The Brandywine Room at the Hotel DuPont
Very old school and classy feel. Crab cakes were good
This was a great experience. The food was excellent and the service was gracious and unobtrusive. We would definitely recommend the Brandywine Room.
The menu was prix fix for Valentine's Day, even though it was the day after Valentine's Day. The caesare salad was bland. Our veal chops were fatty and tough and served in a soup bowl so they were difficult to cut. Out waiter was very nice, however he did not get our drinks correct. The entire wait staff at one point disappeared, and we waited a very long time for coffee and then coffee refills. The dessert was ordinary. It is not anything like the "brandywine room/green room" from previous visits, where we were guranteed excellent food and superior service. The manager did approach the table and ask how the food and service were, however, there was so much wrong we did not feel comfortable speaking up at that time.
The space was very beautiful in a historic sense. Hand carved wood everywhere. It felt dark but in a cozy way. The food was classic and modern at the same time. The right amount on the plate so it was flavorful but not heavy.. The waiter was excellent, making my wife and I feel relaxed in a more formal setting. Everyone is very attentive to the details. Overall an excellent experience.
It was fine. In general, I’ve had better food at more upscale restaurants for better prices. Also, neither the website nor the hostess (when calling about the reservation) indicated that there was a different Valentine’s Day menu, so the menu was not what we were expecting.
We went for a Saturday breakfast. The place was empty of diners and the food options were unexpectedly limited. That said, the service was excellent and the French toast, sausage and fresh made omelettes were all very good.
Excellent place for business lunch. Attentive service. Simple and inexpensive menu. Privacy. Elegance.
Very, very disappointing:
- No ambiance especially compared with how it used to be
- Hostess sat the total of 3 tables all crowded together in a space with ~14 tables & sat 1 of 3 tables in front of the kitchen
- Food - fish was not cooked through, filet tough, Bernaise sauce tasted like it was a Knorrs packet
We would never return.
We visited the Hotel Dupont on two occasions. The first visit was to enjoy the buffet in the Green Room, in anticipation of having a Brunch the next weekend. It was a very satisfying experience. We returned this past Sunday and were placed in the Brandywine Room, since the Green Room was being redecorated.
I was not even closely satisfied with the food. The entrees came out luke warm and even cold. I had an omlette that had very little taste and was rubbery. The 3 steak meals came out fine but the other 4 were not.
I would not recommend this restaurant, at this time.
Although we enjoyed the Green Room last week, we did not enjoy the food at the Brandywine Room this weekend. The service was outstanding but the food was not up to Par.
The food came out lukewarm and was not as tasty as last weeks fare.
Thank you for a table near the window.
My wife and I stayed at the hotel DuPont after seeing the play Jersey Boys (Which was amazing). We had dinner at the Green Room before the play. The service was excellent. The food was above average. The menu was very limited so we both had the filet. Cooked perfectly with an very good demi. I just wish their was more options. But what we had was delicious. Service was great as usual. Looking forward to returning after the Green Room renovations.
It is closing in this incarnation today. Will want to try the new restaurant in this space.
Had a late lunch with a friend. Caesar salad is probably one the best I have had in terms of balance - sufficient garlic and anchovies vs the bland dressing most places use/create. Also added the crab cake, which was meaty to the point that I had a hard time finishing. Friend had the lobster roll and a small salad. Have never been disappointed with this restaurant. Great ambiance that, unfortunately, is soon being renovated into a bistro style restaurant.
A perfect evening. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
We had a wonderful evening celebrating my birthday. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious with great presentation. A memorable evening!
Poor service all around. Disappointing.
Made reservation using open table for new years eve. I Looked over the menu on line and while a bit expensive, sounded great. When I go there they had a price fix meal for $195!!! I was never informed either on open table or subsequent email from hotel about the price. It is a beautiful room and very disappointed that we did not eat there. Hard to find somewhere else to eat at 9 pm new years eve.
Fantastic! Will be missed. Truly one of the great gems!
The ambiance, the food, the service....exceptional. What more can you say. We were there during the Christmas Holidays and it was decorated beautifully. All you need to say is that you had brunch, lunch or dinner at the “Hotel” and anyone in Wilmington knows exactly where you mean since it has the best reputation in Delaware. It will surely be missed.
Met a dear friend
I hope to visit again after the re-do of the venue.
The whole experience was wonderful. Wanted to go one more time before the renovation. Love the old world charm. Food was great. Had a great birthday dinner. Wasn’t disappointed.
Beautiful location with elegant decor, great service. Food with tea was sufficient but left room for improvement for what I've come to expect at the green room. Overall, another lovely day.
The only fault is we arrived on time and there was no one to sit us down. Waited and waited until finally had to tell a waiter to see if they could call the person in charge of checking in. We still had to wait because table was not ready even though we had been on time and had then had to wait for someone to sit us
Taking our 7 yr. old granddaughter to have a grand and elegant dining experience before the renovations of the restaurant begin next week.
A last hurrah at the Green Room. Been going there off and on for 60+ years. Sorry to see it go. We’ll see how the replacement fares.
Six of us. Post Christmas brunch. All family. To celebrate together and remember the Green Room before it transitions into its new iteration next month.
Great food. Ambiance. Excellent server!
Praying it doesn't change very much in upcoming buyout. I overheard people saying this might be their last visit and we feel the same. Don't mess with perfection, please!!!
Sadly the old world elegance of The Green Room will soon be gone forever. Try to experience it while you still can!
Nice brunch with the family.
We went for tea - it was a lovely experience, expensive so as an indulgence is fine. The Green Room is beautifully historic and we wanted to enjoy before the renovation planned.
Our 44th anniversary dinner could not have been more perfect. Everything was beyond expectations: good, service, ambience. Even the children in the room were quiet and well-mannered. We will return as soon as the planned renovations are completed, Jan. 2 until April, we're told.
Awful experience...took two co-workers to lunch for Holidays...knew restaurant was closing for renovations and wanted to go before that. Had been there previously for lunch and dinner several times and always enjoyed it. Not this time...food was poorly prepared and unappetizing. My crab cake was barely warm and sat in a pool of green gooey sauce...not sure what it was.
My companions said their food was good although the chicken salad one of them got was served looking like a can of cat food dumped upside down.
The waiter was pleasant but disinterested and brought the check without asking if we’d like dessert or coffee. We probably would have declined but didn’t have the choice.
All in all an unpleasant experience...I hope the renovations result in an improved experience but I doubt that I’ll give it another go.
Table rolls were like ones that are purchased in a bag. Potato soup and tomato bisque soup were very good. Service was slow after the soup was served. Caesar Salad and French Dip were okay. Coffee not great. Cookies were delicious and the room was festive and enjoyable.
Excellent lunch, great service and ambiance. Perfectly decorated for Christmas.
An iconic Delaware dining institution that will be greatly missed once it closes to undergo a change of concept. The ambiance is the essence of elegance, the service is refined and polished, and the food is exquisite. I recently enjoyed dinner with two business associates from out of town who were both experiencing the Green Room for the first time, and they both loved it too and can’t understand why ownership would want to change such a special place.
I’m not a person that enjoys writing a review like this but what a disappointment. We were seated at a table in the middle of the almost empty restaurant and had to request a nicer more private table which they gave us. The oysters appetizers were dry and tasteless. My medium rare steak came out bloody red and upon pointing it out came back fully nuked and well done. I was offered a dessert three times for the trouble which I declined three times because I don’t eat dessert. We paid the bill and only tipped at all because the bartender had noticed our plight and was gracious and gave us a nice pour of red wine. Just to top things off we went outside to the valet stand and waited in the cold. I had to go inside and ask the front desk to call them who apparently were huddled on the other side of the building having a nice time together. I would say this is a beautiful dining room in a place well past it’s prime and not managed for a customer experience commensurate with what you pay.
It is just gorgeous, especially at Christmas! The food was excellent! It is expensive, but worth it! I had the fish special and it was delicious. There were five of us all together and everyone loved their meal!
I came for my moms 80th Birthday. Loved my waiter I think man-Tristen. Restaurant was professional, beautiful, accommodating, friendly HIGH CLASS ESTABLISHMENT. Worth every penny. THANK YOU DUPONT HOTEL.