Absolutely fantastic restaurant!
Absolutely fantastic restaurant! We did the 4-course tasting menu - incredible. Wonderful service!! Highly recommend!!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second time at
This was my second time at Domaine Hudson and it was just as good as the first time. I took my mom to celebrate her 65th birthday. When making the reservations on Open Table I expressed this & was hoping they would mention something to her but didn't. Other than that a great evening.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fabulous, but
The food was fabulous, but our service (Kip Poole) was even better! Kip was extremely knowledgeable about both the food and wine. He selected a wonderful port wine to go perfectly with each of our desserts. I would highly recommend Domaine Hudson for foodies and wine lovers.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food as good as the wine
I knew Domaine Hudson was focused on wine, but I was very impressed by their Restaurant Week menu as well. Moreover, because they allow you to buy individual glasses of wine in amounts as small as 1.5 oz, you can pair a tasting of wine to each course without having to second-guess your ability to drive home. The papardelle was especially excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine and did the pairings for one member of our party to her great satisfaction.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
With its small pours of wine
With its small pours of wine and comfortable surrounds, domaine Hudson is a uniquely pleasant experience. The steak was tough this time around, but the overall preparations were fine. Our server, Javier, is the best waiter in wilmington
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Transcendent Evening
Rare, perhaps unprecedented, to enjoy a meal of this quality in Delaware.
An appetizer of beef bone marrow, with the bone, arugula, and seasoned baguette. Spectacular! Chased with French sparkling rose.
I had a pork shank, lovingly cooked for 4 hours, 'falling off the bone' doesn't do it justice. With a melange of hearty mushrooms and asparagus risotto. My wife had a rack of venison that she couldn't stop raving about.
Using the 'Vino App', we chose a perfectly-matched Cali syrah.
Sumptuous desserts, including a s-s-erious bread pudding with great dessert wines topped off the meal.
This is a chef and a restaurant at the peak of their powers. As friendly and professional a wait staff as you can find.
Hope this wasn't too subtle...
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Domaine Hudson for the first time Sunday night, and we're so glad we did. We'll definitely be back. The service was excellent and the food was amazing.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would go again
Javier was our server and he did an excellent job! Brunch is not a typical service for DH but they opened it up for Mother's Day and made us all feel special!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Mount Cuba Center on Sunday and found Domaine Hudson through Open Table. What lucky find! I had a wonderful salad and monkfish, and the portions were quite generous. I will return when next in Wilmington.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were wonderful! Appealing to the eye and the stomach! The alcohol prices are too crazy expensive and the neighborhood is not attractive. Overall, it's still worth going back for the food!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent meal at
We had an excellent meal at Domaine Hudson. The five of us had a variety of different dishes - soup, risotto, fish, hunt of the day, scallops, cheese platter etc . All were well prepared and very tasty. We also enjoyed a very good wine from their large selection. The service was attentive but unobtrusive and professional. Despite staying until quite late we never felt rushed or pressed to leave. All in all a first class experience. We will definitely return,
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable meal
Menu limited but salmon dish was outstanding and mussels well prepared. Nice wine list. Gelato was best I've had.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Mother's Day and
Went for Mother's Day and came back for Father's Day! Such a wonderful variety of appetizers and entrees. The wine list is extreme, but there's something for everyone. Delightful!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely meal with great service
Excellent service, attentive and helps the guests enjoy the wines and meal without being stuffy.
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding Wilmington Restaurant
This is the best restaurant in Wilmington DE; don't be fooled by the unpretentious exterior. The wine list is very extensive, plus they also offer many unique craft beers. We come to Domaine Hudson about four times a year and have never had a disappointing meal. The service staff are so knowledgeable about wine and wine pairing with both cheese and food, plus they all are very friendly and enthusiastic. We are wine novices and always look forward to their suggestions.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the wine flights, great
Love the wine flights, great variety and collection from all different parts of the world and all are delicious
The scallops appetizer is delicious and the Pork shank was a big portion and cooked perfect
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service from Javier! Special request for Ceasar Salad table side was amazing. New 'Wine Ipad' let us explore all wines. Our choice was moderately priced and so delicious! Every morsel was yummy!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic wine list - delivered
Fantastic wine list - delivered via iPad. WIde selections of foods with great flavor profiles. very well done.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb service and food accompanied
Superb service and food accompanied by a great selection of wine. The entire staff from the manager to wait staff made the dinner very enjoyable. We suspect Domaine Hudson is packed on the weekends!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best 6th wedding anniversary!
Domaine Hudson was a beautiful, romantic fine dining establishment! The wine list was amazing, my husband tried about 8 different selections of red and white wine. The list of all the bottle selection was on a iPad due to the owner is expertise in fine wine. I just hope my husband won't wait for another year to return! Our server was wonderful and even though we were not the only two in the room he certainly made sure our glasses were never empty and our smiles never left our faces. Thank you Domaine Hudson for making our 6th anniversary as good as our 5th.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried this because it was on Open Table and the reviews were good. What a fantastic find! The wine list is enormous and presented on an iPad. Javier was our waiter. He was extremely knowledgeable and sweet as could be! The food was positively amazing!! I could have eaten my filet without teeth! We will definitely go back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Anniversary Dinner
We enjoyed a romantic dinner celebrating our anniversary. Great service and wine!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first experience with a wine ipad and it was fun but I still ordered my glass from the menu. Excellent food and service. I loved that one could get a small or regular portion - the small worked well for all of us along with appetizers. A bit hard to spot the restaurant driving by and we had to send in an emissary to find out we could park in the lot next door (there was a hard-to-see sign). I do not know Wilmingon but I don't think I would want to be wandering around there late at night.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good, with friendly
Consistently good, with friendly service and a very interesting wine and drink list. The only minor complaint is that the bread is not warm, and also is undistinguished. The butter is good, and the salad, soup, and main courses are of a high order. We had Salmon and Artic Char as main courses and the fish was fresh, and nicely flavored. Supporting garnishes/veggies are tasty and do not take away from the two fish dishes. One of us had an greens salad-arugla was fresh and the dressing delicate. The other party had a squash soup, which was very flavorful and had a nice tang.
We have eaten here at least a dozen times and the restaurant has never disappointed.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service
Try the Chef's Tasting! Outstanding, and worth the price. Let the servers help with the wine selections. They are very knowledgeable, and know their stock.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
DH remains one of the top spots for dining in and around Wilmington. The quality of the fare remains excellent despite the change in chefs and the wine and beer selection is the best in DE. The service is excellent and welcoming.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first. The food is amazing!! I cannot rave about it enough. We will go again and again!!!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I chose this randomly from reviews on opentable.com because our favorite restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays, our only days off. We were so pleasantly surprised!!! It was a Sunday night so the downtown restaurant was not busy. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We chose the 4 course tasting menu and the chef produced a meal that made us want to hum while we were eating; seared scallops, homemade gnocchi, braised octopus, and hanger steak all cooked to perfection, followed by a chocolate pot d' creme and espresso gelato....mmm... fantastic. They also had a wine cellar fit for the most discriminating oenephile. We went with a wonderful 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Thank you all for an Anniversary to be remembered!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was inspired. The wine list was expansive and accommodated a range of prices and tastes. The seasonally inspired food melted in your mouth. The vegetable appetizer had beets and carrots that were so delicately flavored. My Arctic Char was perfectly cooked. My dining companions' food was also amazing: the skirt steak, the ribeye, the butternut squash soup, the salad whit cranberry and apple... Yum! I do not eat dairy or wheat and they were very accommodating.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Foodies Must Try Domaine Hudson!
An incredible meal. The food was fantastic, the wine amazing, the wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. Potentially the best meal that I have ever had in Wilmington. The description of the duck breast was slightly intimidating, but it was wonderful, especially paired with the Malbed wine flight.. I do not have enough superlative adjectives to describe DH. When can I go back?
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Wine List
Lots of good things to say about Domaine Hudson. I recently moved to the area and trying to find good restaurants. This is one of the better restaurants in Wilmington. It has a great wine list with wines from around the world by the glass. The food was also very good.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Chef Impresses
With the arrival of the new chef, Domaine Hudson continues to be one of Delaware's best dining destinations. The chef's flavors and execution are fantastic. My dining companion and I started with a singe Blue Point oyster with a horseradish foam and slice of orange, which left us wishing we had ordered more. Next, we shared two small plates of the Scallops and Pumpkin Tortellini, which were both delicious and perfectly cooked. The tortellini were yummy and served with a cream sauce and topped with a kind of crunchy concotion made from fried red chill peppers, almonds and cumin. For our entree, we split the whole fish that came with a jasmine coconut rice, which was good. Can't wait to go back and try more of the chef's creations!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food! Great wine!
We really enjoyed our experience at Domaine Hudson! The food was cooked perfectly with amazing creative flavors. At our table, we tried the octopus appetizer, tuna, scallops, pumpkin tortellini, steak and duck breast. All of us were very happy with our food! There are half portions so you can try more than one entree. The wine list is amazing! You can do flights or enjoy a bottle or 3. I definitely recommend trying this restaurant! You will not be disappointed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better Than Ever
It's amazing to see how Domaine Hudson is improving with age. The food seemed even better than what we enjoyed in previous visits over the years. Our server went over and above our expectations. It was a very nice experience and the restaurant seemed to be completely in control despite some extra crowds brought in by restaurant week in Wilmington. Only one of us tried the restaurant week menu, which was the only way the delicious steamed clams appeared on the menu. They were excellent, as was everything.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was very good and
Service was very good and attentive. The food was very tasty, but my Parsnip and Onion soup and that of a friend were only warm, and not hot. My wifes Chicken Roulade was very tasty, but not hot and only warm. I would go back, and see if it was due to a busy night (no excuse). My Oxtail and Cavatelli entree was very good and hot.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pleasant Adventure
My wife and I live in South Jersey and were looking for a different place to go for dinner. She picked this restaurant almost randomly and we went for it. The restaurant was easy to find. The food was very different, reasonably priced, and delicious. The menu was small (too many choices just confuses us) and unique. We would go again for sure.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine regularly at DH .The service is outstanding especially with Javier and Diego.The wine list remains unmatched in Wilmington.I wanted to write an updated review because we had an especially good meal there this past week.The pasta dishes included oxtail and cavatelli and seasonal pumpkin and squash and both dishes were fantastic.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Miss this Gem
Great energy and vibrant space will keep you coming back--friendly, attentive staff but not imposing. They know their wines and made terrific recommendations from a deep cellar, without busting the bank, to accompany the tasting menu. The foie gras stood out as a star and its buttery delicate nature was improved by tender pear. Each course built on the previous one and told a story of tastes and creativity. The only misstep was not being asked how we preferred our beef. That said, our evening was 2 1/2 hours well spent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great business dinner
Went on a Tuesday night with 6 business associates. We were treated like royalty and the food was fantastic. Great work DH!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I think this restaurant keeps
I think this restaurant keeps changing hands, but it is very nice. Interesting menu, with excellent wine list and nice offers. When I arrived it was very quiet, but the noise level increased with a big group that met at the bar and then moved to the tables. When many people were there the service declined a little, but still enjoyed the night.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really great! I had the Lamb and it was astounding how good it was. DH has really stepped up a notch.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of 3 had dinner on the early side on a week night. The restaurant was quiet, and the service was very responsive, but not hovering. The food was perfect - 2 of us had the steak, which was perfectly medium rare, and the third had salmon, which he said was delicious. I did miss having soup,., in the past there was normally a very good seasonal soup which I've always enjoyed. There was a good selection of wines by the glass that paired well with the food, and the creme brulee martini for dessert was a nice finishing touch! We will be back.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
top ten meals
Tremendous wine list. Dozens of varieties by the glass. Blackened beet salad was better than mine and it is the first restaurant to ever do that. Duck breast salad was excellent. Rockfish was fresh and perfectly cooked with autumn veggies that complimented, not overwhelmed. Cheese plate was a very good ending. Service was as professional as they come. We live in Baltimore but plan on returning at least twice a year.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good but a little esoteric
We were four guys out for a casual business dinner. We enjoyed our dinner, and Andre, our waiter, was attentive, prompt, and helpful - truly an excellent waiter. The cheese board had a good variety of cheeses and accompaniments. All of our entrees were prepared exactly as we expected, and were well-presented. Our only complaint is that the variety of entrée choices was a little narrow, and the combinations were, well, a little esoteric. Sort of the opposite end of the scale from comfort food. If you're a foodie, you'll probably love this place. If you want something familiar, not so much. For what it is, which is something of a culinarily esoteric restaurant, Domaine Hudson is excellent.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable Night, Thanks Javier
Our foodie ,drinks, wine, cheese and dessert were awesome!!! My wife's rock fish and my Bronzini were cooked to perfection - the ingredients complimented the flavor of the fish. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cheese plate b/c the cheeses were different but flavorful and not ones that you can even find in a grocery store with a good cheese section. Our favorite memory of the night was our waiter, Javier!!! He was a waiter that loves his job, the food, and the whole dining experience. He knew his menu, wines, cheeses,... and most importantly how they all paired together. Javier and the great food, wine, and cocktails made Domain & Hudson a 5 star in our opinion!!!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks Domaine Hudson!
Another memorable, tasty meal in a beautiful, comfortable and sophistcated environment. Congratulations Domaine Hudson!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
All of us really enjoyed our
All of us really enjoyed our dinners ... the aged steak was outstanding and that cavatelli dish was really tasty. Thanks!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Kalup worked it!
The service by Javier was great. The food by Chef Kalup was awesome, try the duck leg confit, ricotta gnocchi, blackened beets and the whole fish served table side. Lots of great reasonably priced wines on the list, tasty cocktails too! We'll be back soon.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM