Great overall experience. My parents absolutely loved celebrating their wedding anniversary at William and Merry.
Food was wonderful! Waiter was young and not very knowledgeable about food and wine in general, but still efficient and kind. Restaurant is two floors, intimate and nicely decorated. We dined on a Sunday evening, so it was a "Sunday supper" prix fixe menu (3 courses for $35/pp), but the selections still provided variety and were beyond expectations for the price. Between 4 people, we sampled almost everything from the prix fixe menu and were amazed by it all. Great cocktail menu and very nice wine list selections (without too ridiculous a markup). I really look forward to re-visiting to select from the full menu!
Menu has few items, but all are interesting and prepared to perfection. One of those places where foodies read the menu carefully and exclaim "wow, I never thought of doing that!". Great atmosphere, super wait staff and fantastic food. Parking is tight, but they have someone managing valet during busy times. A great experience - brought friends from out of the area and made a great impression.
A late Valentine’s Day Dinner. It was crowded but the food and service were excellent. Thanks.
Fantastic food as always. It's expensive but you're paying for the experience of ingredients that no one in this area but this restaurant can live up to. It's cozy, intimate, relaxing and very indulgent. We always look for reasons to go back!
Excellent food and excellent service at a reasonable price
Consistently a great experience- LOVE the food
We had a great time celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. Our server, Leslie, was amazing!!!
This was my fifth time eating here in the past two years. I have been for in for my anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and just a normal friends dinner. I have never had a bad meal or cocktail. Host, managers, servers, & owners are extremely friendly and make you want to go back. I also love how the menu is ever changing to keep it fresh. I also love how they use local ingredients in the meals.
Great place for an intimate dinner
Small menu, outstanding food
Great night out
the overall experience was great. we really enjoyed iur night out!!
Excellent --- Wow. It has been a long time since we could visit a restaurant in this area and leave the establishment saying we were so glad to have chosen it .... the quality, taste, presentation and service all contributed to an excellent evening. Even the car valet was so friendly, eager and intent on making sure all was well.
The food was excellent -- we talked about our respective dishes even the next day ... because the meal made such an impression.
Really enjoyed it. Gourmet food. Specials were very unique as well as their small plate menu. We didn't choose from the specials, however, our entrees were excellent and the presentation was world class!
The House of William & Merry is our favorite restaurant! We can’t say enough about its delicious food and cocktails. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed brunch and dinner several times, and always look forward to our next visit. The great food, warm service, and cozy atmosphere keep us returning. Thank you!
We received a gift certificate from a friend, therefore had a chance to be experience the House of William and Merry for the first time. The service was fast and friendly however as the first guest to arrive for the night we were seated upstairs instead of the main dining room. Not sure why as the main dining room seemed to be the place to be, maybe it was where the OpenTable bookings are reserved as they did greet us as the OpenTable booking.
Food was good, but tried too hard to be fancy. A little on the pricey side when compared to comparable resturants we frequent in the West Chester and Philly areas.
Never fails to disappoint!! Great food always at great value-PLEASE keep Sunday arrangement
My wife and I have eaten at William and Merry's many times. There is always a friendly greeting and atmosphere. The service is excellent. The food has some unique qualities - all good.
There is no chance what so ever you can have a bad meal here. No matter what the menu, it’s just good.
Everything....just good! Nothing like a server who knows the menu and can answer any question you have. Worth the trip, worth the price, and worth doing more then once.
Brunch is a treat also
Best restaurant in northern delaware, easy to get to from pa or nj.
House of William & Merry
On our latest visit to the Wilmington area, we found the House of William & Merry, located in an old restored farmhouse in Hockessin. We made a trip during the day to locate it and we were glad we did because it was dark by the time of our reservation. We were seated upstairs, which quickly filled with fellow diners. We sipped prosecco while perusing the menu of contemporary American cuisine. We started with some beer batter smelts as an appetizer, then moved on to salads (warm spinach and arugula and house caesar), and for entrees, the pan kissed copia which came with a fabulous sweet potato puree and the (enormous) Berkshire pork shank. We even had room for dessert: the apple fritters with local apple confit and ice cream assortment. From the wine list, we had the 2015 Trimbach Riesling. Service was friendly and correct. It’s popular with the locals and we enjoyed it very much.
Great food as usual. Sat on 2nd floor which has great views. Gave service 4 stars because they forgot to mark 3/4 guests before our entres arrived. No forks = no eats. Other than that it was outstanding.
Always a favorite. Meals done to perfection. Wait staff attentive yet not annoying. Love this place!
We have been dining at The House of William & Merry for years, In fact, we waited for them to open. We never have been disappointed. The servers are professional, knowledgeable and charming; the food is excellent - creative, exciting and delicious. We will continue to consider this restaurant as a favorite.
We enjoyed a “girls night out”. Cocktail menu provided interesting selections and server’s pace was very relaxing.
Came for a holiday Sunday brunch after church. The food was outstanding as always. The smoked duck sandwich entree (biscuits with Siracusa maple syrup) were amazing. Prices are reasonable for the high quality food. Friendly and efficient service. One of our new favorites!!
Food is quite good as is the service. Despite that, we would not dine at W&M again. The noise level makes for a very unpleasant dining experience. It is not easy to carry on a conversation. A substantial part of dining is the general ambience and W&M fails in that department.
We loved the baskets of french fries. My guests and I enjoyed our sandwiches.
Amazing!!! Great place and amazing food!! Loved everything!!!