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Deep Blue Bar and Grill

111 W 11Th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Ranked #23 of 473 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: between Orange & Tatnall
Description: Deep Blue, a contemporary American fish house specializes in creative preparations of shockingly fresh fish. Not strictly seafood, the menu also features excellent steaks and vegetarian options as well. The raw bar features exotic oysters from around the world. General Manager John Narvaez sets a sophisticated, welcoming tone for Deep Blue with friendly service and a nationally recognized wine list.
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76% Recommend
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Arrived mid day on a Thursday for celebration of major life event. Only other patrons were leaving. Waitress quick to assist us initially & throughout our stay. Kitchen had just closed but we were told we could order anything off lunch menu. 2 of 5 of us ordered food (salad & a burger) which were served quickly; both meals were... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great place to have small office party, business dinners, socialize with friends. The price is high, but service and food was wonderful. I ordered the Surf N Turf - delicious! The blue cheese palenta was tasty, but I couldn't finish my plate. The cinnamon cheesecake was good. My favorite dessert was the raspberry sorbet, and the walnut pear tart.

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Wilmington, Delaware
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Dan Butler's food is reliably excellent in all his restaurants, and perhaps especially at this seafood focused venue. It's also convenient to anything you might be doing in downtown Wilmington in the evening - DuPont Theater, The Grand, Jazz Festival, etc. Try it, you'll like it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

On the pricy side, Deep Blue is the best table we have tried downtown. The bar as you enter is welcoming and always busy. The dining room is spacious has quite a few tables but does not feel crowded. Food is delicious, the tuna poke in their smalldish list is just amazing (tuna, avocado on a wasabi jelly).

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We went to this place before a comedy show in downtown Wilmington. the apps were amazing, but the entree of crab cakes were a joke. Expensive for Mrs Pauls type crab cakes. Kind of a shame as this place had a crap load of hype, but seriously avoid the crab cakes. The cost was $175 with tip for 2 people.

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Wilmington, DE
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120 reviews 120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It had been a few years since my wife and I last visited Deep Blue. We made reservations for a Saturday night but didn't need them. (Although it does get crowded when there is a show in town.) We each had a drink - she a glass of red wine and me a martini. She started with the spinach salad... More

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Staying one night at the nearby Sheraton and ventured out to eat and lucked into Deep Blue. Walked in at 6:30 and the bar area was full and quite lively with the after work crowd. I tried an Alaskan king crab leg tempura appetizer and salad that was both very interesting and delicious. For my main course, I had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Deep Blue remains my favorite in Wilmington, Delaware, even after twelve years of dining here. It is an easy walk from the Hotel DuPont, serves terrific cocktails and seafood that is creatively and flavorfully prepared. Keep your ears open around the bar and you might hear tales of one of the big corporate mergers gone awry being litigated in Delaware's... More

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Laurel, Delaware
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have traveled extensively, and we both agreed that our lunch a week ago at Deep Blue was one of the best meals we have had anywhere ever. For appetizer and entree, I had 2 items that were specials: chilled gazpacho, and then a piece of fresh fish, broiled to perfection, served on a bed of Asian... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I am going to put this as simply as I can. One of the best meals I have ever had. The Halibut is amazing. The chef that has been here for the past four months would be making 250k in New York. Everything I have eaten is so thoughtfully prepared...In other words run don't walk here. Aboslutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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