Restaurant Row – 1776 Steakhouse

by Dave on June 5, 2009

As first appeared in Coastal Sussex Weekly, May 14, 2009:

For years this traditional steakhouse has served the finest aged beef. Since 2007, Bob Mitchell and Tom Holmes, have contiued the tradition.

If there were a “traditional steakhouse starter checklist,” your pen may run dry at 1776 with shrimp cocktail, raw oysters, escargot, crab and lobster bisque or wedge of lettuce.

The wide selection of steaks and chops includes the “Barrel Steak” and a Rib Chop to go along with the New York Strip, Filet Mignon and Rack of Lamb. If steak isn’t your taste, you can find entrees like Black Ravioli (lobster filled black ravioli topped with diced Shrimp & Crabmeat, a cream sherry sauce with fresh basil and chopped tomatoes) or Chicken Sophia (double breast with a prosciutto, provolone & fresh baby spinach stuffing topped with gorgonzola cream sauce served on mashers with chef’s vegetable.)

The wine list, while not the multi-page behemoth of years past, still features great values like Wente Riesling ($25) and powerful Napa Cabs like Cakebread and Shafer.

Be sure to save room for the chef’s crème brulee cheesecake, which is coated and torched, leaving a crusty crème brulee-style coating surrounding the entire slice of New York style savory goodness.

The décor evokes feelings of history and age, always a neat trick when you’re in a strip mall, and 1776 makes do with the space it has quite well.

1776 Steakhouse
Midway Shopping Ctr., Lewes

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