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About Domaine Hudson

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 & 90+ craft beers. 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.

1314 N Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 11:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED - Available Private Event

Cross Street:
Between 13th & 14th Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 655-9463

Website:
http://www.domainehudson.com/

Catering:
Domaine Hudson will cater intimate home dinners, weddings, parties, business dinners and fundraisers for up to 100 guests off site.

Parking Details:
Metered parking in front of the restaurant. Free off-street parking is available after 5 pm in the Christiana Care Annex private parking lot 1/2 block from restaurant. To access the lot, the entrance is at 14th & Washington, immediately before the Washington St. Bridge. From the lot, walk south on Washington Street (toward downtown) about 1/2 block; restaurant is on the left. View a map and directions on our website at http://domainehudson.com/parking.html

Public Transit:
2, 11, 12, 35

Executive Chef:
Dwain Kalup

Private Party Facilities:
Domaine Hudson is the premiere choice for private dining in Wilmington, Delaware. We work with you to custom-tailor a flawless experience for your party, anniversary, wedding celebration, wine tasting, networking event, or business meeting. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy the seasonal cuisine of our culinary team and selections from our award-winning wine list, which OpenTable named one of the top 50 in the U.S.
Our newly renovated dining rooms accommodate private parties from 7 to 70 people, and our state-of-the-art sound system ensures your guests won’t miss a word (or a beat).

Please call or send an email message (bethross@domainehudson.com) to discuss your event and book your room at the best Wilmington, Delaware restaurant.

Catering:
Alternatively, let Domaine Hudson come to you. From gallery openings, social gatherings, and galas to corporate lunches, dinners, and events, Domaine Hudson ensures an effortless, impressive affair.

Private Party Contact:
Beth Ross: (302) 655-9463

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Information on monthly wine dinners and tastings can be found at www.domainehudson.com.

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Domaine Hudson Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Romantic (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Tasting Menu (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Domaine Hudson is worth a trip into Wilmington. The food is excellent and the service impeccable. This was my second visit, and I'll look forward to a third.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As usual, Domaine Hudson is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. It was very quiet this past Saturday night which made it nice to have quiet conversation with our friends. Our server, Javier, was outstanding and made a great wine suggestion.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

One of Delaware's finest restaurants. Reservations a must.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We have been here a handful of times and always enjoy it . Food is excellent, drinks are good and wine list is extensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Cheese plate was a great starter. Wine flights are awesome. Loved the summer sipper whites. Service is impeccable. One of our favorite spots!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Overall good experience. Selection of wines by the glass is very good, diverse and not overly expensive. We tried a flight of three whites and also had a glass of excellent Pinot Noir, most expensive on the by the glass list but well worth it. Smoked salmon appetizer and green salad were excellent. Duck was also excellent, but the fish - sea bass- was disappointing. Not a great cut, too dry ( grilled too long). Next time we will try some wines and an appetizer at the bar.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We enjoyed a nice meal at Domaine Hudson. Lots of "hype" in their ad and Yelp.

The Good -
Very interesting menu and preparations. Food was excellent across the board. I travel for work and entertain at restaurants virtually every week so I know skilled cooking.

Not so good -
With only about 3 or 4 tables seated on a Friday night, something is up. Maybe the service? Our waitress was pretty knowledgeable but a bit cold. She promised to bring back two different items and never did. I am pretty sure we were her only table so no excuse. I also mentioned in the comments of my OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating our 27th anniversary. For a place of this caliber, I expected at least a mention.
Wine - this is supposed to be a wine afficianado's paradise. We are not wine experts but when our waitress had no suggestions, she sent someone when ended up recommending a Malbec which was actually decent but $39 for something listed for $8 online and 2 star rating shouldn't be on the menu. Speaking of the menu, the website showed wine pairings but the menu does not nor were any pairings offered.
Beer - advertised "wonderful craft beer selection". Don't brag about the beer when it's all bottled and especially when the selection of craft beer is 5 choices.

All in all, it's a good place to do once, maybe not multiple times leading to why the place was empty on a Friday night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Food was very good. Very different tasting plates. Server was good. Enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

What great food. We has a salad for starters than a small plate of outstanding pasta. We'll be back soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had a large family gathering. DOmaine Hudson was very accommodating and knew just how to handle a large group. They have good size portions and were able to split a dish. The food was very sophisticated and delicious. The best I have had in Wilimington!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Fantastic meals - gem lettuce salad was delicious and the striped bass was sublime. My husband liked his bronzino very much. We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food was delicious. I loved the sea bass.
Service was attentive and very friendly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Have dined here numerous times. This is first time table service was not up to par. However, waiter and general manager each offered sincere apology and comped the side dish waiter forgot to enter with entree order.
This less than perfect experience will not deter me from returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great restaurant and fantastic wine choices!!! Food is always cooked perfectly. Cheese board is fantastic!

Really appreciate that they have good choices of fresh fish!

Menu has a limited number of entrees and the specials are almost always the same, so you can only go so often.

Waitress was extremely pushy! We ordered 3oz wines and she kept pushing larger fills. I really like the smaller pour option so I can try a few wines. She also kept trying to get us to buy larger portions than we wanted.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This place was awesome!!! My wife and I went here for our anniversary and we could not ask for anymore. The staff, food and drinks were out of this world!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on June 14, 2017

As always, a great meal was served! Highly recommend the charcuterie and cheese board! Let Javier pick out a few wines by the glass to make tasting your way through each morsel even better!

Our only distraction was the large party seated behind us that was a bit loud. Can't really fault the restaurant, just bad luck.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We just had a lovely dinner with friends, excellent food, knowledgeable staff, excellent bartender and extensive wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Another great meal at Domaine Hudson. We love this restaurant probably one of the best if not the best in Delaware. Excellent wine list lots of choices by the bottle at less than $50.

If you haven't been here try it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing service and great food.. Def not your typical restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The food and wine are excellent, but the service can't be beat! Ask for Javier - he is the best and full of personality!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely meal here. We were both very pleased with our meals: whole fried fish and the steak. I would happily dine here again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Cute restaurant with excellent food and attentive, knowledgeable servers. Impressive wine list, and the staff can make recommendations. Wonderful cheese plate and charcuterie board. Came here to celebrate my daughter's graduation from UD. Would definitely recommend it for a date night, special occasion or just a nice dinner out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We love this restaurant. The food is excellent, great wine selection, and the service is very attentive without being obtrusive. Nothing better in Wilmington. One caveat. The menu is small and we would go more often if there was more variety.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always a great experience and amazing food! Great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for the Mother's Day brunch since Domaine Hudson is my wife's favorite restaurant. Once again we thoroughly enjoyed it. The Iberica Chorizo omelette I had was wonderful and was well matched with a glass of the tempranillo. My wife really enjoyed the Croque Madame, and my daughter's Swill Chard and Tomato quiche was also very good.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day brunch, was wonderful! The smoked salmon is superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Dinner was unbelievable. Everything was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Outstanding and creative food prepared with care. Top notch service where you are made to feel special. Never rushed but never forgotten either. Hats off to both the kitchen staff and the front of house. Javier is a gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good service. Worst menu for any restaurant ever. Four entrees-bronzino in a misto broth, barramundi with celery, duck breast and a $58 sirloin. No sides included or available! A very poor wine list. No upscale chards. The bronzino we four ordered was excellent. Bill with one bottle of wi e and one drink was $400 plus tip. The issue with this restaurant was the extremely limited, too cutesy, too expensive menu! Well not return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2017

I brought my friend from Rhode Island for a mid week dinner and the meal was just excellent. She was so thrilled with the ambience, the service and the food and presentation was outstanding.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Visiting Wilmington for baseball tournament. Made it a date night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

My go-to favorite. Menu is a little limited but always pleases

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Amazing wine selection in great variety of sizes so you get to experiment

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Not as great as our last visit but still good. The time between courses was so long you forgot what you were waiting for! The waiter even messed up on our appetizer ☹️. The soup was great but mine was much hotter than my partner's. The gnudi was amazing, a must try. The barrimundi was over cooked and dark. Not what we expected based on previous experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

What a wonderful and amazing dining experience. Great wine selections!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We dine at Domaine Hudson at least once a month and are never disappointed. They offer a consistently create and delicious menu and superb service.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2017

We were celebrating a retirement and everyone who we came into contact with were so nice, from our hostess, person who turned down the AC and our informative, attentive, funny and non intrusive server.
We had the 4 course price fix meal and everything we selected was outstanding and our waiter made excellent wine suggestions.
Thank you all for make it such a special evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Easily the best restaurant in Wilmington in terms of food and drinks. The chef makes absolutely spectacular dishes. Of particular note was my entree, the duck breast, and my partners starter, the carrot top gnocchi. The former was expertly cooked and melt-in-your-mouth - complete with crispy skin and just the right amount of fat. The curry sauce served with the latter is one of the best things I've tasted in recent memory. It took all of my self control not to lick the plate!

I would highly recommend Domaine Hudson for any special occasion. It was a little too noisy the night we were there, but I think that was a fluke - we were between two larger groups who were rather inconsiderate in the level of noise they were creating. We will definitely be back the next time we desire a high-quality meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Third time we've eaten here and have never been disappointed. Excellent wait staff makes the creative offerings even better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was delicious! Unique menu and great service. Definitely plan on returning!

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