1. The Buttery in Lewes would be an excellent upscale choice with very good food in a restored victorian.

        1. Skip the Buttery...overrated

          1. This time of year many restaurants are closed or scaled back until Spring; in Lewes I would steer you to first to Striper Bites or 2nd choice would be Fish-On. Agree that Buttery is overrated and coasting on its past reputation. In Rehoboth, both Confuscious and Cafe Sole are 2 consistant good choices this time of year. Out on the Hwy between the 2 towns is Nage which is probably the most sophisticated and "adult" of the above choices. And you can always start with a good microbew at Dogfish Brewpub in Rehoboth, just avoid the food there.

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            1. re: Lewes

              Nage (save room for dessert) and Fish On, in that order. I was not impressed with Striper Bites on my last couple of visits. Cafe Sole is solid also.

            2. the back porch-rehoboth,eclectic american
              1776 steak house-rte.1,rehoboth

              1. We went to Nage....it was excellent. We had a fairly late reservation, but ended up going early and eating at the bar. The bartender (it is his family's restaurant he told us) made the whole experience. He was great and the food was delicious!

                Thanks for the suggestions!

                1. Mrs. W. and I had a great meal sans twins at Fish On in late September.

                  I would also note that several parties did include kids, so it seems to be a good all-ages choice. It's very spacious so there's little danger of kids wiping out a server or customer, as would be the case at many Rehoboth eateries.

                  1. Fish On is open year round and is a great choice, my favorite by far.
                    Nage a good second choice, not sure of their schedule.
                    Buttery avoid like the others have said and Strippers is better for lunch.

                    1. One of my favorites in the area is Just in Thyme on route 1, not too far past the turn off to Rehoboth. A little unoriginal, but what they do, they do well. The food is very good quality and perfectly cooked. Open year round, and the ambiance is nice, upscale without feeling too formal.