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1900 Main Ave. (Woodlawn Ave.) Send to Phone
Frankly flamboyant, Circa 1900 is draped in brocade yet the Continental cuisine shows signs of some restraint---and promise.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Circa 1900 Restaurant Review

: Circa 1900 is unlike any restaurant in San Antonio, especially with Club Circa, the two-story wine bar with entertainment. Set within an antiques emporium in which most of the trappings are for sale, both restaurant and club are draped in brocade, dripping with crystal chandeliers and bracketed by art upstaged by elaborate frames. The menu is also an antique in its own right---though of more recent vintage. Fresh jumbo lump crab cakes are drizzled with Stilton rémoulade, smoked salmon rosettes are perfumed with raspberry Champagne vinaigrette, and Atlantic salmon is garlanded with shrimp and served with wild rice. Entrées still seem more expensive than the cuisine merits, but keep taking the opulent setting into account. In any event, duck breast in plum sauce is handsomely prepared, and shrimp tequila over pasta is another possibility at a lower price point. There is a captain's list of impressive and expensive bottles, but, despite the emergence of the wine bar, the wine selection needs work---especially in by-the-glass options.


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