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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (29)
Romantic (28)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Authentic (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Organic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·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 January 1, 2018

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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Circa is easily one of the best restaraunts around. I would highly recommend it for any ocassion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was delicious! Service was perfect. Be sure to make a reservation as it is popular.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Circa is ALWAYS a great place to eat. I was taking a friend that had never been there, so he got the classic bison meatloaf. Their wasn’t a crumb left on the plate after he was done. I had the short rib... it got to the table, and I said, “watch this!” I took the bone and pulled it right out, the meat just falling off. We finished the with lemon cheesecake which was delicious!

Come here for the food. Great wine selection with beer and cocktails too. It does get a little loud as it’s a smaller space, but the staff is super friendly and it’s just so solid every time I’ve been. Make a reservation and come see and taste for yourself!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I was very impressed by the food with regard to creativity, presentation, and savory taste. The wait staff was exceptional and the wine was wonderful. My only complaint would be the 35° air that blows in from the front door when the door opens on an icy night. I would recommend a seat away from the door for the cold-natured person. I will definitely return to try the lunch menu as well though. Overall I would highly recommend Circa 1918 it you want something different from the status quo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We go to Circa 1918 before concerts at the Ferguson Center - a five minute ride away. The menu is creative (plus they maintain some signature items such as Bison Meatloaf - exquisite), the food is expertly prepared and the service is first rate. This was our fifth visit over the last year; always look forward to returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome as always!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food is delicious, the staff very friendly courteous; and accommodating, and the location is historic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great time. You definitely need a reservation. Our food was excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The local acclaim for this place is well-established and perfectly justified, with little need for additional word from us. Tony yet gracious atmosphere, with affable and capable service. Every dish was beautiful, interesting, and delicious. Hoping to return soon with friends!

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went there for my daughter’s 18th bday. Best restaurant we can remember. Ask for Kip.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was our 3d occasion to dine at Circa 1918--we continue to be very impressed, and believe this to be the best restaurant in Newport News. As the dining and areas filled to Saturday-evening capacity, things got a bit noisy...but with laughter and true companionship.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Date and I met here as a blind date location. Wow was I surprised, I live in Hampton and thought the service, attentiveness of the server, his suggestions for appetizers and dinner for new comers was fantastic. I had the scallops and my date had the meatloaf it was SUPERB!
The only down fall that another guest was listening in on our conversation but because the date was going so well I was not going to let that ruin the date.
It has already been discussed to visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The meatloaf is addictive. Difficult to stray from. A cheesecake dessert was also excellent. Been here 6 times and always had a nice experience. A++
Is quiet at 5 pm. Later-----------probably not but fun nonetheless.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Deliciously prepared unique dinner, friendly atmosphere, great wine list, quiet and reasonably private

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to try this out for a dinner date on a Saturday. We had reservations for 8:15 and were greeted at the door by the host. After we were seated, our waiter introduced himself and gave us a brief overview of the restaurant and menu, to include the seasonal rotations, wine recommendations etc.

We decided the foie gras for an appetizer,and it arrived on a bed of greens. Great presentation and it was delicious. I took our waiter's recommendation and ordered the red snapper. I am originally from Hawai'i and have not been satisfied with any fish dishes outside of the island. This dish was to die for, it was perfectly cooked and came apart with little to no effort. The snapper was served on a bed of panko crusted onions, brussel sprouts and roasted tomatoes. I couldn't finish the onions but all else was devoured. My boyfriend ordered the salmon and once again, perfectly cooked (medium rare). We were delighted with our meal choices!

If you prefer an intimate setting with amazing food and laid back atmosphere...this restaurant is for you. It was our first time there and we felt right at home with the service we received. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a gem in Hampton Roads where it is overwhelmed with franchise restaurants. Our waiter definitely set the tone for us and we look forward to dining here again in the near future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are not from Newport News, we travel to visit our son who is attending college. Circa is our “go to” restaurant for dinner every time we are in town!
We always have a great experience dining at Circa!
Food and service is always excellent! We have ordered off the menu as well as the nightly specials...and can never go wrong!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are regulars at Circa and every time we go we are NEVER disappointed. We bring or recommend friends all the time. The food is great, the service is fantastic. Overall it’s our to favorite places to eat!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a Saturday night 7:30 reservation for three. Overall everything was fabulous and we had a great dinner. We had a warm welcome by the host, a nice table, and exceptional well-paced service! The appetizer special (grilled octopus) was flawless as were all our main courses (roasted leg of lamb special, red snapper, pork loin). The Brussels sprouts leaves garnishing the pork were beyond delicious. Portions were generous. We were dining at peak hour on a weekend and the place was packed -- so it was a bit on the loud side. But we look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here. The restaurant is quite small. Some would call it cozy and some might call it cramped. The food and service are out of this world. The dishes are quite innovative with many unusual ingredients. We had an Oregon Pinot noir that was excellent. The wine list is not cheap but it is good. Overall a very pleasant evening

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Simply a local gem in Historic Hilton that cares about pleasing those who enter their doors! Exquisite Always!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Organic, Great Beer
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Tables too closely spaced. Larger groups (4 persons or near bar) preclude normal converstaion at most tables. Less indoor seating preferred. Unfortunatel, definitely not a "quiet dinner" place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great gourmet food. Interesting and well-prepared. Good seafood entrees but nothing on menu (Saturday night) for vegetarians. Nice ambiance. Small place and full so a bit loud but could carry on a conversation. Expensive so only for special occasions. Long wine list. Beer selection good but not outstanding. Good friendly service (though I did have to wait just a bit and try to get waiter's attention for second beer.) Appealing neighborhood place with outdoor dining available. Would definitely recommend or take non-vegetarian guests there for a special meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took the wife here for our anniversary; it was one of the best dining experiences either of us had ever had.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

A great find in Hilton Villiage. Amazing food, great staff, definitely will eat there again!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service is always great . Food is amazing. We always enjoy coming here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was good but not great. The bison meatloaf was too spicy which over-powered the flavor of the meat. The scallops were pretty good but not memorable. I would like to try a few other dishes before I make a final decision but not blown away by the experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place is so small but gorgeous scenery. It has a certain ambiance that's almost breath taking. The staff was excellent and very pleasant. The food was AMAZING to say the least creative and flavorful. I totally recommend this for a date night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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