Caprice Bistro

4.9
2555 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Starting Wednesday May 6th, 2020 we are offering curbside pickup for pre-orders placed via our online ordering system.

Open Wednesday thru Monday- Orders can be picked up between 4-8pm daily.

Limited daily availability. 

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2555 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good and service were fantastic! My only gripe would be that I had specifically requested a window seat either upstairs or down as it was my husbands birthday. When they seated us upstairs they put us in the middle of the room. When I noticed an empty table near the window I asked if we could sit there. They said no as it was reserved. No one ever sat there the entire time, 2+ hours so I was a bit annoyed. Still a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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melpel
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Caprice Bistro- great food, ambiance and lovely service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We have been fans since they had Patou in Charlotte. It’s always a pleasant dining experience and the food is spot on.

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RobertG
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the city

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NicholasDdudewithaplan12
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simple, yet very delicate and delicious menu for those who want to go to a simple, faster yet more upscale dining experience. Would absolutely recommend to a friend. Merci to the wonderful staff!

CJ
CarolineJ
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome per usual!

JM
vipJoeyM
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town. Always great food and service!

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CelesteS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing time here. This time I ordered the Petite Cochon pork tenderloin and I about fell out of my seat it was so delicious and tender. The half bottle of Sancerre was served at the perfect temperature. We had a great dinner.

The only gripe I have is that prior to the pandemic, they were open until 2am. Now a romantic dinner at midnight was so European, we loved it. They changed their hours and now close at 10pm. Tears…

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SalM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have always enjoyed having dinner at Caprice Bistro and this visit was no different.

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vipAllieP
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food, true ambiance, and excellent service!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Wilmington we make sure to eat at this wonderful restaurant.

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RobertM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable environment and wonderful food!!!

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vipJames
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a nice time—went on a Thursday evening for dinner. The food was delicious. The service was ok but not exemplary. The wait staff seemed very hurried and a little frazzled. Given the current job market, I suspect this issue is a result of being overworked and understaffed—so overall understandable. Our table was near a lounge area with sofas and chairs. This area was packed and the noise level was high.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers

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vipBobC
Wilmington
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!!

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thomasc
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there several times over 8 years always great

JM
vipJoanM
Wilmington
50 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This darling French Bistro is a gem in downtown Wilmington. The food & presentation is always flawless, and the service is always efficient and,the staff pleasant. Great find downtown.

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Whatservice
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful first experience at this delicious restaurant. Our server was welcoming but professional. The food was top notch. Served on hot plates! Will be back!!

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mimil
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great as expected. We enjoyed all . We highly recommend this restaurant

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DeniseA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Wilmington, NC! Authentic French and always excellent! Mushroom soup and Waterzooie are phenomenal!

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating here! The meal was delicious and drinks were a hit! Will be back.

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LinneaG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely outstanding - all the food we had was excellent. We will be back!

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TerryC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful, attentive, and courteous. Food was delicious and ambience wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful night with my two girls!

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DennisC
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff had our table ready and the server promptly took our initial drink order. She was attentive without being too intrusive. All the food was delicious except for the mussels which were nowhere near the Caprice Bistro standard. There was so much pepper in the sauce my wife had a very difficult time eating them and we both were severely disappointed in the experience. In addition, the menu has changed where there is no longer an option to order mussels without also getting fries. We didn’t want fries but we were forced to get them with our order, an obvious large price increase for no reason.

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Pattie
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprice Bistro never disappoints 😊

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SteveS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food especially the Escargot and lamb shank!

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BrianSchorr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A must visit venue in downtown Wilmington. Great spot for date night.

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robp
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently delicious. We have been eating there for years.

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ValM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine dining and friendly service… very pleasant dining experience!

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deec6
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great evening for husband’s birthday. French classics well done.

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SusanC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crepe was delicious as was the onion soup and Les Merons martini. The arugula salad of the day skimped on blue cheese morsels.

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CassieT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Devin was Fabulous, attentive and anticipated our every need!

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ElaineA
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening , great food, service and ambience. Always my fav in Wilmington particularly for French food.

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DeanD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food and dining experience in Wilmington. Consistently excellent. The duck is outstanding!

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Paul
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had the Duck Confit and beef bourguignon . Both were excellent. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad moved to Wilmington this summer. He and I try to do dinner together weekly or every other week, trying different restaurants. Caprice Bistro has been the very best so far. Brian was the best server we’ve had since beginning our dining excursions this summer. He was attentive without being intrusive and had excellent recommendations. The food and atmosphere was excellent. I had the house special (a seafood stew- Waterzooi?) it was amazing. My dad had the trout and loved it. We will be back soon.

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vipHmmm
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've enjoyed going to Caprice Bistro for the last several years. Typically, the food and service are excellent, though it seems the quality may be slipping a bit. My husband was disappointed in his steak-frites; the steak and the au poivre sauce were on the bland side, and the French fries were rubbery. I'd still give Caprice Bistro another chance... maybe in a couple months.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Went here after seeing and hearing a lot of great reviews. While overall the food was good, the ambiance/service was sub par. Bright, no music, pumping people in and out. Our server was fine, she just asked what we wanted each time she came to the table but overall wasn’t very helpful. It was a decent experience, nothing to write home about though.

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HappyEater
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Make sure to get the escargot and panche de charcuterie ;]

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Superb food! Ambience was consistent with a nice French restaurant.

FAQs

Caprice Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 815-0810.

Caprice Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 2555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.