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Cafe Circa
Cafe Circa

Cafe Circa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.CafeCircaAtl.com
  • Phone: (404) 477-0008
  • Hours of Operation: FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE RESERVATIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CAFECIRCAATL.COM

    Dinner:

    Monday - Closed

    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm - 2:30 am

    Sunday - Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Anthony Sanders
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday - Full Cover Band @ Midnight

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cafe Circa
We welcome you to Café Circa, Downtown Atlanta’s chic and swanky place to SAVOR, INDULGE and BE. We offer you a casually sophisticated environment that uniquely merges classic style and modern elements with scrumptious signature menu items and a premium bar offering a list of specialty drinks, creative cocktails, and martinis for every taste. Come relax in our ultra lounge atmosphere where an eclectic menu with exotic international flavors awaits you. Café Circa prepares light, fresh and deliciously seasoned food with a Caribbean Latin twist to surely satisfy your palate – empanadas, an array of crisp hearty salads, sautéed and spicy seafood, and an assortment of delectable desserts just to name a few of the various appetizing selections. Listen to our live music, sip on a drink, enjoy a tasty bite to eat during lunchtime, after work, or late at night. We invite you to experience Café Circa… SAVOR. INDULGE. BE.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I would go back. Shrimp & grits were great; as well as the Peachtree Margarita! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Modern airy ambience. Great food with an island flair. Very good service. Tasty and generous drinks. Cigar bar. A separate level for open air loft dining with a separate bar, and live music/dj. Reasonable prices."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "2 times, I have made reservations for dinner: February 16, 2014 and April 21, 2014. Both times the restaurant were closed. I was so very disappointed, after driving almost 20 miles with my family and to my dismay- restaurant was closed. There should be a system for "Open Table" to know when restaurants are closed, so that reservations are not made. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I used a groupon on a Friday evening with my boyfriend. we had reservations but it took at least 30 minutes for a server to come to our table. my boyfriend had to get up and inquire. The food was just ok and not worth the price we would have paid without the groupon. We were excited about the live entertainment but because they kept having technical difficulties we left shortly after they started."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered the Whole Red Snapper head and all, WOW what a huge fish. The server said it weighed 5 pounds. Well is was great for PICTURE TAKING, but not very good. The batter was very thick and a little scorched , tasteless and the inside closer to the head was not a pretty sight nor a good taste. It came with white grits, tasteless. We had appetizers calamari, and chicken wings which were very good . I am not saying not to try the snapper just saying we did not enjoy it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was a groupon visit. I found the food to be very tasty. Service is a bit sketchy though our waiter made up for it as best he could. Food courses were served out of order. Seems restaurants don't teach how to time courses. Our table had 8 plate on it when salad and entrees showed up at the same time. Food was good enough to overcome that. Staff walked around w no smiles. (Except our waiter who was entertaining and had great knowledge of the menu) Very urban and singles scene."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We made reservations online and were seated within 10mins of arriving. I don't know if it was an off night but our wait staff never showed up to our table we requested one on 3 separate occasions I would up calling the manager via my phone and she came upstairs to the rooftop immediately and took extremely great care of us and also assigned a GREAT waitress to our party. It started out on a sour note but ended great. I would return again the music was great the food was enjoyable but the ambiance was perfect for the birthday get together we had there."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I heard good things about Cafe Circa but I was a little shocked when I read some of the reviews. I decided to take a chance and go ahead and try them out.. I was happy with my experience. The food was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have frequented Circa for a number of years now at least 4. Every time is as great as the time before. A nice medium between casual and upscale. The food is delish yhe ambience is lovely and the sercice thus far has been impeccable."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The crowd is energetic. The food is good. The service is professional and pleasant. The only drawback is that the live entertainment does not perform until midnight. We had dinner reservations around the dinner hour and had to leave before the band even started. Would have been more fun with the performance. Still, I would recommend it; just go late."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Reservations were made at Café Circa for Sunday Feb 16, 2014 for 5:00 PM. We arrived at the restaurant around 4:50 PM, the establishment was closed. We were very disappointed. Somehow, there should be some type of communication between Café Circa and OpenTable, not to accept reservations for a restaurant when closed. Unfortunately, I have to give a poor rating because unable to write a review without a rating..."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "One of the worst Valentines Day dinning experience my wife and I ever had. Atmosphere was great. Live music was good. But servers and staff was HORRIBLE. Dont ever go to eat. Warning...."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food service was extraaa slow but besides that nice place, good drinks, food.Also enjoyed the live band (Unknown Lyric)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "me and my husband went to this restaurant from Groupon and the food was delicious I want to the shopping trip he had the steak and wonderful they need more people great service enjoyed it"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "im a foodie and have bee to many restaurants in atlanta, i mus and willsay tht this was the worst dining experience ever. we arrved on time for our reservation and was sat after a few minutes we had a party of 8 on our left and a party of 25 on our right, the large party had people coming in and out forcing us to move to alo them passage, the tables are very close to each other and there is no intimacy. the portionswere very small and the dishes were very costly we wentolely for the oxtails which is supposed to be thier signature ite well we order it and then the watress came back and told us tey were sold out at 9;30 pm on a saturday night, this was the end ofthe dining experience for us the restof the nght was a wash"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "After realizing nothing seemed the same inquiry if the establishment was under new management and was told it was unfortunately the new management apparently did not keep the same staff starting from the servers, bartenders, & cooks. Not the same spot at all."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The service was AWFUL! The only items available were chicken wings and fries! The restaurant was OUT of everything and was not apologetic about it at all! The service was not pleasant. The waitress seemed to be annoyed with our party. She admitted the restaurant was transitioning between owners. They should just shut the doors until everything is final because it is just a waste of time to dine there."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We are from Charleston SC... (southern food mecca), so I am pretty critical of, well, almost every place I eat because I am surrounded by incredible restaurants. So, that being said, my star ratings might be a little harsh. We found Cafe Circa on Open Table searching for places to eat while on our weekend trip. Pro's: OMG the coco bread! And happy hour small plates are $5.00 (which we weren't expecting!!!. Con's: Not the best service I have ever had, though not the worst. Our gumbo came out cold, which they quickly took back to fix. NO names on the wine list (ex: Chardonnay, Moscato....Bummer for me, cause I love to nerd out on wine! Overall, cool little joint. On to one of the other bazillion places in ATL!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Only three items were available on the menu. They ran out of food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were in full force ready to celebrate a birthday. The waitress was not friendly, the menu was limited to 3 entrees, and wine was only being served by the glass this Friday night (that's a rip off being they are about $9 per glass)."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I would be very happy to recommend this place, but am unable to since upon being seated we waited for 30 minutes without further service before cutting our losses and leaving. The food looks like it would be good, ambiance was nice, and the hostesses were nice, but the lack of service and actually dining left us feeling that the place was wanting. Another couple seated at the bar were served immediately, so I can't say this is a common problem, but it was a problem in our experience."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I went to this restaurant w a group of friends after looking up their specials, and I was really disappointed with the service. When we asked the waitress what drinks were included on the special, she turned the question right back around to us and asked what specials we knew about. We ended up having to get a manager to clarify exactly what the drink and appetizer specials were which really killed the mood. At the end, we did end up getting free drinks (for the 5-7 free well drink special) and paying half for our appetizers (not including the curry lamb pops). Overall, the food was pretty good and the vibe was nice. Only downside was the service. Take home: do your research about the specials prior to coming into the restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We stumbled upon this restaurant/bar/lounge quite accidentally. Boy are we glad we did. Great food & music in a lively casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Have been to this place many times. Usually go when it opens like 5:30 PM to get parking on the side lot. There was no one at the door. So we sat at the bar until the person that was supposed to be at the door to greet us and take our reservation. Had several drinks prior to going upstairs. Did not get the happy hour special as the well brands were cheap. As we sat ourselves upstairs on the rooftop dining area we were greeted. We noticed a large sheet hanging up. The waitress said "were y'all told what's going on". "At 8 PM were are showing the fight which will cost $20 per person and you get two drinks" Wow a sheet. I really like this place but a sheet is very tacky. I am sure a screen does not cost much."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "The rooftop on Wed is very nice. The dj plays all the best old school. The food is ok. The drinks on special are ok. The service is mediocre at best. 1st visit the bar closed early. Not enough people buying drinks but it was only 7:30. Last visit the waitress added on a tip of 18% to my party of 2 which is not policy as I was just there the week before. I didn't want to break a big bill so I gave her 85 cent less than the amount she requested and she began to badger me about how she would have to pay the restaurant out of her money because I didn't pay my whole bill. I kindly reminded Ashley I paid my bil and am not required to pay her 18% especially after the other diner was not pleased with her food and Ashley would not get the manager."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "The food is always fantastic @ Cafe Circa. Plantains are a must have and the lamp chops are yummy. The service is hit or miss depending on who you have. Definitely worth going again despite the service."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "The television was off and when asked said it didn't work . Very disappointed. Made the bar a dark scene."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "In all fairness, we did not know this was more of a hip hop night. The DJ was set up the bar. that was kind of tacky, too loud to have a speaker at the bar. Also, it limited the number of people that could sit at the bar. That makes no sense."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the food ,music and rooftop dining but didn't enjoy having plastic cups. We were told we could only have plastic cups while dining on the roof . They were the really cheap ones too. If I spend $10 on a glass of wine I want a glass not a cup you'd find at the dentist."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "I always come back to Cafe Circa after trying new spots in Atlanta. It's my "go to" place."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "The rolls were not home baked or bakery; likely store bought Hawaiian dinner rolls. Kind of pricey for it to not be really outstanding with the choices in Atlanta. The people were nice."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Small restaurant but very nice ambience, parking not the best but it is safe we went there for our 15th anniversary the server was great there was no wait they have an after-hours up stairs outdoor area if you like to smoke the food was excellentmenu had a variety of different meals to choose from as well as appetizers food was in a good price range if you're not cheap but you don't want to over sand and have a good night this is the place to go.great after our spot to hang out at."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "I'll start off by saying that this was my first time at Cafe Circa as my decision to go was based off of the great reviews from Open Table. I was quickly let down with the poor service from the receptionist as I was checking I'm for our table. She was mildly rude and not very accommodating to my party of 5 whom I had made a reservation for 2 weeks prior for my birthday. However despite the unhappy unemployed at the front door... Our server was great! The food was even better! I must say that the shrimp and grits were the best that I've ever tasted in my life! I found out that most complain about the portion size. This is a lot of truth to this! For $20 the portion was small.. Whereas at Lenox Grille it's triple for 1/3 of the cost!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Hy husband and I wanted to get out for a night on the town and selected Cafe Circa to dine at. The food was great but better choice of music would have been nice and more options on the menu would have been nice also. Overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Food good...make sure to make reservations - always a wait."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Girls Night Out: 1st stop -Cafe Circa. I've been numerous times in the past, with groups, on dates, and by myself, and have always enjoyed myself. This was just an "okay" experience. Drinks were good, even considering the back and forth between the table and the bar: choosing alcohols.The food was just okay. Shrimp & grits was good. The lamb burger which was ordered well done, was clearly (even in dim lighting) not well done. For me the food was good, the others were a little dissatisfied. We didn't stay long after we had finished our meals because the overhead music got loud (not because of DJ or live band)."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Great entertainment. Live band played this Saturday and DJ were entertaining."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Café Circa Review The food was fabulous. The atmosphere was nice. The service was good. However, know that this establishment automatically charges you gratuity and it doesn't matter if it is just a party of one, two, or five. In addition, they do not tell you that they do, even though the menu reads after 10:00 pm and I ate at 7:00 pm. I think that it is sad that this business perpetuates the stereotype that black people do not tip their waiters and therefore have to take your money. Moreover, know that you can request that they remove the gratuity from your check and legally they half too. I was offended because I always tip the standard 18% to 25% regardless of the type of service."
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "Cafe Circa is a small spot with lots of personality. You have the best of both worlds with the live DJ on the roof top if you want to be outside and after midnight the live band in the main dining area. The place was packed yet not congested. The drinks are great and the food just ok. Over all I give the place a thumbs up."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The ambience at this restaurant is great, and it wasn't crowded on the day of our visit. However, the menu is not very creative and for the price, the food was not at all what I expected. The plantains were cooked in a thick maple syrup when all the chef needed to do was to cook them with a small amount of brown sugar and butter. The fried green tomatoes lacked flavor and were extremely bitter. Even the entrees left much to be desired from the taste of the food right down to the presentation. To make matters worst, there wasn't much variety in the menu which forced me to choose the "lesser of eight evils" on the entree list. Now I understand why my friends and I were the only patrons eating food."
    Dined on 7/2/2013