Caprice Bistro

4.8
1822 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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.

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New York Area
94 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Caprice is one great restaurant and always provide excellent food. Fresh fish tonight and easy parking make it a downtown gem. Try it and see. We love Caprice and you will too.

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BK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared perfectly, not too heavily sauced, nothing over- or under-cooked and flavored beautifully. Our server, Michelle, was gracious and helpful! Not great for my elderly parents’ access - though they enjoyed it and will “brave” it again - but doable.

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DH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 4, had escargot, crepes Jardin (which 2 people shared) and pate. All were wonderful. Entrees were rabbit in a light creamy mustard sauce (wed's special), pork tenderloin, and 2 orders of beef bourgogne. All was served at a nice hot temperature, although the pork tenderloin could have been more pink., but nevertheless delicious. We sadly were too full dessert. Only 1 in our party had 2 glasses of the fine house wine. The bill for each couple was $62 and $82 without tip. We felt the quality was well worth the price. Service was excellent.

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MC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is charming and wonderful, the food is authentically French and delicious, and the value is better than most. I highly recommend it.

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SJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit. Even better than the first.
The profiteroles [3!] are wonderful. Easily shared with two friends.
The French version of the Caprese salad was so good.
I wish I could go every week, but I live 3 hrs. away.

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F
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's Wilmington on the Cape Fear; it could be Paris on the Seine

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OT
Poconos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Very disappointed in our waiter, who I've had now for the second time. Somewhat arrogant and never said thank you or goodbye after taking our money. I'll spare him the embarrassment of mentioning his name

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L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

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l
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every bite. The wine recommendations were great. It was our anniversary - very memorable!

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f
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date-night location especially on the second floor! Our server was very courteous and patient and the food was phenomenal.

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JW
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. Great specials. Know guests will walk away impressed!

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T
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding
Thank you for promoting the idea of great food and great service !

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Would make a meal out of the escargot..yum. salads are amazing. Entrees are all delicious
Can't go wrong! Enjoy

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F
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot - everything was excellent. Nice to have a good French spot fir dinner!

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N
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great meal. The lamb and fish were perfectly prepared. The waiter and server were terrific. The bread was outstanding. The only down side were the two people two tables over who thought everyone wanted to hear their self indulgent and boring conversation. It was not a fault of the dining room, but two loud mouths.

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have always loved this place but the past two times (within the last six months) we have been disappointed. First disappointment was changes to dishes we always ordered but not noted in the menu or "changed" at tableside; this time the menu reflected the changes so I didn't order the arugula salad, and the pasta dish lacked taste and was dry.

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s
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful and consistent in quality of food and service

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and the staff is very friendly and helpful in recommending dishes

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LW
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The escargot were to die for, and the waterzooi was the best I've ever had. We had a wonderful meal.

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RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good food in a comfortable atmosphere. Excellent and knowledgeable wait staff.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I got the chicken ballotine as an entree and the profiteroles for dessert......both amazing! Great presentation and packed full of flavor! I’d say it’s my favorite fancier restaurant to eat at downtown!

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w
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Recommend with reservations. Usually we are pleased with our experiences here . However, the two fish specials were not well seasoned and somewhat dry and bland. Over time , the wine list has gotten boring -- not a lot of thought and creativity for sure. With the right direction, the owners could present an interesting selection at a fair price. ( We were told the wine list had just been updated --ugh ) .

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LD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimpton is the best server EVER!

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WS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in visiting from out of town & brought local family & friends who had not yet been here. Reviews are accurate. Everyone loved their meals and service was very good. The locals plan to come back, and this restaurant is definitely going in our travel log to recommend to friends and visit again.

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AY
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and cozy. Definitely a place to go treat yourself if you're not only craving French food, but the intimacy and ambience of a bistro. Everyone working here was so pleasant and lovely. Excited to go back soon!

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and selection! One person in our party had a side dish of pasta which was cold. He asked the bus person to help him but was told, in a terse manner, not now too much food is coming out. However, our waitress handled it with aplomb. All in all a good experience. I got an appetizer and could not finish my entree. Portions are good.

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TG
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, atmosphere and evening with good friends.

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R
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Chef accommodated special requests and made us feel welcome. Portions were appropriate for both men and women. Service was attention and not overbearing.

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DH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guests from Virginia joined us for a suburb dinner - and drinks. Caprice is our favorite fine dining restaurant.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was superb and service excellent. Caprice Bistro remains our go-to for special occasions

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ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Caprice Bistro a couple days ago and loved it! The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. We have been looking for a place that we could consider "our place" and I think we have found it. Can't say enough good things about it.

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied and unique menu. The service was superb. I had the Tagine Spiced Lamb Shanks which was wonderful.

Highly recommended!

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went to Caprice Bistro on Sunday, April 28 to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was excellent! Great cheese plate, delicious entrees. The only negative was the person who ordered chicken liver pate asked for a couple of croutons to finish the plate, & was told there would be a additional charge! To me, that was very poor customer service. Also the courses were served too quickly--we felt rushed. It was a slow night customer wise. Service good be improved! Food was memorable!

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D
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First back in months. Not disappointed. As always, food was outstanding, service perfect, and Patricia (the owner ) recommended an excellent wine for our evening. Best night we have had in a long time

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Fabulous food and atmosphere. Cannot wait to dine here again!

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GM
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was quick despite a full house. We appreciated that because we had tickets to the Wilson Center for that night. Food was very good and the house wines are a very good value.

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OT
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caprice is my favorite restaurant in downtown Wilmington. It consistently meets high expectations. The staff is amazing as is the food!!!!

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RP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Caprice three times in the last month, two times with visitors and one time for a birthday celebration. Each visit was as best as the last. The mussels and frites are amazing. The service is always great and the specials almost always include a dish that someone at the table orders. Caprice is at the top of our list for quality of food, price point and service.

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic! It is by far the best restaurant in Wilmington. Was surprised when I moved here that they were the same proprietors of an excellent bistro in New York City that we had been to several times.
Excellent.

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e
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food!

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