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Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Dilly’s winter menu through December

A lemon-blueberry ice cream sandwich with toasted marshmallow fluff is on the dessert menu for Dilly’s Done Different.

Dilly’s Done Different is back.

Ted and Anya Distler, who took over the popular ice cream and burger restaurant in Centre Bridge last year, have reprised the wintertime changeover to a traditional sit-down restaurant that the previous owners added in their final years.

Friday and Saturday nights in December and January chef Ted Distler will return to his formal training by crafting three-course prix fixe meals.

Diners will choose from four to five options each for the first and second course, and from three desserts for the third course.

“We wanted to do something that was fun,” said Ted Distler, featuring a menu of New American cuisine with international influences. “I just wanted to make a good menu.”

The menus are posted on the Dilly’s website, and they have quickly drawn the attention of locals. There will be two seatings each Friday and Saturday night, and with only 20 seats in the enclosed restaurant, the early weeks were quickly booked. Some customers looked at the menus and made reservations for multiple weeks so they could try different dishes, the Distlers said.

Starters for the early weeks include squash and apple soup, tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, lentil croquettes and spinach and arugula salad. Main courses include frenched chicken breast, New York strip steak, poached salmon, grilled prawns and roasted cauliflower. Desserts include cheesecake, blueberry-lemon ice cream sandwich with toasted marshmallow fluff and flourless chocolate cake.

Portions of each menu change every two weeks of the eight weeks that Dilly’s Done Different will operate. The one additional night the restuarant will be open is New Year’s Eve, which has its own menu.

Dilly’s is open with a casual ice cream, sandwich and platter menu from late March until October offering burgers, chicken and fish. Ted Distler also has a barbecue catering menu, FedByTed, that is available year round.

The Distlers both have extensive restaurant experience gained during the years before they bought Dilly’s. While this year’s Dilly’s Done Different lasts for two months, the couple said that if all goes well they will add additional weekends next year. In the meantime, they are just having fun.

Dilly’s Centre Bridge – Dilly’s Done Different
7085 Upper York Road, Solebury


$45 including tax and gratuity for each prix fixe meal.

Winter hours:
Two seatings Fridays and Saturdays through January, plus New Year’s Eve.



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