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Seabird, Wilmington, NC

Seabird

4.8
4.8
603 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Mindfully sourced and thoughtfully prepared ingredients highlight the landscape of the food in our coastal community. Menu subject to change daily with local availability of seafood and produce. James Beard nominated chef and owner, Dean Neff.

Reservations available for dinner Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays.
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Brunch now served Saturday & Sunday!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 769-5996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dean Neff

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room:Maximum Capacity 14 guests Evening Events: Credit Card required to hold the reservation.For more information on private events or facility buyouts, please contact hi@seabirdnc.com

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Market St

  • Parking details

    Paid street parking available. The closest parking deck is about a 1/2 block away on Market St. between Front St. and 2nd St. Parking deck is free for the first 90 minutes.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Oysters and Bubbles Wine Dinner

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 6, 2022 only
    Bubbly Dinner and evening of conversations with an oyster farmer and a wild oyster harvester (Matt Schwab from Hold Fast and Ana Shellem from Shellem Seafood) Multiple courses and wine pairings. In the event of rain we will make every effort to find space indoors for outdoor tables, but it cannot be guaranteed. Some of the wines will be available to purchase and some will be subject to limited availability. Menu available at seabirdnc.com/specialmenus

What 603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

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  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

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    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

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    Seafood

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    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Best Overall

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • Wilmington

    Best Service

  • Wilmington

    Best Ambiance

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Lively

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  1. A

    Alexis

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Service was great too! The mezcal drinks were excellent and the local raw oysters, triggerfish crudo app and short rib were delicious. We split 4 entrees also family style - favorites were the pumpkin and rutabaga, the agnolotti, and the flounder.
  2. KP

    KeithP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jack was outstanding he was knowledgeable good listener he was very polite and gave great recommendation! The Food was outstanding we will definitely will be back!
  3. DH

    DebH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we have been and it was wonderful again! Service was great and the food was exceptional.
  4. M

    Maren

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The whole place from the cocktail menu to the setting were all well-curated and tasteful. A lot of love and passion went into this restaurant. I have found that dishes at some seafood-focused restaurants can be predictable and safe but I was impressed that the dishes at Seabird all had such depth and flavor, all the while highlighting the fish itself. Acidity, texture, and even spice were all present and the flavors tasted all well-incorporated. I will also say that the crudo was one of the best dishes I’ve had all year. Seriously, a must. Katherine (sp?) was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Will be back.
  5. J

    Joanna

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Post thanksgiving brunch. As much as I love Seabird for dinner, I am becoming a super-fan of their brunch. We had such a fabulous, relaxing meal with our daughter who was in town for the holiday. We had chai donuts, brisket sliders, fried mortadella with eggs and a basic breakfast plate(nothing basic about the bacon!). All was delicious and generously portioned. The atmosphere is so comfy and all the staff welcoming. We were well taken care of and didn’t feel rushed. To top it all off, we shared the rice pudding for dessert-so light and perfectly balanced! Can’t wait to go back!!!
  6. e

    eal4

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I"m ALWAYS pleased with the experience at Seabird. The food is delicious and well presented, the servers are knowledgeable about food & wine, god wine selection and drink menu, timing is just right (not too long but also I've never felt rushed). I often bring my elderly parents so the volume can be a bit off putting to them but they love it there too they cope.
  7. TM

    TMaxwell

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catherine, our server, began the evening with incredible cocktail recommendations and a delightful attitude that kicked dinner off on a high note. We couldn’t pick a favorite from the delicious appetizers (tuna tartar, pork ribs, catfish pups and oysters) and we stole bites from each other’s plates, oohing and ahhing over every entree. Catherine brought over tastes of wine when we couldn’t decide what we wanted and guided us in the right direction every time. Dessert was just as incredible - the brownie sundae and espresso martini deserve special mentions. The quality of food and service was top tier and we can’t wait to come back.
  8. CG

    ChloeG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This is a beautiful space that you won't find again in downtown Wilmington. That said, the service and food were average. With so many options within walking distance, downtown ILM has many other restaurants that offer a better menu with more welcoming and knowledgeable staff. It wasn't a bad experience but certainly wouldn't choose to return or make another reservation.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Anniversary
  10. BG

    BarbaraG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seabird is the best restaurant in Wilmington for seafood and other excellently prepared dishes. It relys on local produce and the seafood is excellent prepared and fresh. It is where we take friends and family from out of town.
  11. SS

    ScotS

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely raises the bar in Wilmington with the whole dining experience.
  12. M

    Michaelc

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super food. Great service. Our absolute favorite seafood spot. Oysters really great. You get what you pay for!!
  13. KG

    KimberlyG

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and experience!!
  14. LR

    LeanneR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent food and service - as usual! Highly recommended!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, with delicious food.
  16. AF

    AmyF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server took great care of us. Our experience at Seabird was excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here never disappoints! The beet salad with smoked tuna was amazing. The cocktails and desserts are top notch. The entrees are always consistent and delish!
  18. KH

    KatH

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great salad and ravioli was incredible. Espresso martini was a perfect ending to the meal. Beautiful decor, very welcoming staff, and warm atmosphere.
  19. BS

    BirdofredumSawin

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner there Thursday night at 5 PM. Oyster pie appetizer was great, my favorite. Entrees were ravioli and seared cobia, fantastic, Good wine list, and of course the service was the best.
  20. s

    sharonf

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good and our server was excellent.
  21. AK

    AKLef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, professional service, great food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters and champagne were a treat. A+ on the tuna/beet salad, soft shell crab, swordfish schnitzel, and ribs small plate. Our server, Katherine, absolutely elevated our experience. We will be back the next time in Wilmington!
  23. h

    holbar

    Wilmington

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Decor and vibe are terrific as well. One of the best meals in town without a doubt!
  24. SC

    ShawnC

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great atmosphere, great staff, and amazing food. One of the top 5 places in town and my favorite spot for brunch.
  25. OT

    OutToDinner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and atmosphere were excellent. Menu choices are somewhat limited but our choices were tasty.
  26. JB

    JeffB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in Wilmington - it was wonderful.
  27. S

    Sid44

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The soft shell crap over corn and Lima beans was excellent. Wine list is extensive but didn’t have a single wine I’ve ever tasted. Recommend you bring your own wine and pay $20 cork fee. Draft beer list needs work as well but food and service is outstanding.
  28. SD

    StrayDawg

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Swordfish schnitzel was different and delicious. The cocktails were tasty. We were not a fan of the butternut squash ravioli but our fabulous waiter was very accommodating and made sure we were happy with our experience at Seabird.
  29. LL

    LarryL

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous in every manner!
  30. SU

    ShereeU

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely culinary experience. Wonderful menu, made it hard to choose what to eat. Great service!
  31. RB

    RobertB

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Not sure why bathroom music was at the volume it was. Service and food was good
  32. d

    drawgirl

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The wait staff friendly and attentive!
  33. RB

    RichardB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I can't think of a single thing that they could do to improve the experience
  34. CB

    CharlesB

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great device and excellent food. A must eat place in Wilmington!
  35. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space + great staff + great food = awesome!
  36. KG

    KarenG

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous dinner with close friends. The service was excellent! The food was very interesting and delicious. They accommodated my husband with no sausage in the Cioppino, much to his delight. Cocktails were as interesting as the food, very refreshing. The portions were perfect, not over stuffed. We left satisfied and happy. I would recommend to others. Seabird is on my list to bring visitors!
  37. WS

    WillS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Fairly limited menu. Pricey and limited wine by the glass.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure a special experience and the food was spectacular, as usual.
  40. P

    Papajohn0920

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and service was great!! 4 of us for dinner, 2 cocktails, 3 glasses of wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Seabird offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 769-5996.

Seabird is rated 4.8 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

Seabird does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Seabird

1 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4438

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market St

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid street parking available. The closest parking deck is about a 1/2 block away on Market St. between Front St. and 2nd St. Parking deck is free for the first 90 minutes.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dean Neff

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (910) 769-5996

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room:Maximum Capacity 14 guests Evening Events: Credit Card required to hold the reservation.For more information on private events or facility buyouts, please contact hi@seabirdnc.com

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