Caprice Bistro

4.8
2383 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2383 people are saying
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DaveM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic French cuisine in an unpretentious setting. Well-crafted cocktails, the French staples done exceptionally well, a thorough but unintimidating wine list and impeccable, fun service.

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SallyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good, reasonably priced. Not over the top. Visited with a French expatriate, so hostessing was 5 stars. Waitress missed certain additional requests. The proximity to very loud customers next to us distracted BOTH of us from our own conversation, and we laughed and shared everything we heard from them afterward when we left. However, we both agreed that it severely distracted us from enjoying our own conversation AND meals. Upon ordering, we had told the wait staff that we were intending to split/share both orders. It would have been wonderful if extra plates, bowls and spoons had been provided. No, this was not a restaurant necessarily used to splits.
However, our real appreciation of the food may have ended up with a better review due to access to the sauces around the servings if they had been easily transferable.

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vipHank
Wilmington
124 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caprice Bistro is a Wilmington gem. Tonight for Father's day I had the rabbit and the crepes. My wife had escargot and chicken. Patz & Hall Sonoma Chardonnay and great service from Katy. Make sure you get to go once a month for excellent food. Don't delay you will love it.

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MarkW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprice never fails. Our reservation was at 8:00, 3 people celebrating Father's Day. It's my husband's favorite restaurant and since it's a little pricy (but worth every penny) we only go for special occasions. The food was delicious, service excellent, and an overall wonderful celebration!

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MichelleP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprice Bistro is consistently excellent!
The seafood specials and ribeye never disappoint! Service exceptional as always! The dessert menu is one of a kind!

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WilmaB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and overall experience we had in our Wilmington vacation. We would definitely eat here again.

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LesleyB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous French food, very friendly server and busy but interesting ambiance. Would choose a quieter time next time. Best food in a long time! Loved the fresh herbs with starter and entrée.

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KathleenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our experience was very good. Our only disappointment was the chef did not work with our dietary restrictions to substitute another side items with our dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, lovely meal!

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner special Stripped Sea Bass was wonderful. Creme Brule was the perfect ending.

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CHERYLH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have eaten at Caprise Bistro many times before but this was the first time we had dinner upstairs. We love it upstairs, so from now on we would like to eat upstairs. Why we keep coming back is the food is always so good. It doesn't seem to matte what you have its always. All of the employees are always friendly and helpful. We highly recommed Caprise Bistro.

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PaulI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here on our anniversary. We highly recommended! Nice ambience, very friendly staff, and great French food. I recommend making reservations to the place as it gets quite full.

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vipJACK14
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Waterzooi is the house specialty. No argument there. We will definitely be back. Tres bon! Merci!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, authentic French food. Katrina our server was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding environment, food, and service. Very welcoming and gracious staff. Excellent experience.

JM
vipJoeyM
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant...one of our favorites in Wilmington!

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RandyF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of this place were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sunday before Memorial Day so it was very busy. We had a reservation and waited 15 mins before the hostess came and took us to our table. Twice during that time servers abruptly said ‘we’re very busy she’ll be there soon’
Food was good,not fabulous but ok. Wine selection wasn’t great. Don’t know that we’d go back though. Katrina our sever was definitely tired but was nice.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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vipGailC
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful place to have a wonderful dinner with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and so was our meal. 5 stars all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food. Good service.

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LloydY
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everything perfect

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jagdoc
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, tag team service. Our main waitress was doing too much. Don't get the macaroons, dry and too sweet. Waterzooi and lamb shank were very good. Would definitely return.

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent, all courses, and my husband enjoyed the wine he ordered. I thought the restaurant interior was very charming. Our server, however, was clueless. She clearly was not knowledgeable about the menu, and didn't even tell us about the specials. Fortunately I heard another server describe them. I would definitely go back again.

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vipwwallydoc
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening of fine dining without feeling formal. Highly recommend the rabbit sausage and the duck confit. Escargots were amazing. For the price, the charcuterie board could have at least included French cheese instead of manchego. The duck pate was delicious. Nice selection of wines at different price points. Service outstanding and really makes the difference with your meal. Highly recommend

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Choose high top seating for a more relaxed/chill evening. Standard seating downstairs was more formal.

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MikeD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like a terrific dining experience we highly recommend Caprice Bistro!

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vipEV00
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Based on previous reviews I think I expected more. It was “ok”. We enjoyed the meal. However, it’s not food I would rave over. Had the steak dish of the night. The sauce was scrumptious. Their wasn’t enough to help the just ok steak.

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vipJoeP
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a nice location in downtown Wilmington

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KitC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. Everything we ordered came out sooner than we expected.

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vipMaryjaneB
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming atmosphere in a walkable area near the waterfront, with interesting shops and street entertainers in nice weather.
The leek-Parmesan appetizer with crispy crepes was exceptional and the pistachio-encrusted salmon was a satisfying portion, delicious and perfectly cooked. Server was attentive and friendly, offering good suggestions on wine pairings.

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MichaelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening. Ask for an upstairs table. It is great for conversation over dinner
Would go back

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RonaldM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Wilmington, NC. The first one we went to 15 years ago and still some of the best food around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely little place! Fabulous food!!

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French
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all excellently prepared dishes. we always dine here when in town

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vipGailC
Wilmington
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service ourstanding

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BobAx
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. This is one of our favorite local restaurants. We've never been disappointed.

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vipShannon
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were spectacular! The service was wonderful, and the ambience was great! Definitely one of our go-to places.

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DanielB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant in Wilmington, and my wife's second favorite. I had the Waterzooi, as usual, and it was outstanding, as usual. The seafood was as fresh as I have ever had. A diner sitting next to us (thank God the Covid restrictions have gone away), asked me about it. I recommended it, and he enjoyed it so much that it led to an hour's conversation between us couples. A reminder of what it used to be like not that long ago. I think this restaurant also lends itself to that kind of interaction, if you want it. If not, you can dine in peace.

The wait staff was a little slow, but that may have been due to the fact that they hadn't fully staffed up with the removal of the restrictions just days earlier.

I also have only great things to say about the maitre'd, who is as pleasant and gracious a woman as you will find anywhere. She seemed especially pleased that they were now filling up the place again after a long drought.

Parking in downtown Wilmington is a pain, to be sure, but the couple next to us pointed out the nearby ramp garage. We don't go downtown much, so we didn't know about it, but it will make our next visit to this wonderful place a lot more relaxed.

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 2383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.