August 4th, 2010
Kingston Grille, Restaurant, Review, Bethany Beach, Delaware Beaches
There is nothing better than good food, good wine, and a bunch of old friends getting together.
That’s exactly what 6 of us did the other night in Bethany Beach. We met there because it was a half way point between Ocean City, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
We decided to try Kingston Grille, located at 14 Pennyslvania Ave., at Campbell Place (next to the Post Office). Tel. is 302-539-1588.
This little restaurant, and I mean it is small, is a hidden treasure. Just like Two Seas in Dewey Beach, you do not see a lot of advertisement. They have the best; word of mouth.
None of us had visited Kignston Grille but had heard about it and were looking forward to see if what we had heard was true.
Definitely, a reservation should be made because of the size of the restaurant. This particular week, at the beaches, is probably the busiest one. Bethany was packed and it looked very nice with all those flowers all over the place.
I am not sure how many tables Kignston Grille has but not more than a dozen. It is very cozy and I hope it stays that way.
Casey was our waiter and I have to say he was really quite good. He was attentive and very helpful with the dinner suggestions. We all wanted something different. I wanted pictures.
How Casey could get through to us was amazing; we were non-stop talking and laughing. It happens every time we get together. That laughter and the easy conversation just stays with me for a few days. Really, I love it and it is priceless!!
Drinks were ordered and bread was brought to the table. The bread was not your usual bread, but a rosemary focaccia. Warm and just perfect to wet our appetite.
Kingston Grille offers Tapas, Salads, Soups, Entrees and Desserts. Casey explained the Chef’s recommendations and specials of the day.
After the focaccia, we just went for the entrees. These were our choices:
The New York Strip was a 16 ounce of pure meat bliss pan seared and herbed butter topped with onion rings.
I chose the New Zealand Rack of Lamb and the chops were delicious. They were encrusted with panko crumbs, garlic and dijon mustard on a rosemary demi-glaze.
The Chicken Picatta was so nice. The broth lightly thickened and perfectly seasoned.
The friend that ordered the Salmon loved it as well. It was brick oven roasted with panko crumbs and warm dill cream.
One of the specials was a Veal Chop with beautiful mushrooms served on a lightly seasoned sauce.
All dishes were garnished with green beans that were breaded and flashed fried and were very tasty.
For our sweet ending we all shared a chocolate cake that some of us liked better than others. I liked it because it was light and after our meal it was perfect; the other friend usually likes a dense cake.
Our meal really was a success. We all loved the place because of the atmosphere and the food; but most of all it was a nice time to catch up on what has been going in our lives. What would we do without friends? Cannot imagine.
Talk to you later….and we found out that what people have been saying about Kingston Grille was true…it is worth it.