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.
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: 9107621922
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
Came here for a girls weekend. I ordered ...
Came here for a girls weekend. I ordered a wedge salad, and the waitress told me I could not make an modifications to it, I wanted to exclude bacon. I said, you can't just not put bacon on it? She had to ask the chef. It was ridiculous. The sangria was watered down, with no fruit it in. The service was ok, nothing great. The lighting was so dark upstairs we had to use our cell phones as flash lights. It was not the cute girls dinner we had hoped for.
This was our first time at Circa 1922 an ...
This was our first time at Circa 1922 and it was wonderful. Very professional server, Rob I believe. He knew the menu down to the finest details, he offered food and wine paring recommendations.
As we will be in Wilmington fairly often for the next several years we will definitely be going back. There are many more interesting dishes and appetizers we would like to try.
If you are looking for a fast meal this is not the place, while I am sure they could have expedited if we had asked, it is truly an upscale venue, food is prepared to order and will want to enjoy the surroundings!
Had read reviews which persuaded us to b ...
Had read reviews which persuaded us to book a reservation here. Arrived on time to be seated at a small table located up a very steep flight of stairs which my husband painfully climbed to accommodate their scarce availability of a deuce-top. Found out later there is an elevator available but hostess who seated us never offered this option. Her rush to seat us resulted in a first impression of unconscionable hospitality which set the tone for how she had primed us to then interpret every element of service which did or did not follow. The cuisine had so much to overcome unrelated to its preparation. Always a tough act to follow. Nonetheless, our thanks goes to the Chef!
We were there for a relaxed anniversary ...
We were there for a relaxed anniversary dinner. The service was good. The small plates we shared were all very good. The crab dip and paella were very good. The smoked oysters were just ok. The pitcher of sangria we shared was very well done. The only issue we had was we were seated next to a rather loud large group. They weren't obnoxious or rude, just a little loud. As young people are want to do. Overall it was a very good meal and we would return to eat again.
Saturday evening @ 7:30 was really crowd ...
Saturday evening @ 7:30 was really crowded so the noise level was pretty high, but other than that Circa 1922 is a wonderful spot! It's semi-casual with great food; tapas, salads, entrees; burgers as well and the wait staff is very attentive. The atmosphere is really nicely done, circa 1922 and lots of fun. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting/or living in the Wilmington area.
Birthday for husband. Had been to Circa ...
Birthday for husband. Had been to Circa 1922 only once before and had a fabulous dining experience both times Was raining when we arrived so were offered seat at window in alcove. Another couple was seated there which made it a little noisy but not terrible. Gavin was our server who was excellent in describing dishes and level of attention. Food was creatively presented and delicious. My selection was Shrimp and Grits which I would recommend highly! Want to go back for more of their tapas!
The outstanding value rating is based on ...
The outstanding value rating is based on the Prix Fixe menu. This included a nice salad with pear and walnuts, a choice from 4 or 5 entrees, and a chef's choice dessert (this happened to be an excellent carrot cake) all for $24.95; everything was delicious. The regular price menu is, of course, more expensive with many more selections, and still worth the prices. There is also a tapas menu. Excellent service by the server. In addition, my wife ordered a martini with olives and onions. They didn't have the onions, so they sent the busboy to to corner store to some. Never had that happen before anywhere else.
My guy and I went here for dinner while ...
My guy and I went here for dinner while visiting Charleston. The waiter was short, rude and had tattoos everywhere. He was cocky and wanted to finish his night. We ordered 4 appetizers, and drinks- he said that's all your ordering. The apps were about $12-$25 each. This place is fancy! I mean fancy but the restaurant is really cool looking. The food was average.
We nave been to Circa many times and as ...
We nave been to Circa many times and as usual Circa did not disappoint. We came this year to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great, the bottle of wine we got with dinner was extraordinary. Bill was our waiter and the service was absolutely fabulous. Overall we absolutely loved our evening.
Would definitely recommend to a friend and am looking forward to going back.
This was our second visit to Circa 1922 ...
This was our second visit to Circa 1922 and it was as great as the first. Great selection of food and wines and service was outstanding . We have recommended them and will continue to do so. We will be back again next year.
Great server, as they all are at lovely ...
Great server, as they all are at lovely Circa. The food was good, but the Caeser Salad that I ordered was (once again) limp and not at all cool. But, I still love this place- I just wish they'd improve those salads!
Low value, pedestrian food trying too ha ...
Low value, pedestrian food trying too hard to impress. Regardless of the protein chosen from the menu, expect to receive 5 -6 ounces of what you choose. $20 chicken dish - 6 ounces; flank steak - 6 ounces; beef ribeye - 6 ounces. I had a duck entree - it came with a single drumstick without the thigh. Don't waste your time or money - take a 60 second walk toward the Cape Fear river, and go to Caprice Bistro.
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