This was our second visit to Van Lloyd's bistro, but first since the ownership changed in the past four months. A youg couple (Meredith and Chef ?) now run and own Van Lloyd's and the improvements in the food and decor are obvious.
The atmosphere has evolved from eccentric to modern eclectic, with softer and warmer tones on the walls. Similarly, the food has evolved to a mix of traditional fresh and local dishes (e.g., fresh Maine shrimp on homemade pasta) to regional favorites (like beignets, walnut torte with creme anglaise, and chocolate souffles) with unique twists and presentations.
The base menu is limited, but on this night, they offered two entree specials as well as appertizer specials.
The owners and staff (Bree) were very knowledgeable and hospitable. With only a few months experience in the slow season under the their belts, I expect they will continue to expand their offerings and execution. They may emerge soon as the best of Damariscotta! Definitely worth a visit.
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