The Counting House Restaurant & Pub
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Very limited options for someone who does not eat red meat, pork, or fried food. Was expecting a fancier atmosphere given the prices of the meals, but it was very casual. Drinks were mediocre as well. Paid a lot of money for a meal that I did not enjoy.
Fun spot! Very friendly, accommodating staff and an interesting menu. There are plenty of standard choices along with some more unusual menu items like venison and bison. They use a variety of local sources and they offer several specials in addition to the regular menu. There's also a rooftop deck/bar with entertainment.
We enjoyed our well-prepared meal including oyster stew, Caesar salad, bacon wrapped bison meatloaf (especially good) and fish/chips. we sat in the pleasant bar area and we're well served by Ryan. This meal exceeded our expectations and can be recommended that's an excellent choice in Georgetown.
This was our first visit to The Counting House Restaurant & Pub (formerly The Brick Hotel & Restaurant).
We always enjoyed many fine dining experiences at The Brick Hotel & Restaurant, but didn't know what to expect upon this visit.
We were seated in the dining room with the fireplace greeted by a casually dressed server. The music was pub music rather than fine dining music.
The wine list is very limited, no Merlot or White Zinfandel.
Although dinner rolls or bread was not served prior to the meal, all entrees were exceptional. My college roommate had the Creole Jambalaya, my husband had the Bacon Wrapped Bison Meatloaf, and I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese. DELISH! DELISH! DELISH!
Having opened in August 2018, we assume the new owners are still experiencing "growing pains". We already look forward to returning.
Wonderful food, wine and service
We had biscuits served with butter and local jelly. Jelly was the best. Biscuits were heavy and greasy. Next, we had a squash salad served with apple vinegarette, which was really the highlight of the entire meal. Prime rib was cooked as ordered and trimmed nicely. It needed more au jus and horseradish. The smashed potatoes were a little thick and sticky. Green beans were perfect. Would go back especially for the salad
We had a very long wait at this restaurant despite having a reservation and waited a long time to be served after being seated. We understand they had some people call in sick and a local event caused higher than expected customers. Despite this we had an enjoyable drink from the bar, friendly and kind service, and excellent food. There are several really nice wines on their list as well at reasonable prices (Sauvignon Blancs and burgundies were my favorite choices). We appreciated the farm to table local sourcing, appreciated the effort and positive attitude of the staff despite being understaffed, and they gave us a discount at the end because of the long wait. Good atmosphere as well. Live music on the rooftop we heard as we left...something else to try. Look forward to another visit.
We have eaten here and enjoyed always. For some reason last evening there was only one waitress for the entire first floor. As a result for the first time I saw people walkout because it took so long to order. We waited 15 min just to order drinks. Food was great as always but the front of the house needs help.
My go-to dish for lunch has always been Fish & Chips. I've tried it in dozens of places in many states. Some have had great fish, but the breading was too heavy. Others have had under cooked fish and greasy breading. The Counting House Inn is one of the few that do it right! The fish was perfectly cooked and still moist and shiny. The breading was the lightest I've ever had! Like the perfect Tempura batter! The chips were pretty good too! The clam chowder was also a step above.
Service was great - attentive but not intrusive. The building itself is a historical landmark, and worth a stop just to look around! The lobby on the Inn side is like a mini museum and the staff seemed eager to show it off!
Great menu, wonderful and creative food, attention to detail and responsive service.
The location is on the Circle in Georgetown De, and has a unique footprint, being a former bank. We were seated by a window, which provided a glimpse of local traffic. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. My wife and I had the prime rib beef special. At my wife's request they substituted the vegetables for her. The prime rib was more than ample in size. However, it was quite fatty, loaded with gristle, and parts were chewy. I am not sure if it is a testament to the poor quality beef or the poor quality steak knife that the meat was not always easy to cut. They should invest in good quality knifes that are not the cheap serrated type, and better quality beef. My leftover meat is still in the fridge two days after dining. Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience, and we will return to try again.
I would definitely recommend it to my friends...it's my 3rd time back for Lunch since October last year when we stumbled across it...we plan on going to dinner in September! Sirrey? was an awesome server...
Stopped in for lunch - new decor was very nice. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. Great variety for lunch. Knuckle sandwich was outstanding.
Got stuck in Georgetown, DE for the night. The Counting House was right next to the hotel...too tired to go gallivanting. Interesting menu...never had fried pickles before so had to try the appetizer. Good food and attentive service.
Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer were quite tasty. Garden salad was fresh & crisp. Excellent Soft Shell Crabs and Shrimp & Grits. Portions were so ample there was no room for dessert. Service was exceptional. Live music on the roof on Friday evenings means the ambience will be slightly noisy
We had lunch with a group of friends (it was our turn to choose the place, and we chose The Counting House). Our server, Siri, was absolutely outstanding. I got the fish and everyone really chowed down and thoroughly enjoyed their food. Oh, and the corn chowder was To. Die. For.
I love the ambiance of this place--even though it was at noon on a Saturday, it was not noisy, and the music was quietly enjoyable. It was a nice change to be able to have conversations without having to shout over an eardrum-numbing PA system. All in all, it's a wonderful place to go, and we will definitely be back!
Had to try this restaurant after watching the head chef almost beat Bobby Flay. We had dinner in the main dining room on a week night and it wasn't too busy or noisy. The server was very engaging and attentive. The jambalaya, boneless pork chop and vegetarian polenta were all excellent. And then there was the key lime cheese cake.
Dining room was a little noisy but ok. Service was good. Food was excellent.
Food was good and presented well .interior was perfect and wait staff couldn’t have been better
Apps & wait staff very good. After a long wait, it seems Our dinner order was never rec’d in kitchen so they apologized and sent a round of drinks.... steak was terrible, duck over cooked.... the round of drinks was “free” but they added $10 to the bottle of wine.... might go again for rooftop drinks and apps but not dinner
Food was good. The crab cakes were full of meat with little filling. We were seated in the rooftop area which was very nice but may not be comfortable in mid summer.
The worst crab cakes I have ever had. Salad was too dry. Food lacked in flavor. Restaurant seems geared toward older crowd, 60+ community. Very bland ambiance and food. Server was annoying. I really wanted to like this place. Crab cakes have more ingredients than just crab meat. It was like it was just a crab meat ball with nothing, even the mash potatoes had no flavor. Use some salt and pepper, garlic.... The asparagus looked like shoe string fries, at least my husbands duck was good but it was also undercooked. The carrots I will say were very good. The atmosphere just seemed very uninviting. It was our anniversary dinner, first time visit and I was so sad and disappointed with the experience. We plan to visit one more time because we want to give it a second chance. Please add more flavor, old people might like bland food but Georgetown has a mid 30’s crowd too.
They need more servers. Service and esp. trying to pay our bill since we had a play to go to was very slow. Food was ok. Onion soup was not tasty, fish and chips: fish was soggy, not crunchy. Flatbread was good, crab cakes were good- lots of shell though. It was ok. Will find another restaurant for the next PPP night.
An impressive assortment of wines and beers. Excellent fried chicken and fish & chips. Friendly service. charming ambiance.
My girlfriend and I had an amazing dinner! The atmosphere was great. Service was top notch and food was prepared as ordered.
No service set for 20 minutes no came to our table no water or anything
From the onset of our entrance into the restaurant, the mood of the waitress was curt and unfriendly. The outside temperature was 70 and the air-conditioner was going full blast along with ceiling fans. Since I had my 90 year old mother with us it was extremely thin and was literally freezing, I had to ask two different people twice it to see if we could either get our table changed to the back room where it seems like it was warmer or shut off the fan.
We all ordered something different from each other, prime rib, crabcakes, jambalaya and a Shrimp dish… Not one of us cared for what we got or the way it was prepared. Very disappointing! I don’t think I’ll ever go back there again for sure.
My husband and I had prime rib which was cold and served on top of mashed potatoes and vegetable.
Very nice food, service with a southern flair in simple surroundings. The roof top bar was 'energetic' causing. we felt. a bit of a delay in both food and beverage service in the main dining room.
Our entire table was exhausted by the loud music being played in the main dining room, one server suggested it was that loud intending to keep us from hearing the roof top music. No matter why it was blaring it was truly too much and too loud.
We didn't really enjoy our experience. The staff was very nice and helpful; however, we found the menu lacking and the ambiance felt very cold. Also, the noise level was high, due to the lack of carpeting and other furnishings that would normally reduce the noise. Also, it was odd that the host position was directly in front of the tables. It made us feel like we were being watched. Sorry we cannot recommend your restaurant, although it is probably fine for those who work downtown and want to have some lunch.
What a great place — even better to be part of the Fireman’s Fundraiser. Foot is out of this world. Had to take the Burg’ers off the awesome looking buns to finish the burger.
It was so nice to see the community supporting each other.
Service was a bit slow. Food was very good. Had to find server a few times.
I made the reservations on-line and hoped it would be honored. Yes, they had my reservation and seated us by the fireplace, as I requested. The food was extraordinary and the service was impeccable. I would definitely go back and also would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asked. Great experience. Wonderful evening.
Our server Rhonda was kind but not real attention to details. We had to ask several times for water. Seemed to take forever for her to bring our desert out and our bill then to come back to get the bill. And it was not due to being busy cause there were not that many in the dining room. She was sweet & pleasant though. Me & my friend got the chicken special but both were not done. We did not send back we just ate around the cooked parts took it home but threw it away.
Food was outstanding, service was excellent, ambiance was relaxing.
The food was decent, but average. The Caesar salad had unidentifiable hard crunchy things that had no taste. A turtle may have dipped his feet in the turtle soup. The rest of the food was good. Ambience was fine but we were there early so I can’t comment on the noise level.
The food was good. I thought my blacken cat fish was very tasty but the portion of fish was small. I would have liked more. The biscuits were a little hard and not hot. Overall everyone seemed to enjoy their meal.
Great evening with friends with interesting, delicious food. The staff were very helpful when part of the party was delayed and the reservation needed to be modified. The mixed drinks were unique and very tasty. Appetizers were delicious. I ordered Pimento Cheese Spread as it is hard to find. Yummy. Shrimp and grits were a popular entree choice and enjoyed by all. I had the fried chicken which was very good. Desserts are excellent there also.
The food was very good. The wine list was complete and a very good value on a bottle for a half price Monday night special. And, the best food item Was was the apple cobbler. Wow, it was more than delicious v
The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I can't wait to go back again!