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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (49)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Authentic (34)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Cozy (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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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vip
 (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 31, 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 31, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on December 28, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Upstairs in the bar was a wonderful, cozy place to dine.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Every time we come here we are reminded that we don't come often enough. Such a comfortable dining experience with the French flair but not overdone, in true bistro fashion. The Waterzooi was absolutely delightful, as was the local fish special. Service was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and un-intrusive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great food that takes us back to Europe, but served in a relaxing atmosphere. The menu presented difficulties in down selecting what we’d have that evening. Definitely have to come more often so we can try each dish. Onion tart was exquisite. Rabbit sausage was extremely well balanced in its seasoning. Short ribs were tender and melted in your mouth. Wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Terrific food,drinks and ambience. Feels like you are in Paris.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was fabulous...food excellent, great quality service...super ambiance ! We’ll be back !!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've dined here before and always found it to be excellent. Friday evening must have been an off night. Appetizers arrived the same time as the first course, with entree' being served to quickly -- pacing was definitely off. Two of the four entrees were very good (the Waterloo), the my salmon was way overcooked and hence dry, the trout special was also dry.

It was especially disappointing since we brought out of town guests and had set high expectations. Will give it another chance based on earlier experiences; but until we try it again, I probably wouldn't recommend it to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 16, 2017

To me, it's one of the most authentic restaurants in town and consistently good! Of all the great restaurants downtown, this is easily my favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant and in both cases we've been pleased with both the food offerings and the actual food itself. Our table had a mix of fish and lamb.. all dishes were prepared perfectly and with a very nice presentation. Beware of the deserts.. they are very dangerous! Highly recommend however be prepared to talk loudly if it is crowded.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. Wow! Short rib dinner was super.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service. Delicious food and pretty presentation. Should have a complimentary dessert for special occasions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We live in the Chicago area and visit friends in Wilmington every year. Caprice is not a bistro in name only. It is truly a French bistro in every way. The food is totally authentic and we are so happy to experience this fine cuisine every year. Wilmington, you are extremely fortunate to have this gem in your fine city. Stand outs--the baguette, pâtés, daily sausage, steak frites, pork Normandie, and lamb shank. Perfect profiteroles, too! It was our fourth year in a row and we love it every time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food and great service. We sat upstairs in the same area as the bar which made it a little more noisy and distracting than downstairs. Still, very much enjoyed our evening.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Restaurant is small but quiet

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Location was very beautiful serve where great the best part was the lighting for the date it was very warm and welcoming at the same time

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

When visiting Wilmington we always have to have at least one evening meal at the Caprice Bistro.......My wife and I fell in love with this French restaurant many years ago and would not think of missing out on their wonderful escargot, rabbit provincial, the many fresh fish dishes cooked to perfection, a more than admirable wine cellar, to us it’s like revisiting Paris........put it on your must visit list, you will not be disappointed ..........

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful meal, and our server, Jack, was a gem. my friend said her escargot was the best she'd ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great experience, thank you!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant never fails to impress us. It is always consistently Delicious. Great service and amazing French food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 16, 2017

First time using OpenTable: easy and quick. Will be using it from now on. Caprice Bistro is one of my favs. Never disappoints. Consistently great and authentic meals. Service is always great as well. The staff is trained to answer all your questions about the meals including ingredients and how it is prepared. You feel very well taken care of there without the staff being overbearing. So why aren’t you making your reservations now?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Loved the food! Great escargot. Wonderful crepe. When we thought it could not get better, the entrees came. Wow! Will definitely be our go to place!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was very authentic, down to the mayo and frites. I wish the duck had a bit more seasoning, it didn't have a gamey taste, but it was missing something. Overall meal was very pleasing. We had a table upstairs. It felt cozy and private. The artwork and etched design on our table made me appreciate their attention to detail. It's the little things like that which will bring us back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This place is outstanding in every way. It's typically French and intimate in atmosphere and the food is wonderful

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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