Krazy Kat's at The Inn at Montchanin Village

4.6
1531 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Krazy Kat's Restaurant is within the ground of the Inn at Montchanin Village thus located 4 miles N.W. of Wilmington, Delaware. It was once the village blacksmith shop an you still may see the hooks on the walls as well as the forge which is now a fire place. The whimsical decor features tiger print chairs & portraits of military-garbed felines. It offers modern American Cuisine & our Chef always uses seasonal & regional products to maintain freshness & creativity. The wine list contains wines around the world with emphasis on domestic wines especially Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc. Crow's Nest above the Restaurant provides total privacy up to 40 guests with its own entrance & features a-la- -carte menu in a home like setting with fire place. Our guests like to stroll through the grounds & gardens that are all meticulously kept by our horticulturist & his team. The Krazy Kat's restaurant has receive many accolades locally & regionally.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast. Monday-Friday. 7am-10am

Saturday 8am-2pm

Breakfast-Brunch Sunday 8am- 2pm

Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm

Dinner Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-9pm
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Phone number
(302) 888-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The Crow's Nest located above Krazy Kat's Restaurant can accommodate up to 40 guest for social or business reception. Its private entrance gives privacy & is fully accessible. The room has a "home like feel" with fire place, arm chairs & warm decor. Serving Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Dinner provides a-la-carte selection of appetizer, entree & dessert. Foods are prepared & serviced from the Krazy Kat's kitchen. Parking is adjacent to Krazy Kat's & the Crow's Nest & guests enjoy strolling through the gardens & the Village. The Village Horticulturist & his team take great pride in maintaining the grounds & gardens. In early May all the plants & perennials are taken out the well-kept green houses to adorn the gardens. December Holidays are always festive & the Village is decorated accordingly with many lights & trees.
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Private party contact
Andrew Braune: (302) 888-4204
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rockland Road
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Parking details
There are three well lit Parking areas around the Village, all very close to gardens & the Restaurant. Guests with physical difficulties may park just across the restaurant. This private setting gives the guests an opportunity to stroll around the gardens. Parking for the Restaurant patrons & house guests is free.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We come here frequently for special occasions and have never been disappointed. We never feel rushed like we do in other restaurants. The food is always delicious and the menu has some creative dishes. Service is excellent.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

This was the worst experience. We went for my birthday and were very disappointed. The service was awful and the food not much better. We will not be back.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Pleasant, relaxed lunch with tasty food. Abundant portions - graciously boxed leftovers

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This place continues to deliver an outstanding dining experience. The food is excellent with reasonable portions delivered hot - no sitting around in the kitchen. The Sunday night special is a really good value. Service is friendly, attentive and relaxed. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

My wife and I tried Krazy Kat's for the first time yesterday for Sunday brunch. The food was just as good as we had hoped: refined and creative. What else matters, really?

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Wonderful service. Great food. A special experience all around.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Loved it! My husband said the scallops were the best he ever tasted, and I love the option of small plates.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was just mediocre. Steak (fillet) was really poor quality and over cooked. Very disappointing. I haven't been there for quite some time, but previous meals were much better. Also disappointed with seating. There are a few restaurants that seat customers of OPEN TABLE at least desirable tables. Sullivan's is another restaurant that will reserve least desirable tables for open table customers. At Krazy Kat's, we were by the kitchen door. Aside from the kitchen traffic, all other ambiance was good. Server, L.T. was delightful. I don't think we'll be back for a while. So many other restaurants in our area with far better food quality.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Whenever soft shell crabs are in, I look forward to Krazy Kat's version. It is always different, but always good! The service is superb and the cuisine is creative - whether for brunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Very special!!! The food was amazing and I loved that you could get tasting half portions of things!

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Our reservation was for Noon. There were 3 tables occupied including ours. We had to ask to be served, ask for bread. They forgot one persons order of salmon with her salad. No ice with the water. It was as if they were totally unprepaired for luncheon guests. One waitress.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We have friends in the area and the restaurant was centrally located for us to meet. The food was very good and the lunch special was a great value. The service was great and we were not rushed at all. We had a martinis before lunch (also very good) and then ordered lunch. It was a very enjoyable time spent with friends.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We adore the staff at Krazy Kats. They are kind, and very knowledgeable about the food. Very respectful and sociable. The food is always superb. Creative. delicious, and something for everyone. You can tell the chef loves what he does.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Love it every time! Such a great deal and always worth every dollar!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I am in Delaware on a pleasure trip, checking places off my “bucket list”. On my Road Trips, I always seek one-of-a-kind, locally established restaurants. Upon researching my choices, this one seemed a good “match” for me. Oh yes......I chose a jewel! I especially enjoyed the ambiance. To me, that’s half the dining experience. But of course the food was excellent in every way. (LOVE the Brussel Sprouts.) The martini..... made to perfection. The service was superior as well. This restaurant was a pleasurable and memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Lovely Inn, attractive and unusual decor and great food.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had an amazing Brunch this past weekend. By far the best brunch I have been to in this area. The menu was beyond creative and the food far exceeded my expectations. My wife had the Smoked Pork Belly & Grits with Korean BBQ and it was delicious. My mother had the Ricotta Pancake and that too, was so beautifully plated but tasted even better than it looked. The stuffed French Toast was out of this world. I definitely recommend this for Brunch. We have been here for dinner as well and it is just as amazing in a different way. Such a creative culinary staff and well trained front of the house as well.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Thank you for a delightful evening for my father’s 82nd birthday Day. Our waitress, Kimberly, was very attentive and very enthusiastic. We look forward to revisiting! Thank you! The Berger Family!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food had a nice presentation. Entire staff was polished and well trained. Barbara was an excellent server.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I love your new summer menu! So many wonderful options. Can't wait to come again.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great ambiance. Good service. Beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Barbara was an excellent server!!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

This place is so charming, and a great deal for the price. We had lunch on a Tuesday, so you wouldn’t expect a crowd, and the place was pretty empty - just us and one other table. The decor is elegant and whimsical, the service was good, and the food was a steal for the price - each of the three of us had the lunch combo, and we were out of there for under $40.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This was not my first visit to Krazy Kats; I have been coming here for years. I often enjoy the prix fixe dinner served on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Krazy Kats has been one of my favorite restaurants in the Wilmington, DE area for some time now. That said, I must say that the food was a bit "off" during my most recent visit. My date's first course Vegetable Napoleon was topped with melted cheese, but served at room temperature. There is nothing appetizing about cold, rubbery melted cheese. Also, my crab cake main course was actually unpleasant, with a gummy texture and slight aroma of ammonia which suggested to me that the crab was not as fresh as it should have been. The main server was quite good, but the busser insisted on asking us if we were "finished enjoying our ___" when he came to collect the dirty dinnerware. Pretentious, and assumes facts not in evidence - he couldn't know that we in fact were enjoying whatever it was we had just eaten because he didn't ask us. Had he actually inquired as to whether we were pleased with that particular course, we could have offered a discreet reply that I am sure the chef would have wanted to consider. This was a birthday celebration so to be frank I was quite disappointed. I will try Krazy Kats again, but if they disappoint me a second time I doubt I would go back.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Another great visit! We did sit in the “outer” room which was noisier than the main dining room. I prefer the latter and will request it going forward. Excellent cheese plate yet again and the vichyssoise was quite good although I’ve never had it before. Great filet, cooked perfectly. We will return. Repeatedly.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

My wife and I have dined at Krazy Kat's several times with mixed experiences relative to food, service and the venue itself. Last night's meal at Krazy Kat's was fair to poor.

We both started with the heirloom tomato caprese salad. The main ingredient-heirloom tomatoes were not appealing in looks or taste. They were generally huge slices of a thick, overly meaty fruit. The chef should reconsider the cultivar of heirlooms he is using and select a juicier one. The rest of the salad-arugula , cheese, dressing-were OK but couldn't rescue the salad.

I had the wild boar spare ribs for my entree, my wife had the lobster. The ribs were prepared with a pedestrian bbq sauce. They were cooked well-fall off the bone done-ness but there was nothing that would cause me to recommend them. The lobster tails were simply over cooked.

The server was nice and attentive but resisted helping in our selections. The bus boy was more engaged.

This time around we were seated in the back sun room which is significantly nicer than the main area which is excessively dark.

My wife had a very good Chardonnay, I had Sprite.

The bill was $150 including the tip.

A solid 2 Star event.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Dinner was amazing!

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Been here 3 times in the last two years hoping I would have a better experience each time. Unfortunately there has been no improvement. Primarily the food. Ordered Caprese Salad, home made mozzarella was hard. The vinaigrette dressing was so bitter almost making it inedible. Asparagus soup was overly thick and didn't taste like asparagus. Previously had creme of mushroom soup that was so loaded with truffle oil it upset my stomach.

The server brought our check without even asking if we wanted desert or coffee.

The only positive was the atmosphere and Bloody Mary cocktails.

I am very sad to say I will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great brunch before Spa treatments. Been to Krazy Kat’s many times, who knew there was a relaxing spa across the walk in Montchanin?! Fantastic food service and feel as always, now add Spa experience!

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Lovely meal but the service was so slow we couldn’t have dessert. I told our server we had a time commitment. We were there for an hour and a half plus and should have been able to finish our meal. There was a long wait before our order was taken for our meal and dessert. It was a birthday celebration and we could not sing happy birthday!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

If visiting the Brandywine River area (Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum), Krazy Kat's is a great place to relax and enjoy an excellent meal. This was our 5th visit -- never a disappointment!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We love this place. The food is always excellent. Our waitress, Barbara was so helpful and nice. The crab bisque is outstanding with big lumps of crab, and the creme brulee is the best ever. And I loved the quinoa with cucumber app. Crispy-skinned barramundi fish was also very good.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Loved the welcoming atmosphere and staff. Food is very good, limited for vegetarians. But we like it there and go about once a quarter . Service is great.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great meal! It was our 1st Anniversary and the dinner was fantastic. I had the braised short rib, and she had the twin filets. Will definitely return soon and not wait for another special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service and excellent value. A wonderful experience highly recommended for those in the know.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great for any occasion. Ambiance, food, and staff were wonderful. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Normally we’ve only dined there for dinners. We have rated them highly and recommend it to friends.
However, we had our first weekday lunch there Tuesday.
It was a major disappointment compared to dinner time.
There was only ONE server for the whole time. She had at least 6 tables of four diners each. It took 20 min to be served water, had to ask for bread because it was taking so long to order our food. The entrees were delicious!
When we all finished our plates, the server passed our table 5 times and never cleared the dirty plates. Even when she asked if we wanted dessert or coffee, she only cleared half of the table when we asked her to. She had only one hostess that did help and one food runner that wasn’t much help. Such a disappointment for a top rated dining establishment.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always a great dining experience! This was a birthday dinner with some of our friends. We really enjoy coming to Krazy Kat's, and have been for over 20 years.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I had never dined at Krazy Kats but always heard it was highly regarded as a destination/special event place. Our "date night" was our special event, and for the most part we were impressed and happy with our meal. In keeping with the name of the restaurant, the decor is eclectic -- portraits and statues of cats, trendy mismatched chairs, moderate seating area. I read online the Vegetable Napoleon was one of their signature appetizers, but we were disappointed to find the vegetables were not cooked as much as we thought they should have been. In fact, I separated the slice of egg plant from the rest as it was almost raw. On the other hand, my avocado southwest salad was very good, nicely dressed and flavorful. We were offered a taste of the chef's goat meatloaf with a cherry chutney, also yummy. One of the menu features allows for diners to order small or large entree portions, meaning you could select the smaller portions and taste more dishes! Duck fat seared scallops with mango were amazing, and if they hadn't been my husband's dish instead of mine, I certainly would have eaten every bite. He also had good remarks about his ribs, but his baked potato was underdone. My lobster tail came with a side of hash, which I found too salty for my taste. We shared the key lime panna cotta for dessert, which seemed to be a favorite of the diners around us as well. Service was excellent, as we had both a waitress and an assistant who made sure our drinks were always fresh and our table was always clean. Food presentation was lovely, service was great, food was mostly good or outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This was our first visit, but won't be our last. The food was outstanding and the value for the meal was an unexpected delight. I thought the ability to have appetizer portions of main course items was thoughtful and a great way to try different things. Well done.

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