The Best of Delaware 2009
From crab cakes and cheesesteaks to prime rib and clam bakes, little Delaware is packed with great places to eat and terrific places to shop. Here’s the cream of the crop.
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Best Elegant Classic
Critics, upstate: The clout of Harry’s Savoy Grill hasn’t diminished since it opened in1988, and that allows the staff to please regulars with prime rib and lobster while simultaneously attracting a new breed of diners with a taste for more exotic ingredients and a fresh approach to wine. Even after expansions, renovations, recessions and a few experiments with ostrich meat, Harry’s has more swagger than ever. And the prime rib still rocks. (2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-3000)
Critics, downstate: Guiseppe Garramone opened a little pizza shop in 1973, and it became a Dover landmark. After all these years, there’s still no place like Roma. It’s a classy, yet comfortable place to go for a business lunch or for any special occasion. Roma’s servers, wearing traditional black-and-white uniforms, are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Chef Joe Garramone, Guiseppe’s son, continues to produce awesome traditional Italian fare, plentiful seafood dishes, and popular specials such as seared Alaskan halibut served over lobster macaroni and cheese drizzled with truffle oil. All of the five veal entrées are a hit. The appetizers and soups are delicious and the bread, oh, the bread. And the antipasti and the… (3 President Drive, Dover, 678-1041)