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Chelsea Tavern

4.2
971 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Pre/post Theatre (26)
  • Casual (24)
  • Great Beer (19)
Chelsea Tavern is a high energy, upscale casual restaurant & bar located in the heart of Wilmington's downtown. Directly across from The Grand Opera House, one block from World LIVE Cage at The Queen Theater & 1 1/2 blocks from The Hotel DuPont, Chelsea Tavern is the perfect choice for pre & post show dining.
Chef Nuwan Karunarathna has assembled a talented team polished enough to deliver a slow-paced romantic dinner for two or a quality meal to be briskly enjoyed on the way to your favorite show. Service at Chelsea is attentive, knowledgeable, friendly & sincere. Our menu is casual, eclectic & accessible. Our beverage selection is dramatic, featuring 31 craft beers on tap, 200 more by the bottle & 21 wines by the glass!



So, stop by for a taste, a sip & some fun!



At Chelsea Tavern, we look forward to serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(302) 482-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Carnevale
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Catering
Chelsea Tavern is a full service caterer including corporate drop-offs, office buffets and full-service plated affairs. We accomodate upto 65 seated in our Private Dinig Room, as well as, providing our catering service to all spaces available at The Grand Opera House, located directly across Market Street, which accomodate up to 300.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between West 8th & West 9th
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Parking details
Street parking is available. Excellent lot at the Doubletree Hotel recommended on weekends. Chelsea Tavern will deduct $3 from your bill for any City Parking Lot Voucher that is presented before paying check
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Public transit
Chelsea Tavern is located at the heart of North Market Street 2 blocks from the Dart Bus Hub at Rodney Square & 8 blocks from the Wilmington Train Station.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 971 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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4.2
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virginiar 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We loved this place on our first visit. You will feel like a regular. They listened to special requests and made lovely suggestions. The duck was very good and we enjoyed the scallops.

We can't wait to recommend Chelsea Tavern to friends who are regulars at Wilmington theater events.

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UptownGirl14 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Perfect place to go before the theater or show at The Grand. Always great food & excellent service.

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vipCarlLaFang (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always a great meal and great service! Valentine's special was superb!

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vipCBFun (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great experience. Our party of really enjoyed the food and our server was terrific

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Though we love to go to Chelsea Tavern and enjoyed our food it was disappointing not to be recognized for our 25 th wedding anniversary as noted in my Open Table reservation Was not expecting anything more then for our server or manager to have known the detail of our dinner and my wife be recognized for hanging in there with me

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Love2dine (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great spot for a fast paced meal before a show at the Grand. The food and service is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Dined in the wine room... very cool

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Tina (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We visited Chelsea Tavern with friends for the special prix fix Valentine's day menu (offered all week). The choices were varied and, as always, the food was excellent! Also, the beer menu, both draft and bottles, is always filled with a large variety of beers.

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V000 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Really enjoy the Chelsea experience! Great menu food selection and outstanding specials, appetizers through dessert! Outstanding beer selection and cocktails are excellent also!
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We always have a good experience at Chelsea. Good food, good service, good beer selection and fair prices. It’s our go to place in Wilmington.

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VeraW (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was very good as was the service. A bit on the pricey side.

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Nik922 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food. Very busy but food quality was good

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JohnS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and drinks were good. Great selection of beer, regular and craft.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We selected the Chelsea Tavern for dinner because we had tickets to a show at The Grand, which is right across the street. We only had an hour to eat, but the waitress helped us with what to order so we would make the show on time. The food was delicious (I had short ribs and my husband had shrimp and grits) and the beer selection was amazing. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved sitting downstairs in the wine room. Never knew it existed! Very quiet, romantic and quaint.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Making reservations online was perfect! Food was good and so was the service. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Will be back! Both service and food were great. Pre- show dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Perfect location, especially prior to opera house event. Good food, great beer and wine selections. Victoria, our wait server was terrific! Look forward to returning.

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vipPhylliefoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Veggie burger too spicy. Service very good. Very convenient for Grand Opera House. Nice menu. Would return.

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Rookie (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We waited an hour for our food while everyone who came after was served. The waitress was semi attentive. We had tickets for the symphony with a pre-show discussion. We missed half the discussion due to poor service. Management acknowledged the mistake and paid for our dinners. Overall very disappointing.

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