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Special Lunch in Wilmington DE

Does anyone have reccomendations for a a great lunch in Wilmington?
We are celebrating my father's 90th birthday with about 10 family members.

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  1. For elegant old school dining, the Green Room at the Hotel DuPont is nice.

    1. I'd agree on the Green Room for elegance Or, depending on the tastes of the group, Harry's Seafood along the river is nice, although a bit chilly now for outside dining

        1. Plenty of threads on Wilmington restaurants can be found in the Mid-Atlantic forum, where Delaware is discussed. If, after doing a search, you have more specific questions, please ask!

          1. Krazy Kat's has a side room that is really nice for a party of that size. Very nice menu and space.

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            1. re: waking1

              Thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know they had a separate room!

            2. We frequently have lunch/dinner with our 89 yo MIL in Delaware. The Green Room is a lovely venue and yes certainly "old school dining". The Brandywine Room, with original Wyeth's and other Brandywine School works adorning the clubby walls, may also be an option for you in Hotel Dupont, not sure of the hours .

              Near Barley Mills, just minutes from center city Wilmington is Capers and Lemons. The owners have a few other restaurants name differently and with different themes. We have enjoyed all aspects of C&L on our visits, more casual but a very nice option. www.platinumdininggroup.com/capers_an...

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              1. re: Bacchus101

                Thanks so much for the thoughts, we haven't been to the Green Room in years and wondered if it is still a good choice for a group that includes foodies and the elderly!

                1. re: barbjack

                  Good for elderly folks but maybe not for foodies...

                  1. re: bluehensfan

                    Interesting comment, what do you define as elderly? Are there elderly foodies? Although I do not know your definition I would be bold and assume the 40's is not within your parameters. I have frequently enjoyed the style and the food in the Green Room. Agreed it is mostly old school but I believe even exalted "foodies" might at times enjoy a good preparation and presentation of the standards in a lovely room.

                    1. re: Bacchus101

                      Sorry. What I meant to say is that the Green Room is a lovely, formal, comfortable, and elegant setting that elderly folks would feel very comfortable in (ie it's not loud, hip, or trendy). That being said, the food food takes second fiddle to the setting unless something has changed in recent years.

              2. BHF, Understand, nicely said and quite right. There have been some changes in the food and service over the years I have been going there. It has sometimes been a bit of a hit or miss, sadly. A few years ago with family in tow we had one of the worst and most expensive Thanksgiving dinners in recent memory. Satisfactory mitigated by management. As you noted the venue makes it worth a revisit in anticipation of the usual good food and service. Speaking of changes take a look at the new (3-5 yo) lobby furnishings. A collection of extremely odd pieces of art and furnishings that would be more appropriate in a 50's house in Levittown, NJ ;one man's opinion