Caprice Bistro

4.8
1733 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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MM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Love the ambience. Favorite place to go!

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PA
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations ahead. Table was ready. Enjoyed our appetizers of escargot and pate. My main dish was Waterzooie, a delicious creamed seafood dish. My husband ordered the trigger fish with shrimp and it was wonderful. Waiter were fantastic and very attentive. Great place always a pleasure to eat there.

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SU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

This was for a special Anniversary Dinner. As a French speaking couple, I was disappointed no one spoke French. Importantly, the food was mediocre. Enjoyed the escargot but by the time the toast arrived, it was cold. A great DISSAPOINTMENT! Would not return.

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d
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place for a special occasion. Very good food and the desserts are delicious!

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MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, perfect ambiance! Love it!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service!
Cocktails were top notch as well..
Half price bottle wine menu on Sundays.. Great selection!
It’s a must when in Wilmington!

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d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was our anniversary and we requested a table upstairs. When we arrived they told us they had no tables. The tables downstairs are very close together and it was very loud, so not the ambiance we were expecting. The food was very good. Amazing mussels and the profiteroles for dessert were the best we’ve had.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was an off night for Caprice. The meli melo salad was not like it usually is and did not have dressing on it. The mussels were good but there was barely any broth and not as many mussels in the large order, as there usually is.

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KW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was super nice and gave us great recommendations. Everything from our wine selection to the leek and caramelized onion tart to the mussels to the fresh tilefish was phenomenal. We will definitely be back!

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j
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem. Food and service are both fantastic. This is not your ubiquitous "shrimp basket" restaurant of Wilmington. I willingly drive from Southport for the experience.

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JT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious. Our server was attentive except we ran out of bread before our appetizer came and didn't get any more until our entrees. Loved the atmosphere. A great place for a our family celebration of a new job and a birthday.

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LP
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caprice has long been one of my favorite stops in Wilmington NC. They have an understanding of what a French Bistro is and their menu and wine list reflect it. The appetizers are wonderful, the entrees are varied and flavorful and the wine list is small but loaded with gems. Best bread in town as well. The staff is knowledgeable and can point you to longtime favorites or new items that are attracting attention. A wonderful place to have dinner with friends. You can actually have a conversation without shouting as well. A lovely experience!

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Just be prepared to drop a C note for 2

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FD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent food top notch
The only problem was that the seating at the wall was to close, unable to have a private conversation.
Trouble getting in and out at the table

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WA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Saturday evening as a group of 4. We each ordered a different dish and every one was excellent. Good food, good wine, excellent service and a cheerful atmosphere, with a shared piece of chocolate cake for dessert made for a great evening.

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CG
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Some of the dishes are large I'm portion size so choose wisely or you'll fill up quickly. The only drawback in my opinion is that the tables are so close together you're practically sitting up against other patrons and because of such, the noise level is high and conversations carry across tables. Still, the food is worth the minor inconvenience of the close tables.

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W
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner...

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OT
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very special evening. It was Friday and very crowded and noisy. I guess that was OK since it created a fun atmosphere. Tables were very close together which I guess was OK since we chatted about the food with our neighbors and described a French 75. Service was great and well paced and food was great. We both had fish and was well cooked and well presented. Just wish we could have had a quiet spot in the corner. Oh well

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j
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

yes in fact I already have.....wonderful fr bistro food and the floating islands for dessert were superb/
haven't had that dessert since 2000 in NYC

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RH
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to Caprise Bistro. Excellent all around.

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MI
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Best restaurant in Wilmington NC - bar none! A+++++++++

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dine at Caprice on our Anniversary the last 3 years we always love the food and the experience

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S
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my "go-to"restaurants in Wilmington. It is consistently good , and the price point for the cuisine and wine is very reasonable. Never had a disappointing meal here. By the way, the upper and lower levels of the restaurant offer two very different atmospheres. The main level is very bistro, complete with white table cloths, flower arrangements and tin ceiling. Very nice. The upper level features a small bar at the top of the stairs and casual seating inside the dining area. A few tables are arranged in the front near the windows for a cozy/intimate dining experience. Try both (cuisine is the same on either level). If you are a mussels fan, they serve the best PEI mussels ever offered in 2 sizes ( the small is huge - the large is fit for sharing) and 3 preparations - all excellent. Their other dishes range from fresh fish preparations to lamb shank. Save room for desserts!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant atmosphere was cozy and warm. Servers were helpful and attentive. Food was very good with enough variety for any palette.

Tables were close, but noise was never an issue. In fact, we exchanged food reviews and recommendations among the tables. It was pleasant and reminded me of many Parisian restaurant experiences.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent.

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OK
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined in NYC's French restaurants as well as many in Paris. This measures up to them all. The menu is very very French and the ambiance can lead one to believe they are in France. Food is top of the line. We keep coming back for more. When you go, try the Pig's Checks.

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BE
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was of the usual high standard. The mussels were exceptional. The server named Katie was very good. The Cappuccino could have been hotter.

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GK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always been a customer for years. A pleasure to take friends and family

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OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect

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EJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a fantastic restaurant. It is a great place to do have a nice romantic dinner.

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NJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my second time to this lovely restaurant with great atmosphere, fantastic food and great value. The service was just okay, but did not spoil the fantastic meal.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance! Service was a little off.

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CJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was good. I had the Wayertooi which I enjoyed. Service was great and drinks were very good. Food was good but I think a little overpriced.

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DL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 4 on February 16, 2019 and had a wonderful experience! We had eaten there in the past but our friends had not and they loved it! The food was over the top and Jessica took very good care of us. we will eat there again!

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M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful place to have a delicious meal with you significant other.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best french restaurant in Wilmington. Mussels are fantastic well worth a visit .

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L
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always dinner was excellent along with the service and atmosphere. Caprice is our favorite and never disappoints.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food. Highly recommend. Happy Valentine’s!!

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WE
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable pre-Valentine's dinner at Caprice. Steak Frites were good - although the medium rare steak was more like a medium steak. Dessert was delicious.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service & so pleased to meet owner who greeted us.

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