Circa 1918

4.9
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Drop into Circa 1918 for good times and great food. The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite, and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Circa 1918 also features a friendly, professional staff of great people, who will make sure you enjoy your visit and that Circa 1918 lives up to its reputation for pleasant dining and superb cuisine.

The menu offers an inspired array of selections that is sure to satisfy everyone in your group, every time. Be sure to ask your server about new selections, daily specials, and special chef's creations. Whether you're in the mood for casual dining or a special occasion, Circa 1918 is sure to please.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. You might expect the level if service or the food to drop just a tad during Restaurant Week, but that was definitely not the case. The oyster appetizer and Pad Thai we're nothing short of amazing. Polite and friendly service as you expect from Circa. Our second visit was as good as the first. Well worth the 45 min drive from the oceanfront.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food; excellent service. The place is small and lacks privacy if you are going to have a conversation.

GC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service

A
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all agree that this was the best meal we have ever had!

SR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were delighted by Circa 1918. The food was exceptional, a symphony of flavors. Our server Paul was friendly, attentive and informative. Best restaurant in the Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown area.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience here and definitely will be going back!

SC
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond delicious, cozy table and attentive service. A perfect date night.

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down this establishment had the best food and service! They are passionate about their restaurant and the quality they put out! Even more important they are passionate about their customers!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. It was a little crowded as it was New Years so it was expected. The food came out in a timely manner and was cooked as expected and was very flavorful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Appropriately attentive service, excellent food, and great wine selections. We can’t wait to dine here again.

JF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High end food in a cozy brasserie setting. Ca 1918 was a no brainer for New Years Eve 2020 even though we had to drive more than we typically do for dinner. Ate at the bar, the officiants were suitably attentive, and perfectly discreet. Dishes are finely crafted and the perfect size; as we prefer, we left with a little bit of room left. Opened up with the obligatory bubbly; followed-up with a fun bacon infused bourbon cocktail. Stayed away from the wines on account of the drive, the neighbors seemed totally pleased. The Seared Tuna was an ideal combination of seared and raw, pleasantly spicy. The filet and lobster tail matched perfectly. The deconstructed orange tart had many takers, not too sweet, not too tart, an original!

CB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kim was so welcoming and made me feel so comfortable! I was beyond impressed with the food and atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back!

VL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and the service is even better!!!

w
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Informal but excellent service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kip took great care of us! Very knowledgeable about the menu and their specials. Food was wonderful, highly recommend the scallops and swordfish. We will most certainly be back when in the area!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Christmas Eve dinner. We have eaten here a few times and I can honestly say that every time it has been a delicious and wonderful experience. This place had never disappointed us. I love the casual feel and the attention to detail all of the staff have towards an amazing culinary experience. If you are a foodie and haven’t tried this gem, you’re seriously missing out.

C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.....this was our first time and we were amazed. Service and food were both over the top.

WL
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter who answered questions and explained food and drink items. Great service and wonderful food!

AW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated by the window with a view of Warwick Blvd. The outside was clean and the inside warm and inviting.

The food was delicious and served with care. The waitstaff reminded me of europe a little as they did not hover and made it an outstanding experience.

The food was a little pricey but comparable to the taste. We will return as it will be a treat for me and my wife. I will recommend to all.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Such a quiet and laid back atmosphere. All staff were attentive and knowledgeable. I asked a million questions and they never got frustrated. Staff even found a wine that worked for all us with different likes in wine. Had the octopus app and duck breast dinner. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place! Good food!

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is wonderful. The drinks are well prepared, and the food is outstanding with interesting flavors that complement one another.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Delicious duck breast, huge crab cake, yummy shaved brussel sprout salad and cheesecake with an excellent bottle of red wine from WA! Impressed with the fresh ingredients, creative preparation and unique presentation. Friendly servers made it even more special. So happy to see this caliber of food available in Newport News!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On point as always. Great food. Great service.

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the service, and attention to detail, is the best.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very cozy. My husband and I like the layout and had a nice conversation with the couple next to us. I had the shaved Brussel sprout salad and it was delicious. My husband loved the bison meatloaf. We will definitely eat here again.

J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Very nice staff and the atmosphere has a nice modern and youthful vibe, but it's a little too cozy if you're looking for a quiet date-night. Overall, I think the food and service outweigh the other...

M
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Newport News!!! My wife and I look for every excuse to go there and eat. Kip and all the staff are hands down the best around!!!

F
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food and service! My favorite restaurant in the Hampton Roads area for fun and business! Thank you Kipp!!!!! ❤️

JC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top tier restaurant. Quality ingredients. Menu was extremely creative, and really showed off our local fare.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!!!!!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite! Can’t wait to come back!!

CC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed a fresh and delicious meal. The wine selection was superb and our desserts were lovely.

SD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great little bistro, food as exceptional and the service was white glove- we will be back!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grand food & service

SW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Food is always good. Service is always wonderful!

AE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, very accommodating for dietary restrictions, including for a vegan diner!

k
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem- always have an outstanding time with excellent food and service at Circa!

KJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rare place that is both a neighborhood hangout and a destination point. It has never, ever disappointed us and we always leave with a smile.