Caprice Bistro

4.8
1530 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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Neighborhood
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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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5.0Dined a day ago

The meal was great along with the dessert. The noise level was high only because of the small room size.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Caprice Bistro is a favorite ours. This is our go-to place for speacial occasions. The servers are very knowledgeable of how the food is prepared when asked questions. As a couple we love the intimacy of the upstairs bar and lounge to relax and have a drink.

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BD
5.0Dined 2 days ago

The service was very outstanding and they were such a pleasure and helpful for us. The frog legs and escargot were to die for.

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JM
5.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was impeccable, nicely paced, friendly and efficient. The food and presentation was wonderful, our party of four were very impressed. The steak frites and muscles were prepared to perfection.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My husband was looking forward to going back to Caprice for their mussels. The last time he had them they were superb. This time he ordered them as his appetizer and the trout for his entree. The mussels were only so-so and his fish was over cooked and dry. My food on the hand was excellent. I had a cup of creamed mushroom soup and pork tenderloin for my dinner. The soup was excellent and the pork was good. Everything else was as it should be.

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T
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had friends visiting from out of town. Our waiter Jack was excellent. Food was delicious and the overall dining experience was great. If you have a chance to go you will not be disappointed.

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TS
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We have lived in Europe and this restaurant nailed it!! Our favorite!! The food and service is outstanding!! The price was a bonus for what you get!! Excellent evening!! Thank you so much!!

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RC
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It's one of my favs, I've eaten here several times, it has always been great!

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S
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Exceptional food, exceptional service. Would highly recommend the escargot and the creme brûlée was fabulous.

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D
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Always great food.

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BK
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

This is probably my favorite restaurant in all of Wilmington. Most of the time, I find 2 or 3 of the best things on a restaurant's menu and order it over and over again. I've been here a dozen times and never ordered the same thing and couldn't tell you what the best thing is, they all are. Great service and atmosphere too, and half as expensive as other restaurants in town with similar culinary excellence.

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ME
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Date-night with my wife. We were visiting from out of town. Our usual place around the corner disappointed us badly the day before. I saw the glowing reviews for Caprice Bistro. The food was outstanding and the service couldn't be better.

We arrived not long after opening. There were few patrons and it was quiet. Seems like it would still be a pleasant environment even with the dining room full.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Moules frites are outstanding. The ambienece is very European.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Escargot and pork cheek starters were as great as the first time. Leek gratin was underseasoned but good. The waterzooi was great, although the whitefish included had a tough, dry texture. NY strip also lacked seasoning and the accompanying butter based sauces were thin and broken. Unfortunately, one of our glasses had lipstick stains from a previous customer but it was handled speedily and apologetically by our server which I appreciated. The dining room was also very loud and felt a little cramped. Overall it was a good experience.

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M
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This is our favorite place to eat, for any occasion. Delicious, well-prepared French classics and fresh fish specials. It is noisy, however. Next time we will go upstairs, where it seemed to be quieter and has more open space.

The mussels are just great. Try the curried version!

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Z
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Caprice Bistro never disappoints! dee-licous !!! Service is attentive and the staff is knowledgeable as far as how the dish is prepared. Also our gal gave us a heads up if something was on the spicy side-- much appreciated especially if you're looking to avoid a dish with some heat!! We always look forward to coming here when in Wilmington.

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LC
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Three delicious meals and excellent service.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The waterzooi is phenomenal!

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BW
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

As always Caprice Bistro was excellent. The food is marvelous and the service makes it feel European. It is one of our favorite spots for fine dining. It was our anniversary and they saved us a window seat which was wonderful.

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D
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Unique cocktails, great service, upstairs tables are more intimate than downstairs.

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j
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Have visited this restaurant many times, always enjoyed the meal. Had mussels this evening and they were spectacular. Trout was only so-so, the couscous was not my favorite thing to go under it. Noticed the menu was the same as the first time I ever came here, more than 10 years ago - wasn't really seasonal and seemed a bit more staid and standard than I recall.

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AR
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. We deferred to the waiter to order our food and everything he recommended was excellent. Great port to end the night. Highly recommend.

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TP
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Excellent as always. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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BW
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Caprice Bistro never fails....
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
Best seat in the house, the window seat, knowledable waiter and fabulous Beef Bourguignon!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

This was our second time in Wilmington and our second time at Caprice Bistro! We love it and this restaurant will be at the top of our list on our next visit. Hats off to the chef!

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P
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Every time we have been there we have been pleased and satisfied. Our top restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always excellent. The meli milo salad changed¡ Change it back please

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MF
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We came here to celebrate 5 Year’s together! The food was excellent and so was our server!!

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JW
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great dining experience. Celebrated our wedding anniversary and was absolutely please with the food selection and taste. Service was great along with the atmosphere. We will be returning.

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MP
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food and service is always exceptional.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Caprice Bistro is our favorite. Food is always very good and server, Katie, who we always request is an excellent part of an incredible evening experience.

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BM
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Service staff was kind but uncoordinated. I asked a question about how good was the coq o vin and they brought out a plate inside of 3 minutes. ...Before my wine order or appetizer order was taken. I had to send it back to start the cycle over.

My escargot was excellent. Served as a non-standard dish with plenty of well seasoned snails and a sauce to die for. Regretfully, the bread arrived way to late for me to enjoy the delectable sauce as it should have been (I ate it by spoon). The coq flavor for my ultimate main course was astounding..gentle but powerful.

This was a wonderful culinary experience...but without any of the circus that could have made it very special.

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P
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fabulous meal ....very romantic and cozy. We were visiting Wilmington for the weekend.

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EM
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a leisurely, delicious meal celebrating a birthday. The server was very attentive without hovering, the courses were well paced, and the food was excellent, from the escargot to the special that night (swordfish and ratatouille) to the steak frites to the creme brulee and coffee.

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A
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Lovely meal at Caprice! It never disappoints!

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TM
3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our waiter was serving too many tables and clearly had some favorite regulars he preferred to serve. The appetizer was very good but our lamb and grouper were bland and cold. We have dined here in the past and had a better experience. Hopefully it was just an off night unfortunately it was our anniversary.

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DR
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Delicious salmon, trout and seafood mixed dinners in our party of four. Appetizers and salad very tasty. Somewhat limited wine selection and vintage not listed on wine list for some. A big city feel in a smaller venue. Servers were attentive without being intrusive. Noise level moderate but conversation was comfortable. Though tables are close together, our space was comfortably our own. We will definitely come back in the near future. The cost was reasonable and comparable to other quality restaurants!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We are never disappointed when we eat at Caprice Bistro. As close to Paris dining as you can get in all of the Wilmington Area. Servers are very knowledgeable and so attentive. We go back again and agian when we have that special occasion to celebrate.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great meal in lovely setting!

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JR
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great service, great food. Good time with friends.

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