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Recipe Reveal: French Onion Soup

We have another recipe reveal! Just like the lamb meatball recipe blog, one of our ingredients is missing and you have to figure it out! Think you can do it with a taste test? Come out to Tonic and find out!

Our French Onion Soup recipe consists of:

  • 1 Quart of Onions
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of Garlic
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of Shallots
  • 1/4 Cup Sherry Wine
  • 1 1/2 Quarts of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Beef Base
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of Rosemary
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of Thyme

First you want to caramelize the onions, followed by adding the garlic and shallots to cook for another two minutes. Then add the sherry wine and our secret ingredient. Reduce the sherry by half, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring it to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

This recipe produces eight 8oz portions, so you’ll never go hungry! All you need to do is top it off with sourdough bread pieces and melted provolone, and you’re set. Enjoy this warm, delicious meal during these cold fall days and let us know what you thought next time you come in!

See you soon!

Crab Feast!

This Saturday, the 19th, we will be holding our annual Crab Feast!

Enjoy delicious, meaty Lousiana #1 Blue Claws, old bay fries, corn on the cob, and refreshing coleslaw! This ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event is $39.95 per person, which does not include gratuity.

The event completely sold out last year, so be sure to reserve your spots NOW at or by clicking “Going” on our Facebook Event!

Be sure to also stop by tonight to see Tony Capella and Friends play live music from 8pm-11pm!! It’s a weekend full of fun that you just can’t miss.

See you soon!

Thirsty Thursday July 27

Big Events This Week!

We have a handful of exciting events taking place this week!

This Thursday, July 27th, from 5-7pm, we’re teaming up with WDEL 101.7 FM for Thirsty Thursday, featuring Founders Brewing Company! Meet the Founders rep & keep a Founders pint glass while supplies last!!

Richie O will be performing immediately after the event from 7-10pm. Don’t miss this excellent acoustic set!

Paul Gray will be playing on Friday, the 28th, from 8-11pm; another great set you’ll want to see!

Then on Saturday, the 29th, we will be holding our Lobster Feast event from 5-9pm! It’s $40 per person (excluding gratuity) and includes:

  • 1 1/4 lb Lobster
  • Lobster Hush Puppies
  • Tarragon Fingerling Potatoes
  • Steamed Little Neck Clams
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Pancetta Green Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Blueberry Cobbler

Make your reservations now!! Call (302)-777-2040 or email

We also have our daily specials you can enjoy all week. Whatever you choose to come out for, you’re sure to have a good time!

See you soon!!

Huge Honor!

We are honored and thrilled to announce that the Best of Delaware awarded Tonic with the Best Bar Menu title! They wrote, “There are 25 hearty and delicious items on the menu at Tonic Bar and Grille,” and even listed some of their favorites! Check out what all they had to say HERE.

If you are attending the Best of Delaware party on Thursday, August 10th, at the Chase Center on the riverfront, be sure to stop by our booth to say hello AND try our award winning apps! Make sure you get your tickets soon!!

Don’t miss our live entertainment this week! Thursday, the 20th, Richie O will be playing an acoustic set from 7-10 pm. Then on Friday, the 21st, Soulshine will be playing an acoustic set from 8-11pm. These two awesome bands will be a great start to your weekend!

See you soon!

Chef Pat Bradley

Think You Can Figure It Out?

Ever wondered what goes into our popular lamb meatballs?? Well today’s your lucky day! Chef Patrick is giving an inside scoop on the recipe, as well as some helpful tips for the kitchen!!

The catch? One of the ingredients has been hidden and you have to figure it out. Think you can guess the secret ingredient with a taste test? Come out to Tonic and find out!

The ingredients are:

  • 10lbs ground lamb
  • 1 cup white onion
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup garlic
  • 2 Tbl Sp ground cumin
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup panko

Chef Patrick’s tip of the day:

““Remember that recipes are just guidelines, always use your instincts and creativity to create dishes you can call your own”

BBQ Feast!!

Clear your schedule this weekend! We’re holding a BBQ Feast that you just can’t miss!

For $28.95 per person you’ll be able to enjoy:

St Louis Style Ribs
Smoked Beef Brisket
Chili Lime Shrimp Skewer
Bacon-Brown Sugar Baked Beans
Mexican Street Corn
Sunflower-Pine Nut coleslaw
Roasted Jalapeno- honey cornbread

The event takes place on Saturday, June 24th, from 5pm to 10pm. Make your reservations NOW by calling (302) 777-2040 and be sure to click “Going” on our Facebook Event!!

On top of this awesome event, we have an exciting new feature we’ve posted called “Meet the Staff,” which we’re hoping will become a regular thing! Check out our Facebook post HERE and let us know what you think!!

Don’t forget about our daily specials, and be sure to check out Richie O on June 23rd from 8pm-11pm.

See you soon!

Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing every awesome dad a fantastic Father’s Day!

We will be open on the 18th celebrating the day with everyone. Make Tonic your go-to place where the family will enjoy an excellent lunch or dinner! We also will be serving our Sunday Brunch! Check out the menu HERE.

To kick off the weekend, we will be having Paul Gray performing from 8-11pm on Friday, the 16th. Come out for a fun night filled with great food and tunes!

As always, our daily specials will take place this week as well.


  • Taco Tuesday
  • Wednesday Ramen Noodle Bowl- $10
  • Thursday Half Price Burger Day
  • Friday Steakhouse Lunch- $16 for 6oz Filet with roasted fingerlings and mixed green salad


  • Thursday Half Price Burger – (in the lounge)
  • Friday- Free Surf with Turf
  • Saturday $20 8oz Filet Mignon

We’ll see you soon!

It’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

Before you enjoy your sweet treat, stop by Tonic for our $10 Noodle Bowl lunch special or one of our delicious dinners. Then try our chocolate gelato here in honor of the national day!

As always, we will be having our regular lunch and dinner specials for the rest of the week:


  • Thursday Half Price Burger Day
  • Friday Steakhouse Lunch- $16 for 6oz Filet with roasted fingerlings and mixed green salad


  • Thursday Half Price Burger – (in the lounge)
  • Friday- Free Surf with Turf
  • Saturday $20 8oz Filet Mignon

As for this weekend, Darren Kraatz will be performing from 8-11pm on Friday, the 9th. Don’t miss our amazing entertainment and deals!

See you soon!!


What’s Happening This Week

Happy Monday! This week we’ll be having our regular specials:

Monday includes our $10 crabcake lunch special, as well as our $20 crabcake dinner special.

Tuesday is Taco Tuesday; tasty tacos for just $4.95!

Wednesday is our $10 Ramen noodle bowl.

Thursday is Half Price Burger Day which takes place ALL DAY in the lounge!

Friday we have our $16 steakhouse lunch, which consists of a 6oz filet, roasted fingerlings, and a mixed green salad. Then for dinner we have our Turf and Free Surf special.

Then Saturday is our $20 8oz filet mignon special.

On top of our amazing specials, we have the Rich Santucci Trio playing from 8-11pm on Friday, May 26th. We also have Kurt Houff and Friends performing from 8-11pm on Saturday, May 27th. Don’t miss these great groups or these delicious deals!

See you soon!!

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Is On The Way

Mother's Day MenuMother’s Day is coming up, and we have a bunch planned in honor of the special day!

We will be hosting our Mother’s Day Celebration on Sunday, May 14th! Brunch will be served from 10AM – 3PM, and dinner will be served from 4:30PM – 8PM. Check out our delicious menu options on the right hand side!

For this week:

This Friday, May 5th, Richie O will be performing from 8pm-11pm. Then on Saturday, Pete Weidman and Tim Kelly will be playing from 8-11pm. Two great performances you don’t want to miss!

Our regular lunch and dinner specials will be taking place both this week and next week:

Monday– $10 crab cake for lunch and $20 crab cake entree for dinner.

Tuesday– Taco Tuesday.

Wednesday– $10 ramen noodle bowl.

Thursday– Half Price Burger Day.

Friday– $16 Steakhouse Lunch with a 6oz filet, roasted fingerlings, and a mixed green salad. Then Free Surf with Turf for dinner.

Saturday– $20 8oz filet mignon.

Make sure you come out and enjoy all of these great deals, and celebrate your Mother’s Day with us!!

See you soon!