I love to eat! That’s the truth and trying out new a place is part of the fun. I have been living in North Carolina for some years now and I can honestly say that I had never spent that much time hanging out downtown until 2018. So now that I want to do more around here than go to work, church, and go home, I am out here looking for what ol’ Fayetteville has to offer.
I have been to Circa 1800 a few times and I have always found the atmosphere wonderful. The staff treats you well and they always look put together and smiling. They make you feel like you are one of the most important people in the restaurant by being extra attentive to your needs. The menu is short and sweet and the drinks are all divine. It seems that most people are there for the chocolate martini.
I have had the pork chop before, but I had the shrimp and grits recently……all I can say is wow! Everything is so tender and seasoned with perfection. My portion of shrimp and grits was enough for three meals and so so good. I also had their southern spring rolls that are made with their collard greens…..OMG!! They were so delicious and again…seasoned to perfection. I am not a sauce person but I even dabbled in that and it was marvelous. My drink was water(always water) but I just had to have a glass of wine so I went for their Moscato which was perfect with my meal.
If you live in the Fayetteville North Carolina area and have never tried Circa1800, I would say it is one stop you have to make. The atmosphere is more on the fancier side so make it a date night where you have time to walk around downtown before or after your meal. The prices are more than the typical restaurants around town but the money is worth the atmosphere, service, and dinner that you will experience.
And do not skip dessert here, which I usually do. The bananas foster is absolutely wonderful!