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Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Hasn't disappointed yet! Great food, good service, outstanding bartender. Looking forward to our next visit.
Great spot! Food is always excellent. Great wine list.
Can’t wait for the new location to open. Always have a great meal.
Only complaint is the noise level. If any large group is seated then their conversation seems to bounce off the walls.
That said we will still be spending all of our special occasions at 247 Craven
The lamb shank was excellent and the scallops as well!
Food was excellent as usual. Noise level should go down when they move in October.
Our third trip to New Bern and had been wanting to try this place. Glad we made reservations for a Saturday in August, as we didn’t realize how tiny it was. We were informed by our attentive and knowledgeable waiter that they will be relocating soon to the next block ( which will necessitate a name change!) - hopefully a larger space so more folks will be able to enjoy the delicious, creative cuisine, artfully presented. Eclectic list of wines by the glass for which I was grateful since the rest of our party was drinking craft beers. Can’t wait to try this on our winter visit in their new location!
Food and staff are always great. They have a nice wine list and full bar . Their menu is different from the usual and always delicious.
We ordered the special of the evening and it was fabulous!
Best cocktails in New Bern. Service was very good. Food was creative, well executed and plated. Definitely will return.
This is OUR favorite restaurant in New Bern. It's small (they'll be moving in the Fall to a larger location), the bar is very well-stocked and has an awesome bartender (Christina), and the food is outstanding. We've had traditional gazpacho, perfectly cooked pork chops with blueberry compote, crispy flatbread pizza with country ham and asparagus, whole black bass . . . the list goes on and on. The menus change frequently and there's always a taste surprise awaiting us.
Awesome! Amazing service. Great food.
Very good experience all around!
Our dinner Saturday night was excellent. I had the pork chop, one of the best I'd had in recent memory. We sat outside on a perfect Saturday night. It was great.
The manager was rude but the server was awesome.
247 Craven takes southern comfort food, local food and spins it together into an incredibly unique and surprising taste. I have had 6 meals there over the last 4 years and every time it's fantastic.
Last Day of Vacation. Everyone and the meal were great. Customers and staff were pleasant and having plenty of fun. Dinner came quickly.
Our second time at 247 Craven, previous time was over a year ago. We came back because we had such a great experience our first time. This time that was different.. Main course had cooled quite a bit when we got it. One person's main meal didn't get brought out until 5 min later. Our waiter was professional, but obviously over worked. The other waitresses looked out of place in that they didn't seem to know what they were doing (like reversing the knifes and forks on the side of the plates). Type of service I would have expected at Denny's, not a higher class establishment... Unfortunate since it was a birthday celebration for my wife. Not coming back again..
Except for the loud drunk at an adjacent table, the food was great and the service outstanding. Please reconsider not over-serving drinking patrons, even though that’s where your profit margins are highest.
We had 4 adults and 2 15-year-old boys, and decided to have the tasting menu. It was utterly fantastic. Four savory courses, largely comprised of their specials, followed by a wonderful strawberry layer cake, homemade by the chef’s grandmother. I am an avid home baker, and this cake was heavenly. We all agreed the tasting menu was a very good value and each dish was delicious.
Unusually quiet evening at Craven. Great food always.
Great food, attractively presented, attentive service. Restaurant is small, so security of OpenTable reservation was comforting.
Great food, great place, great atmosphere!
Wonderful scallop special. Absolutely fresh and firm and tasty.
pleasant, but unusually slow for sandwiches (almost 40 minutes after ordering)
Food is great and interesting!
We arrived for our 7 o’clock reservation and were sat at a tiny table between a loud table of 6 and 2/3 duces. We noted the other side of the room was empty and we would have asked to move. However we sat well over 10 minuets with no service or menus. No one even acknowledged we existed. We decided to leave without talking to anyone since it was clear no one even noticed us going. Clueless was my husbands description of the evening. This place came highly recommended by our friends and they were shocked at our experience . Perhaps it was an off night but they really need to work on the acoustics and their staff’s attention to new tables. A simple “we’ll be right with you, can I get you a beverage, give us the menu would have been appreciated.
We're never disappointed ! Always something new to try!
We had Mother’s Day brunch here today and it was very nice, comfortable and fun. The staff is always attentive and friendly and quick to offer help and suggestions. The food was outstanding and is always changing. Today’s favorites were the lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote and the blue crab hush puppies!
Excellent service and food. Spoke with other happy dinners, also.
The food was excellent as usual. The recipes are very inventive and use many local, seasonal ingredients.
We have considered this our go-to restaurant when visiting this area in the past. This visit however, was nothing but disappointment. Service and coordination was the worst with our appetizer served immediately after our cocktail and having to wait for our wine. The bar was out of tonic as well as the wine we ordered. When the wine was served, it was the wrong variety, and when they brought the right variety, it was from another winery, not even in the same region. When notified, they admitted that they hadn’t corrected the wine list and apologized. They did correct the price as they should have.
The food quality was inconsistent. The flatbread was nothing but a bad pizza, and the salmon dish would have been better if they would have just served a piece of salmon without all the confusing and tasteless constituents.
We truly hope they will get back on track since we have really enjoyed this establishment in the past. Perhaps some more effective management.
The pork tenderloin was so hard and dry (and tasteless) that I could barely cut it. The same could be said about the greens. The grits cake was very good.
We discovered this restaurant and keep coming back.we also celebrated our friend's 75th Birthday here! We highly recommend it to our friends. Our servers are always friendly and helpful and do Is is excellent!
Excellent menu. Food prepared and displayed well on plate. A bit too noisy, but management has no control over it.
Loved this restaurant. It is known for being a bit loud, but this is not the loudest small restaurant I've ever gone to by far! When it's full, it's definitely bustling. The waiter apologized for our food taking some time, but we hadn't even noticed ....that is to say they thought they were letting us down but hadn't. I have not complaints.
Excellent brunch on Sunday. Photo shows Salmon Benedict.
As locals, we’ve dined here many times. The food is always superb. Our dishes were salmon and a seafood medley with grits—interesting and excellent. The waitstaff did a fine job, but they had a lot to contend with: meals were sloooow coming out of the kitchen. I watched a family wait and wait, the parent trying to be patient (“there was no one in here when we got here....”) and the server was good with the kids, but.... Another table was on its second bottle of wine (well, it was a sizable group) before their entrees appeared. Another couple seems to have left the place in frustration with the pace, but other diners got their “small plates” promptly. While this restaurant provides true bistro menu and ambience, it’s cafeteria-loud when busy. Love the place, want it to succeed, so I hope this off night is not representative. Oh: brunch and lunch are great.
Great food and great service!
Great place for Sunday morning brunch.Chicken and waffles tasty but would have preferred maple syrup instead of hame gravy. Perfect Bloody Mary