First of all it is no longer the Orchard Chop shop so that was disappointing. It is now the Ember Grill. Not as good as the chop shop but still good.
We made our reservations for Restaurant Week. We were greeted by a cheerful hostess and given menus, but we had to ask for the Restaurant Week offerings. The bread with Boursin spread was delicious and we asked for more. One of us ordered the haddock, which was dry, the other ordered Chicken in vodka sauce, which he liked and we thought was just ok, and I had the skirt steak, which I thought was the best of the three. In fact, it was delicious. We were plagued by tiny flies that pestered us throughout our meal. Fruit flies? The desserts were good, with two of us opting for the pumpkin pecan and the other the apple cobbler. Not sure if I'd revisit this restaurant until they got rid of their flies. I definitely would not order the haddock. Otherwise our hostess was lovely and the wait staff was pleasant and attentive.
Liked the Flight of manhattan's best!!
This is our second visit to this restaurant - we come to Dover annually for a CFA Cat Show and we make sure to dine here every visit. We we so happy to find that they have opened a wonderful Bourbon bar where the nice & friendly Bourbon expert will teach you about Bourbons and they offer sampling flights for a tasting experience. It was a wonderful addition to this restaurants offerings. They plan to expand that idea and I hope they do! The food as always was amazing...I had the petite filet with smoky/sweet carrots and sweet potato string fries. The filet melted in my mouth and was seasoned perfectly. I am a huge Ruth's Chris fan and this filet was as good if not better than RC's! And the price of my meal, with a lovely creme brulee and two Black Orchid yummy cocktails was a third of the price of RC's. The service was attentive, fun and friendly but not disruptive of our conversations at our table. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. Parking is so easy...a well lit, and new Public Parking garage is right next door with an elevator and free parking on the weekends.
Birthday dinner with my son. 7pm reservation. Ordered 2 appetizers to split. Mussels fra Diavolo were a special. Very ordinary. Nothing wrong but def not "special". Also has alligator and shrimp souffle type dish. Interesting and unique but not memorable. Service to begin was fine. After the appetizers we had a loooong wait for our entrees. It was not very busy. We were seated on the opposite end of the kitchen entrance but we noticed there aren't any doors separating dining from kitchen. It was noticeably noisy, By the time our entrees arrived we were one of only 2 tables remaining. I ordered the flat iron steak medium. It arrived cold and more than well done. The entire plate was cold. My son ordered a delmonico and that was cooked to his liking. I sent the plate back requesting they NOT redo it. I had lost my appetite. Instead the chef came out with a new plate which I thanked him for but declined. They took the $26 entree fee of the bill and apologized. I expected more from the place. It was a disappointment.
Several had the NY Strip and was cooked properly, I personally had the rack of Lamb and it was one of the best with a side of rice and beans. We shared the calamari was not a fan for how it was cooked. I just like them fried. As for the noise level that would be hard to tell for it was on the slow side we were one of three tables. The services was great
Not bad but expected something much better for price. Steak over charred, drinks expensive, seats uncomfortable....nice service saved night
wasn't bad, but wasn't impressed...for the prices on their menu, I would have expected better that's all...didn't seem organized and honestly the place felt a bit dirty...again when there's an $88 steak I would expect different. ..but maybe an off night for them.
Very good food, as usual; good wine list, good service, very quiet evening.
I chose this restaurant because I wanted a special place for our 28th Anniversary dinner. I knew it might be more expensive than we normally go with, but I also knew we deserve it. I also knew it had good gluten free options (for me) and especially on the dessert menu (which I seldom find). My husband and I both enjoyed our meals. The steaks were probably the best we had every had. So very tender and easy to chew. And desserts were amazing. We seldom ever have dessert out but we both made sure to save room and so glad.
The only drawback (but not a big one) was that it was a bit noisy, but likely due to the people around us who had those voices that are loud and carry. We look forward to going back.