Domaine Hudson
Domaine Hudson

Domaine Hudson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.domainehudson.com/
  • Phone: 3026559463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
    Tuesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
    Wednesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
    Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
    Friday: 5:00 11:00 pm
    Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED - Available Private Event
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dwain Kalup
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Domaine Hudson will cater intimate home dinners, weddings, parties, business dinners and fundraisers for up to 100 guests off site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Domaine Hudson is the premiere choice for private dining in Wilmington, Delaware. We work with you to custom-tailor a flawless experience for your party, anniversary, wedding celebration, wine tasting, networking event, or business meeting. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy the seasonal cuisine of our culinary team and selections from our award-winning wine list, which OpenTable named one of the top 50 in the U.S.
    Our newly renovated dining rooms accommodate private parties from 7 to 70 people, and our state-of-the-art sound system ensures your guests won’t miss a word (or a beat).

    Please call or send an email message (bethross@domainehudson.com) to discuss your event and book your room at the best Wilmington, Delaware restaurant.

    Catering:
    Alternatively, let Domaine Hudson come to you. From gallery openings, social gatherings, and galas to corporate lunches, dinners, and events, Domaine Hudson ensures an effortless, impressive affair.
  • Private Party Contact: Beth Ross 3026559463x
  • Special Events: Information on monthly wine dinners and tastings can be found at www.domainehudson.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 13th & 14th Streets
  • Public Transit: 2, 11, 12, 35
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered parking in front of the restaurant. Free off-street parking is available after 5 pm in the Christiana Care Annex private parking lot 1/2 block from restaurant. To access the lot, the entrance is at 14th & Washington, immediately before the Washington St. Bridge. From the lot, walk south on Washington Street (toward downtown) about 1/2 block; restaurant is on the left. View a map and directions on our website at http://domainehudson.com/parking.html
A word from Domaine Hudson
Described as “one of Delaware's premier destinations for truly appreciating and understanding the dynamics of upscale food and wine” by The News Journal food critic, Domaine Hudson was awarded 3.5 stars (of 4) and recognized as "Closer to Perfection", and has consistently been providing a place for great wine and food since November 2005. Delaware’s first true wine bar, they offer almost 40 wines to taste in 1½, 3 & 5-oz pours. The award winning wines by the bottle list features a broad array of about 450 old and new world wines & 90+ craft beers. Frequently changing menu items allow the chefs to be creative and focus on quality ingredients. Small plate options, provide a perfect opportunity for wine pairing, or guests can simply choose from full size entrees. Whether you are an experienced oenophile or just want to enjoy some great wine/beer, the servers, who all have a knowledge of what they are pouring, can guide you through a memorable dining experience in an inviting atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Domaine Hudson reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (63)fit for foodies (57)special occasion (51)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (34)hot spot (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Lamb Bacon.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great as always. Housemade Charcuterie plate a must. Chef Brent is a great addition to the team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great note in Wilmington
    EJDCMDVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was a notable Neal. Simple menu with very diverse, complex preparation. Each selection that we had was excellent on the Peis Fixe menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food, nice bar, upscale, modern. Very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining in Delaware
    Bunn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Domaine Hudson. The wine list was extensive if not a bit intimidating, but the staff is well informed to answer any questions. We enjoyed the options of the prix fixe menu, but the full menu looked decadent as well. Food was finely executed and flavor combinations were spot on. Would love to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Will Not Go Back
    Viveinternet
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a Groupon for prix fixe menu. The host gave me 2 drink menus, no food menu. The menu is overly descriptive, compared to what you actually get in your plate. The ingredient mix is poor and do nothing to enhance flavors of the dish. There was a lot of honey for no reason in both the appetizer and main course, plus in the butter dish. The wine list is disappointingly short. I had 2 awful red Cabernet glasses (Napa and Washington State) and 1 glass of a coarse Red Cote-du-Rhone. The waiter spilled water all over the table trying to fill up my water glass, he had to get 2 towels to clean up the mess. The flan was so bitter I could not eat it and the sorbet was covered in dried up strands of cooked dough (supposed to be a crepe). Don't go!
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  • Great with friends
    jack
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great night with friends good food and wine list was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed prix fixe!
    MomDE
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had a Groupon for the prix fixe dinner for two and we thoroughly enjoyed the selections of the three-course menu. The service was excellent and the restaurant was quiet so that conversation was easy in the dining area. Would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elliejVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and wine were superb. The only drawback was the noisy dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    DiningDiana
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The prix fixe menu very limited but the food was excellent. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Courses arrived at appropriate intervals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Birthday Dinner
    travelsofabutterfly
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I went to Domaine Hudson on my birthday recently, and had a wonderful time. It was a Tuesday, so it was lighter on the diners, but the staff was very nice and helpful, as well as knowledgeable of their offerings. My date and I had a drink at the bar (they freshly brewed iced tea for him!) and a 3 cheese board, and then were sat at a quiet back table where we ordered the 6 course tasting menu. The amount of time between courses was perfect - we were able to eat our course and then talk some before another one came. The whole dinner was relaxed, ad we never felt rushed. I loved the darkened atmosphere, it was very intimate. I would definitely return. It made for a memorable first time experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dinner was great. Service was awesome, had a great waitress. Brent Chellew even came to our table. very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice for special occasion
    GMcG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ordered from prix fixe menu. Everything was so very tasty and not the usual. Excellent wine list, we choose wine flights to try which there are several to choose from. If you go early, it is very very quiet. We were only guests at first. Must be busier 8-10 pm or something
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as it gets ...
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Long time fan, returned for a business dinner last week. First - kudos to the brand new Summer menu and obviously the chef and his team for execution of same. The plate options on small or entree plates allows for just about every budget and appetite combination. My guest did the pork shoulder (decadent) and I had the day boat scallops. We split a cheese board and the bbq beet salad to start. We let the Sommelier choose our bottle from the BEST WINE CELLAR (not only in Delaware, but I say without hesitation best wine cellar in the tri-state area!). We were not disappointed. A barberesco that allowed for great balance between the pork shoulder and the scallops - it was a spot on selection at a great price. Service is exceptional!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night all the way around
    Vacubsfan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been to Domaine Hudson before but bought a groupon for the Prix Fixe menu where you pick and appetizer, entree, and dessert. We also ordered the charcuterie board and had a flight of 3oz pours of wine each. From start to finish, the food was fantastic. From the Duck pate on the charcuterie (among other great meats), to the grilled asparagus salad with lamb bacon (the best bite all night), to the Oxtail ragout, and finishing up with the blood orange flan, we enjoyed each course, each bite tremendously. Coupled with the best way to sample multiple wines, we just couldn't have asked for a better experience. The staff was helpful, ambiance terrific, and overall experience top shelf. Expect to pay $$$-$$$$, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    chart
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant- everything is delicious, service is excellent, wine list cannot be beat. If you are looking for a wonderful, yet accessible dining experience, then look no further.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food and service.
    CINSOS
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    What a great experience. Very relaxed feeling from the minute you walked in the door. We were seated and treated like old friends our entire stay. We shared 6 great items from the price fixed menu. The scallops, duck and desserts were all the big hits of the night. Can't wait to return, we studied the regular menu while we were there and several items caught our interest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good food
    HappyTravelsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was good , but next time I would try the regular menu instead of the pre fixe. I wouldn't want to rate the restaurant on the pre fixe menu, as we didn't find it so appealing. If we go back, it'll be to try a regular meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    RobinoRealtor
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was amazing, matched with a great wine list and very attentive staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic date with hubby
    Hungrigirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Who knew this little gem of a restaurant was just a block down from the ale house and mikimotos? Interesting menu and extensive wine list. We did the prix fixe menu...for starters we had bay scallops and asparagus salad. Both were excellent! Entrees were duck leg and ricotta gundi. Again, extraordinary. The big finish was sangria sorbet and flan. Will be back when we are in the mood to splurge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Steammy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I treated my husband to Domaine Hudson for his birthday. It was an excellent choice. We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation time and we were seated immediately. Andrew was our server and he was very attentive to our requests and offered us suggestions. The Olive Oil Poached Shrimp was amazing. It was the first course I didn't want it to end. The flavors were explosive on my pallet. The rest of the meal was also very good with the wine choices. We will definitely visit Domaine Hudson again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding find
    Brian
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was my first time dining here. Very impressed with the quality of the food. Creative menu. Great value. Will return again and again. Our server was fantastic. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    dindin
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food here is always top notch,we went for Father's Day Brunch,the poached eggs and steak were excellent. We had a party of eight,everyone loved their dish. Service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    rusty
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have not dined at Domaine for sometime and were very impressed with the whole experience. The food was wonderful and the waiter was great with his wine suggestions. We will definitely return more frequently.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must go!
    DelawareDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We continue to be impressed by Domaine Hudson. Menu is creative, wine list is extensive and well chosen, and staff are top notch. Wilmington is lucky to have this restaurant...you don't have to drive to Philadelphia to have a fantastic dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful
    LexB
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food was among the best I have ever eaten and my wife, and I are foodies eating mostly in Philadelphia and New Your City. I must mention our server Javier who was the consummate professional . He was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive . You didn’t know he was there but he kept a constant eye on us and when we did need him he seemed to anticipate it and just appeared. He is a real asset to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So Good
    keylime
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We had a Groupon for a Fixed Price dinner. It was excellent-- really delightful. The wine list is awesome and they have 1.5, 3, and 6 oz portions of wine in case you want to taste more, and wine flights with imaginative names. I don't know why it has taken so long for us to go there again, and we will definitely go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GROUPON TO GET YOUR FOOD ON!
    ange
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    highly recommend this restaurant i am a vegetarian and found option within my 3 course groupon dinner and my boyfriend ...FAR from a veggie found and loved all of his choices as well. the cheese plate is a must and the wine iPad is awesome! can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Graduation Dinner
    JwbivVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went here for our son's college graduation dinner. We could not have picked a better spot. Service was excellent, food was great and we all fell in love with the Vino Pad. Definitely would recommend, and don't miss the cheese and charcuterie plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AngelVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Rare find and refreshingly unique. We felt pampered upon arriving and very welcome. Fantastic menu with a unique approach to an intimate, fine dining experience. We especially enjoyed the fixed price special dinner. A few things needed fine-tuning but the diligent staff made a few adjustments to make it next to perfection. We would definitely dine here again. Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not quite what we were expecting
    2FoodLovers
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Let's start with the good. The food was pretty darn awesome! I'd go back for that, but not for a special occasion - which this was. We were offered (and declined) their best table because it was right at the entrance to the restaurant and lacked any privacy. The service was odd. The waiter was nice if wordy with his descriptions and included the weight of every protein in his patter - including how much braised pork and pork belly was in the special. The sommelier (who may have been the owner) came by and asked if the wine he suggested to my husband on the phone was ok by pointing to the bottle and saying "it's ok?" Basically, the whole place from the decor to the service just lacked the finesse which their menu and website imply.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    WilmingtoniansVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had such a great meal last time and was really disappointed. I ordered the small steak and it was very late arriving and ice cold. My wife ordered scallops and they too were cold ... It took way too long for our waiter to get to the table initially and then it was a long time before the drinks arrived. We found the hostess and bar tender to be very friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. Domaine Hudson needs to step up their game.
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  • Awesome food
    SkiingWithTheFam
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Dishes were amazing!! Service was a little slow considering there were only 4 or 5 tables
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Datenightfun
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have always loved Domaine Hudson and the food was very good this time just as always I loved the blackend beat salad was delicious I hope it's part of the regular menu. I thought the limited menu was to narrow of a selection for Mother's Day and the steak had a bit to much mint in it. But overall very good I would go back again and again
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food/ Very Slow service
    DaveS
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dinner for 4 on a saurday evening - the food was very good, the setting warm comfortable the service was attentive but painfully slow .. 3 hours for dinner.
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  • Enjoyable
    INSULT
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food, wineand good service make for an enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    KJay
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Innovative menu. Great tasting food. Fabulous service. What more is there to say? Go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive but good
    Ubisandstone
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We used a Groupon, but without the discount the price is high for the food quality. Scallops were lukewarm instead of hot.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Interesting Menu & Pro Wait Staff
    DeDiningGuy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Enjoyable evening. Excellent wine selections and nearly every dish on the menu was something both of us wanted to try. Even better than our menu was the professional nature of the waiter. He described the menu items with the enthusiasm of a gourmet chef and genuinely seemed to relish his work. Only one negative note: Water glasses went unfilled for extended periods of time throughout the evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 859 reviews are from the Domaine Hudson reviews archive.
  • Just what we needed
    GDudeVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Looking for a gourmet presentation at a local price, with a wine list that tops the charts? Try Domaine Hudson again. What a great experience in a local setting. with the right music and a little more atmosphere, you'd think you were in Italy or France. Foodies will find the ever-chaning gouremt menu to their likng and for a quiet, romantic dinner, this is the place. Service was well-attended and not interrupting. Priced qutie reasoanbly for the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Favorite
    PeggyAnne
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We loved our first visit and will certainly be back. The food and service were fantastic. The only thing I would comment on is the table itself. We were seated at a very small table pushed up against a wall, it felt crowded.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet