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Open Air Dining - The Garden at Bardea, Wilmington, DE

The Garden at Bardea

4.2
4.2
19 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in downtown Wilmington, The Garden at Bardea is the fifth restaurant concept from the James Beard-nominated Bardea Restaurant group. This outdoor space promises to become the city's go-to destination for alfresco dining and a good time. Guests can expect a dynamic outdoor dining room, with a mix of lounge and traditional seating surrounded by lush planters and fountains. Retractable awnings provide shade during the day, while fire pits and heaters keep guests cozy after dark. It will be the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day at work or groove into the evening over cocktails with friends

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Italian, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (302) 216-5800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Antimo DiMeo
  • Catering
    https://www.bardeawilmington.com/events/
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.bardeawilmington.com/events/
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    7th and Market
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bardea Garden Firepit

    Multiple dates available
    Have a drink and snacks by the garden fire pits. Ideal for large groups.

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

19 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We typically eat at the bar inside Bardea however we wanted to try out the Garden and see how we liked it. I must say - I think it was our favorite Bardea experience to date. We have been MANY times to bardea and it truly never disappoints but this experience felt even better. I think the laid back cozy yet open environment made the experience what it was. The food was phenomenal of course! The Ahi Tuna was a favorite for sure! We loved the space and can’t wait to come back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was a nice hidden gem. I found it online before a concert at the opera house. Best calamari we’ve ever had. Waitstaff was amazing and very friendly.

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  3. SlimTim

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten inside at Bardea previously, and the noise level was too much for us. Last night we ate outside on a lovely warm evening and the atmosphere was perfect. Our group of four shared a number of small plates. The Elk meatballs were exceptional and the crab gnocchi and the red pepper risotto were delicious, as was everything else. Only minor complaint is that the various sauces were amazing (not a complaint!!!), but we had no bread to sop up the sauces(I’m a member of the clean plate club!). We eventually realized this and asked for a few slices of bread, and about 10 minutes later were served a bread board of four slices of very warm crusty bread. The bread was excellent, but it was kinda too late, it was too crusty to sop, and I imagine it was fairly pricey (but, since I never actually saw the check details in this all-digital world, I’m only speculating). Providing some bread with the meal would have made this a perfect dining experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined outside last Friday and enjoyed some great live music! The Garden was buzzing and the night was beautiful! We had great service and the food was delicious! We had pizza, meatballs, salad, and the burger and fries! Everything was so good! Will be back! Oh- and the drinks were great too!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome time there! The food was great and better service! Really nice spot for a summer night date or night with friends

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  6. AmyD

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    HORRIBLE!! The waiter knew nothing about the menu when questioned. Staff wondering about aimlessly as our water glasses are empty. Served the wrong food. Plus a very scary crowd. Definitely will not be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, most definitely will return. Great venue, professional staff, excellent food. “Ya hafta try it”..

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  8. StaceyS

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time celebrating my 43rd birthday in the garden terrace. The staff, music, food, and drinks were fantastic.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service not so great, I think the staff is still getting used to running the food to the correct tables

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  10. SamG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. The service was pretty average... our server didn't seem to know much about the menu, and the only recommendation given was for the most expensive steak. Loud, clubby music, strange for that outdoor environment.

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FAQs

The Garden at Bardea is rated 4.2 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Garden at Bardea

612 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th and Market
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Italian, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Antimo DiMeo
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 216-5800
  • Catering
    https://www.bardeawilmington.com/events/
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.bardeawilmington.com/events/
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