Deerfield

4.4
686 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Deerfield is comprised of two options. The Pub & Grille caters to golfers & other guests (appetizers, sandwiches, salads, lunch/dinner entrees and specials.) The Pub & Grille is seasonal, so please check our website for hours of operation. Reservations cannot be made for the Pub & Grille.

A second set of very different dining options includes our calendar of Sunday Brunches and Deerfield's holiday events. Holiday events include Valentine's Brunch, Easter Buffet, Mother's Day Buffet, Father's Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Buffet, and Brunches With Santa.

Late September to early May, Deerfield features "The Ultimate Brunch Experience" (10am-1pm) featuring over "111 feet of brunchy goodness." Brunch is not served from early May until late September (other than Father's Day). Brunch & Holiday Events differ from each other in menu and pricing.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex are accepted.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Daily 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Pub & Grille
Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(302) 368-6640
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Josephick
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Private party facilities
Deerfield is Delaware's premier wedding, banquet, meeting, and special event destination. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are hosted in spectacular fashion, with several outdoor ceremony locations from which to choose, and banquet spaces that can accommodate 60-460 guests. In addition to weddings, parties, baby showers, bridal showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, proms, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, trade shows, seminars and a myriad of other functions can be hosted in any of Deerfield's banquet rooms featuring amazing golf course and park views. Menus and packages can be tailored to suit almost any need. Careful attention to detail and our "Hospitality PLUS!" approach to customer service ensures a memorable experience for each guest. All culinary choices are delivered by Chef Mike Josephick, one of the Mid-Atlantic's most well-respected chefs. For your next special occasion, be sure to consider the hospitality professionals at Deerfield.
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Private party contact
Sales Office : (302) 368-6640 ext. 1214
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Catering
Deerfield's menus are unique, fun and flavorful with entrees and packages to suit every taste and budget. You will work closely with our Sales Managers and Operations Team to craft an event that is perfect. All menus and packages are available at our website. Of course, we are thrilled to design a menu just for you if you don't see exactly what you require. Let us know how we can help.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paper Mill Road
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Special events & promotions
In addition to Delaware's Best Sunday Brunch, Deerfield offers a Thanksgiving Day Buffet, several Brunches With Santa, a Valentine's Dinner Event, an Easter Buffet, and a Mother's Day Buffet. Other events may be added seasonally. Prices do vary, call for more details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 686 People Are Saying
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DL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheyenne, our attendant was amazing! Added touch was the Banquet manager, Michael, coming over to greet us. Such a memorable Sunday Brunch!!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding, the variety and quality was amazing and everyone in my family had a wonderful time.

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w
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Holiday music would have really made this unforgettable. Food was better than I expected, and we will definitely be back.

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IR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. The atmosphere is comfortable and the surroundings are pleasant. Attentive wait staff.

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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food, good service. Price for dinner was on the high side. We had a 5pm reservation but didn't get seated until 5:35. The desert table was half empty when we were ready for it. Very poor selection.

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l
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Wait staff a little slow but overall, a nice experience

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time for Thanksgiving! The property is beautiful and the service was outstanding! The food was delicious and my family was highly satisfied. So much variety in The entree’s and desserts. It’s a little bit pricey but worth it for sure. Will definitely go back in the future

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thanksgiving dinner food and service were outstanding. This is a special family holiday, and as such, I would like to see Deerfield institute a dress code. Dirty jeans, hoodies, and ball caps should not be allowed.
I'm not talking about jackets or ties, but collared shirts and no jeans would be appreciated.

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SB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second year coming for thanksgiving dinner at Deerfield. This is perfect for our small family dynamics. Excellent food and menu and staff. We will see you next year. Thanks

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This is the second time I have attended a holiday buffet at Deerfield, the 1st time was Mothers Day 2018 and we all enjoyed it. The second time was Thanksgiving 2018, the food was good but the service was very slow, and both of my drinks (soda&water) had leftover lipstick on them which was rather nasty. My silverware was rather dirty too, i was less than amused about that it was pretty obvious. Otherwise ill give it another chance in the future.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good!!! However for $60 per person and the amount of food we eat I thought it cost intirely way too much. The service was very bad the waiter came to our table when we first sat down he explained everything to us we went to get our food we sat down to eat we were three quarters way done eating before we could get him to get our drinks to us. It was a buffet there was no ham no green bean casserole we were very disappointed !! Turkey was very good !!

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good but the beef was a bit too rare. Service was nice, salads were good but could have had more desserts I think. All around the dishes were very good it was just too expensive.

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NT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We tried their Thanksgiving buffet for the first time after seeing rave reviews for their Sunday brunch. The food was plentiful, but
only marginally tasteful. I prefer quality over quantity and this experience was a disappointment. The $59.95 per adult was surely overpriced. This was our first and last experience at Deerfield’s Thanksgiving buffet.

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deerfield is an excellent place to dine. The food is excellent and the servers were great!!! I would recommend it to friends and family. We have been coming to Deerfield for several years and are never disappointed.

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CK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn't been to Deerfield in 10 years & secured reservations this year. The staff were fantastic & a few went out of their way to make the visit special. While we were waiting for our table the bartender came by & asked us if we'd like a drink while we waited, even the complimentary ones.
The manager was very present with the guests & sincerely asked if he could do anything to improve our dining experience.
Rated a 4, not a 5, because the buffet needed to be serviced/clean more often. The spoon for mashed potatoes for example was totally covered in potatoes as was the plate. You'd pick up the spoon & the plate came with it.
The food was amazing, we were able to sample many things to see what we liked. The seafood salad, with lobster ^ shrimp, was fantastic. I could've had that as my meal!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND TASTY. ENJOYED THE SETTING AND FOOD DISPLAY WAS GOOD WITH LIST OF WHAT WAS AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE SERVERS. DESSERT WAS GOOD, BUT NOT EXCEPTIONAL. THE THANKSGIVING BRUNCH WAS VERY GOOD, BUT IS GETTING PRICEY WITH THE MAIN PRICE AND THEN TO ADD TIP TO BILL

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B
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I will never again eat at Deerfield
it was the worst thanksgiving dinner i ever experienced
ever since chef Lou left deerfield, the menu has gone way down hill!
they have taken most of the traditional thanksgiving items off the menu
and replaced them with things like candied onions & crabcakes
who comes up with these ideas?
Not only did you way over charge @ 59.95 a plate
we left hungry due to the lack of choices
This is AMERICA
Put ThanksGiving food on our plates!

safe yourself some grief and go to Heartfeld !

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b
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Although a bit pricey. The atmosphere and ambiance was great. Very nice for a special day in a person's life.

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PG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great brunch served in a lovely bright cheerful room! My only complaint was that after each plate was removed, the dirty utensils were layed on the clean white table cloth! I think they should have been replaced each time! That’s a lot of extra utensils to wash but it really!!!

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B
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I and the other couple we were with both loved it and will definitely be back

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KL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The Sunday buffet brunch is wonderful! The selection, variety and quantity are terrific. The quality of food is rather good for a buffet. The fresh waffles are my favorite. We feel it's one of the very best buffet brunches we've ever been to and we think it's worth the 1.5 hour drive! Helps that our oldest child is a student at the University of Delaware 10 minutes away. My only criticism was that our waiter was inattentive and allowed our used plates to pile up on the table. We were a group of six so there was quite a pile! He also didn't check to ask if we needed additional beverages or any special orders. We will return.

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DT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. However it seemed the wait staff is spread a bit too thin, always waiting for coffee/drinks, plates to be cleared, the check. The servers did a good job, just not enough of them.

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L
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably delicious!! Our service was impeccable and the food was nothing short of spectacular. This was beyond the best brunch ever!!!! I mean come on, they have a donut wall...

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great experience. Whole family loves it. All food is delicious. Good selection. Also great that young kids are no charge.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent 2 hours enjoying all the wonderful food. Ou waiter was very attentive. Very nice atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wish my date would bring me here for Sunday brunch in addition to golf.

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TD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday Brunch in Newark and maybe Delaware. Great Staff, Food, Ambiance, and Experience. Wish it was offered year round but happy for what they are able to do.

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R
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took friends to their Sunday brunch. The event was festive with pumpkin carvings being judged, staff wearing Halloween costumes and special deserts. Food was exceptional, food was well presented and abundant. Service was five star. In short we had a delightful meal.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible!! Our waiter got us drinks and we never saw them again! It took 30 minuets and we asked others to tell the waiters to bring our bill! We asked 3 different times! Terrible Terrible Terrible

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BD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Father’s Day Brunch. Sometimes it felt like the staff was overwhelmed but they maintained professionalism and worked so hard to help everyone enjoy their day

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, staff was flawless, food choices didn’t end something for everyone from, breakfast to seafood, to carving stations and then desserts. Father’s Day grilling was a great idea except it meant keeping an outside door open and we were continually bothered by natts my son had to cover his plate with a napkin. Food was tasty a few of the meats could have used some more seasoning but overall very delicious. Going to try again for brunch one Sunday after church. My husband really enjoyed his day and that was all that mattered.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable early buffet on Mother's Day. Perfect way to end a special day.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a late seating and a lot of the food was picked over. Wait staff was courteous but not that attentive. Third visit and not impressed.

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TR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just absolutely devine! The food was delicious! Love the selection, atmosphere, and that it was kid friendly.

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JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow for drinks and the clearing of plates.

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NC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent. The Mother’s Day Brunch was a hit. The ladies loved the experience.

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RC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate an early Mother's Day with brunch. My mom and the rest of the group thoroughly enjoyed it! There were so many options with quality food choices and everyone was so friendly. Before she even finished her plate, my mom was saying she wanted to come there every year for Mother's Day!

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JD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good as usual. We come about twice a year.

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