Wilmington, NC Deluxe Restaurant review…from Doug & Margi

Our Wilmington Area Restaurant Guide is based on the first-hand experience of the C. W. Worth House Innkeepers, Margi & Doug Erickson, as well as feedback from guests at the inn. Wilmington has excellent restaurants, which are heavily patronized by the locals as well as visitors. Recommendations cover a wide variety of restaurants in downtown Wilmington; some are a short drive from downtown and the Eastwood Drive and Wrightsville Beach area restaurants including eateries on the Intracoastal Waterway and beaches. During certain times of the year an establishment may be closed on Sunday and/or Monday evenings and in some cases the restaurants serve dinner but not lunch on weekends or holidays. Enjoy, and please give us feedback

Deluxe, 114 Market St., 251-0333. www.deluxenc.com. Offering upscale dining for today’s savvy gourmand in an aesthetically stimulating and casual atmosphere. New American style dinners feature innovative creations with worldwide influences prepared with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Open for dinner 7 days at 5:30 p.m. Below are reviews from some of the local and not so local media!

“Lowcountry Meets the World” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Voted “BEST RESTAURANT OVERALL” -Encore Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2006
Voted “BEST WAITSTAFF” -Encore Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2004, 2005 and 2006
* * * * four stars -“If you want a prime example of an exceptional restaurant, look no further than Deluxe. This downtown establishment excels in the three most important elements of a restaurant: food, service and ambiance The sesonal menu pulls progressive influences from Asian, Italian and Low Country cuisine but is rooted in comforting familiarity.” -WILMINGTON STAR NEWS
“Most Intimate: Here’s that quiet spot to go when you want to be heard but not necessarily seen. Although it’s on busy Market Street, this little place is so unassuming and low-key, you might pass it by. That would be a shame, for the restaurant really delivers.” -SOUTHERN LIVING
“…where both the food and the clientele are both perfectly prepared.” -METRO MAGAZINE
“For an inventive and inviting dining experience, Deluxe offers a commitment to excellence in food, wine, service and ambiance.” -Capturing the Spirit of the Carolinas Magazine
“Wilmington’s Most Romantic” 2005 winner -Wrightsville Beach Magazine
“Wilmington’s Best Restaurant Overall” 2005 winner -Wrightsville Beach Magazine

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