Eclipse Bistro, Vita Nova
Eclipse Bistro, 1020 N. Union St., Wilmington, 658-1588, platinumdininggroup.com/eclipse
Vita Nova, 17 W. Main St., Newark, 831-0500, lerner.udel.edu/departments/hrim/vitanova
At Eclipse, an intimate room breeds uncommon service. The staff knows the menu and wine list well. They can see everything that’s happening without having to hover. And it takes only a few steps to deliver from the kitchen to your table, so your food is served at its peak. At Vita Nova, in UD’s Trabant Student Center, the student staff is working hard to be a success in the restaurant industry, so you’d better believe they get it right. Serve from the right, clear from the left. And they know the menu better than many servers at traditional restaurants.