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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (35)fit for foodies (23)great for brunch (17)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (12)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (4)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Green Room at the Hotel DuPont is a fantastic restaurant! Everything is first class.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Evening!
    RehoDeb
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The Green Room comes through again in an extremely professional way! The wait staff made our business dinner a smashing success, and the hotel was able to seat us as a large group, which added a lot to our teamwork! Thank you, Hotel du Pont!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We chose to start the morning of our 10th anniversary with breakfast at the Green Room. A simple note to that effect was added to the open table reservation. We were greeted by name and congratulated on our milestone then taken to our table. The restaurant had reserved the best (most requested) table for us and provided beautiful flowers in the table. Our server then arrived with a complimentary pasty platter with "Happy 10th Anniversary" and our names elegantly written in icing by the pastry chef. We both chose the Hotel DuPont Eggs Benedict, mine traditional and my wife had the smoked salmon option. Both were delicious! The service was spectacular and the hostess provided us with a gift copy of the day's menu to commemorate the occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Green Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were a group of 18 people celebrating service anniversaries for 6 people how had a combined 200 years of service. The Green Room did an outstanding job by confirming our reservations prior to the event and even handled some last minute changes to the guest list. They seated us at one end of the room, respecting the privacy of the other lunch time guests and allowing us to share stories during lunch. Food was very good and considering the large group it came out in a very timely manner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unknowndinerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have eaten at the Green Room at the Hotel DuPont many times and it has always been wonderful.Saturday night the food was outstanding. However, the service was very disappointing. We had to ask for bread and butter even though they had served the table right next to us and just walked right by us. The waiter finally brought wine after we had finished the appetizer course. He brought a different bottle of wine as the wine we had ordered was allegedly out of stock. It felt like classic bait and switch. He did not bring the wine list to let us make a new selection. The waiter also attempted to give us the bill before we were served our desserts. The service was not what that great hotel and restaurant prides itself on and usually delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Scott
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I tried the three-course prix fixe menu during Delaware Dines Out Week. The food was phenomenal as were the service and atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service but...
    Delicious
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have no complaints regarding the food, the atmosphere or the excellent service. My only feedback is that the service was so efficient our dining experience was over in an hour. We had a party of 4 and the waiter was very attentive. It just seemed that we were being rushed out although there were many empty tables. We had no other plans and were not seeing a show downtown. We were not offered another drink and when we had coffee with our desserts, we were not offered a refill. I would have liked to linger and enjoy the ambiance but that was not to be. I know that there is a fine line between service and timing. I would think the Green Room has that figured out by now to give patrons a rewarding experience & great service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable birthday meal
    travelover
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As a lifelong Delawarean I had always dreamed of going to the Green Room of the Hotel DuPont but was concerned it may be too pricey. We took the opportunity of the Delaware Dine's Out $30 3 course meal specials and it was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious, the surroundings were elegant and beautiful and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downton Abbeyesque Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our first visit to the Green Room on our 32nd wedding anniversary was extraordinary for both my husband and I. The century year old room wears its age with elegance and decorum. The wait staff attends to each patron as if he or she was lord of the manor. The menu offers a number of tempting choices and our selections were perfect. Beautiful and exciting way to enjoy a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal!
    Monkey
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The green room never disappoints. It was wonderful as always, the food and service! We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Experience
    BevC
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I celebrated my 30th work service anniversary with my husband and colleagues at The Green Room. Service was very good - wait staff was very attentive and professional - they made me feel very special. Additionally, the cuisine was simply fantastic & quite tasty (lunch menu). I look forward to returning to celebrate another milestone event!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Rare Find
    Delguy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    At last a restaurant with a dress code! Aside from the excellent service and outstanding menu it was a pleasure dining where diners know his to dress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Couldn't have been better! Outstanding atmosphere, food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast
    Lee84
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had breakfast here for 2nd anniversary. Everything was great the staff were very attentive and made every effort to make sure our needs were met would go here again in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding oyster dish
    mytlicious
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was delicious especially the oyster dish. The service was very very slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth dressing-up for
    lulark
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Kind of old world and for our anniversary dinner, it was perfect. Limited main courses choices but what we ordered was beautifully presented. Foie Gras was a bit over done but very tasty. Needed a few more patrons to make it a bit livelier. Facebook friend ran the company in charge of the Hotel DUPont restoration...from my home town. Nice touch. Valet parking perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lounge no substitute
    BriansocalVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    If you are hoping for a Green Rom experience when breakfast is moved to the lounge during its closure, you'll be disappointed. The dismal atmosphere is made worse by the servers hiding in the closed restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    Nico
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a rare pleasure to enjoy several dishes over the course of two hours. Also refreshing: wait staff is attentive without being pretentious or overly solicitous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    Flies
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a lot of small flies buzzing around our table. One time I was flapping them away a guy at the other side of the room must have thought I was waving at him. Embarrassing. Mrs Kreuz
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The menu has been updated (as is done seasonally) but nothing has suffered during the transition. Delictable food and impecable service: hallmarks of this fine institution for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BizLady
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I hosted four men for a business lunch. The maitre d' handed menus to my guests and ignored me completely in helpipng to seat me and never handing me a menu. As the only woman at the table and the host party, this was a major gaffe for a restaurant that is stiving to maintain a reputation. It occurred at a time when the room was sparsely occupied. there was no excuse that he was too busy. There were only two tables besides ours in the dining room when we arrived and when we left. The waitress apologized and handed me a menu. On the other hand, the waitress was very attentive and provided very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic gem
    Foodiecritic
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The minute you enter the dining room you know you are in an old world environment. Wonderful brunch in an absolutely beautiful and elegant setting. There is an omelette and carving station, a large cheese selection and two hot stations with things like eggs benedict, bacon, waffles, etc. There is another hot station with pasta, a salmon dish and warm vegetables. A pastry station tops off the meal. Service was excellent. We visited the Dupont prior to visiting Winterthur which is about 15 minutes away. When we finished eating, we walked through the Brandywine Room to view the Hotel's Wyeth collection. Lovely experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!!
    Bankshot
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great as always!!!!! Will always come back to the Green Room!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Green Room Greatness
    RehoDeb
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The old ambiance is present and alive at the Hotel DuPont. We were there on a Monday night, and the service remains exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Room, Excellent Food
    Bryce
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You go to the Green Room for the spectacular setting, an ornate, elegant, high ceilinged dining room that's incredibly elegant. A pianist plays or an ornate railed balcony overhead. We have visited twice for brunch buffet. The service is great. After you finish with your plate your server clears it promptly along with replacing your flatware. The beef tenderloin from the carving station is a standout. The chocolate mousse too. They have Frixenet sparkling wine on the wine list, attractively priced at $ 30.00/bottle. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary Dinner for two
    DaleyDuoDining
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What started as a suprise gift from my husband, has now become a beautiful tradition for our anniversary celebration each year. To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary 4 years ago, he booked a room at the beautiful & historic Hotel duPont. The 1st time we dined at The Green Room, we marvelled at the magnificence. The ambience, the piano playing while we dined...all of it combined with scrumptuous, perfectly prepared food, presented by the finest wait staff around! Just sit, relax & enjoy the gorgeous dining room looking through those 24 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, the regal drapery, the artwork & the incredibly detailed coffered ceiling & balcony. Wow! Thanks for making our special day such a wonderful time, year after year! The Daleys
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    jrsiii50
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent food and service, the best in DE, and an outstanding east coast restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were told this was the place in Wilmington, De for one of the best rooms for Brunch and they were right incredible wood work, using real silver for place settings and a pianist! The food was not as great as I thought the Eggs Benedict was ok English muffins were so hard knife almost didn't cut them! Encouraging to see what I thought was scrapple on buffet but could have been square sausage patty? Cold buffet items were very nicely arranged but I wasn't sure about mussels? Dessert was very nicely done but nothing that reached out and grabbed you (disappointed that at least a local favorite wasn't on buffet Blue Crab?!). At $38/person I can only say go for the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 474 reviews are from the The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont reviews archive.
  • Old Special Restaurant gone bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Don't waste your time & money on this stuffy, old restaurant. Poorly trained staff and an off-putting attitude of some staff plus nothing special in food preparation, make this an very disappointing visit. Remembering a great dinner there some years ago, we returned for an anniversary and were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delightful setting and good food
    DancerToes
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We were there for the pre-theater buffet. The place is elegant and charming, and that was our primary motivation. We were not disappointed. The waiter was rather abrupt and inattentive (low tip expectations from matinee ladies?), but satisfactory. The buffet was reasonably priced, and had a nice selection, but not well monitored. The soup was not hot. Several items were nearly empty, and not refilled at all while we were there. But – the dessert table was fabulous! I just may start there next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch Place
    Jose
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Attentive service; great brunch selections and background piano music adds to an elegant brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Green Room at the Hotel du Pont
    Fred
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Beautiful dining room with friendly, efficient service and tasty, well-prepared dishes. Excellent for a special occasion. It was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stiffed by Open Table.
    Dribbles
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    No points from you; no review from me. This is the first time I have made a reservation and did not receive points. What's up with that?
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch for 8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We had a nice big round table and the noise level was low so conversation was easy. Everyone said their food was good. My complaint is that it took so long for our food to be served. An hour and 45 minutes for lunch. Then the wait person gave herself 20%.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, terrible service
    de19808
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I had been looking forward to dining at Hotel duPont. Overall, I was extremely disappointed in the service. We went to celebrate our elopement. Our waitress had no knowledge of available wines. After telling us some wines were not available by the glass, we finally got a wine list and discovered the waitress did not tell us the truth. The service was so terrible it completely overshadowed the quality of the food and the setting. The servers brought out two of the wrong dishes, took them back, and then brought half my tables food. The rest of my tables food came 10-15 minutes later and that is inexcusable. Furthermore, half the table requested coffee with dessert. They brought the coffee mugs...but the coffee never arrived.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch
    Allan
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The Hotel DuPont Green Room brunch is worth going to just for the ambience. The pianist adds a nice touch and the preparation and variety of the food was excellent. Food quality was very good as well and much better than the normal brunch fare most places serve, worthy of the extra cost. The one disappointment was the service, which seemed too busy to refill coffee or juice or to clear plates in a timely manner. The neighborhood Chinese buffet would put them to shame. Even more unfortunate considering the restaurant was only lightly filled. Still a great experience, but not nearly as special as it could have been if they had just cared a little bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and great service
    Monkey
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went to the Green Room during the restaurant week. The service was impeccable as always. Food was delicious. This is a great restaurant for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't even do pretentious right
    PoppaSmurfVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A beautiful room, Hotel DuPont and all that. Waiters in black tie, getting orders wrong, bumping into each other (seriously), filling drinks half way and needing to return with the remainder, taking away the wine glasses at the end of dessert (why?). Service wise, the whole thing was just a laugh. The food was old, heavy and borderline horrid. Scallops were rubber and so was the custard dessert. Seriously, the hotel needs to shut this restaurant, think about what they want to be (not who they were 50 years ago) and start over.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I expected more
    CTscan16
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I had lunch with seven other co-workers for restaurant week. My salad and beef bourguignon were tasty but my friend next to me ordered the same salad which came out dry and wilted. The service was a nightmare. It took us two hours just to eat two courses simply because the waiter was terrible. Other tables received their food before us, but were seated after us! Everyone had something to complain about and we all left hungry. The room is gorgeous, but we expected to be 'wowed' with the food as well. They need larger portions and better service.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    LoyaldinerVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Everything, from the appetizers to the main courses was deliciously prepared and presented
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.