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About Circa 1922
Circa 1922 is home to tapas-style dining and wine bar in historic downtown Wilmington. Regionally-themed sharing platters are a popular new addition to the menu allowing guests to sample several tapas offerings. A 12-bottle custom cruvinet keeps our wines by the glass consistently fresh and true to taste or choose from an eclectic international selection of wines by the bottle. After-work tapas specials, weekly sushi specials and a 3-course prix Fixe menu make Circa 1922 a popular downtown destination.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Tapas / Small Plates, International
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz piano standards Friday & Saturday evenings from 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Market Street parking deck located directly behind Circa 1922. First hour is free, $1 for each additional hour. Special rates for weekday evenings. $5 after 9:00pm on weekends. On-street parking is free after 6:30pm and all day on Sundays.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private upstairs dining room accommodates up to 65 guests. May be utilized for either hors d'oeuvres receptions or sit-down dinners. Private parties are offered a 4-course limited menu. Customized menus are also available.
Private Party Contact:
Greg Lightcap: (910) 762-1922
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Circa 1922 Ratings and Reviews
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Circa 1922! We had high hopes after reading reviews, and the establishment didn't disappoint. Absolutely delicious food, excellent and attentive service, with great ambiance provided by Tom's live piano. A must visit! We'll be back!
We were so disappointed bout cream brûlée, when we got sated had few tapas n main close had been told to server we will have cream brûlée, after meal waitress came by someone order 20 of them so all gone!?! We were so disappointed waitress could save one for us n she was not care how we felt tell us get something else.... you will need train waitress stay on top of better costumer service.
Nos asignaron una mesa para dos, de las que comparten un lado con varias otras mesas, con un largo banco. Por el aire acondicionado y el ventilador pedimos un cambio de mesa, y si bien cuando llegamos estaban todas ocupadas, en ese momento se liberaba un box.
Nos respondieron que era difícil por la alta demanda de sábado a la noche, pero que si el cambio no era posible iban a bajar el ventilador. Ni una cosa ni la otra, y se fueron desocupando mesas, y en el momento de irnos ya eran tres en otro sector.
La comida estuvo muy bien, excepto que el pan lo trajeron despues de la entrada, porque lo estaban haciendo. Riquísimo pero tarde!
The food was good, but not up to the quality of previous visits. Portions were smaller and prices higher. The room was so dark that it was difficult to read the menu. The waitress was not very attentive. My husband says that he has had better shrimp and grits for less money at a local restaurant, and we do not live near the ocean. My salmon was very good, but the sauce under it was tasteless and the vegetable underdone.
If you are really hungry.....eat somewhere else. After dinner.....our kids went next door and bought pizza. My husband ordered the "Large Plate", salmon. When it arrived it was no more than 4 oz. he picked up his plate and looked underneath.
I had to find our server to ask for another glass of wine....I would've expected, "Would you like another glass of wine"?
Food selection was outstanding as was the service. The Charcuterie selections were great. Our entrees were nicely prepared and very flavorful. The food presentation was also very nicely done. The large platter creme brûlée was spectacular. Have not been able to find this large thin layered creme brûlée anywhere else in all our travels. This was the reason for driving to and staying in Wilmington.
We've been disappointed in the quality of food and snarky aloofness of servers the last few times we have dined at Circa. A couple of folks in our party were frustrated that a restaurant of the purported caliber of Circa 1922 offers "milk" as opposed to cream or half-n-half for their coffee. One additional comment about serving coffee: perhaps it is considered "high brow" to pour coffee from a height of 18" or more, but it is disconcerting to many customers due to concern of splattering. Maybe we were overly cautious since the server had spilled water while filling our water glasses at the beginning of the evening. We wouldn't object to the prices if the food quality and service were improved. At the level of each of them at this point, we feel that the restaurant is overpriced.
Overall, a quite nice family dinner. We had several tapas and a cheese platter, all of which were well received by adults and teenagers alike. The ambiance in the two-story restaurant née bank is quite comfortable though the music was a bit loud for a short while. Very good location near Wilmington center and waterfront.
Attendance at your restaurant was due to a girl's get-away weekend and I must say your establishment was charming in its ambience with fabulous wine, Smith Madrone Cabernet, and delicious food. Our waiter Bill was the best as he was so helpful and accommodating with a marvelous sense of humor. He's a definite keeper! If there would be one suggestion I would make, it would be to have a Jazz pianist. The piano music being played on Saturday evening was too much of a snooze, and if you want to attract even more individuals , try jazz.
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