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Circa 1875

Circa 1875 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.circa1875.com
  • Phone: (912) 443-1875
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday
    6:00 - 11:00 Friday - Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broughton
  • Parking: No
A word from Circa 1875
Circa 1875 is a historic little gem in downtown Savannah, where the melodic tunes of classic Jazz and standards are always accenting the atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Escargot was a bit over cooked (tough). Lupe de Mare (sp?) was excellent. Our table was too small for a party of 4. Desserts were great (Crème Brulee & chocolate mousse)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We love the southern food but this was a very nice change for an evening"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was not up to expectations. Service was excellent but the place was empty. We would not go there agin."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had occasion to dine at this wonderful establishment a couple of weeks ago while visiting our daughter and future Son-in-Law in Savannah. What a great find! My daughter and her Fiance are real foodies, as are we, and they have the Savannah food scene wired pretty well. None of us had ever been to Circa, but had heard good things. The restaurant did not disappoint at all. We had a wonderful table downstairs, which was a cozy, intimate setting, with only about 6 tables. Our server was clearly overworked with too many tables, but he was really pleasant and friendly too. The food did not suffer either, and the wine was good. Of note were the Foie Gras en Torchon, the Escargot, Magret de Canard au Casis. A must try in Savannah."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "From the minute we walked in the door, we felt we were in Paris! The service was great and the food even better. I ordered the trout and the portion was so large that I couldn't do dessert. We definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Our waitress was so brash and rude that not only did she make the entire party upset and very unconfortabable when we made a very polite comment to the manager he completely dismissed her behavior and told us that's just the way she can be sometimes. Between the talking back, rude smirks and wrong plates I believe my favorite experience of the night was when one member of our party ordered the pork chop well done and was told she would ruin the dish and it would be dry. The rest of us also ordering the pork dish decided on medium which we were told would be great, which was prepared so dry we could barely cut through it. We were then scolded for ordering mediums when we told her it was dry because that was no good either, and rate was best"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I came here Monday night to celebrate our anniversary. It was very nice and quaint. The server was excellent, very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and answered all our questions. We will definitely be back !"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • ""Circa" is my favorite local restaurant. As a chef, I tend to be moderately difficult to impress and they have never disappointed me. The food is always hot, fresh and full of wonderful flavors. The service is impeccable, courteous, helpful, and timely without ever making you feel as if you're being rushed. This is not a turn and burn restaurant. Sit back, relax and enjoy your dining experience. It's worth every minute and every penny."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "BLUF: definitely go but try to get a table in the basement. First time visit. Had reservation for three at 8:15 on Sat but they were running 30 minutes late - not unexpected since it was busy and Mem Day weekend. Had a drink at the bar while we waited. It was pretty crowded too but we still found two chairs at the bar. Hostess came and found us and we got seated in the basement wine cellar. Perfect location, just a few tables and not crowded in like the ground floor room. We are not big time foodies but do appreciate a fine dining experience. Great service, great food. Being in the cellar and not having the back & forth foot traffic like the main floor was an extra bonus. just FYI .......BLUF is bottom line up front"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I thought we were going to have a great meal. Sat down and was served some delicious bread. Ordered the pate de campagne as an appetizer and it was tasting great. Things started to go south when I requested more bread for the pate. Thirty minutes later, we already had our entrees but still no bread. It finally came out and was inedible. My wife's magret de canard was very bland, my cassoulet pretty good. During that whole time, the manager supervising table service never came to apologize. They did not have the decency to remove the charge for the pate and our server added a 20% service charge to our bill. Forget the Southern hospitality, Circa 1875 made me feel like I was back in my homeland dealing with the most nasty of Parisian servers."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food as always was quite good. We love duck and escargot. Good wine selection. Service was slow and not up to the standards. We had kids with us, they were acting as kids do, but nothing over the board. Our waitress moved our neighbors further from us and was making faces that made me feel bad. So it is not very kid-friendly. Overall the visit was fine. We would be back for the food."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was great. I had the steak which was nicely seared but still medium rare. The other three people in my party had the flounder and all enjoyed it. However the service was lacking. We started out with one server but then after telling us the specials another one came over. She was much less knowledgeable, unable to answer any questions about the wine selection. She also forgot our drink orders several times. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 8:30p.m. but I was not seated till closer to 9p.m. The waiter was very slow to take our orders, so we just sat there for a long time. One of my guests actually had to leave without eating because her order still had not been taken and she had to go meet someone else. The food was very good, my main complaint is do not go there if you have any time constraints or are very hungry."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I've had the trout here twice and enjoyed it. Not a low cal dish though. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "From the beginning of the meal, we found the food outstanding. We started with an appetizer and salad , including fennel-infused mussels, and a pistachio and goat cheese salad. Both were excellent, fresh, and well-prepared. Then, we moved on to entrees, including pork with spinach and tomato and the pasta with vegetables. The bread basket included an extraordinary french bread (crusty and soft) and another hard-crust roll. The wine list was creative and fairly extensive. We enjoyed the food, service, and ambience and would return again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had ribeye and frites; truffled fries best part of the meal."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection. The Frites were tasty, especially in the wine sauce that accompanied the steak. The mussels a delight. The Onion Soup was outstanding. The Profiterolles were good, but I prefer the individual profiterolle stuffed with ice cream and covered with fudge, not one big one, where the pastry got soggy. The service was top notch, even when the room filled up. The noise level a little too high caused by a middle aged woman "in her cups." Everything considered, it was an excellent experience which we plan to repeat ASAP. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good food, great service I like it. The wine was so tests and the meat was so fresh. The environment feel like you in France "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "One of the most delightful dining experiences in savannah. Highly recommended "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Will go back...If you have bussiness or just freinds coming to town, this is the place..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal, good wine and a pleasant French waitress , Betty! Fantastic experience!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was very friendly. We would go back on our next trip to Savannah"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "What a gem this place is. Best steak frites I have had in North America in a long time. Our Server Betty is from Paris originally and is a delight. Good wine selection with plenty by the glass. A 2009 St. Emilion Grand Cru at $59 was absolutely a steal. You must try this if you are visiting Savannah. Nice change from low country fare. Bon appetit!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "As far as noise level.. I would never sit at tables that are lined up to each other ... too noisy .. indiv tbls much better ...... Food excellent, as said above"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "As Europeans we find it a challenge to find a restaurant that is a bit special in the States. Most of them offer more of "the same", and all of it in great quantities. Most of them are dark or noisy or... This restaurant was a pleasant surprise to us : - food that was different ("European style", but not exactly the same as in France where we stay quite often); - a very very friendly and helpful waiter; - excellent setting in a décor that guaranteed reduced noise levels (high ceiling, tables not too close to one another). The food was not only different, but was also great. It was one of the occasions where one does not regret giving a large tip."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were very, very happy with your choice. We asked to eat downstairs because we heard it was quiet and a great place for a date. We were not disappointed. The server let us sample a couple bottles of wine before we made our choice. The chicken liver app was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The entire experience was outstanding and we'd go again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I never like restaurants that load people side by side along a bench. I feel as though I can't speak freely as my table neighbour hears everything. Well the food made up for this. My wife had the flounder & I went the classic steak frites. Both meals were too big but they were excellent in terms of quality of produce. We had no room for dessert though."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Circa has become one of our favorite Savannah restaurants. We had been there numerous times and the food and service is always top notch. We especially enjoy sitting downstairs where it is less congested and has a great atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our waiter was attentive and nice. The food was outstanding. They did not rush us through our meal. We will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service was very good as it has been in previous visits. However; the noise level is very loud (really needs to have acoustical treatment in the restaurant part) and the Bistro style straight-back chairs are very hard (really need chairs with more comfortable seats / cushions)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Three separate rooms - a bar with seating, upstairs and downstairs dining. Fairly intimate, great service with personable wait staff. Interesting drink menu, nice wine list. Food excellent, but somewhat limited menu - only reason not outstanding."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "What an enjoyable venue for a true dining experience! My wife and I were fortunate enough to be seated in the wine cellar for dinner...wonderful surroundings for a wonderful meal. The food was extraordinary. The service was extraordinary. Menu has enough diverse offerings to satisfy even the most picky of diners."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and eat here everytime we are in Savannah. The food (French) is always delicious - the Steak Frites with truffle fries is great - but so is everything that we have tried. The wine list is very nice and the service is exceptional."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was delicious and interesting. Our server was outstanding. She was professional and had the right balance of attentiveness with not becoming obtrusive. Delightful experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent FRench themed decor and food and Betty a true Parisienne was the best waitress!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "this is one of my favorite dishes so I order it quite often... This is the best I have had. The meat was perfect and the sauce/broth was so good it is difficult to describe. Only issue and it is very minor was that carrots were a bit under cooked"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The staff is most pleasant and professional. Our South Carolina trout was fresh and prepared to perfection and the endive salad was a most agreeable accompanying dish. The raspberry sorbet was very good and most generous. Restaurants in Savannah frequently ask when you call back to confirm your Open Table reservation if it is for a special occasion. Circa 1875 was most accommodating regarding my wife's birthday. We had the quietest table possible because it was downstairs. Upstairs I believe warrants a moderate noise level rating. Circa 1875 is located in the best part of Savannah almost next door to the Telfair Museum, an important venue for music, and the very best inns in Savannah away from the greater noise levels closer to the river."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Circa can always be counted on for fresh & well prepared food. Truffle fries, mussels, special crab cakes were tasty and generous portions. Circa always has good wine choices for every budget & taste. Rose cremant champagne by the glass was glorious."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Fabulous; we brought friends from Atlanta and we all had a marvelous time. Love the Parisian vibe! Always elegant and fun!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014