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Le Catalan

224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
+1 910-815-0200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go here regularly for the food and wine, as well as being on the River Walk. Most places along the river are about being on the river, the food is an afterthought. So for a great glass of wine and some good food, this...More

Thank dottiejswallow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here because it was on the water for a glass of wine in late afternoon. The wait staff was extremely pleasant and welcoming. We wanted to sit outside by the water and they were happy to accommodate. Shortly after we ordered an...More

Thank Curtis J
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The location is great. Outdoor dining is nice by the water. Good selection of wine. Gazpacho was good.

Thank creativefoodie
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This is a nice place to sit outside, enjoy the weather, and watch the passersby on the river walk. We enjoyed the wines and had a cheese platter which was tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. I did think it was a bit pricey overall,...More

Thank brian k
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I along with two other couples decided to have dinner here on our last night in Wilmington. I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor and thought the place sounded good. Having walked by it a number of times on the Riverwalk...More

Thank Rockport4
Marie P, Propriétaire at Le Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for a lovely review, we appreciate it! P.S. Many have walked by... we are so glad you made it in. We hope you return soon for a visit in Historic Wilmington and stop by Le Catalan.

Reviewed March 18, 2018

Have been there many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Sit outside, weather permitting, and enjoy the breezes and view of the Cape Fear River. Pate, cheeses, salads, nice wine selection plus entrees and desserts....all delicious. Always clean and friendly.

1  Thank richard w
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

3 of us for Saturday lunch. Lentil and sausage special was very good. Ham and cheese in puff party was excellent. Quiche with greyere and carmelized onions was outstanding. Excellent service as well.

Thank Motherofthreeboys
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Great location to sit outside for an appetizer and cocktails, especially at sunset. Haven't had their entrees but the appetizers are always on point and you cant beat the view from the riverwalk.

Thank KeithBfromNC
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Four of us went here for dinner on Valentines Days and it was okay. The escargot was quite different; served in a pastry but was pretty good. The four entrees were also okay but not really great. The service was not the best. Rather detached...More

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Could be easy to miss on the Riverwalk, but well worth seeking out. Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Their tomato soup was terrific, as was their quiche special. My husband and I would go back there in a flash when we visit Wilmington.

Thank lisasT2064VT
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November 1, 2016|
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Response from Marie P | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring, we do not have "Open Table" for reservations. However we encourage reservations by phone please call Le Catalan 910-815-0200. Sincerely, Marie
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Pamela M
June 16, 2016|
Response from Marie P | Property representative |
Yes! We will be hosting our Red, White & Blue Dinner & Fireworks Celebration... see our website for more information Or call 910-815-0200 for reservations. Hope you can join us!
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Joan A
April 30, 2015|
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Response from Marie P | Property representative |
Yes, we love reservations! Please call the restaurant for reservations at 910-815-0200. We will need Date, Time, #Guests, Name & Contact # Thanks in advance! Marie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-815-0200
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Wilmington's authentic French Cafe and Wine Bar established January 2001. "Wine Down" on the Riverwalk! Serving Lunch and Dinner: Soups, Salads, Quiche, Cheese, Charcuterie, Seasonal and Daily Entrees, Dessert... Famous Chocolate Mousse. Wine, Beer and Spirits. Inside/Outside dining Authentic cuisine, balanced wines, friendly service, Great view... Enjoy a river breeze and catch a sunset at Le Catalan!
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