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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.
Wilmington, DE 19801
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
Between 13th & 14th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Domaine Hudson will cater intimate home dinners, weddings, parties, business dinners and fundraisers for up to 100 guests off site.
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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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your event and book your room at the best Wilmington, Delaware restaurant.
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
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
My wife and, I who are from out of town, recently stayed at the Hotel DuPont. We saw the Domaine Hudson was highly rated on Trip Advisor and ate there last Saturday night. We each went with the 4 course meal which was phenomenal. There was also an excellent wine list and the service was quite good. The Domaine Hudson is something special.
We had our New Year's Eve dinner here and it was fantastic. The five course fixed price menu was creative and delicious. We especially liked he venison. The dinner was a good value for this celebratory evening. The service was very attentive and not at all rushed on what is usually a busy night. We've dined here before and will again. I highly recommend for all occasions.
We had a dinner with good friends from Europe, six of us in total. The restaurant did an amazing job making us feel welcome and treated us like royalty. The food was outstanding, the service could not have been better, and the wine was off-the-charts, including being served at the right temperature. For us, Domaine Hudson is hands-down the best restaurant in Wilmington at the moment.
Wine flights are the best way to sample new options. Our server chose 3 wonderful cheeses to begin our meal. The pasta dishes were wonderful. We had the one with mushrooms and kale along with the one with sweet potatoes and chirizo. I'm a repeat client at Domaine and it never disappoints!
Our waitress told us about the fish special. She said it was branzino. “Chilean sea bass which is a dense white fatty fish...”. I ordered it any way hoping it was Chilean sea bass. It came... a whole fish...very pretty on the plate, but it was obviously not Chilean sea bass!! And, they never offered to take it away to fillet the fish. One other note...a big pet peeve...they served and took away from the right. The prices are high for Wilmington and I would expect the service to be top notch. Very disappointed.
Great menu has big variety of sharing boards to start, The Duck liver mousse was delicious, pasta with mushrooms was light and tasty. I ordered the whole fish which was the Bronzino and that fish was ample for two, had to take the rest home. The rest of our group enjoyed the Duck and the other fish.
Serious kitchen, offering steak, duck, and 2 fish dishes the night we were there. I had a splendid endive with Asian pear salad to start. Then barramundi (white solid-flesh fish) pan sauteed so the skin was crisp, with citrus sauce and kohlrabi on the side; tasty, surprising flavor combination. Plate was not heated, though, which made the dish less flavorful after everything came down to room temperature. My wife had roast duck breast (excellent), plum-yogurt sauce plus duck leg confit (salty). Endive and Asian pear salad was first-rate. Asparagus side dish had light bread crumbs or perhaps unsweetened granola, with Bearnaise sauce--excellent. We sampled 3 red wines from their large by-the-glass selection, offered in 1.5 oz, 3 oz, and 5 oz sizes. Dessert was 3 cheeses plus condiments, with bread and crackers. Ambiance is lively but not noisy.
Everything was very good, especially the ambiance and service. The food was also very good, but a bit on the expensive side for the value received. Cocktails were $13-16 which was way too much, although they were quite good. Expect to pay $80-100 per person at the end of the bill.
As usual, our dinner was excellent! The Pork Belly Brisket was the best I've had...tender, sweet and smoky too. Both Mains (Duck and Beef) were tender and delish. Javier does a wonderful job explaining the menu and making you feel welcome. I wish we could eat here more often!
The wine was excellent, the food even better. Simple and taken for granted but the bread brought to the table was amazing. The pork belly brisket I had was to die for. My wife’s whole branzino was perfectly prepared. My strip steak was beautifully seared & crispy on the outside and exactly to my medium rare liking on the inside. It’s been a good half year since we’ve been to Domaine Hudson but we’ll be back soon.
Realy disappointed with our last visit to Domaine Hudson. Almost 20 minutes before our inital drinkorder arrived. The rest of the night our glasses sat empty for at least 20 minutes before our server returned to ask about next round. 3 people ordered the same pasta dish and one had no pancetta, one had tons of pancetta, one was about right. With each course about half of our table received room temperature or cold food. After dinner coffee was stone cold and topped with fresh whipped cream but no sugar added so it tasted awful. unfortunately our server never came back to check on us until long after the rest of the table finished their course. Sure we could have raised the issue then but then half the table might have gotten dishes and the rest of the table waits. Now to be fair some of our dishes were outstanding. The pork belly app was awesome, the cavatelli pasta was awesome, the duck was really good, the gelato was great. We love DH and have raved about it for years. The inconsistency with the food was strange and uncharacteristic in our experience but we could have solved that issue if our service wasn't awful. And then at the end of the evening our server brought the bill but then took it back saying she forgot to do something. When she brought the bill back she had pre-filled the tip with a 20% tip. We had a group of 7 so I get it that many restaurants have automatic tips for larger groups. But for that policy to be an automatic 20% tip? Yes 20%tip is standard for good service and we always exceed 25% for great service. But to be forced to pay a 20% tip for terrible service is an insult to every good server in the industry. This was such a bizarre experience at Domaine Hudson. I don't know when we will be up for returning and it is truly one of our favorites in Wilmington.
Domain Hudson continues to be my favorite special occasion spot in Wilmington. Everything from the creative and uniquely named cocktails to the delectable and not overly sweet dessert exceeded my expectations. Their customer service and attention to detail does not go unnoticed. We only go to this establishment about once or twice a year, but we are always greeted warmly by Javier, who goes above and beyond to make sure we have a wonderful experience. The food is extremely well-balanced and it is evident that a lot of thought and precision go into making each dish. One dish that really stood out last night was the pork belly brisket, which my husband and I both said ranks as one our top 10 favorite things we've eaten. Can't wait to return!
Oh the flavors! Our truffle pasta was a LITTLE disappointing (delicious but lacking truffle flavors which was why we ordered it) but EVERYTHING else was amazing! Pork belly was perfect (the fats were great with our Spanish wine), our duck main dish was unbelievable and my apple mousse at dessert was unbelievable! Add to it a fabulous wine list with a great array of non-ordinary /non-boring wines with a reasonable price range and it is a great night! Domaine Hudson can compete with restaurants in markets like NY or D.C. so in a small market like Wilmington it is a godsend!
The food and service are excellent, but the noise level due to the tight accomodations degrades the ambiance especially when there is a large table in the vicinity of your table. The night we were there, my wife and I need to shout to hear each other speak because everyone in the restaurant were trying to speak over one another. We felt that the price of the food was not worth the value of having to endure the loudness of our surroundings.
We went for an anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. We are from Massachusetts touring the Brandywine area and wanted an exceptional restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We found it and it was as good as any in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, and we have some very good places. An additional non food treat is the presentation of the wine list, tablet style. Loved it all and wish we lived closer as we would frequent often.
Domaine Hudson is a lovely location for a private/personal dinner. You are welcomed-in to the restaurant with kindness and attended to respectfully throughout the dining experience. My husband and I celebrated my birthday, and when first looking at the menu, I became discouraged due to all of my various food allergies. The menu is limited, and I was allergic to at least one ingredient in each listed item. With this said, our server was very understanding of my concerns, and said that she would speak with the chef to see what could be done. Let’s just say that my meal was amazing, cooked exactly as I wanted, minus the ingredients that would have caused an allergic reaction. I had the roasted duck, and it was THE best duck that I’ve ever eaten. My mood definitely lifted, and I asked our server to thank the chef. Also, seeing that we were celebrating my birthday, I received a voucher for $20.00 off my next meal of $50.00 spent. We will definitely be returning.
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