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Caprice Bistro

4.8
1385 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Thierry and Patricia Moity were previous owners of Patou Bistro in Charlotte, NC and Cafe de Bruxelles in New York City.

Delight in Chef Thierry Moity's traditional French cuisine. Chef Moity, who has been cooking since age 13 in some of the finest French restaurants in Europe and New York City. The French cuisine is influenced by a combination of traditions-Patricia comes from the northern part of France near the Belgium border, while Thierry's origins are deeply rooted in the central provinces of the country.

According to Chef Moity, the food is served fast paced and in generous portions." I want everyone to feel welcome in my restaurant". We are working against the stereotype that French food must be intimidating and expensive.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Belgian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: sunday tru thursday: 5pm to 10pm.
Friday-Saturday: 5pm to 11 pm.
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Phone number
(910) 815-0810
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thierry Moity
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Water St.
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Parking details
Street parking and public garage deck
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful fool very French, duck melting in your mouth. Grilled Trout had a great sauce, light but super yummy. Big portions, excellent prices. Very good location.

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DarrellJ 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was our second year going here for our anniversary and was blown away again with the service and the food. Highly recommend this restaurant! We will be back each time we are in Wilmington.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is excellent, staff is attentive and even the bread is excellent.

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JamesR (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went on Feb 15 to celebrate Valentines Day because it was booked full on the 14th. We had a lovely and delicious dinner once again. Caprice serves upscale cuisine that is reasonably priced and always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Exceptional food in a charming atmosphere. One of the best restaurants, consistently, that we ever had the pleasure to enjoy. All the offerings represent the best of French cuisine but lean toward comfort food in terms of character. There are many good restaurants in the area, but it will be hard too not choose Caprice Bistro the next time we dine out.

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SENC (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

As always, fantastic food and service. Definitely one the best restaraunts in Wilmington.

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DoctorDoctor (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great river from our romantic corner table upstairs. Great bar upstairs. Our server Jack was top-notch as was the entire staff that assisted. I had an unreal mushroom soup and delicious crepes. My wife's entree was delightful as well. Everything was perfect!

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Gloria (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and service. It was our first visit. We will be back.

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MickT (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife loves variety. She ordered five appetizers. The maitre d was kind enough to pull the neighboring table over to accommodate them all at once for her preferred buffet style meal. Pork cheeks, salmon patte, rabbit sausage, onion soup, and escargot were perfectly prepared. I ordered the fish special which was swordfish; flavorful and tender. The bartender prepared our martinis as asked and the bottle of wine was kept chilled at the bar. Our waiter kept our glasses full of both water and wine. Chocolate mousse dessert; three, two serving scoops of white, milk and dark served with mint leaves and powdered sugar was the perfect ending. A splendid, romantic evening at a second floor window table.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

It was a bit noisy when we first arrived but settled down after the first wave of diners left for the symphony. Food was excellent as well as service. Prices were very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Everyone commented that their meals were delicious. It was the first time for our friends and they will be back. The mussels we're outstanding, as always. The service was excellent. We were seated exactly where I requested.

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Jacksorbetter (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a really nice experience . We were coming in from out of town to attend a concert , were running late . I called to let them know, and was assured there would be no problem . Told our waiter when we arrived that we were on a tight deadline to make the concert. We were amazed at how quickly and efficiently he served us. Made it so much more pleasant to eat a finely prepared and delicious meal without feeling like we had to gag it down in minutes. A truly exceptional performance by the obviously well trained and performance driven staff of a venue with nice ambiance ( I recommend the second floor) and great food.

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RobinR (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Caprice Bistro- excellent food, service and ambience! We had the house specialty Waterzooi and mussels. Excellent wine choices and Creme Brûlée as good as we have had anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service and food. French is our favorite and Caprice hits it on the head. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I took a date to Caprice Bristo for dinner. It was the first time either one of us had been there. The waitstaff service and food were excellent! I had the Duck and my date had the Swordfish. We also had an appetizer which included pate'. We were both impressed and agreed it is worth visiting again.

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reedit (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been to Caprice Bistro many times since we moved to Wilmington in 2012. Always have great service, they have a wonderful wine menu and the food is delicious. Never had a disappointing meal. Ambiance is really nice and super comfy chairs and couches especially up upstairs. Prices are moderate and they have different specials every night like rabbit on Wednesdays, half price bottles of wine on Sundays and so much more. Always rated at the top on Trip Advisor and its no surprise at all. Bon Appetite......

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Outstanding (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Not only did we have the best seats in the house (table for two at the window in front) but found a new restaurant we fell in love with! There wasn't one item on the extensive menu we didn't want to try. And will. Each mouth full left an expression on our faces that almost described the unbelievable tastes exuding from the elegantly prepared cuisine. Portions are generous , staff attentive and keen on professional service and , by all means, leave room for dessert.
Make a reservation....you'll be glad you did!

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out4eats (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Always welcoming and cozy--food consistently reliable and authentic.

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Spenny (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, wonderful food...the Waterzooi is unbeatable! Nice wine choices, pleasant and knowledgeable waiter. I'll be back as soon as I can!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always consistent!

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vipAndy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Another fine meal..

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vipMidatlantic (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Although the triggerfish preparation was odd (squash, turnips, and orzo), the fish was good. Carrot soup also good. Excellent, efficient service as always. This is a well-run business.

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DrCP (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We always dine here when in Wilmington and it never disappoints. Food is excellent, service wonderful and reasonable prices for the type of cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

What a wonderful meal. Tomato Tartin and sausage special we’re delicious. The entree selections made it hard to select. We had the trout and lamb shank which were perfectly prepared. Service was very professional and subtle - thank you Katie! Highly recommend.

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Paul (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

My birthday dining experience was just what I hoped for.

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vipHank (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Thierry is the chef and Patricia is your host at this gem of a restaurant in downtown Wilmington NC. Excellent food and beverage choices at fair prices. You can expect a great meal in a cozy atmosphere. Go and enjoy the quality. Don't forget to try different dishes including the daily specials.

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Chip (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a great evening at aprice Bistro. We've been many times and it's our favorite since we moved here 5 years ago. Thanks to Pat for giving us our favorite table and making us feel at home, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner very much, and the service was excellent.

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Elaine (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

We always enjoy Caprice. It is a gem! It is our go to place for out of town guests. It shows off the best of Wilmington. Caprice never disappoints. Delicious food and super wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun atmosphere. Very good food. Friendly and helpful staff. A unique place in Wilmington, NC right in the middle of downtown.

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