We love this restaurant. Our service experience on our most recent visit was not up to par with our normal experiences. We think they were short handed and so the bartender was waiting tables in addition to bar tending. But the food and atmosphere are wonderful! We will continue going back for great food, cocktails, and wine!
We had an amazing dinner as always!
It’s been a few months since I’ve eaten there because I live in Raleigh and have a place in Emerald Isle. Always amazed at how they keep the all around five star experience fresh. The Server was very attentive and personable with a great sense of humor. Hostess also continued to check on us throughout the meal. Usually a Hostess greets, seats, and says goodbye when you leave. On several occasions a Chef delivered our Tapas. Beautiful teamwork concept, no doubt instilled by Chef Merrell, Owner and Operator. Oh by the way, I should pay homage to the Bartender, as the drink are always inventive and awesome. Can’t leave without saying there must be new talent in the kitchen. The menu is become better and more varied. Hard to reinvent perfection.
I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. They are fantastic and remain my favorite restaurant in all of Carteret County!
We went for our anniversary and felt special from the moment we walked in. Alex Ortiz, the bartender made the best martini I have ever had and Jonathan Meadows made sure we felt cared for and appreciated. Kudos to such a fine staff, excellent food and a perfect evening!
I love this restaurant it never disappoints!
The food and drinks are great.
Our new favorite local place. Great food, selection and good value.
We love to share small plates and have lots of variety. Sean was our server again and he was again a great server. Dessert is a winner also. Beer was colder this visit, so I was a totally happy dinner guest.
Great place with good food. They are happy to make changes to the menu items to suit you. Nice place for a quiet meal if you want to talk.
We have been to this restaurant several times and have taken family and friends there too. The food is very creative and delicious. The staff provides excellent service.
Great food. The only issue was the beer which could have been colder. We loved the small plates and shared several of them.
Great place. Wonderful for Sunday brunch or mid-week lunch. The only opportunity I experience is the inconsistency of the Bloody Mary’s. It’s hit or miss. However, if it is a miss, they are very eager to make it right!
This is our go-to place. We always have a great meal. This time we had the evening's special tapas. One was better than the other. If you haven't been here, you really should try it.
What a little gem! The four of us ordered 3 items each from the small plates menu. Each was so good that even though we practically ordered the whole small plates menu, there were still items left of the menu that also sounded delicious! Service was excellent, responsive but not intrusive. Don't know about the main entrees but the small plates were over the top good. Delish! Go here now.
Food and service were both impeccable. Will definitely be going back. Hands down one of the best restaurants in the area.
Great experience. Great food!
We received a gift certificate, and happily enjoyed a wonderful "late lunch/early dinner" on our 23rd wedding anniversary! The selection of tapas was delightful, and varied for the season. We definitely recommend Circa 81 to those traveling, or living in coastal NC.
My wife and I eat here about once or twice a week. The Su day Brunch is our favorite stop after church. The menus are varied. It I enjoy the specials which change regularly. The wait staff are particularly attentive.
Excellent food and perfect service. Certainly a top 3 restaurant in the area!
Being a frequent diner at the restaurant, we chose to dine from the specials. We had the omelette special and it was great! A perfectly spiced, perfectly cooked , blackened salmon omelette , with just the right amount of fresh spinach and tomatoes. A great dish, with outstanding service(thanks Jamie) made for a very nice birthday brunch!
Food is always good here. Great wine list. Service is always very good!
Such a wonderful place! The service was amazing, the food delicious!!! We went there for my husband's birthday, and our waitress made sure to make it a special occasion! Loved it!!!!
Enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch with a friend. Our server Joe was exceptional and very attentive to our dining requests and made brunch very relaxing. We enjoyed our food selections and definitely recommende Circa 81...especially for Sunday Brunch.
This is an outstanding restaurant in the area. Great cocktails!
Great small plates!
Very easy to share and combine plates to create a dining experience. Pricing is very reasonable considering the quality of the product.
We love Circa for the amazing food and friendly service!
We went based off of a friends sting recommendation; it's her favorite place. We ordered the pineapple coconut mojo to and the cherry limoncello lemonade both were great. We also had the half chefs tour which was a tray of cheeses, meats and pickled items, which were all great . My husband had the crab and fried green tomatoes and I had the honey pork belly on Gouda cheese grits, which was equally as great. The service we received my our waiter Paul was the absolute best we ever received. Absolutely amazing.
The food was phenomenal as always. The honey glazed scallop special was amazing over the buffalo risotto. Great service!
Excellent meal. New favorite restaurant in the area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Circa 81. The service was terrific and the restaurant has a pleasant ambiance. It is one of the better restaurants we've experienced in Morehead City. We will return.