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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (53)
Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Authentic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Cozy (31)
Worth the Drive (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Casual (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Never disappoint with the food, ambiance or service. Maybe a little noisy for those who are super sensitive. We had trout, lamb shank and pork tenderloin - everyone was very pleased (definite group of foodies here, including one previous restaurant owner).

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great time! The cuisine and service great as usual. We've never been disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time, the waitress and serving staff were friendly, informative and attentive.
The food was well prepared and I tried some new dishes, which I enjoyed. After eating the pasta at Caprice Bistro, I may never make pasta at home again.The salads were perhaps overly generous, but they looked great. My wife and our friend both enjoyed them as well as the trout and beef bourgoigne. (My spell check doesn't help much with French, so bear with me.) The pommes frites are by far the best in Wilmington. When the simple things are superb, then everything goes well.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had not been to Caprice Bistro for several months due to a busy summer. We really like the food and the service and like the way you can just mix and match appetizers and salads and crepes and have a fun time. We always start out with French 75 martinis which comes with fresh bread with olive oil and salt. M had an arugula salad and a crepe fromage. I started with pork cheeks which is pork braised with bacon, beer raisins and onions. Followed with a great grilled romaine and fried shrimp salad with wonderful light and lemony caesar dressing. Last was a small (actually quite a few) order of mussels curry which also was great. We ended by splitting profiteroles. The price was OK, the selections were all great and we left happy after a brief time back in France.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had the seafood stew or house specialty that was very delicious and fresh!
Although the floating island dessert was very good, it needed more sauce to float in!
Loved the service and cozy atmosphere but got a little loud as evening progressed .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A real French restaurant where the gastronomic experience is delightful! We have feasted on the duck confit, the leg of lamb, the mussels meuniere, and several other outstandingly delicious entrees. The restaurant is steps away from Wilmington's waterfront - a pleasant bistro-like environment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our food was excellent, and so was the server. We have been here before, and would gladly go back again. It was our wedding anniversary and it could not have been any better. We tell all our friends about the Caprice Bistro. Thanks for making it a great night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We are 2 hours away and would make an excuse to be in the area just to eat here. All 3 mussel appetizers are delicious. The broth excellent to dip your bread. While the menu is wonderful we almost always order the Waterzooie, various seafood with a light cream sauce. Again, dip the bread in the sauce... Yum!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I went with my boyfriend who had never been before. Needless to say he was in awe of the food. Reserve early!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, Caprice Bistro delivered an excellent dining experience. Service was great, the food delicious and the Floating Island for dessert capped off a great evening.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a lovely birthday celebration dinner at Caprice Bistro. The food was good. The mussels for an appetizer were very nice, with a large portion - plenty for two to share. Our entrees were excellent- trout and salmon. The salmon was my favorite of the two; it was cooked just right and had good flavor and was moist and flaky as you would expect. I was concerned that the herb emulsion might have too much cilantro in it (which I do not like at all) and the server brought out some on a dish for me to try ahead of time. The service was adequate - not stellar (we had to remind our server a couple times to bring a glass of wine, and he initially forgot our appetizer order, but we were not in a rush so it was not a problem. The service was friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Caprice is a great place for fine French bistro food with fresh local ingredients. Nice affordable wine selections with enough food choices for everyone. Always a tasty meal and steps away from the Riverwalk. Go and see one of Wilmington's best. Friendly owner and great food make for a winner.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Quaint atmosphere. Noisy so hard to have a conversation. Looking forward to dining there again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful evening for our anniversary. Cocktails and food were yummy. Will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Caprice has become our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. The food is always superb, and I really like that they use fresh, locally sourced vegetables, meats and herbs. We had dinner at Caprice twice on our last trip to Wilmington. On the first visit, I had the salmon vert, which was topped with chopped almonds, and had a wonderful green sauce on the side containing sorrel, fresh herbs and a little mustard. On the second visit, I had the beef bourgignon which was also wonderful. Both had sides of fresh vegetables seasoned and presented beautifully. I had coffee afterwards, and it is so rich and flavorful it makes a great lo-cal dessert. Magnifique!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent service and food. Perfectly seasoned. First time here but will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our third visit to Caprice Bistro and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The service was a little slower than our first two visits, but it was adequate. We ordered a bottle of wine and we had to ask the waitress to refill our glasses during dinner. I was disappointed that the Ile de Flottante was not included on the Prix Fix; however, it was so so delicious it was well worth ordering it separately.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Cocktails.. once stuffed cheese olives no more

Bread is less than desirable

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is our fourth visit and every visit has been outstanding.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The escargot was delicious. The grilled romaine was just ok however, the floating island meringue was FABULOUS! Best dessert ever!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Been there numerous times and it never disappoints

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our reservation was on the early side, but the restaurant was not noisy or loud. We chose the fixed price menu with escargots for the appetizer, fish for the entree, and each chose a different dessert from the 2 options. Everything was perfectly prepared and authentic. It's certainly a little "taste" of France and we will return when next in the area.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I enjoy this place more each time we go. The food is well prepared. The week day specials are a nice addition to the menu. Eat upstairs next to the windows if you can.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Caprice Bistro continues its tradition of superb dining. We come once a year to the NC beach and always include Caprice as part of our trip.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Caprice was recommended by a friend, It was delicious ! We have traveled to France many times and food was authentic and reminded us of France. My husband wants to go back now and order exactly the same thing- GREAT atmosphere, Staff was friendly and informative.
We will be back!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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