17th City Restaurant Week – Wilmington, Delaware

May 23 – May 28, 2022

Wilmington’s fine dining scene is marked by a distinguishing characteristic:
It is dominated by owner-operators. In other words, there is not a chain restaurant in the bunch.

So each spring, when those restaurateurs team up to present City Restaurant Week, they view it as a personal invitation. It’s the equivalent of your neighbor inviting you for dinner.

With Wilmington’s finest restaurants to select from, offering everything from Asian to French to Italian, you get to sample the creative cuisine of these fine dining spots with $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner (plus gratuity).

“City Restaurant Week enables us to create fresh menus for the spring, plus it puts emphasis on trying new things and new restaurants within our community,” says Dan Butler, owner, of Piccolina Toscana. “CRW is a reminder that this city has remarkable dining options in close proximity to one another.”

Reservations strongly suggested.

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About The Restaurants

1007 N Orange St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 658-7050

Since opening in June of 2003, Café Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware’s premier spot to enjoy classic Pan-Mediterranean cuisine. We offer an intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two, or hosting a large corporate gathering, Café Mezzanotte will cater to your needs!

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12A Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 656-5411

Conveniently located in the heart of historic Trolley Square in Wilmington Delaware, Café Verdi features authentic Italian cuisine and a friendly, inviting atmosphere. We welcome you to experience our selection of traditional and specialty Italian dishes.

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Lunch

First Course – Soups & Starters

Shrimp bisque
OR
Pasta fagioli
OR
Verdi Fries –
Loaded with bacon, ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven
OR
Prosciutto Cantaloupe –
Cantaloupe wrapped with Prosciutto Di Parma and basil. Drizzled with balsamic reduction.
OR
Antipasti Freddo –
Grilled eggplant rollatini, mixed roasted peppers, grilled mushrooms. Served with crostini.

Second Course – Entrees

Caprese Burger – Half pound fresh Angus beef Layered with Fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, with a pesto aioli spread, drizzled with balsamic reduction. Served with Fries.
OR
Whiskey Burger – Half Pound fresh Angus beef layered with white American cheese, crispy onion strips, chipotle aioli and homemade jack Daniels BBQ sauce
OR
Italian Quesadillas –
Grilled chicken, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, Pesto aioli, fresh mozzarella. Served with Italian Pico and fries.
OR
Buffalo Chicken Salad –
Crispy chicken strips tossed in spicy buffalo sauce, with bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, Italian Pico. Served with ranch dressing.

Dinner

First Course – Soups

Shrimp Bisque
OR
Italian Wedding

Second Course – Appetizers

Verdi Fries – Loaded with bacon, ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven
OR
Prosciutto Cantaloupe – Cantaloupe wrapped with Prosciutto di Parma and basil, drizzled with balsamic reduction
OR
Antipasti Freddo –
Grilled eggplant rollatini, mixed peppers, grilled mushrooms. Served with crostini.

Third Course – Entrees

Chicken Verdi – Sauteed chicken breast topped with roasted red peppers, asparagus and fresh mozzarella in a reduced white wine sauce served over angel hair pasta
OR
Seafood –
Grilled Chili Lime salmon with shrimp, served with Parmigiana risotto and finished with a asparagus tomato relish
OR
Penne Caprese – Penne Pasta tossed with fresh mozzarella cheese, grape tomatoes, basil in a reduced white wine sauce

821 North Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 482-3333

Chelsea Tavern is a place for a simple appetizer and a beer, a place to graze and share small plates or a setting to experience a more traditional lunch or dinner. Beverage highlights include great cocktails, 31 amazing handcrafted beers and superb wines by the glass. All may be enjoyed alone or as a complement to our handcrafted original entrees featuring the best in gastro-comfort cuisine with a twist.

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Lunch

Starters

Watermelon & Cucumber Salad – tajin, pepitas, leeks, cilantro, jalapeno-lime vinaigrette
OR
Crispy Coconut Shrimp – (5) fried coconut shrimp, mango chutney

Mains

Loaded BBQ Sweet Potato – house-smoked bbq’d pulled pork, chelsea beer cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, crispy onion straws, fresh-cut scallions
Suggested Beer Pairing — TBD
OR
Grilled Chicken & Portobello Salad – charred red onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, baby arugula, house-made green goddess dressing
Suggested Beer Pairing — TBD
OR
Cauliflower “Chorizo” Tacos – (3) corn tortillas filled with house-made cauliflower “chorizo” topped with pico de gallo, colby jack cheese & avocado crema
Suggested Beer Pairing — TBD

Sweets (choose one adds just $5)

Drunken Pineapple Upside Down Cake – woodside farm creamery’s vanilla ice cream
OR
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie – caramel sauce & whipped cream

Dinner

Starters

Watermelon & Cucumber Salad – tajin, pepitas, leeks, cilantro, jalapeno-lime vinaigrette
OR
Crispy Coconut Shrimp – (5) fried coconut shrimp, mango chutney

Mains

Prime Rib – roasted sweet potato, grilled asparagus, truffle au jus
Suggested Beer Pairing — TBD
OR
Butter Poached Scallops – (5) sea scallops, sweet corn pudding, portobello-arugula salad, green goddess dressing
Suggested Beer Pairing — TBD
OR
Cauliflower “Chorizo” Enchiladas – corn tortillas stuffed with cauliflower “chorizo”, peppers & onions, chihuahua cheese, spanish rice & beans
Suggested Beer Pairing — TBD

Sweets

Drunken Pineapple Upside Down Cake – woodside farm creamery’s vanilla ice cream
OR
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie – caramel sauce & whipped cream

400 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 691-7974

Del Pez Mexican GastroPub fuses the warmth and friendliness of a traditional Pub with a diverse and delicious menu that celebrates the flavors of Latin America and Mexico. Del Pez currently carries a robust list of craft beers, and a creative margarita menu. With over 60 different craft beers and 40 different tequilas to choose from.

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Lunch

Appetizer

Apple & Squash Personal Guacamole – onion | jalapeño | cilantro | cranberry | pepitas | goat cheese | pomegranate dressing

Entree

Quinoa & Avocado Salad – tri-color quinoa | red and yellow bell peppers | baby spinach | cherry tomato | sliced avocado | scallions | queso fresco | balsamic vinaigrette
OR
Lemon-Garlic Mahi –
pan seared 6oz mahi filet | aji mashed potatoes | grilled asparagus | mango salsa | charred lemon

Dinner

Appetizer

Del Pacific Green Agua Chile – scallops | tuna | shrimp | cucumber | avocado | jalapeño | red onion

Entree

Quinoa & Avocado Salad – tri-color quinoa | red and yellow bell peppers | baby spinach | cherry tomato | sliced avocado | scallions | queso fresco | balsamic vinaigrette
OR
Grilled Spanish Octopus –
ancho marinated pulpo | papas tejanas | garden vegetables
OR
Char-Grilled Ribeye – 6oz ancho marinated ribeye | creamy sliced onions and mushrooms | tortilla strip mashed potatoes | garden vegetables

Dessert

Pastel de Elote – sweet corn cake | chocolate candy | candied nuts | vanilla ice cream | whipped cream

1314 Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 691-7447

Dorcea is an inviting American bistro with lots of local beers on tap in Wilmington, DE. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere.

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421 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 543-5574

The menu at La Fia has something for everyone. From handmade pasta, gnocchi and ravioli to the eclectic menu of small plates, each dish is carefully crafted by Chef Bryan Sikora. Chef Sikora finds inspiration in all types of European cuisine. The kitchen at La Fia prides itself in making everything in house from the freshly baked bread to the desserts and is true artisan cooking. In 2014 Chef Sikora was nominated for Best Chef of the Mid-Atlantic and he continues to deliver his outstanding food to Wilmington.

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1212 North Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-8638

Mikimotos opened in 2000,and offers a newly renovated, upbeat atmosphere with modern Asian fare. It is the ideal location to enjoy the best and freshest sushi in town, along with an extensive chef-inspired hot menu to please any palate. Mikimotos offers a variety of Asian inspired dished like our famous Mongolian BBQ Lamb Chops, Dim Sum varieties, hand crafted rice and noodles, and many more. Our team at Mikimotos strives to provide the most unique dining experience. Dim lighting, modern décor and our energetic team welcome all to dine at our table. Mikimotos offers a large bar and lounge area as well as seating at our Sushi Bar, and within the restaurant. Let our team provide you with the freshest, daily cut sashimi, beautifully hand rolled sushi to order and elaborate hot dishes. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4pm – 7pm.

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Lunch

Edamame Pods and choice of Tom Yum Soup or Asian Caesar Salad
OR
Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings and Miso Wakame Soup

Dinner

(Hot)

Appetizer

Flash fried brussels sprouts- tangy chili vinaigrette, fresh scallion and cilantro, toasted sesame and puffed rice
OR
Choice of chicken or pork dumplings- served steamed or pan fried with dumpling sauce.

Entrée

General Tso’s Shrimp- Shrimp sauteed with bell peppers, onions, ginger, scallions, and a sweet and spicy general Tso’s sauce. Served over white or brown rice.
OR
Beef Chow Fun – Braised short rib, chow fun noodles, wok fried Bok choy, bean sprouts, scallions and topped with crispy shallots

Dessert

Strawberry Mochi
OR
Churro Donuts 

Dinner

(Sushi)

Appetizer

Seaweed Salad: wakame seaweed, house dressing sesame seeds
Or
Miso Wakame Soup

Entrée

Choice of 2 Sushi Rolls – Hairy Mexican, Tekka, Tropicana, Spicy Tuna, Fire Cracker, Miami Heat, California Dream, Wilmington, Malay, Philly

2510 W 5th St
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 543-2233

At Park Cafe we want you to feel welcome as if it was your own home while enjoying a delicious meal paired with one of our signature cocktails inside or out on the patio. It’s a great space for friends and family to catch up with one another and also have some down time after work.

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1412 North Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 654-8001

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.

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1204 North Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 427-7477

We are a traditional, kosher-style, full service Jewish deli restaurant.

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Lunch

(All Day)
Served with choice of side, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, or Cumber & Onion Salad, and a canned drink, fountain soda, or iced tea

6oz Reubens

Paul’s Traditional – Corned Beef or Pastrami, Swiss, Slaw or Kraut & Russian dressing on Grilled Marble Rye, side of Pickles

For The Birds – Turkey Breast Swiss, Coleslaw & Russian Dressing on Grilled Marble Rye, side of Pickles

The Brisket – Beef Brisket, Swiss, Sweet onion jam, Slaw or Kraut, and Horseradish Cream on Grilled Marble Rye, side of Pickles

The Veg-Jewtarian – (Meatless) Swiss, Cheddar & Muenster, Slaw Tomato, Russian Dressing on grilled Challah Bread, side of Pickles

Tradition Sandwiches

Chicken Salad – Tuan Salad – Egg Salad

Served on Seeded Rye & Side of Pickles
Add cheese, slaw, or kraut $1.00ea.

Salad

Robyn’s Salad Sampler – Chicken, Tuna, and Egg Salad on a bed of lettuce

Choice of dressing: Ranch, Italian, Russian, Honey Mustard, Blue Cheese

2000 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 482-1954

Our award-winning casual Mexican restaurants bring traditional flavors in a modern, vibrant yet comfortable atmosphere. Since March 2003, our culinary team has offered creative and thoughtful dishes influenced by the regions of Oaxaca and Mexico city “El DF” alongside some family recipes from their home state like Puebla and Jalisco. Moles, Tlayudas, Chimichangas, Tacos al Pastor, and creative guacamoles made to order are at the center of the stage. Our cocktail list incorporates some trendy ingredients, relevant tequilas, and a very exciting Mezcal cocktail list.

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Lunch

Appetizer

White Bean & Chicken Chili
white beans | shredded chicken | crema suave | crispy corn tortilla strips | chopped cilantro

Entree

Sinaloa Camarones Zarandeados – charcoal blue Diamond marinated shrimp | white rice | homemade coleslaw
OR
Tortitas of Quinoa – quinoa | spinach | salsa verde | onions | cilantro | white rice | black beans

Dinner

Appetizer

Sweet Corn Empanadas- charred street corn | oaxaca cheese | chili piquin | salsa verde

Entree

Sinaloa Camarones Zarandeados – charcoal blue Diamond marinated shrimp | white rice | homemade coleslaw
OR
Tortitas of Quinoa – quinoa | spinach | salsa verde | onions | cilantro | white rice | black beans
OR
Jalisco Beef Birria Tacos (3) – braised shot rib | corn tortillas | mozzarella mix cheese | ancho red salsa | consome dip

Dessert

Ice Cream Sundae Taco – sweet hard shell | vanilla ice cream | chocolate chips | caramel sauce | Mexican candies | whipped cream

802 N Union St.
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 652-6780

Walter’s Steakhouse is synonymous with great beef in Wilmington and throughout the world. Serving the finest meat available guarantees the two things you want most in beef: flavor and tenderness. Walter’s, “the oldest steakhouse in Wilmington,” has been host to connoisseurs of excellent steaks, seafood, and spirits. Our Dinner Menu offers a wide array of selections, including prime rib and steaks, a classic chop house collection, seafood and poultry, and exquisite desserts.

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Dinner

Salad choices

Pomegranate and Green Apple salad
OR
Caesar salad  

Entree choices

Red wine Braised Short Rib with Citrus Gremolata, served over Maple and Sage mashed Sweet Potato
OR
Grilled New York Strip with Horseradish butter, garnished with Fried Leeks, served over Maple Sage mashed Sweet Potato
OR
Grilled Salmon topped with fresh Tomato, Corn and Cucumber Salsa.  

Dessert choices  

Creme Brulee
OR
Cheese Cake
OR
Brownie Sundae

1206 North Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 658-2537

The Washington Street Ale House opened in 1997, specializing in great food and handcrafted beers. With an extensive selection of local microbrews and over 24 beers on tap, the Ale House is the best place in the city to enjoy great drinks. Pair your favorite drink with our gastro pub inspired food for lunch or dinner! Washington Street Ale House is one of the newest members of the Big Fish Restaurant Group. The Big Fish Restaurant has grown to include numerous restaurants in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania and continues to grow. A unique blend of original, homemade recipes, must-have favorites and affordable prices have resulted in a dedicated following at all of our locations, which has earned numerous Best of Delaware awards over the years. The secret ingredient to our success is our commitment to providing fresh, great tasting dishes, unsurpassed hospitality and impeccable customer service in a casual and fun atmosphere. We only hire the best team players with a true passion for the hospitality industry.

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Lunch

Blackened Shrimp Caesar Salad – Traditional Caesar salad with a skewer of blackened shrimp
OR
Southwest Guacamole Burger – Pepper Jack cheese, pickled onions, chipotle aioli, guacamole

Dinner

Appetizer
Homemade Guacamole and Roasted Tomato Salsa- Served with fresh tortilla chips
OR
Spinach and Artichoke Dip- Served with toasted focaccia

Entrée:

Surf and Turf – Grilled Filet and Shrimp Skewer over herb roasted fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus, served with a roasted tomato compound butter
OR
Backyard BBQ Platter- 3 Baby Back ribs, marinated and grilled chicken breast, choice of two sides: Corn on the cob, Baked Beans, Potato Salad or Cole Slaw

Dessert

Banana Cream Cake
OR
Strawberry and Lemon Poundcake

900 N Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 400-7766

Enjoy a feel-good menu of New Orleans-style staples and favorites.

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Lunch

First Course

Frisee Salad: fresh source farms micro arugula, breakfast radish, toasted pistachio, roasted corn, torn cilantro, orange citronette
OR
Smoked Tomato Gazpacho: roasted carrot coulis, mozzarella, pickled cucumber, basil chiffonade, chili oil

Second Course

Smoked Salmon Bomber: Baguette, red onion, avocado, dill aioli
OR
Fried Green Tomato Po’Boy: Duke’s mayo, shredded lettuce, tomato 

Dinner

First Course

Frisee Salad: fresh source farms micro arugula, breakfast radish, toasted pistachio, roasted corn, torn cilantro, orange citronette
OR
Smoked Tomato Gazpacho: roasted carrot coulis, mozzarella, pickled cucumber, basil chiffonade, chili oil
OR
Fried Green Tomato Caprese Salad: fried green tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil

Second Course

Whole Grilled Snapper: Roasted Kennebec Potatoes, Sunflower Shoots, heirloom tomato, chimichurri
OR
Charred Eggplant Agrodolce: Grilled eggplant, agrodolce, roasted fennel, whipped goat cheese, pickled pomegranate seeds, fennel fronds

Third Course

Beignets: sweet crispy pastry, powdered sugar
OR
Wilma’s Ice Cream Sandwich: chocolate oatmeal ice cream cookies, fruity pebbles

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