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The House of William & Merry

4.8
1224 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
What 1224 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Have had a previous great meal here but this time was iffy. Was first night of new menu and after great appetizers it took way too long for the entree to be served. One of our entrees was dry, bland and under salted. Will still give them a try again though is they picked up the tab for the two entrees.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went here for both Mother's Day and again for my husband's birthday. Both times everything was top notch. The best restaurant in northern Delaware by far.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous experience from start to finish. Creative food preparation and presentation. I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food, as always, was spectacular. The two bumps in my experience were the service (really wanted to order another drink as I waited for my colleague to finish her salad - the waitress checked in on tables around us but for some reason did not touch base with ours) and the noise. I get this is a converted house with wood floors and no restaurant wants people to chat and linger too long but it really was hard to hear with just a few tables around. To that end, I would recommend the outdoor seating on nice days but either way, the food is worth trying out this establishment.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Another fantastic

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The best cheeseburger I’ve ever eaten in my life. Farm to table ingredients, and so fresh. Plating is beautiful and everything you put in your mouth is seasoned perfectly.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Truly amazing cuisine prepared and served by people who love their work! Best and most creative food we have eaten in this region. Easily surpasses our previous favorite Dillworthtown Inn, which has disappointed one time too many! William and Merry... we will be seeing a lot of you!!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible. Best chef in Delaware right now by far. It’s a culinary adventure.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Expensive but worth the money! Definitely a special occasion restaurant. Extremely tasty food and drinks. Will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Best Restaurant in Delaware. Creative innovative food that is different bite to bite. It's a true fine dining experience in a comfortable dining room. Wait staff and food are always excellent. I always would recommend this restaurant for those who want a true dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent food & friendly service. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent food and service. We went there after my son's college graduation and we had a very nice time. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had another great experience … the Ruby Trout was delicious. The specials offered are always something to consider .. but the standards on the menu are not to be ignored! And the Bouchaine Rose was excellent as well. A perfect evening complimented by a friendly staff!!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

As usual the menu was creative and the food lived up to the description. Waiter was outstanding being friendly (not entertaining), helpful and handled special requests very politely.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fabulous as usually! Can’t go wrong when dining at the House of William and Merry!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wonderful restaurant and great food

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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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