Caprice Bistro is Wilmington’s go-to for incredible martinis and French cuisine in the heart of the Downtown area. Found within a classic brick building, and boasting two levels of dining, (including an upstairs bar that’s popular with the post-theater crowd), Caprice is the destination of choice for romantic evenings out, or just a little something different and refreshingly elevated.

The menu features a host of options, including more than a dozen appetizers and salads, freshly prepared crepes, “Moules” or mussel dishes, entrees, and small plates. Patrons with a lighter appetite or who like to share can dive into the French cuisine with smaller options like the rich cheese board, the pork cheeks, or the regionally famous sausage of the day, which always comprises of a new and unique protein. Meanwhile, hungrier patrons can sample a range of decadent French standards, like the Coq au vin, the Duck Confit, or the locally-inspired grouper with potato brandade and a Provencal vinaigrette. All of these options can pair nicely with a French wine, or one of Caprice Bistro’s famed martinis, which come in countless and tasty varieties, from fresh citrus to lavish chocolate.

Offering a dining experience that’s unique in this corner of Downtown Wilmington, Caprice Bistro will appease any appetite for elevated French cuisine.

  • Monday5:00pm-2:00am
  • Tuesday5:00pm-2:00am
  • Wednesday5:00pm-2:00am
  • Thursday5:00pm-2:00am
  • Friday5:00pm-2:00am
  • Saturday5:00pm-2:00am
  • Sunday5:00pm-2:00am
Freeman Park

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the barrier islands off the coast of Wilmington, this park is special because it is completely undeveloped, and allows beach driving to off-roaders who like to cruise along the sand.

Downtown Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington, NC

For many visitors, the waterfront downtown region is where the action is in Wilmington, and an extended visit to this area is the highlight, if not the majority, of a great Wilmington vacation. Downtown Wilmington is steeped in history, filled with attractions, and offers all the enticing restaurants and shops of a major city, while retaining its small-town coastal charm.