About Domaine Hudson

1314 N Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Described as “one of Delaware's premier destinations for truly appreciating and understanding the dynamics of upscale food and wine” by The News Journal food critic, Domaine Hudson was awarded 3.5 stars (of 4) and recognized as "Closer to Perfection", and has consistently been providing a place for great wine and food since November 2005. Delaware’s first true wine bar, they offer almost 40 wines to taste in 1½, 3 & 5-oz pours. The award winning wines by the bottle list features a broad array of about 450 old and new world wines & 90+ craft beers. Frequently changing menu items allow the chefs to be creative and focus on quality ingredients. Small plate options, provide a perfect opportunity for wine pairing, or guests can simply choose from full size entrees. Whether you are an experienced oenophile or just want to enjoy some great wine/beer, the servers, who all have a knowledge of what they are pouring, can guide you through a memorable dining experience in an inviting atmosphere.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 11:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED - Available Private Event

Cross Street:
Between 13th & 14th Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 655-9463

Website:
http://www.domainehudson.com/

Catering:
Domaine Hudson will cater intimate home dinners, weddings, parties, business dinners and fundraisers for up to 100 guests off site.

Parking Details:
Metered parking in front of the restaurant. Free off-street parking is available after 5 pm in the Christiana Care Annex private parking lot 1/2 block from restaurant. To access the lot, the entrance is at 14th & Washington, immediately before the Washington St. Bridge. From the lot, walk south on Washington Street (toward downtown) about 1/2 block; restaurant is on the left. View a map and directions on our website at http://domainehudson.com/parking.html

Public Transit:
2, 11, 12, 35

Executive Chef:
Dwain Kalup

Private Party Facilities:
Domaine Hudson is the premiere choice for private dining in Wilmington, Delaware. We work with you to custom-tailor a flawless experience for your party, anniversary, wedding celebration, wine tasting, networking event, or business meeting. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy the seasonal cuisine of our culinary team and selections from our award-winning wine list, which OpenTable named one of the top 50 in the U.S.
Our newly renovated dining rooms accommodate private parties from 7 to 70 people, and our state-of-the-art sound system ensures your guests won’t miss a word (or a beat).

Please call or send an email message (bethross@domainehudson.com) to discuss your event and book your room at the best Wilmington, Delaware restaurant.

Catering:
Alternatively, let Domaine Hudson come to you. From gallery openings, social gatherings, and galas to corporate lunches, dinners, and events, Domaine Hudson ensures an effortless, impressive affair.

Private Party Contact:
Beth Ross: 3026559463x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Information on monthly wine dinners and tastings can be found at www.domainehudson.com.

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Domaine Hudson Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.6

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4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Interesting Food - quality location

Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed our first visit. Food indeed new american, with emphasis on sauces. Portions were, to our tastes, too small even for European tastes. We're foodies and prefer small portions, but one scallop doesn't make for enough to taste hardly. So, either the prices are outrageous or the portions are small... you choose. Noise level was moderate. Attentive but not pushy service.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Trust the server

Dined on April 8, 2016

That's it. Our server paired the BEST red wine with our pasta and seafood dishes. Yes RED wine. I cannot wait to go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fine dining with teenagers

Dined on April 8, 2016

Great evening with family introducing my teenage grandsons to a fine dining experience. They are getting old enough now to be willing to try new foods and will acquire the tastes for them with exposure. Restaurant week was a perfect time to start the process especially with unique menu served at Domaine Hudson. Thank you for the delicious food and fine service.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5

The food and service were top notch but ...

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

The food and service were top notch but it was literally so loud that we were completely turned off. My fiancé and I are 28 and 32 so we're not ones to mind a bit a noise but we were shocked at the volume for a Thursday night. If we ever go back it will probably be a Sunday or Monday.

food5
ambience4
service2
value4

Service this evening was poor which is u ...

vip
Dined on April 6, 2016

Service this evening was poor which is unusual, Could have been the server or the fact the fact the restaurant was busy that Wednesday night.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Dependable

Dined on April 4, 2016

Never had a bad meal there, great and interesting menu for discriminating diners.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service4

The service was good, but my swordfish ...

Dined on April 4, 2016

The service was good, but my swordfish was over-cooked.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

My family enjoyed the meal. Duck breast ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

My family enjoyed the meal. Duck breast was delicious and juicy. Steak and sausage dish was also very good and cooked just as we ordered. The only complaint is that prices are somewhat high. This is not a place to take your entire family out but rather a special occasion/date place. Also, the 20% tip was already added to our bill for 6 people. Not sure if we looked like we did not know how to count??

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Outstanding as always. Excellent new men ...

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

Outstanding as always. Excellent new menu additions. Impeccable service with Javier.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

friend of some DH friends

Dined on March 16, 2016

We recently and sadly had to resign from a wonderful local private dining club due to their escalating dues and fees.........however, it meant leaving wonderful friends and food experiences and an intimate atmosphere for celebrating ALL our special occasions, holidays and everything else in between for the past 3 years ...........so instead of having no place to celebrate a current birthday, and because we know two of Domain Hudson's SUPERB staff, John and Javier, we decided to try DH. We were immediately welcomed by all and treated both as old friends and VIPs. The food is unequaled, as in Le Bec Fin quality in it's heyday, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is cozy yet, sleek. Plus, that night they had also had a ruckus party of 40 and another party of 17 and yet the the whole night was PERFECT, as if we were their only customers! Soooooooooo, I can not WAIT to go back there! No special occasion needed for this one......:)

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great place with only two complaints; th ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Great place with only two complaints; the cheese board share board was too small in portion and it would be nice to see some red wines offered in the $25-$35 range.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding food ! Great service .

Dined on March 5, 2016

Food has been outstanding every time we have eaten here . Wine selection is extensive and priced very reasonable . Owners and staff are very friendly and professional .

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic experience!

Dined on March 5, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here and absolutely loved it! We did the 4 course tasting menu, and enjoyed every plate. Our server did an amazing job of pairing the perfect wine with each plate, and he was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be returning very soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Domaine Hudson is such a hidden gem. Wi ...

Dined on March 4, 2016

Domaine Hudson is such a hidden gem. Wills Elliman

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing dining experience!

Dined on February 28, 2016

Our visit to Domaine exceeded our expectations. We chose the price fix menu and had our server suggest wine pairings. I worried it would be too much food but it was perfect. If you're up for innovative food and wine experiences I highly recommend! Will definitely be going back!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

DM++++

Dined on February 26, 2016

Outstanding and courteous staff, beautiful presentation and excellent menu choices along with food preparation among the best in the greater PHL/WIL area. Absolute gem of restaurant! Special recognition to Richard Hover and his oversight of the entire dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Perfect, again.

Dined on February 16, 2016

Delicious food, great service, lovely atmosphere, and so close! It's always an enjoyable evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Finest dining in Wilmington

Dined on February 15, 2016

This is definitely one of Delaware's best restaurants, with a menu and wine list that can stand up to anything in Philadelphia and New York City. Elegant dishes created with respect for fine ingredients and refined flavors.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5

Great food but very cramped seating.

Dined on February 15, 2016

Great food but very cramped seating.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic Food

Dined on February 14, 2016

Everything about the restaurant was outstanding. The service was great and the food was fantastic. I will definitely go back when I am in the area.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

We always enjoy the food and service. ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

We always enjoy the food and service. Outstanding!

food4
ambience4
service3
value3

1st night of a holiday weekend

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

We were seated promptly. With team service we had several servers all of whom were covering different multiple tables so it didn't flow as smoothly as it might have . One of the entrees came out just luke warm. Overall a nice dinner-we'll try them again during the week in a non-holiday period.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Memorable

Dined on February 8, 2016

My boyfriend and I dined on a Monday night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are vegetarians, and we ordered a flight of Spanish wine and four delightful courses. Every item impressed me with its lovely presentation and creative, delectable flavors. It was not cheap: we split our entrée and the check was still $120. But as a special occasion I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Everything we had was great.

Dined on February 7, 2016

Everything we had was great.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful Evening

Dined on January 31, 2016

We have dined at Domain Hudson many times, each time better than the last. This time we dined with another couple. The food was delicious, the drinks well prepared and the wine was just perfect. The wine steward helped us select just the right wine (it was a wine from a wine dinner we had attended a few months back at Domain Hudson).

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always outstanding

Dined on January 31, 2016

We have dined at Domaine Hudson several times and enjoy taking friends who haven't been there yet. You'll now have two new frequent diners. Our friends loved it as much as we do.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

I've eaten here too many times to keep c ...

Dined on January 18, 2016

I've eaten here too many times to keep count. Each time is better than the last, the charred octopus is to die for. Will be back soon!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Wonderful neighborhood spot

Dined on January 17, 2016

We really enjoyed finding this place, and liked everything about it. We had a drink at the bar and the special cocktails were delicious. Good chat with the bartender as well; he clearly likes his job and we talked about the place, as well as the local scene. Javier was our waiter, and was very attentive. Apps and shared plates were great; everything was timed perfectly, and we never felt rushed - or bored. Looks like a good place to bring a small group as well; they pair tables and also have a back room that seats about 12-20 people at one main table. We'll be coming back again, for sure!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

Great food, disappointing ambience, service.

vip
Dined on January 1, 2016

We have spent New Years here many times. The food and wine are always exceptional, and this year was no exception. However, the sense of celebration and inclusiveness we have come to expect was missing. We did not feel welcomed despite the fact that the owner sat at the next table. Staff hovered over him while we were ignored and had to ask for more water, coffee refills, etc. , not acceptable at a restaurant of this caliber and at this price point. We brought this to the manager's attention and he sent our waiter over. To be fair, I do not blame the waiter, who was busy responding to the requests of the owner. The food saved the day, but we will think twice before going back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Find

Dined on December 31, 2015

I was looking for a restaurant in the Wilmington area and took a chance on Domaine Hudson. I am glad I did. The food was excellent and the wine was great. The staff was efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was nice and you could have a conversation without screaming. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Lovely dining room. Very knowledgeable ...

Dined on December 28, 2015

Lovely dining room. Very knowledgeable and attentive service. Arctic char and kale salad were outstanding.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing place

Dined on December 24, 2015

I haven't been to domaine Hudson in a while and had forgotten just how outstanding it is! We eat out a lot, from DC to Philly and domaine is truly the best meal we've had in ages. Just can't say enough about how amazing everything was. Christmas Eve dinner and it was truly holiday worthy. We started with appetizer of charred octopus. The octopus was so tender and the flavor was incredible. Truly takes an outstanding chef to take a piece of rubbery octopus and make it so tender and flavorful. For our meals I had steak which was rubbed with some sort of spices and cooked to perfection. Amazing piece of steak. My BF had duck breast which was also outstanding. We shared broccolini cooked with a kind of mustard breadcrumbs, which was delicious as well. The wine was, of course, outstanding. I let the waiter choose mine and it was a robust delicious red which matched perfectly with my steak. Service was friendly and attentive. Everything was perfect. Will definitely not be as long till next visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Restaurant!

Dined on December 20, 2015

The restaurant was simply amazing! Great food and artisan beers...that's all I could ask for!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great find

Dined on December 19, 2015

Domaine Hudson was a nice quiet (without being stuffy) atmosphere. Nice food that was presented beautifully and the wine oh the wine. So many wines - so little time. Very nice for a special occasion and everyone at our table was just as pleased as I was. Nice job!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Dinner at Domaine Hudson

Dined on December 15, 2015

This was my first experience at Domaine Hudson, as it was for my dinner partner. Both of us found the food to be wonderful and the service outstanding. I would suggest they add iced tea to their beverage menu for us dedicated iced tea drinkers (and I believe there are a few of us) but an example of the outstanding service was the effort made by our server to provide me what I needed to make my own iced tea and to accommodate any of our requests.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Good food and service

Dined on November 28, 2015

The restaurant disnt have a great look and feel.from.outside but let that not fool you. The food is awesome and good selection if wine. Amazing service

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful dinner with friends

vip
Dined on November 27, 2015

Four of us enjoyed dinner here on a Friday evening. Get the cheese plate, as the other reviews say - it's outstanding. We all enjoyed our meals & drinks very much. Desserts were wonderful also.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Great dining experience. The server was ...

Dined on November 24, 2015

Great dining experience. The server was very professional and the food was nicely prepared. Relaxing atmosphere. Lovel the chandelier over our table!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

over the top

Dined on November 22, 2015

When we arrived there was a large party in the main dining room . The host told us that, if we approved, he'd like to seat us in a private dining room so that it would be more quiet. Since we were meeting friends that we only see a couple times a year that was perfect. So thoughtful!!! As usual the service was inconspicuous and outstanding. Even though we were removed from the main dining room, we never had to look for or wait for a server to check on us. We can't say enough about their outstanding service, food, wine list or ambiance.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic little spot to eat in Delaware

Dined on November 15, 2015

This little gem is just that a little gem in Delaware. There aren't many high-end restaurants that are worthy of 5 star status. We sat at the bar and had a great experience talking with the bartender about wines and trying out a few. Plus we a delicious meal. Definitely will go back but it is not for the everyday diner since the prices are on the upper end.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list

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