Without wine's sedative charm, steak would freak out and stampede into the stomachs of fine diners. Calm your cuisine's robust nature with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of tavern fare and drinks at James Street Tavern in downtown Newport.
The 2010 Delaware Today Best of Delaware Critics Choice Award winner for Best Pub and Tavern Upstate, and the 2009 winner of the Best Late Night Food Award, James Street Tavern offers an affordable menu of cuisine. The spacious and inviting bistro's warm amber lighting, wood tables, and hints of rustic décor give it a friendly neighborhood vibe without the hassle of summoning Cheers cast apparitions. The eclectic menu ups the elegance with dishes like hoisin steak spring roll ($7), crab cake salad ($12), a bison burger ($10), and yellowfin tuna tacos ($8.50). Wash your gourmet grub down with its perfect pairing from the bar's vast selection of beer and wines while attempting to tell the bartender someone else’s life story.
- Owners gutted the place, raised the ceiling, exposed some brickwork and injected a slightly more upscale character without abandoning the pub-tavern feel. Now a healthy mix of blue-collar and white-collar regulars hit James Street for cheesesteaks or flat iron steak with cipollini onions, plus live music and a great new wine list. – Matt Amis, Delaware Today