Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week


Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week allows you to experience a week of upscale dining with prix-fixe menus at 21 premier restaurants in Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, PA (sixteen of which are #inWilm!).

The common denominator among the participating restaurants is that virtually all are owner-operated. IN other words, not only is there not a chain restaurant among the participants, during your visit it is likely you’ll meet the creative mind behind the restaurant. In fact, he/she may even be your chef.

Join us in celebrating the exceptional chefs and producers of the Brandywine Valley. Take advantage of these special prices (2-Course Lunch for $15 and 3-Course Dinner  for $35) and dine at a restaurant you have yet to visit. You can’t go wrong with any choice from this year’s Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week lineup. Bon appétit!

Participating Restaurants #inWilm:

BBC Tavern
The BBC Tavern and Grill is a hip, casual, yet upscale tavern and grill in the heart of Delaware’s chateau country. We have a fun and eclectic menu with favorites you would expect to find in a traditional tavern and grill. We also serve tender filet mignon, Eastern Shore crab cakes and wild American Shrimp & Grits. Come see what all the excitement is about. From the 150-year old reclaimed church pews that we use as seating to the beautifully appointed dining rooms and restrooms, you are sure to find something to enjoy and to feel part of our family once you are here.

Buckley’s Tavern
Buckley’s Tavern offers casual American “comfort cuisine” in our tavern and two inside dining rooms as well as outdoor dining areas, including our totally renovated rooftop bar and grill. There are two private dining rooms that can be used for meeting rooms as well.

Cantina Di Napoli
Cantina di Napoli offers a wide variety of Old World Italian cuisine as well as new Modern Bocconcini (small tastes). Featuring homemade pasta that is made by hand daily and using only the finest and freshest ingredients to prepare every item on the menu. Relax and enjoy your meal with a glass a wine from their extensive wine list, in the second floor dining room, or choose to stay downstairs to view the chefs as they prepare your meal from scratch.

Deep Blue Bar & Grill
Featuring innovative preparations of fresh fish, a selection of oysters from around the world, and a newly added steakhouse menu, Chef Dan Butler’s Deep Blue Bar and Grill is one of Wilmington’s most creative restaurants. Its location in the heart of the city makes it a convenient choice for patrons of the DuPont Theatre and The Grand Opera House. Business entertaining and special events, sophisticated happy hours and special weekend dining are a natural fit in this upscale locale.

Domaine Hudson
Domaine Hudson offers upscale food and wine, as well as special events such as winemakers’ dinners, Chefs Tables, and a casual happy hour. Chef Dwain Kalup uses the freshest local ingredients for his creative dishes and Sommelier Roger Surpin pours from some 450 wines. The accolades tell the story: 2014 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award and Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best Award in 2013 and 2014, Open Table’s “Top 100 Wine List in U.S.,” “Extraordinary to Perfection” (food) by Zagat, and kudos from Delaware Today, local newspapers and bloggers.

Eclipse Bistro
A cornerstone of the Wilmington dining scene since 1996, Eclipse Bistro has cemented its reputation as a neighborhood hangout as well as a destination for travelers near and far. The kitchen, led by James Beard Nominated Chef JD Morton, sources the finest ingredients while employing classic and modern techniques to create a menu sure to satisfy guests of all tastes. Eclipse offers a well-regarded and flexible wine list thoughtfully designed to pair with its diverse and familiar fare. Its hospitable, knowledgeable staff complements the food, consistently delivering an excellent dining experience.

Harry’s Savoy Grill
Xavier Teixido’s restaurant career has taken him from the Brandywine Racetrack in Wilmington to Commander’s Palace in New Orleans and back to Wilmington, where he purchased Harry’s Savoy Grill in 1993. With a $3 million ballroom addition opened in 1998, Harry’s became a Brandywine Hundred favorite for fine dining as well as weddings and other special events.

Harry’s Seafood Grill
The name Harry’s has always been recognized for its tradition of fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine and unsurpassed service. That tradition can be found on Wilmington’s Riverfront at Harry’s Seafood Grill. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Harry’s Seafood Grill is the place for lunch, dinner, cocktails and a late night in Wilmington. A chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience. Harry’s is a coveted spot for patio dining or cocktails on the waterfront.

La Fia Bakery + Market + Bistro
Bryan Sikora, a western Pennsylvania native, grew up going to Rehoboth Beach for summer trips. He’s well-acquainted with Delaware. “Before I went to Philadelphia, I enjoyed this area. I cycled in Wilmington. I always thought it would be a good area for a business.” He had stops at a few other Pennsylvania eateries before landing at in Center City Philadelphia, but Sikora says he has been itching to once again operate his own restaurant and gourmet foods shop. The rustic, modern space for La Fia has undergone renovations for the past few months. The historic building housing the bistro still has its original tin ceiling, but the Sikoras installed new flooring with three different varieties of reclaimed wood and the wooden tables are handmade. A trio of murals depicting a blue crab claw, ruby ripe tomatoes and a bouquet of blooming sunflowers hang over the eight-seat bar. All have been painted by Sikora, who has been known to sketch out dishes on paper before he recreates them on the plate. He says patrons can expect his trademark handmade pasta, among other dishes. “I’m not doing anything out of my profile.”

Moro Restaurant opened in 2002, and over the past 10 years has received many accolades—three bells from Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan, four stars from The News Journal, four stars from Delaware Today, and two James Beard nominations. The approach to food involves sourcing seasonal ingredients, while the menu changes weekly to reflect what is available at the market. The culinary team comprises people who are inspired by food and have a strong work ethic. It is best known for its “Maple Glazed Salmon” and “Duck Confit Salad,” which have been on the menu since day one.

Piccolina Toscana
Dan Butler opened Toscana upon returning home to Wilmington in 1990. His vision was a contemporary Italian restaurant with the big city feel of the places that he had seen in his travels and work experience in Europe, Washington, D.C and Florida. His education and the kitchens he has worked in since taught him to cook everything from scratch, using the best, freshest ingredients in a simple way that lets the natural goodness shine. Toscana has been renovated and updated several times over the years, including a to-go and catering shop adjacent to the restaurant, but the core concept of nice people serving “really good food” has never changed.

Pizza by Elizabeth’s
Enjoy elegantly casual dining with deliciously healthy pizzas, gourmet salads, luscious desserts — all made fresh on the premises daily from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients. Join us for a dining experience that’s unforgettable — just like our favorite Elizabeths.

Redfire Grill & Steakhouse
Redfire Grill is Platinum Dining Group’s reimagining of the “Great American Steakhouse” and it is quickly apparent after you first open the doors why it has become the destination for people wanting great steaks throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our menu features an endless selection of dry-aged beef seared to perfection in our 1200 degree chophouse boiler. Other menu items include fresh fish, organic chicken & traditional steakhouse beef offerings. Lunch options are highlighted by generously portioned salads, sandwiches and signature burgers.

Satsuma Kitchen
Satsuma, a casual Asian kitchen and bar featuring sushi and street foods from Asia, was born in June 2013 from chef/owner Michael DiBianca who also owns Moro Restaurant just a few blocks away. It is located in Trolley Square. Walk-ins as well as reservations are taken.

Union City Grille
Matthew Curtis opened UCG in Wilmington because he loved the warm feel of community. UCG is a place “where food tastes the way it should.” Wilmington’s most exciting bar menu, handmade pasta and the tastiest steaks are UCG hits. Then there’s the award-winning short rib chili and silky crab bisque. Sunday features include the area’s only “name your cut” filet for $2 an ounce. Come casual or come ready for hand-picked, elegant wines and craft brews (72, to be exact).

Walter’s Steakhouse
Walter’s Steakhouse is synonymous with great beef in Wilmington and throughout the world. Serving the finest beef available guarantees the two things customers desire most: flavor and tenderness. The slow-roasted prime rib is the sweetest and juiciest, the filet is so tender you can cut it with a fork. Or enjoy the New York strip or Delmonico for a more savory cut. Seafood and poultry entrees are available, also. Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday features a complimentary seafood bar (with oysters and clams on the half shell). Every Friday night is Prime Rib Night. Choose from 250 highly-rated wines by the bottle or 24 wines by the glass.