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Circa Restaurant

37 Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829-1902
908-638-5560
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Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jun 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Raritan, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I dined at Circa for the first time this evening (June 22, 2014). It was a delightful surprise to find this very nice restaurant in this very small town. The restaurant has a bar so there is no need to BYOB. The bar had a great selection of beers on tap which my friends and I sampled. (I also noticed... More

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Washington,NJ, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Three Strikes and your out.... My wife and I have been there several times and each time there was something - generally minor that went wrong.....however, the last three times we have been there the food was so highly seasoned with SALT that it was not edible....I mean the salt was so pronounced in the taste of the food, it... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stopped by on a Thursday afternoon on a friend's recommendation. Friendliness and menu knowledge of the hostess, Arantxa, convinced us to stay for lunch. Hummus was extremely tasteful and fresh - very homemade. Ambiance - very enjoyable. Greek salad delicious, grilled Chicken club outstanding!! Definitely will return!!

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High Bridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While I like and frequent Circa am baffled by a few things. Why have a menu that ostracizes more than includes--offer some basic dishes at lower $$ and draw in more people local to the area (often the dining room is 25% to 50% full on a Saturday night). Why if I'm there for a long night with friends do... More

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We've been to Circa 4-5 times between June and September 2013. The food is wonderful and they make a fabulous margarita with their top shelf tequila. However, the last two times we were there the service was WAY off. Frankly the wait staff is so high they can’t get the service right. The first time the food came and it... More

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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761 reviews 761 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

First off, the flavors of all the dishes we had were very good. If i was only rating the food, it might be an 'excellent'. But it is the whole experience that makes an evening out. And of course - value for money. They have about six 'special' beers on tap. I tried a couple - good. $6 a pint... More

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morristown, nj
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I think this place is trying to be upscale (reference to "cuisine", internationally inspired wine list, etc.), but yet there were thinks that didn't add up. e.g., Menu was paper and it was just plain dirty with food or drink stains. Then, there was open mic and live music on Thursdays--that says different vibe to me?? Felt like they needed... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This spot is lovely with open windows onto a beautiful front porch and on a hot summer evening the atmosphere is perfect. The menu and service however need some help. My Mojito was the most disgusting mixture with too much lime and the mint was ground down to pulp! They tried to fix it but undrinkable. Our order was messed... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place mixes sports bar, casual and family dining, in an small town in the hills of New Jersey about 50 miles west of New York. Nice selection of beers on tap, a good wine list, a great casual place to get together with friends for a conversation where you can hear each other without shouting. I just had one... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Have been for wind down drinks a number of times and this bar is always excellent. Very good well priced house wines, great craft beers and fantastic bar snacks. And all with friendly service

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