I just wanted to say that
I just wanted to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. it was not busy and it was for my birthday that we choose this restaurant. The resturant does not advertise itself as kid friendly, but we decided to try it anyway. The waiter initially looked a bit taken aback when we seated with two preteens.
My younger is 12 and is dx with autism so, his volume and verbiage to the waiter although typical for us, it was unusual to the waiter, he was able to accomodate and go with the flow with our son. My daughter tried oysters for the first time and enjoyed them.
wanted to say thank you for making it a great evening.
1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood and atmosphere
One of my favorite places in Wilmington, DE for good seafood and nice ambiance! City chic not often found in Wilmington.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was great! The
Our server was great! The theatre menu is wonderful!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
it was our second dinner there
it was our second dinner there this month and we enjoyed it just as much this time. Our guests enjoyed it as well
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was flavorful and perfectly
Food was flavorful and perfectly done. Mussels appetizers was amazing. Scallops were delicious. Will definitely being going back. Compliments to the Chef. Thank you!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great seafood, best service
Great seafood, best service I've ever had, super friendly staff
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent food,
Consistently excellent food, and service was good this time, too.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occasion Seafood Dinner
Deep Blue came highly recommended to us for seafood and we were not disappointed. It is right by the famous Hotel duPont.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dinner was very good and
The dinner was very good and the service was attentive.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The highlight was the appetizer-
The highlight was the appetizer- muscles in a curry sauce with cilantro- i had to clean the plate! the crab cakes were fine, but not outstanding. We also had a lovely wine that was on their wine by the glass selection. I recommend this restaurant for both the food and the ambiance.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was at Deep Blue during
I was at Deep Blue during Wilmington Restaurant Week. I did the 3 course $35 menu and probably should have ordered from the main menu. The food was delicious but I had the crab cakes entree and received 2 small (1.5" diameter) crab cakes. It felt like an appetizer portion. I have eaten at Deep Blue in the past and the food is always excelent, I just felt the value wasn't there in their Restaurant Week portions.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for lunch during restaurant
We went for lunch during restaurant week. The shrimp and corn chowder was delicious! Some of the tables are kind of close so we made conversation with the table next to us. They were really pleased with the food also. You really can't go wrong at Deep Blue.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Little Place
This was for a "29th Birthday" celebration. Our server (Stephanie) was outstanding and made us feel comfortable right from the beginning. The staff was very friendly, well prepared for us, and knowledgeable about the new menu, the drink offerings, etc.. Their wine list, though not confusingly extensive, was still notable; and we trusted the staff to suggest a bottle which would go well with 4 separate meals. In the end, the food was fantastic (the carpaccio and the caramelized onion tart were two of my favorite appetizers), the wine perfectly matched, and the overall mood was spectacular. It made for a memorable evening.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific service, terrific meal
Have dined at Deep Blue before and always enjoyed ourselves. On this occassion, we had tickets for a concert at the Hotel Dupont so we made early reservations in order to be done in time for the performance. Our server, Dustin, fast-tracked our orders - not rushed service, but smooth, professional approach since the restaurant was full of pre- theatre diners. We followed his recommendations and had a delicious meal- even had time for dessert. Here is an example where the personality of the server enhances the dining experience
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal. Scallops were superb. Watermelon salad very tasty and unique. Service by Kim & Graham professional and top notch.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did a broadway play came here
Did a broadway play came here for happy hour excellent drinks and specials bar tenders were awesome definitely will be back
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Theater-goers received more
Theater-goers received more attentive service. Thankfully, we were not in a hurry as we watched our server scurry about, trying to get his guests on their way. Our server did apologize for his lack of attention and delay in our appetizers coming out...after our salad course. Our entrees, scallops and salmon were delicious and presented artistically. We overheard another guest commenting that it was sad that Deep Blue was not going to be in business much longer.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I always enjoy dinner at Deep Blue when we attend performances in Wilmington, DE.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ate here three times while in Wilmington for business and the food was wonderful at each meal-on par with any four star big city restaurant without the prices. Staff was friendly and accomodating. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day treat!
This was a last minute decision to celebrate Mother's Day at the Deep Blue Bar and Grill and I could not be happier we went. We typically go to a larger and much louder restaurant for special occasions but this was a God send! I cannot say enough about the quality of the food , especially the soup. I wish I could have taken a gallon or so home!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I dined here in May for a date night, something we don't get that often with a young child. When we have a night out to dine by ourselves Deep Blue is one of our first picks. The food is amazing, service was okay, not as good as in the past, but acceptable. When we choose a restaurant to dine at, we look for a place that has it all, great food, awesome ambience, and superb service, Deep Blue has it all!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had a bad meal here. Always excellent... now if they can just put salt and pepper on the tables...
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We did the Lobster special
We did the Lobster special that they have every Saturday. I'm not very adventerous, but my husband convinced me to try it. We both loved the 1st & 2nd courses. The 3rd course was good, but we def enjoyed the 1st 2 more. Our waitress was very nice and the staff was attentive. The dining room wasn't very full, but the bar was busy.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diner was Great!!
Drove down from Philadelphia, We (party of 3) all tried the 3 course Lobster Saturday menu and everything was excellent. From the friendly wait staff to the presentation of each course. Will definitely return.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturdays in the summer is lobster night with a 3 course lobster dinner for $29,90. It changes weekly and our dinner was very good. They didn't have the wine I ordered so they let me trade up for a more expensive will at the same price. I would highly recommend Deep Blue.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Under the Sea!
I took my fiancé here for his birthday. He is a foodie and loves seafood. Our waitress was fantastic which was great because we had a few duds at other places recently. The decor and murals play on the Deep Blue theme. I decided not to embarrass my fiancé by telling them it was his birthday but, another group let their waiter know... There was no annoying song, just a desert with a single lit candle placed in front of him. Nice and classy, right? Great food. I had the Mahi, he had Ahi. We also had apps and shared their unique pistachio desert. Drinks were great too. I could keep talking about how great everything was but, you get the picture. We'll go back, you should go too.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet, but good
We were a little shocked that the bar area was totally empty and there were only a handful of people in the restaurant on a Saturday night at 8 PM, but maybe that's just downtown Wilmington. The food was excellent. We both had outstanding halibut, and we shared mussells as a starter (wonderful flavors) and a banana chocolate bread pudding which was also excellent.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great find in downtown Wilmington
We enjoyed our evening at Deep Blue. We went there before a concert downtown. The staff was friendly, and they were mindful of our timeline. As for food, we tried a three-course special menu that featured lobster; the final course, a lobster cioppino was amazing. Nice wine list, too. We'll be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just great seafood
Some of the best seafood we've had. We are in Wilmington once a year for an Art Exhibition and usually eat there each year. This year exceeded our normally high expectations. Great service from our waiter who was friendly and helpful. I always recommend this restaurant to our fellow exhibitors.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Wine
I am originally from the Northern NJ/New York area. I'm telling you this because I feel the NY metro area has some of the best restaurants in the region. I was impressed by Deep Blue the first time. So far, I've been there twice. The raw bar (I had the Texas shrimp) was very, very fresh. The steak was cooked a little longer than I asked them to but it still was fairly tender. They have their own pastry chef(s) so the deserts were excellent. I finished the meal off with organic peppermint tea, which was also awesome. I would recommend this restaurant for date nights, before a show, or a special occasion such as anniversaries. It has a nice ambiance.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE,
EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE, HOWEVER, WE HAD 9:OO PM RESERVATIONS AND WERE THE ONLY ONES IN THE RESTAURANT. IT IS IN THE HEART OF THE BUSINESS DISTRICT IN WILMINGTON SO THEY GET AN EARLIER CROWD. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE AT THE BAR.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family maybe not...
This is a great little restaurant. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our toddler. The food was very good.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat before
Great place to eat before going to DuPont Theatre.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Lobster Night at Deep Blue several times. It's always terrific and a fun and tasty surprise for the many different preparations. Saturdays at Deep Blue during the summer are wonderful. Like many of the other patrons, we were having dinner prior to a show at the DuPont Playhouse and the server was sensitive to our time constraint.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband had the three course lobster dinner and it was very good. They came up with three creative and delicious courses!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took 2 customers to dinner and food was great. Waiter was nice, but totally overbearing and kept interrupting conversations throughout the dinner.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dee Blue started as a seafood place and continues with many choices from the sea. The fish are fresh and have a wide selection, particularly for shellfish. I like the blackened fish and, as usual, Deep Blue came through with a real treat. Good wine list and ice steady bar traffic. Room for big crowds or parties. All in all, a good Friday night out place for dining.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Deep Blue to celebrate my birthday. My husband and I really enjoyed it. I had mahi-mahi, he had snapper (I think) and both were beautifully prepared with interesting and unusual accoutrements. His fish came on top of a lasagna-like layering of ricotta and very thin slices of sweet potatoes. Mine came with a creamy polenta and haricots verts. We also shared a tuna tartare appetizer that was out of this world - beautifully presented and sprinkled with surprising little cubes of cucumber-wasabi gelee. The chef definitely appears to enjoy what he does. We couldn't figure out why the dining room was so empty for a Saturday.
Our server was also very pleasant and helpful.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have been
My husband and I have been going to Deep Blue for years. Birthdays and anniversaries - we love it! Food is always delicious!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great foodie adventure!! An amazing special of orzo, seafood sausage and grilled salmon.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for dinner before an
Good for dinner before an event at the DuPont Playhouse.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Deep Blue has much to offer, great food and service, plus a wine list to rival restaurants in much bigger cities. Started with the Calamari, which was done with a blue cornmeal dusting. Different, but delicious. I had the Surf and Turf; a unique combination of braised short rib, shrimp wrapped in shredded phyllo pastry then deep fried, all on top of a blue cheese polenta. Absolutely wonderful dish. My wife ordered the roasted duck breast with pumpkin spaetzle. The duck was cooked perfectly, but the taste of the spaetzle was overcome with apple and lacked much of the flavor of pumpkin. Funny, we both walked in knowing we were going to order one of their fish dinners, but were both drawn to non-seafood dishes. I guess we need to go back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great service
We had an excellent meal at Deep Blue. The fresh oysters were great, and there was a nice variety available. The main courses were all very good, and not limited to fish. Our waiter was attentive and friendly without over-doing it. The only complaint was that it was freezing in the dining room - the maitre d' even warned me to keep my wrap when we were seated. It is a big, open space so maybe it is difficult to heat, but trying to eat with a wrap on was a little awkward. This is a minor thing, but I think it could be fixed? In any event, we will go back for the food ( and maybe dress warmly!! :) .
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I both had the three course dinners, along with a 1/2bottle of wine.She had the lobster tail, and I
had the crab cakes. Both were excellent. The dinner salads were good, nothing exceptional.
And desserts were good also. Overall a real good meal
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have alwatys had great
We have alwatys had great meals here,but, unfortunately, the service has always put a damper on the outing. Our server was very stoic and when encouraged to "lighten up" we were told he had been doing this for 25 years and knew what he was doing...which would have been OK if our drink orders came as ordered and soup wasn't served after having been sitting a while , barely warm with a film on top.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM