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 WinnerRomantic
The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)romantic (38)fit for foodies (24)great for brunch (17)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (11)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (5)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fine Dining at McDonalds
    Richard
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Excellent atmosphere, very good food, very good service, staff was cordial and knowledgeable, yet they seated persons wearing jeans and golf shirts mixing them with persons dressed for special occasions such as ours ..our anniversary. It was like fine dining at McDonalds. Either find another room for the "too lazy to dress up crowd" as it is an insult to those of us who expect the staff to follow the rules of Business Casual - Jacket no jeans attire! My suggestion is have another room available for the too lazy to dress up crowd or have "Jackets" for them to wear or turn them away. Who is going to go to a fine dining dinner and spend several hundred dollars on a dinner and wine sitting next to someone in jeans and golf shirt???
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch All the Way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The 3-course "soft shell crab celebration" was amazing. Every course included soft shell crab - including the cheesecake. It's always a wonderful dining experience in the beautiful and historic Green Room. Impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crab fest
    patdick
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    very creative, good presentation, service was a little rushed. could allow more time for drinbks and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CELEBRATE!
    hihohihoitsofftoeatwego
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The restaurant's ambiance is for the presence of Kings and Queens. The service of the wait staff was extraordinary. Their attentiveness to the details of their guest's needs are really something.The piano music wafting through the air from the loft was extraordinarily the best. The Bloody Mary was the best-ever that one of our family members enjoyed.The food was delicious, including the rib eye special, scallops, crab cake and strip steaks. What was below par were the desserts. The peach melba and the chocolate raspberry and vanila ice cream dish were far from good, despite looking scrumptious. Both desserts were disapointingly too dry. For a celebration or a romantic interlude with money being no object, this is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was excellent.
    OccasionaldinerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    The service was excellent. The food was exceptional and eexpertly prepared. The arugula salad was fresh and flavorful. The sea bass could not have been finer. The Amaretto White Chocolate Raspberry Napoleon dessert was outstanding. This is an outstanding restaurant and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat disappointing
    ABCD
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    The Green Room has a sterling reputation and a long history. It retains its historic splendor and dignity. Service is friendly, highly professional, attentive. BUT the food doesn't measure up to the rest of the experience. Over a period of 40 years I have averaged fewer than one visit to the Green Room per year because it is an expensive place. However, I have had the opportunity to take a snapshot of quality over this long period. There have been ups and downs, but I think it has drifted into a kind of up-scale mediocrity. Good ingredients, great presentation and appearance, and mediocre flavor. Desserts look splendid but don't taste splendid -- just OK. The luncheon salad bar was unimpressive to say the least. One soup was available.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • regarding buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    we are vegetarian and there was nothig much for us in the buffet it usede to be different before.last year was also the same but i did ask when i made reservatio and was hoping to get someting there. but our server was really very nice i forget her name she really made an efooft to get us pasta by requesting the cheff and when we were done she braugt us a snack an indian one and gave it us as we could not eat that in the end. we love the ambience ,would like to go there more often but very limited choices for vegetarians so we go where cheff is more creative and give us a very satisfying meal. p suri
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day disappointment
    Atrane3VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Will say up front I hold the Hotel DuPont to a high standard for a brunch like this. Food was fine but not spectacular, but what rattled us was how poor the service was - normally their strength. We were in corner spot by street and our server was slow, not attentive, impolite, and seemingly distracted. Dishes were not removed, silverware not replaced, and water not filled over Fathers Day Brunch. Not even a mention of special day. Even the folks serving at food stations seemed off, and dishes were not labeled, so you hadd to open every tureen to see what was inside. Not mastering the details. All together, it just feels like something is slipping here. The hotel brunch is supposed to feel special and it was just so so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must visit in Wilmington
    Eatone
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    This Iconic restaurant in Wilmington is a must visit. It is unique and unmatched for it's excellent cusine and atmosphere. The historic dinning room is a feast for the eyes and takes you back to the days of the giants of industry and commerce. My partner and I enjoyed the tasting menu which was a three course selection of outstanding original composition and presentation. Each dish was a work of art. We received a complementary pre meal shooter which was well enjoyed. I recommend the Green Room to anyone who is looking for the highest level dining experience in New Castle County and rivals what is available in Philadelphia. I rely on the Green Room to celebrate every important occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    grace
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Brunch: a wide variety of food selections, lovely service , in elegant surroundings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about this restaurant
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Everything about this restaurant was perfect - the menu, food, wine, wait staff/servers, décor, live piano dinner music - but it closes early (9:30 p.m.) for a downtown restaurant, so we felt the need to leave a bit faster than we would have liked. I would absolutely return and recommend this dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    I cannot say enough about this restaurant. It is in a charming room with lots of character. We started out with crab cakes that were wonderfully presented individually. I had their chickory and pear salad which was delicious and again beautifully presented. The highlight however were the scallops almond crusted which were the best scallops I have ever had. They were a mix of sweet and savory and out of this world delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrific!
    jfk50rnr
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    To the Green Room--thanks for a terrific dining experience! The Room, Lobby, and adjoining rooms exhibiting the Wyeth and Pyle paintings are truly remarkable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place for a special dinner
    Marsti
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We stayed at the Hotel Dupont which was absolutely lovely itself but dinner at the Green Room was the icing on the cake. The room is pure Old World elegance which is hard to find nowadays. The food was fresh and modern French cuisine which made for a perfect dichotomy. Service was excellent with just the right amount of wait time between courses. The brunch the next day looked spectacular but with children $38 a head was just too pricey for us. Definitely seemed worth it if that was your main meal of the day. Again the room is breathtaking and the set up for brunch was beautiful. Definitely going to try to return there for brunch someday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WE were celebrating graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    WE were celebrating graduation as a family. Our table was lovely, the food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, they had a piano player playing. Wonderful night!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dining
    mom2grads
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We made an early reservation for a large party to celebrate three college graduations and we were very very pleased. Service was superb, food delightful and the wine list extensive. Our waitress was adept in helping us select wines for the table that were both excellent and within our budget. A pianist located in the alcove above the dining area provided quiet entertainment, but did not interfere with conversation. Portions as to be expected here were not large, but were elegantly presented. The surf and turf was the exception; with two portions of filet, it could have been shared The saute special- corvina with lobster rice had big chunks of lobster (whole claw meat in one case) with a perfectly prepared portion of the fish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant & historic
    PaulS
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    100 yr old room. Service was very good, staff knowledgeable about history of hotel and restaurant. Pricing was reasonable. Good for business clients and romantic dinners. Free valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surpise Dinner Group Finale
    Superfine
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    DInner for four, with one who had never been to the Green Room, and he was not disappointed - excellent setting and wait staff, who were solicitious but not hovering. Food was excellent as expected in such a reputable restaurant, with courses arriving at perfect intervals. Not one complaint of food, service and ambience - 5-star experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best U.S. Hotel Restaurant
    NDCL60
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Another memorable meal in what is America's finest hotel restaurant. It transports you to another world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable, but
    Marnie
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Beautuful atmosphere, excellent service; however, the food was not what was expected. For the price of the evening the value was not there. Perhaps another time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Sweetie
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Consistently excellent. And the deserts. Ooh la la.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too few staff was working
    foody
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Too few staff was working the Buffet tables, the food was so picked over that I felt I was at a best western motel instead of the Hotel DuPont. What food I was able to get was very good, but they seemed to be running out of everything. Not worth the price. On a good note: the waiter working our table was the best, he worked very hard to overcome what he know was missing from the Hotel DuPont’s experience he gets top marks for his very skilled service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother Day
    Allie
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We brought my mom for Mother's Day; they were wonderful. The only snag? Their valets were pretty slow with our car.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • over-rated at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    After living in the area for many years, we decided to finally try The Green Room. The fact that it has a 28 for food from Zagat is shocking. The food was awful and the service mediocre. I don't know what they put in the pan molded crab cake, but it tasted like cat food. We live on the Eastern shore and have rarely had a crab cake that was so bad. The grouper and lobster special was tasteless and completely dried out either as a result of overcooking, sitting under the heat lamp forever, or both. The hotel and surroundings exude historic charm, but that is where the good part of the experience begins and ends. Do yourself a favor: stop by for one of their famous almond macaroons and to take in the surroundings, but DO NOT eat!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of their way
    Lauren
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    In the comment section of our reservation we noted that we would need gluten-free options. Not only was everything prepared GF, but they even had GF bread on the table..that never happens! They made us feel very special. It was a great celebration for mother's day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice for Mother's Day lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Food was excellent, as was the staff. Beautifully decorated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    Edward
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The Green Room was the best restaturant I could think of to bring that special person - and she loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I selected The Green Room for a special evening out when my mother was in town to celebrate Mother's Day. We had tickets for the evening show at the DuPont Theater, and with their available Prix Fixe menu, it was a great option. The restaurant was beautifully appointed, and the piano music was very nice. The service was outstanding, as were our menu choices. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Many restaurants claim to have a five star dining experience, but The Green Room has truly earned the rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to be pampered
    NewcomerVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    The Green Room provides a noteworthy experience for dinner with high marks for service, food quality, and old world charm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is much better to go for
    Twin
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    It is much better to go for early dinner. Valet parking seems a must and it is free for dinner only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very special dining gem!
    Three4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Fantastic food! Best of our restaurant week outings. Strawberry gazpaucho soup was amazing, duck entree was lean and absolutely outstanding. Desserts delicious. Veggie side dishes were perfect: creamy mashed potatoes and au natural mixed vegetables. Really a special place!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful place to take
    123lynn
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    A Wonderful place to take a friend or family to dine food and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is elegant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    This restaurant is elegant, and the service is quite refined and attentive. The food was marvelous. I had a tender chicken breast - it almost melted in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dont Come During Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    We came during restaurant week. I ordered the chicken meal. It was a dried out and the portion was very small. My sister's salmon looked dry, as well. I sent my chicken meal back and ordered the short ribs off of the regular menu. Delicious..Also, the pea soup was very good. The dessert bar was ok. My server was not very good. She was just fair. She slammed plates on the table and just didnt exute care..Overall, the ambiance and food presentation are always worth coming back for...I had good food and service the previous time I came. Perhaps, coming during restaurant week wasn't a good idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small group took an old friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Small group took an old friend to celebrate his birthday with breakfast. Perfect choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We decided to participate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    We decided to participate in this year's Dining Out in Wilmington and chose the Green Room. My boyfriend had not been there since he was a child; nearly 40 years ago. Being there again brought back many childhood memories of his visits to the Green Room with his parents for Sunday Brunch and holidays. It was nice to see that the service, ambiance and food were still being upheld to standards from years ago. This is a dining experience we will both remember. And it won't be another 40 years before we come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jazzed Up Green Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Impossible to be disappointed with the food or service. Stay away if you're not a fan of Jazz.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not in the restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    We went there during the restaurant week and the portions were very very small.. the portions were way too small even compared to the previous restaurant week's.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate at the Green Room Tuesday
    JustjackVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    We ate at the Green Room Tuesday night during Wilmington Restaurant week. A good time to eat there when the chefs are allowed to be creative. Our dishes were nothing we have ever seen on the regular menu and very good. The only quibble of the evening was that the service started out very slow. It took 10 minutes to even see water on the table, but after that service improved. We will certainly return for this event as well as the Delaware Dines Out. The chefs always outdo themselves with new tasty combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Our anniversary just so happened to fall on restaurant week so it was a no-brainer. The food was outstanding. Who ever knew pea soup could taste so good! And yes, they gave us a special dessert for anniversary.I would recommend going to the Green Room at any time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet