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Closed in Seaford: The Phoenix

The Phoenix served seared scallops on a small

The Phoenix served seared scallops on a small plate in February 2012. Photo Credit: Handout

The Phoenix in Seaford has closed. The restaurant, decorated in stark red and black, was named for a mythical bird that cyclically dies and is reborn from its own ashes.

Indeed, the place started life as a fireball, earning a three-star review in 2012 for its inventive repertoire dominated by small plates. Although subsequent chef changes and inconsistencies resulted in a fall from glory, I still recall the restaurant’s spicy peanut soup that unleashed “a rapid-fire explosion of flavor” and delectable seared scallops with rice cakes.

What will rise from the Phoenix's ashes remains to be seen.





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