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Circe Restaurant & Bar
Circe Restaurant & Bar

Circe Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://circerestaurantbar.com
  • Email: info@circerestaurantbar.com
  • Phone: (401) 437-8991
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Simon Keating
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking Wednesday through Saturday, 5:00 pm to close.
A word from Circe Restaurant & Bar
Carlo Carlozzi, the popular bartender at Ten Prime Steak and Sushi for the past decade, opened Circe, his first restaurant. The menu consists of American-infused, Mediterranean dishes and drinks that are "exotic and special."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Great location for before or after theater. Wait staff very attentive & knowlegable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant. Great drinks, food, and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Three of us had dinner at Circe recently and the whole experience was great. It is slightly pricey but you absolutely get what you pay for! All of our drinks were just the right combination of tasty and strong. The hibiscus martini was incredible. The servers and owner were always available but never intrusive. They truly seemed to care how everything was and appreciated the feedback. We will definitely go there again!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences ive had in a long time. Great vibe, service and food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I checked with OpenTable for late night dining downtown and found Circe Restaurant. Great find! The service from Kavon and David was great. Everyone there was so accommodating. The decor is fabulous.And the food was quite tasty for everyone in our group. I had the lobster risotto and it was mouth watering. If you love chocolate, do leave without getting Death By Chocolate....to die for...for sure!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My friend and I chose Circe for dinner before a show in the city. We found the food to be delicious, service attentive and pleasant, and the ambience, lovely. We split the beet salad for an appetizer, and it was refreshing, delicate and delicious. I had the surf and turf special which consisted of thinly sliced scallops and beef tenderloin medallions, over a bed of spinach, over lobster risotto. My friend wanted the same dish, minus the beef, so the chef substituted with more scallops. Both of our meals were delicious. We split the espresso creme brulee for dessert. It was perfect. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience and will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service was impeccable and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The owner took the time to chat with us following our meal which left us with a very good impression. We plan to return in the future."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything we had was great. Mushroom Bolognese salmon over vegetables and the mussels app... All great! Such a great find"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It's great to see Circe attract a great and diverse crowd to its stunning restaurant. The chef has crafted an impressive menu, augmented by interesting specials, that will appeal to almost any pallet. The service was superb and conscientious. Our meals were tasty, well plated, and served properly, although two guests felt theirs was salty. Overall, a wonderful, hip destination for a fun, special or romantic night out."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, the tomato Florentine on the brunch menu was delicious. Circe does a fantastic brunch. Its my new favorite spot."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the wonderful food pairings and great drinks. The mojito I had was the best one I've ever had. We started with the cheese tray which also included small cubes of beets, walnuts and a compote in addition to the cheese. Delicious! We went to this location when it was another restaurant...they have done a great deal to improve the interior."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The mussels were ok. Next time I'd skip the appetizers (except the olives) and go right to the entree which was very good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our server was attentive and intuitive. The food was fresh and it's presentation was a work of art. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everything about this place was fantastic except for our service. More specifically the waitress. The bartender who happened to be the owner was fantastic he gave us a taste of this fantastic Pinot noir that we wound up buying a bottle of. The waitress on the other hand was not good at all. We never saw her except when she brought our food to the table. Never came back to ask how it was and also said she would bring us bread but that never came either. I would say we probably saw her every 20 mins or so throughout our visit. But still never asked if we enjoyed our meal. The food was absolutely great. It was exactly what we thought it would be and the portion size was right on. We were full but not stuffed. I will definitely return again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Whether a special occasion or just craving fabulous food from a fabulous menu, Circe is the new hot spot in Rhode Island! The atmosphere at Circe is one of comfort and elegance. The staff is courteous, the restaurant is clean and once again the food is phenomenal!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first experience at Circe. Food was great, ambiance as well. However it was valentines day and they were extremely busy and unable to keep up. With multiple people handle the hosting duties that was an initial source of confusion. Once we were seated our waiter came over with an excellent attitude and was very informative and proper. Once the food wait became longer than usual the waiter would walk by and avoid eye contact in stead of stop by and give the almost done line or apologize for the wait. They also forgot to bring us our dessert but remembered to bring the check and the espresso was sub-par and not very warm. All things considered it think it is a great restaurant and would love to go on a weeknight, just not a holiday"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went with some friends and all loved the diverse menu, small plates, appetizers and main courses which are broad across all food types. Very happening place and the bar was packed but it was not too loud or crowded."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "When we arrived we were greeted by a hostess and Carlo, the owner. Evelyn, our server, visited us enough that we were attended to but no so much that we were disrupted. Carlo also visited the table a few times, even personally making a special drink for my girlfriend. Everyone will find something that they will love on the menu. We were very pleased with the qualify and speed of the kitchen- everything was delicious."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My wife & I enjoyed a wonderful dinner but we were a bit surprised when the check came - one entree was $50 BUT it was VERY good just thought it really should have been $35-$44 before they SHOULD have mentioned the price - Shame on us for not asking! as my wife and I agreed - the Food, the Service were both Very Good but Honestly, we would consider alternative restaurants."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "waited forever for our dinner - no bread offered - waiter disappeared and we had to flag another waiter to order dessert"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I found the atmosphere to be beautiful, T he bar area looked like fun. The dining experience was poor. Small portions and not very good. The service was slow and alot of mistakes with the drink orders. I would go again for a drink but not for dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Circe is a beautiful space with a fantastic menu. Tina the bartender mixes great cocktails."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We came for dinner with friends at the beginning of January and every one of us raved about our meals. My husband and I enjoyed it so much that we came back at the end of January to celebrate our anniversary. This restaurant is a true gem."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had a father daughter dinner, and from appetizer to dessert it was delicious. Very generous appetizer of mussels we shared was enough for 4 people. Our dinners were perfect. Great service! Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food, service, and drinks were all excellent! We were out to dinner to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We had eaten here a week earlier for the first time and knew that we wanted to come back as soon as possible. I loved the lamb meatballs appetizer and the brussels sprouts (cooked in duck fat with bacon) and my husband loved the salmon. The service was great without being intrusive. Oh, and the drinks were perfect! We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were there for lunch on MLK day so it was almost empty, but the food was excellent and service was quite prompt and attentive. They may have just been grateful to have anyone there, but they treated us like royals. I'd like to go back for dinner just to experience the bar scene and how well they do when the place is crowded, but I'm very optimistic."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Circe and I had asked to go for my birthday. I was not disappointed. We happened to go during restaurant week and ordered the 3 course meal that they had for restaurant week. I had crab cakes, trio of pork and espresso creme brûlée. All were outstanding! The service was outstanding, I was a little nervous that the restaurant was crowded and the tables are very close together, but after about a half hour some of the tables emptied and it was quieter. I'm not sure what the restaurant's policy is for seating upstairs, next time I think I will ask if that is a possibility. The food flavors are unique and exceptional. I look forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Been here for drinks and apps but dined here before seeing wicked at ppac and chose the restaurant week menu. Everything was amazing...kind server, excellent waiter, quick food witha amazing flavor. We will be back a true gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Circe is wonderful. The food is impeccable. Staff is very educated in all they have to offer. Have dined here 3 or 4 times and always a incredible experience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I have had several business lunches at Circe, and all were excellent. The food options hit most people's appetite and the service has been quite good. This last occasion was for a business dinner, and during restaurant week. Most of us ate off the restaurant week Menu and all seemed to enjoy our meals & dessert."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Atmosphere, food & service were all impeccable ! Enjoyed our meals immensely ."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Circe has really great food, they just need to tighten up their game. There are a few areas that should be improved upon right away: Coat check - we kind of awkwardly draped our coats over our chair backs. Not classy. Giant TV at the bar: muted and placed so that the bar patrons can see & hear, but not the dining room guests. Table placement and lighting: I had to use my cell phone flashlight to read the menu because the wall sconce was above and behind me causing my head to cast a shadow over the menu. My partner's side of the table was completely dark. Staff: if the kitchen is out of an item, tell us prior to taking our order, not after (I really wanted those scallops!). We'll try this again, hopefully improvements will have been made."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We went to Circe before going to see Wicked at the PPAC. Couldn't say enough wonderful thing about Circe. We were not rushed, but our server was aware that we needed to leave in time for our show. The food was like heaven in my mouth. There was not one weak dish. My husband got a drink called "The Esquire" that he said was wonderful. On top of the food, the service was impeccable. Our waitress was pleasant and joked, but once she received the information she sought, she was gone allowing us time to ourselves. The other wait staff was equally helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Everything went perfectly. Table was ready and we were immediately seated. Service was very good....menu specials explained in a way that I wanted to try them all! Presentation was great, I tried the wild mushroom bologonese appetizer that was fabulous....All our entrees were very good And a nice surprise, when check came our waiter explained that they took 10% off since we were going to the show at PPAC I am looking forward to going back there soon!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • ""We had dinner at Circe New Years Eve & it will likely be our last. The restaurant is nicely decorated, the service was great with the owner being very involved. But our issue is how cold the restaurant is especially near the door. We knew from other reviews & asked to be seated away from the door in our reservations, but we were seated in the front section. The food was good, the spinach and romaine salad was fresh but under dressed. The pumpkin ravioli was good but was skimpy on the filling. The Crab Risotto and bread pudding were very good." Open Table, the note I put in the reservation was completely ignored, as a matter of fact when I asked the owner who sat us he knew nothing of our request to be away from the door and the cold."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great server, special was terrific had the two pound lobster presentation was excellent. Loved the mood and the food"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had the most wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Circue. The food was amazing and they accommodate a food allergy (gluten) just fine. The best part was that no one rushed us at all through our meal, despite the fact it was a holiday and they could have been trying to turn over tables quickly if they wanted. It was just a perfect evening - thanks for a great night!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The quality of food paired with the outstanding ambience, make Circe a definite fantastic night out!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We went there for my birthday and had a wonderful meal and Dave the waiter was terrific and attentive. The only problem was that it was noted on the Open Table reservation, via email to the restaurant owner, and it was mentioned to the waiter that we were there to celebrate a birthday (mine). Nothing was done until we were literally on our way out the door at the end of the meal. The owner did recover though and made a very generous gesture that was very much appreciated. These things happen and the service and food were both excellent. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My sister and i took mom here as part of a dinner and a show gift. Since I had been before and the dessert was amazing, I suggested we order a few apps and share a couple of eentrés in order to save room. The butternut squash soup was creamy and light, and the grilled corn had a pleasant kick from the chipolte sause. We also tried the beets, which were good but I didn't care for the gouda cheese that was part of the dish. For mains, we had the duck duo which was divine, especially with the lime vanilla potatoes. Also ordered a steak with scallops, but the duck was definitely the favorite. Sadly, the dessert I so fondly remembered was not on the menu and the chef has changed so while good it wasn't fantastic. Service was excellent"
    Dined on 12/27/2013