About The Fork & Flask at Nage
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
The Fork & Flask at Nage is an evolution of the 12 year success of Nage Bistro & Wine Bar. Originally opened in 2004, the restaurant has won many awards and accolades including best chef, best appetizers, best wine list, best cocktails, best burger in DE, 6 times running best caterer and 3 times as best restaurant by various publications such as Food Network Magazine, Delaware Today, and Coastal Style Magazine.
The Fork & Flask at Nage focuses on providing the highest quality yet approachable food & spirits… straight forward… done right…. Our beach bungalow inspired environment creates a warm, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the simple things in life. Our approach is to create a social meeting house for people who revel in beach life at the Delaware Beaches.
What's on the Fork?
Local caught seafood and cultivated vegetables.
What's in the Flask?
Proper cocktails, small batch spirits, craft beers, and unique wines.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 4pm to 1am
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 1am
Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm Monday to Friday; 10am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Brunch Menu service: 10am to 4pm Sat & Sun
Dinner Menu Service: 4pm to 10pm nightly
Late Night: 10pm to 1am nightly
Located in Shore Plaza, across from the Tanger Outlets - Seaside
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Every Friday Night in the Bar.
Best Caterer Downstate 5 years in a row! All catering menus are customized to fit your ideas and budget. Call us to see how we can help you with your event!
Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning a formal business luncheon or just looking for a great place to bring your group the Private Dining Room at Nage is the perfect choice.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (302) 226-2037
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special events may be hosted in our private dining room. Call for assistance or more information.
The Fork & Flask at Nage Ratings and Reviews
We were visiting the area and the hotel was booked so I made a reservation to be safe. The reviews were good for the Fork & Flask. I had a manhatten and my girlfriend had a house drink. Mine had way too much vermouth in it and she did not like hers at all.
First they were out of 2 specials by 7:30. My girlfriend had a crab cake sandwich that she did not eat. I had a NY strip with mashed potatoes & broccoli rab. It tasted good but the stake had a green tint on the edge that I thought was from the broccoli rab. Later we did not feel good and I was sick all night and had major heartburn the next day. I would call this place a bar with food not a restaurant. And many bars with food are much better!
I have been to Nage countless times with friends and family, and I'm sad to say the meal I had last night was not Nage's. Unsure if it was my boyfriend's and my age, as we are young professionals, but the host greeted us with a "what's up." And then the service was a tad slow, as we didn't get bread for the table until about 20 minutes after we sat down, and the time between app and entree was about 30 minutes.
Nage has also changed its menu since becoming 'Fork and Flask,' and has removed long time favorites (French onion soup, truffle Mac, and even the frites). The mac I had yesterday was bland, and the duck chewy. The candy bar creme brûlée saved the meal.
In all, the meal was good, but not what I know Nage can do. Hopefully this was just an off night for us as diners, and the kitchen.
We have dined at the Nage many times, most recently in November when the food was excellent. This was the first time we had a bad experience and I'm not sure I'd be willing to go back. I ordered the crab cake sandwich with fries. The crab cake was small and the 'brioche' roll was oversized and dry; the fries were soggy and tasteless. I noticed that my dining companions, although they ate the meats they ordered, pretty much left the accompaniments on their plates. The kitchen here needs attention.
The variety of the menu is excellent, and even though there were a number of items unavailable during our visit, the flavors and experience more than made up for it. The service was fun, unobtrusive, and informative. Every single dish at the table was polished off with standouts being the mussels and vegetarian dishes. Being a last minute New Years Day reservation, this meal made for a memorable and auspicious start to 2017.
We had been to Nage several years ago and enjoyed the happy hour menu several times. The renovation of the bar area is very nice. we were not impressed with the new menu however. The monkfish had a strange rubbery texture. My parsnip soup was sweet and cloyingly thick ( and too hot to eat for about 10 minutes - that's what soup bowls are for). The menu was strangely grouped as well - a salmon entree listing started with the side course of ravioli so that we almost didn't think it was a fish dish. Don't think we will be back.
We went for New Year's Brunch. Our server had served for the NYE dinner the night before, but was energetic and very attentive. There were some baked freebies, coffee was plentiful and strong, and our brie appetizer and Benedict meals were excellent. Holiday decorations were beautiful and atmosphere was festive and fun. We'd been to Nage a few yrs before and it was OK, but their menu has really evolved and we can't wait to try other menu items. We will be back!
My first experience was New Year's Eve with a set menu so this is probably not typical...Fun environment but the best way I could describe the food was "Much ado about nothing...". My appetizer as described as fried olives, but I was served one olive. No exaggeration. My friend and I each had two glasses of wine, our husbands had no alcohol and our total for the dinner was $500. OUTRAGEOUS!! I felt so ripped off....
After a couple of disappointing brunches, we gave the remodeled Nage another try for dinner. Since our last visits, for brunches and dinner, the service has markedly improved. Our dinner was fantastic. Two of our guests had the crab coquettes , and they raved about the taste and preparation. My husband had the seared duck breast served with spicy yams and branded cherries, all of which served up a tasty blend of wild, sweet, and spicy. I had the pork confit with fazzoletti and broccoli, all served in an exceptional Beemster Gouda sauce. The preparation, food, and service was superb. We followed up with desserts. The frozen milkshake pie was prepared at the dessert station, fun to watch. The pie was tasty and enough to sate several people. Others had a variety of ice cream scoops, all fresh and creamy. Noise level remains on the high side of noisy. The working kitchen is always in view, which maybe some people like. I do not.
The staff were exceptional and made our special date an awesome experience. The champagne, flowers, lighting and location created the special ambiance for a very special evening. Our server made us feel like we were the only couple in the restaurant.
Wonderful job and thanks for everything.
Chef Sean has certainly outdone himself! Our meal was incredible! As a plant-based/no oil diner, Sean never ceases to please my palate. My rice noodle/miso bowl was outstanding. Hubby enjoyed the beef duo and he loved every bite. Friend enjoyed Sean's homemade spaghetti bowl and she, too, was thoroughly amazed.....she said it was the most flavorful pasta dish ever!
Keep up the attention to detail: the freshness, creativity and taste is impressive. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Fork and Flask. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. We had the butternut squash appetizer, which was outstanding, as was the halibut entree. The mushroom ravioli salmon entree was a bit more uneven--the ravioli was delicious, as was the broccoli rabe tempura, but the salmon was cooked unevenly, and was nothing special--this is why we gave the food four stars (I would've given 4.5 stars if that was an option). The chocolate milkshake pie dessert was excellent as well. All in all, we were very pleased with our dinner experience, and will definitely return.
Our first visit to this restaurant, and certainly we would return when in the area. The only (mild) complaint is that, on arrival, we were left standing at the entrance, and had to search for someone to show us to a table (and we did have a reservation). Otherwise, it was a great experience (especially for a vegetarian!).
My wife and l went to the Fork and Flask for our anniversary. It was also our first time hear. Shawn our waiter/bartender was excellent also very personable. The food was great and obviously made to order from fresh ingredients. We finished the night with the candy bar crime brûlée,heaven and the drinks weren't bad either we'll be back!
So glad to have a high quality establishment that takes reservations and has parking! We started with the brussel sprouts and crab croquettes. Sprouts were slightly sweet paired with an intense blue cheese. Croquettes were flavorful, but not precisely a croquette (if you are a Euro food snob). Halibut is light and very fresh. The shredded pork prepared in a decadent sauce with crispy bits might have been the star. However, we had to sample the glorious milkshake pie.
We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. The atmosphere was fun and the staff was very gracious. The food was very good, although certain items were on the the salty side (the turkey gravy in particular was very salty). This was a buffet style affair and I was very impressed that the food was continually coming out. The staff did not wait fr every last morsel of food to be removed from a tray before new food was brought out. Thus nothing was over cooked or burnt. The wine list was very nice and encompassed a nice variety and price range. The staff was very friendly, in spite of the number of people in the restaurant. The dining room was a bit noisy, but that is sto be expected when a restaurant is full. We would definitely go back and try a non-holiday meal there.
We had 6 people in our party for a birthday dinner. We ordered a cake ahead of time from Dru, see their website. The cake was the bomb. Also we order appetizers, and they we really delicious. They also treated us to another appetizer because it was a birthday celebration. I thought that was very special. 4 of us order the halibut in a Shiraz reduction, and frankly we weren't wild about it. The other 2 seemed to really enjoyed their meal. We had 2 bottles of wine, they have a great wine list. The service was intimate and it was an enjoyable evening.
was really looking forward to this and was disappointed. Felt like an old farmhouse kitchen and service was adequate and not reflective of a great dining experience. Thought food was going to be different and exceptional but it fell flat for me and was just ok.. Was happy to leave
This restaurant has become very hit or miss. The menu costs are terribly high relative to the food quality. Something has happened since the most recent reincarnation and its not good.
There are a lot of other restaurants in the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes area that give you a much better dollar value than this restaurant now.
It used to be better and the old menu was always interesting and exciting. Not any more.
The food was very good however, we sat at the bar and it took over an hour to get our entree. There was obviously something wrong as we saw multiple people coming behind the bar, talking, and looking at us. The only thing we were told was "it's on its way". They did comp an entree and a drink but never a visit from a manager or anyone to explain the issue. Stuff happens in the restaurant business, next time it would be better to just come over and say "hey we screwed up and we are fixing the problem."
We're long-time regular diners & fans of Nage (now 'Fork & Flask')...probably we dine there more than any other local Delaware Beach choice, especially for special occasions. We enjoy their 'new look' after recent remodel, and new seasonal menu choices are innovative & tempting...though some previous favorite dishes are no longer available, always a trade-off for chefs... we had quite good halibut, salmon, and 'beef duo' dishes...colorfully presented and tasty.
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