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About The House of William & Merry
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.
Hockessin, DE 19707
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The House of William & Merry Ratings and Reviews
It was dinner and a show night for our family. Venue is close to Loogwood Gardens where we had tickets for Beauty and the Beast. We chose W&M for our pre show meal. Could not have made a better choice. A real gem of a restaurant. My wife and daughter had the Salmon and I had the Tuna. The menu and their specials made it extremely difficult to pick just one main. Everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. OH yes, leave room for their deserts. W&M is now our new best restaurant.
Not your every day restaurant. Menu changes depending on season and availability of fresh ingredients. Food is beautifully prepared and the presentation is masterful. Add in a quiet and intimate ambiance, and you have the makings of a memorable dining experience.
The new summer menu is excellent and has a very nice variety of fresh creative meals. The service was outstanding! Just the right mix of attentive without being annoying. The 4 of us enjoyed every course. There is also a really creative menu of summer cocktails worth trying. Overall it is an excellent restaurant and I would recommend it if you like fresh and interesting food with beautiful presentation.
We've been twice. The first time is where we decided to go for our post wedding dinner, and this last time for brunch. Both times were wonderful. Food is always great. Decor isn't very seductive but the food always is so when we want crafted food done well that's always a great choice.
Creative cuisine and was so surprised I had not tried this place before. It was for my parents 50th wedding anniversary so we wanted a memorable experience. We were thrilled it was perfect - we ordered four appetizers and four entrees and four desserts and it was less than $75 per person. We are still talking about the quality and the flavors of the food perfect for a special occasion would highly recommend
The service was great. The waiter was kind and helpful. Everyone was friendly.
I didn't enjoy the appetizer sampler. Horseradish in the egg and liver pate were just not to my liking at all. Had I known that's what was on the board, I would never have ordered that.
Pork tenderloin was very rare and tough, and ratatouille was over salted. Fried green tomato was good. I pulled the thick breaking off and ate the tomato. Did not enjoy my meal at all.
My husband liked the scallops entree, but was disappointed only to receive 4 scallops. They weren't super huge to only be given 4 on an entree.
Wishing it would have been better. Our meal put a damper on our 20th anniversary celebration.
We really enjoyed our evening out at W&M! Very clean, simple and tasteful setting. Our waitress was awesome, engaging and had a great disposition. The food - amazing. I had the NY strip and my date had the Tuna, we were both pleased. The deserts were creative and tasty, the decaf coffee was really full body and smooth.
We will definitely be back and you should make it a point to try this restaurant. You will truly miss out if you don't!!
This place has great food, device, and atmosphere but for our visit we thought it would have more of a quiet, romantic, fine dining feel. Not that they can control this, but a large party came in and was very loud and it started to feel more like a pub/bar feel which was disappointing. We ended up unable to really hear each other without really speaking up.
We celebrated my moms birthday on Sunday. Although we were a tad early, they let us come in and seated us immediately. Server was excellent, very knowledgeable, service was wonderful and food was also wonderful. Would definitely go back! When dessert came out, they'd had included a birthday candle for my mom, although we had just mentioned it in passing while looking at the wine list. Thank you for making the day and the dinner special!
There was a large group upstairs, which apparently led to slow service (over 2 hours from entry to exit). Portions were smaller than expected - even for finer dining.
Atmosphere (including outdoor seating, which was fairly quiet) and quality of food made up for the shortcomings. The chefs were creative in menu, incredients and presentation. I will be returning for special occasions.
The House of William and Merry is the Diamond State's culinary gem. My wife and I have enjoyed many fine restaurants and gourmet chefs over our 43 years of marriage. My grandfather ran restaurants in Pittsburgh and we have a family full of epicureans that prepared me to expect the best. From our first dining experience, we knew this was a special culinary team. Like attracts like; excellence breeds excellence. To celebrate our 43rd anniversary there was no question where we would want to make a reservation. Dino greeted us and was attentive with good humor, but not intrusive. The specials were presented briskly and our order was taken and delivered in good order and time. Each server who brought our orders was friendly and happy. The drinks were delightful, the appetizers were extraordinary, the entree was beautiful visually and diversely flavorful, with extraordinary dessert and after dinner drinks. I have paid three times as much for a dinner and not been as enthusiastic as I am about the House of William and Merry.
This is one of our few "go to" restaurants. We always enjoy the people, service and food - in no particular order. The wait staff knows the dishes and can explain any dish. We are willing to try anything they offer. And we have not been disappointed. My husband was a dedicated vegan for many years and they worked with him (it helped the chef to know ahead of time) I often coveted his dish! Now he eats fish although is otherwise still vegan and the chef always adjusts with wonderful results. And to be clear, the dishes I choose are outstanding as well. We highly recommend a visit to The House of William & Merry.
Had a 7:45pm reservation, they were able to get us in early with no problem. Complementary Valet parking made parking a pleasure. My wife had the gnocchi, which was to die for,the broth was out of this world. I had the pork chop special, which was tender and juicy and extremely flavorful. They both had great sides. Drinks and dessert rounded dinner out nicely.
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