a(MUSE.)
a(MUSE.)

a(MUSE.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amuse-rehoboth.com/
  • Phone: 3022277107x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00PM - 10:00 PM Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, 5:00PM-11:00 PM Friday - Saturday
    Happy Hour Daily: 4:00PM - 6:00 PM in the bar and patio with drink specials and Mr. Cameron's $5 & $10 menu
    Late night Menu: 10:00 PM - close in the bar and patio with Mr. Cameron's $5 & $10 menu
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Hari Cameron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can customize your catering needs to fulfill any request you may have. We work closely with local farmers and purveyors to offer the guest the highest quality ingredients possible.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can customize your private party for up to 100 people to fit all your needs. Please contact us via phone or email at steph@amuse-rehoboth.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st & 2nd
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking directly in front of restaurant May - September. Free permit parking after 5 pm starting 1 block away Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free street parking middle of September until Friday before Memorial Day.
A word from a(MUSE.)
a(MUSE.) uses local, Mid Atlantic ingredients to give the guest a unique dining experience. Both classic techniques and modern culinary preparation combine to give you an experience with our food you will not find anywhere else. Please let us know when making your reservation if you would be interested in our 4, 7, or 11 course tasting menu. If interested in a tasting menu, we encourage everyone at the table partake in the tasting experience together.
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a(MUSE.) reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (45)great for outdoor dining (43)romantic (39)notable wine list (27)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (10)late-night find (8)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • You Must Try a Tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place is a little gem. Tastings are offered for 4 or more dishes, so take your adventurous friends, as everyone seated is required to participate if a tasting is ordered. We were offered a prawn appetizer, cooked just right and delicately served with just the right amount of flavors. The next dish was seared scallop, then glazed bison and for dessert a homemade sorbet with fruit and cheese. All were beautifully presented with the perfect accompaniment. What sets this place apart for us? Somehow, Chef Hari has the ability to make flavors explode; I don’t know how else to explain it. The texture is always perfect, the seafood is always cooked just right and the flavors are intense and complementary. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Simply delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My partner and I made reservations for dinner and really enjoyed it! The hostess was friendly and seated us promptly at a table of our choice. I had pre-ordered flowers to be delivered to the table and it was very romantic. The wine list was great and they give you a healthy glass full. We shared the cheese plate for an appetizer and it was delicious, the perfect combinations on a plate of cheese, honey, jam, roasted nuts and incredible house made crackers. For our entrees I had the Tuna which was cooked to absolute perfection and my girlfriend had the scallops which were delicious and HUGE! Not a good place to bring kids, but we would definitely recommend this restaurant to other couples. Reasonably priced for the exceptional food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    Unclejohn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Having been to really great restaurants before I was a little skeptical of the reviews especially since the chef was so young and inexperienced I have yet to find a place in Rehoboth that understands the idea of a cheese plate The plate should be a small tasting of between 6 or 7 cheeses Not a $5 per cheese serving After a little mix up we had the pickled vegs. And the cheese plate The vegetables were good although mostly carrots The tastiest was the one okra Then the quail app which was good But what I think was cream corn was cold I had the tuna good but bland a very nice portion though My wife had the scallop's which she said was rather salty And only three small scallops You cant do a decent review and cover it all with the limited spac
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  • Ambitious
    VLfromWCVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ordered the 7 course tasting menu paired with wines. The wines were all great and matched the flavors of the dishes pretty well. Most of the courses were pretty good. Sometimes the accompaniments could be a little undercooked or tough, but generally the flavors were good. Some fairly amibitious food that needs some tweaks here and there. Service was very nice and the pours for the paired wine tasting were ample.
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  • Withouta doubt the best meal ever!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food, service, fabulous and chef even brought out our dessert...amazing dining experience. Get the 4 course tasting you will be dissappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtoeatout
    luvtoeatout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fit for foodies. You must go with an open mine. Every dish I got was unique so do go there if you want shrimp cocktail and steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Superb Evening
    Rayj1335
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    On vacation in Rehoboth, DE, we had another delIcious dinned at a(muse). I wish there was another one in Philly! The food is great, service is impeccable, atmosphere is quite and soothing. The matri'd even had quarters to feed the parking meters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much Improved
    JandB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Last two visits have been great, every dish brought raves from our party.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Unique Unusual for RB
    MaddogVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our second time dining at amuse, we really enjoyed their unique way of putting ingredients together, and brought our dog, who was welcomed warmly. The menu constantly changes and is seasonal. The staff has a collaborative serving style and the ambiance is casual, yet sophisticated. It is expensive, but worth the trip if you are an adventurous diner- with sweetbreads and hot peppers and other unusual ingredients, this is not the place for shy palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patio Dining
    localdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have enjoyed this restaurant and chose it for my guests this past week. We ate on the patio, lovely to be there on a nice evening. I loved the scallops, seared and perfectly cooked with local vegetable garnishes. However, I order the bibb lettuce, the only true salad on the menu and it was inedible as it was so spiced with jalapenos that I could not drink enough water to overcome the taste. Others tried it and they reacted the same way. I should have paid attention to the ingredients, however, I think the wait staff should have warned me. I know this restaurant to be one of the best in Rehoboth and will go again, but never, ever order this salad. I should have sent it back, inedible by anyone at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    extraordinary in every way....as good as any of the best inventive NYC restaurants
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Obnoxious Diners
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good food and service. It's a shame that other diners spoil the evening's enjoyment with their loud, loud conversation and laughter. The dining room was not too crowded and the "two tops" could have enjoyed a reasonably quiet dinner. But that six top and especially the big mouth in the pink plaid shirt was offensive. Common courtesy in the restaurant scene is gone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • (a)mazing!
    rhinosmuseVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Never disappointed to dine here. Service is friendly, patient and knowledgeable, even if the diners arrive 5 minutes after official serving time ends! The bar is a fun place to hang out. Makes you want to come by every night! Cheese plate, terrific. All courses were absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner, great service!
    MR3005VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at a(Muse) the other night. The food was delicious, the waitstaff very attentive and the prices were reasonable for an upscale but still casual restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brilliant food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We visited for a special occasion and had the 7 course tasting menu - with some of the dietary restrictions (mainly vegetarian). The food was really fantastic... each course was a pleasure. The drinks too were really good - we had the cocktails as most of them have some form of infusion. The only negative for us was the noise level - but then again everyone was having a grand time so definitely a place worth visiting multiple times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything great
    Jack
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Really a special meal with unusual tastes, good service, and, relatively QUIET.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at a(MUSE.)
    GourmetEater
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had dinner there 8/14 and the experience exceeded our expectations. Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. A wonderful experience. Food was a little expensive, but worth the higher prices. The Scallops, Duck and Monk Fish were great and the Cheese Appetizers were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent All Around!
    Gritty51
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food and service were spectacular. My wife and I did the 7 course tasting menu for our anniversary and we were very pleased...but you'd better bring your appetite, because we were teeming when we left! Thanks very much to the chef and the excellent waitstaff for a great evening!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent 7 course meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary here on a Saturday night around 8:30. Sat our side the ambiance is charming and the food was excellent. We highly recommend the 7 course tasting. You will not leave hungry. The restaurant inside was busy and the noise level was high the room was filled with excitement. Outside was full as well but a bit more quite for one on one talking. Sever was knowledgable and every table surrounding us had positive reviews of everything they ordered.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O.K. Restaurant
    Dante
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is an OK restaurant. Our service was very slow, we waited 20min before our waitress even visited our table for drinks. Our three course dinner almost took 3 hours. It was over priced foo-foo food, small portions, though presented nicely.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was just okay
    cdarl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Service was not great. I asked for a soda twice and never got it. We had to ask for our cheese tray 3 times. The waiter could not give recommendations and kept disappearing and never took the drink order for half of the table. Peach ice cream was neither peach or ice cream - more like butter. If there was sugar in it we couldn't find it. The grain salad was good but the pasta entree was bland and the beans were not cooked enough. My husband really liked his steak, and the cheese plates were really good. We also really enjoyed the duck. The coconut dessert was the best thing on the table. Will not be returning.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu Experience
    WTLovesMuscles
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We received very good service from our waiter, Chris. He explained the idea behind the tasting menu, and we decided to go for the 7 course tasting menu. For each course (and amuse bouchee), we took pictures and had either Chris or Chef Hari re-explain each course into my FB entry so that we wouldn't forget what we had. Each course was delicious, topped off with a decadent dessert. I would highly recommend a(MUSE) to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I made reservations after hearing about (a)muse from friends and absolutely loved it! We did the 4 course tasting. The food is gourmet and a little different, so you you have to go in there with an open mind, but everything served was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone willing to try new, tasty foods!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amusing
    Tdkyum
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was interesting and delicious with the exception of the underwhelming dessert of grilled peaches. Slightly burnt, not ripe and not flavorful. Disappointing after the high quality of the rest of the meal. The service was excellent. The only negatives of our experience there were the length(we were there for 3 hours) and the noise level. It was so loud that we couldn't even hear each other to have a conversation or hear the food descriptions from the server when she brought them. We got the 4 course tasting experience so the verbal description was our only information about what we got. All in all a great place to eat some quality/unique food. We definitely would go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    MBFairfax
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a fabulous time dining at this restaurant. We started with pre-dinner cocktails. They were tasty and well done. The Maître d' saved us a table outside, which was a fabulous spot to spend 3 hours dining. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu and we were very happy we did. Each dish was outstanding and really showcased local ingredients. The food, ambiance, and service were all perfect. Our waitress mentioned they were short staffed at one point, but we would not have known had she not told us. Our experience was perfect. We cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Fresh
    MsOmnivore
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu changes daily, depending on what's fresh and locally available, which many restaurants are doing these days. What made this meal unique was that the ingredients melded so well and we're yet so simple. Imagine that your grandma back on the old family farm was also a trained chef. The only hint of molecular gastronomy in our meal was the "Chocolate Three Ways" dessert, which had crumbled chocolate cake, chocolate dust, half-domes of chilled ganache and ice cream. The cake part was disappointingly dry and made me wonder if they were just trying to find a way to get rid if it. Other than that, it was a lovely meal.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique use of food
    Mareseatoats
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    aMuse uses fresh foods and prepares it in a fresh and interesting way. It is all delicious. The wait staff is extremely attentive. The chef was cognizant of my gluten issues and would have altered any meal I chose to make it GF free. The menu is brief. Maybe it would be nice to have a few more choices, but my guess is that they change their menu often so people can return and try something new. We had a good time and gained some info about the community as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Best meal ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had the 7 course tasting menu. This was our first time at a(Muse) and our first tasting menu. Every course was amazing, creative, and had awesome flavor combinations. Service was excellent as were the cocktails. It was a terrific experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting more
    Beurrebete
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My fiancé and I went out for our ritualistic date night on the last night of our vacation, we had dined at amuse last year and had a couple small plates and truly enjoyed ourselves. This time around, however, was not up to par. We chose to do the 4 course tasting with wine pairings, probably the wrong choice. I won't get into it too much but every protein was over cooked (ie well done quail and scallops), wine service was late for half of our courses and lastly the dishes were poorly balanced (ie the chow chow with the quail overwhelmed the wine, the jalepeno relish was so piquant our palettes were shot, the amuse bouche lacked a vibrancy one would expect to start a meal , etc). Service was accommodating.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Tasting Menu is a Hit
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We elected to try the chef's tasting menu on a moderately busy Friday night in July. Our waiter, Chris, provided excellent service throughout the night. He initially interviewed us to make sure we did not have any dietary restrictions or food allergies before placing our order. Our custom menu included garlic custard, poached lobster, Hudson Valley foie gras, lamb, and finally, variations on chocolate. Each course was a delight for both the eye and the palate. The only downside to eating indoors was the noise level (acoustics are awful) and the choice of music, which was more appropriate for the boardwalk. Highly recommended for the food and a much better experience with a tasting menu than we had at Volt in Frederick, MD.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we went!
    RobbieM
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The wife and I are glad to come to Rehoboth because of pleases like A(muse). We frequent gastro pubs at home, and having the availability while on vacation will keep us coming back to this lovely town. Nice, not pretentious. Interesting food offerings, and excellent execution of the nosh. Don't be afraid to try menu items because they sound "weird". Parking is a p.i.t.a., so leave plenty of time to get to the restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Great service as always
    Nicole
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We started at the bar and David took great care of us. When we moved to a table Palma made excellent wine and dinner suggestions. One person in our group was vegan and the kitchen team easily accommodated. Finished with the bone marrow oreos because we had seen the pic online. Great as always.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was a wonderful experience as always! One of the best places in town.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Delaware
    beryl1221VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Yet again, a(Muse) exceeded our already high expectations. We brought a vegan, a vegetarian, and a year old to the restaurant, and chef Hari, Stephanie, and the rest of the staff outdid themselves with both food and hospitality. We are so fortunate to have them here! From the pickled vegetables, to the grain salad with runny egg, the beet soup, the pasta, and the outstanding garlic custard, it was all amazing. And the baby loved it too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TuckerVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    First time to a(muse) and wonder why we haven't been sooner! Quality food, prepared in a unique way made for a nice meal. Duck confit was delicious and soft shell crab was cooked to perfection! Wine list was good, but not over priced and desserts ended on a sweet and playful note. Suspect this will be our new "go-to" in-town Rehoboth restaurant for dinner.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Meal
    JohnnyOVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was spectacular as always. I Never leave this place dissappointed.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey for what you get
    TimandDonna
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was good, service was excellent, very gourmet with great presentation. But portions were tiny. I had the duck, with the lobster app. The qty was very small, and just ok. The lobster was good but again very small portion. My wife had the diver scallops and osso bucco. Only 3 scallops for 28.00. I really think that's rediculous. All total we left with a 130.00 bill including 1 drink apiece and tip still hungry. Then went to Coldstone for ice cream.
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  • Disappointed
    lcr11VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I thought that the menu was limited. The duck entree that I ordered was good but there were only two slices of duck. The chilled beet soup was frozen on the edges. Will not go back.
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  • Bud1VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Always seems understaffed. Food is unusual- but good. Noise (acoustics) needs work. Ceiling is painted tile- not good.
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  • Outstanding!
    JamesGVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    One of the best meals ever in Rehoboth. Wonderful taste combinations and each dish was different. Superb sauces. Chef has very creative and unique style. Let him show you what food can be. GO!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.