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Dining Area - Brent's Bistro, Wilmington, NC

Brent's Bistro

4.8
4.8
539 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Upscale yet casual restaurant located in Wilmington, NC. Located near Wrightsville Beach. Menu changes weekly to highlight the freshest seafood and land dishes. Enjoy flavorful dinners and extensive wine selection in our welcoming atmosphere. When weather permits, book a seat outdoors on our covered patio. For reservations, please utilize Opentable or call us directly. However, reservations for Fridays and Saturdays can ONLY be booked by calling us directly. 910-839-3131.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 839-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brent Williams

  • Catering

    We'll cater for you and you can select from an abundance of meal options: Lunch soup and salad combinations with artisan bread; Beef, Chicken or Shrimp dishes with tea! Our catering menu is available online for details.

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What 539 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. TS

    TinaS

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food! Friendly staff.
  2. w

    wrightsvil

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love that the menu changes every week because there is always something new and different. This time, I had the deconstructed veal Wellington with risotto and asparagus. The presentation was elegant, and the flavors were perfect. The veal was very tender. My husband had the tuna with a crab horseradish sauce. The tuna was perfectly cooked to medium rare, and the sauce was a perfect blend of flavors to enhance the fish. His meal came with garlic potatoes and a sauté of spinach and artichoke. I wish we lived closer because it is always a treat to have dinner at Brent’s Bistro.
  3. RD

    RogerD

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Grouper with Brie and Fig Jam and the Scallops. Both dishes were delicious. The drinks and dessert was equally delicious. Our waitress was very nice and very professional with her service. We will definitely keep this place on our list of go to places.
  4. y

    yumyum

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean gets 10 stars for best waiter! We celebrated a birthday and he was there to help make the evening perfect. The food was delicious and we had a great time!
  5. B

    Beth

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just couldn’t be any better. Brent’s is consistently good!!
  6. SS

    SusanS

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friendly staff, great service and the food is wonderful! I highly recomment Brent's Bistro.
  7. JP

    JohnP

    Wilmington

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant..service impeccable and Ken the manager so professional
  8. h

    holbar

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service top notch. We will definitely be back. Get the blueberry cobbler for dessert (if available) it’s worth stuffing your belly with it! A+
  9. J

    Jude

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic. Great personality and have great suggestions. A very nice evening and she added to my husband’s birthday weekend.
  10. KV

    KennethV

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal! Brent and his staff do a wonderful job with their menu and the entire experience.
  11. RK

    RobinK

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food as always!!
  12. s

    susanc

    Las Vegas

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wonderful cocktails and wine. One of my favorite Wilmington restaurants.
  13. N

    Nose

    Greensboro

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience. Nice menu with food prepared perfectly. Waiter was very good and the place had a great friendly vibe. Full every night Make a reservation. It is a go to place. Enjoy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my grandson and his girlfriend to dinner and we all enjoyed the food and experience. Our waiter was terrific…explained the dishes, made recommendations based on what we ask, and provided quick service as well as quick wit to our discussions.
  15. c

    chik

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the neighborhood feeling in Brent’s. Food is always dependable and value excellent, I did notice a dog in the restaurant, I do not appreciate having dinner with dogs, unless they are trained service dogs
  16. v

    vetnvild

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently excellent. Introduced ewbies here and they LOVED it!
  17. S

    Sunshine

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious dinner with great service!
  18. N

    Nancy

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent dinner. Good service. Great at finding us a quieter table
  19. F

    Foodpossessed

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of good choices for appetizers, entrees and desserts. I had the salmon which was delicious can’t wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. I had the coconut bread pudding which was excellent my friend got the pescan pie which was also very good. One of the better restaurants I’ve eaten since I moved to NC from NY.
  20. AB

    AustinB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brent's Bistro is a wonderful place! From the friendly staff, to the delicious appetizers, to the mind-blowing main courses. It is an amazing gem of a restaurant. Thank you Brent!!
  21. L

    Luckie

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another magnificent evening at Brent’s! We met our good friends for dinner while we were in town. Even though they were extremely busy (all tables and the bar were full), we were met with a smile and quickly seated. We had a reservation and highly recommend reservations for your visit. Sean greeted us at our table and had great wine and food recommendations. We ordered the sweet and sour grouper and the triggerfish special. Both were out of this world delicious! I am a picky eater and have never tried triggerfish, so glad I went out of my comfort zone. A wonderful meal with our old friends, and another amazing experience at Brent’s!
  22. t

    tomr

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner we have had in Wilmington we will regurn
  23. DS

    DanaS

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we’ve always had at Brent’s has been excellent. The portions are generous and the food is fresh and innovative. The service is always excellent.
  24. SK

    SusanK

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful Dinner!! Treated my Parents to the Brent’s experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my son out for a date night- he had never been here before and he was very happy with his meal!
  26. DC

    DCAT

    New Orleans

    83 reviews

    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very much enjoyed the meal and the scallops and ribeye steak were cooked to perfection. The service was excellent.
  27. v

    vetnvild

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent night out at Brent's !
  28. C

    Corgis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We were disappointed. We’ve been coming to Brent’s for years and this was not up to par. We’ll be back of course but I hope this was not a new Brent’s.
  29. E

    Eatout

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and atmosphere
  30. R

    Rdwight

    Wilmington

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Small area inside and got a little noisy with a large group in there. Food was very good and wait staff was excellent; very friendly and attentive.
  31. JR

    JulieR

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love love love this restaurant. Menu is always changing and food is always delicious
  32. RG

    RGBphws

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brent’s is one of the best, if not the best, restaurant in Wilmimgton (borderline Wrightsville Beach) You can’t beat this all-around fantastic restaurant-good ambiance, great service, creative and delicious food, and a good selection of alcohol! Our go-to for a fantastic dinner!
  33. BF

    BobF

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I should had stuck with the seafood. Service was excellent and atmosphere was great.
  34. R

    Racketom

    Wilmington

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna was prepared just as I ordered it...rare..so yummy! The vegetables were crisp tender and still hot when brought to the table. Bartender shakes an excellent martini!!!
  35. j

    jbcabrio

    Wilmington

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious. Everything about it was delightful. We go there to celebrate our special occasions and also for
  36. HR

    HonortheRez

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The quality and taste we remember from the old Restaurant. Brent is on point. We will always be back.
  37. JP

    JohnP

    Wilmington

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as usual
  38. JT

    JeffreyT

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice staff was friendly and helpful! Menu very good and food was great! Will be going back’
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    289 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    289 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Brents for my birthday and had a delightful time. The food and service were both spectacular. Loved the lamb chops!
  40. LC

    LCCVinVA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was DELICIOUS! Hands down, the BEST meal we had in Wilmington on our trip (and we ate at a lot of restaurants while we were there). The wait staff were personable and knowledgable, but not pushy or annoying. We sat on the patio on a Sunday evening. There was one other party of very loud guests, but they left halfway through - thank goodness! There was a little bit of street noise, but not too bad. Overall, a very lovely experience!

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 539 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 2 times today
Google Map for Brent's Bistro

7110 Wrightsville Ave, Unit C-12, Wilmington, NC 28403-7219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stokley Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Wrightsville Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brent Williams

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (910) 839-3131

  • Catering

    We'll cater for you and you can select from an abundance of meal options: Lunch soup and salad combinations with artisan bread; Beef, Chicken or Shrimp dishes with tea! Our catering menu is available online for details.

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