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Circa 1922


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


crab dip
artichokes, boursin, white cheddar, spinach, crispy baguette
escargot vol-au-vent
sauteed mushrooms,‏ spinach, pernod cream
crisp calamari
mandarin hot and sweet sauce with wasabi cream
spring rolls
Shrimp, pork and vegetables rolled in rice paper with nuoc-cham and Thai peanut dipping sauces
ricotta, mushroom duxelle, porcini cream
mussels pyrenees
aged sherry, basque pepper cream
beef pincho
marinated beef, pearl onions, capers, sauce vierge
lamb meatballs
yogurt, mint, lemon, cucumber
roasted eggplant
buttermilk-yogurt sauce, blackberries, pine nuts, sumac
stuffet piquillo peppers
stuffed with goat cheese
duck pastrami, bresaola, wild boar salami, serrano ham, chorizo rioja
manchego, gouda, oregon blue, house made ricotta, saint-andre, parmesan-reggiano
choice of 3 choose from cheese or charcuterie 16.00
choice of 5 choose from cheese or charcuterie 22.00
clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, calamari, chorizo, saffron rice
beluga lentils,‏ heirloom tomato, yogurt, cilantro
spice encrusted striped bass
brussel sprouts, house-made bacon, tomato consommé
lobster gnocchi
fava beans, leeks, shaved manchego
scallops and cauliflower
English pea puree, freekah, gooseberry, pine nut gremolata
shrimp and grits
andouille, white cheddar, scallion, oyster mushrooms, english peas
eggplant rollantine
eggplant rolled with Italian cheeses, tomato sauce
pappardelle and chicken confit
mushrooms, truffle, broccolini, white wine cream
slow cooked chicken
charred fennel,‏ carolina gold rice, meyer lemon, sunchoke
lamb ragu
cavatelli pasta,‏ swiss chard, house-made ricotta
dried figs,gooseberry and goat cheese
marinated olives
beets, blue cheese and pecans
smoked oysters
coriander creme fraiche, hot sauce, house-made saltine
lobster avocado salad
asian vegetables, grapefruit, yogurt, edamame
smoked salmon canape
preserved lemon creme fraiche, cucumber, pumpernickel
beef carpaccio
asparagus, pickled vegetables, nicoise olives, pecorino
tuna tartar
avocado, preserved lemon, shallot, crispy baguette
salmon roll
cucumber, pickled‏ onion, cream cheese, sweet soy sauce
spicy tuna roll
cucumber, avocado,‏ wasabi roe
surf n’ turf roll
filet mignon, asparagus, shrimp, salmon roe, furikake
miso seared sashimi
sesame-crusted rare tuna with ponzu sauce
tuna trio
miso seared tuna, spicy tuna roll, sashimi tuna
vegetable roll
shiitake, asparagus, red peppers, pickled onion
crispy pancetta, crisp farm egg, manchego, marcona almonds, citrus vinaigrette
circa organic greens
pear, candied walnuts, tempura gorgonzola, shallot vinaigrette
heirloom tomato and arugula
heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, croutons, balsamic reduction
romaine hearts, chives, parmesan crisps
smoked bacon, danish blue, roasted tomato, shaved red onion
haricot verts
roasted sunchokes
sautéed spinach
mac and cheese
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, International
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our last nights in NC and we decided to head out for a meal. Recommended here by my brother and sister in law, we arrived to a packed and lovely dining room. Quick drink at the bar whilst they readied our table and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bigsteffyboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading all the reviews and receiving a recommendation from our hotel, I have to say I was very disappointed. The food was good, but lacked some flavor. Our service at both the bar and the tables were very disappointing, the restaurant was continually busy...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JCherylV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking advantage of the week of restaurants, we decided to test this establishment located in downtown Wilmington. The prix fixe menu, 3 courses suited us perfectly. The frame is very pleasant, although a little dark. The efficient, discreet and professional service is perfect. The most...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gil421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I went in just after opening on Friday night and we were greeted by friendly hostess staff and immediately seated. Our server was a tall older gentleman whose demeanor gave us the impression he didn't want to be there. He didn't look...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bethany F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try out the oldest restaurant in downtown. We had the salmon dinner and shrimp and grits with Cesar salads. Both the food and service was very good and very reasonably priced. We felt satisfied and happy with our first visit. We will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Starfall007
Reviewed 18 January 2019

I went here with a group of friends (4 total) for a meal before going out to listen to music. 2 of us ordered the Filet, one had pasta & one had shrimp. None of us were "wowed" by our meal escpecially the 2 of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Faith G
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. My wife had Seafood Paella. Her Mom had Shrimp and Cheese Grits. I had Crispy Skin Salmon and a salad. All were delicious. Service was prompt and courteous. The ambiance was exceptional and a refreshing change from typical downtown restaurants.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jerry_Bagnell
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Service, atmosphere and food was just great. We stumbled into here when the restaurant/brewery across the street told us that we had to wait 35 minutes to be seated.... and boy were we happy that they told us to wait. We walked across the street...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank apkusa
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Terrific atmosphere; very good food at reasonable prices. Only downside was the waiter pushed the trout special and it was not very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dsberger51
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Delicious! We walked up and down the street looking for a welcoming spot to enjoy dinner and drinks. We say at bar, and started with the hummus & deviled eggs with pickles... They were both amazing, they really know how to make pickles. They also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KLynnB
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Response from Alicat1964 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure. I would imagine so, they were excellent chefs.
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Response from Tarheel-2629 | Reviewed this property |
Did a bit of research and found a review dated by as far as 2007....
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