Quality Inn & Suites Skyways
147 N. Dupont Hwy.
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 328-6666
Fax: (302) 322-3791
Bars & Cafes
Jessop's Tavern building dates back to 1674 when it was built as a private residence. Owned by the day family now, this Colonial-style bar honors its Dutch, English and Swedish heritage in its cheeses, grub and drinks. It is named after Abraham Jessop, a coppersmith who bought the place in 1724. It is a popular bar that is renowned for its delicious fare.
Established in 1994, the Iron Hill brewery at Wilmington was one of the first to open in the series of this award-winning brewery restaurant chain. Beer enthusiasts need no introduction to their stellar array of handcrafted beers that have stood against some of the best in the region. From Belgian Ales to Lagers, each of their brews has a distinct flavor that is bound to please most tastes. Though beer is admittedly in focus here, the food to go with your brews is surprisingly well thought-of. Iron Hill offers a diverse menu of modern American specialties, and has everything from soups and salads to burgers, pizzas and sandwiches; perfect grub to match the beers on offer. The kitchen caters to dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu and also has a full menu for kids. The level of cooking is head and heels above the the average pub grub and blurs the lines between the brewery and the restaurant. The beautiful waterside location and spacious interiors make it a good choice for large groups and private functions as well. Check website for more.
Chelsea Tavern is a restaurant and bar that is as vibrant and lively as its clientèle. Conveniently located at the center of a number of entertainment venues, this restaurant is a popular choice. Sophisticated and casual, Chelsea offers a varied menu that is perfectly suited for every occasion whether you are looking for a quick drink and bite at the bar or a relaxed meal with loved ones. Options like Short Rib Mac & Cheese, Applewood-Smoked Half Chicken, and the signature cheese burger are ever popular, each dish carefull created using locally sourced, fresh and seasonal produce. The bar features its own food menu, alongside a staggering selection of 31 craft beers, 160 bottled varieties and an impressive wine list. With the availability of catering, prix fixe menus, drink specials, a kids menu and decadent desserts, Chelsea Tavern has something to offer everyone.
Oddity Bar is a quirky name for a watering hole. But it sure is a vivacious place. Bouncing with energy, you can sway to the nightly music and jam sessions, participate in bingo and enjoy the happy hours. The bohemian ambiance with trendy art work and Ouija board style tables, just adds to the charisma of this place.
Vinoteca 902 opened in 2010 to some superlative accolades thanks to Chef Julio Lazzarini's innovative fusing of Mediterranean and Latin flavors. The result is what they like to call Medilatino, and judging by the number of awards the chef has garnered, it's here to stay. The restaurant has a very elegant vibe with a mellow color palette, huge windows that afford plenty of natural light and contemporary lighting choices that give it a nice character. The wine has been carefully crafted in keeping with the unconventional menu choices and doesn't disappoint. The menu has some truly innovative stuff and it wouldn't be a bad idea to ask for recommendations from the knowledgeable wait-staff. The spacious dining room can handle groups with ease and is also available for private functions.
Helmed by owner and chef Matthew Curtis Union City Grille has gone from strength to strength since he purchased it in 2008. From a restaurant well known for steaks, it has now become popular for pretty much everything that is on offer here. A definite focus on retaining and working with the original flavors of the ingredients has worked well with the food garnering accolades in the media. Seafood and steak choices remain ever popular and should not be missed. The wine list is extensive and has been carefully crafted in keeping with the restaurant's food philosophy. The interiors sport a warm color palette with a contemporary decor suited for business lunches and family dinners alike. Hosting private events is a pleasure with the restaurant going all out with custom menus and professional service to ensure success. Check website for more.
Centrally located in Wilmington, Café Mezzanotte delights, if you're looking for some honest and authentic Italian fare in the city. The food menu spans the Mediterranean palate with classic Italian specialties getting the most representation. The wine list is quite extensive and won't disappoint most tastes. The bar has a fine selection of cocktails and martinis, and is a highlight of the place. The restaurant interiors are spacious and cozy, though with a typical standard layout of many other restaurants. The fantastic outdoor dining area however, compensates for this. The restaurant can accommodate large groups and is also available for private functions. Check website for more.
With mentions dating back to the 18th Century, the space housing the Columbus Inn has a rich history. And with it's restoration and reopening in 2010, the owners have succeeded at not only updating it to a modern establishment that holds relevance today, but also bringing some of its glory back. A lesson in history, however, is not a requisite to having a good time at the Columbus Inn. On offer is a superb selection of contemporary American fare that changes with the seasons and a drinks list that shuffles flawlessly between the old world and new. From ancient concoctions and classics to modern takes, there's a fair bit of variety here and it won't hurt to try a little from every era. The interiors feature plenty of old-style wooden touches and some great lighting choices for a warm atmosphere. The contemporary seating choices provide a nice contrast. There is a choice of private rooms if you're looking for group dining or private parties. Check website for more.
Satsuma Asian Kitchen + Bar serves pan-Asian food with a focus on sushi. The interiors are trendy with alternating bright red and bare brick walls and sleek television screens. From Thursday to Saturday, popular bands take center stage and entertain guests with groovy melodies. The restaurant has late night and weekly specials such as Taco Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays and offers discounts on sushi and martinis during happy hours. The menu includes street snacks like Pork Pot Stickers and Cheese Steak Eggrolls, Tuna Tartar from the raw bar and seafood rolls such as Cali Crab. Try drinks like Fizzy Blueberry, Elderflower Fizz and Lychee Saketini to complement the dishes. Check their website for the detailed music event schedule.
When on the Clinton Street, the beautiful display of flags outside the Lewinsky's on Clinton is hard to miss. This bar & restaurant is a haunt for all those who have an yearning for craft beers, live music and creative bar fare. The place has a gorgeous interior comprising of hard-wood flooring, a polished bar and all brought to life with the glow emanating from Edison bulbs. The outdoor seating, albeit small is perfect for those hoping to have quiet conversations in the company of drinks, food and a mini garden. Lewinsky's on Clinton is a perfect spot to catch a game with your buddies but the atmosphere is particularly lively when a good band is playing live. Check website for their events schedule.
The first of the two acclaimed McGlynns to open in Newark, the pub sits at the site of the historic Drummond Ale House and has seen the changing face of the city since its inception in 1983. Expectedly, it has a special place in the hearts of the locals who've made it their hangout of choice for everything from game days to simply chilling out with friends. On offer is a stunning array of beers (about 50) and other spirits to keep things flowing and an above average menu of American favorites that is hard to resist. The bar area is designed to encourage socialization and is great if you're on your own. Television screens strewn across the pub ensures that you get a glimpse of the game no matter where you're seated. The patio is a popular prospect on non-game days and is a great option to relax in an airier setting. The food at McGlynns has such a following that they also offer catering for occasions. Holding functions at site is also possible Check website for more.
Two Stones Pub is a local favorite. With a lively, casual ambiance, its a great place to stop by for an afterwork drink with friends or colleagues. The selection of craft brews, both on tap and bottled is impressive, with something to suit every palate. The pub menu features tasty twists on pub classics like the carolina pulled pork tacos, truffled fries, foie gras burger, pork belly tostadas and dirty kettle chips. From shared plates to hearty mains, enjoy an enjoyable evening out.