Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites

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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

Terms and Conditions:

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

Terms and Conditions:

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

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

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Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely river view, a delicious meal (there was even a Vegan option !), and very gracious service.
Our first time there, but we'll be back.

PK
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had Valentine’s Day lunch reserved and were seated near the windows. Besides a large private party, there were only a few tables occupied. Our server took our drink order and returned with our drinks in a few minutes. The Pink Special cocktail (cava and pomegranate) was very good. He asked for our orders but neglected to tell us about any specials ( we heard him tell the specials to another table nearby later on). Onion and blue crab soups were flavorful as starters.I had Bibb salad with crab cake. Crab cake was full of crab and well seasoned. Salad could have used a little more dressing and cheese crumbles. Hubby had the steak frites—cooked just right, fries were tasty, too. We passed on dessert. We’d go back and try dinner to see if it wows is next time.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steam is one of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington! I love the vibe of this place – it's like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. When we have family in town we always take them here for some delicious seafood. I haven't had a bad dish yet and try something new each time we go! Service is always well-timed and friendly and the restaurant has a great view of the water. I highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scott was our server and was fantastic. The view is wonderful and the food was very good.

L
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always excellent.yesterday we had large divers scallops and a rib eye steak both were terrific. This is a gem at the Embassy Suites hotel in Wilmington , North Carolina.

ER
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server George was great. The oysters Wilmington were delicious. Beautiful views of the sunset over the Cape Fear River

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited at lunch for ILM restaurant week 2020. The set menu offered 3 good first course choices and 3 second course choices as well . Our reservation was for Friday at 1 pm.

View of River is Devine, service great, food quality and quantity to our liking. Granted it is a few blocks off the Main Street, but we were 2 of only a very few diners for lunch. Perhaps it is busier on weekends and evenings.

IThey offer reduced parking rate in the convention center garage. ’ll be back

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is was excellent! Great food. The price for the food was semi-overpriced however the drinks from the bar made up for it

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was fantastic! Overall positive experience and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend for a quiet night out with a significant other.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristopher was an AMAZING server!!! Food was fresh, tasty and beautifully prepared!

RS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food good, service exceptional,restaurant was cold. Low noise level so one could converse. Valet parking available for five bucks. retrieval was quick.

EC
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juliet and Kristopher were amazing and made our celebration so special! Steam is one of our favorite go to date night spots!

DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The holiday brunch at Steam is always fantastic. We try not to miss any time they have one.

L
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving buffet! We were very pleasantly surprised. Would definitely go back.

G
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. The oyster appetizer is absolutely delicious. The server was very attentive.

G
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, beautiful view of the river, and quiet enough to have a conversation! Loved it!

MR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our first anniversary. I made a reservation over a month in advance so they were able to give us amazing seats with a gorgeous view. I would recommend steam to anyone.

PS. Get the scallops!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated two family birthdays. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We took a stroll along the marina afterwards.

BR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yes - it is a lovely venue. We sat on the Terrace although I would say that we were the only large table eventually and someone else was seated later, right beside us! We were a little noisy so we probably irritated them. Would have made more sense to seat a few tables away?

JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Two of us got the pre theatre special- $60 for a soup or salad, entree, and then share a desert. The chowder and the salad were good, the scallops were delicious, and the shrimp and grits were okay. The portion of the scallops (2 scallops) and shrimp and grits was too small. The shared dessert was bread pudding and ice scream was quite good. The other person in our party is a vegetarian and she ordered a salad and two sides of vegetables and enjoyed them. The setting along the Cape Fear River was quite nice and we enjoyed the sunset. We were glad we tried this restaurant.

CH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not pass this up, yea its a hotel but the Steam is privately run, exceptional service and menu. over the Cape Fear, view is killer, you can start the evening or end it on Cloud 9 on the roof. This is a big surprise, glad I gave it a try as it popped up on my yelp suggestions. easy parking, easy to find. white table, stunning menu and presentation, great special drink menu. quite and reserved, great for date night or group of close friends... I eat all over Wilmington, know them all this is in my top 10 now. will be back.

IB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in a beautiful setting

s
Orlando
85 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was very tasty with generous portions! Brussel sprouts were amazing as well as scallop entree!
Service was lacking as one entree was incorrect and we needed to remind her multiple times that we had ordered more drinks! Sunset was beautiful!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They asked if it was a special occasion and we said yes but no acknowledgement and when I asked they said they didn’t do that. Why ask them? Also, manager seemed “stressed” and there was no one in there. Said we had requested a certain waitress and we had not. Don’t dine there enough to know waiters and waitresses. We just asked for a window table but he was insistent. We sat there for about 15 minutes with no one else in the restaurant and had to ask mgr to send waiter over so we could order a drink. Prices were a bit high for the quality this time. Was disappointed...seemed disjointed what they paired with some entrees. Usually love it

AS
Wilmington
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the brunch menu is fairly small, it is delicious! The beignets and pancake battered sausage were AMAZING!!! The rest of the meals were delicious.

LC
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The brussel sprout appetizer and charcuterie board was a nice start. We had drinks and two bottles of cabernet - all good. Dinner orders included soup, veggies, short ribs etc. All were tasty, exept the chicken added to someone's salad which was very salty. We finished with three desserts - all delish.
Ryan was our waiter. He did a great job.

OT
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant! I am usually a bit reluctant to dine in a hotel, worrying that I may miss some local flavor. Absolutely not the case with Steam. We have lived in Wilmington for 20 years and are honestly impressed with the food, ambience, and service. Try it!

KG
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Views are very nice. Spacious area. Menu for Brunch is somewhat limited and waiter forgot part of the order. Pricey but I will try lunch another time.

WS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The view was lovely. The service was good. The meal was okay.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a view!! Beautiful sunset over the river with a window seat. Wonderful waitress who was very knowledgeable about the menu & wine offerings. Concise menu but it was 👌🏻 meat & cheese plate for an app ❤️ salmon entree & scallop entree were delicious! Finished with pecan tart. Enjoyed our meal & weren’t rushed.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had two large friend gatherings. Always a positive experience! Oysters were so good! Everyone loved their meal. Gorgeous views and Cloud Nine after was a bonus! Will be back soon!!!!

K
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected for a hotel restaurant. View was beautiful, food was excellent, service was outstanding!

DL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I both enjoyed our meals very much. Bloody Mary's were great too.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to dine. Amazing views of the Cape Fear River. After dinner make sure to head upstairs to the Cloud 9 rooftop bar.

AP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service amazing view fried
Brussel sprouts are the best i have had .

DD
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Graduation luncheon. Fantastic views next to
Marina. Beautiful, quiet for great conversation. Food was southern with an upgrade. The appetizers were sooo good! Pimento cheese, crispy Brussels sprouts and fries we couldn’t leave alone! Salmon and steak frites were both excellent. 4 stars was for the very limited lunch menu. And the pricing. What was available was excellent! Would have like to have been closer to the water view. I would ask next time. I told my son it would be a great Valentines, date evening.

e
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hotel, lovely dining room, food was great, and so was our server.

JC
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Very average food at very high prices, the view of the water is nice, that is about all I can say.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special date. Expensive but very good. The parking there takes from the ambiance. The valet parking is expensive and should somehow be picked up by the restaurant . Then it would be perfect!

C
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Food proportions were very inconsistent. Those who ordered meat received extremely large over the top portions, while my husband and I ordered the vegan meal and gnocchi and received the tiniest portions I’ve ever seen. My husband and I were still very hungry after our dinner, which should not happen after paying $21 for a dish. Thank you for offering vegan and vegetarian options, but please give a larger portion.