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Le Catalan ~ French Cafe & Wine Bar

224 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
910-815-0200
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Ranked #13 of 538 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: European, French, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Wilmington's authentic French Café and Wine Bar established January 2001. "Wine Down" on the Riverwalk! Serving Lunch & Dinner: Soups, Salads, Quiche, Cheese, Charcuterie, Seasonal and Daily Entrees, Dessert...Famous Chocolate Mousse. Wine, Beer and Spirits. Inside/Outside dining and courtious service. Enjoy a river breeze and catch a sunset!
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I made reservations for dinner at Le Catalan on a Saturday evening. The hostess was very pleasant and arranged for us to have a table outside to watch the sun set. When we arrived, we loved the atmosphere, but found the menu to be extremely limited and overwhelmingly expensive. We decided to order drinks and a cheese... More

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Middletown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On a recent visit to Wilmington, North Carolina to look at property for moving, we spend Saturday afternoon in old town. We wanted to get a feel of what the weekends are like during the summer, this being Memorial Weekend. As the afternoon got later and the temperature got hotter, we wanted a cold drink. Not wanting to sit at... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ate here with two of my BFFs, one if whom is Catalan. We loved it. The good was excellent and we had a great visit with the proprietor. Thanks for excellent cuisine.

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Columbia, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

WJust back from Provence and missing that incomparable cuisine, we ducked into this shaded bistro alongside the river in Wilmington's historic district. Good choice! We had a simple but perfectly prepared lunch, and the waitresses were helpful and enthusiastic. We also had a glass of very good French wine.

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Caeur D Alene
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169 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great view. Great mood. Cool crows. Service was very friendly and helpful. My server was quick and friendly. Vanessa was great Food is great. Good wine. No big entrees but great for a nice afternoon by the water.

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Rochester, NY
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225 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stopped by for dessert later in the evening after strolling the waterfront. The nice Parisian-like outdoor seating along the water made for a pleasant place to dine. The chocolate mousse and the creme de Catalan (a version of creme brulee) were both very good and at a reasonable price. The rest of the menu looked inviting though limited but... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Saturday afternoon, meeting my wife after work, we grabbed a perfect spring day and bee-lined to this great little place where she had met a friend just yesterday. The day was perfect to sit outside on the boardwalk overlooking the river, with a beautiful awning for just the right shade as the afternoon sun came lower. The sunsets are beautiful... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My friend and I had lunch here today, I had the shrimp and orzo a gratin and we shared a cheese and baguette plate as an appetizer. The prices were a little high but the food was delicious. We sat outside on the riverfront and the scenery combined with the food made for a perfect lunch

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Walldorf, Germany
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136 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The view and the atmosphere having a glass of wine and watch the sun go down is just perfect. The food selection is limited, and as European food lovers, this was nothing totally special for us, yet it was fine, especially the sausage-lentil stew (not on the menu) was nice! Service was super-friendly, we spent a nice festival evening!

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My friends and I were vacationing on Topsail Island and decided to go to Wilmington for an outing. Le Catalan had a wonderful ambience and the food was exquisite. I will definitely return.

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Marie P, Owner at Le Catalan ~ French Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

With nice weather upon us after a long winter we hope you will be visiting Wilmington often... We really like "exquisite"! Thank you ~ merci, More

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