The Cardinal is a contemporary locally owned Wilmington restaurant located in the Masonboro neighborhood focused on providing our guests with exceptional service and an array of regional and seasonal selections, as well as offering daily features created by our talented chefs and inspired by local availability. Savor the taste of freshness with our locally caught and sourced signature seafood plates. We offer a full service bar featuring custom curated cocktails, an eclectic and rotating wine list, and a talented, hospitable bar staff.
The Cardinal is not just a restaurant; it’s a great local neighborhood restaurant, a gathering place for the community. Our welcoming atmosphere, exceptional service, and inviting décor will make you feel right at home. Indulge yourself in our fresh seafood and regional offerings paired with exceptional service. Your neighborhood restaurant has agarden patio offers a pleasant atmosphere year round with occasional live music and special neighborhood events.
Every Monday come out and enjoy a nice glass of wine for just $5.
Every Tuesday night is half price pizza night. Come out and enjoy our hand tossed pizzas.
Every Wednesday night is half price burger night. Come out and enjoy our awesome burgers.
Come out for Saturday Nite Live! Every Saturday evening Live Music starting at 7:30PM
Complement your meal with our custom curated cocktails, and selections from our eclectic and rotating wine list.
Please excuse the inconvenience. We are currently transitioning to a different online reservation solution. To reserve a table please call the restaurant .
If no one answers please leave a message. A manager will text or call to confirm your reservation. We thank you for your understanding as we transition our technology.
February 4, 2024
Truffled Brioche Toast w/ Burratta, Baby Bella Mushrooms, Arugula,
Fresh Herbs, Asiago and Lemon Zest. Accompanied by Tomato Confit.
(Paired w/ Ryme Cellars “HERS” Vermentino)
Crab Stuffed Shrimp, served w/ House Made Cavatelli, Lemon-Butter,
Sage & Sea Salt
(Paired w/ Venica Malvasia)
Braised Short Rib served over Root Vegetable Puree w/ Glazed Baby
Carrots & Wine Reduction
(Paired w/ Mira do O Tinto “Vidente”)
Chocolate, Sea Salt & Caramel Crème Brûlée w/ Seasonal Fruit
(Paired w/ Robert Foley Merlot)
Cost is $70 per person (Plus Tax & 18% Gratuity)
Doors Open at 5:00pm for
Cash Bar / First Plates Served at 6:00pm