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Our service was great as was the food. The cool thing was our server from our 1st visit stopped over to say hello and make sure all was good w us. Nice to be remembered being only there twice. Wayne is a great guy and is very professional. We had the opportunity to meet the Mgr/Owner (not sure which) named Elvis. He was also a terrific guy and made sure out visit went well and that we'd be back in the future. Highly recommend this place.
Manager very involved in serving his patrons. Menu, although small, provided a nice range of options. Each menu item sampled was well presented and prepared, served at the right temperature and was extremely tasty. The layout of the establishment, with seating areas scattered around the premises as well as on two floors, made the accomplishment of the second comment above to be quite a task, but the wait staff managed it, with quite a bit of activity. My dining companion's dish, pistachio crusted flounder, was attractively presented, of a appropriate portion and pleased her fish lover's palate. I ordered the more plebeian fish and chips. Without a hint of hyperbole, it was the best I have ever had. The fish was nicely battered and left in the oil the exactly correct amount of time, leaving it moist and flaky. The accompanying steak fries were the hard to attain combination of crispy exterior and creamy texture inside. Coleslaw as crisp and in a minimalist dressing and accompanied by slices of half cured dill pickles that, if it were not for the wonderfully prepared fish, might have been the star of the dish. We preceded our entrees with the tomato bisque for me (outstanding) and the calamari for my wife, which she loved. I poached the deep fried jalapeno slices from her; I might have enjoyed an entire plate of them.
My only negative comment, and one for which there is no apparent solution, is that the vaulted ceiling in the old bank, accompanied by the brick and otherwise hard surfaced walls, led to a noisy condition that made for difficult conversation and stymied the very talented young man on a guitar with a very fine voice from providing a fine performance.
All in all, if you are planning to attend an performance at the Grand, half a block away, I heartily recommend that you dine here first. (Although we did not take advantage of it, it also appeared they were still open when we passed on our way to the car after the show)
Stopped in on a weekday evening pre-theatre. But it was the 1st evening of March Madness. Although there weren't that many people there, they were a young after work crowd with most playing an indoor basketball shooting hoops game with 15 or 20 toy sized basketballs. As a result, the noise level was epic.
We opted for some tacos and they were very good with fresh ingredients. Nice beer selection. The service was great.
I would recommend and go again as long as I am in a mood for this type of atmosphere.
Live band was good, if not the reason we stopped in. Decibel level was a bit on the high side (98 dB) - but hey, some might enjoy that assault on the senses.
Service reasonably good, all things considered, and prices reasonable, too. They are in a perfect spot for those taking in a show at the Grand Opera, although a few blocks off the main street drops one in quite a seedy environment, complete with drug deals in plain sight.
Great food and service... Dinner before a show. Thank you for being a taproom that offers Bud Light... A big win for you and me.
Great service and great food. This was my first time here but I really enjoyed myself. They had live music which was great. I highly recommend going!!
Maise was a great server and provided my girlfriend and I with great service. The beers I asked for she said went well with my food selection as well as the wine for my girlfriend.
I've lived in the building for over 5 years and am just recently becoming a regular. The new chef is putting out some amazing dishes. Service has improved as well. Loving it!
Decent food, questionable service. Our server admitted to being a novice and it showed.
One of a handful of restaurants in the city that’s open late. Service is friendly and on time. Food can be inconsistent. During our first visit our food was impeccable, this time, it lacked the flavor and distinct flair we expected. It won’t stop us from coming back as we really enjoy the atmosphere and proximity to the playhouse and concert venues in the area.
Service was fast and good. Food was less than stellar, average at best! Drinks were expensive.
Second time at the restaurant and disappointed both times. Sub par vs. sister restaurant Chelsea Tavern. Will likely not return!
We had a delicious meal at Ernest & Scott. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. The only down side was our seating. We were in a booth in the bar area and felt a draft from the front door every time it opened.
Inattentive waiter, fortunately a trainee eventually came over and was very helpful. VERY long wait for dinner which was a very run of the mill burger. Would not return.
This was our 1st visit and definitely not our last. We found it via Groupon. The food was cooked to perfection and our service was professional by Wayne. Highly recommended
We went before a show at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and even received a 20% discount when we showed our tickets. Everyone enjoyed their food, especially the Dijon chicken.
Will def go back to the taproom
While i had a good experience here there needs to be some improvement for this restaurant to obtain a higher rated from me. Every time I patronize this restaurant it takes quite some time to be greeted by a server; same has happened when I have sat at the bar. We had to have been seated about 10-15 minutes before the waitress came over and the restaurant was not crowded at all. The manager even came over to ask if someone had been over because it then took another 10 minutes just to get water. The food was good however I have not had anything here that makes me want to visit more often to get. It is a very nice location and ambience is always lovely but more needs to be done to be more customer pleasing and friendly.
Good food prepared and served quickly enough for those on lunch hour.
Great place. We were in the area for a concert at the Grand Opera House and this was a perfect choice. Nice food options and very good service. Nice large bar as well. Would return!
Served water that tasted of clorox. I think that they didn't rinse the pitcher or water dispenser after cleaning it. Waitress thought that we were complaining about city water taste. We insisted that the water was tainted. We were given fresh glasses of water. It did taste bad but not of bleach. Only a casual apology. No manager asking about our health from the experience.
This was a fun restaurant. The Eagles game was on the TVs and there was a lively crowd around the bar enjoying the game. The service was a bit slow, but there was only one bartender and he was also a server. Food was fine - we had hamburgers. Flatbread appetizer was small but tasty.
Service was great and food was very good. We had a reservation for 10 and with bad weather 4 could not make it. They were very accommodating for whatever our group wanted. Would definitely recommend for others.
GREAT PLACE, MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD FOR MY 80 YEAR OLD MOTHER
Wayne was an excellent server! He was extremely helpful and definitely the reason I plan on visiting in the next week or so. Also, food was delicious!
Excellent service for dinner before concert at Grand
IN A FORMER BANK LOBBY WHICH WAS ONCE QUITE ELGANT. GOOD FOOD, FAIR WINE LIST AND VERY VERY NOISY. WE WERE THERE FOR PRE-THEATER AT THE OPERA HOUSE AND IT WORKED WELL FOR THAT. WAIT STAFF WORKED HARD AND TRIED TO PLEASE. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT NOT STELLAR. I THOUGHT THEY WERE A BIT OVERWHELMED WITH CUSTOMERS. OVERALL, A GOOD PLACE TO GET A REASONABLE DINNER AND HAVE A DRINK AT A FAIR PRICE.
Food & beer were great, though service had some issues. Menu questions were disregarded instead of being answered (like ingredient questions based on allergy so menu decision could be made & and we were told we couldn't order that night's specials, it seemed like we were a bother). Also the restrooms needed attention, hoping that improves as that may be a deal breaker
Had a lovely dinner before a concert at the Grand. Excellent food and great beer selection. Will definitely be back!!!!
Waitress was awesome, food great. We had excellent time
We arrived at a busy time between shows (5:30), and had a reservation. Service was slow and chaotic - soup arrived before my boyfriend's bourbon, which he would have preferred to drink in the 20+ minutes before the soup arrived. My wine arrived with my meal. Flounder and crab cakes very good and nicely presented, though way too much cheese in small cup of soup.
Chocolate torte very good. Tables and flooring more suited to lunch spot. Wouldn't return or recommend.
Visited this resturant a few years ago now it is very tired. Had a noticible smell and was just not in good repair. I think manageemnt should make a point of sitting at each table and make note of what needs to be done to improve environment. Food was okay nothing special.
Food and service were good. It is definitely too loud, however. Impossible to carry on a conversation over the performers. Sound system needs upgrading..even individual speakers are unintelligible. Do people actually enjoy paying for a meal to have their ears assualted???
Nice place for fabulous bar food and drinks. Excellent beer selection. Must order several of the tacos which were tremendous.
The location of this restaurant is ideal for a place to eat near several downtown Wilmington destinations. The food was pretty good (I did love the steak fries) but the rest was just ok. We had a really nice and attentive server (Max) who took very good care of us. The biggest downfall for us was the very loud rap music playing when we entered that almost made us leave. When you walk in you enter the bar which is filled with tv's and is pretty loud. We were looking for a good meal and good conversation while on a night out without kids. This was off-putting. The staff was helpful though and put us up on the balcony which was much quieter. The music did change so that was better. Nonetheless, I would not suggest this as a quiet place to eat. If you are looking for a place to watch the game or sit at the bar then you would love it. The decor is also very strange. It's not cohesive and felt mismatched in a place that has such beautiful architecture. The vibe just does not match the space and it felt like a big miss for us on the ambience scale. The meal was $60.00 and just felt pricey for what we ordered. The food was decent but not noteworthy. The server made up for the shortfalls but I don't think we would return. I'm happy to pay good money for above average food and a great atmosphere. I think this place just needs to figure itself out. Is it a sports bar (that apparently has live music from time to time) or an upscale restaurant? It just doesn't work as is.
We stopped here for a Sunday night dinner. It is definitely a sports bar--lots of seating and TVs. We shared a crab cake and pulled pork sandwiches--both were good. The bar was not very busy, but there were enough tables occupied to keep the waiter busy. I would imagine it is much busier on a work night. Overall a nice meal.
I ordered a sandwich with no roll and it came out plated nicely and was delicious. My husband’s steak was perfect. They do need to continue to work on their timing for the theatre going crowd.
Been here several times and enjoy the decor, ambiance and food. Great location, too.
Excellent fish dinner for my friend and me...different selections. Noise level is on the high side, but it worked well with the the live music from local artists that were playing the night of our dinner. Excellent wait staff. Have eaten here more than just a few times and always enjoy the experience.
Perhaps the worst meal I have had in years. Wine was horrible, pours were small and food was greasy. We had steaks which were overly fatty and over cooked. I ate lunch there before and it was a decent meal but this dinner was horrendous. Service was at best mediocre. It took is 15 minutes to get drinks and ages for dinner. I cannot recommend this place as it currently exists.
Went in on a Monday night before the football game. Place was practically empty which was fine with me, add it gave me an opportunity to talk with the staff who were fantastic. (Maisie at the bar was great) Had a bowl of chorizo chili and pork tacos which came out quickly, were hot and delicious. Decent value as well. I'll be back.