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About Caprice Bistro

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.

10 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Belgian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: sunday tru thursday: 5pm to 10pm.
Friday-Saturday: 5pm to 11 pm.

Cross Street:
Water St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 815-0810

Website:
http://capricebistro.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and public garage deck

Executive Chef:
Thierry Moity

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Caprice Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (51)
Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Authentic (37)
Cozy (32)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Local Ingredients (15)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Business Meals (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Fun (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Waterfront (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We went on Feb 15 to celebrate Valentines Day because it was booked full on the 14th. We had a lovely and delicious dinner once again. Caprice serves upscale cuisine that is reasonably priced and always delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional food in a charming atmosphere. One of the best restaurants, consistently, that we ever had the pleasure to enjoy. All the offerings represent the best of French cuisine but lean toward comfort food in terms of character. There are many good restaurants in the area, but it will be hard too not choose Caprice Bistro the next time we dine out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, fantastic food and service. Definitely one the best restaraunts in Wilmington.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great river from our romantic corner table upstairs. Great bar upstairs. Our server Jack was top-notch as was the entire staff that assisted. I had an unreal mushroom soup and delicious crepes. My wife's entree was delightful as well. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. It was our first visit. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife loves variety. She ordered five appetizers. The maitre d was kind enough to pull the neighboring table over to accommodate them all at once for her preferred buffet style meal. Pork cheeks, salmon patte, rabbit sausage, onion soup, and escargot were perfectly prepared. I ordered the fish special which was swordfish; flavorful and tender. The bartender prepared our martinis as asked and the bottle of wine was kept chilled at the bar. Our waiter kept our glasses full of both water and wine. Chocolate mousse dessert; three, two serving scoops of white, milk and dark served with mint leaves and powdered sugar was the perfect ending. A splendid, romantic evening at a second floor window table.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was a bit noisy when we first arrived but settled down after the first wave of diners left for the symphony. Food was excellent as well as service. Prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Everyone commented that their meals were delicious. It was the first time for our friends and they will be back. The mussels we're outstanding, as always. The service was excellent. We were seated exactly where I requested.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a really nice experience . We were coming in from out of town to attend a concert , were running late . I called to let them know, and was assured there would be no problem . Told our waiter when we arrived that we were on a tight deadline to make the concert. We were amazed at how quickly and efficiently he served us. Made it so much more pleasant to eat a finely prepared and delicious meal without feeling like we had to gag it down in minutes. A truly exceptional performance by the obviously well trained and performance driven staff of a venue with nice ambiance ( I recommend the second floor) and great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Caprice Bistro- excellent food, service and ambience! We had the house specialty Waterzooi and mussels. Excellent wine choices and Creme Brûlée as good as we have had anywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service and food. French is our favorite and Caprice hits it on the head. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I took a date to Caprice Bristo for dinner. It was the first time either one of us had been there. The waitstaff service and food were excellent! I had the Duck and my date had the Swordfish. We also had an appetizer which included pate'. We were both impressed and agreed it is worth visiting again.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been to Caprice Bistro many times since we moved to Wilmington in 2012. Always have great service, they have a wonderful wine menu and the food is delicious. Never had a disappointing meal. Ambiance is really nice and super comfy chairs and couches especially up upstairs. Prices are moderate and they have different specials every night like rabbit on Wednesdays, half price bottles of wine on Sundays and so much more. Always rated at the top on Trip Advisor and its no surprise at all. Bon Appetite......

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Not only did we have the best seats in the house (table for two at the window in front) but found a new restaurant we fell in love with! There wasn't one item on the extensive menu we didn't want to try. And will. Each mouth full left an expression on our faces that almost described the unbelievable tastes exuding from the elegantly prepared cuisine. Portions are generous , staff attentive and keen on professional service and , by all means, leave room for dessert.
Make a reservation....you'll be glad you did!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always welcoming and cozy--food consistently reliable and authentic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, wonderful food...the Waterzooi is unbeatable! Nice wine choices, pleasant and knowledgeable waiter. I'll be back as soon as I can!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always consistent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Another fine meal..

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Although the triggerfish preparation was odd (squash, turnips, and orzo), the fish was good. Carrot soup also good. Excellent, efficient service as always. This is a well-run business.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We always dine here when in Wilmington and it never disappoints. Food is excellent, service wonderful and reasonable prices for the type of cuisine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

What a wonderful meal. Tomato Tartin and sausage special we’re delicious. The entree selections made it hard to select. We had the trout and lamb shank which were perfectly prepared. Service was very professional and subtle - thank you Katie! Highly recommend.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My birthday dining experience was just what I hoped for.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Thierry is the chef and Patricia is your host at this gem of a restaurant in downtown Wilmington NC. Excellent food and beverage choices at fair prices. You can expect a great meal in a cozy atmosphere. Go and enjoy the quality. Don't forget to try different dishes including the daily specials.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a great evening at aprice Bistro. We've been many times and it's our favorite since we moved here 5 years ago. Thanks to Pat for giving us our favorite table and making us feel at home, as usual.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner very much, and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We always enjoy Caprice. It is a gem! It is our go to place for out of town guests. It shows off the best of Wilmington. Caprice never disappoints. Delicious food and super wait staff.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun atmosphere. Very good food. Friendly and helpful staff. A unique place in Wilmington, NC right in the middle of downtown.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our dinners were amazing. Can't thank you enough for taking reservations. Everything was perfect; immediate seating upon arriving (had reservation), sincerely kind and informed waitress, delicious food and intimate atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a treat to dine at Caprice!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my top choices in Wilmington.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As excellent a French meal as I have had in the U.S. The escargot in roquefort were particularly outstanding. My wife’s calamari was light and very tasteful. Entrees were equally up to the task as was the wine. Desserts superb.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Great it takes Open Table reservations, since it makes it easy to check availability.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere & service . Reasonable pricing for gourmet meals.
Jack was a fabulous server. Overall great experience. Highly recommend. Upstairs window seating is our favorite. Be sure to make reservations

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter, Jay, always provides excellent recommendations and pairings. Chef Theiry never disappoints. Having lived in Wilmington for over 15 years, Caprice remains our favorite. Every dish is wonderful. Our favorites are the Mussels Mariniere, Salmon, Duck Confit, and Beef Bourguignon. Specials are always a treat. Caprice is the standard by which we judge all restaurants, and few live up to this standard. Enjoy.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My girlfriend and I went there for my birthday. I have been several times before and have never had a meal that I did not thoroughly enjoy....this visit was no exception, outstanding food!!! My gho to in Wilmington when I know I don't want to waste time and money on other restaurants...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were visiting the Wilmington area just for second time. This had good reviews online and we enjoy French food so thought we would try. When we called for reservations they were very friendly and accommodated our time preference. When we arrived, equally friendly and offered two different tables (as opposed to those who put you in back and wait for you to ask to be changed!). I am basing my just "good" rating for food on the main course, which we both had duck confit. The appetizers we had, veal sweetbreads and the calamari (which were very tin rings) were excellent. But, the main course was lacking. The menu said orange sauce, but it did not have any sauce on it. Must have just cooked with it, leaving the duck rather dry. It was also just served with a scoop of mixed cold salad, which also lacked culinary presence on the dish. Perhaps if we had a difference main course, we would have given it a higher rating.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had the mussels and they were delicious. The crepes were excellent as was the fish. Leave room for dessert.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our first visit and we were pleased. The staff was very helpful, the house wine was good, and our food was very good. I would request the second floor next time. The lower floor was a little noisy. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent French food. Consistently good. Minor complaint: server rushed us

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance The owner always ensures things are just right.

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