Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria
Circa 81 also offers take-out and catering - just contact us for more details.
Truffle Honey Pork Belly
smoked gouda cheese grits, toasted benne, pea tendrils
asparagus, mashed potatoes, garlic demi-glace
As always Circa 81 was amazing! We always leave already planning our next trip back.
The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Our server and the whole team made us feel very comfortable and really took care of us. The food was so good that I wish I had seconds and thirds.
The salmon large plate is the BEST! Great selection of small plates and love love love the Traditional Sangria! Love this place!
Our dinner was amazing! The food was excellent, and the service was perfect. There's a reason Circa 81 is my favorite restaurant in Morehead City.
Great food and fantastic drinks! Perfect pacing in delivery of tapas to the table to allow maximum satisfaction.
first time and the food and atmosphere was amazing. The wait staff was super nice and really made the whole night very enjoyable.
we’d definitely go back.
must try the pork belly!
My husband and I first came to this restaurant seven years ago following our wedding. We have been returning every year, sometimes a few times a year, to celebrate our anniversary. Each year that we return, the atmosphere has remained the same. The food is fabulous, the service is outstanding, and the general feel of the restaurant is perfect. The tapas are amazing, the large plates are full of flavor, and the drinks are superb. We will always return so long as the building still stands.
It was wonderful to come back and visit a place that is always so good.
First visit. Amazing food, amazing, will be back for sure!
Always an amazing time. The waitresses here are world class!
great food and service. wish the brunch portion size was bigger
Very interesting menu items. Our choices were very good and we enjoyed the evenings food and service.
The food and service were both absolutely amazing, as always. One of our favorite places to eat.
The service was outstanding, and each dish was flavorful and savory.
Simply one of the best places to eat. Amazing food great service and great prices.
First visit, not our last. Enjoyed the freshness of the food, enthusiasm of our server, and the fun atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.
Brunch...blah, watered down Bloody Mary, cold and al dente hash browns. Just ok, nothing crazy good.
We're so sorry you didn't enjoy your food and experience. We do feel this is very out of the ordinary and would love the opportunity to address your concerns directly. As a locally-owned and family-operated business we take each guest visit to heart. We hope we can have an opportunity to earn you back as a valued patron. We appreciate your time.
We live locally and this is our go to restaurant. We always take visiting friends to Circa and are never disappointed. Too many good dishes to list.
Great food as always.
Awesome place to dine. Service was outstanding and everyone was friendly.
As always a five star experience. Great food!
Wonderful dinner with outstanding tapas. Service was great and since it's winter we had no problem getting in and getting a table. Most other times are a different story and reservations are always needed a few days before. I have never had a single thing here that didnt impress. Drinks are strong and fresh ingredients really make it! Staff was personable and did not rush us. Food was top notch!
Service and food both top notch. Menu is diverse and interesting. Always pleases.
One of the best places in carteret county to eat!
We love the owners, love the staff, love the food! What's not to love?
We love Circa 81 - try to visit it every time we come to the Crystal Coast! The regular menu options are consistently flavorable, interesting and filling. We tried a nightly special of scallops that were creative and fabulous - and scallops require careful preparation and cooking - this dish did not disappoint. Our waiter Sean was purposeful in the arrangement of our 12 Tapas choices, creating an Epicurean's delight! Delicious holiday cocktail added to the fun of our holiday celebration.
Fantastic. Delicious food, constantly attentive staff, appealing atmosphere. An appetizer, 4 small plates (very filling), 4 beverages for $96 including 20% tip. Will be back.
We always enjoy our meals At Circa!!! The food is delicious and consistent. The service is outstanding and the the menu is great fun!!
Great date night restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation. Well worth the drive from New Bern.
Always great food here at this restaurant we enjoyed everything about our brunch!!!
The evening started out questionable as when we arrived, the young man at the door said, your table is right over here - 2 top by the front door - he continued on to say that this nice booth could maybe be ours, but the people it was for, were 13 minutes late (web says grace period of 10 minutes on reservations) and he was going to call them - I stepped away and when I returned, he told me that they were on the way... my comment to him was, why not give us the booth as we are here on time, and since they are not here, give them the two top - he chucked and walked away.
So here is the saving grace to this visit - Kira. Had we been at the booth, we would not have experienced the pleasure of Kira. Wow - what service, what a joy, and the food was amazing as well. Kudos to you Kira!!! We appreciate you!!!
Granted these are tricky times, and tables by doors are bummers, and the question to management - since we arrived 5 minutes before our reservation, Should we have had the booth? Or should it have been held for 20 minutes for other diners - who didn’t seem related to staff, or be frequent diners, or friends of the restaurant.
Thank you for your feedback re visit. We will share this with our team. Our apologies for any disappointment related to the seating. The other table had specifically requested the booth and we do our best to honor requests when reservations are made. Right now, being at limited capacity and with seating restrictions we don't have as much flexibility as we would normally. We appreciate your feedback so we can take it as an opportunity to learn.We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again!
Best restaurant around the crystal coast for Sunday brunch .
Eating here is like taking a trip down memory lane. I didn’t mind that! The scallops and the crab dip missed the mark.
Our bartender/server kept disappearing for long periods of times and the other 2 bartenders did not do anything for for us.
We have eaten here 3 times and each time the food was very good. Wait staff is friendly and good!
Will be going again soon! I recommend to anyone looking for a different option at the beach!
Food is fantastic, atmosphere is casual and prices are reasonable. Circa 81 is one of our favorite places for those once a year special occasions.
We had an excellent time! Food was great!
Tasty good food, wish they would bring back the mozzerella app.
Wonderful! Great place to go with friends for a night out!
Amazing experience. First time there for us, very romantic, great atmosphere. Wonderful Service.
We continue to be impressed with every we have there. But the pork belly is the best we’ve had, anywhere!
Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 648-8300.
Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria is rated 4.8 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.