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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Wilmington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Wilmington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (710)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Welcome and thank you for choosing The Melting Pot of Wilmington. We offer a very unique and interactive dining experience, with a heavy focus on personal service. Our Wait staff has been hand picked and extensively trained to have the ability to provide you, our guest, with nothing less than a "Perfect Night Out." Every visit will be hand tailored to fit your wants and needs during your fondue experience. We are a four-course full service restaurant. We offer a stunning variety of creamy, perfectly balanced cheeses that our servers hand craft table side for your dining pleasure. We have a selection of cold, crisp and fresh salads, paired with house made dressings. Our entrées are as beautiful as they are delicious. We offer a wide range of premium meats and seafoods with a variety of sophisticated marinades and sauces for dipping.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
It was a fantastic meal, and enjoyable for both of us. Awesome experience. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Brent's Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (620)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
Upscale yet casual restaurant located in Wilmington, NC. Located near Wrightsville Beach. Menu changes weekly to highlight the freshest seafood and land dishes. Enjoy flavorful dinners and extensive wine selection in our welcoming atmosphere. When weather permits, book a seat outdoors on our covered patio. For reservations, please utilize Opentable or call us directly. However, reservations for Fridays and Saturdays can ONLY be booked by calling us directly. 910-839-3131.
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AshevilleResident
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Excellent restaurant, highly recommended. Super nice server.
A photo of Main & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (259)
$30 and under
Seafood
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Seafood Restaurant in Winterville, North Carolina. Main & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern offers an amazing menu with the service to match. We hope you join us soon.
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murderwriter
Dined 6 days ago
I tried the salmon dish this time and it was excellent. I loved the warm caramel cake dessert.
A photo of Kipos Hellenic Cuisine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (599)
$30 and under
Greek
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
Kipos Hellenic Cuisine, an elevated extension of Kipos Greek Taverna in Chapel Hill, boasts a large garden and extensive bar which features double-sided seating indoors and out – all of which lends to a spacious dining area that flows seamlessly from the dining room to the patio. The bright, light-filled dining room, with high ceilings, terrazzo floors, and a variety of seating areas.

Enjoy Kipos’ classic Greek menu, curated by Executive Chef George Delidimos – including its legendary Avgolemono, Moussaka, Tzatziki, grilled whole fish. In addition to the largest Greek wine selection in the area.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent service and ambiance. Mother said she needed more claims in her pasta 🤣
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4.8
4.8 (129)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
G Prime offers the highest level of service and ingredients for the entire community to enjoy – from beautifully curated and customizable prime cuts, locally sourced fish and fresh seasonal produce, a classic craft cocktail and mixology program, to one of the largest, most prolific wine cellars in the area.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great time. Birthday celebration was a success.
A photo of Port Land Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2045)
$31 to $50
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Port Land Grille has progressive American regional cuisine masterfully executed in a casually elegant coastal setting since November 2000. We have both indoor and outdoor dining and private rooms are available. Thank you for dining with us!

COVID-19 updates: Masks are no longer required to be worn indoors but they are still recommended if you are not vaccinated. Our staff is fully vaccinated and ready to serve you!

We have suspended the ability to bring in outside food or beverage (ex. cakes or wine) while we continue to recover from the devastating affects of COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support.

Top review
BrianGGGvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and excellent service. Outside dining made it better than most.
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4.7
4.7 (3214)
$30 and under
French
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Open Wednesday thru Monday, closed Tuesday. Online orders can be placed from our website; limited daily availability. Reservations recommended; table times limited to 2 hours max.

Thierry and Patricia Moity were previous owners of Patou Bistro in Charlotte, NC and Cafe de Bruxelles in New York City.

Delight in Chef Thierry Moity's traditional French cuisine. Chef Moity, who has been cooking since age 13 in some of the finest French restaurants in Europe and New York City. The French cuisine is influenced by a combination of traditions. Patricia comes from the northern part of France near the Belgium border, while Thierry's origins are deeply rooted in the central provinces of the country.

According to Chef Moity, the food is served fast paced and in generous portions. “I want everyone to feel welcome in my restaurant. We are working against the stereotype that French food must be intimidating and expensive.”
Top review
JackPvip
Dined 6 days ago
After at least 4 times this is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington. The Waterzooie is spectacular.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2281)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Wilmington is located at the newly constructed River Place in the heart of historic Downtown Wilmington. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs and our Wilmington steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere of casual elegance.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was great staff excellent setting was nice enjoyed our anniversary.
A photo of Floriana - Wilmington restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1065)
$31 to $50
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
We are open for carry out and for dine-in guests. The balcony tables are available first come first serve upon reservation. If one is not available upon arrival, guests are welcome to wait at the bar or in the lounge until one becomes available. We are open for Dinner MON-SUN 4:30 pm till 10 pm and for Brunch on SUN 11:00-2:00 pm.

Floriana Restaurant is about friends, family and community. We are an independently-owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers. We pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Our beautifully appointed dining room is the perfect setting for any occasion — an intimate, romantic dinner, or when you have reason for celebration and want all your closest friends together at the same table.

The Wilmington Floriana Restaurant is located in Wilmington, NC riverside at 2 Market Street.
Top review
SarahPvip
Dined 4 days ago
We had a great experience from start to finish! Enjoyed a drink in the bar area while waiting for our balcony table then were seated at our table about 35 minutes later (which is what we were quoted). Our waitress acknowledged our special occasion and was very attentive throughout the meal. The food was excellent as well! We enjoyed the calamari, Caesar salad, burrata ravioli and filet. We’d love to come back for another special occasion when we’re back in town!
A photo of Steam Restaurant - Embassy Suites restaurant
4.0
4 (605)
$30 and under
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Steam is bringing American cuisine to Wilmington using locally sourced goods & ingredients. With an extensive wine & beer selection, plenty of cocktails, indoor/outdoor seating, & beautiful views of the Cape Fear River, Steam is your go-to local restaurant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 23, 2024
The short ribs were delicious and the service was excellent
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