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Anyone know of a place with good food & great service in WILMINGTON, NC?

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I'm looking for a local upscale but not too upscale (no chains) restaurant with excellent service as close as possible to the following address:

5900 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405

I would like to give a gift certificate. Food type might be continental, American or Italian? Maybe a delicious steak house?

If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.


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  1. There are tons of really nice restarants near the intersection of Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff Road. That is only 4 miles (5-10 minutes away).

    1. Caprice Bistro is about ten minutes away (5 1/2 miles)at 10 Market Street. It's reasonably priced French Bistro Cuisine, with excellent service. Not within walking distance, but a simple drive down the road that you're already on.

      The food is authentic.

      1. There's a shining new star restaurant (and chef) in Wilmington. Chef/proprietor Stephen Hilla opened Opus a few months ago in Lumina Station (where Fathoms and Logans used to be). I've eaten here about 6 times already and everything I've had is outstanding. I've also been to events catered by Opus and everyone always raves about the food. If you're a foodie, you gotta check it out. It's right up there (and ofen surpasses) Wilmington's more celebrated restaurants. Opus is open for lunch and dinner (with live music--a flamenco guitarist--on Wednesday eves). ok, I'm getting hungry for their divine pecan-crusted chicken or maybe one of the seafood specials...gotta go!

        1. Opus is great, but I second the recommendation for Marc's. It's my favorite "night off" place, with great food, a good wine list and an atmosphere that works well for a casual treat or an elegant night out. They are consistently wonderful.