The Green Room at HOTEL DU PONT
Music is played weekends from the musicians gallery overlooking the restaurant. The Green Room at the HOTEL DU PONT is winner of the Four-Diamond AAA Award for 30 consecutive years, and Wine Spectators "Best of Award of Excellence" for 2015.
The Green Room features a colorful combination of new and old; including shimmering draperies, comfortable wingback chairs, and Versace patterned china. The legendary elegance and comfort of the historic Green Room are complemented by a fresh, seasonally-inspired menu under the direction of Executive Chef Keith Miller and Sous Chef Bill Wilczynski. An award-winning wine collection and impeccable service combine for an unforgettable fine dining experience.
Saturday : 7:00 AM - 11 AM ;
Sunday : Breakfast served in the Café 7am-11am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner : Sunday Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday- Saturday: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Brunch: Sunday: 10 AM - 1 PM
Father’s Day brunch was great! Food was delicious, the pianist was amazing, and the service was flawless.
Had Father's Day brunch in the Green Room. The Hotel DuPont never disappoints.
This restaurant is one in a million.. would come back again and again if it were closer.. don't ever change a thing, including the staff !!!
Normally one of our favorite spots....maybe just a bad night...service was mediocre with only 6 other tables occupied. We were a party of six and three times we were told what we wanted was not available (items that were listed on the menu...Heineken beer, our wine selection and a specialty dessert drink! My salad was taken with half on it...I was turned, talking to my husband. A lot of confusion delivering the food....our waiter was quite kind and polite!
The spicy yam bisque and lobster roll were and outstanding lunch combination.
Really well done afternoon tea!
The Green Room is beautiful, old world charm at its best. The staff is helpful and respectful the food was delicious.
The food was excellent, the service attentive without being annoying and the ambiance is classic. Highly recommend.
The room is beautiful, but feels like the shell of a once great dining experience. The service was iffy, I’d expect a top notch waiter at these prices (he made several errors about drinks and explaining menu items). A drink menu is non-existent so know what you want, the tuna crudo appetizer did not work from a flavor perspective and should be avoided. The main dishes (scallops and the crab cake) were excellent. Skip the strawberry cheesecake, choco cake,& cappuccino (the saddest size cafe I’ve ever seen).
The room and main course were top notch, but everything else felt phoned in. It felt like the green room was far past it’s prime for a lively dinner. Perhaps this is really just a brunch place until it has an opportunity for a second coming....sorry green room, I’ll stick to La Fia
It took 30 mins for my entree to come out. Also, I called ahead the same morning as my reservation to confirm the price of brunch. I was told $38.00pp. However, my bill was $45.00pp. The wait staff was very nice and the food was good. I just wish there was more variety in the brunch buffet. It was extremely small and limited options for the price. I have been a few times previously and they provided a much larger selection.
It has been awhile since I have dined at the Green Room and my recent visit for a breakfast meeting did not disappoint. The room is still elegant, the service exceptional, and the food divine. I’ll definitely be having more meetings at the Hotel DuPont.
I have been here a moderate amount of times over the last forty some years . The menu, meals, wine selection and service have always been top-rate. It may be a bit expensive but you get what you pay for an more. I recommend this restaurant for special occasions, business meetings and when you just want to have a quiet comfortable conversation with good friends and family over a long relaxing meal. I especially like getting a window table.
Truly a classic place to dine, we always receive a delicious meal, in a room where classic ambience doesn't begin to tell the story. This is a historic -feeling type of restaurant and one I highly recommend.
Despite the negative reviews Ive read on OpenTable, our dinner was spectacular. Our server Oscar was simply amazing.
Not your everyday option, but great when you want a special night out or a place to make an impression or a statement.
Mother’s Day Green Room brunch. Was notified at the last minute that it had changed to the gold ballroom and was a buffet vs. menu and dedicated table service. By then it was too late to reserve anywhere else. We arrived on time and had to wait 1/2 hour for our table because they had overbooked. I had to inquire multiple times. It was very disorganized. We did enjoy the food, which was delicious. But the overall experience was diminished by the cavernous gold room ambiance and having to wait and inquire multiple times for our reservation.
Horrendous arrival with delays in access for physically handicapped family member. Table was not ready, handicapped elevators not working well , needing to take two different elevators to get to the dining room . Food quality adequate but not a large variety of choices for a cost of $65 per person. Not sure we will be back . The Green Room was not available much to our surprise
Mothersday day events are not supposed to be like this.
First, I expected the green room only to find it was in The Gold ball room. We arrived on time and they were totally disorganized and couldn’t find anyone’s reservations. People were waiting over 30 minutes.
They squeezed tables where we were in the path of the buffet where everyone was right in front of us. The service was a disaster not because of the staff but because the staff said that management had not organized properly in the ballroom and had it been in the green room there would have been no issues.
I could go on. Never again.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Great experience but the service staff need to be better trained and more attentive for this type of restaurant.
The Green Room is an elegant space with wonderful ambiance; and provides for a pleasant experience. The Sunday champagne brunch menu offered a nice selection of entrees along with a buffet of wonderful variety. We arrived toward the latter end of the brunch time and there were few others in the room. Service was friendly and prompt, and although we were lingering for conversation, we at times felt a little rushed by our server. Overall, however, it was a welcoming feeling and a nice experience.
The only negative to our dining experience in the Green Room was our waiter. He was not friendly and did nothing to make us enjoy the experience of dining in this beautiful restaurant. We had 3 couples and were celebrating 3 birthdays. We were in a festive mood for this occasion and he was aloof and seemed to just want us to finish our dinner and get out. The dining room was not crowded (really very dull since there were only 2 other tables of diners) so he certainly could have given us more attention. Will definitely think twice about planning a special occasion dinner here again.
I dine all over the country, and this place is JUST THE BEST!! Incredible ambiance, quiet, soft (and live) piano music in the background, wonderful food. I go out of my way to come here for special events.
I brought my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. I have been to the Green Room many times over the past decade or so, and it has never been my favorite place. The Green Room is very, very old fashioned. It is an old world, old money type of place. My girlfriend loves it, but it is not my style at all. So we went for V-day.
It was a wonderful evening. It is the type of restaurant that requires a special occasion. The waiters wear white tie, there is a pianist in the center of the room, a man wanders through the tables singing Sinatra songs. The staff did a great job all around. Although the Green Room is frozen in time (at some point in the 50's, it seems), it is a very nice restaurant.
The food was excellent. Very good french onion soup (could taste the wine a bit, loved it), caesar salad prepared tableside, steak cooked to a nice medium rare. Don't expect anything trendy or new on the menu. It seems like they only have the classic American dishes. The menu is boring, but, at the same time, it has its place.
The dessert was far and away the best part. I wish I could describe this dish, because it really defied all of my expectations. Here's my best effort: It was about 4" tall, two stories, and heart shaped. The bottom layer was soft, chewy (rather than crumbly or flaky) pastry, topped with dollops of different flavors of ice cream. Above that was another layer of heart shaped pastry, covered in more dollops of different flavors of ice cream. On the top layer, resting above and beside the ice cream, were assorted fruits (charred banana, strawberry, raspberry, etc.), chocolate shavings shaped like flower petals, assorted macaroons, salted chocolate pretzels, etc, etc, etc. I do not like sweets, but I loved this thing.
Overall - had a great time; good food; not my favorite menu; stuffy atmosphere; jacket and tie are (basically) required; excellent service; would recommend for an over-the-top fancy date or for special occasions.
Very hard to compete with history. The food was excellent, The service was impeccable. Ambiance is a strong point. The value is without question.
The wait and bus staff are to be congratulated.
First-class service, excellent food, the Green Room never disappoints!
Absolutely the classiest place in Delaware. Old school charming and attentive staff. The food is the highest quality and the presentation is part of the experience. Carving station, omlets to order, 3-bite steamed shrimp, oysters, several different fish, smoked items, salads, seafood bisque that melts down your throat. MANY MANY other items! Drinks are well made the desserts are decadent! Too many to list! Famous Hotel DuPont macaroons dipped in fresh berry sauce... OMG.
Valet parking, coat check, and amazing staff!
Luxury all the way!
YOU MUST GO HERE!
Absolutely beautiful decor and great food. A special place for dates, anniversaries, birthdays and impressing clients. The hotel DuPont is a historic gem.
Worth the visit for the ambiance alone. The 3 course pre-fixe menu is extremely reasonable and features something for everyone - vegetarians included. The presentation is beautiful and the flavor profiles sublime. Portions large. Our head server Shah was a gem. When he discovered the cellar was out of the bottle we ordered, he brought several options to the table and didn't try to force the most expensive bottle on us. He could have merely brought the wine list back and told us sorry, pick again. The expeditors where flawless in delivery. I opted for a smoked salmon flatbread app, crabcake entrée and lemon sorbet while my date had ceasar salad (hold the croutons), filet mignon and a marbled cheesecake. ...If only the show after was as well executed as our dinner...
Food was hot and delicious! Loved the crab cakes and crab soup. Old time splendor and solid food preparation.
Really great way to spend a rainy Sunday with good friends. We enjoyed exceptional service, luxurious atmosphere, and yummy food made on the premises. The piano music, champagne, and the Hotel’s opulence added to the experience.
The foie gras was nearly perfect, the same can be said about the beet salad. The New York strip was cooked to the correct temperature and was excellent. The green room is a dining experience that takes time to fully enjoy. The Pianist was spot on with a subdued groove going on in the room. The head waiter watches the room like a hawk, our server was busy serving a cake to a large party, I was looking around the room, trying to get someone’s attention, in about 10 seconds, he was at our table.
My wife and I went to the hotel and dinner for our anniversary. It was excellent. Also hotel very accommodating with late checkout! Great overall experience!
Spent New Year's Eve here at the Green Room 2017-2018. What a beautiful room to enter. The planning of this event could have been better. When we checked in we were told to go over to the Café for wine and hor d'oeuvres. We stood around for ten minutes before being seated. Afterwards we were sent back to the Green Room for the Gala dinner night. Had know idea what to expect. The first course nobody liked at our table. The next three were very good. I had the new York strip and my wife had the lobster tail. Very disappointing. My steak was served on a black plate and being in a room with low lighting made it very difficult to see what was on the plate. Half way through eating the steak I noticed there were mushrooms in a sauce. My steak was very tough. I was astonished I could be served something like this. My wife's lobster tail was also served tough like mine. In fact she asked if she could borrow my steak knife to cut through it. Sort of put a damper on the whole evening. The music for the night was interesting and some what enjoyable. My wife and I wanted to do some dancing and made our way to the dance floor. It was very hard to enjoy the dance for the floor kept coming apart. Enough to lose your foot in. My wife notice later on her high heels were all cut up on the heels from this dance floor. Towards the end of the night we were presented with the check. Was I ever surprised. This was my first time here and had know idea of what the cost was going to be. It really didn't matter to me the cost. The service was good, but the main course terrible. To be charged $350 for this meal was a lot. So much I felt the wine should have been included. Thinking there can't be any more I got to the bottom of the check and I was charged for a cup of coffee. This really left an impression on me about the Green Room. I believe we'll be celebrating next year some where different.
Steeped in Decadence, history, beauty, exceptional architecture, fantastic French cuisine. Lovely wait staff. A must do.
The staff are very professional, the atmosphere is refined, food is excellent. Menu is limited but they'll happily make custom dish, e.g. they made a nice vegan meal for my daughter.
The Green Room at the Hotel Du Pont is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world. Unfortunately, the food and the service have taken a hit since the last time we dined there. The dinner menu is limited and could best be characterized as continental classics with a modern twist; obviously catering to the business clientele that dominates the hotel. We had the nondescript caesar and petite greens salad for starters, moved on to seafood bisque and sweet corn ravioli, and then the pan-seared tuna with the pomegranate vinaigrette (which was actually pretty good) and the duck breast, which came with a mountain of faro risotto (which really didn’t go together.) For dessert, we went with the bananas foster prepared tableside, which wasn’t warm enough and didn’t have enough ice cream. The wine list is pretty limited; we had prosecco for the cocktail and a 2016 Cline Pinot Noir, of which the waiter indicated he sold a lot. We don’t know what has happened, but the restaurant is clearly resting on its laurels and it’s sad to see.
Dupont Green Room is perfect for special occassion. Staffs are very attentive, and kid friendly. Highly recommended!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend for any occasion. Loved the piano player.
Without a doubt, the most special place to dine in Wilmington. The atmosphere of this historic restaurant tops everything, however, the food is outstanding. We went for a special occasion lunch and everything was perfect!