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About River Rock Kitchen-Westin Wilmington
Welcome to the River Rock Kitchen at the Westin Wilmington. Chef David Lattomus invites you, your family and friends to join us in our warm and comfortable surroundings with our fabulous Modern American Sharing concept. Feast on these tasty and exquisite menu selections prepared fresh every day from local farmers. His sharing concept is one to bring families and friends closer as they pass selections around the table, as if you were home dining together. Come join us; we will leave you smiling and fulfilled.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Contemporary American, American, Organic
Hours of Operation:
inside the Westin Hotel
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Dave Lattomus has created several banquet options to choose from
The Hotel is surrounded by free parking lots. There is ample parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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River Rock Kitchen-Westin Wilmington Ratings and Reviews
It's a bit scary walking into an empty restaurant, even early in the evening, but I don't understand why this place isn't full with a line out the door! Everything was beautifully prepared, tasted delicious and paced to our liking-nicely relaxed with a pause between courses, as we'd shared when we sat down. Definitely coming back!
This was our first time at the restaurant. We made the reservations before the Blue Rocks Game. We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is very pretty. We were greeted by Jordan, who was our waiter for the evening. He was absolutely terrific. He was very personable & attentive. The wings were the best we ever had anywhere. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Compliments to the chef. We will surely be going back the next time we go to the game....
This was our first visit to River Rock Kitchen; we went with friends on a weekday evening. Dinner was good and service was attentive. I had a citrus quinoa salad with grilled salmon; others had ravioli and kale salad. All dishes were fresh and tasty. And we were not rushed out. Sat for a couple of hours, which was quite nice. We were just about the only people there, but likely because it's a little off the beaten path and an off hour. But We enjoyed it and will likely return.
It was a gorgeous evening on Memorial Day weekend. We asked if we could sit outside, which proved to be an error. The furniture was not set up for dining; the fire pit was still covered, lights were not on, umbrellas were not installed in tables.
Ambiance aside, the food was very poorly cooked...
1. Poutine was comprised of shredded short ribs (good!) on top of mini potato hash browns. These dumplings (don't know what else to call them) were overdone and dry as a bone.
2. The baked Brie was certainly not baked, closer to barely warm. And the crostini was seemingly burned, with the black part then scraped off.
3. The crab cake was overly crisp on the top and bottom, creating an unmoist center.
It is unclear how the food could be so poor. There was one other party in the interior of the restaurant and another couple on the patio, so the kitchen could not have been rushed. Yet, all of the food was lacking attention, with none of the plates prepared correctly.
Oh, and since we sitting outside, one of the managers was overheard yelling at an employee being late to work. Nice!
We had an early dinner for a special occasion and the wait staff were very accommodating and even offered us the dinner menu at 3:30 pm on a Saturday. The location and the ambiance make this a great restaurant for almost any event. I had the petite filet and is was cooked perfectly at medium rare and a couple of people in the party are GF and Vegan and the servers took their time to make sure that everything was done correctly.
Went with a group of 8 for a work lunch. Food didn't arrive until an hour after we ordered i(and only after we complained to manager). Then they brought out different people's food over a 5+ minute time period so people who had been served were awkwardly waiting to start until everyone was served, so their food got cold waiting. No apologies or anything from the server or the manager. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
We were there for Sunday Easter lunch, and it was fabulous. My lamb was done perfectly, the kids were given little eggs filled with jelly beans, everyone's meal was to their liking. My family and I had an excellent time. This was our second time there and we will be going again.
This was our 2nd time at River Rock. We both loved it the first time and told our friends about it. The seating is chaotic as there doesn't seem to be a host assigned to the entrance so you get left standing wondering what to do. Or as we witnessed, people came in and just sat wherever. The servers didn't seem to know where they were going and it wasn't that busy--especially being a Friday night. Our drinks took a while because the only bar area is in the lobby of the hotel and serves both the lobby and the restaurant. The wings we got for our appetizer were very good but were not wrapped in bacon as they were listed to on the menu. When we mentioned it to the server, he said, "oh yeah, I think they are too". I was very disappointed with my Shrimp and grits mainly because my grits were stone cold. My husband liked his Steak dish. Looking forward to a special night out for a "big" birthday and it was not what we hoped or experienced before.
Not sure why this restaurant was empty the evening we visited. The menu isn't bad, and location is good, just around the corner from a lot of restaurants that usually have very long wait times. Our meals were very tasty. Lack of other diners made the ambience rather dull, and the wait staff overeager as a result. Hard to believe, but additional restaurant guests would have made for a nicer ambiance.
We used Open Table to make a reservation well in advance. I also called the restaurant to advise that one of our party uses a power wheelchair, and to confirm that the restaurant is accessible. Despite this, when we arrived, the only tables for six that were available in the restaurant were high-tops; as a result we were seated in the more public bar area, at a table for four, with another table for four pushed over and a chair added between the bench seats.
Our server was wonderful, and the food was good. Just wish we could have been accommodated in the restaurant itself, as planned.
Our first experience here was phenomenal. I loved the tuna small plate with the watermelon. This time it was unexceptional. There was a party in the dining area so we had to eat in the bar even though we had reservations. Perhaps the party was the reason that service was slow. The food was good but not exceptional. That was kind of a letdown since our expectations had been raised so high from the last time. Might have just been an off night, I don't know.
The restaurant doesn't seem to ever be over populated at lunch time, but this time we called in a reservations well as placed an order as we only had an hour four business meeting. They were waiting on us when we arrived and less than 5 minutes later we were eating and meeting...it really was perfect and greatly appreciated with my busy schedule. I would recommend this way of pre-ordering to everyone I know!
Good menu selection (pleased that smaller plates offered). Ingredients all fresh and appealingly presented. We had grilled tuna, filet mignon, pizza and sides. Big disappointment was that everything was WAY too salty. Chef and line cooks need to stop ruining perfectly good food. Meal comped, but we won't go back.
We had a date night and landed at River Rock. I anticipated so-so food and high prices because it's attached to a hotel. I was very wrong.
The prices were beyond reasonable, particularly when considering the quality. Expect $8-$10 for a small plate and $18-$25 for a full size entree. Full meal for two people was $45 after leaving a 20% tip and we were both well fed.
The ambiance is semi-formal but relaxed. Beautiful layout and the staff was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. Definitely recommend for a dinner and a movie date on the waterfront.
My family of 4 dined there for Father's Day hoping to try a new place for a special day. We were seated in a nice area, and it wThe waiter took our drink order, I said aloud that I was not able to drink alcohol so let Dad make his order of a gin and tonic, and I ordered club soda and lime. When the drinks were delivered, I got vodka and club and had to send it back. We ordered first courses and the beet salad that I got was so salty that it was inedible, so I sent it back. My family seemed to like the soups and appetizers that they ordered but were not outstanding. Our main courses were ok, except that the medium rare steak that I ordered was very rare, so I let my son eat it. Desserts took over 20 min to arrive, and the manager came over and offered a free portion of their strawberry short cake dessert. By then we were full, but appreciated the gesture and thought it was good. The salad was left and the bill, and I thought it was odd to have also been charged $3 for a club soda........ overall an underwhelming experience.
Food was good, not exceptional. You have your choice of small plates for a tapas-like experience, or large single entree plates. Two small plates would be enough for most people. Fish and steak were rather salty. Vegetables were ordinary. Dining area is immediately adjacent to the hotel's lobby, which was particularly noisy during our visit (Friday evening). Thus restaurant is more suitable for groups. If you are looking for a quieter dining experience, this is not the place. Host and wait staff were friendly and accommodating.
The food was interesting, flavorful, and beautifully prepared. The lava dessert was a perfect end to a great meal. Our server was very friendly and checked on us enough, and not too much. The only slight negative was the time from ordering to getting our entrees, but the delicious fresh bread helped!
TAble was ready but not prepared per our request. Long wait for attention, 15 minutes easy. I have the same complaints docmnted on Trip Advisor dated 204. Good food, nice resturant but lousy service. The entrees were brought out separatly, snapper was last to be served, 10 minutes after the last entree. This occurred on Mothers Day an the resturant was not busy. Poor service prevents me from returning or recommending.
Food exceeded expectations for a hotel restaurant hosting mostly business travelers. The small plates are well assembled and thoughtful so satisfied. I loved the crab cake, a single burger sized cake that's entirely local large lump meat, no filler and no shells. The potato soup was hearty. Healthy kids meals, too.
We have eaten at River Rock 3 times, always with friends before theater. It's been quiet but the food has been very good and exceeds expectations. Located inside the Westin Hotel, it's not well known and deserves more respect. Mushroom ravioli are very good but quite rich.
My friend and I went on a Tues evening so it was QUIET in there. Our server, Dominique, was excellent. She answered questions, made good recommendations and was attentive without being intrusive.
I had the steak frittes. The steak was slightly under cooked from what I ordered (it was pretty rare and I had ordered medium) but I didn't send it back b/c I realized I would be taking most of it home and re-heating it at a later date so it should be perfect then. I ate the ends and it was delicious. I swapped out the fries for the au gratin fingerling potatoes. They're served in their own cast iron dish and were delicious.
My friend ordered the snapper. She did not realize it would come out WHOLE (it's head with eyes and tail intact) so she was surprised. Our server recognized the situation and offered to take it back to have the head and tail cut off. Whew! She didn't say much about the snapper. I think she was overwhelmed with the bones in. She also had the brussel sprouts and said they were delicious.
My friend had the s'mores dessert. She didn't seem to like it but I've dined with others here before who loved that dessert. It's served in a small cast iron dish with graham crumbs on the bottom, a layer of chocolate and a layer of toasted marshmallows.
The food was fantastic- my picky boys (12 and 15) chose the chicken tenders and the truffle-oil and parmesan fries, and wouldn't try anything else for dinner, but breakfast the following morning was perfect. The recommendations were appreciated, and the food we ordered as a result was amazing! Wilmington wasn't a chosen destination- we were there for a wedding- but as a result of our stay, we've decided we just may be back!
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