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Best of Delaware 2008

Our 25th salute to the places that make Delaware great, plus the Hall of Fame of winningest places ever. (Can you say Grotto Pizza?) As chosen by you, the readers (with a little help from your friends here at DT)


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Most Romantic Atmosphere
Readers, upstate: Caffé Gelato (90 E. Main St., Newark, 738-5811)

Readers, downstate: Victoria’s Restaurant (2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615)Most romantic atmosphere, readers, downstate: Victoria’s Restaurant Photograph by Keith Mosher, www.kamproductions.com

Critics, upstate: The harpist no longer plucks soft melodies at The Green Room, but a pianist does just as well, playing romantic jazz standards every Friday and Saturday evening. The sheer beauty of the room, with its 25-foot-high ceiling and gold encrusted chandeliers, makes it an idyllic spot. “We have more marriage proposals throughout the year than most restaurants, due to the elegance of the room,” says marketing director Carolyn Grubb. There are always special Valentine’s Day menus, which include oysters and chocolate. Trust us on this: When The Green Room does chocolate, it’s always decadent, artful and sexy. (Hotel du Pont, 11 W. Market St., Wilmington, 594-3154)

Critics, downstate: In the deluge of restaurants that has flooded the beach, The Buttery remains in a class by itself. The beautiful Trader mansion is a throwback to a more romantic era, when intimacy was heated by the glow of a fireplace and the smooth touch of a linen tablecloth, and attentive, yet unobtrusive service was still highly valued. On a warm summer evening, there is no better place than the cozy, candlelit porch for sipping fine wine with your partner and contemplating your life together. (102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755)


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