Domaine Hudson

4.6
1526 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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
Brian Cooper
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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 restaurant. Free off-street parking is available after 5pm in the Christiana Care Annex parking lot 1/2 block from restaurant. To access lot, entrance is at 14th & Washington, immediately before the Washington St. Bridge. From lot, walk south on Washington St. 1/2 block. Map & directions on our website domainehudson.com
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1526 People Are Saying
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SF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
52 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
24 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
39 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
5 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
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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WD
Philadelphia
27 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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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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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have had better meals at DH. Perhaps because of the restaurant week the chef was less accurate.

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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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SS
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Second vis

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d
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Beef Tartare, Pan Seared Dorade and Amaretto Cake, I also went for the wine parings. Everything was excellent and the service was great. Definitely a favorite of mine.

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LY
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times and it has always been great ! The food and service are always consistently phenomenal. Unfortunately this time there was a party of about 8 people who were so loud it was difficult at times to hear each other. The waitstaff was very considerate and apologized for them. We still had a wonderful meal and would definitely go back ,

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M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. Menu was varied and many dishes to pick from. We order the Italian wine flight and was great. Food was really good. The main dish portions on the smaller side but it was restaurant week and expected. This is our second time visiting. Will def go back. I had the homemade fettuccini with mushrooms and was great! Husband had the Dorade and was done perfect.

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been to this restaurant three times in the past nine months. Every time, I've been disappointed by both the food and the service. Won't be going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, our party of four had an experience which exceeded our expectations: ambiance, the staff, the food.

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S
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Domain Hudson is our go-to restaurant. We had friends in from out of town who were staying at the Hotel DuPont, Domain Hudson is very convenient to the Hotel.
We started out with cocktails prepared by their expert barkeeper.
The 4 of us decided on the Restaurant Week menu with wine pairing. We each enjoyed our selected dishes and the wine pairing worked with our selection.
You cannot go wrong with Domain Hudson.
Steve Goldberg

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D
London
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, amazing wine list and very attentive service. What more do you want.

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ND
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess seated us promptly and explained the extensive wine list. Our server was very pleasant and answered our questions. We started with a cheese and charcuterie plate for the four of us, it was very good! Our food was devoured as the drinks were refilled. It was a great way to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and a very pleasing ambiance. Extensive wine list. We would recommend it highly.

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LK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great food, ambience,service. Seemed a bit high pricewise

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GH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating here. Thought we were coming in for the Brandywine Valley restaurant week menu but we were a week early. NP, we showed up on "Three Course Thursday", and were once again delighted.

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Y
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine, and service was amazing! We went for date night and were impressed with the food and drink. Our server was very attentive. We will go back!

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JB
Philadelphia
527 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best dining experience in Delaware and without question one of the best in the Tri-State area. Professional staff in front of house, back of house and a very deep wine cellar. Hand crafted, fresh artisan pastas, delectable fish selections, and flavors that sparkle with each course. It’s grown-up dining in a special place served by special people.

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