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Circa 1922

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8 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4437 (Market Street)
+1 910-762-1922
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great restaurant from beginning to end. Amazing service, delicious food and quite nice for special events. Drinks were amazing and restaurant provided excellent portion sizes. Would recommend making reservations in advance. My favorite plates were the pinchos, paella, and mini desserts. Highly recommended!

Thank Boris E
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daughter and I dropped in on a whim and what a delightful surprise. Excellent and unique choices for appetizers and entrees. Great wine selection and over the top desserts. Crab dip was to die for... bread pudding-holy cow!!

Thank Erin H
Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the historical district of Wilmington. Great menu selection, wine selection. Very nice choices in small plates, all we had were delicious. Servers were prompt, knowledgeable and very attentive. There are a lot of places to eat in the area, but this one is hands down the best. No kids menu. Very nice atmosphere. Reservations recommended.

Thank winskins
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice relaxed, business casual atmosphere coupled with robust flavors on the menu create a nice stopping point for the evening. Great for couples, and adults out, but I wouldn't bring my children personally, just more of a mature setting

Thank David P
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old bank building I believe. Brick walled interior, indicative of the times. Staff is attentive and not overly oppressive. The food is very good, however the portions are rather small. Prices tend to be on high side for what you receive on plate. But, you are in downtown Wilmington. It is cozy and does have a very nice bar.... More 

Thank JayBoRdu
Surf City, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitstaff is excellent and extremely knowledgeable, able to offer wonderful pairings and recommendations. The food here is among the best I've had in years. Family style sides, do not miss out on the mac and cheese. Everything was cooked perfectly. Definitely my favorite downtown Wilmington restaurant.

Thank Ashley B
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there a bit early and were seated promptly. Service was fabulous and food scrumptious. Highly recommend and will return next time we are in Wilmington!

Thank Jill H
Richmond, Virginia
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm am a bit picky and more than a bit frugal. To rate a fine restaurant well it has to have good food, good service, and good atmosphere. Circa 1922 hit on all three. We got there fairly early (about 5:45) on a Friday night and it was fairly empty. It was packed by the time we left. The service... More 

Thank Jay M
Navarre, Florida
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Four of us, interested in good food, bright conversation, and long reminisces. We've all been to Spain and tapas is a great "gathering" meal. Circa 1922 appears old, brick-walled, with a nice selection of classic cocktails - they couldn't make me a Maple Bourbon; out of maple syrup, but the Bouleverdier was superb...and the Moscow Mule equally good. we shared... More 

Thank BobTNavarre
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place is great! My friends and i go often, especially with Tom Is playing the piano.... we enjoy the food very much, prices for the quantity are lacking however the atmosphere is great. It is more of a tapas style so of course the sizes are smaller.

Thank Brad N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4437
    (Market Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-1922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?