Had a GREAT week in Rehoboth last week--weather was nice, we weren't TOO disturbed by the beach repleneshment (it sure was loud, though...), and I think we hit every ice cream place in the area. Lunches were either sandwitches made from stuff picked up at the grocery, wahoo burgers at Obie's By the Sea, or Po' Boys at the Seafood Shack. All were good. Here's where we ate for dinner.
Cafe Sole--LOVED it. Great food, great atmosphere. Highlights were the crabcakes (no filler at all and all jumbo pieces of crab with lots of butter), and a "crab and avocado martini" which was a martini up glass with red and yellow gaspacho in the bottom, and a huge handful of lump crab on top, with sliced avocado for garnish and a wasabi sauce artfully drizzled on top. Awesome!
Cloud 9--least favorite of the "upscale." Sea Bass was good, not great, and the folks who got the linguini with white clam sauce said it was really, really bland.
Nichola's--pizza was really good (bring the tums, it's heartburn city) and the place is good for families--it's really loud.
Jake's Seafood--good for just simple broiled or steamed fish. Everything was fresh, and since you're best off going with the most simple preparations, it's a good "palate cleanser" after all the other more froofy places.
Espuma--overrated. Too chic for me, I felt like the waitstaff was very condescending. Food was excellent though. Have the escoral(sp?), a flaky mild fish perfectly prepared. Bread was served with homemade olive tapenade and a whole roasted garlic head. Very inventive.
Blue Moon Cafe--gay bar on one side, upscale restaurant on the other. Great bread--olive focaccia and rosemary ciabatta. Great pasta dishes. Mine, which was spinach fettuccini with seafood, had the biggest shrimp I've ever seen and again, a HUGE amount of lump crab (see a theme developing???) and some chunks of lobster. Apps were VERY expensive (hovered around $20!!), pastas more "reasonable" ($20-$28), and meat entrees expensive.
Eden--Loved it. Very calming atmosphere. Food was really good too. Cheese plate at first blush seemed ordinary, but the selections were actually very interesting. Sesame tuna was something I've prepared as well at home, but they did a nice job with it. Scallops with jasmine rice and baby vegis was perfectly prepared. Least interesting bread (kinda stale potato bread(?), actually)