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Taste: Domaine Hudson is a Must-Visit Restaurant

Patricia Talorico, The News Journal. November 8, 2014
Photo by William Bretzger
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OpenTable Awards Domaine Hudson 2014 Diner’s Choice For Top 100 Wine List in the United States!

Domaine Hudson has again been named Delaware’s only 2014 winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Wine Lists in the United States. Noted French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” The Top 100 Wine Lists in America awards highlight restaurants that live by that mantra – the establishments offering the finest selections to complement every dish. The list of honorees was determined after analyzing more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners. See the list here.


Domaine Hudson Awarded “Best Restaurant in Delaware” by TripAdvisor Company Vacation Home Rentals

October 2014…..It’s simple really – the fastest way to a travelers heart is through his or her stomach. No matter where you go, you need to eat. A tried and true way to get a feel for the local culture is by eating the local fare. Owners should strive to surprise and delight tourists through the quality of their food, their service, or their decor. The list we’ve compiled below represents the best restaurant in each state in the USA. These winners were chosen based on a mouth-watering menu, impeccable service, delightful atmosphere and positive traveler feedback. So feel comfortable choosing any of these spots on your next road trip, or try the winner near your hometown to see what all the fuss is about! See the list here.


Domaine Hudson Awarded “Best Wine Bar” in the 2014 Delaware Reader’s Choice Awards

The best places in and around Delaware, based on more than 77,000 votes from local experts. See the list here.


Domaine Hudson Awarded County Lines Magazine Best of the Best, 2014 Best Wine Bar

Check out Domaine Hudson’s win on County Line’s website, or pick up a copy of their 2014 Dining Guide!


OpenTable Awards Domaine Hudson 2013 Diner’s Choice for Top 100 Wine List in the United States!

Domaine Hudson has been named Delaware’s only 2013 winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Wine Lists in the United States. With “a sip to suit every guest,” this award was earned from the feedback of more than five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

View Domaine Hudson’s page on OpenTable to see this and other awards as voted by OpenTable diners!


Domaine Hudson Awarded Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2013!

Only seven restaurants in the Delaware and Philadelphia areas earned Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for 2013 – and Domaine Hudson is one of them. Noting a particular strength in French and Californian wines, this award recognizes Domaine Hudson’s quality selection of over 400 wines.

Check out Domaine Hudson’s win on Wine Spectator’s website, or pick up a copy of their August issue!


Rated “Extraordinary to Perfection” Overall on Zagat!

We’re thrilled to announce the new Zagat score ratings for Domaine Hudson:

Food: 26 (“extraordinary to perfection”)
Decor: 24 (“very good to excellent”)
Service: 25 (“very good to excellent”)

Even after an ownership change in 2011, this “classy” Wilmington New American “continues to excel,” with a “knowledgeable” staff recommending “dead-on pairings” of wines from a “staggering” list and “fresh, inventive” face (“save room for that cheese plate”); the mood is “chill” in the “comfortable,” “intimate” space, and while some gripe about the “small portions for the money,” many consider it an “all-around top-notch” experience.

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Aviator Cocktail Featured in Signature Magazine Online!

You won’t want to miss the video! Watch our bartender, Melinda, shake up the classic Aviator.

Drink of the Week – Aviator
Featured in Signature Online, July 20, 2012
It’s a little gray out there today, so this week’s cocktail choice brings a little bit of the wild blue yonder in a glass. Our Drink of the Week pick is the Aviator, from Domaine Hudson in Wilmington. This cocktail blends Bluecoat gin, creme de violette, a little pomegranate syrup and cane sugar syrup, and a splash of lemon juice. Bartender Melinda Endicott shows us how it’s done.


Domaine Hudson Named Best Wine List in Delaware!

Featured in Delaware Today: Best of Delaware Issue (June 2012)

Editors, upstate
New owners Michael and Beth Ross have stayed true to founder Tom Hudson’s original version for Domaine Hudson Wine Bar & Eatery: Make lots of good wine available to all. That has kept it- with bottles form every major wine region in the world- a favorite among suxh services as and Trip Advisor.

Read the full article on Delaware Today.


The waiter was knowledgeable and quite personable… but the chef… he is an incredible talent and we requested that he come out so that we could applaud his efforts.

I had been to this establishment before for wine flights, beer and cheese and thought that was deliciously different but they have now risen to a whole new level!

Great service and lovely food and wine. It is a great place for a small bite and a drink or a multi course meal. Great for business, family or an outing with friends. Also a romantic setting for a couples evening.

The best part, however, was the wine list. I loved the iPad app that allowed me to select wine based on location, varietal, price, or vintage year. The selection of wines was good, and hit many price points. A nice experience all around.

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