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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.
Newport News, VA 23601
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
wine dinners monthly
50 to 100 people
there is also a public parking lot. Enter Hilton Village on Main street, take your first right into the lot.
Bus lets off a few hundred feet from the restaurant
Chad A. Martin
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Circa 1918 Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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....
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.
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.
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