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Circa 1922

8 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-1922
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Ranked #25 of 540 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Tapas, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market Street
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westchester
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131 reviews 131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, wonderful food, wonderful food and consistently good. Love their small plates and wonderful prices. Friendly staff, Always a great meal here

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Raleigh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We love this place, you can tell the servers are very experienced and professional. I had "chicken" - chicken breast wrapped in bacon! Absolutely no complaints...would be 5 stars if we went there as a couple vs a family, go early if you have children under 8.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had the opportunity to enjoy a great dinner at Circa 1922 the other evening. The restaurant is in a nice location in the heart of the historic section of Wilmington and an easy walk to the river. The atmosphere is excellent, sort of like an old restored warehouse, red brick walls, great feeling there. Service was excellent. I enjoyed... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Best steak I have ever eaten! Perfectly cooked, moist and so tender it melted in your mouth. Another person had the paella and could not commenting on how good it was. The lamb shank was excellent, and the shrimp and grits very very good, according to the others In the party. All in all very impressed!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful place for a special dinner or celebration. Great atmosphere, food and service. We came with handicapped family and they could not have been nicer and made sure we were on the first floor with plenty of room for our elderly members. The creme brulee is to die for and huge; our steaks were perfection and our server was a... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Circa is a excellent choice for dinner .Food is very good and service is excellent, you cannot go wrong having a dinner here.

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Virginia, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The menu is set up to where you can be as creative or as conservative as you wish. The atmosphere in the restaurant is definitely situated around an older style and is very cool. I got two sets of tapas; the duck pastrami and gouda cheese. These come with many items to taste (orange honey, mustard seed, etc.) with and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great restaurant, good food, nice ambience. Whether you are looking for a full meal, formal or otherwise, or just to have drinks and tapas at the bar, it's a good place to go. Have done all three

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Bradenton, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Husband took me here for a special date night. We arrived and checked in and were seated right away. The restaurant was clean and atmosphere was really fun. Looking around we think the restaurant used to be an old bank with exposed brick everywhere. The wine and food was great. Our server advised hubby on wine to pair well with... More

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NC
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for ladies night, catching up with friends, or a romantic evening downtown Wilmington. Circa is a "tapas-style" restaurant, so don't expect to simply order a main entree - this is the time to pick several "small plate" selections one at a time to either share with friends, or keep to yourself! The ambiance is terrific, upscale without feeling intimidating,... More

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