Elizabeth Esther Cafe

47 E Commerce St, Smyrna DE 19977
$$ American Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room View

The Elizabeth Esther Cafè is named after my grandmothers. They knew how to make everyone feel at home and make everything from scratch. The spirit of the cafe' is one of WHOLESOME tradition and love.
We offer Wholesome Gourmet Cuisine, organic wines and spirits, and amazing craft beverages.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

For standard bookings, not events. Credit cards are used to hold your reservation of parties of 5 or more. . You can cancel up to 24 hours before your reserved time. If you do not cancel you will be charged $10 per person. Special events with ticket/meal purchase no cancellation. Checks can not be split more than two ways. Reservations are for 90 min.

Business Info

  • Address: 47 E Commerce St, Smyrna DE 19977
  • Cross Street: East Street
  • Cuisine: American | Desserts | French | Home Style | International | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (302) 508-5832
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

Photos

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Events & Special Hours

Mothers Day Brunch Buffet
May 12, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Indoor Dining 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday
Indoor Dining 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Indoor Dining 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Indoor Dining 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Indoor Dining 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland Murder Mystery Tea Party 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Valid between: May 11, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sunday
Brunch - Indoor Dining 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Street parking is available on both sides of Commerce and East Street. There is also town parking available at the corner of East and South St. Do not drive into the gated lot behind the restaurant.
Dress is casual. Please no undergarments showing.
https://www.cobaltmanor.com/menu
We have a full bar with wine, beer and hand crafted specialty drinks.
We do not offer high chairs, however welcome your to bring your own.
We do not allow pets, as we host weddings and events on the grounds and invest in our lawn and landscaping for our clients to enjoy without blemish.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 1763 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2024
Irene S.
Food was excellent, service was great!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2024
Carol N.
For me it was such a relief to dine in a quiet atmosphere with relaxing music. Both the crab cakes and the salmon were delicious and well prepared, and the hospitality was welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2024
Sumah W.
Great small-town family friendly restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2024
connie p.
great atmosphere, service, food, and drinks were wonderful. Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2024
Linda B.
Perfect ten!! Ambiance, decor, charm, service, and the food was delicious!! We will definitely be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2024
Michael S.
Always happy with the food here! Ambiance is very nice and the staff is typically very friendly and attentive.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2024
Marianne C.
just wish you took phone reservations

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2024
Robin M.
In a beautiful historical building in Smyrna sits a wonderful and lovely setting for a Smyrna restaurant called Elizabeth Esther Cafe. The menu is varied and the food was delicious and presented in an appetizing and appealing way! I ate the Tuscan chicken flatbread with a side salad for about $15.00. The white ice tea was refreshing and delicious! Would recommend this little treasure of a restaurant to anyone. Also very conveniently located near the Smyrna Opera House with good parking!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2024
Claire M.
We loved our lunch. Server was delightful and food was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2024
Paul H.
Cole slaw was a bit too wet. All else very good

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2024
William L.
Food was great and service was very good as well. I would recommend everyone to try this place.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2024
Daniel T.
The two of us shared her birthday dinner and it was a delightful experience. Marissa was very helpful and friendly. She explained menu items and made us feel welcome. The atmosphere is very pleasant and we hope to return for other occasions.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 04, 2024
Margaret L.
We will return

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 25, 2024
Tony R.
Great food in a variety of selections, lots of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from. Quick, attentive service in a cozy atmosphere. We need to visit more often.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2023
Lois L.
Over all, dining experience was quite enjoyable. Server was very pleasant and always smiling and personable. Unfortunately, there were several unavailable menu items due to delivery issues which were beyond the cafe's control. The chef even helped select alternative choices that might meet our dietary needs, and they did! Server offered a dessert sample which resulted in a delicious purchase! The cafe's website where I made a reservation should be updated to reflect current hours as posted on sign at door of 10-2 instead of website's 11-8. Reservation was for 1:00 and according to the website was allowed to last for 90 minutes (until 2:30). Unknowingly, we stayed until 3:00, but the server was gracious and did not rush us out. I will definitely return for lunch, but will make a reservation for earlier in the day!
Business Response:
Hello Lois. We are open until 8 pm on Wednesday. Your server must have not checked the sign as it was still on Sundays hours. We are very happy you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 23, 2023
DEBORAH T.
The food was excellent, as was our bottle of Merlot. I'm surprised is wasn't busier--this is a really nice place to go for a special occasion.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2023
Yolanda V.
We had an awesome experience! Our server was fantastic! The food was excellent. I would go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2023
Robert C.
Izzy was excellent, we'll be back

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2023
Sybil B.
It was a great first-time brunch experience. We will be back, and we recommend you to visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2023
Beverly W.
Coffee was not available - apparently you didn’t have coffee filters or cream - very unfortunate for such an upscale establishment

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Sep 25, 2023
Sandra F.
The Mimosa was delicious but very skimpy for the price!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2023
Theresa d.
What a charming little restaurant. Cozy, nicely decorated, with good food and friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2023
Eileen S.
Excellent experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 6/10
Sep 07, 2023
Bill G.
This restaurant is truly a gem. It has become our go to for special occasions, or even a casual lunch Good value for the price

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2023
Susan B.
Excellent service and delicious food made with love. Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 21, 2023
Pam B.
The music was great. The food was good & the atmosphere is charming. Always a lovely time at the Elizabeth Esther Cafe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2023
Michael S.
Another great, unhurried experience at this gem! Delicious brunch choices, attentive service, reasonable prices. And the ambiance is like a quaint bed and breakfast vibe. Can’t wait for our next visit!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2023
Nadine J.
Danielle was very friendly and helpful. Very sweet and food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2023
George G.
Just a wonderful place to enjoy a good meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2023
Julie P.
Lovely dinner - very nice restaurant and we will be back. It was a bit strange that we were the only ones there! Only the chef and server were there. But the meal was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2023
Marcia M.
I had a phenomenal experience, everything exceeded my expectations, beverages, food and service was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2023
john w.
We'll be back. Nice to have discovered.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2023
Tamara D.
I took my granddaughter who turned 25 that day for brunch. We had a lovely time will definitely be back. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2023
Anita T.
The four of us loved the food! So tasty! The plate presentations were so beautiful as well! The service was great! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2023
Fawn G.
Everything about this Café is quaint. Our meals were great portioned and very tasty! We had Brunch and were happy with everything we ordered

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2023
Kevin M.
Excellent experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2023
Dianna D.
We have now visited several times and never disappointed. The food is excellent, reasonably priced and the ambiance is comfortable and welcoming. We live down state and meet friends from the Northern part there.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2023
Richard S.
we both had the mushroom ravioli plate and the dessert of french bread pudding and all was excellent. The waitress was just great. Thanks for a great meal and great atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 03, 2023
Madeline L.
Ambience was lovely- food was delicious as was the presentation - service was great with all questions answered fully - loved the strawberry martini! - will definitely be back soon and will tell my friends to do the same

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2023
Leora H.
My friends and I have eaten at Elizabeth Esther several times and we love it. The food and service are always great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 28, 2023
Karen P.
I have been there 6 times now and food is delicious and reasonably priced. Service is very good. I have recommended it to many of my friends in Hollywood Beach, Chesapeake City, MD.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 09, 2023
Pamela P.
Had such a nice time. It was a perfect lunch outing with friends. The food was delicious and even though it stated it was a TEA ,there were other options of drinks we chose the delicious iced tea. The game was fun and it seemed like everyone really got into their character. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 08, 2023
Annamay D.
First time experience and had a good time. Look forward to doing this again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2023
Debera S.
I'm sad that I didn't know about them sooner, but glad that I found them. The atmosphere had the best ambience that I've felt in a long time and the menu was the right size, not too overwhelming. The food was fantastic I can't even find words to describe it was so good and the infused iced tea was very quenching. Karen was so sweet and polite and made us feel so royal! I'm excited about the upcoming wine tasting and will be trying the brunch next....I think I found my new favorite spot! Worth every scent and be sure to make the online reservation to secure your spot, you will be glad you did.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2023
Cindy H.
I wouldn’t change a thing. Love Elizabeth Esther❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2023
Debbie H.
First time visitors. We will be back in May. Everything was delightful. Thank you for a great experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2023
Cerita M.
Overall everything was great. The aesthetic is amazing. The food was okay - my French toast was a little under cooked. The service was a little slow so if someone is in a rush I wouldn’t suggest this location, however we weren’t so it was totally fine. We needed the time to talk & the server asked us personally question to get to know us which I haven’t experienced before & she was very honest & kind. The mimosa bar is so fun & interactive! It was a little quiet inside so we felt we had to talk a little quieter but again overall excellent experience. Will definitely come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2023
Eileen S.
Elizabeth Esther Cafe provides a wonderful dining experience. Great atmosphere, service, and value. The food and beverages were delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2023
Pauline L.
It was the third time that I’ve eaten at Elizabeth Esther Cafe and each time the food and service were excellent. They obviously have a top-notch chef because the food presentation is like a work of art and is beyond delicious. We will most definitely return time and again.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2023
Vicky G.
This was our first visit to Elizabeth Ester cafe. It was sooo nice!!!! The waiter was wonderful. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was stupendous.Smyrna needs more of this. We will definitely be back.Thank you for such a great dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 05, 2023
Claire M.
Our 1st time there and food, drinks were delicious! Ambiance was great! Well definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2023
Donna E.
We loved everything about our experience! The food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding! We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2023
William T.
We had such a wonderful night! The staff are so friendly and polite. The food was delicious! The 4 course Valentines Day Dinner was well worth the price. We love this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2023
George L.
Our Valentine’s dinner was exceptional! Our entire experience well surpassed our expectations!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 10, 2023
John P.
Our 1st time here and we were wowed as soon as we entered thru the doors. What a charming place to have drinks, and or a meal. Everything was definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️....... We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2023
Rebecca B.
Brunch was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 02, 2023
Frederick N.
Had a very pleasant brunch in the dining room, with friends. Wonderful experience for our 2nd time there. Will be back. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 29, 2023
Dottie H.
The food was awesome. Don't know how it could get any better. 10+. The bartender/server was wonderful. The drinks were delicious. The service was perfect. He was personable, efficient, and it was obvious he enjoyed what he was doing. We'll definitely be returning. We had a wonderful all around experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2023
Kathleen C.
Great experience !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2023
Judi C.
Love this place - everything from food to service to ambience is great. Windows leak a little (old building), so it was a little cold in the New Orleans room.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2023
rob r.
I loved it, from the restored old mansion to the excellent food to the perfect service, and right here in Smyrna no less. I never knew! And now I do and will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2023
Michele F.
There were 3 of us. The onion soup and roasted red pepper soups were delicious. I had the shrimp salad with taco chips which also very good. The only negative was the boneless pork rib sandwich was dry and a bit overdone... Micky was very nice and attentive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2023
Andrea B.
Everything was beautiful food delish as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 19, 2023
Nancy W.
Mickey offered great service and guidance in food selection and very informative about upcoming events

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 08, 2023
Diane J.
I had a delicious brunch on Saturday. The rooms are lovely Victorian decor. I enjoyed the music by Simon James. Overall a really great dining experience. I definitely recommend it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2022
Pamela B.
Our waitress was very friendly & attentive. She graciously showed us how to found the napkin shaped like a tree. We always enjoy our lunches in the beautiful Cobalt Room. The food was great & the service also

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2022
Margaret R.
What a wonderful place for a fabulous lunch with several of my closest friends. The entire menus is very impressive, our meals were delicious and Jade, our server was attentive, polite and so gracious. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2022
Sandra V.
Happy to find such a unique place in Smyrna! Food was good, and good value for the money. An extensive drinks menu with interesting choices, only $9 for most from what I saw. Very nice "Victorian Tea Room" feel to the ambience--relaxing and upscale.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2022
Adolf K.
Enjoyed brunch with my wife, elegant and romantic atmosphere. Food was very good and price was exceptionally reasonable.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2022
Kaitlin S.
Everything was great! The staff and food were excellent! I will be back again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2022
Peggy M.
Just a fabulous meal and service. The ambiance was wonderful. You felt like you were eating in someone’s old Victorian home which was decorated for Christmas.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2022
Theresa T.
My friends and I had a great experience for our first visit. The waitress was outstanding and the food was delicious. The only suggestion would be is the table for 4 in the front right room corner was a little tight. Otherwise it was an awesome experience and I have told several about you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2022
Shannon C.
great wine and food , beautiful room for party of five

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2022
Robert C.
I rated each experience #10. I absolutely love the Victorian ambience. The food was absolutely delicious and our Server, Jade, was attentive and lovely. Thank you for making my birthday dinner FABULOUS!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2022
Karen M.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and time spent at Elizabeth Esther Cafe! We loved our server who has a lovely sense of humor. We were never rushed and felt pampered in the beautifully decorated cafe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 15, 2022
Sandhya H.
Overall very nice experience. Creative menu. Loved the wines, atmosphere, the small intimate setting was greatly appreciated. Suggestions would be that the food was served hot, it was generally room temp with the exception of the soup. Smaller, focused main course, I think the chicken was too much, didn't find any Gouda or mushrooms as described. Loved the palette cleanser course, soup and dessert the most. Crab cake was good. Mango chutney on the scallop course was flavorful, would have liked to have had larger scallops, juicier and hot. Also the cookie served was described as an Italian cookie but it was a French macaron. Delicious but not Italian. Service was lovely, the chef was lovely and support what you are doing here to create special dining experiences in our area. I will attend again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2022
Laura S.
The four of us that had dinner at your restaurant on Friday evening thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We love the way you have renovated and decorated the old house. The waitress who also substituted as a bartender made the best of fashion we have had in a long time. Food was delicious and the service was great. Thank you very much

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2022
Chad G.
Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2022
Tasha T.
Food was great, the service was even better !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2022
Denise W.
Everything was perfect! This was my second visit and can't wait to return. I am a vegetarian and greatly appreciate all the options available. The service was great, the food was delicious and the wait staff was very patient with our group. I live in Hockessin which is why I can't visit as much as I would like.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2022
John K.
First time there. Couldn't have been better. Service was excellent, even though we were the only ones on the patio. Food was great. Bloody Mary just spicy enough. Our first impression means we'll be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2022
Bonnie L.
The food was fabulous. The people were very friendly. The price was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2022
Patty P.
Great experience! Food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2022
Beth L.
Celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday here. Delicious food and great service. Was my first time there and I will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 19, 2022
Elizabeth M.
More food in each serving or an extra course wouldve been good! We went home still hungry. Everything was fun and good though!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2022
Lisa B.
Great and fun experience. Lovely service and staff. Perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2022
sandy n.
This place is a gem. I highly recommend it if you want to enjoy a quiet meal and have an above normal experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2022
Sandra M.
We love the atmosphere at the cafe. We had the Tuesday special that included 2 entrees and a bottle of wine. It was definitely worth the money. The service was great but one of the entrees did not have much flavor while the other was good. We will still return there for another meal!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2022
Ann J.
We LOVE coming here for dinner! Everything was great…. Food, service, staff… the whole experience! Looking forward to dining again :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2022
Christina C.
This restaurant is beautiful and well spaced (we sat inside). No one rushed us, the server was friendly and pleasant, and the food was delightful. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2022
Richard A.
Great place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2022
Jo F.
Overall, a wonderful experience. It took a long time for the food but it was our bookgroup. We were in no hurry and I think our server realized that. Also, we customers need to recognize the challenges in this Covid time. Will absolutely go back and recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 18, 2022
Cassandra R.
The food was very fresh and tasty!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2022
Bob E.
Great event as well as food and drinks. We love going to Esther Cafe

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2022
Katie P.
We had such a great time and will definitely be back for future events.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2022
Donna F.
great meal, atmosphere is wonderful. music is good. nice to have good service. an extras thanks to the server and chef for working with difficult diets.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2022
Amy D.
Last time we were there, the NY strip steak was a better cut of meat---a little thicker and tastier. I would be willing to pay a little more for that cut of meat again. Other than that, everything was spot on delicious. We also had the crab cakes, two appetizers, two desserts, a few drinks, and the meatloaf. The other thing that was odd, when I went to reserve the table at 6 pm, there was not an available spot, so I selected 6:30 pm. However, upon arrival at 6:30 pm, we were the only ones in the entire restaurant all night---so not quite sure why we were not able to choose a 6 pm reservation.
Business Response:
Hi, thank you so much for the feedback always appreciated. The reason why you cannot make a reservation for 6 PM is because we set the reservation so that we have the ability to have two dinner seatings when we're busy. If we allow seating at 6 o'clock then no one would be able to reserve at five or at seven so it takes up both of the time slots for dinner.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2022
Margaret M.
I love your cafe. I would like to see more choices for cold beverages offered, besides your organic tea or flavored sodas. I would highly recommend your cafe and am looking forward to coming back very soon. On the three occasions that I have been there each server was pleasant and polite. Thanks for great experiences and awesome meals.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2022
Olive&Richard V.
Great restaurant. Excellent food. Beautiful place. Love it. Will return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2022
Barbara M.
Wonderful. We all enjoyed.