The Cardinal

3315 Masonboro Loop Rd, Wilmington
(910) 399-3969

Recent Reviews

Felt rushed throughout our 30 minute dinner. Seemed as if the waitresss was trying to push us out. We barely had enough time to look over the menu without being asked every 2 minutes if we were ready to order, ready for dessert or ready for the check. We normally have a good experience here, maybe just an off day for the staff

Chris Hobbs

Food is beautifully plated and delicious! Bar is great to start and meet friends. wine selection was great and dessert.Parking: well lit and safe

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Susan Collins

Just came back from our Wednesday burger special at the Cardinal. We used to get it when it was the Cut And Pour and quality is still outstanding. Enjoyed our food. Enjoyed our wine and cocktails. Enjoy the dessert. We love this place. We are in the neighborhood and we come all the time. It’s nice to have a place that it isn’t just your typical bar food that Wilmington seems to offer up a lot. The price point makes good sense you’re getting quality food and nothing was unreasonable. We are looking forward to them adding some additional specials from time to time. just maybe something that’s not on the menu that they can do for a week or so at a time.

Nadine Antonelli

Nice new neighborhood restaurant and bar. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Will be back soon!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

DIANA K

Really disappointed in the establishment. I had reserved a table for our 18 th wedding anniversary and only received a happy anniversary from the hostess. The menu was very limited and expensive for them portions. The worst was the up charge on the drinks I ordered a cocktail neat and was charged $3 for it being neat. The service was very good and unfortunately the server had a reduced tip due to the drink gouge. It is shame as it is really for locales and we live so close. We won’t be going back.

julie robak

I absolutely love everything about The Cardinal! The food is amazing! The staff is so personable and the ambiance is just right! I’ll be back!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Meatball

Shea Ridgeway

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Love it! Check it out!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Grace Wallace

Excellent food and service, everyone was super polite and timely!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Meatball

Wanda M.

Excellent anniversary dinner with nice Ambiance! Food was excellent, steak done perfectly, salmon too! Topped with a complimentary Creme Brûlée! Thursday night $5 Blue Shark and Tito's special! Shay provided excellent service! Definitely will be back!

AlanB

This is the epitome of a neighborhood bar. It is a nice, comfortable place to sit and unwind. They have a variety of food to choose from both casual and more sophisticated. The same with drinks, wine and beer. I would suggest checking it out.

LawrenceK

My friends and I went for dinner. We started out with drinks and sat at are table. Ordered appetizers waited about 15 min. The waitress comes up and says all we have are short ribs. Sorry. We are out of most of the menu. Why would a restaurant be out of food on a Saturday night! Pretty sad we decided to stay. The food we ordered was crap. Pretty bad when the wedge salad was the only thing that was good. The salad wasn't even a wedge! Crap place 300 bucks wasted.

Camille L.

Cute little neighborhood gem. Service is always great. I tried the pizza, wygo burger (yummy), crab dip was delish. Some nights they have specials and can get pretty packed.

Marie F.

Our 4th trip and again the food was delicious! My sirloin was cooked perfect and was delicious. The guys all had NY strip steak and they were all very happy cooked perfect. Scampi was delicious as well and a very large portion. Desert was excellent as well the chocolate torte I had with fresh blueberries was delicious as well as the chocolate chip cookie skillet. Was a great meal to have with my family!! We all left very full and happy!!

We were not expecting fine dinning prices at a loud noisy tavern/bar. The steaks we ordered were cooked to perfection. The sides were very disappointing. Value for money was not there. They charged for bread and the prices of the sides were very high. We would have had a better experience at Outback for less money. Our server did not come by the table very often. We had to go find her to get drink refills and we wanted some sour cream for our potato's. The restaurant was not even half full and she was drying and shinning flatware, chatting with other staff instead of taking care of her tables.

P. R. SCHENCK

FOOD - good. PRICE - high, $9 for potato and 3% surcharge if use CC. AMBIANCE - TERRIBLE, VERY LOUD! SERVICE -Poor, waited over an hour for food to be served. Will return only if forced to.

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