Domaine Hudson

4.6
1541 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Described as “one of Delaware's premier destinations for truly appreciating and understanding the dynamics of upscale food and wine” by The News Journal food critic, Domaine Hudson was awarded 3.5 stars (of 4) and recognized as "Closer to Perfection", and has consistently been providing a place for great wine and food since November 2005. Delaware’s first true wine bar, they offer almost 40 wines to taste in 1½, 3 & 5-oz pours. The award winning wines by the bottle list features a broad array of about 450 old and new world wines. Frequently changing menu items allow the chefs to be creative and focus on quality ingredients. Small plate options, provide a perfect opportunity for wine pairing, or guests can simply choose from full size entrees. Whether you are an experienced oenophile or just want to enjoy some great wine/beer, the servers, who all have a knowledge of what they are pouring, can guide you through a memorable dining experience in an inviting atmosphere.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Offering a la carte as well as a 4 course prix fixe menu.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and ambiance everything was amazing. We will be back!

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S
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Domain Hudson continues to be our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. We were disappointed when Chef Pat left, but their new Chef is every bit as talented as the former Chef. Friday evening was our first chance to "try out" the new Chef. Each dish was expertly prepared and beautifully presented. As always, the bar and wait staff friendly and attentive.
The three course Prix Fix option was a true bargain.
If you are reading this post you are looking for an upscale restaurant in Wilmington, I urge you to try Domain Hudson, you will not regret your choice.

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RS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both excellent. Not much more to say

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DE
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been visiting Domaine Hudson for years and have never been disappointed. We are impressed that they have been able to stay so consistent with their food and service. We had the Berkshire Pork Belly and the Foie Gras and Duck Liver Pate for starters. Both were delicious. Our main courses were the Bavette of Beef and the Beer-Brined Duroc Pork. The beef was cooked perfectly and was rich in flavor. The duck fat potatoes were especially good too! As for the pork chop, it was quite large, but very tender and juicy. Their pork chops are always so delicious! For dessert, which we rarely have room for, we had the chocolate bread pudding with the raspberry gelato - the perfect ending to a birthday celebration. We really appreciate the wonderful food AND service. Our waiter Javier, whom we always request, is the best!

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p
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and wine service was incredible. Ask for Rick

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S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I thought the meal on New Year Eve was awesome. I tried pork belly for the first time and it was so good I could have made a meal out of it. The entre a brine soaked pork dish was wonderful. I was quite surprised at the portions as I don't expect to ask for a doggie bag on a holiday.

I was so pleased...

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I frequent this restaurant several times a year. It is one of our local favorites! We just went there on New Year's Eve and I am happy to report that our dining experience was superb. Food and service was amazing. The traditional menu along with a prix fixe was available. Typically, on New Years Eve, my experiences with other establishments has not been satisfactory..limited menus, average food quality and less than average service. Not the case here. It was a pleasant surprise to what I have become accustomed to on New Year's Eve. Their food quality and service did not waiver on this night. Bravo for maintaining excellence on a night when others do not. Some of my favorites here are the pate and cheese board. Always a winner. Excellent craft cocktails and an extensive wine list are just some of the things that keep us coming back. We had a great dessert of homemade gelato...flavor sweet potato and marshmallow...Yummm!
Thank you for another amazing dining experience!!

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VO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had heard a lot about this restaurant, but I would just say that it was an okay experience, nothing exceptional. We went for the pre fix menu and each course was presented well, the service was very nice and the ambience is very cosy and warm as well.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food is amazing and front of house staff are friendly and attentive.

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HC
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my Top 2 restaurants in Delaware, Service is #1, so professional; impecable. Teamwork describes the service. They work like a Michelin Star restaurant, and I have been to quite a few all over the world. The (relatively) new Chef is cooking amzing things. Bravo!

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F
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great holiday event. I mentioned in the reservation that this was the first time two sets of kids were going to be together in a new family and the waitress mentioned it. The whole family appreciated that. It was a classy touch and a nice thing to do. The food was great and the setting comfortable. Thank you. - Tim

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LB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening. This restaurant is worth a trip.

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K
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal last Saturday night. My date had the prix fix meal and it was way too much, even for him. The kitchen was very accommodating, the bartender very experienced and the entire evening wonderful. For a moment I forgot what city this was...it was that good.

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W
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. We’ll be back.

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NC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, and the service was amazing!!!

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SF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My steak wasn't very warm and it tasted old and the dessert wasn't much better. The wine was very good but a bit pricey.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had an excellent meal to celebrate our anniversary, and very good service. There was a loud table just across from us, unfortunately. And the music seemed incongruous... it was playing along in the background, then suddenly switched to rather intrusive/raucous R&B Christmas music. Somewhat pricey, but very good value for your money.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food tasted good. The menu was limited, but the menu had good variety. The price was a bit much given the location and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brought my husband there for our Anniversary. It was his first time there. The food was amazing as usual. The time between course was long. We wound up being there close to 2 hours. A bit long for us! Other than a, “Happy Anniversary “ Wish from one of the servers when we were first seated, nothing else special done.

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NY
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous food, lovely service, great wine. Comfortable. A tad pricey but worth every penny

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food greAt server

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ED
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No OpenTable points! No 20% off with a VIP card. What gives?

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. Wine selections were interesting and varied as always. Server was disappointing. He could not keep our orders straight or get them correct. In one instance, he checked back with us 3 times to make sure he had it correct. Although I am grateful he checked, it is not the kind of experience one expects at a restaurant of this caliber and price range.

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best high end restaurants I've ever been to. Will definitely go back again. My lady was overly impressed as well.

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SF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too loud. Tables too close together. Price of the food doesn't match the taste.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

28 anniversary, great service, nice wine selections, excellent entrees

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OT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

This is the first time at Domaine Hudson and first reaction is this restaurant needs to update their decor...very outdated. The wine list set up on an Ipad is difficult to navigate. Service was slow and not attentive, forgetting to bring bread, forgetting to bring the side of veggies ordered. Food was good, but there are better restaurants in the area that are all around more solid than this.

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F
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful dinner out with another couple. Once again Domain Hudson did not let us down. The food was excellent, the drinks and wine perfect, service top notch. A great evening.

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SR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Happy with every thing. A nice time was had by all.
SRoss

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D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, meal and service. The food was delicious and the wine list extensive. The servers are very informed and helpful at making suggestions.

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MO
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good menu & good service . I got Salmon tartare which was delicious and then got the Chilean see bass which was a good size and prepared perfect.
Y husband enjoyed his dish which was the duck

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our third anniversary, and the staff and chef made it a night we won’t soon forget.
We had a delicious three course meal over a few hours, I had a few drinks, and it was by far the best meal we’ve had in several years.

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JE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our ten year anniversary. This place is small, quiet and romantic. We started with the charcuterie and it was divine. We had three meats and two cheeses. My husband had a negroni and it was made perfectly. We both had tempranillo wine for dinner and it was also very good. The chef knows how to take calculated risks here. My meal, the duck, had a great char on the duck fat, perfectly pureed parsnips and a wonderfully paired blackberry gastrique.
My husband had a salad and the gnocchi. He liked both very much and ate every bite. We loved our desserts too! Domaine Hudson is a must for a special occasion, but I would recommend a reservation as it is a small place that can fill up quickly.

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L
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Limited but interesting menu, wait staff were knowledgeable and helpful

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First date night since birth of child

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Domaine Hudson is fantastic. The food is probably the best in Wilmington and the cocktails are very well made. This meal was for a special occasion and we had a fantastic time.

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been going to Domaine Hudson since they opened and they’ve maintained the quality of their food, service and ambiance for years and even better with the second owners who made it top notch!

It’s always an amazing experience to dine at Domaine Hudson. Food is always impecabble and so is service—Javier is my favorite server but you cant go wrong with the others. The Manager, Amy, is very personable and full of energy. She will make you feel at home. The bartender prepares the best cocktails too! Foodies say that the best restaurants are always consistent in all aspects. Domaine Hudson is it!

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MM
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined here many times and did so again during Wilmington Restaurant Week. The menu was creative and the wine pairings excellent. I wasn't really happy with the hi-top seating in the bar area but the service didn't suffer. We will return again.

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WD
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Within the past year we have dined in Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, Barcelona and Madrid at some wonderful restaurants. Domaine Hudson ranks up there with the best we have experienced in these cities. The food is fresh, expertly prepared, there are no weaknesses. We went for restaurant week and had a superb 3 course meal ($35) with a very well matched wine pairing with each course ($20) for one of the best meals in the past twelve months.

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went during restaurant week, so may be why service was not as great as expected. Food was great

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