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Circa 1918

485 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation


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

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

Closed Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(757) 599-1918
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chad A. Martin
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50 to 100 people
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Cross street
Post street
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Parking details
there is also a public parking lot. Enter Hilton Village on Main street, take your first right into the lot.
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Public transit
Bus lets off a few hundred feet from the restaurant
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wine dinners monthly
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 485 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9  based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Circa is my wife and I's go-to place for a nice date or anniversary dinner. Service is always excellent, the atmosphere is casual and cozy and the food is the best in the area hands down.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

Karl (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

DickL (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

NatalieP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.


Kelly (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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!

ChrisV (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Dennis (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

LindseyV (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

ChazE (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 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.

Lauren (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 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.