Deerfield
Deerfield

Deerfield

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.deerfieldgolfclub.com/
  • Phone: 3023686640x
  • Hours of Operation:
    The Pub & Grille is generally open for lunch and dinner service. However, the hours are seasonal. Please check our website for current hours.

    Delaware's Best Sunday Brunch is available 10am-2pm from late September to early May. The hours & pricing of special Holiday Events can vary. Please check website for details.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Louis Thompson Jr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Deerfield's menus are unique, fun and flavorful with entrees and packages to suit every taste and budget. You will work closely with our Sales Managers and Operations Team to craft an event that is perfect. All menus and packages are available at our website. Of course, we are thrilled to design a menu just for you if you don't see exactly what you require. Let us know how we can help.
  • Private Party Facilities: Deerfield is Delaware's premier wedding, banquet, meeting, and special event destination. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are hosted in spectacular fashion, with several outdoor ceremony locations from which to choose, and banquet spaces that can accommodate 60-460 guests. In addition to weddings, parties, baby showers, bridal showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, proms, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, trade shows, seminars and a myriad of other functions can be hosted in any of Deerfield's banquet rooms featuring amazing golf course and park views. Menus and packages can be tailored to suit almost any need. Careful attention to detail and our "Hospitality PLUS!" approach to customer service ensures a memorable experience for each guest. All culinary choices are delivered by Chef Louis Thompson, one of the Mid-Atlantic's most well-respected chefs. For your next special occasion, be sure to consider the hospitality professionals at Deerfield.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales Office 3023686640x1217
  • Special Events: In addition to Delaware's Best Sunday Brunch, Deerfield offers a Thanksgiving Day Buffet, several Brunches With Santa, a Valentine's Dinner Event, an Easter Buffet, and a Mother's Day Buffet. Other events may be added seasonally. Prices do vary, call for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paper Mill Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Deerfield
Deerfield is comprised of two options. The Pub & Grille caters to golfers & other guests (appetizers, sandwiches, salads, lunch/dinner entrees and specials.) The Pub & Grille is seasonal, so please check our website for hours of operation. Reservations cannot be made for the Pub & Grille.

A second set of very different dining options includes our calendar of Sunday Brunches and Deerfield's holiday events. Holiday events include Valentine's Brunch, Easter Buffet, Mother's Day Buffet, Father's Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Buffet, and Brunches With Santa.

Late September to early May, Deerfield features "Delaware's Best Sunday Brunch" (10am-2pm) featuring over "111 feet of brunchy goodness." Brunch is not served from early May until late September (other than Father's Day). Brunch & Holiday Events differ from each other in menu and pricing.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex are accepted.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Deerfield reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (8)good for groups (7)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (2)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Sunset B B Q
    B2lunchVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sunset B B Q is a GREAT success ! The buffet and the Live Music brings it ALL together. Let's have more of these events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BBQ nite
    Mark
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We attended their BBQ buffet night. The food was outstanding. Terrace dining overlooking the golf course was very nice. The staff was friendly and courteous. We plan on returning for their Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Bar b Que
    BillyG
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Location was great. Steel drum band was fantastic. Was really disappointed in the food offered. Was just not good in comparison to the Sunday brunch. Chicken was fried too hard, eggs had way too much vinegar and sausage and peppers were tasteless.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy, Happy Fathers' Day!
    Wearefamily
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Due to many health issues, my husband had lost his appetite but when we dined at Deerfield he ate like he formerly did. Thanks to the variety , presentation and especially the taste, he throughly enjoyed his day. Thank you for giving him such a marvelous experience. The Jones Family
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting
    PickyEater
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lovely views of the golf course and fountain. Light and airy interior. Brunch was upscale but still acknowledged kids' tastes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Brunch
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Every Fathers Day we try and make it special for the men in our lives. Because of the reviews we choose Deerfield! I am sorry to say it was AWFUL! the food that was suppose to be hot was COLD, several trays were empty and by the time they were refilled we had lost our desire to try. The fresh fruit was obviously FROZEN and the deserts were just lousy! WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING AND HAVE TAKEN DEERFIELD OFF OUR LIST!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for groups!
    Mims
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for annual father's day brunch. Great for big groups, definitely very noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Your servers were great, however, there were a several things on the buffet that were near empty when I went up to get a plate. That was a little disapointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding brunch!
    Mariann
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband to Deerfield for the Father's Day brunch. He golfs there a lot, but we had not eaten there before. The brunch was GREAT. All of the food was really, really good. The service was a little bit slow; they probably should've set up a beverage station on two sides of the ballroom rather than just one -- that would've eased the burden on the servers and allowed them to be slightly more attentive. A server named Lauren will go far in whatever she does. She was incredibly personable, knowledgeable, and customer-oriented like no one we can remember encountering in years! We look forward to another opportunity/excuse to enjoy a delicious meal here! We even had a lovely view of the course and the patio. A great day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for family time !
    trish
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Perfect for that special occasion..or just for some quality family time! food is very good.. great selection of food, something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Father's Day Brunch
    WhiteRabbit
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband was so overwhelmed by the food options I thought we would never get him to leave. Great selection of food for everyone's taste. Great kids food area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in DE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We a big brunch family and for the last several years always do one special occasion brunch and deerfield id our goto brunch when guests are in town. The food is outstanding, perfectly prepared and the hot food is hot. The service is always outstanding and this year we had an injured family member with a walker to deal with. As requested, we were seated at a table with easy access to the buffet and our waitress kept an unobtrusive eye out and was there to carry the full plates back to the table. It is always a pleasant meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 364 reviews are from the Deerfield reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Buffet
    Constantine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Overall, a very pleasant experience. The ballroom is huge, holding several hundred people. Even so, service was excellent and very attentive. Selection on the buffet was very good, and the quality of the food was excellent. I would come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch and Buffett
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Deerfield has a wonderful brunch and special occasion buffett. The Mothers Day buffett was a little over priced in my opinion but was still very good. I would definitely go back for the brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding buffet brunch!
    Sher
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The location is beautiful, the decor is elegant, the huge assortment of food is high quality and delicious, and the staff could not have been nicer. This is definitely the best brunch we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
    BRUNCH
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL, GREAT SERVICE FOR PARTY OF 6
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Brian
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our first time at Deerfield. Took a party of 7 there for Mother's Day Brunch, and it couldn't have been better. This is brunch on steroids. There is nothing you could want for. To top it off the staff was awesome. Never felt like we waited for a plate change or drink order. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terry's Taste of Deerfield
    TERRYSTASTE
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Deerfield for Mother's Day for brunch. Although it was crowded our waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious and plentiful. It is an expensive brunch. I would only go there on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Bonanza
    Thomas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Awesome Sunday brunch! Worth the money. Really nice raw bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    parksmom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Rob and Alec were definitely outstanding. They both were very attentive and met our every need. We have been coming to Deerfield for Mothers Day for a few years now and this was by far the best service we had. The food was good, but nothing that blew us away. Some things seemed bland and/or overcooked, while others were raw.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food cold
    Patron
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The lamb chops were cold, the soup was so thick that when you put your spoon into the soup, you could make peaks, it was also Luke warm. The potatoe mixture had been warmed over as the potatoes were wrinkled, the crab legs were ultra thin. The shrimp and oysters were great as were the deserts. Definitely not up to your standards. The hostess was so busy dealing with checks that it took her ten minutes after we checked in the seat us , although there were empty tables. She apologized saying she had to deal with checks.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    RJSW
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Really nice setting, great facility, pleasant staff and extensive food selection make for a very pleasant dinning experience. Staff was stretched a little thin and keeping the buffet stocked was a challenge. That said the food was good and worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch Best!
    divrdan
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Impeccable service, quality food, plentiful buffet, excellent variety! We made the final brunch of the season, but we will be back in the fall, for sure! It is a great value for the experience. And, the Bloody Mary and Mimosa were deliciously crafted! I recommend Deerfield to everyone! You owe it to yourself to try it. Once you do, you will be going back for more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - sloooow service
    60joys
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We LOVE this brunch and have been a handful of times. The food is WONDERFUL...but sometimes they seem a bit short staffed. We asked for water 3 times (for all five in our party) and only got one glass. We also had to clear our own plates. I don't mind helping out when the servers need it...but their attention level was non-existent during our latest visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great; service was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food was great; service was not. It did not seem understaffed yet our service was very slow. We were getting our own food so, I expected drinks and any needs to be attended to quickly. We had to ask for coffee more than 3x before we received it. We were already finished eating when we got it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • straight to meat table 4 best price
    NewYorkerInDelaware
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It was a tad bit expensive for a buffet and cocktails for the next to last seating and still offering breakfast. Felt like we were getting breakfast leftovers .. It is still a nice variety and would go straight for the meat table to get the best bang for the buck. There was 5 of us and staff kept table clear of plates, as we sampled variety of foods, friends kept talking and catching up. Still love going there when we have a group of people that have a variety of tastes, for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch 4/20/14
    HJFamily
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The restaurant was crowded and noisy. The food was excellent in terms of both variety and quality. The servers seemed to be very overloaded and it took a very long time to even get water to the table. Drinks were long in coming and it seemed to take a long time to get the check and pay the bill.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Break at Longwood Gardens
    gordanhk
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great way to enjoy Longwood Gardens by taking a lunch break with good food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • noisy,crowded & overpriced
    Dano
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our family's first Easter dinner at Deerfield and it will probably be our last. Our party of eight was seated 20 minutes late and all of the circular tables were packed painfully, close together forcing most guests and servers to repeatedly bump into your chair as you were eating. It was very obvious the emphasis was on getting the most amount of people into the room with very little regard to comfortable seating or providing a clear aisle for customers to get between their seat and the buffet. The staff seemed pleasant enough however our server missed two separate requests for ice water and many of them seemed a bit overwhelmed with the level of customers. It also took a long time to get our bill. Not a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter brunch
    Luvbrunch
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have been going to different places for Easter brunch for 20 yrs. This was one of the best places we have been, also the most expensive. We didn't mind the price because the food was fresh and delicious. There wasn't anything we didn't like.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Mike
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Good food, servers forgot us, only one water refill in 90 minute service. Beautiful location. Could be a memorable stop with servers who work as hard as rest of staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    It's been on my bucket list to have brunch @ Deerfield and let me say it was worth the wait. All 110 feet of the brunch was beautifully presented, delicious and fresh. We enjoyed the seating and of course the staff was top notch. We'll be back again for a very special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Girls Only Outing
    Tracy
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Our service was great! Tony was our server and provided excellent service. The manager even stopped by for a small chat too. We really enjoyed brunch at Deerfield and will return again. The millionaire bacon is excellent and you need a few pieces. They have a great selection and provide plenty of options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This was our second time for Sunday brunch and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Too bad they stop serving the brunch in the summer since we have some dates we would love to celebrate there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    ProudMommy
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My family and I had a great time! The view of the grounds is really pretty. Look forward to returning again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    specialoccasion
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Have been to Deerfield several times for their Sunday bruch and a couple of times for a special occasion. Each time the food was wonderful and would recommend to anyone to visit for the food. Personally I have a problem when my beverage runs out & I have to run the waiter or waitress down to fill my drink as well as my wife's drink. If the waiter or waitress would like larger tips keep the drinks filled.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suggest getting there as soon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Suggest getting there as soon as the brunch begins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    BillyOcean
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The scene was wonderful and so was the staff. The sushi is honestly mediocre; the rice is pretty dry. Also, as much as I LOVE 80s dance music, I did not find it suitable for the environment... It was very lovely and definitely appealed to me, but I found it quite out of place. Some nice classical music seems more fitting--not ones that will put you to sleep since it is a buffet, though. Other than that, I loved my experience. I will be back again, thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Sunday Brunch
    Linda
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We have hosted three separate groups for Sunday brunch - usually about 10 people each time. Everyone is impressed and is able to find something they liked. We attended a Santa brunch in December with our great nephews. We were in a separate room which was good for the children, and Santa and Santa's helper actually came in the room to meet with our nephews - very thoughtful. We also attended a Thanksgiving buffet a couple years ago. The food was excellent, but the room was quite crowded, so we prefer the Sunday brunch buffets. We have also had lunch several times and are always pleased with selection and quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Variety of items served during
    GreatSpot
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Variety of items served during lunch. I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted lunch or breakfast. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding!!!! Very accommodating and eager to serve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.