Bardea Steak tasting menu

Take a peek at Bardea Steakā€™s new tasting menu

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

From now until New Yearā€™s Day, many revelers will throw calories to the wind, and thereā€™s no better place to indulge thanĀ Bardea Steak, which recently launched a chefā€™s tasting menu that is perfect for holiday diningā€”and Valentineā€™s Day. The downtown Wilmington restaurant, located next to the critically acclaimedĀ Bardea Food & Drink, offers the multicourse menu for $150 per person. (Add …

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Bardea opens The Garden, offering raw bar, light bites

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

  The coronavirus pandemic created an increased demand for outdoor dining, which continued after the restriction eased. Today, many Delawareans seek out an alfresco experience. EnterĀ The Garden, an attractive terrace sandwiched between siblingsĀ Bardea Food & DrinkĀ andĀ Bardea Steak. The new lounge and eatery had a soft opening Thursday, and a launch party is scheduled for Thursday, May 11. The attractive landscaped …

Bardea Steak

What it’s like to eat at Bardea Steak

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

  We fully intended to get a steak. After all, thatā€™s what carnivores normally do when visiting a steakhouse. But once we enteredĀ Bardea Steakā€™sĀ sleek space, we succumbed to the allure of the unexpected. And thereā€™s much thatā€™s surprising about the new Market Street restaurant in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The steakhouse quietly opened this week with nary a phone …

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Bardea Steak’s ‘meat kingdom’ wows guests during soft opening

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

In any good story, the main characters face an obstacle or two. In this tale, restaurateur Scott Stein and chef Antimo DiMeo, founders of Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington, encountered more than their share while opening another restaurant. Take, for instance, an unexpected pandemic, rising food costs and supply chain issues. These adversaries seemingly conspired to keep the partners …

Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bardea Food + Drink is one of the restaurants trying a temporary surchange to help them beat inflation. Photo by Valeria Boltneva/Pexels Since Valentineā€™s Day was on a Monday, many restaurants had four nights of solid reservations. The business was welcome, considering that most experienced a disastrous January due to mask mandates, bitterly cold weather and ailing staff. But a …


Bardeaā€™s new venture: Tacos in DE.CO food court

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Headlines

Bardea Food & Drink has opened a taco stand in Wilmingtonā€™s DE.CO food court. Photo courtesy of Charles ā€œEbbieā€ Alfree III.   Before a restaurant opens for service, the staff often gather for a family meal. More often than not, the food is a departure from the regular menu. For instance, atĀ Bardea Food & DrinkĀ in downtown Wilmington, an Italian concept, …

Wilmingtonā€™s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy PriceFood, Headlines

Bardea’s chef AntimoĀ DiMeoĀ and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …

Bardea owners to open Market Street steakhouse in ā€™22

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

One of the steaks cooked by Bardea Chef Antimo DiMeo   In 2019, partners Scott Stein and Chef Antimo DiMeo were poised to bring another restaurant to Market Street in downtown Wilmington. They already ownedĀ Pizzeria BardeaĀ andĀ Bardea Food & Drink, an Italian-inspired restaurant that helped spark the Market Street renaissance. The new project, however, was a departure. ā€œWe knew we wanted …