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Le Catalan

224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
+1 910-815-0200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You are sitting on the beautiful waterfront in Wilmington NC, but could be in a little hide-away bistro in France or Spain. The service is friendly and the food authentic. The wine pairings are nice. We enjoyed the white and red tastings. The small plates...More

Thank Harold and Nanc... D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great view of the Cape Fear River, friendly staff, and excellent food. Limited menu, but a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine, and their quiche is the best in town. Always take out-of-town friends here.

Thank Alexandriafoodfan
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

In spite of its location on the river walk, which is extremely dog friendly, we were asked to place our very small dog on the ground rather than keep her in our lap. We love Wilmington and spend freely here at many, many dog friendly...More

Thank Lorie M
Marie P, Owner at Le Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We welcome dogs on the outside deck for the past 17 years. However, we abide by the Health Department regulation in which dogs must remain on the floor. We are sorry for the misunderstanding.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Best escargot anywhere. Wonderful fluffy pastries. Outdoor dining is pleasant. Quiche and salads are wonderful.

Thank businessman2015
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful little cafe on the waterfront in Wilmington Food is and wine is a great representation of Paris Food and service is top quality and I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Thank Ivan D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Le Catalan is small but with lots to offer: It has a wonderful outdoor area to view the river traffic, as well as those strolling past your table. It also has an interesting wine list to help accent their select menu. Service is always well-done...More

Thank agolfpro2
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A group of friends decided to go for lunch to the Wilmington Riverwalk and we chose Le Catalan. Most of us had the quiche with salad which was excellent (2 different available) and one friend chose the chicken curry salad that she also enjoyed. They...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Shared a lovely birthday lunch with friends at Le Catalan. We sat outside at one of their bistro tables and order several small plated items to share. A perfect location for a lovely outdoor lunch on the French - I mean Cape Fear - Riveriera.

1  Thank MICANJNCGirl
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Le Catalan is a charming restaurant in the Historic District of Wilmington. The owners, having lived in Paris for a while, have recreated the French experience in décor and food selection. The wait staff is excellent ... don't worry, no attitude here. If you're tired...More

Thank ParisLoverUsa
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

12 of us girls were here last Saturday to celebrate a birthday. The wine selection is good, food outstanding! We sat outside around 4 tables in a semi circle which the staff set up for us and the conversation was able to flow! The staff...More

Thank odumbo
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Questions & Answers
2 November 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
17 June 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
1 May 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 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
  • E-mail
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 and friendly service. Enjoy a river breeze and catch a sunset!
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