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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
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.
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
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.
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.
Initially I had requested for an exchange of a menu item due to heat intolerance. Food arrived without the change and food was too spicy. Waitress willingly took the food back while at the same time commented that a part of the dish was spicy as well as the item I asked to be substituted. They brought me a new dish with items omitted - duck was slightly overdone on the second serving, yet the flavor was spectacular.
We have been here several times and always enjoy the food and service.
On our most recent lunch visit the food was very good.
I had the lambwich (lamb sandwich). My husband had the hash, son 1 had the kids French toast with a side of bacon and son 2 had the pulled pork sandwich.
The fries here are amazing (they really have a good potato flavor and the potions are very generous) and the bacon is always smoky and crispy.
My lamb was delicious although they were a little stingy on the amount - it was very thinly sliced and really only covered about half the sandwich.
The hash was really tasty although it could have had 2 eggs instead of 1 and the egg was a bit hard (no yolk to run over the hash).
The pulled pork sandwich was a huge hit. Totally delicious.
French toast was perfect. As good as it gets.
Very disappointing omelet. It was dripping in either cooking oil or the cooked cheese residue. The fruit was fresh and very plentiful. The omelet is served without any bread product or potatoes which would have been welcomed to offset the oil.
Pumpkin pancakes were a little on the undercooked side. However, they were tasty and plentiful.
The breakfast bread bites served with delicious coffee were very nice.
Service was outstanding.
Overall, a little pricey for the end results.
We had not been to House of William & Merry in a while, so on an impulse we decided to go again. We were not disappointed! They always serve great food prepared in unique ways, have a solid wine and cocktails list. We sat upstairs and the noise level was fine for the handful of tables already in the room. There was a large table set for a group dinner and celebration, but they arrived as we were finishing up so no issues with noise. Recommend!
Sunday supper was wonderful. The well balanced salad with just the right amount of dressing, husband's meat loaf was the best and salmon was delicious and cooked beautifully ( skin was crispy and fish moist) . Chocolate pots de creme and pumpkin cake were the perfect ending. Also a very nice wine list for bottles and by the glass. The ala carte menu (not available on Sunday) looked amazing-we are planning our next dinner to enjoy the ala carte menu; driving from Wayne, PA! This was a perfect destination coming from an afternoon boating on the Chesapeake.
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