Best Restaurants in New Castle County: A restaurant guide for eating out around Hockessin

Back Burner American
425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, 239-2314, backburner.com
Affordable fine dining in a historic village setting. Famous pumpkin-mushroom soup, homemade crème brûlée and fabulous gourmet to go.  $$

The Crownery Chinese
228 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 239-3825, thecrownery.com
Authentic Chinese fare in an elegant setting with reasonable prices. The General Tso’s chicken is a favorite.  $$

Okura Japanese
703 Ace Memorial Drive, Hockessin, 239-8486, okurarestaurant.net
Vegetarian, tempura, sushi and seafood. Intimate setting.  $$

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Padi Asian
704 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 239-1800, padirestaurant.com
Padi, named for the Malay word for rice field, combines flavorful Malaysian, Japanese and Thai cuisine under one roof. A hip bar and modern decor pull it all together.  $$

Palacio Maya Bar & Grill Mexican
7288 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 239-5590, authenticmex.com
White tablecloths lend an upscale feel to casual dining. Unique dishes.  $$

Redfire Grill & Steakhouse Steakhouse
400 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 235-2600, platinumdininggroup.com
Redfire is part of the Platinum Dining Group. Its menu features aged black Angus steaks, fresh seafood and an extensive wine list. Redfire is a destination for people seeking a stylish, contemporary and affordable restaurant  $$

Six Paupers American
7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 489-7287, sixpaupers.com
Comfortable upscale dining: firecracker shrimp, fish tacos, wild mushroom ravioli and Angus strip.  $$$