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: (302) 594-3154
  • 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 WinnerBest Food
The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)romantic (48)fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (13)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (6)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Overall a good experience
    Brad
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The serving staff were very pleasant and attentive. The food was good, although some portions (e.g., the duck) were very small relative to similar fine dining venues in the region. The Green Room itself is a beautiful room, and I recommend it for couples seeking a romantic evening or afternoon. Other than the small portions of some dishes, my only complaint is that the otherwise very pleasant maître d' was nowhere to be found when we attempted to collect our coats on the way out. After several minutes, we attracted the attention of a woman down the hall who was able to get them for us. Although we had a nice time, I'll probably make a reservation elsewhere the next time I want to spend $100 on lunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old World Grandeur
    snoopy
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This was not my first trip to the Green Room so expectations were high. We started the night with an amuse buche, a bit size item that the chef prepares just to amuse. It was tasty and delicate. We followed up with romaine salad, fresh and pleasant. The main course was sable in a lovely broth with bok cho. We skipped desert but still had the opportunity to have a macaroon to top off dinner. The service was attentive and not rushed. We were going to a show at the Playhouse so it was convenient. The price is on the high side but the food is well prepared and served so it is worth it especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit dissapointing!
    Pamela
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    After reading the reviews, I decided to go to the Green Room with my husband and his family. The food was good but not great! Rib Eye a bit tough in my opinion.. (and we eat out quite often) The sweet potato gnocci and lobster bisque soup also just ok. From this high end restaurant and prices, I expected a LOT more... I will not be retuning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CONSISTENT
    Phylzy
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Dining at the Green Room is a sure thing. You can rely on the quality of food and service. The beauty and old world feel of the room always makes us feel as though we're dining in Europe. The pianist on the balcony is another nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I took my son for his 16th birthday. It was an excellent meal. I can't wait to take my younger son for his birthday.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delaware History
    Daniel
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Hotel Dupont did not disappoint. It's a slice of American history in downtown Wilmington. Had a simple breakfast - fruit, yogurt and coffee - but it was good and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    EP43
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I love to introduce my girlfriend to new things. We've done lots of different foods and wines. This was an opportunity to take her out to a really nice restaurant. It was a lot of fun. I have been to places similar and this one ranked high on the list. She had a great time. I am sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Green January 2014
    JHJH
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My wife and I love coming to this restaurant normally one time a year. The food is fantastic. the ambience is unbelievable. the decor is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What can you say. Great food.
    edgar1940
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    What can you say. Great food. Great service.That says it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Happybirthday
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We have been to the Green Room brunch many times, and this was the first time we have been disappointed. The buffet foods were find - although most of the salads were rather bland. The cinnamon bread pudding and smoked salmon were highlights, but nothing else was special. The problem was with the entrees - the chef is trying too hard. The roast beef was simply not good enough meat. The mahi mahi was over-cooked and unattractive, The weird eggs benedict were one of the ugliest presentations ever. Many of the desserts were dry; the mousse/pudding was not good. The room remains gorgeous, The pianist and talented and pleasant. Staff service was mixed - again unusual for the Green Room. Everyone is entitled to an off day so we will visit again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Hotel DuPont's Green Room
    Kathy
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The Hotel DuPont's Green Room has been known for decades as the premier place to go for fine dining. This venue never disappoints. You can't beat the ambiance and the food is delicious. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My food was simple but excellently
    Marion
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    My food was simple but excellently prepared. My chicken dish with risotto was perfectly moist and tasty and my salad had a perfect balance of vinegar and olive oil with delicious cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Details that make the difference
    Bad818VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Went to Green Room to celebrate a friend's bday. Noted it on Open Table.... A delicious dessert w/ her name was brought to table. Nice touches like menu personalized w/ our name. Food was exquisitely prepared. Only negative is that portions are large....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food was delicious. Service was outstanding. A beautiful historic building.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinning Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The Green Room is a fabulous restaurant ! The atmosphere is sumptuous, the service is outstanding and the food is excellent. This was our third visit this past year. And we will certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite restaurant
    dgrhoads
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This is a classy restaurant. We have had our special meals there for many years. They always take good care of us with excellent service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    mainlinemamaVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We went on Christmas Eve morning to enjoy a nice breakfast and savor the tradition of the Green Room. We knew it wasn't brunch but the service was lackluster and they didn't keep things full so there was a lot of waiting around for things to be replenished. Honestly, if you can't do it with the staff you can muster on Christmas Eve, don't do it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Grand Experience
    LionelVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We marked the special occasion of our son's engagement, and The Green Room could not be topped anywhere in the tri-state region. What a perfect experience, in a stunningly beautiful room with great food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upscale at it's best
    Juney
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    A co-worker treated a friend and I to lunch there and it was an amazing experience. The waitress was very friendly and the atmosphere was elegant and quiet. The food was outstanding. My friend got the crab and fontina and it was amazingly full of crab and the salmon I ordered was well seasoned. Everything was delightful. We are going to definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    There is nothing like a meal in the Green Room. The Hotel is a family tradition. Christmas is an exceptionally beautiful time of year!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could do better
    Love2cook
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Wait staff were nice enough but didn't listen. I ordered gin and tonic wirh no ice, it came heavy on the ice. The duck starter was great but the smoked salmon crepes were not great. Crepes undercooked and boursin sauce did not work well with the capers. Crab cakes tasted a lttle sour. Dessert was really nice. Sadly we didn't enjoy the espresso...kitchen staff had begun cleaning the machine before end of service so we had to settle for regular coffee. Wait staff were clearing the table before we had finished eating and our coats were brought from the cloakroom with our dessert. If you don't want to stay late don't offer table bookings late! I had expected more from this high class restaurant and feel more than a little insulted.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Ceases to Delight
    Barbette12
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I've spent some of the most special times of my life at the Green Room. This was a Christmas brunch with a friend and ate and talked and ate delicious food. Service was delightful and timely without our server hovering. I plan to have many more special occasions at the Green Room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Green Room
    jjt1969
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    It had been several years since I last dined at the Green Room (Hotel DuPont) but quickly realized how special a restaurant it truly is. My guests and I were seated a Table#1 which provides a lovely view and privacy to the whole event. All of our meals were exceptional and I look forward to returning there soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking and Special Requests
    globalfinediner
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Free valet parking. The chef made Rack of Lamb for my birthday as a special request.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Green Room- Wonderful
    Zectron
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We had another wonderful dinner at the Green Room. Everything from the wait staff to the food was spectacular! Can wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    memom
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I have to say, I was a little disappointed in the overall experience. The Hotel was always my favorite Christmas outing. The beauty of the lobby and the Christmas trees was something to behold, but this year I was dumbfounded as to why you would decorate a historic hotel with that horrible furniture and rug that looks like Marshalls Home Store décor. Even the trees were not as opulent as they once were. The food was good, but not outstanding. There was very little to choose from on the buffet. The desserts were ok, not like the your Pastry Chef was used to displaying with perfection. Our wait staff was attentive. I don't know if I would recommend my favorite restaurant for a Christmas visit this year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining in elegance
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    The green room at the hotel dupont is a classic old school restaurant, dark and richly appointed. They have updated the menu with a price fixe and if you make a reservation, the menu is printed with your name on it, an interesting touch. On a play night, a bit hectic until that crowd left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect special Christmas gift.
    4mom
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    From the elegant bar where we shared a drink to the gorgeous dining room where we received a personalized menu printed with our family name, to the wonderful food and wine and the attentive service -an evening to be remembered for a very long time. Just perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Holiday Outing
    rpataki727VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Scheduled the Green Room for a special holiday dinner with a friend before going to see West Side Story at the dupont theatre. I have had numerous meals here and have been blown away by not only the food but the waitstaff. I felt there were several missteps this particular night - we had to ask for a wine list and when they brought it it was a blank book. We told them we had theatre tickets and thought we were safe with a 6 p.m. dinner reservation but found ourselves practically running to our seats for a 7:30 play. I don't feel we remotely rec'd the attention we normally get. In all fairness, the food was pretty good - we had the squash soup and romaine salad and both of us had filet mignon. Dessert was amazing but we shoved it down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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.