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Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites, Wilmington, NC
Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites, Wilmington, NC
Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites, Wilmington, NC
Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites, Wilmington, NC
Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites, Wilmington, NC

Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites

4.3
4.3
577 Reviews
$30 and under
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 go-to local restaurant.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 726-9226
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    William Slade
  • Private party facilities
    The Engine Room seats up to 16 people Private The Terrace seats up to 60 people Private
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Estell Lee Place
  • Parking details
    Discounted Parking for Convention Center Parking Garage or discounted Valet Parking by Embassy Suites
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

577 Reviews
  1. CPNC

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant week. Fried oyster appetisers came heavily battered. No taste of oyster. Disappointing. Chose mahi with risotto, after ordered waitrr returned to say salmon had been substituted. Went with it. Food arrived & there was a large unidentifiable, charred chunk on the plate. We could not cut through it , had no idea what it was. Asked the waiter, he took it to kitchen & came back to say it was fennel. I know what fennel is - this bore no resemblance & was inedible anyway. Our waiter bought our a small plate of green beans, which actually were good. Mushroom/Pasta (paparadelle) dish was bland, lacked any flavour except for a few hazelnuts. Bread pudding was the best thing we had. Sauce was mascarpone, & thats all we could taste. Maybe restaurant week is not a good example of the food usually served…..

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  2. Rodney

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome. Caitlyn was fantastic!! Food was great and view of river was memorable. We will be back.

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  3. RichardK

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a great view overlooking the Cape Fear River. Food was superb and the service was equally great!

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  4. RogerC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Steam is a beautiful restaurant overlooking the Cape Fear river. Our server was pleasant and checked on us regularly. However there was nothing special about the food. The black bass was average at best. No special sauce to enrich the flavor. It tasted like something you might get at a diner that was trying to be gourmet. The rizzotto was not rich and full of flavor like i'm used to getting at finer restaurants. I don't usually write a review but it is a shame that a beautiful restaurant like this doesn't have food to match the ambience. Maybe it was just an off night.

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  5. comet

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely location on the Cape Fear River with lots of windows to enjoy the sunset. The service was good, thought the server could have been a little more knowledgeable of ingredients, she was pleasant, efficient and took care of a kitchen oversight immediately. I think the restaurant should note the prices of their specialty cocktails. I was surprised to find that my choice cost $16. I would highly recommend the Wilmington oysters, very nice combination and presentation. The corn and crab chowder, while more of a soup consistency, tasted very good and had lots of crab too. I would happily return.

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  6. DanaS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening. From the greeting at the hostess stand to our server who was Caitlyn. The food came out perfect as well as the entire atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food taste was awful. The salmon taste was substandard and the ribs taste was awful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were expecting a table but got a booth which we could not sit in as it was too narrow. We then got seated in the bar not at all the experience we wanted for Valentine Day

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  9. SMiller

    New York City

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall we were very happy with the restaurant Our server was very good and pleasantly surprised how good our dinner was. We both had the short ribs. (Pre theatre dinner)

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  10. Cpmoore

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kirk was great on 2/7/24 and Scott was great on 2/8/24! We had a delicious meal and the service was perfect.

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  11. Bobcat

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were going to a Symphony at the Wilson Center and decided to try the steam restaurant due to its proximity. They offered a theater menu that was perfect and reasonable. Our server was A tentative But not too much. I had the papardalle vegetable dish while my husband got the salmon entree. All was delicious including the warm biscuits and butter. We will return!

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  12. TravelGirl30

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining area is spacious, open and cool/modern vibe with a nice view of the river. We went pre-concert, and appreciated the attentive but not rushed service. Food is okay, nothing special (we all ended up with salads, mine with shrimp, which was overcooked as grilled shrimp usually is…) Bar service was a little slow. Stick to the basics on the menu and you’ll have a pleasant dining experience.

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  13. KristiS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had 8 people for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was great as well. Would definitely go back.

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  14. Christine

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable meal with life-long friends! Calm venue, lovely views! Our waitress Shannon was a pleasant, efficient and accommodating server Salmon was delicious and short-ribs were excellent. The brussel sprouts appetizer was an enjoyable tasty surprise!

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  15. AnansaM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday and had a great time! Would definitely do it again and recommend for a special occasion with family and friends!

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  16. Markus

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The creamy sauce accompanying my seafood was too thick and pasty. The prawns and scallops were large and expertly grilled. Service was excellent. Pricey.

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  17. Chas

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Resturant was good, Emabassy Suites is ideal if you are going to a show at the Wilson Center

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  18. jojo

    New York City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers selections was poor .... overcharged for a drink . Short ribs portion very poor and way too much sauce

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  19. JerryO

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great time; excellent value! Service for our group of 10 was great and even set up individual checks for 5 couples!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great but the salmon was overcooked. The ambience was perfect for date night.

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  21. LynseyM

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok. Not worth the money. Ambiance was nice.

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  22. AndreaM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a nice atmosphere. But no view at night really. We were seated at a huge table that could have accommodated 8 for 5 people so conversation was a bit difficult. Food was fine, but not over the top for the price. Service was very attentive.

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  23. Brittahknee

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, we did the fixed menu, I had the filet and it was amazing. My boyfriend had the scallop, shrimp pasta, he was a little disappointed that the seafood was cut up into the pasta but otherwise thought it tasted great. It was busy but quiet and enjoyable. We had a nice view of the river. Overall, for being inside of a hotel, it was a very pleasant experience.

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  24. EmilyH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family reserved a very last minute, early reservation for New Year Eve. we weren't sure what to expect since the hotel was also having a New Year Eve party going on- but we were very pleasantly surprised. We were seated by the window with a prefect view of sunset over the river, the restaurant was calm and quiet and the service and our food were both amazing. We had a great time at dinner and our server was extremely friendly and helpful. The panna cotta was the best I have ever had! We will definitely be returning.

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  25. Christine

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable early dinner on NYE. Had a lovely meal watching the sunset!

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  26. NikkiV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful NYE dinner with my family. Our waitress Maddie was great! I highly recommend their brussel sprouts appetizer and we all had steak for dinner pair with a lovely Spanish red wine. My husband enjoyed the smoked old fashion drink. Ambiance was perfect. Overall a great way to end the year. We will definitely be back.

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  27. GaryT

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our dinner. The Theatre menu was especially welcome. A nice surprise for a restaurant located in a hotel.

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  28. dianef

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was truly pleasantly surprised. You think a restaurant in Embassy Suites but this was truly fantastic

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  29. KarenP

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire party loved their food selections and the service was great! I’m bringing new guests each time we go so more people will begin to consider this restaurant. This is some of the best food we’ve had since we moved here. If we had any complaint at all it would be that the Malbec tasted as if it had been opened too long. Otherwise, we will continue to return again and again.

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  30. Thomas

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was outstanding. Would recommend to all

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server approached promptly, but due to lack of ingredients for a cocktail (on the menu), one in our party of two waited almost 10 minutes for second cocktail to be delivered. Not the best start…. Dishes ordered- veggie pasta and flounder(overcooked) were unremarkable.

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  32. WS28412

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, and atmosphere.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is great and food is very good Ambience is good and location is good

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was not busy, yet it took over 20 minutes to get a drink and nearly an hour to receive our meals. We had to ask the waitress to bring us another drink and had to ask her to check on our meals. Food was very good but a tab of over $130 should have included timely/attentive service

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the perfect portion size for a three course meal. The ambiance was upscale but still friendly for families. The only complaint is the location inside the Embassy Suites but that has nothing to do with the quality of the food!

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  36. deec6

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had thanksgiving lunch so it might be a difficult time, but our table, which we booked months ago, was far from the river views. The buffet was fine, but not extraordinary. Service was good.

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  37. LucyP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. Our only issue was with the peel and eat shrimp. While certainly nice size it was too difficult to peel and clean the "intestines" at the table without any tools. I know some people will eat that part but it's a turnoff to many. Also just a small issue with the prime rib being a little too overcooked. Still tasted great though.

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  38. AlfredW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best value for a great Thanksgiving! Food and serve are simply superb.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel restaurant with views of the Cape Fear River. Thanksgiving buffet was well laid out to avoid long lines. Service was very pleasant, especially considering they were working Thanksgiving day. Food (brined turkey, prime rib, ham carving stations, the expected side dishes of sweet potato cassarole, mashed potatoes, green bean cassarole, corn, and a salad/shrimp/oyster bar, along with a cheese and fruit bar, dessert bar) was nice but perhaps a bit underwhelming at this price point. Overall, however, it was a lovely meal and a great option for those who didn't want to cook for the holiday.

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  40. Ryan

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wrong beer, reheated oysters and pasty shrimp and grits

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites is rated 4.3 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites

9 Estelle Lee Pl, Wilmington, NC 28401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Estell Lee Place
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Discounted Parking for Convention Center Parking Garage or discounted Valet Parking by Embassy Suites
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    William Slade
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (910) 726-9226
  • Private party facilities
    The Engine Room seats up to 16 people Private The Terrace seats up to 60 people Private
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