True Blue Butcher and Table
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.
Second time being here. This time was to try brunch for the first time. This was amazing. Service and foo was truly awesome.
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!
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.
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.
Celebrated our 26th Anniversary at True Blue! The food was amazing and the service was beyond outstanding.
Excellent service and very efficient wait staff. Smooth reservation process and sat immediately. Steak was cooked perfectly.
Our waitress Hannah was amazing!!!! The food was delicious - the steak melted in your mouth. Highly recommend. We plan on returning
Perfectly cooked steak! Sides ie: potato frites and cauliflower soufflé could use more seasoning.
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.
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.
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.
Great Find. Fresh. Origin. Tasty. Casual elegance you would expect at this location
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.
We always have a great experience at True Blue. That's why we keep going back!
Brandon Is amazing !!! Always gives best advise on dining/drink options . Food is always on point
Very impressed. Food was great and the Sax player, an added suprise and on point!
A little noisy, but the food was definitely worth it. I would certainly recommend the restaurant.
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.
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.
Burger Special was and is always incredible
I was also there 5 days earlier
Staff and Service are incredible and the food !!!!!!! soooo good
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.
Excellent food and service. Can't wait to return
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Excellent service and great food. I would have appreciated a more formal dress code.
Food and service was excellent.
Restaurant was a little cold inside and very loud with other diners, but neither was unacceptable.
Excellent service all the way around
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!
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.
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.
Great restaurant and the food is always delicious.
Thank you Janyc! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again.
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.
The food and service was excellent. A truly wonderful meal and experience.
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!
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.
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.