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Dinner at Del Campo

chesapeake72000 | Jan 27, 201407:31 AM

We've been wanting to try Del Campo since seeing that it was named one of the best new restaurants nationwide by Esquire, as well as some very good local reviews.

Perhaps a Sunday night in January is not the best time to judge a restaurant, but last night's dinner was very disappointing. The disappointment is partly based on the price -- this is an expensive restaurant, with most entrees being mid-$30's and up, and served with no sides.

Two apps -- the grilled octopus and the skirt steak empanadas -- were both good, but not great. Both were highly recommended by the waiter as "outstanding" examples of the kitchen's best. I liked the empanadas better than the octopus -- they give you four nice sized ones, which they should for $16.

Wife had the seared flounder which was good -- not great. I tried it and liked it less than she did. I had the short ribs which were very good. We had the roasted Brussel sprouts which were pretty good. They serve very good girdled, smokey bread and have this smokey salt and olive oil that they put on the table -- they're very good.

All in all, it was good, not great, and for what it cost us, it should have been great.

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