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Caprice Bistro, Wilmington, NC
Caprice Bistro, Wilmington, NC
Caprice Bistro, Wilmington, NC
Caprice Bistro, Wilmington, NC
Caprice Bistro, Wilmington, NC

Caprice Bistro

4.8
4.8
3145 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Open Wednesday thru Monday. Online orders can be placed from our website. 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.”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Belgian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 815-0810
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Thierry Moity
  • Private party facilities
    No private event
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Water St.
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public garage deck
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 3,145 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

3,145 Reviews
  1. PVringoes

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance are great. Service was confused about getting us cocktails well after appetizers were done and wine was already delivered. Not our waiter’s fault but they should address bar help to get drinks out in a few minutes, not 15-20. Will still go back to try other things

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  2. AlisonO

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The French onion soup was the best my husband had ever tasted and my beef bourguignon was delicious. I would definitely come back again.

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  3. SteveM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation was a 5:00. Was seated immediately and waiter prompt and helpful. Overall a great experience.

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  4. PaulC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite. They seem to get everything right.

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  5. PhilipN

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I grew up in Wilmington but no longer live here. I still return at least once a year to enjoy the city. I had been walking by Caprice Bistro for years but had never eaten there until now. I must say that it probably was the best dinner I have experienced in Wilmington ever! The food, the flavor, the service! We loved everything about this restaurant. It had the feeling of one of those tiny little gems you find in New York that you want to go back to every time you’re in town. This will now be a must every time we come back to Wilmington.

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  6. LoveEatingOut

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clearly always the best meal ever whenever we come to the Bistro. The historical feel of the ambiance is very appreciated. Your guests will thank you for bringing them here.

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  7. IslandGirl

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful birthday dinner for me! I started with Crepe Caprice, which is a true thin, delicious crepe filled with a melty Gruyère cheese and I think some Brie, and a mushroom sauce. This just melts in your mouth. Then I had the special of the night, which was a pan-seared mahi topped with 5 large shrimp all in a white wine sauce with fresh garlic - simply sublime. A mashed potato mix of Yukon gold and sweet potato made an incredibly tasty side along with a fresh vegetable mix. Oh so delicious! And then I had the Floating Island for dessert, which I always love. It is a beautiful, light meringue, with a macaron cookie on the side swimming in a vanilla sauce with fresh mint leaves and strawberries. It is so light, airy and delicious! Caprice is simply one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. And I have traveled a lot! It is just wonderful French food. They take care to have the highest quality ingredients and to cook them in the traditional French way. They are simply the best!

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  8. Wayne

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There were four of us, and all of our meals were very good. I personnaly enjoy a salad with my meal and it was large and delicious. Probably splurged to much on the bottle of cabernet, but it was good as well.

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  9. BruceJ

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Escargot and crepe were delicious. The cassoulet was unusual certainly as it was a lamb shank. No other meat, no beans, etc. Just not a cassoulet. My pork chops "Normandy" (with apples) was a disappointment. I asked the server if there would be sufficient calvados to make it authentic and she said there would. There was not. I didn't taste anything except quite bland apples - the pork chop tasting like a pork chop. We've been here on many occasions and this is our first disappointment. Our server (Meakin) did a splendid job.

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  10. SharonM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the ribeye and mahi-mahi were perfect. Service was excellent. The drinks were very good

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  11. BodegaLamour

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service and good food. Reasonably priced for the experience.

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  12. BarbaraW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a go to when we want a special evening...food is consistently delicious and wine and cocktails are excellent.

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  13. FritzA

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious seafood. Mussels were large and perfectly cooked. Attentive waitstaff.

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  14. EvaM

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was so attentive and engaging. Katie was her name. Dinner was prepared impeccably with wonderful seasoning on both the ribeye and the grilled ceasar.

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  15. JohnT

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're local and we dine here frequently. Consistently excellent classic French food. Noise level low-moderate.

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  16. Chop

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We started with a rabbit sausage that was really different and good. We had the grilled Caesar with shrimp, muscles Provençal, French onion soup (our favorite) and a fresh flounder special including shrimp. All excellent. We than went upstairs to the vintage sofa bar for an after dinner drink. Great evening

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  17. ScottO

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience! Great service great food really nice atmosphere.

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  18. Leslie

    Wilmington

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect little French bistro right in the middle of downtown Wilmington. The service was excellent and the food cooked perfectly as ordered. Great place for couples!

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  19. barbaram

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upstairs table for two in quiet corner at 6pm Friday before filling up by 7 of larger groups. Service was perfect, professional, personal, helpful. Only flaw was my lamb shank seemed to have been o er poked, possibly warmed up for dinner after being cooked earlier. Chocolate mouse perfect finish to dinners. Salad special was also especially good.

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  20. Paulw

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. We requested our favorite table upstairs and were not disappointed…

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  21. LindaC

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a wedding Anniversary. Great Window seat. We actually ate our meal in one hour+. Relaxing timing of the meal. We like this restaurant but never find the occasion. This was it. The waitress came out with a candle on our Crème Brule. Beautiful cocktail and delicious wine. We even found a parking spot in front of the restaurant. Perfect.

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  22. KathyO

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were excellent! I would recommend this place to everyone.

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  23. ScottD

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We make reservations for Caprice Bistro with the confidence that we will have an outstanding time. This played true with our recent visit.

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  24. Oenophile

    Wilmington

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Classic French Bistro fare by the Riverwalk. Staff is very friendly and communicates well with customers around timing, menu selections and allergens. The frog legs were the best we have ever had - perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. The grilled romaine salad with fried shrimp was a great starter. The Carolina trout was nicely moist yet appropriately crispy. The Waterzooi has a large amount of well cooked seafood in a decadent herb/cream broth. Nice selection of wines at reasonable prices. Try a fun cocktail that stays true to the French Bistro motif.

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  25. ElizabethG

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food beautifully prepared! Thank you Caprice!

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  26. craigm

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good as always. Thank you for getting us in early.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started with the escargot special in Roquefort sauce that we soaked up with crusty bread and the endive salad. We both had the Waterzooi house special. Topped off a delicious meal with a shared pistachio crème brûlée and pistachio cordial. Service was excellent, and the food was a gastronomic treat!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and presentation. Ambiance. Divine.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like everything about Caprice Bistro! Great Frenchy and Belgian food. Not too rich if that’s your concern. Trout almond was great. Waterzooi and Boeuf Bourgunion are always good.

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  30. ArleneW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food and service. We will be back again and again

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  31. Elly

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Wilmington spot. Great food, great services, great ambiance

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  32. BrianH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal and dessert was exquisite! The waitress was polite, timely, and explained all food options very well.

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  33. Cindy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great in every aspect. Will be on my list of favorite restaurants!

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  34. robp

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Caprice since they opened. It is probably the only restaurant in town that is always consistently delicious.

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  35. davidm

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, very good location, outstanding service and very good food.

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  36. KirkJ

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 41st anniversary and decide on Caprice Bistro. Great restaurant, great food and staff, well paced.

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  37. RitaG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely loved this dining experience. It's probably the most intimate and romantic restaurants in all of Wilmington.

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  38. GinniD

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Wilmington! Food, decor, and service are excellent.

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  39. Sid44

    Raleigh

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grilled salad and mussels are the best. Seating upstairs is preferred. Good food and very reasonably priced.

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  40. PatrickD

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Well, though we have been customers of this quaint restaurant many times over the last years, my wife and I dined at Caprice last week and left disappointed. On a positive note, the service (Sheena) was attentive and pleasant, the restaurant was not crowded and the noise volume was pleasantly low. The appetizers were solid (Rabbit Sausage & Salad w/ Arugula with Pear slices and Blue Cheese crumbles). Sadly, the Entrees were a swing and a miss. My wife ordered the Salmon au Vert and I ordered the Steak Frites. The Salmon showed up on a plate that was stupidly hot. The texture of the fish was ... hard for lack of a better explanation and the fish has been noticeably over salted. Unpleasant. My wife, only later, admitted that she only ate it so I did not notice and run a evening out. My Steak showed up several minutes after my wife's meal, without the frites. For whatever reason, it would seen the kitchen simply forgot about the other half of the meal, our server notices the oversight and, about 5 minutes later they showed up. As for the steak itself, it was on the very low end of how thin a steak one might hope for (and I get that steaks in a bistro are not typically very thick) and had a mealy texture to it. The sauce (in this case, an au poivre) seemed weak in flavor ... perhaps it could have used a bit more in the green pepper/cognac/butter. Either way, it is always disappointing when you are served a dinned that you know you can do better than the restaurant and at less than half the price. We were so let down that we simply skipped the desert and went about our evening. Again, had good meals there in the past and the staff was pleasant, but the dinner was nothing to celibate.. especially when dinner with tip was $170 for two. We will think twice before going back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Caprice Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caprice Bistro

10 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Water St.
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Belgian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public garage deck
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thierry Moity
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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