After two years under different management, the restaurant is once again being run by owner Eva Romero. Romero took back the reins in March, and Humphrey’s celebrated its grand re-opening on Dec. 1. “Everyone that comes in here, they’re pleased. They’re happy to see me back,” Romero said. Loyal customers are returning to the restaurant, pleased to find Humphrey’s providing the pleasant dining experience they remembered.
Humphrey’s specialty is seafood, in options ranging from freshly caught fish to Crab Louie. One of Romero’s personal favorites is the Seafood Newburg ($21): lobster meat, scallops and prawns served in a lobster sauce over linguini. Another favorite is the Brandy Prawns served in a brandy cream sauce ($18). Diners can also order tender Herb Crusted Halibut served with a white wine butter sauce ($20) or the Captain’s Platter, a hearty helping of lightly battered cod, scallops, calamari and jumbo prawns ($25).
Humphrey’s also serves non-seafood items such as Fettuccine Alfredo ($11) and Chicken Marsala ($16). Steak lovers can order a Roast Prime Rib of Angus ($17) or Broiled New York Steak served with sautéed mushrooms ($18). Appetizers include Oysters Rockefeller ($13) and battered Calamari with Aioli Sauce ($9).
Romero, who bought Humphrey’s in 1995, also owned the La Plaza Mexican restaurant for 30 years before selling it in 2004. Some of her former specialties are featured on the Humphrey’s menu, including Beef Fajitas ($16) and Camarones a La Plaza ($17): large prawns wrapped in bacon and served with Spanish rice and beans. Humphrey’s also offers a full bar featuring a wide range of selection of wine to accompany your meal. The bar provides special weekly deals such as $2 tacos on Taco Tuesday, and $1 hot dogs and $2 draft beers for Monday Night Football.
Romero was initially attracted to the facility by the beautiful and spacious banquet room. Rented for parties, wedding receptions and meetings, the room also serves as a buffet line during the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch. On Dec. 11 and 18, diners can enjoy all-you-can-eat servings of fresh Dungeness crab, shrimp, prime rib, eggs benedict, fresh omelets and an array of other dishes, including desserts, for $26.95. Romero is also contemplating something special for New Year’s Day.
During the Christmas season, Humphrey’s has partnered with the Salvation Army to hold a toy drive. Patrons can pick up a card with a child’s name and Christmas wish, purchase the wished-for toy and return it to the restaurant for the Salvation Army to deliver to the child. Romero appreciates the opportunity to give back to the community. “We do this every year,” she said.
Humphrey’s on the Delta, located at 1 Marina Plaza in Antioch, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 925-778-5800 or visit www.humphreysonthedelta.com. Party hosting is available.