Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar
Sea Scallop Crudo
Balsamic syrup, truffle oil, tarragon, grape tomatoes
Arugula, fingerling chips, shaved fennel, roasted garlic aioli, spicy tomato fondue
Banks is consistently reliable and excellent. Great spot!
No one cares about the customers here. I made reservations well in advance. Wrote special instructions that we are celebrating 2 birthdays. Restaurant was almost empty, you would think they should be extra attentive to the customers who were there. We ordered a lot, tipped well as always. No one bothered to say happy birthday, no one bothered to say thank you for coming or have a nice day. We just walked out of the restaurant after paying without any acknowledgement from anyone. Do me a favor, don't do me any favors.
We walked in and where warmly greeted by the front desk host. Our server Arlene was amazing from start to finish. Food was beyond good. We had fried oysters,mussels with ginger sauce,soft shell crabs (wasnt on the dinner menu but the chef made them for us anyway) and the scallop entree. Top notch all the way! Patio view is outstanding! We will be back very soon! Thank you to the staff and owners for putting your vet best foot forward during theses very challenging times!
Excellent oysters and clams casino followed by the freshest, most delicious lobster you will find outside of Maine!
Don't pass up a cocktail especially the French Quarter Sasarac.
One of our favorite places to go. Like the bar, outside seating and also indoor seating.
Service and atmosphere was great but food was just ok.
My husband’s birthday. We really enjoyed the food.
Banks is a favorite of my wife and I. Always 1st rate food and drink. Only issue on this visit was a shortage of servers which slowed seating and food / drink delivery.
Enjoyed the service and the food was spectacular! One of my favorite places to eat In Wilmington. I plan to go back soon!
This place was surprisingly excellent! Creative and tasty menu items including spirits.
We had a lovely table outside for lunch. The food was superb. Our server was attentive and professional. The restaurant adhered to all masking and social distancing guidelines. I only wish it were closer to home!
everything we ordered was top-notch...excellent place to dine!!!
Excellent food & service.
Well spaced tables ensure proper social distancing this season. The food and service remain absolutely tops. One of the new items right now is a tuna alla putanesca over pasta which is a feast for the palate. Highly recommended!
Me and my guest had a terrific table overlooking the river was so nice and piece full sitting and talking and enjoying delicious food
Waitress was very nice and patient with us we very much enjoyed our experience
Fantastic food and great setting on the river. Everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend!
We moved to Florida and we have missed the food at banks for the last 2 years. We here is visiting and went today and it was unbelievable as usual. The food was fantastic and the service always great. Can’t wait to go back.
Great patio to dine at while you eat. Service was amazing with our waitress coming over to give my husband a fresh soda every time his glass was half empty because she "hates watered down soda". Food was good, but we thought it was overpriced for the amount and quality. Would like to go back to try the lunch menu.
A little disappointed in the crab cake -- too bready. Lobster salad was excellent. Service exceptionally nice. Sat outside. Pleasant view marred by things beyond your control; big semis and car traffic on bridge. Please upgrade the soundtrack -- it's below your caliber. Susan
The food was wonderful! Crab meat was so yummy and HUGE lumps of it. Avocado was fresh and ripe. The waitress seemed a bit rusty but very friendly. After all she had been out for a couple of months like the rest of us due to COVID-19 and this was only the third day back. Couldn't seem to get the beverages to the table but that might have been an issue with the bar. Later asked for a glass of water and it took quite a while to get it but everything eventually got to the table. Restrooms were very clean and convenient trash cans near door to dispose of paper towel used to open door. Things seemed well thought out!
Enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Food was very good. They were following good practices for the Covid-19 pandemic so we felt safe. Service was excellent and we would highly recommend. The stuffed trout was awesome as well as the crab cakes and the lobster mashed potatoes were also excellent.
Our first meal out after Covid-19 lockdown. The Broiled Jumbo Lump Crabcakes were wonderful! The desserts are not to be missed.
Our server Jacob, provided excellent service.
Food was excellent and our server was very attentive. .
We visit often for special occasions and just for a great dinner. Always great food and service. My Wife’s favorite place to eat. Thank you Banks.
Everything is great! Don't pass on the dessert menu.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First time out since March due to COVID-19. Absolutely fabulous time sitting outside at Banks seafood restaurant. Service was amazing. Made us feel so welcome. Can’t wait to do it again
Our first outing since the beginning of the virus. Truly wonderful.
Always a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. Our server was excellent and we felt very safe.
Server was friendly and drinks were good as always.
Our dinner was amazing! The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly!
The place is really nice and has a wonderful ambiance. My server was really knowledgeable and patient. Head chef comes by and checks on your food quality. Food comes out at a rate where you do not feel rushed. Highly recommend to attend!
SERVICE AT THE BAR FROM KEN WAS SUPERB, RECOMMENDED LEMON POMEGRANATE MARTINI FROM BAR MENU, MY WIFE AND I BOTH LOVED IT IN FACT HAD TWO! SERVICE IN THE RESTAURANT WAS EXTRAORDINARY AS USUAL. WE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY AND BIRTHDAYS HERE EACH YEAR. THE 35 MILE ONE WAY RIDE IS WELL WORTH IT. FOOD IS GREAT, APPETIZER OF TUNA TARTARE AND OYSTER STEW MAGNIFICENT!
THANKS AGAIN TO MR. BANKS FOR CREATING A GREAT SPOT!
And a special thank you to our server Jake who was attentive, patient (we were a party of 6 with a 3 year old) and just all around great.
Great evening! Always top notch food and service. Sashimi was delicious
The food and drinks were great. Our waiter was awesome!
Friendly & helpful service. Food was good but over priced for the portion size and quality.
Excellent service by Sarah
Fabulous date night!
Overall, it was worthwhile . I’ve been to Banks a few times. The only down side for this visit was the inexperienced hostess. We arrived 10 minutes before they opened and decided to sit next to the hostess stand and wait. At noon on the dot, a group of four arrived and were seated immediately. When the hostess returned I said excuse me we are ready to be seated as well. We did wait patiently, after all. Her careless reply towards us was surprisingly awful. She couldn’t have been bothered with us. Banks is an upscale restaurant and guests should be treated with a bit more regard. Especially those who are returning customers, patronizing the restaurant.
Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 3301 OpenTable diners.
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