HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Permanently Closed - Espuma - Rehoboth Beach

278 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Similar Restaurants


This restaurant is permanently closed.

Espuma in Rehoboth Beach is a classy restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean and European-influenced cuisine. The restaurant's interior features a large full-service bar, a spacious dining area and modern décor and lighting. Espuma is a great place to catch up with friends or enjoy a relaxing meal with family.

Start off with a bowl of spring pea soup or an appetizer like fresh local asparagus with chicken liver mousse, Ahi tuna tartare and local strawberry salad with cucumber noodles, watercress, basil, pistachio butter and goat cheese. Main dishes at Espuma include options like herb crusted New England codfish, filet of grass-fed beef, mushroom and black truffle ravioli and duet of local chicken.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(302) 227-4199
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jay Caputo
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
1st street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 278 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.0  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
vipYumm (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was closed. Word around town is that it has gone out of business. Seeing as how I made the reservation a month ago, a phone call cancelling the reservation would have been nice. OpenTable: you really need to look into this so that a bunch of other users don't end up like we did.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Please remove this restaurant from opentable. They are permanently closed and yet still taking reservations- for months apparently. Absolutely ridiculous

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

The restaurant was closed when we arrived and yet still accepted our reservations.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

The restaurant was closed despite reservation. An IRS letter was taped on their front door. Are hey closed for good?

Easterdelight (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Espuma was closed. Several people had also booked reservations, but it had definitely closed.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

We used Open Table to make our reservation because we got no reply to a phone call. We tried calling Espuma to get an earlier reservation, again received no reply, then were confirmed by Open Table, never having spoken to anyone at Espuma. Uneasily, we went at the newly confirmed time and Espuma was locked. We returned at the original time of our first reservation--7:00pm--and the door was still locked. There was no indication on Espuma's phone message that they had closed, or would be closed temporarily. This was September 8, a Thursday night and our anniversary. We had a satisfactory meal elsewhere, but think that Open Table ought to be more aware of a restaurant's status.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

After a couple subpar meals, we stopped going to Espuma, but after a few years, we decided to give it another shot. We walked in and it was almost empty. As we were walking to our table, we noticed three other tables covered in dirty dishes. We sat down and were handed dirty menus and a crumpled wine/drink list. The hostess left and we waited and waited for our server. As time went by, we were getting so grossed out by the filth, that we left and went to Salt Air (which is consistently fantastic!). I tried to catch the hostess' eye to let her know we were leaving, but she never looked up at us, even as we waltzed out the door. I really can't believe they're still in business.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Hard to believe there wasn't a wine list? The bartender was dealing with the bachelorette party. By the time he came to tell us about the wines, dinner was being served. So we skipped the wine. The waitress had only worked 2 days and was just helping out. She did her best. The food was excellent, but very small portions for the price.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

Completely bizarre restaurant. We went as a party of 11 for an early dinner at 530p. Five people at our table ordered $35 tuna entre which was on the menu. Ten minutes later the bartender came out of the kitchen to tell us they were out (we were the first to show up at the restaurant that day for an early dinner, how were they already out?) but that the cook had rockfish (did they run to the store and buy some cheap rockfish in those ten minutes, who knows?). Bartender apologized and said they would take drinks off our bill for the inconvenience. Those who ended up getting the rockfish were very underwhelmed by the quality of the food. And they still charged us the $35 for the rockfish (a much cheaper fish), and didn't take off any drinks as promised.

Bartender and waitress were very nice but the restaurant was extremely understaffed. We were the only party there, 11 people (restaurant had plenty advanced warning) and they struggled to staff even our needs. God forbid there was a second table dining.

Against, completely bizarre experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
1.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

Very unprofessional establishment. Made reservations for 5pm. Received a call 5 minutes before our reservations was told they could not accommodate us until 5:30pm. This did not meet our plans for the evening. Was told the chef was stuck in traffic??? Definitely a red flag. We did get a reservation at Zebra an Italian restaurant about a 10 minute walk away which was excellent. So go to Zebra and forget about Espuma.

RoseanneD (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 4, 2016


GRPDS (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

As always, Espuma serves unique combinations of food, excellently prepared and well served. We're never been disappointed, and they work extraordinarily hard to deal with my wife's food sensitivities (wheat, dairy, corn, tree nuts, shell fish). Always a special night of dining!

vipKenny (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Don't k ow what is going on - place was empty at 7:30 pm on. Friday during peak season but it remains a great spot. Paella was very good as was the mushroom ravioli. Limited daily menu may prove a negative to some. Service was good. Hope the crowds rediscover Espuma.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Worst dinner experience of all time!!! Way too many unacceptable issues to talk about. I'd be writing this for much too long and this place isn't worth the time. I just wanted to let others know so they don't make the same mistake. The owner should be ashamed to open the doors to the public yet he is still opening new restaurants.. I have a feeling local people already know about this. Seems like they already have one foot out the door

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2016

Everything was great, part time Rehoboth residents, hadn't been here in years - excellent service, food and wine recommendations !!