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  • Address:
    2001 Chestnut St.
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Marina / Presidio
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

CIRCA Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.circasf.com
  • Email: info@circasf.com
  • Phone: (415) 351-0175
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Served 5:30pm - 10:00pm nightly

    Brunch Served 11:00am 3:00pm Sundays

    Bar Open From 5:30pm - 12:00am Sunday-Wednesday and 5:30pm - 2:00am Thursday-Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Erik Hopfinger
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Upstairs mezzanine, overlooking the restaurant, is available for parties up to 28 people for a full sit-down dinner or 50 for cocktails. Whole restaurant available for buyout, up to 300 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Homs (415) 351-0175
  • Entertainment: DJ's Thursday through Saturday playing down-tempo and retro-classics during dinner service and broad variety of hip-hop, mash-up, contemporary and rock from 9pm-2am.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wednesday is Wine Night: Purchase one bottle and receive the 2nd (of equal or lesser value) for $5.00. Offer valid with minimum food purchase of $20/person.

    Sunday Brunch: Enjoy our bottomless mimosa for $9.00 along with Chef Erik Hopfinger's Benedict Sampler and other brunch favorites.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available Wednesday through Saturday 6pm-11pm
A word from CIRCA
Seasonally-driven New American small plates that draw inspiration from local farms producing organic and artisan products, CIRCA’s menu incorporates unique and exotic flavors from around the globe. Chef Erik Hopfinger’s dishes are a perfect marriage of traditional American cuisine with modern taste and technique, served in a sleek and contemporary space which seduces guests with sensual materials and elegant lines.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've never been to a restaurant that was so emplty and messed up. Here's just two examples... 1) My date asked for a glass of ice since the white wine was warm (and bad) and he had to ask twice. 2) The waiter was friendly but inefficient because he was normally the bartender. He had to add, "if you were planning on the steak, please let me know and we'll substitute anything off the regular menu"..... when my date asked for beef off the other menu he replied with no, we don't have any beef on the other menu but a burger (I assume their supplier has cut them off). I would drop them from Open Table as they will be out of business within 2-3 months (if not sooner)."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had bought our dinner through Groupon. We came on the last possible night. Thy were very accommodating and nice. The food was actually quite good. It seems like this restaurant is on a 'cursed' corner - nothing every works out there. One issue is whether it is a restaurant with a bar or a bar with a restaurant. It almost feels like it should be two different places that share a kitchen."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this establishment when we were late on a holiday finding a reservation. Only place left that had an opening. What a great find. We have since been back several times and food has been amazing! And I swear I had the best dessert I have ever had at a restaurant the other night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The waitress deserve a negative rating. -Ask her for recommendation and she says everything is great and she doesn't have recommendations (with attitude) -Then she never checks back with us every again! The bus boy brings our food over. -After we finished our main course, we waited 20min and our waiter never came. I told the bus boy to get her and she is still MIA. We gave up and order desert to go through bus boy and ask him to bring the check. -Bus boy bring the desert to go bag and said the waiter will bring the check -Waited another 20min and still waitress is MIA. -At the point, our dinner already too 2 hours and my one year old baby is crying. I went over to the waitress, entering stuff on the computer and said could I get my check."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our group showed up a little late for our reserved table and our request to be near a TV to watch the game. Not only were we placed directly in front of a TV, but they kept our reservation and accomodated our group. The food and service was great even on a busy game day! Definitely will be coming back for bottomless mimosas!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We went to eat on a LivingSocial promo. It included 2 appetizers, soup or salad; 2 entrees; 2 desserts and 1 bottle of wine. The portions were very generous and by the end of the evening, we were stuffed, even if we didn't finish each course. Food was well prepared. We brought food home and had an entire extra meal. Great value. Would do it again if the special were offered."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The food was good and reasonably priced. The inside needs to be brought up to date, it feels like very little has been done since it was Joe's many years ago. Not much atmosphere to bring me back with friends who may come into town. The late night bar and dance crowd may make this place a good evening hang out, but the restaurant selection in the area is extensive. I feel Circa needs to do a bit more to attract those looking for a dinning experience."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food was okay! The ambiance was really fun! bottomless mimosas are always a plus...Downside was receiving our bill before we even got our food! Taking 1.5 hours to receive our appetizer (order of fries). Our waitress seemed intoxicated herself. It ruined the vibe after we had been having such a great time to receive our bill. It was clear they had forgotten about our food and were already trying to get rid of us without having serve us"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Had an 8:30pm reservation on NYE, seated right away. 20 min to be greeted & 35 min to receive our drinks, while 20 + hipsters getting up on their "cheer". After an hr to get apps, 45 mins later server told us that both our main dishes were no longer available. Ordered a dish really did not want, or like (mushroom fettuccine), then another 30+ min to arrive. The hipster party was going strong around us as we were the only ones left waiting to actually eat! We had our dessert packed to go, and hoped to make it to our next destination by midnight! My husband politely talked to the manager about our frustrations and he did compensate us for our bottle of wine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The restaurant was freezing. The service was almost as cold. There was hardly anyone in the place on a Fri night, yet it took us forever to place our order, get the bill, etc. It could use a good sprucing up."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Had the Pre Fixe dinner and it was OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD. Everything was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. The presentation was stunning and the service was excellent. The wine was great, too ! This was a spectacular dinner."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "The eggs benedict sampler was very good. "Bottomless" mimosas were so-so. I'd rather than had one quality glass of prosecco and nice fresh squeezed oj than a pitcher of a mediocre drink. We were there early on Sunday morning and the booth we sat in still smelled like beer from the night before, which detracted a bit from the ambiance."
    Dined on 10/13/2013