Circa is a great addition to the Southbay...Amazing food (especially the grilled octopus, prawns, and the gnocchi with crab), great service (from the minute you walk-in), and an incredible layout so that you can really have a great time socializing while enjoying your stellar meal and uniquely made, one of a kind cocktails (my favorite is the bottled Carrie Bradshaw). The best part about it is that you get all the coolness, food options, drinks of the notable restaurants/clubs/lounges in Hollywood, SF, and NY...with the laid back beachy friendliness.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful evening at
Had a wonderful evening at Circa on March 12th. Great ambiance and great food. Will go back for sure.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food.... What did you say?
Loud. Great food! Wonderful ambience. Loud. Reasonably priced. Loud. Fantastic drinks. Did I mention that it was loud? We'd go back... maybe not on a Saturday night. What did you say?
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Expensive drinks, but very
Expensive drinks, but very tasty. Ask about their secret drink menu.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
service was a step above.
service was a step above. food was unique and on point.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, Circa was awesome!
Once again, Circa was awesome! Amazing food, great atmosphere and the drinks.... out of this world! My wife and I are huge fans. Only complaint I have is that they don't serve the sardines anymore. Keep up the good work circa!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Rochelle was wonderful and the food and cocktails were exceptional! Highly recommend!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous and Eclectic!
Great food, and such variety, something for any taste preference. Loved the calamari steak, so tender with flavorful marinade tempting the tastebuds. Halibut so mouthwatering! Enjoyed the Hotel Nacional cocktail, just enough for me! The churros for dessert to die for ! Will definitely come again and have already recommended to friends.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very fun place to go. The service was absolutely outstanding. The restaurant has a great vibe and a great atmosphere. Really good choice to bring a date. All small plates and everything was good, but very little was outstanding. The pork belly steamed buns were outstanding but the salmon, the duck tacos and the salad were all good, but nothing amazing. The lemon gnocchi was not good. On a recommendation we tried a scotch drink called penicillin which was really good.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as usual....
My friends and I go there often because we love the food, drinks, and atmosphere. In addition to our favorite dishes we tried a few new ones too (halibut and kale salad) that were really delicious and flavorful. One of the girls was from the Westside and couldn't believe that most of the crafted cocktails were in the 10 dollar range because they are closer to 15 and 16 dollars in other comparable spots!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quality food that dazzle the taste buds with impressive presentation. Fun cocktails and appetizers to fight over.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, interesting presentation
Loved it- great menu and decor. Drinks were great but big ice block seemed to leave less room for beverage. The crostini was heavenly and the steamed buns were phenomenal. Only disappointment was that I mentioned my husband's birthday when I reserved on Open Table, as well to the hostess (who confirmed that I would like the S'mores dish and would tell our waiter) and no dessert arrived. I had wanted it to be a surprise and wish that it had been communicated. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed Circa and will definitely be back.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stingy on the drinks but good food
They put enough ice in the drinks to sink the titanic. It's like they are trying to rip you off in dusguise. I don't mind paying a bit more for a drink, so long as I get a drink.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed Circa. Portion
We enjoyed Circa. Portion sizes are small and the place is pricey but it keeps the riff raff out. Rochelle our waitress was extremely knowledgable and helpful about the menu. I wouldn't go overly hungery, Circa, like Post in MB, is about trying different styles and recipes of food.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great but really loud
Went On a Friday night and it was hard to hear the person across the table. Food was great! We shared apps but all ordered their own entree, so portions were perfect.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I love this place!
My wife and I love this place! We are locals and walk down to Circa often. We love the staff, we love the food!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Supper
Went there on Father's Day for the first of the Sunday Supper menus. Barbecue brisket was excellent, as were the salad and dessert. Nice ambiance with open window seating in front. Fun draft cocktail menu and lots of choices.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely come back
Great experience. Second visit, with first being equally pleasant. Only one complaint - the cocktail feels small. The very large block of ice in the old fashion low ball type of glass looks cool and keeps the drink cold but it also replaces a lot of liquid. The quantity is supposedly measured and may be equal to a martini glass but its deceiving. The glass would be half full without the ice
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun atmosphere, love the "garage
Fun atmosphere, love the "garage style" roll down windows. "Later" dining and imbibbing 9pm+ is definitely a 30-something scene.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Circa -- heard mixed reviews ... so we were pleasantly surprised. Food quality was great and it was a fun atmosphere. By the time we ended dinner it was quite crowded at the bar and VERY VERY loud ... I had to shout across the table to hold a conversation. I'm a foodie and travel and dine out often ... and this is a better place for a group of friends and hanging out (with some great "bites") than it is a dinner date restaurant. Cheers!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drinks! Drinks! Drinks!
Drinks were delicious!
Food was so good
BBQ short rib sliders were so good!
Good for romantic night out!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Also well run by mangagement.
Also well run by mangagement. We had mentioned to the manager that one of the fish dishes was less than perfect. The next time we were in, he made sure to comp us several apps. A pleasant surprise.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went after not getting a reservation at the other Manhattan hot spots, and are happy we ended up here. The food was fantastic, the service excellent and the cocktails are not to be missed.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recently had the pleasure of an amazing meal at Circa. The wait staff was very attentive, our server Nicole knowledgeable and thoughtful in her suggestions of both drink and food. I think it is rare that a relatively new restaurant is run SO smoothly. The interior ambiance is very fun and unique. Lastly, lets not forget the food. Crab cakes, hanger steak, the potatoes, peaches and cream...just some of what we shared (small plates) at this amazing restaurant. I will definitely be coming here again.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Circa Great food, drinks, & service
We happened to find thier happy hour and loved every minute of it. Not crowded (for now), open air restaurant thta transforms into a great lounge about 10 PM. Drinks are unigue and weel though out. We had 8 appetizers over 2 hours and had a great time. Service was excellent.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to admit that I was very skeptical of this restaurant based on it’s yelp reviews. But my wife had heard great things from our neighbors, so we gave it a shot… We are so glad we did because it was amazing. Our food was just great, one dish after the next. Started out with a couple of cocktails and they were oh… so good! Our server was very attentive and on top of everything, you can tell they take pride in their work. I am a bit of a wine snob and I was also pleasantly surprised by the list here. I mean, really good job all around! I will never be fooled by angry yelpers again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good drinks were
Food was good drinks were great this place has a great Ambience staff was professional my family and I had a great time and will come back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Circa - Great bar!
The highlight here is really the bar. Unique drinks, twists on the standards. Food is very good also..
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to Manhattan Beach
Circa is one of those restaurants where its interesting and appealing menu lures you in. Along with the welcoming open windows facing Manhattan Ave and the thoughtful and attentive service, Circa provides both a romantic ambience and a great venue to meet friends after work or a day at the beach. Stand out offerings: The tinned sardines from Spain with grilled rustic bread slices and fennel salad, battered squash blossoms filled with zucchini mousse, and the Mediterranean flatbread. Plates were meant to share but I kept these all to myself. We will be back!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Proposal Spot
Circa- Staff and Management were amazing in assisting and encouraging the execution of the perfect proposal evening on 9/11/13. Wait staff was excellent, our server Olivia was so helpful. Wonderful recommendations food, wine and engagement to my lovely bride to be...Perfect romantic ambience for probably one of the greatest moments in my life.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for 2 at Circa
Ambiance is loud and noisy sports bar but the food makes it a very nice dinner for 2. We had the halibut and the salmon and both were very different but outstanding along with excellent appetizers of brussel sprouts and kale salad. Who would think of halibut with horseradish and red beets or salmon with tomatoes, corn and goat cheese but they were both delicious! We enjoyed the very attentive service. We were a little disappointed with the limited wine selection considering the bar activity at the restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience at Circa. Really enjoyed everything food, drink and service!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very good dinner
We had a delicious and relaxing dinner at Circa. The service was excellent too!!! We loved the potato crusted halibut, crab cakes. My personal favorite was the Kale salad.
We also, liked the more adult atmosphere with the low lighting and trendy interiors. We all will go back again soon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good
My first experience at this restaurant wasn't great but this time it was much better! The food was tasty and excellent service.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM