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Circa 1918, Newport News, VA
Circa 1918, Newport News, VA
Circa 1918, Newport News, VA
Circa 1918, Newport News, VA
Circa 1918, Newport News, VA

Circa 1918

4.8
4.8
924 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (757) 599-1918
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chad A. Martin
  • Catering
    50 to 100 people
  • Neighborhood
    Newport News
  • Cross street
    Post street
  • 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
  • Entertainment
    wine dinners monthly
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 924 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

924 Reviews
  1. LisaQ

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service, fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere

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  2. ScottC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place for a date night in town. I’m always impressed by the food, service, and ambiance.

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  3. montyh

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect

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  4. CAITLINL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing! The entire staff is eager to help with anything you need while you are there. From small plates to desserts, you will say we need to come back.

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  5. JoeR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kip is a most gracious host; we've had Paul as our waiter a couple times and he always does a great job with everything. Food is wonderful, wines are great, service is exceptional.

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  6. robynn

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service 100 percent excellent. Pricing is on the high side, but you get what you pay for.

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  7. MarkG

    Richmond

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining establishment in the greater Newport News/Norfolk area.

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  8. Susan

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my boss here because it is one of my favorite restaurants. She loved the food and everything about the restaurant. I had the fried oyster appetizer and the soup of the day, and both were too salty for me. Maybe I should mention that when I am ordering in the future?

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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  10. LisaD

    Richmond

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our time there. The food is always good, however the Duck dish was extremely good!! Thanks!

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  11. StevenW

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent both in presentation and flavor.

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  12. Anglea

    Oklahoma City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Circa 1918. As foodies, we couldn’t have been happier with the food, presentation, and service. The lobster wontons were created perfectly. The flavor profiles chosen complimented each other well. It was a staple that continued throughout our dining experience. My husband ordered the Lamb burger on a brioche bun and I ordered the scallops. Again, burger was made to order. The truffle ketchup is now one of my new favorite foods. Amazing flavor combinations here. My scallops came on top of a pearl couscous. Scallops were cooked perfectly, absolutely what you want from a scallop. The flavor in the couscous were good on their own or mixed together with the scallop when eaten. Dessert also did not disappoint. The chocolate macaroons were some of the best we have ever had and my pistachio creme brûlée was very good. It’s a nice small cozy restaurant with attentive wait staff. Recommend a reservation here. Best dining experience we’ve had at any local restaurant in Hampton/Newport News/York area. Highly recommend dinner here!

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  13. BillH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was absolutely incredible. My wife and I had a marvelous evening and a phenomenal meal. Just a few highlights from our dining experience. First, the manager called me about three weeks out to ensure we agreed with our table placement in the restaurant. Very nice personal touch! Second, the entire staff was amazing. Finally, I have eaten a lot of my lobster; however, Circa 1918's lobster tail was the best ever!

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  14. Foodfor4

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant not as advertised. Extremely small and crowd. Lighting extremely dark. Website did not reflect current menu.

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  15. WilliamM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Circa 1918 for their Valentine's Day special dinner. Both my date and I were very disappointed. There was no part of my date's dinner that she liked. She got a pastry for an appetizer that was bland, her Salmon was not cooked evenly and it tasted like they forgot to add sugar to her desert. I ordered Lobster bisque for an appetizer that was excellent. My duck was over cooked and my desert was bland. What is odd is that we went to Circa 1918 for Valentine's Day 2018 and it was excellent. Circa 1918 very expensive. I have no problem paying for a good dinner if the restaurant's quality is consistent.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always.

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  17. ChristopherP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food was a beautiful display and well prepared. I cant wait to go back.

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  18. Gwanderlust

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, creative, elegant, professional!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kip was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Top notch service in a relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent. Meatloaf was tender and flavorful. Lamb burger was cooked perfectly. Will return soon!

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  20. BrittanyA

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Wago New York Strip, it was nothing short of amazing. We sat at the bar, Joe, the bartender, was great. He pretty much ordered for me, since I hate making decisions, and he was spot on! I wish we lived closer to the area, so I could make a stop at this restaurant at least once a month.

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  21. BryanT

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all got the NY strip, and it was incredible. Absolutely delicious. This restaurant always does a great job, and that’s why I try to bring my clients there whenever possible.

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  22. HFam

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food highlights: a gin cocktail that was both pretty and refreshing. Fried oysters with deviled egg sauce and avocado---perfection. Crisp and multi-layered salad w/ walnuts, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts. Pork tenderloin, medium rare, like meat candy. Ricotta doughnuts w/ blackberry cobbler sauce (not overly sweet, hot and absolutely delicious) Management called me to say my reservation for 2 would be at the bar, which was a courteous heads-up, and since we usually find eating at a bar quite fun, I said okay. The bartender was attentive, and provided excellent service--- no complaints there. However, I'm not a large person, and I still bumped elbows with the man next to me, and struggled to stow my coat and purse on hooks underneath (since the stools have no backs) and found it strangely chilly, to boot. Ah, well...lesson learned. Will definitely be back to this wonderful place, and book earlier to get a regular table.

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  23. KennethM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It never disappoints! Our go to place whenever we are in the area.

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  24. Mary

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love, love, love this restaurant!!! never not overly thrilled with service and top notch food! Thank you Chef Chad and Kip and ALL the staff!!!

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  25. JoyE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A consistently fabulous experience. The only place I want to go on date night. In fact it’s really the only place I want to go out and eat in Newport News!

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  26. KEW1984

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect date night! The food and service was amazing. Will be back for sure!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were outstanding, as usual

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  28. JJMM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to Kip for being part of our amazing dinner. Our table was well appropriated. Food arrived promptly and was amazing. The beer and wine enhanced our meals and though the restaurant was busy we never felt rushed. We look forward to going back!

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  29. Patricia

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was as usual: Well prepared and delicious food plated in a unique and tempting manner. It is always a pleasure to eat there, but I do wish something could be done about the noise level.

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  30. Wheresthefood

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Last year my co worker and I decided to try Circa for Restaurant week. The food was amazing as well as the service. We've been raving and daydreaming about the food ever since. Of course this year we had to go back and see what the menu had to offer. Unfortunately, the restaurant week food to us was sub-par this year. We left disappointed with not much to talk about food wise. I will say they are always top notch on service so I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone and maybe we need to go back to explore their regular menu.

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  31. AlexM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Kevin gave excellent and knowledgeable service

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  32. LeeL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. You might expect the level if service or the food to drop just a tad during Restaurant Week, but that was definitely not the case. The oyster appetizer and Pad Thai we're nothing short of amazing. Polite and friendly service as you expect from Circa. Our second visit was as good as the first. Well worth the 45 min drive from the oceanfront.

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  33. Angie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food; excellent service. The place is small and lacks privacy if you are going to have a conversation.

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  34. GRC11973

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food & service

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  35. Amy1

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all agree that this was the best meal we have ever had!

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  36. SusanR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I were delighted by Circa 1918. The food was exceptional, a symphony of flavors. Our server Paul was friendly, attentive and informative. Best restaurant in the Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown area.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for restaurant week and the whole meal was fabulous!

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  38. JeffreyS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience here and definitely will be going back!

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  39. SarahC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was beyond delicious, cozy table and attentive service. A perfect date night.

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  40. Dawn

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down this establishment had the best food and service! They are passionate about their restaurant and the quality they put out! Even more important they are passionate about their customers!

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Circa 1918 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 599-1918.

Circa 1918 is rated 4.8 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Circa 1918

10367 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Post street
  • Neighborhood
    Newport News
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chad A. Martin
  • Entertainment
    wine dinners monthly
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 599-1918
  • Catering
    50 to 100 people
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