Thursday, November 27, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
Hotel du Pont
Address:
11th and Market Streets
Wilmington , DE 19801
(302) 594-3154
Neighborhood: Wilmington
Parking: Free valet parking at dinner
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Cuisine type: American; French
Meals Served: Breakfast Brunch Lunch Dinner
Style: The venerable Hotel du Pont boasts two of the region's most extraordinary dining rooms: the Green Room, with its soaring wood ceilings, and the Brandywine Room, filled with Wyeth paintings. The veteran servers and vast wine cellar are also superb. The kitchens, though, too often achieve only steady competence rather than the magic of a great hotel.
Specialties: The Green Room: tuna carpaccio; shrimp mousse and crabmeat cake; veal medallions with morel sauce; pancetta-wrapped rabbit loins. The Brandywine Room: corn-and-crab soup; veal Chesapeake; grouper with white bean ragout.
Alcohol: Wine list: The 28-page list is as notable for its depth in French and American wines as for its extremely fair prices.
Hours: Mon-Sat (lunch) 7 days (dinner) Sun (brunch)