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Circa Restaurant

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37 Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829-1902
+1 908-638-5560
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The food and cocktails at Circa are fantastic! The goat cheese gnocchi is one of my favorites, and the grilled oysters another. The steak tartare and salmon tartare are also amazing! I could go on and on...

Thank LisaInNJ331
Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is very good, but pricey for a small town restaurant. The a atmosphere nice and the weekly entertainment very good..

Thank SemiSweetBS
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love the atmosphere, the bar menu and the service at the bar! Relaxing night out after a full day! On Thursdays, there's live entertainment with wonderful musicians! We prefer the bar side due to it's quaint and rustic feel. Rudy the bartender is friendly and engaging.

Thank Ellen J
Califon, New Jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

When Circa opened - it was a boon to High Bridge - it has so deteriorated in quality - the bread today was fresh but not warmed - ordered mussels with frites - I was in no rush so 20 minute wait for mussels was acceptable but then fries (served in the nice paper lined cones) were soggy - again,... More 

Thank ellen418
Port Clinton, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Needed a knife to cut the swordfish which did not arrive as described on the menu. My husband's lamb had absolutely no taste. Sent both meals back. Servers pleasant but disappeared when we complained about loud rock & roll music in dining room. Hummus is still great but we won't be back🙁

Thank _vdonnelly1
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I went to Circa on a Sunday afternoon as we had not been there since they first opened years ago. We wanted someplace different and it was a beautiful day outside, and as they had some outside tables, we decided to try it. It was nice sitting outside on their porch and they had large windows open... More 

Thank Judith F
Califon, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat at Circa about once per month. We usually sit at the bar, enjoying their great signature drinks and nice selection of beer and wine. We love the intimate, speakeasy/30s feel of the space. Their dishes are fresh, inventive, and always well prepared - lots of great choices. Finally, Heather and Rudy also recently catered/hosted our... More 

Thank LancerX6
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were bicycling in the area, including the beautiful Ken Lockwood Gorge. It was getting toward dinner time and we happened upon Circa. It seemed like a local favorite. A casual place. (We certainly weren't dressed for a night out.) Food was average. But, I rank it very good overall because it had such a pleasant vibe. Open doors with... More 

Thank tigerPrinceton
Califon, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Frankly, the service is slow (often because they're under-staffed), the menu is limited and often overpriced for the serving size. Don't get me wrong. I can understand and appreciate that Circa is trying to be something different in the area, but in order to command a premium for your menu you need to deliver a premium product in a premium... More 

Thank ZT73
Califon, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I will never come back to this dump, staff had no clue. Restroom was gross,flies and stunk. we ordered our meal and after almost a half hour were told they were out of two of the items we ordered. we reordered and received the wrong items. Going on 45 minutes still no food. We paid for drinks which were also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829-1902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  High Bridge
  • Phone Number: +1 908-638-5560

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