Zoubi
Zoubi

Zoubi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zoubirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2158625851x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed for Annual Winter Break.
    We will reopen for the 2014 season on Thursday February 14th.

    Starting 2/15/2014 New Winter Hours!
    Serving Dinner Thursday through Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Francois Morvan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Catering: Shawn @ Zoubi Cakes & Catering 215-990-6464
  • Private Party Facilities: We are available for private parties year round, contact us for more information!
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Gabriel 2158625851x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zoubi
Zoubi opened in the Spring of 2001 & became an instant hit with the locals as well as visitors to the New Hope,PA & Lambertville, NJ areas. Zoubi's unique setting combined with it's eclectic menu, makes every visit a memorable one. A fusion of French, Asian & Latin American Cuisine awaits guests, in addition to an exotic decor created by owner Louis Zanias along with friend Keneth Harvey. Veteran Restaurateur & Co-Owner Andre Lenoble encourages a mood of intimate & relaxed good spirits by taking a personable interest in each guest, intention all enjoying their dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Zoubi reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since April 1 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (27)romantic (25)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (14)special occasion (10)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)good for groups (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Off Night at Zoubi?
    kenandruthVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been to Zoubi many times and were never disappointed until this last visit. There were only three or four other tables on a quiet Sunday night, but the service was spotty and inattentive. The confusion between the ala carte and prix fixe (Wednesday-Friday??) menus was awkward. I asked to speak to Kate, the manager; but she had already left for the evening. This was not Zoubi's best effort.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Zoubi- better choices abound
    buckscpuntyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dined at Zoubi on a Sat evening. It is one of several convenient eateries. The courtyard was a pleasant place to dine. The menu is VERY limited. The prices are high for the quality & quantity of the food. My "soup of the day" Vichyssoise - a cold leek and potato soup was watery and not well seasoned at all. My companion's arugula salad was described as having a wasabi dressing but no taste of wasabi was detected. The tuna tartar small plate selected as an entree was fine but nothing to write home about. The citrus grilled tuna entree was served rare as requested but for $35, I expected a reasonable serving of vegetables/noodles as garnishes. With 2 glasses of rose, the tab came to $92 before tip.
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  • Fantastic Service!
    Mike
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first time dining at Zoubi's. The hostess greeted us very warmly, which set the tone for the entire evening. The food and wine were excellent. The service from our waiter was exceptional. This dinner was to celebrate my wife's birthday. The waiter had heard me toasting and wishing her a happy birthday, and served her dessert (unasked) with a lighted candle (in a very low key manner).
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food and value
    mauritius
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A New Hope gem with excellent food and service. Has been very consistent each time. Price Fixe menu is very good value.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great As Usual
    yumdinger
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food at Zoubi is always of the highest quality. The tuna tartare was excellent and my steak was grilled to perfection. Their fruit martini's are the best in the area. Always a fine dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    Momcookstoo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The entire evening was wonderful, the food, service and ambience, even the weather was gorgeous. We had lovely food, the service was great. Enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New hope and summer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Lively outdoor dining -so peaceful-great food -great service
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Fine Dining
    Honestdiner
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Glorified neighborhood haunt. Pretty place, mediocre food. Look elsewhere for special occasions.
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  • Great food
    Greatfood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food. The tuna was fantastic. My wife had the pate, and our friends had lamb chops and the steak. All the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an excellet time!
    Carla
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I loved this restaurant!, it was cozy and at the same time transports you to some other place. As soon as we got the restaurant and we were given our table, it took our breath out with the beautiful patio. The food is very good, one of the things in the menu was not as tasty but the rest was very very good. We were a party of 7 and the ambiance was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Current New Hope Favorite
    kenandruthVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    As locals, we love New Hope on "off nights" when the town and the restaurants are not choked with day-trippers. Zoubi is currently our favorite restaurant in New Hope, especially on nights when you can eat outdoors on their rear patio. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Such a pleasant experience. We arrived 25 minutes late and they still had our table waiting for us. They were very gracious and understanding. Service was very attentive and food was excellent. It was a special occasion for our family. We were not disappointed. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in New Hope
    samantha
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Zoubi started serving brunch recently - and it is the best one in town, and quite reasonable too. I read the review of other customers and have to wholeheartedly disagree about the food aspect. Zoubi has always delivered fantastic food! Now the same chef apparently serves brunch on Sunday. Try omlette with Stilton and asparagus - it is a truly inventive affair. The service is mediocre - as it has always been - but the food makes up for it. We would definitely come back
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had heard such great things about Zoubi, but for the price, this was poor value. There are much better meals to be had in new Hope/Lambertville for a better price. My friend asked what vegetables came with the main dish I was eating and asked if she might have a plate of these. After consultation with the chef, they said no.... But my main complaint was the quality of the food. It just wasn't up to standard. Sorry Zoubi, I don't often write a negative review, but this was really not good.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 1 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 207 reviews are from the Zoubi reviews archive.
  • Visited the much heralded
    John
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Visited the much heralded Zoubi for New Hope restaurant week, understanding that a restaurant week menu is limited and the portions tend to be smaller. The appetizer (saganaki) was tasty but miniscule with a tablespoon size of salad to accompany it. The entrée (calamari in a basil sauce) was well prepared but again the serving of calamari was stingy, considering it isn't an expensive item. No dessert was offered on the menu. It seemed to me that Zoubi is a grudging participant in restaurant week. It would be better if they did not participate at all as it is obvious their heart isn't in it.
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  • Bad table
    Daniel
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were sat right across from the bar, people kept going outside, smoking and then coming back in smelling of cigarettes. Our table was for 4 so they did not want to have to combine tables in the main dining room.
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  • Pricey and not worthy
    dougefreshVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    After a lot of anticipation, we finally made it to Zoubi. Unfortunately the wait was not worth it, and the majority of the reviews were spot-on, okay food, and subpar service. Normally I don't pay attention to bad reviews for expensive restaurants because most diners will give a shotty review if they deem the restaurant too expensive. Don't be fooled, the majority are correct. The restaurant is expensive, and none of the four people in my party left in a good mood. We love food, and don't mind paying for it, but the service needs to match, and the food should leave you wanting more, which was not the case.
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  • Disappointing food & expensive
    UKUS
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had heard good things about the restaurant. Unfortunately the food didn't quite live up to expectations. The arugula salad appetizer was good, but the fennel soup was a little bland. The sea bass was a little undercooked and had to be sent back, and the lamb chops were small & average for flavor. Chocolate mousse dessert was good. Overall, the experience was disappointing due to the limited menu, high prices, and average food quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening
    Corker
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    They have gluten free if requested. Hi quality place - leisurely pace which was good....probably not a spot if in a hurry....European feel. A memorable experience.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Harriet
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Zoubis is consistently good, often excellent. This time was the best! All four of us had wonderful meals. Fish, lamb, sweetbreads, pork chop all wonderfully flavored. Seasonal soup delicious. Desserts rich and decadent!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service!
    Mary
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Despite the great food the service was very slow. My husband and I we did a reservation. We were running late and I called to make sure our table would be reserved when we get there. They were very attentive over the phone and when we got there we were seated in 10 min. But they took a while to come to our table. We ordered a wine that came first but we want to order some appetizers and they took a long time to come to our table.. I finally order a soup that took about 20 min to come...The problem I think they don t have enough people to serve. The scallops were outstanding but small portion for the price charged. Dessert was also very good. I would go back for the food but I hope the service gets faster!!!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Martinis
    Finediner22
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food is very good. Cool place. They use fresh squeezed juices that make great Martinis. The bar is small but its a great place to have drink even if you eat elsewhere.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Reeree
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food was delicious but the service was not good. We were never asked if we wanted another drink after the first round or dessert. We had to find the waiter for our bill.
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  • Food Served With A Bad Attitude
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The out door dining room is very nice but that is where the good impression ends. We found the french waiter/owner to have a bad attitude. I am only 110 lbs and thought the portions were very small and prices for entree's are north of $35 which is fine if you at least leave not feeling hungry. The salads were very tiny as well and ad another $15 . The "upside down apple pie" was not edible and tasted like microwaved apple sauce on top of a mushy soggy crust. I give this place a big thumbs down for food and service. If you want to see the pretty outdoor dining area, go there for a drink then go somewhere else to eat .
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  • Zoubi is a hidden gem
    Abbie
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Zoubi is a hidden New Hope gem. After dining there I would call it one of my favorite restaurants. Fresh fruit martinis and excellent food making this place perfect for a foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was fabulous, and
    nana
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    the food was fabulous, and the team there, service, was awesome and friendly! would definitely return again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it - my new fav in New Hope!
    ChefsWife
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Even though it was a slow night for them the service & food were excellent!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, great service
    acjm
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We dined here for a special occasion. We were met on the sidewalk by the maitre d' who showed us to our table on the patio. He knew from the Open Table reservation note that it was a special occasion, and he gave us the best table on the patio. The food was very good. My wife's halibut special was excellent. The mango and lobster skewers, also a special, were very good although the mango wasn't ripe, so not sweet and very crunchy. The diver scallops were very good despite being a fairly small portion. Desserts, especially the creme brulee, were excellent. The food is very expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and salty
    Yearnfornyc
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The atmosphere is very romantic. The staff are cordial. The wine was enjoyable. Mixed drinks were average. A few weeks ago I took my lovely girlfriend into NYC and stayed at the Greenwich Hotel. It truly is the gem of TriBeCa. The restaurant in the hotel is called Locanda Verde. Having been fortunate enough to dine in Manhattan over the past 30 years I have had many different experiences. Some good. Some not so good. Locanda Verde is by far one of the best restaurants in Manhattan. The tab was 220 dollars. Even for Manhattan that is pricey for two people. Our bill in New Hope was 200 dollars. That is ridiculous. The food didn't come close. New Hope is not Manhattan. We won't be coming back.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • excellent food and ambiance
    Mick
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Lovely place. Charming personable staff. Thoughtful recommendations. Ate in patio by candlelight. Bouillabaisse was subtle. Salads top notch. Offered a better wine at the same price. Sophisticated for a tourist area. Go there so it will there for us when we are in the area.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was cold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Despite a recommendation from a friend, I thought the food was cold. The shrimp didn't seem fresh to me. The short ribs were not good. I'm sure on a warmer night, the food would be warmer if eating outside
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Excellent all around!
    Clemantine
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We visited Zoubi after a several month absence - the food was excellent (Coq Au Vin & Grilled Red Snapper), the ambience excellent (we sat outside) and the service exceptional. The only downside was that we learned that Andre, the former manager, had passed in late May. He will be missed.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return
    Mitchel
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I had been to Zoubi ten or eleven years back and remembered from that visit the ambience and of course the food - both which I found to be delightful. The outdoor dining area has a country french feel - ordered/disorder - managed deterioration - fits of beautiful flowers against a crumbling exterior. The food had none of these kinds of contradictions. My wife found the scallops heavenly and I found the duck very much to my liking. Hey. The waiter did all he could to make our evening pleasant and he succeeded. The place is very good. Pretty sure I won't wait another eleven years to return.
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    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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  • Good food, Snooty Manager
    BobNewhope1
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We recently celebrated a friend's birthday at Zoubi. This was not our first visit and we were pleased with our prior experience there. However, on this occasion we were waited on not by one of the regular wait staff but the manager. This should have been a good thing but unfortunately the service was brusque and cold. Once the food was served he did not return to check on us. One of our party's medium ordered steaks arrived rare and another's "rare" lamb chop entree was delivered overcooked On a positive note we received a complimentary birthday dessert which was delicious. Summary- the food is creatively presented, generally quite good, but recommend the the pompous French manager stay behind the scene and hire some cordial wait staff
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never skips a beat.
    jah357
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Been to Zoubi several time. It's always consistant with great food and staff. I like the private outdoor seating. It feels like you're in Europe. Plus, you'er not near the main road, so it's much quieter.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in New Hope!!!
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We live in New Hope and had friends coming to town who are very special so we wanted a great restaurant. Quite frankly some of the restaurants in New Hope are just OK. I had been told that Zoubi is good and it DID NOT disappoint!!! From the minute we walked into the beautiful courtyard until we left we were treated royally. The food was wonderful ! My husband had a crabcake which he said was the best ever. Our friend had Chilean Sea Bass which she said was the best she ever had. I had a delightful beet salad and grilled shrimp. I also had a great side dish of mushrooms. We opted out of dessert only because we were full. Thank goodness there is one super restaurant in this town!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A sweet night out...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Charming ambiance, enjoyed our waiter "Tom", he treated us well. He was very accommadating and nice. The food was excellant!! Lobster app, escargo, and coconut shrimp....The catch of the day and desert. A nice little corner for a romantic night out! ...................Margaret and Deborah
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Romantic
    SoleburyFoodie22VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Without a doubt, one of the prettiest and romantic outdoor patios I have ever been to outside of Europe. The grilled octopus was a 10! Can hardly wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ew-bi is more like it
    HVACRToolsVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Nice little place to sit and have a drink I would think but dinner was terrible. First, the prices are outrageous for the portion sizes. I was server 4 small scallops as an entree for upwards of $40; easier to swallow (literally and figuratively) if they weren't rubbery. My wife had a steak that was tough and had absolutely no taste. We figured we may have just ordered poorly, but our dessert, except for the ice cream but who could screw that up, was terrible as well. I wouldn't go again.
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  • Romantic intimate Oasis
    BobV
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Beautiful evening in the outside dining courtyard. Transported from the hustle and bustle of busy Friday night New Hope into a candle lit, plant filled, private courtyard. The food was very good. The menu is somewhat limited. The fresh baked bread excellent. The crab cake was 95 % jumbo lump crab meat with a delicate flavor. The chocolate chip white cake was a very nice ending to an enjoyable, romantic dinner.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.