Caprice Bistro

4.8
1594 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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Belgian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: sunday tru thursday: 5pm to 10pm.
Friday-Saturday: 5pm to 11 pm.
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Phone number
(910) 815-0810
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thierry Moity
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Cross street
Water St.
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Parking details
Street parking and public garage deck
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. We were last there two years ago and had heard that they closed because of flooding. Heard from friends this past spring that the place was still open and the food was just great. We made this visit to have dinner there and were not disappointed. Certainly worth the trip from Connecticut.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caprice Bistro is a great dinner destination. We celebrate our anniversary there every year!

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r
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, great service and good ambiance. What else can you ask for? Around the corner from the river front and a walk around the quant downtown.

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HF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always inviting with excellent food and service

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DL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Makes you feel like you are in a French cafe, very nice. Good for date night.

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CS
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome! Great service! Reasonable prices!

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S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the entire Wilmington area period. I have reviewed Caprice in the past, and this latest visit has not altered my experience of it being excellent in every regard.

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this small restaurant near the river. The food and service is excellent. Their tomato tart is delicious! Reservations are a must.

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PW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have never been disappointed in a meal at Caprice. We always bring out of town guests to Caprice ...
knowing it will a great experience. Patricia W.

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AW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Staff knowledge and friendly. Food wonderful and different than other restaurants. Sweat reads were delicious!

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D
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends for having delicious mussels. The mussels were outstanding and the entire meals was a terrific evening out with friends. Caprice Bistro did not disappoint.

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AC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sat immediately, upstairs by the window. the service was great, our server answered every question we had about the menu. we had the lamb shank and the fish special. both were amazing! we had the rabbit sausage and asparagus and orange salad which were both amazing too! we will definitely be coming back

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MK
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was just delicious
We had asparagus salad with oranges and a scrumptious dressing. The fish dishes were outstanding. The only problem is that the place is tiny and crowded. One loud table can take look over.

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w
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has been a favorite place since we moved here 10 years ago. Wonderful place

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CB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Good and ambience were excellent. Service started out just fine but became less and less attentive. Toward the end of the meal we had to look for our server. It was not an especially busy time.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both enjoyed our meals and experience on a quiet Sunday afternoon!

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SP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Caprice Bistro many times and it just keeps getting better!
It’s my “Go To” favorite for superb dining.

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J
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Caprice was fantastic as usual. We has the mussels for an app and they were so delicious. The Water Zooey (may have misspelled this entree) is a delicious Belgian Bouebaisse.

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KC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here and it was really wonderful. I would recommend the upstairs for a more romantic and quiet atmosphere, which still offers a great view of the street. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. We had the New York strip and the Beef Bourguignonne. They were large and flavorful dishes. The salads were huge and there was an impressive collection of French cocktails. The location, next to the boardwalk in the heart of Wilmington is perfect.

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AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As during the previous 4 times, the food and the service were outstanding

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great staff and wonderful hostess, who is also part owner with her husband, the head chef. We sat upstairs in an attractively arranged room of mixed tables and sofas and our server was friendly. The menu featured locally sourced ingredients, however all the food was so over-powerfully sauced it was hard to taste the central ingredient (we both ordered market fresh seafood and fish). I think I’d give this another try but would stay away from seafood - which is a shame in an oceanside city - and order something that plays more to the chef’s strengths.

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DH
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Caprice Bistro! The escargot is a staple every time we go. Phenomenal! Thank you for another wonderful dining experience and our server Katie was great!

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SJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Enjoyed dinner here with friends.

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RB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good and can be relied upon for an excellent meal. Service and creative meals is their forte

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m
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was great! will definitely return next time I am in town

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BE
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional as always and so was the server, Brandee.

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PD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious French cuisine from appetizers to desserts. Attentive and friendly staff. We were a party of four and we all loved it. The top restaurant in Wilmington.

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CF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful French bistro. Delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts. You feel like you are in Paris.

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PS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. We had sausage appetizer, that was delicious. The swordfish dinner was very good and fresh.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been there twice, they don’t disappoint. It’s small & a bit tight but it lends to friendly conversation. Food is wonderful. Service friendly, helpful & pleasant.

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OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite Wilmington restaurant. Always wonderful!

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CW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great although they can get a bit busy on Saturday nights which will slow things down a bit. The lower level is fairly loud so I would recommend the upstairs dining areas if you want to have a conversation. The pork cheeks and clams were favorites of the table.

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BB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has an authentic European feel with both ambience and menu. The upstairs is as fun as the main dining area with a talented bartender and delicious cocktails and wine! Food is amazing!

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j
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was perfect. The specials were exceptional. Outstanding warm asparagus salad, and a cream of carrot soup that was perfect (even for a steak & potatoes guy). The main courses, salmon and pork, were also excellent. A delicious trio of sherbert for dessert was a great finish with the blueberry the best of the three.

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CM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Wilmington.

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LL
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My coffee cup was empty by the time my dessert came out. Otherwise, great food and the best calamari.

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SS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. The atmosphere was elegant but not pretentious. We had escargot, duck, lamb, and martinis. The server was very helpful and knowledgeable. Quiet downstairs but upstairs has a cool vibe with a bar.

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SV
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for the fine meal, accommodation for a special family surprise and great service.

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D
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been there 4 times and never disappointed in any of the courses. My favorite is the mussels - they are amazing. There were 4 in our party this time and we had 4 different appetizers and 3 different entrees and all was superb. Our server was fantastic and helped make the evening really enjoyable. We had the triple chocolate mousse for desert and it is one of the best we have ever had. Can't wait to go back!

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JR
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere ,quiet romantic good food and drinks. Service is spot on and friendly.

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