Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites

4.5
94 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Steam is bringing American cuisine to Wilmington using locally sourced goods & ingredients. With an extensive wine & beer selection, plenty of cocktails, indoor/outdoor seating, & beautiful views of the Cape Fear River, Steam is your new go-to restaurant.

Specials

$3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

Enjoy $3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas all day Saturday and Sunday!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-11:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-11:00PM

Thursday Night Date Night!!

Select Bottle of Wine and Cheese Plate for only $28.00

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-11:00PM

Thirsty Tuesday

Enjoy $3 8oz Craft Pours at the Steam Bar

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-11:00PM

Daily $5 Bar Menu!!!

Enjoy $5 small plates from our Daily Bar Menu 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet Extravaganza from 11-3pm!! Selections are vast including, Salad station, Cured Salmon, Oysters on the Half Shell, Made to Order Omelet Bar, Swordfish, Home fries, Golden Beets, Gouda Grits, and Biscuits and Gravy. And Out of this world House Made Desserts!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Brunch 11am-5pm. Extensive plated Brunch Menu features dishes such as Millennial Toast, Wilma Bennie, Prime Rib, and Shrimp and Grits. We also have great craft cocktail features from the bar including our Signature Blood Orange Mimosa!! Reserve your table today!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 94 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time dining at Steam and will definitely be going back!

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

As the rating shows, the ambiance is some of the BEST you can find in wilmington, great decor, great location, beautiful views. The food is very unique and creative. The dessert is a little limited and basic but still good if you’re a dessert person! Which I am, I’ll never turn down even a basic brownie with vanilla ice cream so I was satisfied. There are limited servers and even when it wasn’t packed the service was difficult to get a hold of. But overall a great experience and we will definitely go back and bring friends back

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JO
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

You need to think about installing shades that actually block the sun in the early evening. Also the glare of the sun off the river is quite annoying.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Not to impressed. Seafood selection was not exciting.
Very nice setting!!! Location Location Location makes this
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1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food options were great! I appreciate a smaller menu because it leads me to believe they have perfected their craft in the items on the menu. The shrimp and grits were excellent and everyone at the table cleaned their plate! The mimosas were also delicious. We also had an amazing view of the river and a great breeze on the patio.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before a fabulous concert. It was close by venue and very good. Was slightly concerned before dining that a restaurant in hotel might be iffy. Totally surprised, nice dining experience. Tasty cocktail, the Alchemist, super appetizer, crispy Brussels sprouts, and two fine entrees. Quick and attentive service too. All around fine time.

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Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there; glad we went back! The Caesar salad was the best I have had, and the chowder was excellent. The salmon was beautifully prepared and delicious, the perfect size; the sides were lovely. The steak frites was cooked perfectly (both steak and fries!). The service was excellent, noise level subdued but engaging, the scenery (had there been no clouds!) was perfect. Go!

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend had the ribeye steak and it was amazing, except most of the steak was just fat. I had the steamy noodles and I’m struggling to get the taste out of my mouth. The service was the best I’ve ever had. My girlfriend said her meal was better than the meal she had at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun.

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RF
Wilmington
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Those who rated it a 3 star had it right on the money. We were seated promptly and our waiter showed up with a bottle of water and a special Valentine's menu. We ordered Oysters in the half shell - I must have read the menu wrong for I thought it said oysters not Oyster. It was very good, but oyster as in - one. Next came a very good Lobster Bisque. Finally our entree arrived
I asked the waiter about our wine he said he'd bring it right over. The meat was ordered rare and it was. It was also cold like it had been cooked well in advance and they forgot to warm it up. Potatoes were also cold. Bread never arrived nor did anyone to refill our water. My sister reminded me that hotels only know how to rent rooms and run bars. They don't know how to run restaurants because they don't have to. She was so right.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a little disappointed in how Steam doesn't do anything for Birthdays. Other than that our waiter was very attentive, food was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful

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DM
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointed. Fish was salty, clans too big and tough.

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SP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guest and I really enjoyed this restaurant, and it was especially convenient being located in the Embassy Suites hotel. The food was fantastic. I had the Steak Frites. The meat was cooked perfectly. Overall, we had a very enjoyable experience.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Steam, before a play at the Wilson Center. We were very pleased and will be back. Outstanding view of the Cape Fear as well as great food, reasonable prices, great service. We Ubered to Steam at Embassy Suites and it was very walkable to the Center for those that choose to use this option. Got a great sunset as well!

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CT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone there was exceptional! The young man who greeted us was so nice and our waitress was outstanding. It was quiet and very clean. The food was delicious and the portions were perfect. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone (and already have!).

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Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised. I normally don't care for Hotel restaurants, but in this case I have to admit, it was very good. The scallops I had were as good as any I have ever had. The view of the river is great. The server we had did an outstanding job. The only con I have is that I wish the portions on the scallops were larger

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, I'd say our experience at Steam Restaurant was mediocre. The food was okay, but not worth the price in my opinion. When we got there, we were immediately seated, but it took over 10 minutes before anyone waited on us. Not sure if this was just an off night for them, but I doubt we give them another shot anytime soon.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. It was restaurant week in Wilmington so prices were good...

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was beautiful! Service was slow but once we got our drinks and food it was a delcious meal. The Cape Cobb salad was definitely a win. Ribeye was not cooked to order. We will go back in the summer once the roof top bar is open. Wish they had more of an appetizer selection.

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LC
Wilmington
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening. Two couples were attending a 7:30pm theater show at Wilson Center. We told Matt, our waiter for the evening. Both couples ordered the "theater" menu (choice of shrimp, scallops or short ribs) and a drink. The soup/salads were brought at the same time, followed by all four entrees. Delicious, hot and excellent food presentation. Since the designated dessert was sold out, we were offerd a choice of two other house desserts. Wow. So good and such attention to our time. We will be back!

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LP
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant was located with a fantastic view of the Cape Fear River. A sunset over the river is spectacular. That being said, the food was very good. We had the scallops, which were exceptional, the salmon, the crab soup, & the sea bass. Everyone thought the seafood options were great. Would definitely recommend.

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! The staff made my party feel special and were attentive to our needs/wants. We are in the Engine Room, which is a private dining room at Steam. The room is excellent for larger groups! Food, drink, ambiance, location and staff were all wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is phenomenal! My husband and I along with 2 other couples dined here on New Year’s Eve and will most certainly going back again and again. The restaurant had a nice upscale atmosphere with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river (although the sun had already set so we didn’t get to enjoy the view). Something that surprised us was how large the portions were! Each couple ordered their fries app but could quite honestly have shared the whole thing among all of us. We enjoyed similar large portions with perfectly cooked steaks for some and the best crab cakes I’ve ever had. This restaurant is also on the save30 store so we were able to get our $100 meal for $70!

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good waiter. Good service. Great view.easy parking and best of all located in Wilmington, nc.

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1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very poor quality food. Believe the soup was canned. Ridiculous portions; eg, shrimp entree had 3 shrimp. Overpriced. Would never return.

Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites
Responded on November 17, 2018

I am so sorry about your experience at Steam Restaurant and Bar. I would love the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please call Nicole Boudrieau at 910-726-9226. We would like to make it up to you!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening, low light inside the restaurant allowed the evening sunset to be appreciated.... floor to ceiling windows, it was quiet, calm and our table was perfect. We were seated immediately. Kris was our server. He was great. Helpful, informative, and genuine. Food was excellent. Fries w/duck fat, oysters, crab chowder to start. Salmon was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were delicious w/grilled fennel/greens(l really loved the bitter greens!). Pricey, yes....but worth it for a special night.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The menu is very eclectic and we didn't know a lot of the ingredients. The taste of the food was great but the service was terrible. The waiter paid us minimal attention, never refilled our water bottle and was very slow in taking our order. She seemed more interested in other diners and we spent an inordinate amount of time waiting for service. Steam has a pleasant atmosphere for dining and the food once delivered was good. With so many choices for dinner, we're not sure whether or not we will return.

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BR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a great first time. It was easy to find too. I Love the view and the food was really great. I spent my birthday really special and i would would go there again for my next birthday. The service was also good and fast. The surroundings were nice and quiet.

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LC
Wilmington
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were hosting out of town guests and had hoped the rooftop bar would be open for cocktails. Unfortunately, the bar suffered storm damage, so we changed up and were seated by a window overlooking the river. We ordered drinks and struggled to find the kind of appetizer we were seeking. We chose the cheese, dried fruit etc....it was just right! The view was great that night~
Dinner went downhill. Two steak frites came out room temperature. The crab cake tasted fishy and the fourth meal was vegetables which were tasty and served hot. The waitress did a nice job. Some desserts were offered as goodwill and they were very good.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I am going to return to try it again. Visited for dinner soon after hurricane Florence, was trying to get back to normal. It was a bit eery being downtown, still a lot of recovery crews around- so I think some of that was affecting my experience.
Enjoyed a delicious cocktail, biscuits and pimento cheese and the special of scallops. Main course was my favorite and delicious.
Not very crowded on a Friday night but mostly due to when I was visiting.
Worth going back.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Been here several times and like that the menu options change somewhat. Overall food was good, some options were better. Crab and corn chowder was barely warm and seriously lacking that nice crab flavor. Appetizer of broccoli had right amount of spice heat but had to be sent back initially because it was not hot. Clam appetizer every time has been awesome. Entrees of Shrimp Scampi, Salmon, and Steak Frites was really good. Server was very attentive. Wine list here is great with good selections to choose from.

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Will dine there again.

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KT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but well worth it if you're going for a special occasion. Our view was the cape fear river and it was beautiful. Waitstaff was amazing and food was delicious and unique...again just high $

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MM
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dined on a Friday night. Service and soups were good. Cobia was over cooked and was cold.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with family members for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and atmosphere was really nice.

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Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice setting on the Cape Fear River. Food was good, nothing over the top. My husband had a burger, I had the linguine with scampi and the shrimps were fresh and cooked well, as was the pasta, not overcooked. Our friends were happy with their meal as well. Our server was very pleasant and professional. the Roof Bar, Cloud 9, was nice as well. It's a good place to go too especially for a hotel.

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KS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Came here with out of town guests. Quiet, comfortable seating with a spectacular view. 3 of 4 entrees were excellent. Service was slow and apologetic.

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B
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday at Steam earlier this week, and had a fantastic time. Service was outstanding, and we so enjoyed the food and the view. Definitely recommend.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Clas ere delicious and the broth was very tasty.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't seen my brother and his wife in a year and we had a fabulous time, meal and server!!

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KS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife's 50th...I mean 29th...birthday. Not immediately/clearly pointed out, but the receptionist at the front desk directed us to an elevator that took us to the second floor. Our reservations were for 6pm on a Sunday, but only about 2-3 other tables seated in a very spacious dining room. Our table was by the window with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River, nicely set and clean. Our server Ryan showed up, very nice young man, knowledgeable of the menu, eager to "check with the chef" on my wife's gluten/dairy restrictions, and he took our drink orders ($10 glass of Malbec and a $7 12oz glass of Allagash White). Our beverage choices came out quickly, Ryan explained the specials and we chose our entrees. My wife ordered the "Cast Iron Diver Scallops" ($30) which were plated with charred sweet corn, bacon dust and smoked almonds, all on a bed of duck fat cauliflower soubise. I chose the "Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna" ($27) served on a bed of steamed jasmine rice and topped with "Japanese Goddess" dressing (a.k.a. light wasabi influenced puree...perfect amount of heat). Our instructions were to not overcook the scallops, and just a quick "pssst, pssst" on each side of the tuna...I like it raw! We ordered the "Oven Roasted Head of Cauliflower" ($10) appetizer, topped with an herb puree, toasted walnuts, parmesan (on the side...no dairy for the wifey) and citrus zest. The appetizer came out as a generous portion and was delicious. The entrees came out timely enough, and presentation was fabulous. I guess you could say that my wife is a scallops snob, and she was not disappointed. Same goes with me and tuna...gotta be fresh, properly seasoned or bathed, and pink yet warm in the center...they got that right too (maybe forego the heap of unseasoned rice and pair it with roasted potatoes or grilled asparagus instead).

A little on the pricey side, but one of our top choices for a special occasion meal.

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