Our Story

“Close to everything, and away from it all”

Circa Grill presents sophisticated Southern cuisine with a creative twist in quaint historic Downtown Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Located inside a former general store building rich with history, Circa fronts a 100+ acre land preservation of beautiful rolling hillsides and Thompson’s Station’s landmark red caboose. This unique dining destination is at once convenient and accessible from Franklin, Nashville and Spring Hill while serving as an indulgent retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Chef Jeff Pignato

Sourcing locally, Chef Jeff Pignato grew up in Franklin and we are thrilled to have him as part of the Circa Team!  Bio and photo coming soon.

Restaurant Info

Circa was founded in 2013 by partners Robynne Napier & Jason Ritzen. Its diverse menu is crafted and curated by Local Chef, Jeff Pignato. The restaurant serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday, lunch on Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sunday. Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday, 4 – 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The full bar offerings include signature craft cocktails and premium beer and wine selections. (View our menus here.) Circa also offers custom event and catering solutions. The dining room is available during the day Monday through Friday for private lunches and events for parties of 15+. For more information, visit our Catering page or contact us to discuss the details of your event.


Head Chef, Jeff Pignato

Pastry Chef, Edgar Sanchez

Manager, Jerry Hines

Catering Manager, Ben Mitchell

Marketing/Bar, Katie Napier