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True Blue Butcher & Table - The Forum, Wilmington, NC

True Blue Butcher & Table - The Forum

4.6
4.6
906 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
True Blue Butcher & Table reflects global, rustic flavors with a modern American interpretation. Enjoy the simplicity of perfect ingredients, along with our butcher counter & drink menu. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:30 pm Fri 10:30 am–2:30 pm Butcher Shop Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 679-4473
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bobby Zimmerman
  • Catering
    https://www.wearetrueblue.com/catering/events
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.wearetrueblue.com/catering/events
  • Neighborhood
    Wrightsville Beach
  • Cross street
    Military Cutoff Road and Parker Farm Drive
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 906 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

906 Reviews
  1. DianeS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our birthday dinner as always. If you enjoy a quality steak, I highly recommend trying Tru Blue.

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  2. Tsurf

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very consistent experience ! Great for special occasions for an amazing meal. Or even a burger on a quick drop in .

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  3. JohnB

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. Our waitress vanished from time to time. I don't know whether she had too many tables, but our party would have appreciated her checking in more often. We enjoy having Sunday brunch here.

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  4. Peggy

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, good food, but overpriced for what you get.

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  5. EdMR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first visit with family. Table was ready at time of reservation and just a great meal and service.

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  6. RobertW

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was great. Nice environment for lunch.

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  7. Crystal

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited True Blue for the first time to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was amazing.

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  8. HeatherS

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Blue Butcher and Table is always great! Great servers, menu choices, cocktails, all of it!

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  9. Robert

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. I was surprised and upset to learn they would be adding a 3% surcharge to our bill for “kitchen staff”. The price for the so called “prime” NY strip was not commensurate with the quality of the portion we were served.

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  10. NicoleB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was outstanding! I had the chicken & waffles (super crispy, flavorful, juicy chicken & the perfect waffle with that little sugar crisp) & my husband had seafood grits (crab, shrimp, lobster & chorizo in blackened cream with white cheddar grits). Great mimosa flight, as well. We loved absolutely everything & regret not going sooner. We'll be back soon for sure!
    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on January 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for the outstanding review Nicole! We are so glad you had great food, great drinks and great service!! This is so kind and we are so grateful to share it with our staff!

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  11. RyanC

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went here recently on a double date with another couple. This is probably an excellent steak house, but any foods that stray from this theme are surprisingly bland or even outright unpleasant! Ramen was cool (should be piping hot) and flavorless, Sticky stir fry was worse. Friendly staff and nice ambiance, but we won’t return.

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  12. RobertS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dinner, great service. Small (infants) seated next to table.

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  13. MaryannD

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So many blunders on there part. Salad, tasteless and briwn romaine. Service... we waited 1hr 15 minutes minutes for entree. Fries arrived cold. Chef did apologize, but it didn't improve a mediocre meal for $150.00 for two. Also never acknowledged a request for my husband's birthday.

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  14. TomA

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very good, prices very high. No bread offered before meal. 3% ‘kitchen fee’ added to bill, which we have never seen anywhere else…

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  15. GaryC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect execution of food quality service and ambiance
    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on January 23, 2024
    Thank you so much Gary!! We are so grateful for your feedback!

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  16. CarolN

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    For the price the steak was very tough and no favor. The meal I had week before at a budget restaurant was much better.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely NYE dinner at True Blue. The staff were friendly and attentive but still allowing us a beautiful and intimate dinner together.

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  18. JaniceC

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there! Loved it! Will definitely go back! Best steaks it’s a little $$$ but so worth it!

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  19. CynthiaB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was outstanding. The food was great. The clam dish was a little odd tasting and I couldn't eat it. The mac n cheese was scrumptious. The steak looked amazing as did the crab cake. I must add, as a person who needs a walker, the bathroom door was very difficult to open from both sides.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for brunch. Will likely not go back for brunch, but will continue to go for dinner. Poached eggs were over cooked. Had to take the overcooked egg off my plate and give to server as “proof” for a new poached egg- by then the meal was cold kinda ruining brunch for me. Husband got the lobster roll , more breading than anything. For price , I was not overly impressed with quality

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  21. heslamar

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service as usual. The sax player was WAY too loud for an open echo-y room like this — hard to even hear the waitress getting our order.

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  22. Andy

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing steak and even better service! Would recomend!

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  23. HC324

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails, food and service were all on point!

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  24. travelingman

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good however the menu was not as good as the price would warrant. The food quality was certainly not up to the standards of what the price would have you to expect. This is my opinion from someone that travels constantly.

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  25. SteveL

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and it was a great experience overall. Personalized menu that said happy anniversary was a nice touch. Loved the steak!

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  26. MeganW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic, per usual! The staff is always top notch, and the food was wonderful.

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  27. ericlnc

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at true blue. Service and food were both top notch. Apparently on some Wednesday’s they have a smash burger special. That paired with their regular offerings made for a great evening meal experience couple with some savings.

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  28. MarlaC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent quality food. Services was very attentive. Would highly recommend.

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  29. Kger

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch! The lobster roll was one of the best I have had. Everyone enjoyed their meal!

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  30. JohnB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crabcake appetizer was absolutely the best crabcake I’ve ever had in my life. Bar none. It’s even better than mine and several people have told me that my crabcake is the best they’ve ever had and it beats my crabcake, hands-down. It’s the most perfect crab cake that can be made.

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  31. Rowrow

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there! Delicious! Great steaks, the best crab cake! We will be back ! 🥰

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  32. lewisd

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood tower, steaks and apps were amazing. Our sever was the best

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  33. Baybrookery

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Bathrooms disgusting and food inedible. Stale bread

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  34. DavidM

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a wonderful choice to dine at True Blue. I was surprised to be served the finest prime beef filet mignon I've had in more than 25 years. I've been to the other famous steak houses, they all missed the mark. True Blue gets my vote for best beef!
    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on December 21, 2023
    Wow thank you so much David. We are honored!! We truly appreciate your kind feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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  35. Johnnysnow

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    4 people. Over 4 hundred dollars. 3 steaks all under cooked. All ordered medium. All raw inside. One sent back but no one really seems to care that 70 dollar steaks are being cooked incorrect. They have a kitchen application fee now to help with kitchen staff retention. This would be fine if the kitchen staff prepared the meals to perfection but charging extra on top of high prices for a mediocre execution is just not a good idea. Kitchen appreciation, I would appreciate if you cooked the steaks correctly, didn’t over cook your sides and stop servicing over baked or stale bread. This place could be really good.

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  36. TiffaneyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was amazing. The food is pricey but well worth it. With a name like “butcher” I didn’t expect to find a VEGAN option but there it was clearly listed and so so good. I even bought a container of their kimchi to bring home!

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  37. SharonC

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious menu and staff signed menu for birthday girl

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner, and he absolutely loved it! He’s been wanting to try the Japanese Wagyu, We each had a serving of each cut, and it was absolutely fantastic!

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  39. Foodie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    True Blue changed the menu from the last time I dined there. New menu was much more pricey than the previous menu. Some favorites were no longer on the menu! Still the $10 mimosa flight is worth the trip.

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  40. MichelleN

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were amazing! Our server, Caely, was so very kind and attentive. We also enjoyed the liveusic with brunch. The only issue I had was that it is ridiculously loud inside the restaurant. It was really hard to carry on a conversation without yelling to each other when all the tables were full. That being said, the food and service will definitely bring me back.

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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True Blue Butcher & Table - The Forum is rated 4.6 stars by 906 OpenTable diners.

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1125 Military Cutoff Rd, Ste A, Wilmington, NC 28405

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Military Cutoff Road and Parker Farm Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Wrightsville Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:30 pm Fri 10:30 am–2:30 pm Butcher Shop Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bobby Zimmerman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (910) 679-4473
  • Catering
    https://www.wearetrueblue.com/catering/events
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.wearetrueblue.com/catering/events
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