The Colington Cafe

On Tuesday night, Aaron’s family and I went to the Colington Cafe in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The restaurant is actually a house, sort of set back in the woods, that was turned into a French restaurant.

The Colington Cafe

The Colington Cafe

For an appetizer, Aaron and I split an order of local scallops, which were wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. The scallops arrived very hot and absolutely delicious. The scallops were tender, the bacon was crispy, and the teriyaki was salty and sweet. I loved this dish!

Bacon-wrapped Scallops

Bacon-wrapped Scallops

For his entree, Aaron ordered crab cakes, which was listed on the menu as being served with “chef’s choice of accompaniments.” These turned out to be mashed potatoes and fresh, buttery veggies – green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots. Aaron loved the crab cakes and the horseradish caper sauce they were served with. I tried some, and they were very fresh and deliciously seasoned. Aaron thought the veggies were fantastic. He even ate the carrot, and he normally hates carrots! He mentioned that the mashed potatoes were a bit bland, but a sprinkle of salt helped them.

Crab Cakes with Horseradish-Caper Sauce

Crab Cakes with Horseradish-Caper Sauce

Aaron’s grandfather had a filet mignon with bearnaise sauce, which also came with mashed potatoes and vegetables. He said that the steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We had a lot of discussion about the difference between bearnaise and hollandaise. We eventually figured it out, with the help of an iPhone.

Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce

Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce

Aaron’s mom ordered a filet mignon with lump crab meat and bearnaise sauce. I had a bite of the steak – it was delicious!

Filet Mignon with Lump Crab and Bearnaise Sauce

Filet Mignon with Lump Crab and Bearnaise Sauce

I ordered the chef’s special: mahi-mahi with lump crab meat, hollandaise, broccolini, and a baby potato melange. I was excited to see that there were little baby blue potatoes in this dish – I had never had blue potatoes before, and I think they’re very pretty. 🙂 The mahi was light and delicate, and the crab meat was fantastic. I thought the sides were good, but maybe a little bit unoriginal. The blue potatoes were interesting to look at, but the baby potatoes tasted pretty much like plain boiled potatoes. Still, I enjoyed eating this very much, and I was happy with the portion size of the fish.

Mahi-mahi with Crab, Hollandaise Sauce, Broccolini, and Baby Potatoes

Mahi-mahi with Crab, Hollandaise Sauce, Broccolini, and Baby Potatoes

If you’re ever in the area, definitely check out the Colington Cafe. It was a bit pricey, but we loved the restaurant itself, we had great service, and we left feeling as if we had gotten what we paid for. It was a good feeling. 😀

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4 responses to “The Colington Cafe

  1. This looks like it was wonderful! I live in Charlotte, NC, and am already envisioning taking a vacation… 🙂

  2. What a lovely find! The dishes look so lovingly prepared and it’s great that they use local seafood. Thanks for sharing your meal with the rest of the inter-webs!

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