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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
I had recently decided to go vegan and was concern that I would not be able to follow my diet eating out. It was our anniversary and my husband had made these special reservations. I reluctantly asked the waiter and he was great as well as the chief. It was probably the most amazing plate of food I have ever had. The presentation was beautiful itself, yet the dish of fresh local vegetables was fantastic. I felt like the chief had fun with it. It also felt very spontaneous and very creative.
Out of the gate, Bill provided great service! We enjoyed drinks, followed by multiple rounds of tapas, Bill's recommendations honestly given and followed, our meal was excellent. Finishing with desert wine, key lime pie and "colossal" creme brûlée (its colossal), we left sated and satisfied. Absolutely will be returning! Thank you Circa 1922!
We were in Wilmington for July 4th and got a last minute reservation. We've never been to the restaurant before and we're so glad we chose it! We loved our table for 2 by the window - people watching and connected to the outdoors but still inside with air conditioning! I had the organic salad and pan fried flounder - both were delicious and hit the spot. Many items on the menu sounded very appealing and there was a wide array of choices and styles. Our waitress was friendly and wonderful, and the prices were very reasonable for the quality of food. I would absolutely eat here again the next time I vacation at the beach.
For the most part, the food was excellent! The duck confit is always a big hit with us. However, one of our appetizers and one of our entrees came out cold, which was disappointing. We ate the appetizer cold (mushroom ravioli) but the entree (shrimp and grits) needed to be sent back to get heated and it took about 10 minutes to get it back.
We had reservations but the table was not ready and we had to wait approximately 20 minutes.
Our server was excellent and very attentive.
We loved our first dining experience at Circa 1922 for our 12th wedding anniversary. The food was incredible! The mushroom bruschetta is a must to order! Our waiter was very knowledgeable of all the dishes available. Be sure to request a booth if you are dining for two because the standard tables are quite close together. We were there on a Friday evening. Wish we could have experienced the live piano music they offer on Saturdays! We will visit again and order more of the tapas.
My friend and I recently had a superb dinner at Circa 1922. We started with the beef carpaccio, which was delicious. My entree was seared sea scallops over a bed of ratatouille, which was very flavorful. My friend had the seared flounder over leeks and other veggies, and she loved it. The portions were perfect--we were pleasantly full but not overstuffed. Great service and atmosphere. We will be back!
The tapas were lovely and we thought that almost all of them were fair in price. We particularly enjoyed the pork belly. The lobster gnocchi had good, bite-sized chunks of lobster but the gnocchi could have been lighter. The ambiance is candle-lit, and the server was attentive and unobtrusive. My dining partner thought that the grouper was cooked excelently. Plating was good for all of our food. The cocktail I had, the Coast of Carolina, was particularly good.
Very cozy, classy atmosphere. Service was excellent, as was the menu. The entrees looked kind of small for the price, so we opted for tapas. Dinner starts with a bread basket with soft white bread with butter. I opted for shushi: the spicy tuna was literally spicy -and very good. The broccoli, as well as the beet salad tapas were also very good.
Excellent! Went here for our 30th anniversary and it was really, really good. From the sushi to the tapas to the service, everything was excellent. It was a bit dark inside, so older eyes had a bit of trouble reading the menu, but otherwise there were no complaints. Their live pianist was also excellent.
Great meal! My wife had salmon with celery root, perfect amount, great flavor. I had flounder with fennel, capers, olive tapenade; fish cooked great and dish had wonderful flavors. We both thought this was one of our best seafood meals ever. We had a Rhone wine that was great at a very reasonable price.
This was my second time at Circa 1922! Both times were amazing! They have a great wine list and very tasty Tapas. They have a variety of different tapas,ones that are everyday menu items and ones that you would not see very often on a menu. Great location and great customer service!
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