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About Brasserie Grille - Hilton Wilmington DE
The Brasserie Grille at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana has an exciting new menu including small plates, locally sourced seafood, and angus steaks. Known for its wine selection and craft beer offerings, the Brasserie Grille is where the locals go for the ultimate dining experience. Whether you're planning a romantic dinner for two or a memorable celebration for as many as 20 guests, our restaurant always delivers a delectable meal in style.
Newark, DE 19713-4327
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Outdoor entertainment on Wednesday and Thursday nights from spring to fall.
We operate a full service facility that can cater up to 200+ people.
We specialize in customizing the menu to fit your needs.
Ample free parking is available
Chef Robert Fratticcioli
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in holiday buffets for Easter, Mothers day, and Thanksgiving.
Mother's Day Brunch was very good. We chatted with Pete and told him that we had previously attended a different restaurant for years and because of a deterioration in food and service decided to try the Hilton. Food was delicious and service from the staff was excellent. The gentleman managing the food worked very hard and did an excellent job making sure dishes never ran out and were kept warm. We wanted to thank him for an excellent job. Dishes never piled up, food never ran out, and we received the check in a timely manner which are all complaints made from other patrons of the restaurant we previously attended for years. The Woodside Creamery truck sealed the deal for me. We love Woodside ice cream. Thanks Hilton for a wonderful Mother's Day for me.
Was looking forward to celebrating a friend's birthday at the Brassiere. Unfortunately, it did not turn out as expected. Had no idea the hotel was going through renovations - the atmosphere was terrible!! We were seated next to a large party with 3 young children who chased each other around the table while the adults sat oblivious to their surroundings. If our waitress had not opened the bottle of wine we were set leave.
I will say, our meal was delicious .
My husband took me here for my 45th birthday. Aside from the outstanding server we had (a Spanish gentleman), it was not a great dining experience. The entree I ordered was not accurate as the kitchen had run "out of it". This was not communicated to me however, the server did arrange for my meal to be complimentary. The ambiance was also not what I'd consider "fine dining" as noted in the advertisement for Restaurant Week.
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a weekend away to visit long wood gardens. Our first night was at the Brasserie Grille. We love a good steak dinner and was not disappointed. There was a party going on at the hotel so they seated us in a quiet private area with out us even asking. It was a happy memory, thanks to the staff and chef. Even ordered a fancy bottle of champagne to celebrate. Perfect night.
Picked this restaurant because of its convenient location and have had good experiences there in the past, but this time the service was spotty, table was gritty, and there was a guest hacking up a lung (for too long, I think management should have escorted them out). Food was good, though, & maybe it was an off day, unless there are other reviews like this trending...
After having many excellent dinners with friends and special occasions and two parties in the enclosed dining room, we were very disappointed. The waiter took our drink order without explaining the prix fixe dinner (which included wine suggestions). Since your prime rib in the past has always been excellent, this is what we ordered. We were surprised at the price raise since our last visit. The soup, and salad were fine and our first cuts of the prime rib around the perimeter were good. ( We were asked several times how everything was.) However, when we cut into the heart of the prime rib, it was chewy, to the point we had to remove small pieces into our napkins. We complained to our waiter, who never suggested any action. We finally gave up. I brought mine home; my husband left his there. We were served dessert which was minus the ice cream--the waiter did bring it over. We have no plans to return.
We had 7PM reservation, arrived a bit early and were seated right away. Then we were each handed a price fixed menu. We did not know that they were doing a priced fixed menus. There were 5 courses with a suggested wine pairing or you could order without hewing pairing. The least expensive item on the menu was $50 for chicken. My wife ordered the prime rib and I ordered the filet and crab cake . Bothe cuts of meat had to be sent back as they were bothe requested medium well done. To there credit they did fix the issue. The thing that upset us was 1st not being informed of the price fixed menu when we made the reservation, or when they called to confirm it.it was not listed on their website because I looked before making the reservation. We usually don't like priced fixed menus because it's some of the same food served offftheregularmenu but the prices were jacked up and we feel with a price fix menu if you don't want something your still stuck getting something you really don't like or paying for a course if you decide to skip a course. Can't complain about the service as our server was very could. Dress code says business casual but there were many couples where the male was in jeans and one was wearing a sports jersey. I'd say they were more casual than business casual . It looked like they were having a slow night. So I guess they were taking anyone who walked in. It's places that are upscale and publish a dress code but let the jeans and jersey people in that drive me nuts as this was Valentines Day and we were dressed a little more upscale than most of the people around us. Made us feel out of place.
We had to wait about 15 minutes even though we had a reservation but I suppose its acceptable for the Thanksgiving Buffet. I have to say that the food was wonderful, great selection, servers were friendly but very busy. The noise level wasn't bad considering this was a holiday event. We will definitely come back for another special occasion.
My wife and I have often dined at the Hilton on special occasions - Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, etc. - and mot once have we been disappointed in the selection, presentation, and taste of the food. It is an excellent place for that "Special" occasion. The staff is always friendly and willing to cater to your wishes. Their buffets are out of this world.
Lousy food dry turkey no sweet potatoes what was to be prime rib was not white potatoes so soupy you needed a spoon to eat them only green beans as a vegetable and had nuts so that left out a lot of people that could eat them and no pies for dessert the stuff they had was so stale they could not be cut with a fork. All this was by 4 pm.i feel sorry for people thay had reservations later. This was one expensive horrible dinner.
We had made reservations since it was a Friday night and were expecting the Brasserie at the Christiana Hilton to be crowded. When we arrived, the lights in the Brasserie were off and we thought it was closed. The Host turned up the lights and seated us, of course we had our choice of seats since there were no other customers. We were given menus and served our beverage.
We asked if they had any specials and were told that they only had specials on the week-ends.
We then looked at the menu, while doing so the Host then brought us a separate menu, which had specials on it, all for $34.00. We chose from it.
The waitress then brought us a delightfully arranged salad. When we asked if they had salad forks, she said that they put them out for banquets. We were never given a salad fork.
You could not hear any music in the dining room. All you could hear was the James Madison Football Team who were being fed in the area next to us. It was very noisy. It was a buffet of sorts. The players were sitting around all over.
We asked if there was music in the Brasserie and were told that Tuesdays and Wednesdays were their busy nights and that they had a piano that was played on those nights.
Our meal was delivered before we were finished our salad.
Food was tasty.
We also had dessert, included in the meal.
We believed the coffee was also included, however, had to ask for it.
The waitress was pleasant and friendly.
Every once in awhile, we saw food coming from the kitchen area, being taken up the hall area to the bar area.
For the entire 3 hours that we were in the Brasserie, we were the only customers.
The checks were delivered to us, we paid them, we did not even receive a mint and didn't see any in the area.
We chose the Brasserie because our husbands were at a Banquet that evening at the Hotel.
Our husbands said that they had lots of silverware on their table and they had lots of food and it was all good.
The Brasserie is lacking atmosphere and was so dreary.
The food is always good, though not gourmet, and served with good presentation. The servers are attentive. It is a quiet place and therefore good for business. They have good audiovisual. They are excellent for business meetings. There is an inner patio that is very attractive, and an outer patio also overlooking a pond, and that is pleasant. If there are vegetarian requests, it is best to speak ahead of time with the chef; otherwise rather dull offerings might be served, but I have been told there are interesting options. I have arranged meetings there in the past for my organizations, and the combination of price and quality is really hard to beat.
We decided to try a new place for our anniversary dinner, and the best we can say is that we now have a story about what turned out to be the worst dining out experience we've had in years.
Ordered cocktails. My martini ordered straight up and dry with a twist arrived with two olives and was more vermouth than vodka. An auspicious start.
We each ordered soup, salad, and entrée. After a lengthy wait without any bread on the table, much to our surprise our salads arrived. We pointed out that we had not received our soups and were told they would bring them right out. The soups NEVER arrived. Salads were unremarkable, although it's worth pointing out that the Caesar Salad dressing is from a bottle.
I ordered the prime rib with a lobster tail. The server had said that they were out of lobster and would a crab cake be okay instead. Right before our entrée arrived the table next to us received a lobster tail. Imagine my chagrin when a crab cake arrived for me. The server's reply when I mentioned this: "Oh they told me they didn't have them yesterday." I don't think she even checked for that evening despite the fact that yesterday had come and gone.
The veal chop and prime rib were both just average, nothing particular memorable. The crab cake was dull and without flavor. The baked potato I ordered was soggy. We also ordered a side of broccoli with hollandaise sauce for the table. The hollandaise sauce arrived and our server said she would be right back with the broccoli. Ten minutes later as we were finishing our meal I flagged down the nearest employee to let them know to take the broccoli off the bill as we were finishing eating.
At this point we were done with the horrible service and mediocre food, and declined dessert and our typical after-dinner drinks. We were told "sorry" only once - about the broccoli. This restaurant is obviously poorly managed and the kitchen needs serious help. We won't be returning in the future to Brasserie Grill.
Food was excellent and perfectly prepared. I ordered the veal porterhouse. Since I had never dined there before I had no way of knowing how rare, medium, and well done equated to actual results. That being the case, I described how the meat should look regarding color, texture and temperature. My meat was cooked perfectly.
My only complaint was that there was only one waiter attending to the five occupied tables in the room. This would not have been an issue except he had to buss the tables also. This made the service less attentive than it should have been.
Some items were good, others average and one was poor. Nice people, who gave us a free beautifully decorated chunk of cheese cake on a huge plate, with strawberries and chocolate letters for our 20th anniversary. Crab cakes were boring, sweet potato was perfect, as was the calamari, but the kicker was the sour tasting shrimp and scallops, which they took back upon hearing our distaste, and was replaced by lobster tails, which were good. If it weren't for the very nice staff, the evening would have been the pits.
I am very disappointed with my dining experience with the Brasserie Grille staff,
I reserved a dinner date for Valentines Day evening at 7:00 PM and although we arrived early for our reservation, we were taken right to our seating area. The Ambiance was very romantic and quiet, however after 45 minutes later there was a lot of noise coming from the lobby area of the restaurant We began speaking loudly because we could not hear because of the noise coming from the lobby area. My date and I also noticed that most of the waitresses had disappeared for a long period and then it trickled down to one waitress. The noise level was coming from a Wedding Reception that we found out about later in the lobby area. The waitress that attended to our table was the only staff member available for at least 25 minutes. I believe her name was Amanda and she did the best that she could. We also noticed that the hostess came over and began refilling water into our glasses. i strongly believe that the Hilton staffers were aware of the large wedding party, however they had forgotten about the Restaurant consumers which was very tacky. I have never experienced anything like this before at the Brasserie Restaurant. My date was so annoyed, that he requested the check and asked for his dessert to be packaged to go.
Outstanding food and service. We were a bit disappointed at the noise level as there was a wedding and a couple special events going on which made the outer perimeter very busy and loud. Otherwise was very happy with food preparation and presentation. Service and attention to detail was outstanding.
My friends and I chose Brasserie Grill to celebrate one of us turning 50. We had heard the steaks were excellent. I had the flat iron steak (rare) with au gratin potatoes and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. The steak was rare in the center but not around the edges. My friends opted for the prime rib buffet. Both were please with the meal. They were both concerned about the meat being too rare, but the server made sure that the meat was done to their satisfaction. Our waitress was excellent -- she made several suggestions to make our evening great (including taking it upon herself to bring a candle in my friends dessert and singing happy birthday)!
I had never eaten at the Brasserie before and actually never thought about it as a restaurant choice since it is located in a hotel. Once I saw it written up in a local magazine, I decided to try it and was pleasantly surprised. A beautiful place with linen tablecloths and nice crystal, with very good food (including prix fixe which is what I chose) which was creatively prepared. It was quiet because it was a weeknight, but I enjoy that atmosphere and will return again for another meal.
We went with friends primarily because it was restaurant week and the location was convenient and it claims to be "one of the top ranked steakhouses in town." Our meal was just ok, nothing special and the men ordered steaks both medium, one was good and the thicker one was more like well done and a bit dry. The girls ordered fish and it was tasty, nicely seasoned, but not outstanding. And personally, I didn't care for the mac & cheese that came with it. Oh well, the wine and dessert were good and it was basically nice, just not a premier steakhouse. But what can you expect from a hotel restaurant?
Overall dinner was good. Service was extremely slow,to no fault of our waiter, since there was a large party of over 20 people and I feel the kitchen was backed up. Sat at a nice semi-booth. Shared fr calamari, which was nice. I had shrimp(2) and scallops(4) over rice. It was tasty but more of a rice dish then a sea food offering. DH had king cut prime rib. He said it was delicious, and he couldnt finish it. Baked potato side looked over baked, but DH said it was good We did not have coffee/dessert since we were too full.
If you stay at Hilton Inn, it is a nice rest. if u dont want to venture out. Second nite we drove about 3 miles and had dinner out. THere are plenty of chain rest in area(which we prefer not to go to)
Through OpenTable I was able to get reservations for a party of nine at the final hour for a Mother's Day Brunch. The brunch turned out to be a good experience for everyone. The staff was friendly. The food was good. The service was excellent. The price was right. I will definitely dine here again.
It was obvious that lots of effort went into making this Brunch extra special. The buffet choices were beautifully presented and delicious; the service was outstanding. We were very impressed that several General Managers were on duty to insure that everything was seamless and everyone was satisfied. Lovely small touches in place as well: a pianist, a stunning ice sculpture, fresh roses on the tables, and a special kids' food bar.
This is the second time we come to this restaurant and our first good feeling is confirmed. We had booked a table for the evening of the Valentine day. We even had a better service than the first time which was already good, although the restaurant was busy. The menu proposed that day with 4 choices was really attractive and the food for each choice well prepared. The proposed price was acceptable and justified taken into account of the number of choices proposed. The only point with a lower rating in our case was the width of the table which was pretty narrow. a larger square table would have been perfect. Anyway, this diner was a very good experience and no doubt that we will come back to this restaurant if we have another opportunity.
My husband and I visited for Valentines Day. For the amount of food we received the pricing was fair. The taste however was a bit underseasoned. My husband's steak was cooked incorrectly and the crab cake was not jumbo lump as described. Our waitress was amazing. The hostess and another waitress were much less than that. They were acting very unprofessional and loud while people were trying to enjoy a quiet romantic dinner. Overall it was a decent experience but I will not return.
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