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Domaine Hudson
Domaine Hudson
  • Address:
    1314 N Washington Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Domaine Hudson Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.domainehudson.com
  • Email: mikeross@domainehudson.com
  • Phone: (302) 655-9463
  • 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: Contemporary American, 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.

    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 (302) 655-9463
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "What a great dinner we had here for my birthday. The service was excellent and the food very very good. The best thing I liked was the choice between a full size dinner portion or a smaller "petite" portion. I had the smaller portion of the salmon , and it was perfect. Plenty of great wine choices, too. This was the first time we had been there. I don't know what took us so long! Will def be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We LOVE Domaine Hudson. It is our favorite celebration spot. Javier is the best waiter and the wine list is endless. Best of all is the food. It is perfect! Wish we could eat here every night!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Domaine is a great spot for a quick bite pre-theater or conference (DuPont Theater, Grand or Christina Cultural Arts Center); or an intimate night out for 2-4. The food is special and the wine can be expertly paired to accompany the evening. A Strong recommendation: reserve your tables on Weekends "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food - innovative. Excellent service. A keeper."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great wine but pricey, friendly attentive service while unobtrusive, a very pleasant experience "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The cheese plate had a nice selection and was great as a starter. I ordered the duck and asked for a recommendation from the waiter on wine. His selection was perfect! Same with my dining partner. Overall the service was excellent and not rushed - with a fine meal I always appreciate being given time to savor. The duck was server medium rare and was extremely tender and flavorful. Who leaving the waiter thanked me by name - nice touch! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Friends recommended Domaine Hudson based on their wine selections. We went on a Friday evening and the food service was waaaaay too slow. We were seated for 40 minutes and never offered bread, crackers or anything to enjoy with our wine selection. We weren't sure if it was intentional to increase alcohol sales. It definitely detracted from the experience. Cheese plate was very tasty, but it was served and I had to call the waiter back to explain what we were eating . The entrees were good, but nothing special for the money. The beat salad with whipped ricotta was delicious. It was a unique dish and the menu has limited selections so I would recommend looking at the menu online before going to make sure there"s something for everyone."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It took us over an hour to get our entree. Appetizers were good but main dishes and desert left a lot to be desired"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week and we were pleasantly surprised, hadn't eaten there in a long time. Loved the three course meal. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Chef Dwain did it again, from housemade Tasso ham to amazing clove spiced venison loin! His food never disappoints!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our meal was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. From the moment that we were greeted until we left they staff made us feel special and they tended to the needs of my elderly parents. The staff helped with finding us a quiet table and the special salt free dishes were perfectly prepared. Thanks to Domaine Hudson we had a memorable meal that will be used as standard for other restaurants to aspire to."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We took out of town friends for dinner and had a wonderful meal, as always. The only sour note was a soup dish that was lukewarm. The deserts, ice cream and flour less chocolate cake were delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent...food, service, experience. I'd highly reccomend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is our 4th time back and I should have written a review before. Last year we had our wedding rehearsal dinner for a party of 14. While Domaine is a smaller restaurant they accommodated us well and our guests were all impressed, we virtually took over half the place and our servers took it in stride, it was a wonderful experience. Even though it was restaurant week and they had a set menu, they worked with us so that we wouldn't have much crossover with the wedding menu. Now going back just the 2 of us last night I'm reminded why we wanted to have the rehearsal dinner there in the first place…the food is wonderful (can't say that either of us have ever had a subpar meal), the wines are fabulous, and the service is top notch."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The appetizers were excellent. The wine list was very nice. We were given a table right next to the hostess despite having a reservation. The service was excellent to start but there was over a 50 minute wait between appetizers being cleared and dinner served. The restaurant was not full. We did not order dessert or coffee. We were there for 2 hours."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "One of the more memorable dining experiences I've had in a very long time. Service, selection, wine, and food were simply amazing! Will certainly be returning again. We ordered the 4 plate chef's choice dinner and it exceeded all expectations. 2 days later and we are still talking about our dinner!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our experience began with a warm welcome and culminated with being very satisfied with the dining experience from a very attentive but not overshadowing waiter to the marriage of delectable and interesting flavors. We started with a cheeseboard that was not only enjoyable to the palate but that was beautifully presented and explained. Each of us was more than pleased with our entrees, noting wonderful and delicate seasonings. Only one of us ordered dessert but all three sampled it and all three gave a hearty thumbs up to the sugar crusted creme brulee ~ a perfect punctuation on a delightful evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food combinations were so exquisite - for example the warm roasted beets with the cool homemade ricotta and the spiciness of the arugula was just fabulous - I coudl have made my whole meal with that salad. Everything we ate was delicious - every bite - the king salmon with the califlower puree and cool zucchini with lime, the fresh rockfish, the ceal chop done to perfection and the side dish of roasted califlower with pine nuts - I would go back and have it all over again. The service was friendly and competent. And I have to mention the dessert I had: frozen caramel machiatto WOW in a butterscotch sauce with gingersnaps and hazelnut brickle - one of the best desserts I have ever ordered and eaten!! I couldn't share it was so good!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The reception and service was outstanding. The ambiance is excellent. The food was disappointing. Unlike most Wilmington restaurants, the food was not smothered in exaggerated seasoning and sauces, but the real taste of the ingredients was not on the other hand evident. Rutabaga soup could have been any creamy vegetable. It just tasted like puree something. The original pasta that probably had a wonderful taste was overwhelmed by an overly strong sauce. The lamb and steak were well cooked and had taste, but nothing outstanding. The gelato tasted like play-do. The flourless chocolate cake was bland. The expresso is typically American...not a true expresso (like La Fia) but a Starbucks version of a European coffee. This place has potential."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were seated in the back room that fit 4 tables, it was quiet but we weren't sure we liked it. The AC vent was pointed right at us and we had to put our coated on twice. The waiter Andre was kind enough to turn it off, it was Feb 15 and freezing out. Besides that, the food was great., the duck was very tender, the black garlic cavatelli was awesome. The wine list is unlike any list I've seen, not just huge, it has some of the best wines in the world, even grand cru bordeauxs"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A chic spot with great food and intimate setting -- perfect for a romantic date."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was told this restaurant was excellent but was disappointed. Atmosphere was great and it felt cozy but the food was not what we expected. We had the cheese platter and the person who brought it to the table told us what each cheese was but when we ate it it was wrong. We also had no idea how to eat the cheese platter because it had various sides with bread but we were unsure if we were to eat the cheese on the bread and if each cheese was matched up to a certain side or bread. I had a steak dinner that was also disappointing. The steak was cooked perfect but had very little flavor. Nice restaurant but fell short of my expectations. Would go again if I wasn't paying."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very attentive staff, fantastic wine selections, wonderful food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We booked reservations for our Valentines dinner. We arrived a little early but there was no place to wait until our table was ready because the bar seats were reserved. But the staff quickly resolved the issue and allow us and several others arriving to sit at the bar while waiting for tables. The staff is extremely pleasant and friendly and added to the enjoyable experience. We did not feel rushed and the food was brought out in a timely matter. We had salmon and rockfish and they were both delicious. The tables were a little close together as the waite staff had difficulty trying not to bump into guests chairs. Looking forward to trying this again on a regular night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It had been too long since we had been to Domaine Hudson, and this latest visit made us regret waiting so long. Wine flights are a fun way to sample different regions and styles, cheeses were well matched to our choices, entrees were just fabulous. Looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Domaine Hudson is my favorite restaurant. As usual, our meals were excellent. The Curry Spiced Bay Scallops were tender and delicious. The duck and beef third course were cooked perfectly, medium rare. The service has always been the best in the area, not at all pretentious."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The atmosphere is warm, quiet, inviting and classy- perfect for a personal or professional outing. The service is ideal- attentive, personable, helpful, enhancing the whole experience. But most important - the food- amazing. Each of us with varying palates raved about our selection... The duck, the lamb loin, the whole fish, the black garlic cavatelli, the blackened beets, and the desserts (carmel macchiato and pistachio tort). And almost forgot to mention the enjoyment of different wine flights for each of us - added a spark of fun to the lovely evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have traveled to Wilmington several times recently, and am delighted to have discovered this gem. It's damning with faint praise to say it stands out in an otherwise so-so restaurant scene, because it's great by pretty much any standard. Nondescript on the outside, and perfectly satisfactory but nothing all that special on the inside, the real attraction is the food. Intense tastes, fresh ingredients, creative combinations of flavors. Wilmington is hardly a destination, but if you find yourself there, do not even consider skipping this place."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Domaine Hudson in a while. The wine flight was nice and our waiter very helpful. The starter veg platter was interesting , but just ok. But, our mains were excellent! We both had fish and the presentation was lovely and the sides yummy! Dessert was good as well. Not the best food in town, but very good. The service was just a tad slow."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We were a party of 3 at 8pm on a Thursday night. The restaurant is easy to locate, and we found on-street parking within a block of the door. The restaurant was about half full when we arrived, with a couple of large groups already seated. We ordered from the menu, no special requests. Drinks came quickly, but food was slow to arrive. When it did come, the food was well-plated and delicious. The last dish of 2 courses arrived around 10pm. The wine list is great and the food is excellent. But the restaurant could improve by offering bread and butter or olive oil with the first round of drinks, and by reducing the wait time between starters and entrees. I'll be back again soon."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner but found the menu limited. There were many excellent wines to sample. I had an excellent Roasted whole Bronzino that was skillfully deboned table side but my dining partner felt menu was otherwise limited."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "great food from the new chef. fantastic, attentive service. fabulous wine list. awesome cheeses."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Food was good as usual, but knocked a star off for craft beer list. Despite not being crowded and having a 6:30 reservation, service was surprisingly slow. I was also dissapointed to see the craft beer menu had been scaled back considerably. Used to be able to get some bottles not normally found, now it's basically a basic offering"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food and wine , especially the wine flights! Service was amazing,"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Restaurant fairly busy on Saturday night even in cold snowy weather. Yet the noise level was quite low. We noticed that the tables were separated enough that we will plan our next business dinner there. The food was very good and reasonably priced. A prix fixe option is available for $39. Excellent selection of wines and beer. Overall very favorable experience and we will plan to go there again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "All of our food was good to very good. The wine list is excellent. They also offer various flights of wine. We tried the Pinot Noir flight which was very good. The service was at just the right level. All in all a very enjoyable meal. We will return."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We came for an early Monday night dinner. Heather, the bartender, was friendly and informative. Our waiter Diego did a great job de-boning the fish table side. The food was delicious. The blackened beet appetizer was very tasty as was the squash soup. The dinner entrees were cooked to perfection. The branzino was superb, steak was cooked perfectly. Dessert was mouthwatering. Roger, the manager, was friendly and accommodating. I cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Service was very good. Pricing for small portions, particularly the price fix. It is not as good as it used to be with the place showing wear in the rugs and fixtures. Unfortunately the night were we there there was an extremely loud group of diners who disturbed and otherwise pleasant night out."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This upscale sophistated kitchen presents wonderful food in novel ways. Very different from other choices in Wilmington."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Located in a small establishment across from the hospital, Domaine Hudson is a real treat. Cozy, elegant decor. It wasn't terribly busy on the Saturday night we were there during the holidays, which is unfortunate, because it really is quite a nice dining experience. Fresh oysters with different vinaigarettes, rocket salads, salmon and branzino, and caramel macchiato dessert all made for great dining. Service was attentive and correct. Wine list has very interesting selections and the sommelier was quite knowledgeable. Mercifully quiet as well. We're sorry we're from out of town and don't have more opportunities to dine at Domaine Hudson."
    Dined on 12/28/2013