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The Green Room

Map11th and Market streets
Wilmington, DE
  • Food and Drink


The Green Room of the Hotel du Pont is the grandest restaurant in Wilmington. Most know about its fumed oak paneling, coffered ceiling, gold chandeliers and original oil paintings. What they may not know is how difficult it is to earn a AAA Four Diamond rating. Recipients must be upscale in all areas. Hospitality, service and attention to detail must be consistently excellent. The Green Room earned 24 in a row.

Under the direction of chefs Keith Miller and David Lattomus, the modern French cuisine of the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont is enhanced by local organic produce. Popular summer selections include seared diver scallops with a cornichon of melon and sweet lemongrass emulsion, and the Study of Duck, with duck prosciutto and local blackberries. There’s a seasonal three-course tasting menu nightly, and the wine list boasts more than 500 selections.

From 2012:

Black uniforms, white-glove service, the elegant decor—there is no place like The Green Room of the Hotel du Pont.

From 2012:

The Hotel du Pont may not host them as often as others, but special dinners there are
truly special. We give you A Night to Remember in The Green Room in April, when
the culinary team re-created the meal served on the Titanic the night it sank. Truly

From 2009:

The Green Room “has always been the Mecca of fine dining in Delaware,” says Ciro Poppiti. “Sure, it’s known as a see-and-be-seen among the corporate and political climbers, but it’s a great deal more than that. The Green Room is a fine dining experience, from the grandeur of the room itself, to prim-and-proper service, to a menu that’s never complacent.” The 2008 Zagat Restaurant Guide awarded the Green Room the highest category rating in food, service and ambience. Sadly, the harpist no longer enchants, but music is played nightly from the musician’s gallery over the restaurant. Dishes such as the Hawaiian Big Eye tuna, enhanced with avocado marble and tomato jam, means the menu is not all French anymore. The all-natural rack of Colorado lamb in a Zinfandel-lingonberry reduction remains a favorite.

Best of Delaware History

2014 Best Ethnic, French
2014 Best Fine Dining
2014 Best Restaurant in Wilmington
2014 Best Romantic Atmosphere
2013 Best Fine Dining
2013 Best French Restaurant
2012 Best French Restaurant
2012 Best Fine Dining
2012 Best Dining Events
2010 Best Tea Room
2010 Best Sunday Brunch (tie)
2010 Best French Dining
2010 Best Restaurant in Downtown Wilmington
2009 Best Sunday Brunch
2008 Best French Restaurant
2008 Most Romantic Atmosphere
2008 Best Sunday Brunch
2008 Best Wine List
2007 Best French Restaurant
2007 Best Classic Atmosphere
2007 Best Bar
2006 Best French Restaurant
2005 Best Special Occasion Restaurant
2005 Best French Cuisine
2005 Best Desserts
2004 Best French
2004 Best Special Occasion
2004 Best Place to Bring Out of Town Guests
2004 Best Restaurant With Old World Class
2003 Best Special Occasion Restaurant
2001 Best Sunday Brunch
2000 Best Sunday Brunch
1997 Best Place to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
1995 Best Wine List
1995 Best Service
1995 Best Special Occasion
1994 Best Brunch of New Castle County
1994 Best Service
1994 Best Special Occasion Restaurant
1994 Best Restaurant
1993 Best Brunch
1993 Best Service
1993 Best Special Occasion
1992 Best Brunch
1992 Best Service
1992 Best Special Occasion Restaurant
1991 Best Power Lunch
1991 Best Romantic Lunch
1990 Best Service
1990 Best Special Occasion
1990 Best Wine List
1990 Best Brunch
1990 Best Breakfast
1990 Best Atmosphere
1989 Best Sunday Brunch

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From the Delaware Today Archive: http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware...
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