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Le Catalan

224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
+1 910-815-0200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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French, Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
224 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3987
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in Le Catalan after a walk on the boardwalk. Such friendly and attentive staff, gave us a delicious sample of blackberry lime sorbet. How nice on a hot day, glass of Rose and sorbet. Always reminds me of Europe!

Thank ron2171
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a great view of the river walk and a light (French style) lunch this is the place. They have a limited menu which is a little frustrating but what they do offer is very good quality. The wine selection is larger than...More

Thank MauiGregB
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We were a large group of us participating in "The Taste of Carolina." This is where we get to try a small dish and a drink. The restaurant passed out small baguette pieces of bread with a choice of three spreads which was just ok....More

Thank sueda5
Marie P, Owner at Le Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I will send a copy to the tour group "Taste of Carolina" who organizes & chooses what to serve at each stop. The Mediterranean Trio is a popular appetizer. We invite you to join us for lunch or sunset dinner...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Stopped for a glass of rose' and next thing you know, we're having cheeses, fresh baguettes, and another glass of wine. Its right there on the river and a cool place to sip and people watch. Its one of the places where you can see...More

Thank Elsie S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We've enjoyed Le Catalan since they first opened in 2001. The owners, Pierre and Marie, are welcoming and have created an inviting and charming spot. Their quiches are delicious as are the Escargot Feuilletes and the Mediterranean Trio! Great spot to meet friends for lunch...More

Thank BeachMartie
Marie P, Owner at Le Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you ~ Merci! It's hard to believe that we are going on 17 years... Wonderful description and menu highlights. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful location and great staff!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

OMGoodness, that quiche. The crust was basically a puff pastry. And the filling was incredible. Le Catalan is very dog friendly, at least when it comes to outdoor seating. They have phenomenal river views, friendly staff and a cute bistro table atmosphere.

Thank K R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Le Catalan was well-reviewed on Trip Advisor but surprisingly not one of the top ten in Wilmington. I cannot imagine why. This is an unpretentious, remarkably well-priced bistro with many classic French bistro dishes prepared perfectly, served promptly and hot, on a wood deck overlooking...More

Thank pyrprshr
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The food menu is very limited. the wine selection is above average for the river front in Wilmington.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We reserved a table upstairs and it was perfect for 7. Service was impeccable and the food outstanding for everyone. Ranging in age fro 12 to 76, everyone enjoyedit... hard for a restaurant to do. There was much sharing of food around the table showing...More

Thank NCPilot253
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had been walking all afternoon, and decided to stop at this cute little bistro. I was in for in a great treat, starting with a lovely chicken curry salad, Hubby had the beef hotdogs in puff pastry. We were both thrilled! We most definitely...More

Thank Robin L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you use Open Table for reservations?
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
Is Le Catalan doing July 4th dinning. We came last year and had a wonderful time
16 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
Do you do reservations?
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
US$10 - US$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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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