Domaine Hudson

4.5
1639 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

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 3 and 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.
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RexGoliath
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding Dinner experience!

Great food, efficient table service and warm comfortable ambiance! It is with heavy heart that we left Domaine Hudson, knowing that our favorite Wilmington dining experience was to close! Vanishingly few places are left with the combination of excellent food, fine table service and a wine selection of such excellence.

Wilmington doesn’t need another “Brew Pub” restaurant; there are many local choices for that type of dining experience! We were drawn to Domaine Hudson by the innovative and authentic offerings and the knowledgeable staff who were so helpful introducing us to new wines and unique wine pairings.

Champagne with oysters! YES! Pinot noir with octopus! YES! Malbec with Lamb shank! Yes, yes, YES!

I am left crying in my Barbera!

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foodisgr8
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not good. Mix up in kitchen. Dinners took very long to come out

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RobWestergard
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I brought some clients here for dinner and we started off getting there early to enjoy a drink at the bar. I got a seat on the end and the bartender was backed up, so had to wait a little bit to get our drinks. Instead, I went ahead and sat at our table which was nice. We started off with Cheese and meat plate which was pretty good. I had the pasta dish that was good and also the Pork Shank (which I enjoyed both) however, my clients had fish and they thought it was dry and no flavor. Not my favorite spot, but it was okay. Maybe it was just an off night!

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vipBryanS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service also, and our family of 9 - including a two year old - was perfectly matched to the private dining room. The wine cellar has some great choices too. This was a first experience of Domaine Hudson for our kids and they all oohed and aahed.

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Domaine Hudson is always a fine dining experience. Great for a special date night or sharing an exceptional meal with good friends. There are not many tables so a reservation is a good idea, especially on a busy weekend. This is not a place to go if you are looking for a cheap quick meal. Good food and wine, such as what you will find here, demands that you take the time to enjoy it.
Also, their wine list is massive. Wine lovers will not be disappointed and the staff can help you find a bottle if you aren't sure what you want.

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JonD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service was adequate and pleasant. The food was quotidian at a premium price.

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KenR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyone did an excellent job from service to the chef

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Goodfood
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Wine was good. Food uninspired relative to other like-priced restaurants. Expected more considering the positive recommendations from others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef did a phenomenal job for healthy options. The texture of the food and flavors were amazing, without being overwhelmed by sauces, as most restaurants do to achieve good flavor. We will definitely go back again. It is worth the 45 minute drive for us! I hope the chef stays on board and the owners recognize what a great asset he is.

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vipChaddGirls
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good but the service was so slow, decor a bit outdated and parking a challenge in downtown Wilmington. We ordered only the vegetable board but somehow got the cheese board as well. I think the waiter thought we really needed it so put it out. Service was super slow though good when he showed up. For the price, I think better to try elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Love this place!

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PeterS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, reasonably priced, excellent wine list; will definitely be back next time we're in town.

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vipTwoGuysOutOnTheTown
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started off with red wine flights and some cheese at the bar (fabulous bar tender!). We then moved to a nice table in the front and had amazingly good food and outstanding service from Javier. The chef sent out a pasta course, the new bucatini Bolognese (mushroom), for us to share between our salad and entree as a gift to us. It was an amazing dish and a highlight of our meal, nice touch Chef! Entrees were expertly prepared as well. Wine was expertly paired for our courses by Javier! This is our new favorite Wilmington restaurant. We are looking forward to trying the Thursday night 3 courses and bottle of wine for 2 @$95.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Front of the house is always great. Food quality has deteriorated over the past two years to an all-time low. Over salted food, raw shrimp, and a steak au poivre that has an abundance of rosemary. There was virtually no rabbit in my main entree, all pasta. Step it up, you used to be the best restaurant in Wilmington.

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Anastasial
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Visited Domaine Hudson during restaurant week. For $35 you got to chose from a fixed menu, one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. There were only 3 entree options available for the special menu, lamb, squab or black sea bass. 5 members of our party ordered the black sea bass and the honestly came out looking the size of a fish stick. I understand they probably cut down the portions during restaurant week but honestly it was embarrassing at how small the entree portions were. Will NOT be going again, during restaurant week or any other time.

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NoraL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Northern Delaware on a consistent basis. Great wine and cocktail list plus attentive service and knowledgeable staff. Always a pleasure to dine here!

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PaulC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overpriced undersized portions. No parking. Loud. Felt like the people to my left and right were at my table.

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vipJustjack
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This week was restaurant week a great way to try this restaurant for the first time. Food was outstanding. The lamb shank had to be the best we've ever had. Also got to try some new wines. The only issue was this parking. The lot suggested on the website was closed. It took some driving to find a parking garage.

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LeighAnn
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for restaurant week! The food was excellent.

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vipLisaY
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a little slower than usual . My entree , which was squab , was extremely difficult to eat . Very hard to cut through . It was restaurant week and I noticed another diner close to me with the same issue . Not my best meal at Domain Hudson . We have been here service times before and it was wonderful . A little disappointed this time .

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vipScott
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the wine list was fabulous. It was an exceptional dining experience with great service, I can't wait to come back.

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MacG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the greats in Wilmington. The Brandywine Valley Restaurant week menu was delicious. Two had the Sea Bass and I had the Lamb Shank which was deliciously prepared. The Fatoush Salad with Sassafras was nicely balanced and very enjoyable and the Shrimp was lovely. The third appetizer was the corn chowder which didn't last long.

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vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
201 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slow service but pleasant staff. Parking was an issue. Good food needs better description at times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are go too for fine dinning and wine list . Service is always outstanding as well !

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avi2616
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent food but not worth the price...I've had better experience in Philly in much less expensive places...this place is not worth the hype...average decor and ambiance...service was ok...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Priced right.

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vipanonymous
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While there were some flavorable parts of dinner--the octopus, for instance, was well-prepared, and the grilled squash was quite good--in general I'd have appreciated more finesse of preparation. There was too much thyme, for instance, in one dish, while the broth of Catalan seafood stew tasted salty and otherwise flat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Wine was great. Was not super crowded because it is the middle of August. Just a great night.

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vipWinelover
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Well, I don’t know where to start. We were served white wine in room temperature so we could not enjoy the starter with the wine we had to wait until it gets cool enough..they forgot to bring bread to the table, we had to ask for it when it arrived there were three sad pieces of baguette, they assume that you should share the third one!?the bread was not warm and was not cut at the moment of serving so it was dry. My husband’s portion of ribs was three times smaller than the same ribs ordered by the guest at the table next to us-there was a huge difference. The bar experience was not any better. The girl serving there seemed angry at everybody, no smile, she gave the impression of ‘ I want to be somewhere else and I hate my job’. We will not be back any time soon. We were at the Sullivan’s the next night and the difference in quality of service is enormous.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food at a good price. Large wine list with many good choices. Service was excellent

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vipSteven
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Domain Hudson and this past Friday was no exception. The food and service were exceptionable.

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vipjoycef
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!! A hidden gem in downtown Delaware!

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Etnaman
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

DH is still THE place to eat in Wilmington. The food and ambiance was every bit as we had remembered; the service polite and efficient. We've been going there for years when visiting my sister in Wilmington, and after her recent passing we ate there in her memory...a VERY good idea.

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NatalieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food and good wine list. Excellent service but it was a very slow night.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing cooked to perfection and the seasonings were unique. We enjoyed everything we had. The cheese plate, the charcuterie, grilled octopus, ceviche, pasta with chicken sausage, even the asparagus had an awesome seasoning on it. Everything was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Bourbon13
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was very good and knowledgeable. Both wine choices were excellent - the Hudson Manhattan with the correct cherries was outstanding. My problem is I have an allergy to garlic and only 3 items were cooked w/o garlic - so my choices were few. We drove from NYC and were somewhat disappointed because of the few choices.

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vipdindin
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection is always unique and the food is inventive and tastes wonderful

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vipCoco
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Debbie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always wanted to try French cuisine. This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The suquet, seafood stew, is amazing!

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent especially the English pea soup for appetizer. My brother in law had the rabbit which he thought delicious especially how it was prepared. The service was very attentive but not rushed. We were there for about three and half hours sipping wine after dinner. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Domaine Hudson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 655-9463.

Domaine Hudson is rated 4.5 stars by 1639 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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