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Bardea Steak, Wilmington, DE

Bardea Steak

4.6
4.6
115 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Open now! Limited availability!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (302) 550-9600

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Delaware

    Best Ambiance

  • Delaware

    Fit for Foodies

  • Delaware

    Hot Spot

  • Delaware

    Notable Wine List

  • Delaware

    Romantic

  • Delaware

    Special Occasion

  • Delaware

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Delaware

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had this place gotten a Michelin star yet? Because it’s coming. So get your reservation while you still can! And ask to sit in Jose’s section. He’s a sommelier with excellent vibes and an encyclopedic knowledge of food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give this place 10 stars, I would. The service was impeccable, the food was perfectly prepared and presented and DELICIOUS, wine selection was great and the space itself was beautiful. We can’t wait to go back.
  3. JM

    JamesM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was amazing and the food was even better. Great staff would totally recommend this place
  4. MH

    MaryH

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful new restaurant! We sat on the porch, which was light and looked over the outdoor patio which appears to be shared by the original Bardea. The porch music was not quite as loud as in the main section. Our server gave us a very interesting detailed explanation of the five cows which are served at the restaurant. The steaks are priced by the ounce and our server carefully helped us decide what worked best for us. For appetizers, called snacks, several unusual dishes are offered. We chose turducken croquet because we first learned about turducken from our family in New Orleans. The five little croquet were presented in a beautiful wooden bowl with grass and stones. The most interesting presentation I think I’ve ever seen. We had creamed spinach pot pie and deconstructed loaded potato as our sides which we thoroughly enjoyed. The star was this cake. Desserts were inventive and delicious. We will be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous and the meal was delicious
  6. SW

    ShanaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Menu was confusing for the steaks and desserts. Everything was very good. But both were not easily understood. Would have liked more options for a steak to feed 1 person besides filet. I ended up getting a steak for 2-3 and that wasn’t my intent. So I paid for a steak larger than I could eat. But it was tasty. Cabbage was not the best. Mac and cheese was interesting. Not great. Probably not the best flavor profile. The service was excellent. The king Ammon was delicious. But the description was poor compared to what we received. I get sustainability. However, a few more words wouldn’t hurt. That dessert was the best thing I ate all year. Overall I will return. Ambiance was great as well.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    From walking in the door to leaving, the staff and service was fantastic. Menu and ordering was way too confusing and complicated. The meat and it’s presentation was less than we expected, nothing special. Swordfish was excellent, appetizers (snacks) were okay, macaroni and cheese excellent. Otherwise loved it
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Our server explained everything. We had an enjoyable evening. Will recommend to others and come back for a full tasting meal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best meal we’ve had in Wilmington and rivaled meals we’ve had in New York City, Paris and London. We ordered the tasting menu at the suggestion of our waiter, Jose. It is a great way to taste a lot of items on the menu and gave us the opportunity to experience things we may not have chosen to order on our own, like the beef heart empanada, which was exceptional. We also had the excellent wine pairing and the sommelier was knowledgeable and attentive. We highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining here again!
  10. TH

    TeresaH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most spectacular meal and service Delicious food. Highly recommend. Best dinner in Wilmington. Top restaurant
  11. A

    Annie123

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience at Bardea Steak. We had the butchers feast- tried 5 different types steak- delicious. Our sommelier Eric is very knowledgeable of wines— we tried a Syrah from Rhône which was fabulous. Started w Date bites, my favorite and amazing w red wine. King Aman dessert is a must have. Service is consistently excellent.
  12. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    I am going to be a little harsh on a place like this. We went as a group of 6. We had 2 people that ordered the tasting of cuts. The waiter told each person the breeds that were to be included with this and each time they were told there would be 2 breeds of wagyu beef. However, there was only 1 as you can guess this is quite a bit different in what is acceptable for price. The steak was ok. I got the chefs sampler and honestly was disappointed in it. The truffles i paid for were completely tasteless and it was a major bummer. Everybody at the table had the same general consensus. The prices were extremely high for cuts of angus. I was hoping a good steak house had come to Delaware but was let down. To make this worse with such a large group they refuse to split a bill. Which is fine when your total bill is less than a few hundred bucks but when a single person has to front the table a thousand dollars it is a bit ridiculous. I dont like needing to venmo people when I should be able to pay my check without any issue. Now the sides...they were also a let down. Our table had a few appetizers and sides and the only thing that stood out were the dates. I feel like they just tried to get too fancy for sides from a steak place. They have stuff on the menu that sounds like a baked potato but instead they basically cored a potato and fried it to put on some bland sauce. If you are thinking about a good steak instead head to Prime 225 in Chesapeake City or a nice place in Philly. Your money will go farther. The food will taste better. Again I was hoping for a solid experience close to home but instead I just left feeling let down along with everyone in my group feeling the same way.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall, good dining experience. We had high expectations and we were slightly underwhelmed with the menu… lacked variety. Hope to see better seafood and chicken options in the future. Overall, we will be headed to the original Bardea location over this one in the future.
  14. GT

    GreenThumb

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with meats we had not tried before. Chianina rib eye was excellent, picanha was the best we’ve ever had. Broccoli side was outstanding, though small. Scallion salad was also outstanding and big. Loved the elk skewers with peaches…will try to do at home…looking for elk as I type. Had two desserts, family decided one was very good, other outstanding. Altogether a lovely outing for a two couples. Waiter was very knowledgeable, so was sommelier, who was attentive although we did not buy an expensive wine.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried half of the menu, everything was perfect! We started with the Ostrich Skewers and Elk Skewers, followed by Kangaroo chili and chefs favorite steak of the night topped with excellent black truffle! 10/10 recommend!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zach and Jules were amazing bartenders, service and drinks were outstanding and delicious. They had great chemistry together and made our experience better overall. Swordfish and scallops were on point as well as the butchers cut selection. We’ll be back again soon as long as the espresso and buca are still flowing. 10/10 all around, plus great music selection.
  17. CD

    CherieD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I was so excited to try the newest edition of restaurants. I was surprisingly so disappointed. My sever was very curt and cold. Literally ALL of our food was cold and extremely bland. We were celebrating a birthday and I don’t need anyone to do a circus act but I didn’t expect such a dry personality. I really felt unwelcome or like he wanted to get done or be done with us as quickly as possible. I would have like the option to chose which side of the restaurant we were seated in. Both sides provide a completely different experience in my humble opinion. In the past, I’d had nothing but great experiences next door so I expected the same. I did not get that at all. I will however give it one more opportunity. Even the best restaurants can have off days.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. The steak is perhaps best in the country.
  19. PS

    PaulS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing diversity of dishes. Loved the five different steak tasting. The elk kabob, kangaroo chili, and raw meat noodle dishes were amazing, The cocktails and wine selection matched well with the rest of the menu. We took home the chocolate cake; it was excellent as well. The service was top notch. Expect the room to be loud for it was very busy with excited diners.
  20. S

    Steph

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Tried a few of the small dishes, including the beef heart empanadas and dates, both of which were delicious. Also, had the elk skewers, which were delicious, and the fruity pebble ice cream sandwich, which did taste like fruity pebbles! Had the pisco sour, which was good but was missing something and not reminiscent of the pisco sours I have had in Peru. Service was extremely slow. Took a long time to get seated, and the waiter kept stalling for time. Instead of immediately taking drink orders, he only asked us what kind of water we wanted, and then took forever to come back. This happened multiple times during the ordering process. Did not try the steak. Would recommend overall.
  21. t

    twannalechelle

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Bardea Steakhouse for my dads birthday because he loves a good steak.
  22. o

    oenophile

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a GNO for us and we had a blast overall. Cork ceilings really helped to dampen the sound that would otherwise have made that place sound like a cafeteria. Food was innovative and excellent. The experience was one to talk about! We only wished that the service was more “French” where they leave you alone until summoned; we felt over-attended and rushed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Service was great too. Ambiance was great but would have preferred different background music.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for milestone birthday. First stop was the bar, and their bartenders are beyond excellent. My wife loved her Corpse Reviver No. 2, and I tried a variety of drinks. They were all excellent. The presentation on making the drinks was so cool… their use of smoke and fire made it an experience. When we got to our table, service was a bit slow to start, but I noticed our server had 3 or 4 massive tables, and another waiter came over to make sure we were on track with our orders. Good that they are flexible. We ordered the Turducken Croquettes, which were excellent and plated nicely in a little garden. We then got the Elk and Peach Skewers with ricotta, and the Beef Heart empanadas. The Elk was top notch, paired exceptionally well with everything on the plate. I wanted more from the empanadas, it was no traditional Filo crust. Main course was a boneless cut of steak, which we asked the chef to pick. They gave us a 14oz Holstein Picanha. Great crust, and tasted like butter, Chimichurri was good too. To end it we got the little chocolate cake… which really should have parentheses in “little” because it’s a 4 layer tower. Tasted great. Overall… this place might be one of the best steakhouses in the area. Can’t wait to go back and get some more creative drinks and dishes.
  25. JR

    JRWilmington

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent. Could cut our filet with a fork and it melted in your mouth! Service was poor as we did not get any food for almost an hour! The wine selection wasn't impressive, especially given that when the expensive bottle we opened to pour showed more sediment than wine when it was poured into the glass. Noice level was way too high. Had to shout to hear each other across the table.
  26. c

    carries

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Decor was very pretty. Way too loud for conversation, even for a two or four top. Service was very slow for food and esp beverages (Including water pour). Food was decent but not necessarily for the value. People were very nice but most all talked really fast and for a complex menu, not a good combination.
  27. DD

    DelawareDiner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food, drinks, and service were all excellent. However the restaurant needs to redo their reservation/time management system. We had an 8pm reservation. When we were finally seated at 8:45 it was at a high top table at the bar area because we were told it would be an even longer until a table was available for us. Other than apologizing, there was no effort to make up for the fact that we waiting 45 minutes past our reservation time and still never got our actual table.
  28. A

    Andrew

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance, service and drinks were excellent. The steak variety was impressive and well-explained. It was delicious but not quite sure it was so good as to justify the pricing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  30. M

    Melaneej319

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and dining experience. The food was fresh and had my friends and I wanting more even though we were full. Highly recommend!
  31. CV

    CaitlinV

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The vibe and service were top notch. We came for the steak but honestly the apps and other dishes we tried outshined the steak. They sous vide the steak and so the texture was a bit odd. Definitely will be back for the rest of the food!
  32. KB

    KurtB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well there is one word I can explain my experience is "WOW". First I made a reservation for the wrong Bardea but I'm glad I did that. It was a special celebration evening and from FOH to BOH you guys made it very special. Kudos to you guys where you have an excellent operation and outstanding positive attitude all around. Eric, thank you for the wine selection. Tristan, thank you for the guidance on the food and for the great service. Bailey, you have done an amazing job on training the staff and setting standards in the place. Chef, you are the next big thing. The food was like an art and it was absolutely delicious. Lastly but most importantly to me the young lady you brought our food (sorry could not get the name which I suggest name tags:)) She was so amazing and knowledge for the entire dishes. Overall I found a new home in Wilmington. It is a bit drive from center city but what the hell :) Thank you everyone and see you very soon... Kurt Benkurt.
  33. CR

    CarlosR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bardea never disappointed so why would anyone expect less from Bardea Steak? Excellent food, drinks and ambiance. Nice to have an upscale and eccentric dining experience in Wilmington, Delaware
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Cumbersome menu Too ambitious on food offerings Not enough vegetables/greens on menu
  35. CP

    CaroPK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The service from start to finish was fantastic, as one has come to expect from Bardea. We enjoyed everything, however, our waiters suggestions on what to try for snacks and small plates ended up being very carb heavy - and larger than the "small bites" he described them to be. We had a 16oz chianina filet that was delicious and unlike anything we've every tasted, BUT it was $6 an ounce, so you do the math. It was our anniversary and a special occasion, so it was okay. Next time we visit, however, we will be focusing on the raw, snacks and small plates, and leave the expensive beef selections for special occasions only.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    A huge fan of Bardea Food & Drink so was looking forward to this meal. It was just ok. First had to wait about 10 min for host to appear, then was seated in an odd 2 top table that is positioned in a lousy location, close to main entry path. We asked to be seated in a different spot which was accommodated. After that we waited about 15 min and no server came. Had to get up and ask host for server to come to our table. After that, the service was slightly better but far from my attentive experiences at Bardea Food & Drink. Perhaps staffing issues that have become more common of recent although it was not an incredibly busy evening. Regarding the food, it was good. Had one of the steak samplers. Two cuts were very good and one was just ok. Other small plates were good but not memorable like my experiences at Bardea Food & Drink. Maybe I hit an off evening. For this price point expect the experience to be better.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    We went ti celebrate my wife’s birthday with her parents. The old fashioned was amazing. The atmosphere is really nice. Really enjoyed the wings and appetizers. However, this is supposed to be a steak restaurant and they feels miserably. The steak quality isn’t that good. They have a Australian wagyu steak, which of course has a high fat content, but the piece had a lot of gristle. The filet wasn’t cooked to temp and it wasn’t a good grade either. The server didn’t hear us currently and ordered a porterhouse instead of the ribeye. Because it was loud I could totally understand that. We still waited for the ribeye to come and it looked good but we decided to take it home to eat. When we received the bill it was over $600 for 4 adults and 1 kid. And that’s because the ribeye when it finally came out was 350 by itself. I could see if this was del friscos or some place in Philly but in Wilmington this is ridiculous. Especially when the quality of meat isn’t great or at least wasn’t cooked well. We were highly disappointed. I never write reviews however I’m still in disbelief and it’s the next day.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional and the presentation even more so. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the entire food and drink menu. We absolutely love Bardea and are thrilled to now have Bardea Steak available for special occasions.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, quality and overall experience. The meal was amazing.
  40. AL

    AndyL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was excellent and our server was really helpful explaining all the different cuts and varieties.

FAQs

Bardea Steak is rated 4.6 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Bardea Steak

608 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

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