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

The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont Details

  • 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 (302) 594-3256

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great as always!!!!! Will always come back to the Green Room!!!!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, the best in DE, and an outstanding east coast restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Attentive service; great brunch selections and background piano music adds to an elegant brunch!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Beautiful dining room with friendly, efficient service and tasty, well-prepared dishes. Excellent for a special occasion. It was a very enjoyable evening."
    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? "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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%."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Everything, from the appetizers to the main courses was deliciously prepared and presented"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We went for lunch during restaurant week. The food was good and so was the service in terms of speed, which may be related to the time of day and perhaps their usual lunch clients have time constraints. Our first course arrived before we even finished the tasty rolls and butter. The entrees came out quickly after and the server took away my companion's salad plate to place the entree down and then stood waiting while I stuffed salad in my mouth so he could put my plate somewhere. Our portions were generous, the food tasty, and the servers pleasant, but considering the mystique of The Green Room, I had expected more attention to details of the service, in particular the pacing. We will definitely return ~ especially if in a hurry!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Amazing food, better than any place in town. Good portions for the main course surprisingly. But we were not gonna look at the normal menu and try to pay those prices. We will be back for restaurant week though"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "There aren't too many places like this in Wilmington. Went for restaurant week but loved the food, wine, service, and atmosphere. Great place for a date and / or special occasion. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our family had one of our most memorable dinig experiences ever at the Greem Room two days ago. The room is amazingly baroque and elegant. The service was excelent and frindly. The food was superb. We were the only epole that evening with a smalll child and they treated our four-year-old like a prince (the children's menu is excellent and I recommend popcorn shrimp as eh best choice for children --since I stole many of them from our son)."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Staff was fabulous. Food was exceptional. Had dinner and breakfast here. Best pancakes I have ever had! Also the desert at dinner was worth saving room for."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Hotel Du Pont offers old world charm with a sophisticated menu. It is a first class experience with french flair. Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or if you just want a nice dinner experience out."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Choose from 3 Course, 4 Course or A La Carte Menu. Try the Rib Eye Filet...cooked to perfection! The dining room is elegantly furnished with an incredibly ornate ceiling. Live piano music from the loft above. The service is incredible. I highly recommend for a romantic dinner or special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've been associated with DuPont as an employee and now as a pensioner; so I have a level of pride I expect when I see the Oval. This past Saturday exceeded my expectations. This venue is still the "date night" restaurant in the tri-state area and I pity those who haven't experienced the food, the ambience, and the elegance. Our waiter was a young man named Gabe. He has two years service in this company. I saw my self 43 years ago and I am thrilled - as an/ former employee, a current retiree, and a forever customer that this standard of excellence continues. We will be back! The meals were superb and the little touched - a birthday wish to my wife on the menu - were priceless!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had dinner in the Green Room before the play as we usually try to do. The prix fixe 3 course meal was delicious. The parsnip bisque was excellent. I love parsnips and this was as intriguing soup for me to try, not disappointed. Our wait staff was always there when we needed them. The food runner from the kitchen seemed a little inexperienced in the way he delivered the meal, especially the soup, but that is a small quibble and I'm sure corrected with more time in the job.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went after a matinee at the Playhouse. It is very convenient. The dining room does not . It seemed silly to ask us to wait 15 minutes but they did. The ambience is old world grandeur. The wait staff is well trained but does not seem to handle glitches well. They handed out two different menus so people were ordering things that were not available. Half had the right menu and half had the wrong menu. It just seemed a bit sloppy and it was not handled very well. The food was beautifully prepared and very good. The first wine we ordered from the wine list they were out of and the next one we ordered we had the last bottle so had to switch for a second bottle. All in all a pleasant evening but not up to standards given the price."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I usually love dining at the Green Room. However, my recent lunch was a disappointment. The parsnip bisque was delicious, but the lobster risotto tasted too fishy. I returned it, which is something I rarely do and was offered the buffet instead. I certainly didn't mind that solution. However, the only really tasty item on the buffet was the Caesar salad. Everything else was bland. The service and ambience were great as usual and, of course, the macaroons were delightful."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The Green Room is unmatched in this area for its friendly, attentive service. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the waiter remembered our previous visit some time back. We enjoyed the excellent prix fixe menu, which paired very well with the Hotel Dupont centennial wines from Bouchaine. Meat was tender and excellently prepared. At the end of dinner, we were presented a special dessert acknowledging our anniversary. Must dine!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great space, terrific presentation, good food. Surprised the room was not more full."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "What an exquisite experience. Food was interesting and tasty, service was very good"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Dining at the Green Room is a memorable experience. The food and service are of the highest quality."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Breakfast buffet was small but adequate.Notable items were waffles and Oatmeal. Fresh fruit was really fresh.Other items were the normal offerings . Weakest part of the meal was the scrambled eggs.Very dry.Breakfast meats were fine"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I can't begin to say enough about how wonderful the food and service are at the Green Room. They don't rush you, much like most European restaurants. They allow you to enjoy the meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "our server, Gabriel, not only provided outstanding service it was with personality plus. Great asset for the Green Room."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
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