Brent's Bistro

4.8
470 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
New American restaurant located in Wilmington, NC. Enjoy flavorful dinners or relaxing Sunday brunches in our welcoming atmosphere. Satiate your appetite in the dining area or at the bar. When weather permits, grab a seat outdoors to embrace the sunlight and warmth.
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Jackqueline
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu changes weekly. Cocktails were very good.. Whipped feta dip with pita points was creative and delicious. Grouper was perfect. Scallop dish was too. Triple berry cobbler was excellent. We had the quietest table in the corner as requested. Service attentive, and ambiance quiet enough for someone who is hard of hearing. Fabulous restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Reservation made for Dr. William P. Nixon 80th birthday. Party of 2. Very disappointing. Our waiter Shawn ignored us, forgot mint jelly, snow peas, and walked by our table several times without checking on us. We wanted to have coffee and dessert but Shawn never came by to ask if we needed anything. I personally have Bells Palsy and it appeared the wait staff were joking about me without knowing this fact. I was appalled at the service we received. Unbelievable. I’m very upset. Trish wasn’t there and the staff were not nice. We will not be going back. And we used to love this place. They’d better get their act together! and soon.

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DaveF
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and found Brent's as a recommended place - excellent food and service! We really enjoyed all of the food - the pork chop I had was perfectly cooked and my husband had the Espresso Scallops which he said were the best he'd ever had! Strongly recommend - it is a bit pricey but worth the extra cost.

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golf
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been to the restaurant 5 times and recommend it to our friends
this night was not the wow factor as we have experienced and we were a little disappointed as we brought new friends to the restaurant.
I had maui which needed to be cooked a little longer.
My husband had the crab topped tuna and the sauce was over powering.
Our friends had the grouper which he said was excellent and our other friend had the lamb that was alittle over done......
We will come back but not your best night.....

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had different fish dishes… wonderful! Enjoyed by all

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Tinycafefan
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Outstanding food and service.

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EllenM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the special, (whole flounder) and it was fantastic. Also had the tuna which was delicious as well. Attentive service and terrific advice for wine selection. It is tucked away in a non-descript location.

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. Everything was perfect. The food was excellent and the service was great. We will be returning!

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vipJames
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dinner at Brent's Bistro was very good.. Food was delicious and the service was spectacular.. I recommend.

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GlennM
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Brent's - you will too.

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vipMichaelK
Wilmington
126 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food great as usual, service little slow but that seems to be the trend everywhere lately because of labor shortages.

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SusanK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Brents Bistro and it was even better than the last!! We are from Raleigh and don’t get to Wilmington as often as we would like but are going to continue to make Brents a must go every time we return!

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ToddE
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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SusanP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four different, delicious entrees! Our server was excellent, with good sense of humor. Not sure of her name, Jordan?

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KenR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time - food was great. We went early, and there was plenty of room to spread out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely enjoyed the duck breast and the waiter was awesome I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The service was great.

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chardlover
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We shared a crab cheesecake appetizer which was so delicious. For entrees, we ordered the scallops and the Grouper Lisa and both were outstanding. Our server was attentive, polite and timely. No complaints and can’t wait to go back!

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MrsBuckethead
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING! You have to have a reservation or you won't be able to get in.

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SaralynJ
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend dinner with friends. Brent’s is always a wonderful place to enjoy and dine with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food!!!

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TravelingLady
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and wonderful menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kinki Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. The menu changes weekly and includes plenty of choices for seafood,beef, chicken and there’s always a vegetarian dish. The linguine with clam sauce was excellent and my husband really enjoyed his fried oysters. The couple we were with had the catch of the day prepared with artichoke hearts end it was delicious. We ended the meal with a wonderful house made cobbler. We eat at Brents at least twice a month and the restaurant never disappoints!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very crowded and noisy. Service was good but good was delivered with cod vegitables.

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LizC
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brent's Bistro is one of the very best restaurants in Wilmington. Everything is done right!

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vipPattieF
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. Our friends were impressed.

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TravelingLady
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can relay on an awesome evening with delicious food and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
286 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great meal, brought a great Super Tuscan to have with our meal. Our server Jordan, was professional and spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. I had grouper with fig and Brie over risotto and my husband had sirloin steak with melted pimento cheese. He also had apple streudel dessert which was wonderful

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BeverlyD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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DeonR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Service is excellent snd the wine selections are good. Highly recommend

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vipLuckie
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you seek the finest dining experience in Wrightsville/Wilmington area then you must try Brent’s Bistro. Our service by Sean was amazing! He suggested the Thai chicken curry soup and it was epic! The grouper and the scallops…again…epic and beyond words besides “You have got to TRY this!” Brent came out of the kitchen area and visited a few tables which shows how involved he is to ensure each patron leaves with a belly full of goodness and feeling wonderful about their time and money spent at his establishment. Highly recommend reservations and the weekends are most likely more busy than the weekdays. We’ll be back as the menu changes weekly and we head home this week.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time great food!

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DeonR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great wine excellent service

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FindingFood
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The diamond cut flounder was amazing and I’m not a dessert person, but the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake was irresistible.

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vipCherylR
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and delicious . The service was excellent . Brittany was fantastic!

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BenM
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good restaurant. Trying to be different. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes sometimes they just miss the mark. A+ for effort. Will be a regular.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service- best meal we had all week on our vacation.

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vipHank
Wilmington
131 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of the best restaurants in the Wilmington NC area. Always good choices for dinner and great wine list as well. Outdoor patio seating is nice too. Don't miss a fine dinner here at Brent's Bistro.

FAQs

Brent's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 839-3131.

Brent's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 470 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.