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About Ernest & Scott Taproom
Just like the visionary and innovative nature of Ernest
Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Taproom’s food and
beverage programs are uniquely playful and creative.
We are a TAPROOM WITH A TWIST. We are not your
conventional beer driven taproom, we are a modern taproom. Our taps are as unique as the building we operate in. Ernest & Scott Taproom Features wine, spirits, coffee and cocktails on tap! Chef Andy Matulaitis is as inventive as the writers and his creativity is evident in his menus.
We also offer catering, a spacious bar and 2 private dining areas for happy hours, business functions, holiday functions, birthdays, rehearsal dinners and more! Please contact us for more information on booking your private event!
Wilmington, DE 19801
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Happy Hour music 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights!
Video Bingo every Tuesday night!
Off premise catering available for any event size.
Street parking is available, covered garage on the corner of 9th and orange st, open lot on corner of shipley and 8th.
Rodney Square Wilmington,
Amtrak and Septa Wilmington Station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wilmington City Loop Series, 5-course Patio Cigar Dinners (seasonal), New Years Eve, Ernest and Scott Birthday Bash
Ernest & Scott Taproom Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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???
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.
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.
loved the outdoor table. the food was OK the flatbread was not good but the beef vegetable soup was good as was my husband's burger. Waitress did not check on us after food was served so after 5 minutes I got up and found salt myself. all in all just an OK meal with great outside scenery.
Ate there with friends on a Wed night. They had music and two bands that were extremely loud, and far from out tastes, and we couldn't talk. Finally they had one singer who did a great job.
Service was moderate to good - friendly staff
I feel they do best with burgers & tacos - more of a bar cuisine than dinner food and ambiance.
Had wine - even though we chose the more expensive wine (by the glass) one was "skunked and the other apparently had new & old.
Crab soup was the worst ever encountered, anywhere, in the last 15 years. Burgers were very good ( we had a mix of their different offerings and all seemed to like them).
I could not recommend this place unless you want a friendly environment for beer and tacos.
Just went for the first time last week for a Wilmo Wednesday live music event and was so impressed. The ambiance is casual and relaxed; the menu diverse; food was outstanding; great happy hour menu; excellent service; and loved the live music. We will be back.
Overall, it was very good. My only issue was that they brought out my dinner but we waited on my wife's. It was a 10 minute space between meals, and by then my dinner was cold, so they took it back to reheat. The server was very apologetic, and she did a good job, but the kitchen let her down.
We were there this past Friday to grab a quick meal before taking in a concert at Wilmington Opera House. Once our waiter, Elvis, found out we were headed to the concert, he did everything possible to get us our appetizer and entrees in quick fashion so we didn't feel rushed to get through our meals to get to the concert on time. Elvis's service was spot on, he was charming and efficient, and when we dine there next I would definitely ask for his service.
Stood at the desk for 10 minutes to check in for reservations as 3 people moved in/out punching in on computer. They acknowledged us but didn't really help. They seemed shortstaffed. Took a while between drink orders, food orders, delivery, and paying. Also there was a music performer, very talented, but it finished us having anything close to a conversation at our table. Also, I am vegetarian and there are 2 items I could eat, a flatbread and mushroom tacos. I am not in much of a rush to go back.
The service was friendly but not competent. We ordered flat bread and french fries for appetizers. The flat bread was good, we sent the fries back,due to the fact that they were mushy weren't fresh. We asked for ketchup when they delivered the fries- it was never brought to the table. We split the gnocchi, which was decent, we asked to have our leftovers boxed up. The server brought us the check and had thrown the food away. There was no offer for compensation.
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