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The House of William & Merry

4.8
1151 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 1151 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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Joedoz (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

A late Valentine’s Day Dinner. It was crowded but the food and service were excellent. Thanks.

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ChrisL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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MSPA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service at a reasonable price

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently a great experience- LOVE the food

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MES0303 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. Our server, Leslie, was amazing!!!

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DavidA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place for an intimate dinner
Small menu, outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great night out

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