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821 in Wilmington

kmcdonne Nov 2, 2006 07:04 PM

Need a special place in Wilmington, DE for an anniversary dinner and thinking of 821, have not been in a while. Any advice?

  1. JenBoes Nov 2, 2006 09:27 PM

    How about the Green Room?

    1. k
      kmcdonne Nov 3, 2006 11:00 AM

      I have not been to the Green Room in a long time and the last time I was there it was terribly overpriced for the food. At best the food was ok. I did hear the Sunday Brunch was nice. Thanks and I'll let you know.

      1. bluehensfan Nov 3, 2006 12:56 PM

        I hear 821 has gone downhill. How about Moro?

        1. CindyJ Nov 3, 2006 05:09 PM

          Although I haven't yet been there, I've heard great things about Domaine Hudson in Wilmington.

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          1. re: CindyJ
            bluehensfan Nov 3, 2006 05:35 PM

            Domaine Hudson is indeed above average, and they have an infinite selection of wine available by the glass or even a few ounces at a time. The downside is that the restaurant can get a bit noisy and is not romantic, if you're looking for that typw of setting.

            1. re: bluehensfan
              travelmad478 Nov 10, 2006 11:32 AM

              I posted fairly detailed comments about both 821 and Domaine Hudson a few months ago. If you do a search you will find these posts. In short: love Domaine Hudson, very disappointed lately with 821.

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            saucy79 Oct 21, 2007 05:08 PM

            I've always been a fan of 821...for awhile I was a little skeptical (when the new owners took over) and I wasn't able to get there, but I just read in Zagat that it's the best rated restaurant in Wilmington, so we went with a group of 8 and were above and beyond impressed. The chef sent out special amuses (little bites to "wake up" our tastebuds) in the beginning and the meal just got better and better as it went on. He created an amazing meal (on request) for my husband, who is a vegetarian, and who says he's never had better. My "chicken and waffles" was great, but I wish I had gotten the veal, which a friend of mine got and let me try. We're going back for our anniversary this weekend and that's what I'm getting. I haven't had such a wonderful experience in a long time, and I assure you that I've been around (fine dining...).

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              bar Oct 23, 2007 12:24 PM

              My husband and I have been to 821 for our last two anniversaries--it was that good the first time. There were free extras like a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion and the most delicious food presented so beautifully. We felt like valued customers both times as well as every other time we've been there.

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              1. re: bar
                grieves05 Oct 24, 2007 05:31 PM

                Yes, I absolutely love this restaurant. Can't say I get there as often as I'd like, but finding amazing restaurants can be tough in our area. I'm happy to have discovered 821. For me, the green room doesn't have the right ambiance.

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