Econo Lodge Airport
232 S. Dupont Hwy.
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 322-4500
Fax: (302) 322-9612
Bars & Cafes
"A kicky blend of Wi-Fi and WiBuy..." This historic building, circa 1682, has been taking on a new look, and it is also beginning a new career as a cozy corner for coffee, conversation and checking out artisans. Enjoy delicious coffee, lattes, beer, wine, desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches and soups. House specialty is Salmon Nachos. Featuring all local food vendors and organic produce. Even their coffee beans are roasted only a few short minutes from their front door. Closed Mondays.
Relax and enjoy specialty coffee or assorted teas in this cafe that also serves a whole range of scones, cookies and other tasty treats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to great beer paired with excellent food, there's few who can come close to Iron Hill in the city. A recipient of numerous awards for its brews, Iron Hill does not rest on its drink laurels alone and sets the bar with a food menu comprising of an exceptional selection of American favorites. The diversity and the amount of choices available will prove to be a pleasant surprise for foodies who've always had a gripe about the attention given to food at proper places to drink. The full menu features great selection in everything from starters and entrees to pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and even desserts. There's a kids menu as well as a selection of healthy choices. It even caters to people with dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu. Iron Hill's award-winning beers form most of the drink selection with seasonal brews also making an appearance. An excellent place for a complete drinking and dining experience.
This unique caf
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.
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.
The deceptively simple name might lead you to wonder what the fuss surrounding this fairly new restaurant is all about. But Caffe Gelato goes way beyond just a gelataria and rightfully deserves all the accolades, recognition and the resultant hype it has generated. For starters, it's a full service Italian restaurant that can stand up to some of the best in the city. Chef Danny Profita’s laborious work with unconventional Italian flavors ensures that the food here doesn't taste like any run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant. The fact that it mopped up an award that year it was established speaks volumes about the food. The wine cellar close to 1500 selections holds its own and choosing one that pairs with your food should be no problem. The recognition by Wine Spectator is further proof of the quality of the list. The homemade gelato on offer has kids of all ages squealing in delight and is some of the best you'll get in the city The decor is intimate and well suited to family dinners and romantic rendezvous alike. The delightful outdoor area presents a slightly more casual setting. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant when in Newark.
With features including oak hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and an oversized fireplace, this brew pub serves a variety of gourmet desserts, delicious entrees, appetizers, and 20 handcrafted microbrews on tap in a warm, charming atmosphere. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.