True Blue Butcher and Table

4.6
354 Reviews
$30 and under
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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKSP1
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant with great cocktails and food. We waited fir our reserved table for a bit but sat at bar so no problem. Our server was very good. Only complaint was the temperature was like an ice box! My husband is always hot and even he was freezing.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time being here. This time was to try brunch for the first time. This was amazing. Service and foo was truly awesome.

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JennyK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Greeted by friendly hostesses and shown to table pretty quickly. Our server, Guillermo, was charismatic and very knowledgeable about Bourbon and the menu. Food was delicious and served just as we asked. Looking forward to returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant, and we enjoyed a delicious brunch! Already planning to return for dinner to enjoy the burrata. Anna was a wonderful server.

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vipGustavo
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant

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vipluv2dine
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch. The menu is quite reduced, including signature cocktails, from their dinner menu but Kira, our server, offered us the steak options off the dinner menu. You're also given a large book of liquor and wine options. I had the Spring Sling which was delicious and I could have easily had two more. My boyfriend opted for a beer.

We started with their Wedge Salad which essentially was half a head of lettuce, such a large portion, with delicious bacon crumbles and homemade peppery blue cheese dressing. I had the Ramen which was a nice spin on a classic. Not a traditional Ramen, but still tasty (if you only like traditional you will not enjoy this), the best part was the pork belly. AMAZING flavor. The chefs were having a "burger off" so we received another menu with a list of 7 burgers or so, each created by a chef on their team. My boyfriend ordered the sole female chef's burger, The Margot. Cooked perfectly, the patty was made up of beef trimmings from the butcher shop, and the fries were herby homemade deliciousness.

Ambiance is clean and professional. A comfortable mix between fine dining and casual. Didn't feel pretentious even if prices said otherwise. There's an option to sit in the dining room where you have the view of the kitchen and butcher shop or in the bar, that's where we opted to sit so we could watch some of the Olympics. There is a beautiful simple bar to sit at with lots of high end liquor options on display or high top tables, where we sat.

Service was lovely and warm from the moment we opened the door to leaving. We interacting with hosts, server and the manager who came over to wish my boyfriend and me a happy anniversary.

Stopped by the butcher on our way out for marrow bones and a dry aged steak which came with beef fat and finishing salt to cook at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 26th Anniversary at True Blue! The food was amazing and the service was beyond outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and very efficient wait staff. Smooth reservation process and sat immediately. Steak was cooked perfectly.

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DavidF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress Hannah was amazing!!!! The food was delicious - the steak melted in your mouth. Highly recommend. We plan on returning

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MikeB
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfectly cooked steak! Sides ie: potato frites and cauliflower soufflé could use more seasoning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to start the day with a flight of mimosas (the blood orange is amazing). The food is always great with good, friendly service. Love hearing Benny Hill play.

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ElandKev
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our new server Bristol was so sweet and learning the ropes very well. My husbands filet mignon ordered medium came out rare but once it came back correctly cooked he loved it. My shrimp and Italian sausage was a different twist but still very good. Loved our French bottle of wine.

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KerriD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for an early romantic dinner. The burrata appetizer was unique and delicious. The beef tartar is always good. We both had the grouper special and some veggies which we enjoyed. My husband had the tiramisu dessert, which he said was phenomenal. I had the creme brûlée which was light and yummy. The service was good. Our only suggestion is that it was really dark, which made it hard to see the menus, and our table for two was in a busy and kind of awkward spot. We will definitely be back, but will probably request to sit outside or in the bar area.

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dcmb2
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Find. Fresh. Origin. Tasty. Casual elegance you would expect at this location

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vipEric
New York Area
418 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time our family dined here and OMG it was superb from start to finish. The steak tartare was authentically awesome with beef being the star, followed by 2 outstanding steak choices that were cooked to perfection, as well as the curry and halibut special. The sides complimented the meal tastefully with their fresh earthy tones and herbs. What a great night out and truly a scrumptious dining experience.

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HeatherS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at True Blue. That's why we keep going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon Is amazing !!! Always gives best advise on dining/drink options . Food is always on point

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TammyF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. Food was great and the Sax player, an added suprise and on point!

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Marilyn
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little noisy, but the food was definitely worth it. I would certainly recommend the restaurant.

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Becky
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made reservations for 6:00 and I let them know we were going to be 15 minutes late. We still had to wait another 15 - 20 minutes for a tiny table right near the butcher counter. The bartenders almost didn’t really want to take our order. Our drinks got there just about time our table was ready. The service was great at the table even though he had a couple of large parties nearby. The food was amazing! Looking forward to seeing the new location to see if the ambience is a bit better for a party of two.

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jgh205
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall we had a good experience at True Blue Butcher. All of our food was good (we ordered steaks and sides) but we found that our steaks and our appetizer were served barely warm. Taste, seasoning and cooking temp was favorable but the serving temperature was cooler than we prefer. Our side dishes (mushrooms & Mac and cheese) came out hot. Our server, bartender and the host were all very friendly, helpful and attentive. The noise level was very high but we got a seat by the door so that helped a bit.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger Special was and is always incredible

I was also there 5 days earlier

Staff and Service are incredible and the food !!!!!!! soooo good

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hello Christopher! Thank you so much for the review! We are happy to serve you and that you had a good experience with us. We love the burger special and are so glad you do as well. We hope to see you again soon.

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Diane
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Can't wait to return

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vipWilmFoodie
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service here. They have the best steaks in town, and a good variety of other dishes. I had the swordfish special and it was delicious. They have a great selection of high end wines too.

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johnh
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Noise was very loud even though it wasn't full. Pricey and all side dishes (and even bread) cost more $'s.

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KeithG
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted amazing and the service was excellent. A bit pricey for every day dining but worth it for a special occasion. Will definitely go there again.

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hello Keith! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and the service. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review. We very much appreciate it and hope to see you soon.

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tarynr
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The tea wasn't sweet. My companion and I loved the food, waitress and atmosphere. The only problem was the hostess wasn't friendly. She stared at us and didn't great us in a way that was professional.
In all I would return. She just needs some polishing..

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MelissaB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great!We had filets and they were amazing! So tender and the salt they add to the bottom of the plate added some nice flavor. Highly recommend for steak lovers!

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello MelissaB! Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our filets, and thank you for recommending us to steak lovers!

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JoshU
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal and enjoyable atmosphere. My wife and I have lived in Wilmington for 5 years and I hate that it took us this long to try TBB. We split a serving of the Wagyu ribeye, mushroom and beef soup, wedge salad, 35 day aged KC strip, Porcini burger, brussel sprouts, and Mac and Chez. All of our meat plates were cooked perfectly and the Wagyu may have been the best steak I’ve ever laid teeth to. Absolutely the best meal I’ve experienced locally. I’d say better than any other local Wilmington options and competes with the better fine dining in larger local cities. Will be returning!

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello JoshU! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful and thorough review. We are overjoyed that you and your wife came to visit us and had such a pleasurable meal. We look forward to seeing you come in again!

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Eric
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack, my waiter, was superb! All employees I encountered were extremely polite and professional. No complaints as to how my meal was prepared and served. Will definitely return and recommend.

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hello Eric! Thank you for taking the time to compliment Jack's service and the food. We really appreciate it! We are looking forward to seeing you again.

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RPR1
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. I would have appreciated a more formal dress code.

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BongoB
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent.

Restaurant was a little cold inside and very loud with other diners, but neither was unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all the way around

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JPow
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Loved the personalized touches like the signed, customized menu for our anniversary celebration. Highly recommend buratta (in season), Japanese Wagu, and steak. Save room for dessert!

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 10, 2021

Hello JPow! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We love that you liked the special edition menu. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NanFanPan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This one is hard. We saw and heard so many recommendations for True Blue that I think our expectations were too high. A dining experience there also depends on your palate and previous dining experiences elsewhere. Was it good? Most definitely. The ribeye was tender and juicy. But if you know how to cook, you can buy a great cut of meat, season it, and find it’s more flavorful than the ribeye. The scallops were delicious but sat at the pass too long, so they were lukewarm (we sat near the kitchen and could see everything happening.) As we approach our one-year anniversary living in the Wilmington area, we agreed that we’ll continue our dine-around approach to trying all the great restaurants in the area before returning to True Blue. So overall the recommendation is a “Yes, but…” from us.

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vipJANYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and the food is always delicious.

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you Janyc! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again.

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vipScott
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The noise level was high. The food marginal especially given the price. Service was slowwwwwww. I would not recommend this restaurant. I was extremely disappointed and felt it was a rip off.

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BEVERLYA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. A truly wonderful meal and experience.

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Beverlya! We are so happy that you had a nice experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know. We hope to see you again!

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RobG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and cocktails were delicious and tasty. The service was great!!! It was a little loud in the restaurant and not very cozy. The food and service out-shined it all!!! I will certainly be back.

True Blue Butcher and Table
Responded on July 7, 2021

Hello RobG! Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we are so happy you enjoyed the food, cocktails, and service. We so appreciate when our customers take time out of their day to give us an honest review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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True Blue Butcher and Table is rated 4.6 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.