The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont
The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont

The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hoteldupont.com/
  • Phone: 3025943154x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Keith Miller C.E.C.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Richard Slutter 3025943256x

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel valet and self-parking available. Valet parking is complimentary for all dinner patrons.
A word from The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont
Enjoy French cuisine in the Green Room, in an unforgettable setting of fumed oak paneling, coffered oak beamed ceiling, gold chandeliers, Italian mosaic and original oil paintings.


Music is played weekends from the musicians gallery overlooking the restaurant. The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont is winner of the Four-Diamond AAA Award for 29 consecutive years, and Wine Spectators "Best of Award of Excellence" for 2013.


The Green Room features a colorful combination of new and old; including shimmering draperies, comfortable wingback chairs, and Versace patterned china. The legendary elegance and comfort of the historic Green Room are complemented by a fresh, seasonally-inspired menu under the direction of Executive Chef Keith Miller and Sous Chef Philip Dersch. An award-winning wine collection and impeccable service combine for an unforgettable fine dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (24)romantic (21)fit for foodies (15)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (8)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Lives up to it's reputation
    OfficeFoodies
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Our small office group wanted a special place for a holiday lunch. We had originally thought that the Green Room at the Hotel du Pont would be too expensive until we compared their lunch prices to other restaurants in the area. You cannot beat the ambience, the exemplary wait service and, of course, the food!!!! We are still talking about it and can't wait to go back. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere with
    BubbaVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Wonderful atmosphere with an overlay of true class. Limited lunch menu but food is good, soup serving is quite small.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The room itself was magnificent. The live piano music coming from upstairs was absolutely beautiful. I found the brunch food itself somewhat average. The desserts were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • holiday brunch
    love2eat
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The holiday brunch was as wonderful an experience for my family as I'd hoped it would be. The service was great, the decor was warm & welcoming, and it was the perfect ambiance for a special occasion. I wanted to treat my family to a special brunch before the Children's Theater performance nearby and we all just loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Green Room Strikes Gold
    DelawareDiner
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Always a pleasure to fine in the Green Rrom. One of my favorite places in Delaware!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought we were going to
    chickVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    I thought we were going to brunch but apparently only breakfast was available. We waited about 4 minutes before anyone showed up at the front desk. Coffee served but no cream, asked for water, no refills. The food was good but that's the best I can say.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still in a Class of Its Own
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Every course perfectly and creatively prepared. Menu selection was varied and fairly priced, as were wines. Attentive, professional service, and of course the rich, historic ambience of the room itself that is absolutely unique. When you want great food AND you want to dine in true style, the Green Room is still a unique experience, and overall a very good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    csg2028
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The room was very classy. Well appointed art an drapery. High ceilings and burgundy accents complemented the room. Our meal was very nice and well presented. Portions were just right which is a nice change from the huge portions most restaurants are serving. The pan seared scallops were perfect and the hit of our dining experience. The up charge for the veal was not worth it since it tasted bland and truthfully like I made it at home. Dessert was pleasant and again not over sized. The Short ribs were very good and the puree of butternut squash was delicious. Our waiter was very nice and the right amount of interaction. Drinks were served welled and chilled.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Luncheon
    BirthdayGirl65
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My sister and I felt as if we were dining on location of our favorite TV show, Downton Abbey. The Green Room is exquisite, the food excellent and prepared as ordered. And, above all, our server treated us as if we were royalty. What a wonderful birthday luncheon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Dependable
    fran
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    I moved from Delaware 10 years ago. It's heartwarming to me to know that I can still depend on the Green Room to be quiet, and pleasant with tasty, healthy food and professional, friendly staff. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining Experience
    Louise3
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    This was our 3rd time dining here and it never fails to be a great experience. The setting is as elegant as you can imagine. The service is impeccable. We stayed at the hotel and ate breakfast in the Green Room, too. Everyone serving was faultless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Green Room is beautiful
    pickyeater
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The Green Room is beautiful and a very special place to dine. My husband and I went there for lunch prior to an afternoon concert, and were a little surprised/disappointed in the small selection on the menu. The dinner menu is probably more extensive. The service was very efficient, but more effusive than I prefer. We would like to return for dinner sometime.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid dinner.
    Foodie423
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I typically visit the Green Room for breakfast or lunch with local attorneys or client meetings. The food is just average for breakfast and lunch. Nothing spectacular and out of the ordinary so I have not been too impressed thus far. BUT, my review of their dinner option is quite different. I decided to try the GR for a client dinner. The food was phenomenal, our waiter was knowledgeable and engaging and the dessert was beyond description. I highly recommend the Green Room for dinner as it will leave a favorable impression with your client, date or whomever. Absolutely worth the expense. The other options available in town can not match this experience. The experience as a whole was sublime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good and presentation
    ShadeMan
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Food was good and presentation adequate. Great wine list and decor. Nice ambiance. Service as ehh. There were 3 diners and the main course was served to the wrong persons. When I received the check the credit card bill was for a different amount. After dinner we sat talking for a while, we would have ordered another drink or water or coffee but no one ever came over again. During the meal the service was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guilded-Age Luxury Still Works!
    MarginallyUsefulVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The Green Room in the century-old Hotel Dupont lives up to expectations: dark wood paneling, 30-foot coffered ceiling, guilding all around with heavy draperies. Yes, go there because it's still one of the top ten hotel dining room interiors in the eastern US. But you won't be disappointed either by the kitchen: at our recent dinner, we had superb breads, delicious salmon and grouper with innovative accompaniments and desserts so beautifully crafted that we almost didn't want to eat them. THe Sunday brunch was equally excellent. Professional service. In sum: A fabulous interior with food to match and expensive but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting - avg. food
    spicegirl1VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    It's just such a shame that this place cannot do a better job with the food. It is an ideal setting, with an attentive staff in a great easy access location. But the food is just so mediocre that we would recommend it to our foodie friends as a "place to be comfortable and quiet, with good cocktails and nice service - but don't expect the food to be up to par with the rest of the experience." Sorry... I wish it were otherwise because we would love it to be our "go to" spot before a show at the Grand.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegance in Wilmington
    Lifedx
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The Green Room continues to provide an excellent dining experience. The live Piano Music is pleasent. The food and service remain consistent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food, service, and atmosphere
    DrWork
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    The food, service, and atmosphere at the Hotel are great. The one big drawback is the price. The food is just not worth the exorbitant price. I would not dine there if I had to pay for it myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion made special
    Bobbie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Dinner was for six people celebrating a birthday celebration. The menu options were adequate, and the meal and service was excellent. Beautiful room to celebrate in. It was not a busy night, so the noise level was quite quiet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Food & Service
    BirthdayMom
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Wonderful place for a special occasion! Incredible mushroom soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but pricey
    BBeats
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We loved everything we ordered, but felt that it was very expensive for what we got. Portions were very small. Service was good and fast, which is great for the theater goers. We will definitely go back because there is nothing more convenient for the Dupont Theater AND it was stunningly beautiful. Also, we brought 2 teenagers with us, and they were pretty flexible with their ingredients! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the theater
    theatreguild1
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    What a wonderful to way to spend a Thursday evening - dinner and the theater at the Hotel DuPont. It was very relaxing, incredible culinary foods and presentation. Those who served us certainly took care of us with just the right amount of attention and anticipation of our time frame to get to the show at 7:30 p.m. Everything was just wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service
    JandB
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    The food and presentation were truly superb and the chef is a genius with preparation and flavors. Our waiter Brandon was very knowledgeable and just all around outstanding. The whole staff were very attentive, friendly and professional. We were so impressed with dinner the first night that we immediately made reservations for the next night. Breakfast in the Green Room matched the excellent experience at dinner. One of our best dining experiences ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vreat for a special occasion
    Chip
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    My wife and I ate in the Green Room for a special occasion. We had just made our last mortgage payment and to go to a memorable place to celebrate. The Green Room is a great for a special celebration. The food is excellent and the ambiance is dignified.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • don't bother
    salesVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    this place is old and outdated and the food was banquet style, bland and overcooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Stuffy but nice
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    First time dinning here was very good. Seems like a place mostly old money would patronize. Waitress was very nice even though it is obvious we are not. Would visit once a year for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely special occasion!
    Hoffhort
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We treated a relative--and ourselves--to an evening at the Green Room. It is worth a visit for the setting alone--the hotel is an historic gem, and the restaurant is beautifully appointed. Our experienced server was efficient and personable. We enjoyed the wonderful jazz piano music played by Dennis Fortune from a balcony. At our request he descended during a break and was introduced to us by our kind server, who has been his friend for many years. We aren't wine drinkers, but observed that their list was outstanding. However, we do enjoy martinis, and the ones we ordered were generous in size and expertly prepared. The food was just right, and the desserts were heavenly. Highly recommended for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night out
    showtime
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We went for our 5th anniversary because we got married there and it was a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creme de la Creme
    barbie
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Simply a beautiful stately setting for your fine dining experience. Lovely hosts at every level. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. What a true gem! Thank you so much for the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Green Room always impresses
    Rich
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The grand, hundred-year-old Green Room restaurant in the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DC, has never failed to please us, and that is a consistent record that goes back to August 1971. Live piano accompanied Sunday Brunch is a treat. Come very hungry and plan to be surprised by quality, presentation and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Occasion
    Sammie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The wait staff was terrific. She made sure that we had everything needed, including refills and more. She made suggestions as we ordered, and she was on target for us. We were greeted immediately and our occasion was recognized. The special dessert suited our occasion perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    McTottsers
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We did a small lunch at the Green Room after our wedding. The food was outstanding as was the service and the ambiance! They served us complementary champagne to celebrate our wedding! A perfect lunch for our special day!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Anne
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Food was good, but the selection of brunch buffet items was a little disappointing. Pastries could have been fresher and home baked. Otherwise good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef kindly accommodated our
    SVBallerina
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Chef kindly accommodated our off the menu special request making the experience even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Older Children
    Allan
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Our 16 year old son was somewhat nerves. The wait persons put him at ease quickly and we had a very nice dinner at a very nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary and had a great experience. The atmosphere is very formal with an old fashion classic feel to it. The staff was attentive and helpful in explaining the items on he menu. I recommend he foie gras. My wife had his for her first course and when it came I tasted it and wished I had ordered it as well. For the main course I had the European chicken and my wife had the lobster and filet mignon. Both of which were cooked to a perfect temperature, and tasted outstanding. It is expensive but I would definitely return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    BubbaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had a delicious meal for lunch. The atmosphere adds a touch of class to any occasion. The personalized service fulfills your every need and makes one feel special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal for a business lunch.
    RAWULTRA
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Ideal for a business lunch. They wonderfully accommodated my desire for a quiet table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • have eating at hotel several
    janD
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    have eating at hotel several times. I'm always impressed with setting it is like sitting at the adult table. Special note the macaroons are always the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Nite!!
    kersey71
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The menu was printed with our names on it!! From the minute we got there to leaving, a 5 star experience!! My wife and I have dined at our share of 5 star resturants Wilmington, DE has a gem in it. Philly don't be afraid of the drive it will be worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.