Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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At Market Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Christiana our philosophy is simple. Using locally sourced and fresh ingredients, we take your favorite staple dishes and elevate them through a more unique culinary approach. It's where the classic burger is relished with caramelized rosemary onions, pepper bacon, and local cow tipper cheese instead of the typical bacon and cheddar cheese. It's always a twist and a step up.

Sundays - 1/2 Price Cow Tipping Burger
Mondays - Late Night Football Happy Hour
Tuesdays - Prime Rib Special
Wednesdays - 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine
Thursdays - $20 Crab Cake Sandwich & Draught Beer Combo
Learn more at http://bit.ly/MKT_FallSpecials

All reservations (5 or more) canceled 24 hours before or no show the day of will be subject to a late cancellation/no show fee.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our Thanksgiving Buffet is available from 11:30AM - 6PM. *One lucky attendee will win a free overnight stay on our Ultimate New Year's Eve Party package! Learn more at bit.ly/HWC_Thanksgiving2019.*

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 20 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very much surprised

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to have you with us again soon. Take care, Katie M., Marketing Manager

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BR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had reservations (not needed). Told to take a seat. Waited approx. 20 minutes to be waited on (getting ready to leave) , we were surprised as to the service for a hotel restaurant, but in the end the food was decent. It was supposed to be a simple anniversary dinner for two which was spoiled.
May go back in the future, but it won’t be our first choice.

Best for travelers at the Hilton who don’t want to cross the street for alternative dining.

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

Brians, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are disappointed to see that you did not have the best anniversary dinner. We've taken your comments and have shared them with our team and will take action to ensure this is prevented in the future. We hope that you will give us another chance. Take care, Katie M., Marketing Manager

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Was not expecting a buffet.. OpenTable showed a dinner menu. We had reservations for 4pm... after being seated, we were told to help ourselves. I asked if there was a menu that we could order from? The server replied that he would check and would be back.... He never gave us a answer when he came back. We walked the tables of the left over Mother's Day brunch buffet... most trays were mostly empty if not completely empty. The Stations weren't kept clean.. there were only a few plates available... ALL BUFFET STAFF were standing around talking to each other and hovering the tables making it very uncomfortable to approach. The staff started to break down the buffet while there were still tables eating. Paying $65 a person for this buffet was ridiculous!

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at Mother's Day Brunch. As a restaurant located in a hotel, it is challenging to describe our different offerings on websites such as OpenTable. Seating for our holiday buffets (Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving) takes place in all areas of our venue, not solely our restaurant. We also offer a special extensive menu on these holidays. We are taking corrective action to ensure that this is made known of various websites such as this. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I thought I was making a reservation for the restaurant, instead we had a table reserved for the Mother’s Day brunch. The food from the carving stations was cold. Many of the other dishes which were in chafing pans were overcooked. The lettuce in the salad bar was wilted. The desserts were not impressive. I was disappointed for my wife. I was expecting a fine dining experience, instead I got a three star buffet at best. The dining room was crowded and I felt like people were shoving me along in the buffet lines. I had a hard time finding anything appetizing to eat. Terrible experience. I will never go back. And for my wife and three children, it cost us $200.

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at Mother's Day Brunch. As a restaurant located in a hotel, it is challenging to describe our different offerings on websites such as OpenTable. Seating for our holiday buffets (Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving) takes place in all areas of our venue, not solely our restaurant. We also offer a special extensive menu on these holidays. We are taking corrective action to ensure that this is made known of various websites such as this. Thank you.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We went for Mother’s Day brunch and was not told that it was almost $60 a person including my 11-year-old daughter. I looked at the Sunday brunch menu and the highest ticket item was in the 20s I knew they would be doing something special for Mother’s Day I’ve worked in this industry for 25 years nowhere did anybody mention that it was a buffet $30 well above any entrée price you usually carry. A lot of the food was cold by the time I got to eat it Or dried out.

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at Mother's Day Brunch. As a restaurant located in a hotel, it is challenging to describe our different offerings on websites such as OpenTable. Seating for our holiday buffets (Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving) takes place in all areas of our venue, not solely our restaurant. We also offer a special extensive menu on these holidays. We are taking corrective action to ensure that this is made known of various websites such as this. Thank you.

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F
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mothers day brunch was very nice. Staff were courteous and friendly. Managers diligent in keeping food filled and buffet clean also cleaning up around the dining room. Chef making omelets was awesome. Love Woodside Creamery ice cream but unfortunately ran out of cherry vanilla. Crab cakes delicious. Would love fresh cracked scrambled eggs on the buffet.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day brunch. The food selection was outstanding. It was the best brunch we’ve ever been to. The price will set you back when you get the bill at 75 per person. We will go back but only on such a special occasion.

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for the review! We host these special buffets on Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving. We look forward to having you with us again. Kind regards, Katie M., Marketing Manager

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

What an absolute joke. I reserved a table for Mother’s Day at the Market Kitchen and Bar only to find out upon arrival that it was in fact a buffet brunch taking place in the hotel event space.

Why do you have a brunch menu associated with your restaurant if it’s just a poorly laid out and serviced feeding trough? The food was mostly cold. I went to get a bagel but there wasn’t even a place to toast it. There was an omelette station with one person making omelettes so it took about 20 minutes of standing in line to get one. The server had no clue where anything was. And all of this for roughly $60 per person.

AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at Mother's Day Brunch. As a restaurant located in a hotel, it is challenging to describe our different offerings on websites such as OpenTable. Seating for our holiday buffets (Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving) takes place in all areas of our venue, not solely our restaurant. We also offer a special extensive menu on these holidays. We are taking corrective action to ensure that this is made known of various websites such as this. Thank you.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding staff. Great service and the outdoor band starts on April 23rd. Awesome

JP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The waitress was amazing! The food was a little under seasoned but the overall experience was nice.

R
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Reservations not required. When we arrived we were told to sit anywhere. Seating was not particularly comfortable, service was slow but friendly and the food was good. Not knowing the atmosphere, went to celebrate our anniversary and I would not recommend this venue for this type of celebration. Strictly casual, happy hour spot.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Thanksgiving Day dinner. The food was amazing! All the choices we tried were delicious. The desserts were also tasty. The lobby was tastefully decorated. We would definitely come back for another Thanksgiving dinner.

l
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buffet was good alot to choose from

K
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Went there for the Thanksgiving Dinner buffet. The food was very good, with a great variety (too much to try in one meal, even on Thanksgiving). Servers for beverages and clearing plates were very friendly and attentive. My only lament was that the banquet room where we were seated was a bit stark and brightly lit for a holiday occasion, and a little too loud for me at times. I would go again for sure though, but request a table in their more traditional seating areas.

CP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Thanksgiving Buffet was well worth the cost. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I look forward to this event in the future.

WD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Thanksgiving lunch. There was a great selection at the carvery - roast beef, turkey, lamb. I particularly enjoyed the cold seafood options of shrimp and mussels. Good value for money.

WF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Whoever authorized renovating the restaurant from it's prior cozy, traditional and classic "beef house" feel of mahogany wood paneling to the current "modern", run-of-the-mill, mediocre hotel restaurant should be fired. Tuesday night "Prime Rib" night should never be cancelled during a holiday week unless announced in advance on the website. It seems also that the usual chef who they used to have before the renovation (when it was called the "Hunt Club Lounge", I believe) has either left or has become very complacent as a result of the likely reduced local business caused by the renovation. Rule of thumb is: Don't change the "secret sauce" of a restaurant just to have a consistent decor with all the other Hilton restaurants. The Hilton could have saved thousands of dollars by just keeping the decor as the traditional beef-house feel and still pack the restaurant! There used to be lots of local events at that restaurant before the renovation took place and the food (especially the prime rib) was AWESOME, rivaling the very few other restaurants that serve prime rib in Wilmington and some in Philadelphia!!! Now, due to a very bad corporate decision, the Christiana Hilton lost its golden hook to draw in a restaurant crowd other than the hotel patrons. What a shame!

VW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good overall but it took forever to get the main meal and deserts. Fortunately, we had time to accommodate the very slow service.

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice brunch menu. Berry parfait was outstanding. Delaware Benedict was under seasoned, but nicely presented. Great service, nice ambiance, easy parking. Would definitely come back — a nice option in an area without much good breakfast.

l
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another nice place for holiday brunch