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Deep Blue Bar and Grill
Deep Blue Bar and Grill

Deep Blue Bar and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.deepbluebarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (302) 777-2040
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Bar Menu: Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Bradley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Deep Blue offers catering through its sister restaurant's catering department,Toscana.
    We will cater any size event. For more information call (302) 654-8877.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room can hold up to 22 guests for a seated diner. With partitions the space can be made larger to accommodate up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Majewski (302) 777-2040

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Orange & Tatnall
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Deep Blue validates parking in the Community Service Parking Garage, located at the corner of 11th and Orange, Monday -Saturday.
A word from Deep Blue Bar and Grill
Deep Blue, a contemporary American fish house specializes in creative preparations of fresh, high grade fish. Not strictly seafood, the menu also features excellent steaks and vegetarian options as well. The raw bar features exotic oysters from around the world. General Manager John Narvaez sets a sophisticated, welcoming tone for Deep Blue with friendly service and a nationally recognized wine list.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Fish the best. Server Chris very good not busy this night so quiet. Good wine selection. 5 of us all enjoyed dinner"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The Little Neck clams were very small and should not have been on the menu."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Dinner for two at the bar. Quiet night so we had plenty of time and space. Food high quality, and value for money. Quality well priced wine list."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Waiter to friendly. Food descriptions sounded great but did not follow threw to table. All food lacked flavor and character. Nothing to write home about. Will not return. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I highly recommend the cioppino - a seafood stew. My wife thought the brownie dessert was the best she'd ever had. We were there late and had the place almost to ourselves. We liked the quiet."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went to Deep Blue once, many years ago. It was not so memorable as to drag us away from Moro's or other old and new favorites, so there has been a long pause. During the pause, the management added tablecloths, but otherwise kept the school cafeteria ambiance. The food, not at all remembered from our earlier visit is now "when can we come back" good. The clam chowder is rich, generous in size and clams and the consistency of heavy cream, as it should be. The flash-fried calamari provided the only off note, perfectly golden but slightly chewy. The tuna was perfect and the lobster risotto suffered from too much lobster and not enough rice. A killer brownie capped off the evening, so rich that it should come with a warning label."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I went here on a Friday night with another couple. Our woman friend said this could be her favorite restaurant. Interestingly enough, she had the fillet. It's a superb seafood restaurant. We had a dozen oysters a piece. They are expensive but tasty. Next time because of the cost factor, we'll try to stick to the larger varieties. Some were just too tiny for $2.50 apiece. Our friends shared the seafood appetizer (clams, shrimp, oysters) and it looked delicious. The fish special was also wonderful. Salad greens were fresh. Martinis perfect. I can't understand why there weren't more people there but I guess it's because there wasn't anything going on in Wilmington that night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "There are too many restaurants that have taken time and money to make their restaurants attractive to recommend this place. The food was very good, service was very good but the room was bland."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This is a consistently good restaurant. Never disappointed. The surprise for us the last few times we have gone are the specialty cocktails. They are a little unusual and very good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you are going downtown Wilmington for the theater or something like that, this is a very good choice. The food selection was very adequate and what a nice variety. The wine list had many choices and we lved the deserts."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went for for the Lobster Special on Saturday night. It was great!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "the crab cakes were amazing. I had a food allergy and the waiter was quick to find me a replacement. Very good the shrimp cocktail was cooked perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is delicious. I definitely will go back to try more dishes. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Most restaurants do most of their business on weekend when places can be uncomfortably crowded. This place in downtown Wilmington seems to be the opposite, with crowded weekdays and quiet weekends when the business crowd leaves town. We went on a Friday night, and it wa very quiet, but that allowed for great service, and the kitchen was not rushed. Our meal was superb, both apps and entrees, and no room for dessert. My wife felt the five spice tuna the best tuna dish ever, and crabcakes dynamite! Highly recommend this place for a great seafood dinner, and a wonderful dining and wine experience."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The tuna special was fabulous. Fresh sushi grade tuna grilled perfectly. Basil mash had excellent flavor. Skip the dessert specials however. Meyer Lemon cheese cake with blackberries on a shortbread cookie crust. Cheesecake was a little dry, blackberries completely lost. They made no impact on the dish. Make certain the rolls are warm others they are dry and tough. But if freshly warmed they are delicious . Raw bar was great. Oyster variety adequate. Bake oysters with bechamel sauce are definitely a repeat. Cioppino has good flavor ,abundance of fresh seafood and variety;however broth/base was too thick and creamy, not your typical consistency for the dish. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We actually drove from our workplace outside Wilmington for lunch, so we had to pay for parking. Restaurant week brought us there. The clam chowder was excellent, the wild salmon was a little overcooked. All in all worth the trip."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Just a nice quiet spot with great ambience! I had the NY Strip special and must say it was just simply fantastic. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant has nose-dived. It used to be vibrant, clean with an extensive and interesting seafood menu. On our visit, it was smelly (as if the kitchen exhaust was not working), dingy, half empty and the menu was limited and uninteresting. Service was passable, although the staff were hardly pressed. The food itself was edible, nothing special. We shall not be visiting again, which is a pity as it used to serve quality food. Feels like it has been "dumbed down" and clothes smelt like we had been in a fish and chip shop upon exiting. Bar was noisy with TV - not my scene. Sorry Deep Blue."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "When I/we go to Deep Blue we know the seafood will be fresh and well prepared. Wait staff are attentive and interact charmingly."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had reservations at Deep Blue prior to a show at the DuPont Theatre. Unfortunately, we waited 35 minutes before getting our food. On a positive note, the food and drinks were very good. Definitely worth a trip back but not on a theatre night."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Dined at Deep Blue before going to DuPont Theatre 7:30 show. You need to be patient on theatre night because everyone is there to eat and leave at the same time. Server was rushed but I knew that going in. Better to have a 5:30 reservation or eat somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great location in Wilmington with a wonderful menu. Always a nice place for dinner. Excellent service made the evening also very nice."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Located across the street from the Playhouse and has a pre-theater menu that assures a nice dinner and no rush to the theater. Focus is on seafood as would be expected. Nice wine list. Always reliable and consistent."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We chose the three course lobster menu-which is a recurring theme, but different menu. This Saturday was particularly outstanding- The Lobster Bisque soup was delicious-full of bits of lobster. The second course of lobster strudel was an interesting take on the presentation, and equally fabulous. And to be frank, I could have stopped there and saved the main course for another day! The main course, the beautiful lobster tail presented on spinach and tomatoes and potato/cheese triangles, was perfect, too. I felt guilty eating so much good good at one sitting. Hubby and I don't usually agree 100% on a meal, but this one (and the last time we chose lobster nite at Deep Blue) we were both blown away by the menu."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are food snobs, for sure. Don't eat out often because we are both good cooks. Hadn't been to Deep Blue in years and were positively thrilled with our meals! Will probably now be our go-to place before going to a show at the Grand … it was an easy and pleasant walk after dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Business trip to WIlmington...checked Yelp and found Deep Blue Bar & Grill. Ratings were solid, not amazing, so we tried it. The food was very good, and it was a Monday night, so a quiet atmosphere, not very crowded, and thus very attentive service. We had the calamari frito -- very light and tasty, and an arugula salad that was thankfully not overdressed and very fresh. Entrees included crab cakes -- loaded with crab, crab, crab; the tuna steak and the seared scallops. All entrees were done very well, and all were very tender, not overcooked. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "While we have been here before we probably won't return. We only did on Saturday because we were going to a show and this was the only reservation available. The menu is limited and food ok, not great. Prices high for what you get. Much better places in the area. Book early if going to a show as they get filled up fast."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Did the happy hour at 5 and had a good time staff was very attentive, transitioned to dinner and wait staff was excellent he made good recommendations meal came out quick and was very good. We always do this restaurant before going to see a play."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was great. Started with raw oysters, then ordered Scallops with a side of chorizo mashed potatoes and bacon brussel sprouts. All dishes were delicious and well prepared. The Service was another story. Waiter didn't come by much to check on us, forgot to bring us our drinks, and brought the wrong dish. He seemed very distracted. Hope he was just having an off day. I'm willing to go back one more time and hope that the service is better. If it is consistently like this, I would not return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall I was pleasantly surprised. Nice ambiance although tables for 2 were very close together. The good was pretty good except for the crab stuffed mushrooms. They were small and burnt. Besides that the filet, crab cake and lobster were delicious. Good wine list. And excellent port wine list."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I go to Deep Blue a couple of times a year, usually for happy hour or with a group of friends before going to the theater. This time it was for a pre-theater dinner with friends. We really loved the updated theater menu. The food was fantastic and its a real bargain. Three courses for $35. Our waitress, Kim, was very friendly and accomodating and helped make our meal an enjoyable one."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This was a better than average seafood place, but the wine list was nothing special, and the menu was uninspiring. But a well prepared piece of fish. I would go again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Probably a lot more vibrant mid week. Food very good, service very good. Cocktails exciting."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had a fabulous meal, as usual. Deep Blue has one of the best prix fixe menus we've ever sampled. Wine list is well researched and extensive. Each dish was a star in its own right."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The spinach salad was good but the scallops were gritty and did not taste very good. Server was friendly."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This is the third or fourth time that I have been to Deep Blue before a speaker at the DuPont Theater. This time there were five women and we each ordered from the pre-theater menu. The service was spot on. The food was creative and delicious. We never felt rushed, only very well taken care of and we got to the theater in plenty of time. We keep going back because we are always very happy with every aspect of the experience."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We started out well with soups and oysters we both liked. However, the rest of the meal was fair to poor. They served a very burnt quesadilla to my wife, burnt side down. Really! How hard is it to "cook" a quesadilla? And, what "chef" serves burnt food trying to hide it from their customer? The waitress did remove it from our bill after we pointed it out to her. My lobster spring roll was not a spring roll. It had some yellow mush in it with minuscule pieces of lobster. Very uninspired! There is also a nice selection of 375 ml wine. However, we will not be going back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Got Chef Dan Butler's email about the 3 course "Lobster Friday" special so drove down to Wilmington to Ty. Dining oom was only 1/3 full on a Friday night, but had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Our server, Chris , was excllent as was eer single bit of our meal. Nice wine list, fairly priced. food served piping hot, and timing was excellent. The shrimp and grits "sharing plate" was large enough to be a meal f it's own. Highly reccommede, I will go back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Food was good, service was nice, price wouldn't have been terrible if there was more food served."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Deep Blue still doesn't disappoint. Been there a few times for New Years Eve dinner and it still has a great menu with great food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013