When you open a restaurant, one rule of thumb—at least, according to Kitchen Nightmares—is to offer the community something it doesn’t already have—i.e., don’t open a pizza parlor where there are already 20 in a four-block radius. This year-old, laid-back BYO has closely followed that advice by bringing the quaint Delco main street legitimate farm-to-table cuisine, with an emphasis on healthfulness. And there’s not one fried item on the menu, which, after all this gastropubbing we’ve been doing, is a nice change. Try the Barnegat fluke with pistachio puree, the better-than-most roasted beet salad, and a creamless (but creamy!) porcini pasta.
Not being very familiar with farm to table dining, I was pleasantly surprised at the delicious meals that I had last week at Lotus Farm to Table created from fresh local grown ingredients. My server guided me through the menu. The mushroom soup was made without any animal products. And the tea menu blew me away. The Happy Tea that had a nice mint taste to it. I was pleased to hear a new chef would be joining Lotus later in the week, and I look forward to tasting what he is bringing to the table (no pun intended) in the future! Posted by Emily: Feb. February 2nd, 2011 at 2:55 PM
Our dinner last evening left me feeling quite dissatisfied. What had been in previous visits a wonderful culinary experience was very mediocre at best. The staff were petty, curt and at times down right rude.
For a total tab of $150 the food was just average. We were not surprised to learn that the previous chef had moved on to other ventures and took with him the restaurant manager.
The experience was definitely lacking the previously witnessed care and love of food and dining. Clearly, at this point, the best part of the establishment is that it is a BYOB.
I don't imagine that we will ever return. Posted by Todd: Jan. January 30th, 2011 at 9:11 PM