Romantic Restaurants in Delaware

by Isabel Prontes
Romantic Restaurants in Delaware

Delaware is a small state on the United States' Atlantic Coast that is big in romance. While some of the state's most popular tourist attractions include Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Fenwick Island, Oak Orchard and the Delaware Memorial Bridge, those who have eyes only for each other will find a plethora of romantic dining options.

The Cultured Pearl

In existence since 1993, The Cultured Pearl is one of the most well-known Japanese restaurants on Delaware's Eastern Shore. It is a serene Japanese sushi bar and restaurant located in Rehoboth Beach. The restaurant has a pleasantly dim and intimate atmosphere. The kitchen menu offers classic Japanese entrees such as shrimp tempura, fried rice and seafood pasta with scallops, crab and shrimp. Many different varieties of a la carte sushi items are available on the menu, including smoked salmon, sweet shrimp, eel, salmon roe, sea urchin and yellowtail. The Cultured Pearl 301 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-227-8493 culturedpearl.us

The Buttery

The Buttery is an elegant restaurant in the historic town of Lewes in Delaware. The ambiance of The Buttery is friendly, warm and traditional, but it also offers many romantic elements, from its fireside dining to its spacious veranda with views of the picturesque garden. Both lunch and dinner are served at the restaurant. The menu offers such dishes as smoked chicken pasta, rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, sesame crusted halibut and crab cakes. The wine list is extensive, with white and red wines, champagnes and dessert wines. Sunday brunch is also served every week. The Buttery 102 2nd St. Lewes, DE 19958 302- 645-7755 butteryrestaurant.com

Lupo di Mare

Lupo di Mare is a tranquil and romantic Italian restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. Directly attached to the Hotel Rehoboth, Lupo di Mare offers authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere. Some of the most well-known dishes on the menu include wild mushroom linguine, gnocchi, slow roasted pork Bolognese, pan seared sea bass, veal marsala, sausage and pepper linguine, and spaghetti and clams. The wine list offers both red and white wines, with some examples being Chalone Pinot Noir, Cielo Pinot Grigio, Casali di Bibbiano and Moet & Chandon White Star. Lupo di Mare 247 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-226-2240 lupodimarerehoboth.com

David Twining's Nantuckets

David Twining's Nantuckets is a romantic and elegant restaurant located on idyllic Fenwick Island of Delaware's Eastern Shore. Nantuckets is notable for its fresh seafood dishes, and serves meals such as Atlantic salmon, Prussian oysters, Middleneck clams, sesame seared ahi tuna, crab cake, Lobster shepherds pie and mussels. Apart from seafood, the restaurant also offers lamb rack chops, sirloin Angus burger, buffalo chicken BLT, pulled pork and sirloin steak salad. David Twining's Nantuckets 601 Coastal Highway Fenwick Island, DE 19944 302-539-2607 nantucketsrestaurant.com

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