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The House of William & Merry

4.8
1207 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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The House of William and Merry serves contemporary American cuisine prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients procured from local farms, providing casual fine dining at a reasonable price. Chef-owned by the husband and wife team, Merry Catanuto and William Hoffman, who live on the property, the restaurant is a remodeled farmhouse on the edge of central Hockessin. Dine in a comfortable home atmosphere in one of the two dining rooms, the porch, or the bar. When you arrive, you can see right into the all new, modern kitchen. Full bar service is available including wines by the glass, microbrews on tap, and specialty drinks. Or, take a walk around back to see the herb and vegetable gardens.

Tuesday through Saturday we serve lunch and dinner. On Sunday, we serve brunch followed by a prix fix supper in the evening.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Tuesday - Saturday open at 11
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday open at 5
Brunch Sunday open at 10, prix fixe Sunday Supper Reservations 5-7
Closed daily 3-5 and all day Monday
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Phone number
(302) 234-2255
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Hoffman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Valley Road
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Parking details
There is valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal and great service. Also, bottles of wine were reasonable! All in all a fun evening.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Perfection as usual. Good service and great FRESH food.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing food is the lasting impression. Some of the best food I have ever, ever eaten. Mind you, you will pay a good price for it, but save your money and blow it here. You will not regret it. The aesthetics are simple but lovely. I think the spacing might be tight for plus sized people. You might want to reserve a downstairs table if you do not enjoy climbing stairs. It is very clean inside. Staff is friendly. Menu is interesting and strives for local ingredients. Parking is tight, but Bernard is there to park your car. The parking might be complimentary (little unclear there), but give the man a few dollars anyway. Try this place at least once in your life. And, if you like food, try it regularly.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day Exceptional from start to finish. Great wait staff ,knowledgeable and attentive. Kudos to the valet on a rainy night.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food and cocktails were excellent! Specials were fantastic and drinks were on point! Hands down best restaurant in Delaware. We sat outside which was very relaxing but service was a little on the slow side. Not sure if they had outside servers so inside servers had double duty. Overall 5 stars!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Always terrific!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Fresh, delicious food, beautifully presented. I highly recommend the pear martini!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food and service. We had the pre fix menu and lots of great options

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Delicious as always! Best restaurant in Delaware!!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We’ve been coming since they opened, and this is our go to when we want something special. Dan does a great job keeping things moving and food is best in the State. Try anything.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are crafted together to deliver dishes full of subtle and complimentary flavors. Add in several signature home grown cocktails and great local micro-brews on tap along with prompt friendly service, and you have everything needed to deliver a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Excellent meal (duck) match equally good wine (Justin).

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

W & M is one of the outstanding restaurants in the area. Every last detail is taken care of by the professional staff. The food is outstanding, and is served in an artistic manner. A top choice in any category!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

we enjoyed our sunday supper! The food is always fabulous here and i always try something new and unique...this time it was sausage roulade!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent service and great food.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was very good and unusual, however we were seated near the bar and the wait staff was very loud. We were there early and the restaurant was not very busy.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience. Great martini and superb food. Love w and m. I think it’s my favorite.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

It was our first visit to the House of William and Merry and it was great! Service and food are excellent! I apologize that I do not recall our server's name but she was fabulous. I believe it was Merry that seated us and she was absolutely very warm and welcoming. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Steak was cool and less than tender. Dessert order was forgotten.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

As always, the service was top notch, the food was delicious, the wine list is thorough - another perfect evening.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have enjoyed William and Merry a number of times. We have always had a very good meal that presented in appropriate sized servings. The staff are very professional. I'd recommend it to all my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Second time there and it was as good or better than the first. Love that the menu is always different

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My brother had been wanting to try William and Merry’s so we took him here to celebrate his birthday. Overall, a nice experience. We shared a couple of excellent cheese plates. The men each enjoyed the salmon. Wives had pasta dishes which were good. Service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter dinner here which was our first visit. It was the Sunday Supper which was delicious. We had the choice to pick from three appetizers, entrees and desserts. The food, staff, and restaurant all around was definitely a wonderful experience. We can't wait to bring our friends back for Sunday brunch and for another dinner out again soon.

Thank you again for an amazing time.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Out of the way foodie gem! The service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Every single time we dine here we have an amazing experience! From the top-notch service to the fabulous food, we always know to expect an experience that leaves us completely content and very satisfied.We dine here regularly and have never had a bad or even a slightly ok experience. Each and every time, we leave loving this restaurant more and more.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Inventive flavors and great service. Always a pleasure to dine at The House of William and Merry.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Atmosphere was stale (downstairs). The drinks were good - the Pink Panther had a nice balance and was not too sweet.
Scallop starter was passable although a little on the salty side. The duck entree was simply inedible - essentially a salt lick - staff was understanding and took the dish off our bill, can’t fault them for that. However, why pair cured duck (salty) with cheese grits and deep fried veggies? Looking back that should have been a big warning.
I had the sea bass which was a little on the bland side and overpriced for what it was. .
Don’t bother with this place - if you’re in Wilmington go to La Fia instead.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Chef does an excellent job of combining different foods for a unique taste. Food is beyond excellent. We visit this restaurant at least twice a year and it never disappoints. About the only negative is that the upstairs can be a bit loud although we prefer to sit upstairs as it is more open and brighter. Try some of the deserts as you will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great wine list. Cheese plate was wonderful. Cod and salmon were perfectly prepared. Service was top notch. One of my favorite restaurants and I can’t wait to visit again!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I think the main menu should change more often.
Like, add more specials for Sat. night dinners.

Add the drink "ROMarin to your cocktail list.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent service and food, this was the perfect location for a surprise dinner date for someone’s birthday. A gem in Delaware!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Love this place! This visit was for the Sunday dinner ... wonderful way to spend a evening. Treated a friend for her first visit, she was so upset she hadn't known about the Sunday Dinners before. To me this is THE best restaurant of its type in Delaware.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As always; outstanding cuisine - and very beautifully plated!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food.. a little pricey. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner, fantastic service and left with smiles that only come from such an outstanding experience as we had that night.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at this well run restaurant. The valet parking was efficient. The server was excellent. I had the salmon and my husband had the duck. The portions were perfect. I especially enjoyed the vegetables with their unique combination. The butternut squash soup was creamy and flavorful. We ended with the apple fritters which were tasty and easily shared.
We can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We love William and Mary. Bill is an exceptional Chef. W&M is one of our go to restaurants, you can never go wrong.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always an amazing experience. While the menu would never reflect this - the talented kitchen primates the most vegan vegan meals. Our “go to” restaurant. Love.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Once again, another amazing meal! Bill and Merry make you feel comfortable and part of their family!

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