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Caprice Bistro

4.7
4.7
2661 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Belgian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, 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

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What 2,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Notable Wine List

  • Wilmington

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love French restaurants. Every time I travel, I try to find one. The ambiance of the restaurant was amazing, the service was excellent and the food was superb. If you like duck especially, it is something I recommend. Will be coming back
  2. PA

    PatriciaA

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we enjoyed our meals at the Caprice. So many times we will try a new restaurant and leave saying we wish we had gone to the Caprice.
  3. LC

    LoriC

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Caprice. It was a fabulous meal with knowledgeable, attentive staff and outstanding food.
  4. M

    Madelyn

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved dinner here! Might be the best lamb and chocolate mousse I’ve ever had. The service was excellent and cocktails were amazing. Definitely will be going back when I’m back in town.
  5. M

    Marty

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had mussels and pommes frites which were fabulous as usual. The heirloom tomato salad and gazpacho were fresh and delicious. Our waiter, Robert, was friendly, attentive and professional.
  6. S

    Sparky

    Wilmington

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Classic fare cooked to perfection. Always a great dining experience. Still the top restaurant in Wilmington despite a ton of new (and generally pretty good) restaurants having come on the scene over the past couple of years. The back of the house turns out perfectly done dishes, served hot and finished with fresh herbs. If you are a fan of mussels, they have three preparations to choose from served with pommes frittes - all delicious and enough to share as an appetizer. We both had the halibut served on a bed of rice and new peas. It was finished with and amazing sauce and fish done perfectly. The only complaint (it is more of an observation) is that all drinks including wine are generated from the second floor bar. The servers on the main floor have to go up and down with trays of drinks, and are also pulled away from the main floor. Other than that, a perfect evening out (and no dishes!).
  7. s

    steves

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very pleasant experience. Patricia and staff are wonderful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have loved this place since before I left Boston ! The staff is extremely professional. The good rivals any NY eatery. The owner is from France and is so gracious . You will not be disappointed!
  9. DN

    DaveN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Mussels are the best around. Very plump and the sauce is the best. My wife had a steak that was very tender and cooked perfectly. Don't miss the appetizers or desserts.
  10. K

    Karen

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Caprice Bistro many times. It always exceeds our expectations.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day gift from our daughter. Everything about the meal was excellent!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were great!
  13. PK

    PatrickK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service very good. Room is small. Tables close together. Encourages conversations with your neighbors. Overall good experience.
  14. o

    out4eats

    Wilmington

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent excellent traditional French/Belgian specialties and warm welcoming service/
  15. M

    Mesha

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fathers Day Dinner. The chicken and beef dinners were great. Server never filled up my water glass after first pour. But food was very good.
  16. Y

    Yara

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service! The owner works as the hostess and it’s obvious she said she ensures her customers are happy
  17. AW

    AnnemarieW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Warm and friendly staff. Delicious food. Yummy drinks. Absolutely delightful and delicious
  18. j

    johnj

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate upstairs for a change. The lounge is now more extension of the downstairs with mostly tables and only one area with couches and a coffee table in between, but the vibe later in the evening was livelier and the food and service was as excellent as always.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! We had the escargot, salads, swordfish and mahi and it was phenomenal. Our server was so sweet and knowledgeable. Wonderfully delicious!
  20. CH

    CHERYLH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been coming To Caprice Bistro for about 3 years now. Always have the best meal every time. I always have fish for dinner and has meat of some kind. Love the bread. Its not so hard that you can't eat it. The bread taste so good too. They even make my special drink with dark cherries. The desserts are always good. Its not so nosey like some restaurants that you can't talk or hear. We always choose to have a table upstairs and try to sit by the window. The staff are always friendly and helpful in choosing the best wine with dinner. I highly recommend Caprice Bistro.
  21. c

    christinem

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with family. Great service. Excellent Food and beautiful atmosphere!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, good service. Would have liked if courses were served at a more leisurely pace.
  23. S

    Sunshine

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal and evening. Great food, service.
  24. PD

    PattiD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The lamp shank and the Cordova special were excellent.
  25. EN

    EthelN

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The escargot was devine. Service and hospitality excellent.
  26. MW

    MargaretW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and service very attentive
  27. KL

    KimL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary
  28. SW

    SallyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at Caprice, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Very pleasant staff and the dining rooms are very comfortable. The house crepe starters were perfect. The house steak with pepper sauce was very tasty. The duck confit was nicely cooked and came with a side of mashed potatoes. Only criticism would be the very large clump of lettuce that was on the plate, a few vegetables would have been better. Dessert was profiteroles which were good . Will definitely go back, recommend Caprice.
  29. T

    Timbo

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delightful. Reminded me of visits to France.
  30. AT

    AmyT

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner for two. Restaurant is a very dated and doesn’t lend much to ambiance, but the food is great and service is very attentive. Our martinis were perfect. The mussels frites were perfect. Husband had beef bourguignon and loved it. We could have used some crusty French bread to soak up our delicious sauces, surprised that wasn’t included. Best creme brûlée for dessert we may have ever had. Price was super reasonable for everything.
  31. JJ

    JJR1

    Pinehurst

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We’ve been there many times and it is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. This time I was a little disappointed. Service was excellent and the pork, escargot and romaine lettuce salad were great. The muscles were plentiful but very small and the fries were undercooked. Maybe just an off night in the kitchen.
  32. J

    Jeff

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, will be back!!
  33. CH

    CarolineH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Caprice Bistro is our go-to for special events like our 5 year anniversary the other day. Normally, I'm choosing one of their meat dishes but I decided to try their fish. Pan seared flounder, topped with 3 shrimp and a wonderful sauce. My husband had the steak/frites and he was in love. Of course all their apps are fantastic as well as varied. We had the mushroom crepes (I would LOVE to watch them make these). So delicate and rich. We also had the escargot, which is bathed with a fantastic sauce. Of course, you can't pass up dessert; chocolate mouse is so delicate and rich (see the theme here?) This is one of the rare romantic places in town; rich wood and authentic art. Even the lighting fits the overall character of the place. You will be greeted by the most welcoming woman and guaranteed the best meal.
  34. DC

    DrCP

    Wilmington

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried the two fish specials, both were very good. Always good food at CB.
  35. AD

    AnnDulc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice atmosphere and a great meal! We split the Salad Cou Rouge and it was delicious. For our main meal, my trout was good but not as good as my husband's Waterzooi, which was outstanding. An added bonus was that everything was pretty reasonably priced. We were visiting Wilmington but if we return, we will go back to Caprice Bistro.
  36. C

    Carolyn

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caprice Bistro never disappoints! This is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. We are two hours away but have driven there just for a treat. Bravo!
  37. L

    910Local

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Consistently stellar service and amazing food. Great ambiance and a very relaxed (finer) dining experience. Perfect spot for an intimate dinner with smaller groups (space is not huge overall so wouldn't necessarily recommend for large groups) or even grabbing delicious cocktails and snacks in the sofa lounge upstairs. Always a top 5 choice for places to eat when visiting the downtown Wilmington area.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Caprice has been my favorite restaurant in town for years. Came here to celebrate my birthday and once again, did not disappoint. Started with the cheese board, then the seafood special and ended with the cream puffs. My boyfriend had the steak special and everything was delicious, portions were perfect, and service was excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Caprice Bistro for the past three years . Patricia and her husband are the best in the business!!! My wife and I celebrated out 37 th wedding anniversary at caprice Bistro. Could not think of a better place for the occasion …
  40. LL

    LesliL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! The entire experience was perfect. Great food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • 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 4.7 stars by 2661 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 23 times today
Google Map for Caprice Bistro

10 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Water St.

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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