Dining critic Suzanne Loudermilk wants you to love The Gate House of Lewes as much as she does. It’s adorable, charming and as eager as a cute puppy. But like most romantic crushes, she has had to make some concessions in the relationship—and she hopes you will, too. Gate House is reminiscent of an intimate, modern bistro with a requisite chalkboard and wine rack. The menu is down-to-earth yet exciting. It’s not often that you see roasted bone marrow on a menu. And this offering was perfect. The unctuous, soft filling—delivered with a small spoon, caramelized onions and slightly charred bread—was light and creamy. A sculpted timbale of shrimp, avocado and tomato salad had tantalizing undertones of black-truffle jus dressing and champagne beurre blanc. The entrées also were palate pleasers. The inattentive service didn’t quite match the caliber of the meal or the restaurant. But despite the stumble, this is one to visit. Read more in the May issue of DT.