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Hotel du Pont’s premier restaurant is the Green Room, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a space that epitomizes the Gilded Age. It’s easy to picture Rose and Jack from Titanic dancing under the 2,500-pound gold chandeliers against the backdrop of lavishly arranged drapes. The French restaurant is the best option for fine dining in the Wilmington hotel.
The Lobby Lounge, which lines the corridor leading to the DuPont Theatre, offers a lighter menu. Try the grilled ahi tuna, a burger on a brioche bun or a turkey club. This area also serves an afternoon tea from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The section is highly popular on theater nights.
The casual Grill is on the hotel’s lower level, and it’s open 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Locals know all about this restaurant (they buy pies here for the holidays), where you can snag pizza, fish and chips and a patty melt on rye. But since it comes out of the luxury hotel’s kitchen, the main ingredient in any dish here is the cachet.