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Mon, 4/23
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Domaine Hudson

4.5
1435 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(302) 655-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dwain Kalup
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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.
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Private party contact
Beth Ross: (302) 655-9463
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Catering
Domaine Hudson will cater intimate home dinners, weddings, parties, business dinners and fundraisers for up to 100 guests off site.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 13th & 14th Streets
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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
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Public transit
2, 11, 12, 35
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Special events & promotions
Information on monthly wine dinners and tastings can be found at www.domainehudson.com.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1435 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place for fine dining in Wilmington. Definitely worth a try.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The taste and quality of the food was very good but the portions were very disappointing. I know it was Restaurant Week, but in my mind the portions should be the same as any other night. It is a chance to bring in new business so they try the food and want to come back. When you serve (2) scallops as an entrée, we will not be back.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Went for restaurant week and got the 3-course special menu. The food was very good but the portions were really skimpy. I am not one to focus on portion size since I think many restaurants give you way too much food. I like to focus on quality rather than quality however I ordered the scallops for my entree which was 2 scallops and a small amount of succotash with it. I thought that was a bit ridiculous. They could have given you 3 or 4 at least. This is why I gave a mediocre rating on value. Thank goodness that dessert was included otherwise I would have left hungry.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere is casual and with an upscale feel. Excellent wine list at reasonable prices. Dinner menu limited but covers most entrees, (Beef, Fish, Chicken,). With a few unique and varied fare. Pricing Representative for an upscale restaurant

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Domaine Hudson sets the bar very high for civilized people who enjoy superbly crafted food and excellent service. I am always reminded of what a pure delight dining out can be when I eat there. The professionalism of the service is especially noteworthy -- attentive but not intrusive. My only unfulfilled desire is for DH to offer lunch more often.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was fantastic. The wine list was fairly extensive. The bourbon list was great. The beer list left much to be desired. I did not like my table and realized it more as the evening progressed. They understood my feelings and said I would never have that same table again. I will be back for sure. Do yourself a favor and dine here. You will love it.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went to Domaine Hudson to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Service was great as was our food!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our waitress, Elizabeth, was fantastic as was the service. The food was good but not imaginative. The cheese/meat appy was quite good however the toast was a bit charred. Same goes for the carrots served with the steak. The pasta dish was a bit bland. Presentation of the dishes was good. The dessert of bread pudding was yummy.
All in all, the 3 course meal with a bottle of wine is a great value. We will try it again.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Absolutely delicious and the service was excellent! Worth going to.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We were very happy with every aspect of our visit to Domaine Hudson. The server was knowledgeable and responsive. The food was outstanding. We are willing to try anything at D.H.
The only less than perfect aspect is that it is a small place and many times we've been there we have found a group of folks on a business dinner which can tend to be a bit more noisy. However, that will not stop us from returning, again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. Great service, great ambiance, and fantastic food. Try it soon!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Domaine Hudson proved to be a delicious if expensive choice. The service was pleasant and the room beautifully appointed.
Sharing a first course, the mixed green salad proved enough for two. And, the pork belly starter set the stage for the delectable flavors to follow. My pan roasted whole Dorade was prepared perfectly as was my partner's Diver's scallops entree.
When wishing to dine well or celebrate a special event Domaine Hudson would be a wise reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our meal was lovely. our server, Patricia, was efficient, gracious, and helpful. we were a party of 3, and one is Jewish, observing Passover. Patricia listened to his concerns and made sure everything came out as ordered.
Domaine Hudson's wines-by-the-glass list is extraordinary, too.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great Food, Great Wine, Great Service. We had a great dinner. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall a great meal. New chef but quality is even better than before. Currently I think it’s the Best restaurant in the Wilmington. Kennett Chadds ford area

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints! Food is excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Domaine Hudson continues to consistently provide creative and fabulous food and new dishes. The relatively new chef has brought a special new flare and has been wonderful each time we returned. The new Tagliatelli pasta dish was out of this world, as well as the scallop risotto main course.
Our favorite server is Javier, who delivers special service and knows you by name. It is also a great place to enjoy a nice cocktail or taste new wines with small pours and some food while sitting at the lovely bar.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food is always good, with very interesting combinations of tastes and textures. The servers are well-trained and make excellent recommendations from the wine list. Domaine Hudson is definitely our favorite special occasion restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Best restaurant in the State!!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ordered pre-fixe. Portions for entree smaller than usual. Service was excellent.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We've been in this restaurant 6 times since my first review in April 2016. Each coming time the experiences were slowly but surely moving from amazing to great, to good, to not so good, to disappointing and finally the last visit was just plain awful. Food varied from very mediocre to tasteless and in case of beet soup (which was bland as baby food) and sweetbreads appetizer (which they probably forgot even to salt) just uneatable. Service was VERY, VERY SLOW. Drinks are mediocre and expansive. Value for all frustration we've received was really bad (even after manager didn't charged us for uneatable items).
Never again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The first restaurant in Wilmington to totally meet and exceed our expectations. The food was just right ... smaller portions but right for the prix fixe 4 course meal. Innovative menu choices executed and presented in a beautiful, but not pretentious way. The beet soup was excellent (and the yogurt/fennel combination a nice contrast in just the right quantity); the rabbit tortellini rich but nicely done; the Diver scallops and venison were cooked perfectly and the accompaniments (using a variety of local mushrooms and a crispy polenta with the venison) complemented the entrees perfectly. The wine list is wide and interesting with a very wide price range -- something for everyone. We enjoyed the flights and the availability of smaller servings by the glass which allow for tasting several different wines or varying by course.
Altogether, a terrific experience which will draw us back. (Go early as Friday night after 6 becomes noisy.)

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great menu and cooking. We chose DH because Chef D'Amico took over the kitchen recently and we have enjoyed his skill and creativity through several of his venues, starting with Eclipse. the Snapper Crudo was a perfect starter. May partner's venison was perfectly prepared and well-presented and I chose the duck and rabbit cassoulet out of curiosity to see if Patrick could short-cut this difficult dish and produce something worthwhile. I was delighted.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Visited for the first time on Friday night. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, and semi-crowded bar (not a bad thing). We were given a table right away - place was busy, but not packed. Honestly, the food was phenomenal. My date had duck/rabbit cassoulet, and I had the tagliatele. Both were outstanding. Fois gras and cheese plate appetizers were also wonderfully presented, and delicious. Wine list is extensive at all price ranges, which is very appreciated. I've spent more at places in Philadelphia, and gotten far lower quality food. This is a keeper. It was my date's birthday, and the chef gave her a 2nd portion of the cassoulet because she raved about it so much - nice gift (not included on the bill). Wonderful time - we'll be back.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The place is on the small side so seating can be a bit tight, but overall it was pleasant. Cheese board was nicely prepared and paired well with the chutney and honeycomb. We had a 4 course meal with a salad, pasta, sea scallops and dessert. The plates are on the small side and some could use a bit more flavor but we were both very satisfied with this place.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

A great night out. Our first visit but we will be back. Food was amazing, service was just right, friendly and took care of us but gave us our privacy too. We did the prefix menu as first timers, the sea scallops were awesome. Can’t go wrong for a great night out.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful food, drinks and service! The 5-course dinner with wine pairings was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was exceptional, and each course [we got one of the Valentine's specials and one regular entree, just to mix things up] was tastier than the one before. Our entrees were tuna, salmon and scallops, all of which were exceptional. They have an incredible wine list; however, if you are not well-versed with wines, this will be overwhelming. They paired the five courses and their pairings were good choices. They absolutely complimented the food they accompanied. My only pause is the cost. This is not an inexpensive restaurant. In fact, I don't know that we have ever paid this amount for a meal for two, other than at a Brazilian steakhouse in Washington, DC.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wine pairing amounts were a bit precisely small. Atmosphere was lovely, service was good.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Easily one of the best restaurants in Delaware with friendly, yet professional, service, an incredible wine list, a lovely atmosphere, and food that is consistently excellent. Javier was our server... he explained the food without pushing it, was knowledgeable about the wines, had a wonderful personality, and he quite obviously loves Domaine Hudson and all the happy diners.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

have not been here for ages and was eager to see how it was now that pat d’amico is running the kitchen. the meal was spectacular. best venison i’ve had in a decade. perfect foie gras with a sweet and salty garnish on a fine brioche. rabbit tortellini was near perfect. well worth a visit. wonderful wine selection. impeccable service. top tier restaurant. d’amico knows his stuff.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Never have I had a bad meal/experience. Best restaurant in Wilmington.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We dined on Valentines Day and had the special menu. Every course was delicious. Our server was very personable, attentive and knowledgeable. We used to dine here often and had not been there in about a year. They haven’t missed a beat in terms of ambiance, food quality and service. A very nice evening!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The Valentines Day menu was not up to the usual high standard of Domain Hudson and was over priced. I will go back but only on a regular menu day.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The meal was mixed in quality. We opted for the Valentines Prix Fixe. Bisque was average with tough lobster as garnish. Endive salad was impressive. Lamb was excellent but the cauliflower was hardly edible: dry, hard, tasteless. I did not care for the chocolate dessert, which was dense. I ate about half of it. Overall, I was disappointed to pay $130 and not feel I had an excellent meal.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been to this restaurant two times and both times there was an unacceptable one hour plus wait for entrees after we were seated. We don't plan to return.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved the waiter. ( forgot his name: older man. He told, after we asked, that he is front Mexico.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice meal, but very pricey relatively speaking.
Service very good. Food came out a little slow, but it was OK since we were just relaxing and eating. Javier did a very nice job.
Food quality was very good.
Cost might prevent me from returning.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I would say that this restaurant was just, good. There wasn't anything exceptional, but it was a tasty meal in a cute restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food.

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