Lotus Farm to Table
First time enjoying this quaint restaurant in the heart of Media. The food was exquisite with unique blends of greens, proteins and seasonings making this a definite favorite. The subdued lighting and rustic charm add to the "farm to table" experience. We split a "snack" of roasted cauliflower that easily could have been a meal in itself, the small plates were tough to choose from, but we decided on the Kohlrabi to try something new that simply popped off the plate with colors, textures and flavor. For the entree, you can't go wrong with the seared scallops that had shrimp and scallops that have never been fresher. Not typically engaging in desert, we did try the stewed apples with a flourless cake, ice cream and caramel that was unbelievable. The selection of unique and fresh teas was an appreciated departure from the usual "after dinner coffee". I cant recommend Lotus enough, it will definitely become a regular stop for us.
This is one of the best places to dine in this country that I have found over many years. The local farm to table philosophy is great. The food preparation is always to order. Nothing is cooked in advance. Ther flavors capture the best of the foods instead of just being salt and other covers as in some chain restaurants. The rib eye was incredible. It had a great char on the outside and was perfectly medium-rare inside. The duck was beautiful; the flavor was truly of what fresh caught duck is. The barley and beets was a treat in itself. I highly recommend Lotus to all family and friends. None have ever been disappointed. We have eaten here several times. The season changing menu reflects true local grown cuisine. It helps one to feel connected to food and its sources again.
My wife and I love this restaurant, and generally, I’d give it 5 stars across the board. However, on this particular visit, our main courses were both undercooked and the server forgot to box up our uneaten portions. Appetizers and desserts were outstanding and innovative. Everything tasted great, perfect ambiance, and they honored my request to be seated away from the front door when I made the online reservation.
Had a very nice meal with five friends. Cool room. Talented blues singer / guitarist performing when we arrived. Service only so so. Food was outstanding. A great time was had by all. We will definitely return.
The food and service were great. We still miss the cheese plates but the blue cheese and sourdough bread were delicious. The jazz guitar and singer was good but too loud and diminished the ambiance.
Excellent meal every time. Very friendly staff in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
We have been there several times. The food is consistently excellent. Prices are reasonable for high quality food. It is a small, quiet restaurant where you can actually have a conversation.
Always great food. Tastes like center city but it’s in Delhi!
Interesting and delicious combination of flavors! Cute and cozy atmosphere. Live music was great! Loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back!
An excellent, well-run BYOB restaurant in downtown Media with a very creative menu. makes a satisfying dinner out.
Just randomly found this place on the internet and was more than pleasantly surprised. The menu was simple but creatative. Each plate of food was a new adventure of fresh herbs and flavors.
It's not a large dinning room but a very friendly atmosphere with a great wait staff.
Comfortable with great food, super service, and we had music. Nice guitar playing. Nice crowd. It’s byob. I’d definitely go back.
Our family enjoyed the atmosphere & food
Service was great
Excellent menu, well prepared. Always a nice experience.
Great service, fun environment, and creative delicious food. We had the cauliflower appetizer and the hummus and both were delicious. For my entree I had the trout and it was very good. Loved the greens it came with. Will definitely be back!
Food was EXCELLENT!! Portions were just right. Service was great. I’d highly recommend
The restaurant has two wall mounted heating units and neither worked. Freezing cold inside. We ate with our winter coats on and were still cold. Perhaps this is why there was only one other couple there at noon. Absurd.
Fantastic as usual. Best restaurant in media!
Excellent meal - even better that it's all locally sourced
The food is amazing however this is the second time we’ve been here and I’m not sure why but the vegetables under the duck and steak were ice cold to Luke warm. One dish plate itself was freezing. However the steak on top was warm and duck was room temperature. Confusing.
We can’t say enough about the service! Our server made great recommendations. Great place to meet friends or co-workers. Plenty of menu options. We had a very leisurely lunch. We would return.
Food and service were perfect. Music was too loud for the space.
Best damn steak I've ever had!
Food, service and atmosphere all excellent!
Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!
Food is healthy and good. Wish there was more carb options.
Perfect date night up in town!
I recently ate here with friends on a weeknight - our interest was a BYOB so we could bring our interesting wines to share. However, one needs good food for good wines and Lotus did not disappoint. The food was very tasty, well prepared- and the chef accommodated our special requests (split salad and add a veg to a main). I was surprised to see the place empty as it is probably one of the better options in Media foodwise. The service was excellent and attentive. For sure this is a keeper.
Great meal and very friendly waitress. Food was creative, items I would not normally be able to make at home or find at other restaurants. I thought the small plates and appetizers were better than the entrees but that could have just been a result of my selection (lamb).
Would absolutely recommend. Will go back sometime.
Loved the ambiance of this restaurant as well as the food.
Four of us ate at Lotus: Another couple, my wife, and I. We all agreed we would not come back because:
1. We had a reservation for 7:30, relatively early for a Saturday night. Three of us ordered the lamb entree, only to be told several minutes later that, oops, the kitchen had run out of the lamb.
2. Can't speak for our friends (who are negatively reviewing Lotus on Yelp and TripAdvisor). However, I wanted the Hake, which was also on the menu. I was told it was not available. I subsequently ordered a trout dish. The trout was dry and tasteless. In disgust with the whole experience my wife just ordered a house salad. Wasn't thrilled with it.
3. The service was terrible. We sat around waiting for a server to come to us. We probably would have waited forever had I not finally waved over one who seemed lost at sea. It turned out he might as well have been as this was his first night on the job and he did not know our table was under his jurisdiction.
4. Notwithstanding that we had this first-time server looking after out table, the service from the kitchen was terrible. We had to wait an inordinately long time to get our food.
All in all a disappointing experience.
The food is so fresh and the dishes so creative.... yields a very enjoyable dining experience.
This was my third dinner at Lotus and I won't be back. On a midweek night with a total of 3 tables of guests, we waited over 45 minutes for our entrees. The $4 single cup of soggy popcorn was not enough to hold us over, so we asked about bread for the table. Nope. My roasted chicken half was overdone and the accompanying parsnips were underdone. My friends didn't complain about their meals which is the best thing I can say about the whole experience . We joked that perhaps the waitress was also the chef, but no, she was just indifferent. Overall, a huge disappointment.
We went recently for our anniversary and were really impressed with so much about this place. The food was creative and delicious. Our server was prompt and cheerful and personable. More expensive than we usually go, but the food was excellent. This place will definitely have our business again for another celebratory occasion.
We are frequent diners at Lotus Farm to Table and love it each and every time. Service is always friendly and informative and fun. The food, well - the food is fresh, flavorful and brings us back each time. We love Lotus for special occasions or just a night out for some good food.
We had a lovely meal with friends at Lotus last week. Food was delicious and service was very attentive without being over bearing - they gave us plenty of time to talk and catch up. Would definitely go back!
Waiter was just OK - very noisy person next to us -hard to talk or hear !
The roasted peaches were a great dessert.
We enjoyed the salads very much. My wife enjoyed the flounder (served on a salad) and I enjoyed the mahi-mahi.
Lots of tables available on a Saturday night, with resulting quiet and no rush meal with friends. Menu had a good variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian options paired with local, seasonal sides. BYOB makes it very affordable.
Lotus has a seasonal menu, so it's always an adventure, as well as great variety, and fun things you never heard of. A good choice for a BYOB, which we wanted because we have an extensive wine cellar, and wanted to open something special. Service was inobtrusive, always friendly, and well timed.
For a special date night, my husband and I were very pleased at every feature offered at Lotus. All samplings were well-prepared and delicious. Certainly, we will return for another fabulous experience.