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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Lake View, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service were excellent. I loved the atmosphere and the building and we will definitely return.

Thank crystalhayes2b
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have reservations on a Saturday evening, and were able to get a table immediately. We had inquired at several other restaurants in downtown Wilmington, which all had lengthy waits, so I wondered what the no wait indicated.My concerns were unfounded, however. We ordered a selection of tapas, including calamari, lamb meatballs, asparagus, tuna trio, chicken croquettes, and... More 

Thank a r
Moneta, Virginia
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246 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has so much potential - but they really come up short in some key areas. The Good Stuff: The food is pretty damn good. We ordered calamari, spring rolls, and lamb meatballs. The first two were very nice. Lamb meatballs, not so much. Dessert has a very nice twist, they offer "mini" desserts and you choose as many... More 

Thank MonetaMan
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night at 8pm. Booked a reservation on here using open table but didn't need it because it wasn't that busy. They have a different variety of food. And was great to have something other than the typical bar food. I got the duck and it was awesome. Although I would suggest getting a salad because the... More 

Thank James K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated at the window which was fun to people watch while waiting for dinner to arrive. We ordered two Tapas and then my husband ordered the Mussels Pyrenees which he thought was the best mussels he ever had. I don't care for mussels and I have to admit, they smelled delicious. My husband ate them all and then... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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 13 April 2017 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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?