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Sep 17, 2008 04:32 PM

New to Downtown Wilmington, NC

My husband and I are a younger couple who just moved to the area. We are very pretentious about our food choices and really enjoy ethnic food any suggestions?

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  1. I'm sure you will find lots of suggestions if you do a search. Circa 1922, Caffe Phoenix and Catch are good downtown choices. South Beach Grill at Wrightsvile Beach is also excellent. None of those are ethnic, though. Do you really mean "pretentious":

    1. Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
    2. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.

    1. Maybe you meant particular or picky?

      My wife loves Indochine for Thai-Vietnamese cuisine. I've only had leftovers, I'll vouch for those being quite good. The one Indian restaurant on College is average, but I crave Indian food so I hit their lunch buffet on occasion.

      Not ethnic but Copper Penny is a landmark watering hole downtown that also has excellent food, if you like Trivia go on Wednesday night.

      Dixie Grill, Jimbo's and Chris's for breakfast.

      1. The best place to eat downtown is Caprice Bistro. Wonderful French food. Locally owned and operated by a wonderful couple.
        Try the Basics for lunch or brunch. I have not had dinner there but have enjoyed the other two. Catch serves a great lunch, Monday thru Friday and Big Thai is also a great spot.

        1. Mediterra for Greek, it's not as good as Olympia on Oleander, but it's downtown.
          Indochine is close enough to downtown, and it's wonderful for Thai/Viet/Chinese.

          1. Indochine for thai, Nicola's for italian, deluxe for american, elizabeths for cheesesteaks