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About Circa 1918

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.

10367 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:

Dinner:

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Closed Sunday & Monday

Cross Street:
Post street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 599-1918

Entertainment:
wine dinners monthly

Catering:
50 to 100 people

Parking Details:
there is also a public parking lot. Enter Hilton Village on Main street, take your first right into the lot.

Public Transit:
Bus lets off a few hundred feet from the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Chad A. Martin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Circa 1918 Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (35)
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Creative Cuisine (34)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Cozy (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Authentic (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had the Bison meatloaf, it was amazing. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. My only real complaint is that it gets loud in the fairly small restaurant, which makes it hard to hear your dinner companion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Second time my wife and I have been there. The food and service are amazing. Well worth a try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Our first time at Circa 1918. Nice little restaurant with an urban vibe. Long and narrow layout, similar to some areas of NYC and has the feel of the old Six Bar Bistro that closed down in Phoebus. Would recommend to anyone who loves good food and company (not too loud to talk comfortably). The bar area looks like a great place to meet friends or make new ones.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Thursday night special 3 course meal was really outstanding; super great food, good service and a real price performer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Sorry to say there were no vegetables served with a three course meal on Valentine’s Day. Too much sodium and fat! As it was my first time there, i was very disappointed that it was practically elbow to elbow with other patrons. The couple next to us had butts in their faces from the bar. They barely talked to each other because they looked like they felt as crowded as we were - not good on Valentine’s. No need to post this just let the restaurant know. Thanks.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely Valentine's Day dinner; we had a four course meal without the optional wine pairing. By the end of the meal both of us were full. Delicious, well crafted and presented food. Pricey, but you get what you pay for - Circa is no Cheddar's or Applebees. I also love how intimate the restaurant is!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a pleasant surprise for the missus and I. I'd heard from my coworkers that this was a quaint, hip, romantic restaurant to try. While the prices are on the higher side, the food selection is excellent. Nuanced choices with more on the menu than just your typical fare, we delved in gladly. My wife chose the venison and I chose the steak. The wine - a Chilean- I paired with was, sadly, a poor choice. I prefer a more robust, dry red to pair with my steak. However, that was my fault as i didn't stick with my usual. Both entrees were cooked to perfection and would rival celebrity chef dishes. Our waiter was quick, attentive and very thorough. We procured reservations ahead of time, and I'm glad we did! It was busy without being overly packed. We arrived 30 mins early but we're seated at our table immediately. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will return, soon. Thank you for a wonderful, romantic dining experience.

-Nate

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I did a date night at Circa1819. we loved the cozy atmosphere, it reminded us of being back in Europe. We went on a Tuesday it was five dollar wine night which was a nice surprise. We started off with a wonderful appetizer and each had an entrée, all three of our food selections were absolutely tantalizingly delicious. We enjoyed our visit and will return!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Romantic atmosphere, small menu= unique creative cuisine, service is really good, not your typical restaurant. The have Chefs...not cooks, you wont be disappointed!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The duck was amazing and the lamb burger perhaps one of the best burgers ever!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, Circa 1918 does not disappoint. The quality of the food, the attention, and the experience always leaves me greatly satisfied.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service were fantastic. Our server, Mattie, was very knowledgeable and helpful in his recommendations. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday, and will definitely be back. The grits and risotto were not just side items but could easily stand by themselves - both were delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

By far our favorite local restaurant. The food is always done incredibly well, extremely flavorful, and the service is incredible. A great restaurant for good drinks and food whether for a special occasion or a weeknight out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Just De-lish!!!! It was awesome, from start to finish! I highly recommend making reservations!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious, service was great,but wasn't very pleased with the paper napkins.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Hands down best meal I've ever had. Service was fantastic. We will definitely return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Brought my dad for a birthday dinner. I called to confirm the reservation and the gentleman said he meant to call me about the seating because he wasn’t sure I’d like it. Then recanted and said never mind, he fixed the seating. We ended up at the table furthest to the kitchen next to the hall leading to the bathroom. My dad’s a pretty big guy and I felt like the table was very small and he was partially blocking the hallway with his seat. I’m not sure that there WAS a worse seat and then it got “fixed”. However, the staff was very friendly and the food was amazing as always. I will return, but next time I will speak up to switch seats if this occurs again.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service felt very personable. The lamb”cetta” was cooked perfectly. The lemon cheesecake is always our favorite to end the meal. The atmosphere always creates elegance and intimacy, but also comfort.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I took my date to Circa 1918 as part of restaurant week. For 40$ each, we had a three course meal that was quite delicious. She enjoyed scallops and marlin, while I had a curry bisque and bison meatloaf. Our server, Kip, happily explained the menu options and was very engaging. Though it was our first time in the restaurant, Kip made us feel very welcomed. The main menu is a bit pricey, and you see why in the food quality and range of flavor. We will absolutely be back for a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I love Circa 1918 and think it is the best restaurant in Newport News! We’ve eaten there during restaurant week in previous years so we’re excited to see this year’s menu and specifically made a reservation for Restaurant Week. A friend was in town for work and we figured it was the perfect place to bring her - great service, great food!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Kip was awesome food was awesome

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We have eaten at Circa. It has been other than excellent. This restaurant week the entire meal—from amuse vouches through bison meat loaf and Colorado (?) venison to the desserts—was brilliant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent small venue..My first time visting. My only issue was we were seated next to the door and I was cold. The food and service was excellent!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome, great food, great service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

As always, a simply fabulous total experience. Food, wine, service, ambiance, all exceptional!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We are from Williamsburg, and this is our favorite local restaurant, albeit 40 minutes away in neighboring Newport News! Three visits over the last year, and the food, service, and overall vibe of the place is consistently outstanding. Knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating service, intimate atmosphere, and always creative and well proportioned/balanced "foodie" platings, course by course. Ingenious combinations of flavors are expertly presented, and the menu responds to seasonal and local influences. The stretch of two blocks it resides in, Hilton Village, is a two-block English styled retail center of an area on the Historic Register built as a WW1 neighborhood for Newport News Shipbuilders. Thus the name of the restaurant w/ the date of the village's establishment. It is no exaggeration to say this is one of the strongest anchors for that area's revitalization, and I would encourage you to check out some of the antique shops, bakery, and other merchants, and make an afternoon of it. Cap it off w/ early dinner at Circa 1918 and you will be rewarded for having left the best for last....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food!
Very nice atmosphere and Kip and the rest of the folks are very kind. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Circa 1918 has a very creative menu. It is all delicious and while the portions aren’t huge they are filling. I would definitely recommend it to friends. Its location in the historic Hilton Village district of Newport News is quite charming too.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Always a predictably excellent dining experience, with neighborhood friendliness, waiter attentiveness. Food always freshly and creatively prepared. Among the five top restaurants in Hampton Roads (not just Newport News), without entering the rarified atmosphere of over the top expense. A gem.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I’ve lived in Hampton rounds for 28 years and this is the Best restaurant in Hampton Roads I have found.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect place to go before a night out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It's a small restaurant. When reserving online, only early or late times were available 2 days in advance. Many tables were open when we finished which was our preferred time. Food excellent, but pricey. Probably for very special occasions only for us.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful service and food. Our server, Matty was wonderful

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants in the area, food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

High quality ingredients that were well prepared. My wife's steak and my pork chop were cooked to our specs and both were excellent cuts of meat. Liked the flash fried oysters and desserts also. Every experience at this restaurant has been good.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We love Circa but we’re disappointed in this dining experience. We started with daily soup which was excellent. Then oysters flash fried were incredible. We also had ceviche which was fresh and had amazing flavor. However, our entrees were a bit disappointing . My husband had meat loaf which tasted leftover from night before. It was hard and dry. Mashed potatoes that accompany were very greasy. I had cos. Fish was over cooked and had way too many flavors going in at once which caused a confusing dish. We ordered
Cheesecake with bannas foster. The cheese cake was stale and the foster was cold. Not our best experience at this beloved restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love the place , service and atmosphere. More words are superfluous !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Booked a table for a first date. The waiter gave great recommendations and the food was delicious. Loved the modern (I dare say hipster) atmosphere, very comfortable and chill. Would recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our two starters were excellent. However, the rack of lamb special entree was placed on top of a nice tasting group of vegetables including asparagus and then an added dominating taste of what we believed was wasabi. This taste overpowered everything else ruining enjoyment of the dish. For us, "too creative".

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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