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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Casual (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Key West)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just a great time

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and service were perfect. Best restaurant in Delaware!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always a delight! This is the best restaurant in Delaware.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous meal. Great service. AMAZING wine list.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Domain Hudson is one of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington. We loved the food prepared by Duane, but, alas, he has decided to relocate to the West. We have know the "new" chef, Patrick, for many years. Our dinner in his first week on the job in a kitchen new to him was absolutely perfect. I can't say more than this. If you are reading this and trying to decide whether to come to Domain Hudson, I urge you to click on the reservation button, you will not regret your choice.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Celebrated a new job, and even had a handwritten congrats note delivered to our table, along with a beautiful candled scoop of gelato. Would recommend a four-topper for 2 though, as the space quickly runs out when all the delightful dishes are ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our special occasion place to go. Great food and service. Presentation is beautiful and great pairing of ingredients. Just a delightful unrushed meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Domain Hudson has a great menu with a really nice variety of wine flights. A very quiet place for an excellent date night.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent crusine, our waiter was great and helpful with recommendations with the menu. However I was extremely disappointed with what have been a nice acknowledgement of our 52 anniversary dinner. We had our 51 first anniversary dinner at your resturant last year, returned this year in part because of your notice and warm replies of congratulations. This year I requested table 4 again, and explained in advance why I wanted table 4, so I was disappointed that no acknowledgment was made. In acknowledgement I mean verberly , not that you needed to go out of your way with gift of free cake or desert or discount, but wives love to hear that type of acknowledgement, 52 years is very special.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Seriously awesome place! Small but thoughtfully designed menu, great bar, world class wine list and wonderful service - get the prix fixe so you can try more things. Highlights - carrot appetizer, cecametitti w trumpet mushrooms, roast duck and the apple dessert. OMG the duck! You MUST have the duck. Put on a jacket, shine your shoes an go to Domaine Hudson. I can't wait to become a regular.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

So-so food at a high price

We have been to Domaine Hudson on quite a few occasions and have always enjoyed it. Our last dinner there was a big letdown. The food was mediocre. The consomme, for instance, was quite bland and was served barely above room temperature. The other courses were better, but unexceptional.

The service was extremely poor. We had two courses and a glass of wine each. There was no dessert or coffee. Dinner took an hour and a half. We were constantly being told that our meal was "on its way". The waiter disappeared from the dining room for extended periods. And we never did receive one of the sides we ordered.

Domaine Hudson is expensive, of course ($100 for the meal, including tip), and it simply was not worth it this visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The staff is very attentive and accommodating. My dinner guest is the most important person in my life. The staff reserved the perfect table for our date and ensured our evening and dinner were most enjoyable. Our meals were well-presented and delicious. I recommend Domaine Hudson for special occasions. Colonel Thomas Stocks, US Army

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I've been to Domaine Hudson on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Easily the best restaurant in Wilmington, DE and suitable for anything from a business meal to a romantic outing. I am especially impressed by how the chef works with my dietary restrictions (which are admittedly a pain in the butt) and adjusts courses appropriately. Also has some very nice wine choices.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Absolutely outstanding. The steak melted in my mouth. Had to find it at our butcher’s and try it at home.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This is the third time we have eaten at DH. Food quality is always good, but the ambiance and overall feel was down a notch. It didn’t feel as special as it has before. We both had fish entrees that were prepared very nicely, but the presentation was meh. Still one of the better restaurants in Wilmington, but it is not the star it once was.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I’ve never been cared for so well as a first-time guest at a restaurant. Steven and team were delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Want for the Couples Date Night and it was a great deal. Three courses and a bottle of wine for $95. The food was delicious and the service was great. Second time going here and I will definitely be returning.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food and service are exceptional without being pretentious. The server Javier is always there when you need him but never hovers around when you want privacy. Everyone has a friendly and helping attitude. Can't wait to go back again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was excellent, I will go back to experience the personal touch and etiquette from the staff.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food, presentation and service were very good here. One of the managers or maître d’ ‘s were a little “imperial” in attitude. But the server was friendly. Fillet was delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We returned to Domaine Hudson on our recent trip to Wilmington. It’s the same cozy contemporary American restaurant we remembered from our last visit. We were seated in the larger side room (we missed the wine glass chandelier). It was the end of a long day and we were hungry. We sipped some prosecco while perusing the menu, from which we selected salads (endive and Asian pear and mixed greens), the farro stracci pasta which we shared, the pan seared red snapper and the pan roasted whole fish (branzino). We loved every dish, although the branzino could have used some salt. From the amazing wine list, we selected a 2016 Domaine Thomas Sancerre. We managed some gelato and cashew baklava for dessert. Service was friendly and done correctly. We are amazed that such a restaurant thrives in downtown Wilmington and we’re grateful for it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This reastaurant is the best restaurant in Wilmington. Their service and food is second to none.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

While the place is small and therefore a little cramped,the food and service is excellent. I take my fiancé there every year in December and it is always a great experience. From the wine list to the appetizers to the main course through dessert we are excited by what comes next.
We will always make this our special place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely food as always, and, top notch service by Javier , the crown prince of servers in all the land.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great staff, excellent food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great wine cellar! Should be a $$$-$$$$ and not a $$.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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