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Le Catalan ~ French Cafe & Wine Bar

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224 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
+1 910-815-0200
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Wilmington's authentic French Cafe and Wine Bar established January 2001...
Wilmington's authentic French Cafe 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 friendly service. Enjoy a river breeze and catch a sunset!
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  • 73
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Surprise on the Riverwalk.

Visited one or 2 yers ago and found excellent but limited menu items and very good value. Outstanding view and very good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tom B
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Thomasville, North Carolina
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  • Romantic
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Thomasville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited one or 2 yers ago and found excellent but limited menu items and very good value. Outstanding view and very good service.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went here on our 40th anniversary and were not disappointed. Booked ahead and had a great table outside. Ask for table 20 keeps you out of the wind. The service was very friendly and helpful with ordering from the menu. We will go back again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

First time visit and we were going to a play so we dined early. Outstanding friendly service. The escargot was in a pastry and very good. The French wine was outstanding. My wife had the sausage and zucchini entree and it was flavorful. I had the quiche lorraine and it was superb. All were served with nicely done greens. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great sunset birthday celebration with our server, Lilly. This place is consistent and wonderful. Thank you Pierre and Marie!!

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

So glad you enjoyed our setting for your birthday! It is always nice to hear how we are doing. Thank you ~ Merci Marie More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped at Le Catalan for wine & dessert after having dinner elsewhere in Wilmington. I've always had positive experiences here, and this was no exception. Dogs are welcome if you sit at the outdoor tables along the river walk. Service was friendly and efficient, and the wine selection was wonderful. The chocolate mousse is also so... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by... we are so glad you enjoyed the Chocolate Mousse & wine (nice combo)! Marie More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This little spot was surprisingly good. We stopped here on Saturday for lunch and a glass of wine. I had the ham and cheese pastry and my husband ordered a spinach salad both of which were excellent. We could not resist an order of the hotdogs wrapped in crosiants with a dark spicy mustard. This will definately become one of... More 

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

So happy you found us and enjoyed your experience at Le Catalan... It's all about the experience, which you captured beautifully! We look forward to your return visit to Wilmington. Thank you ~ Merci, Marie More 

Moorpark, California
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468 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We loved our special penne and crab dishes, small salads, the beautiful view of the river, excellent wine, efficient and friendly waitress, and calm atmosphere. Would return on a warmer day to bask in the sunshine outside. Intriguing menu. Good value for waterfront dining. Metered parking on street. It reminded us of Paris and a meal by the Seine.

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

Thank you ~ Merci, for capturing in words a lovely description of our boutique restaurant. We look forward to your return when you can bask in the sun on " Le Deck" and hopefully catch a Cape Fear sunset. See you soon ~ A bientot! Marie More 

Elon College, North Carolina
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stopped in here to sit outside and enjoy some wine and the beautiful view. We just ordered two wine flights and the cheese plates. Both were good, and the service was attentive. Next time we will get some food too, and more wine...

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

Thank you for highlighting Le Catalan recently. We look forward to having you back to try one of our Seasonal Entrees and perhaps tempt you w/our famous Chocolate Mousse! Marie More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Enjoyed our time together in this quaint french cafe with a full menu lunch and dinner, brunch on Sundays! We thoroughly enjoyed the cheese platter, the basil tomatoe soup, and the curry chicken salad superb! Others of us had the quiche, our meal was filling and definitely will return. Its located right on the river, with a boat dock near.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful location right on the river, and the staff was nice enough to make my tasty $8.50 croque monsieur into a croque madame by throwing a fried egg on top even though it wasn't on the menu (for a fee). However, we were shocked to find that the sausage ratatouille special we ordered was double the price of every other... More 

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Additional Information about Le Catalan ~ French Cafe & Wine Bar

Address: 224 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
Phone Number: +1 910-815-0200
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-815-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Wilmington's authentic French Cafe 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 friendly service. Enjoy a river breeze and catch a sunset!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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