Amazing Lamb cutlets. On the
Amazing Lamb cutlets. On the menus as Lamb Lollypops. A must for anyone eating there!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to have a nice dinner in downtown Wilmington. Fantastic old building. Great service. Decent wine selection. It is a little pricy. If you go whole hog (appetizer, salad, entree, bottle of wine and dessert) then prepare for a ~$200 bill at the end (3 - 4 people).
Yelp has this place listed as casual attire which was surprising to me. I would classify this place as hipster casual. Blue jeans with a jacket kind of place. Dress up if you want. Show up in shorts if you must.
If you are use to high end steak houses then I would recommend getting something else. The filet mignon was cook perfectly but was very small. For $30 bucks I would have expected it to be larger and more seasoned. Still, I would highly recommen
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambiance, good selection
Nice ambiance, good selection of entrees, excellent service, pleasant experiance.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second trip to Aubriana's
Our second trip to Aubriana's in 2 months and am looking forward to another evening of dining there.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. With a group of 4 we all had different appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Sampled them all and everything was excellent. The Lamp lollipops and the filet were exceptional. The chicken and the short ribs were great as well. All of the desserts were unique, tasted great and had a great presentation.
The service was not bad but a little lacking that is the only reason I did not rate this experience 5 stars.
Will deffinately go to Aubriana's again!!!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
While I was satisfied with my portion of food, my husband needed more. His filet was tiny, and the sides of potatoes and asparagus were minimal. We shared bread and two apps, but my man was not satisfied when we left.
Our server, an older gentleman named Hank, was good, but we waited entirely too long for fresh drinks. I would be more forgiving of this had I not watched him bus a table then reset it very slowly while I waited with an empty glass. Two actually, my cocktail and my water glasses. He was nice, but I expect much better service in a finer dining establishment.
On a more positive note, we loved the lambchop lollipops! Be sure not to miss out on them!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My prom date and I attended with another couple and we had the best food we've ever tasted! The service was great and the food was put of this world. Will definitely be going back for any special occasion! My new favorite restaurant!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had reviewed the menu ahead of going to Aubriana's...and expected a very nice dinner. However, the experience exceeded our expectations. Our service was excellent...and the food was creative and well executed. We travel and eat out a lot...and are not often as impressed as we were with this experience. We chose to eat outside, and were fortunate to have great weather to enjoy. The outdoor tables and chairs are casual (the interior of the restaurant is more upscale), but the food was anything but casual.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
"Nice ambiance and good food"
Hank was our waiter and is an asset to this establishment ; the service was excellent. Our party of four ordered steaks and chops and were served perfectly done, no complaints. The restaurant is airy and ecclectic and I will definitely return again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey but good
I still can't get over $26 chicken no matter who raised it but that's another story. Surprised that both smoking and dogs were allowed on patio dining; that definately took away from the entire experience. Their shrimp & grits special was as good as it gets. Very good service; Morgan was a sweetheart. $20 corkage fee was about right.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
mother's day brunch
I want to tell you about my best Mother's Day Bruch ever!! The items on the menu were so delicious!!! My only complaint is that they only have brunch on Mother's and Father's day. WE LOVE AUBRIANNAS.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very delicious and local food
The food was very good to excellent. The shrimp & crab corn chowder was the best I've ever had, & the spinach salad was perfect. The food is mostly obtained locally & of very high quality. I thought the roasted chicken was delicious. The side mac 'n cheese with cauliflower was a miss - rather bland. Good wine list. Very small beer selection. Our server was excellent. We sat inside. The noise level (loud music) would be a problem for more than 2 people trying to converse. I think the restaurant could lower the volume without losing whatever background effect they're trying to create. The outdoor patio would be nice to try if the weather and bugs aren't a problem.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service and atmosphere.
The foie gras was perfect. The apple chutney was the perfect accompaniment to the it. The Lamb Chop "lollipops" were so tender and full of flavor my wife wanted to order more and skip her entree. But the Rainbow Trout made her glad she did not make that change. The duck confit has a great flavor profile - pureed wsweet potatoes, garlicky brussel sprount and two thigh and legs of duck. My wife's sister had the lump crab/lobster cakes and was blown away. Her first time eating either Blue Crab or cold water lobster and she was impressed. Desserts were great and change daily/weekly.
Relax outside with a great bottle of wine and an amazing meal. We will be back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
top-tier downtown dining
Aubriana's has been around a while, which is no mean feat in the downtown restaurant game . But with the closing of Marc's on Market, his sous chef (and really in many ways co-chef) Tyson Amick is now he's Aubriana's Exec Chef, and that's a wonderful thing. The ambiance is what you want downtown--exposed brick, high ceilings,dim lighting,patio dining available--and the food is reminiscent of Marc's--fresh, seasonal ingredients, local sourcing, straightforward flavors in creative but not outlandish combinations, a wine list with some thought put into it, nice desserts with a good selection of your favorite after-dinner sip. Especially considering the recent closing of Deluxe, Aubriana's is a necessity down there.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, great ambience and spectacular service. Will definitely be going again!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Aubriana's is always a wonder treat and is truely one of Wilmington's downtown treats for dining. The menu is varied, fresh and uses local producers. I love that Aubriana's is growing and using their own herbs and hope they expand on that theme as much as possible. Wonderful dining whether you are one or a group of six; it is a treat and the service is excellent.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience. From the food to the service it could not have been better! Everything was 5 star. I would recommend to anyone who wants to have a fabulous meal in a cozy yet vibrant environment. From romantic to friends on a night out simply wonderful!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find for a weekend away!
We were visiting Wilmington and Wrightsville for the weekend and scoped out a good place for dinner. So happy we found Aubriana's. If we lived locally, we'd be frequent customers, but we'll definitely be back next time we're out for a weekend jaunt.
Great local food specials and excellent service!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lamb is always very good and was again this evening, the crab cake was described as a 'best meal ever', and three filet's were ordered three different levels of doneness, and all three were right on the money. The well done orderer was skeptical when the steak came out and it wasn't butterflyed, but was pleasantly surprised. Excellent wine choices. The only issue was iced tea. It was sent back and a 'fresh brew' was delievered but it ws only marginally better. The tea drinkers surmised that whoever was making the tea wasn't a tea drinker and didnt know any better. We have dined at Aubriana's severla times and we are always pleased.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose this restaurant for
I chose this restaurant for a nice dinner with my wife during our first visit to Wilmington. We had appetizers, entrees, and dessert. I thought the portions were very generous on both appetizers and entrees. Dessert was very good but disappointingly small. Service was very good.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Anniversary Place
Service was excellent, food fantastic and ambiance romantic ... a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience.
Excellent dining experience. Had not been to Wilmington in several years and this restaurant was recommended by a friend.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time dining at Aubriana's. It was our first time there. We started with the PB&J foie gras, which was the best part of our meal. For entrees, we had the filet mignon and scallops, both of which were delicious. The atmosphere was great; we sat at a table in the window so that we could people-watch while dining. I can't wait to go back!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Aubriana's
Good place for that special occasion dinner. We went for our anniversary and had a great experience. Food is very good and the service we got from the wait staff was even better. A little pricey which is why I would mark this as a place for special occasions, but you'll have a good experience in the end.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night resturant
Great place for for a date. Window seating on front st with great ambience.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an absolutely incredible choice for the meal to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Having never been to Abriana's before we took a chance on its being special, and were we ever pleased with what we found! :) The food was exceptional--my wife chose the filet; I, the crab/lobster cakes--each presented so beautifully. The waitperson was amazingly attentive- very helpful in guiding our menu selection. Sitting at a table that overlooked Front Street was perfect- a great conversation starter as we looked at the variety of folks passing by in this wonderful city of ours. We could not have chosen a better place for this special occasion. Congratulations to the owner, chef, and waitstaff for making our anniversary so memorable.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience. Food was delicious! Service was Excellent..... Morgan knew the menu, knew the food, made excellent recommendations, not just based on price, and she was very attentive. The ambience was quite nice. We look forward to returning!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went early on a Friday evening before seeing a play. We were seated promptly, our waitress was attentive, and the menu offerings were interesting. We chose a mixed green salad and a spinach salad. Both were very good with some unique touches. Our entrees of filet mignon and crab/lobster cake were also very good with the filet fork tender and cooked as ordered. All in all a very good first experience that would have us recommend this restaurant with the caveat that it is on the expensive side at over $100 for 2 salads, 2 entrees. and 1 glass of wine.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed our meal
The food was very good, service was very good. We will visit again for a special occasion,but probably not routinely.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My hubby and I were out for the first time since our son was born for our fifth wedding anniversary and we wanted to have a great time. Aubrianna's, like always, didn't disappoint. My steak and my husband's salmon were cooked perfectly. Our cocktails were delicious. Our server, Hank, didn't know how special our day was, but it didn't matter because he treated us like he did.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire dining experience
The entire dining experience was perfect. Excellent menu choices from fish, poultry, beef, pork and lamb. Each dish is unique in its preparation. Excellent presentation. Great wine choices and specialty drinks - try the one with pear and champagne. Service was terrific.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining in Wilmington
Outstanding food & service. Extremely talented & creative chef.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the best food, service, and atmosphere in a week of dining in Durham and Wilmington. Will definitely go again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food was outstandin
The service and food was outstanding! There was something on the menu to excite and reward even the most discriminating diner. I would seriously recommend reservation for many came and left for not having one! The dining experience was a great start to a fun night in Wilmington!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
fine diining downtown
cozy, attractive older building space with sensitive restoration and nicely appointed - service was excellent with knowledgeable and attentive server - beautiful and creatively plated dishes with very good food - wine list could use more choices by the glass - prices very much on the high end for downtown
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, a wonderful meal
As usual, a wonderful meal at Aubriana's - had the scallops which were succulant, tender, and delicious. Made sure we .were.served within a tight time frame due to our early theater tickets. Great ambience, great service and outstanding food.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of downtown's best
We have eaten at Aubriana's several times over the years, usually for special occasions. The food is always the main attraction, and it shined once again. The seasonal menu is creative and well-balanced, with more to choose from than other fine dining establishments in the area. We couldn't decide what to get for each course! Meat-lovers and seafood-lovers can each enjoy an unforgettable meal. The building's structure offers a look into the past, and the beer/wine/spirit selection is varied, yet appropriate. Aubriana's should definitely be on the short list of upscale places to eat downtown.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small but great ambience. I recommend sitting in the side room- less noisy and very cozy. Can't go wrong with fish and/or specials. Descent wine list. One of my favorites in downtown Wilmington!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sweet and small but huge in flavor and deliciousness! Wonderful warm service with great recommendations. We were celebrating our daughters 25th birthday and look forward to going again when company comes to town.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
What dining out should be
Our party of four had a wonderful meal. It was restaurant week. Three people had the different restaurant week offerings and one ordered from the regular menu. The waiter was top notch, professional yet friendly. One of the owners was circulating the room, talking to each table. Everyone enjoyed their meals and left presently sated.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & ambiance were good & wait staff was fanstastic.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything a restaurant should be. Staff remembers you, owner is present. Ambiance is in the air
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Ambiance and food!
We love to dine in Wlmington restuarants and are always looking for new places to try. It was my wife's birthday and we wanted to try someplace new and special. This is our new favorite! Has all the ingredients, itimate atmosphere, attentive service, ecclectic, menu with delicious results. It was a wonderful experience. We can't wait to return.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazingly talented and creative
Amazingly talented and creative chef! This is the best restaurant in Wilmington.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure"!
One of Wilmington's finest! Food is exceptional, service is excellent!! Don't miss the lamb chop lollipop-pops and duck confit.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am from out of town but frequent the Wilmington area on business. This is my new "go to" spot. The food is fantastic and the service was outstanding!!! Try the duck and the salmon!!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date night with KATNESS
Special date night dining occasion on a Friday night. Superb meal, great ambiance, low noise level for comfortable romantic conversation. The heavenly aroma from the kitchen made the evening!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food. OK experience.
The food was incredible. I highly recommend it if that is all you are looking for. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable, though we thought he might have been new. That did not detract from the experience, though. The wine list was more than sufficient, however, and overall our experience was great. We went for my wife's birthday, and we would have liked a little more of a private atmosphere, being that the tables were all in one open room, but it was still very nice.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Dish of My Life
I usually do not leave reviews, but I feel that I just can't pass it up this time. The real showstopper for the evening was my scallops. Scallops are one of those things that you can get everywhere, but you end up getting it everywhere! Hands down, without a doubt, the best scallop dish I have ever eaten, and the best overall dish I have ever had. It was served on top of apple stuffed french toast! I would have never guessed, and I am not a guy with a sweet tooth, but this dish BLEW. ME. AWAY. A death row meal.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aubriana's is a special place for creating special memories. The food is divine, the service superb and a lovely spot to savor. I have celebrated two birthdays there in the last three months and it brings a smile to my face.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM