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

True Blue Butcher & Table - The Forum

4.7
4.7
663 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Butcher Shop Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 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

Offers

  • Happy Hour At True Blue Butcher and Table

    Apr 15 - Dec 17, 2022
    Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Buy one bar snack, get one bar snack free from 4pm-6pm and 9pm-11pm each Friday and Saturday.

What 663 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Good for Groups

  • Wilmington

    Hot Spot

  • Wilmington

    Great for Lunch

  • Wilmington

    Notable Wine List

  • Wilmington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

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  1. NC

    NancyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go for top quality food. My husband loves the smoked pork chop and I fantasize about their wedge salad. Not many choices for those who don’t eat red meat but plenty of small plates to replace an entree.
  2. LW

    LauraW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a 7:15 reservation and were seated right away. Wagu beef appetizer and burrata salad were delicious. Steaks, Brussels and Mac and cheese were amazing. Crème Brûlée was the perfect ending to our meal.
  3. AZ

    AmyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING!! Drinks were great! Highly recommend!
  4. GK

    GregK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was top notch. Cannot wait to go back again

    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on November 14, 2022So awesome to hear Greg! Thanks so much and we can't wait to see you again soon.

  5. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kira was amazing! So friendly and attentive. Will definitely request for her next time I go back!

    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on November 14, 2022Kira is awesome! She is so knowledgeable and we love having her as a part of the team. Thanks for the kind words Lauren. We can't wait to see you again soon!

  6. MF

    MonicaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed our experience, the service was great and food was fantastic!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing and knowledgeable staff. I sat at the bar and the whole bar team was superb. I had the market catch, cooked perfectly. Good wine list to pair with meals and the ambiance was busy and fun. I will return while still in Wilmington!
  8. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressed with the dinner and service. I believe Greg took care of us and was great. The steak was amazing with a very great cut, season on the bark was delicious, and cooked perfectly.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch for Business or Pleasure
  10. CD

    ConnieD

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and the food was excellent, only thing needed was more vegetarian options.
  11. TS

    TrevieS

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Wonderful service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff went above to wish happy birthday, the food and service were amazing and can’t wait to go back. Our server was wonderful and gave great meal suggestions.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Expensive, poor service, just the basics - no bread. Sent back meat twice before it was cooked properly. Relatively loud. Disappointing! Would have rather gone to Texas Roadhouse three times!
  14. A

    Angela

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    We made a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes. The steaks were overcooked. For the cost and since it is a steakhouse . . I would think they would be cooked correctly. It was overall unfortunate.
  15. ES

    ElisabethS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Hi. The smash burgers and fries were great. The service was a bit slow and we were served and charged for a side we did not order and just paid for it rather than sta y longer to work it out. It was SO, SO loud we could not hear one another. Consider adding some acoustical absorption; not 'energetic' but it was truly unpleasant. We will only come again if we can sit outside or in the bar. We really like True Blue and recommend it often. I hope you can deaden the sound so we can come enjoy it more often. Thanks!
  16. AG

    AlanG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Both steaks came out overcooked from what was ordered. Manager offered to replace order. When bill arrived one steak and dessert was comped. Service was great but quality of food did not meet expectation and price.
  17. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the brunch at True Blue!
  18. KD

    KerriD

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. Jazz music was nice, but a bit loud. We love this restaurant and will be back.
  19. MM

    MichaelM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! A+ wait staff. Food was exceptional!
  20. w

    wangless

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great food, but not very hot. $$$$
  21. K

    Kaisers

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation celebrating our First Anniversary. We found True Blue Butcher online and were excited to celebrate our Anniversary dinner. Everything was great - from the moment we arrived, to the great drink, food and dessert. Orlando was a great waiter and took great care of us. All of the employees signed our menu to recognize our Anniversary. I would highly recommend True Blue for any occasion. The filet was magnificent. Thank you Orlando and True Blue Butcher.
  22. m

    mrsmonday

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous experience at TBB&T. Celebrating our Anniversary, the whole staff wished us well wishes on the menu 💕. Waiter was fantastic, knowledgeable with the menu and wine pairings. Only negative was there was a bit of wait but was a busy Sat night. Bar was hopping too.
  23. J

    James

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We went for a Friday night dinner. The food was good but not exceptional. The service was excellent. The restaurant was noisy. Overall expensive. They have a butcher counter with meats for sale—one could probably do better buying there and cooking/eating at home.
  24. c

    cwhite

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I only wish they had another potato option. Baked or mashed.
  25. MK

    MichaelK

    Wilmington

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service great as usual; food good but need more variety, menu has not changed much over the months. Wine selection is good but overpriced
  26. M

    Meredith

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was phenomenal. My husband and I were celebrating his return from deployment, and decided to sample multiple items from a la carte menu which were all phenomenal. Drinks were lovely. Overall great experience.
  27. DW

    DonW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks are so incredible, and since everything is a la carte, I forego sides and just get 2 steaks. The Ron Swanson "Turf & Turf". Best steaks I ever had.
  28. W

    Wdee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overcooked and overpriced. Steak we’re over cooked, pork chop tough. We have appetizers, bread, entrees, dessert, and a very over priced bottle of wine. Sadly disappointed
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for my hubby’s bday dinner. They have a cute touch of employees signing their birthday well wishes on a menu for the special person. We loved it! And of course, the best steaks in Wilmington. Sides are pretty good though our potato roasties that are normally a fan fave were cooked at varying degrees of not done enough to totally crisp. Small criticism but wish the ambiance was a bit tighter. We had a wall table and liked it but I could see in to the kitchen wall with its mix of posts and things at the entrance where employees come in and out and it takes away from the cool art and other touches. Highly recommend and will always go back.
  30. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The service was excellent. The atmosphere was very nice.
  31. S

    Suer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    street tacos were difficult to eat, falling apart at the bottom seam
  32. TF

    TreyF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience, start to finish, and Tessa was a great server - thanks!
  33. BR

    BonnieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were 10/10!!! Our waitress Hannah was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious and high quality. This a definite must try!
  34. CA

    ChristinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, excellent service. Best restaurant in Wilmington, and I'm a local! You will NOT be disappointed!
  35. LD

    LauraD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went to True Blue for our anniversary, and I'd have to say that our meals were underwhelming. My husband ordered the fish of the day (I think it was swordfish), and he said it was ok. I had the steak frites. I ordered my steak medium rare, then switched to rare because I wanted it to be super juicy (I like to have the juice from the meat soak into the fries). The fries were great, but the steak only had a little bit of pink in it. Disappointing. Perhaps other things on the menu would have been better. The wine was very good... It was a Saturday night and very crowded and noisy. I would recommend True Blue to a friend, but probably not for a romantic dinner out.
  36. EK

    ElandKev

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Andy was knew for us and he was very friendly and got it right.

    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on October 3, 2022We are very happy to hear that! Thank you so much for the review. We hope you'll dine with us again soon!

  37. w

    waterlily

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed Sunday Brunch outside (sure wish Zimmerman would redecorate outside and inside for that matter, both are tired) I enjoyed the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, absolutely the best crab cakes in town. The food never disappoints at True Blue nor does the service.
  38. G

    George

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is now in our top 5 in Wilmington. We will certainly go back soon.

    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much! What an honor! We look forward to having you with us again soon.

  39. DH

    DianneH

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A happening place to dine! Wait staff very attentive , happy to please. Food always outstanding

    True Blue Butcher & Table - The ForumResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear of it!

  40. O

    Oenophile

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful experience. Friendly and efficient service. The martinis were top notch. Bothe the 6oz and 9oz filets were perfectly seasoned and prepared. Leah made sure to confirm that our understanding of temperatures matched the chef's - a sure sign of a well trained staff. Great additions as both the porcini butter and the bone marrow were excellent. Well crafted wine list, with options across different price points. They even had a gluten free dessert, the chocolate bonnet, that didn't feel like we settled. I can't wait to try the butcher counter.

Safety precautions

  • 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 4.7 stars by 663 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for True Blue Butcher & Table - The Forum

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 10:00 am–2:00 pm Butcher Shop Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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