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Taps: 2 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
What a great little restaurant. This is the sister restaurant to Abbey across the street. Abbey was closed (opens at 4) and I just happen to try to go into Abbey when an employee was bringing in a case getting ready for the night. He told me they were closed but their other place, almost directly across the street was open. Lucky break as I went about an hour out of my way and missed my flight to eat lunch here. (Side note: you have to check in at the Orlando airport 45 minutes prior to boarding time or you'll be bumped to the next flight) I can't believe what appears to be such a small, Florida town has two fantastic beer places.
Atmosphere: very laid back, very quaint restaurant. Small bar up front that has 8-10 stools, with probably 20 2-4 top tables through out the rest of the restaurant. I was there at about 1:30 on a Wednesday so it was dead. Like other than the employees the only one in the joint. Very friendly, almost European cafe restaurant feel to the place.
Quality: Their list would probably put them at a solid 4; however, you also have access to Abbey's entire list which is an amazing bottle list and some fantastic cellar selections. (which can get pricey but not compared to cellared wine) They only have two taps and only one was one, but their bottle list made up for it.
Service: Quick, friendly, and fairly knowledgeable. I didn't ask many questions but the bartender made some good suggestions and would have been very helpful had I not know what I wanted, liked, or what was on the menu.
Selection: This is hard because their selection is a very solid 8-12 bottled beers; however, again you have access to the Abbey book which would push it to 4.5+. Lots of craft beers and a ton of Belgians.
Food: great burgers and a fairly broad food choice on a small menu. I splurged and went for the Norville Burger. (Hamburger with roasted red peppers, a fried egg, and a house sauce.) It was a bit glutenous for me, but still very good.
Value: I thought the prices were very reasonable, nothing shocking or way out of line.
11-12-2009 22:25:07 | More by Loki
Norville Barnes in DeLand, FL
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